2020 was a year marked by sickness, death, unrest, isolation, and economic difficulty — a year that has challenged the faith of many.
And so, one might ask: What good could come out of a year like this one?
So, for its final issue of 2020, Angelus News invited a lineup of writers — some regular contributors, others guests — to reflect on how they’ve seen God’s providence at work in their own lives during this difficult year. You can read the reflections below.
Poetry of COVID-19
As the fog of COVID-19 began to descend on 2020, I found myself suffocating within my own bubble, beset by stay-at-... READ MORE »
It has been, to use a pop culture phrase, a “dumpster fire” of a year. We have lost 300,000 of our fellow Ameri... READ MORE »
A Chaplain’s Story
When Providence College announced that it would receive students on campus this fall, I was enthusiastic, even if a... READ MORE »
Return to the Church
I almost talked myself out of wearing the veil I chose for my first confirmation and Communion this summer. Would m... READ MORE »
A Cardinal’s Story
2020 was a year marked by sickness, death, unrest, isolation, and economic difficulty — a year that has challeng... READ MORE »
A Daughter’s Story
Each week as I pull into my parents’ driveway, I put the car into park. I take a few deep breaths. In the faintes... READ MORE »
A Mother’s Story
I gave birth on All Saints’ Day, 2019, to our firstborn. I remember that my biggest worry on the way to the hospi... READ MORE »
A Priest’s Story
The cover of the Dec. 14 issue of TIME magazine described 2020 as “the worst year ever,” and honestly, I can un... READ MORE »