Acton Institute Powerblog

Rev. Robert Sirico: The secular marginalization of the church during COVID-19

As some Americans in some states are being granted the “permission” to return to church services, Rev. Robert Sirico, president and co-founder of the Acton Institute, reminds us that government bureaucrats will never be more concerned about the personal and spiritual needs of believers than their own pastors. Rev. Sirico shares his thoughts on how both the church and faithful have been marginalized by the state during the pandemic, and on the historical role that churches have played as first responders in previous pandemics and other crises.

Eric Kohn

Eric Kohn is director of marketing and communications at the Acton Institute. In that role, he works to bring Acton's vision of a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles to a wider audience.