What's the Catholic Response to the Opioid Epidemic? Hope in Action is an insightful and inspiring article in the America Magazine - The Jesuit Review written by Lucas Briolas from the Class of 2009. The America Magazine is one of the oldest periodicals in the United States and is the leading provider of editorial content for thinking Catholics.
What's the Catholic Response to the Opioid Epidemic? Hope in Action demonstrates a deep probing into the real presence of God in a world where the realities that surround us that sometimes mask his presence. Briola seamlessly combines Jesuit inquiry with compassionate considerations, while accurately analyzing a current epidemic that is devastating our country.
Briola is a doctoral candidate in the systemic theology at the Catholic University of America. He currently coordinates the ecological culture section of the recently formed International Institute for Method Theology.
"Jesus, we are told, 'saves.' Is this what salvation looks like in the face of the desperation and suffering epitomized by the opioid crisis? Hopelessness is one option. But it is not the Christian one." To see the full article, click here.