Mike Jordan Laskey is senior communications manager for the Jesuit Conference in Washington, D.C. He is the author of The Ministry of Peace and Justice (Liturgical Press) and lives with his family in Maryland. 

He writes The Gospel of Sports column and contributes to NCR's Young Voices blog.

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For Catholics, wearing a mask is an expression of true freedom

Young Voices: The Catholic vision of freedom is countercultural in our individualistic, consumerist society. And it often feels like we cede the concept to those who argue that freedom is the liberty to do what you want.


An incomplete index of pandemic parenting essentials

Young Voices: My wife and I are isolating with three kids aged 4 and under. For nerve-fraying days, here's my incomplete alphabetical index of things I'm grateful for that are helping me through this time.


As I drown in coronavirus information, here's one thing I want to do

Young Voices: Maybe I'll try other self-care things next week, but this is where I'm starting. The threat of a loneliness epidemic is real, but we have blessed technology to at least head that off for a while.


Staying in the moment, even when the moment is repeated

Young Voices: Life with three young kids feels like the movie "Groundhog Day." I'm trying to embrace it.