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Rev. Sirico on Fox Business: Coronavirus helps us appreciate human relationships

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Acton Institute President and Co-founder Rev. Robert A. Sirico was interviewed on Good Friday by Neil Cavuto on the Fox Business Channel.

Cavuto said he has Rev. Sirico on his program during national crises, because his priestly perspective helps people find peace. Rev. Sirico also “avoids nastiness, which would make him a horrible cable TV host,” Cavuto joked.

Rev. Sirico – who is pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic parish and Academy in Grand Rapids, Michigan – lived up to his billing.

“This virus is not going to destroy human civilization,” he said. “In that day when we emerge from this, we’re going to appreciate these [family and economic] relationships so much more.”

Rev. Sirico discussed ways to defuse tension within the home and in virtual relationships, as well as the positive practices that the COVID-19 global pandemic will ingrain in our culture after the threat subsides.

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Rev. Ben Johnson

Rev. Ben Johnson (@therightswriter) is an Eastern Orthodox priest and served as Executive Editor of the Acton Institute (2016-2021), editing Religion & Liberty, the Powerblog, and its transatlantic website. He has extensively researched the Alt-Right. Previously, he worked for LifeSiteNews and, where he wrote three books including Party of Defeat (with David Horowitz, 2008). His work has appeared at, National Review, The American Spectator, The Guardian, Daily Caller, National Catholic Register, Spectator USA, FEE Online, RealClear Policy, The Blaze, The Stream, American Greatness, Aleteia, Providence Magazine, Charisma, Jewish World Review, Human Events, Intellectual Takeout,, Issues & Insights, The Conservative,, and The American Orthodox Institute. His personal websites are and His views are his own.