One of the proposals on the table is to require that priests who want to celebrate the Traditional Mass will have to establish a specific community at a specific church.
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A few of the new protocols include, the capacity of churches being increased from 75% to 80%, and social distancing will decrease from six to three feet between families or individuals.
COMMENTARY: When everything was shut down, some of our spiritual fathers seemed a little too eager to accept, and at times even exceed, the demands made by civil authorities.
On May 20, the bishops of Minnesota said they would allow parishes to resume public Masses at one-third of church capacity on May 26, in defiance of the statewide order.
A message reading “Bet you stay home now you hypokrits [sic]” was found painted on the church’s parking lot.
The Council of State ruled May 18 that since gatherings of fewer than 10 people are permitted in other places, “the general and absolute prohibition [on religious gatherings] is disproportionate...and therefore constitutes a serious and manifest violation of the freedom of worship.”
Tabernacle Baptist Church in Nicholasville had objected to the governor’s limits and sought to provide in-person religious services.
Action by the Justice Department is anticipated this week to protect the rights of churches and other houses of worship from unconstitutional limitations of religious exercise during the pandemic.
Despite the negative impact the pandemic is inflicting on their own bottom lines, they are determined to ease the burdens of others.