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The Sacraments are the spiritual “Personal PROTECTIVE Equipment” of Catholics and enable us to be in the field hospital of the sick and dying.

 

Fellow Catholics, we must urge our bishops to make all the sacraments as available as possible during this COVID-19 pandemic!  It is not an exaggeration to say that the health of the world and the salvation of souls depends upon it.

Our proposals require that measures taken to provide sacraments must observe all government directives for safety.

 

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Bishops, we your faithful flock, implore you to do everything you can to make the sacraments more available to us during this crisis, while respecting due safety measures.

Bishops, we your faithful flock, implore you to do everything you can to make the sacraments more available to us during this crisis.  Something is terribly wrong with a culture that allows abortion clinics and liquor stores to remain open but shuts down places of worship.  While safety and cooperation with civil authorities is necessary, we must do everything we can to have access to what is essential for our spiritual lives.  We should certainly not voluntarily deprive ourselves of the sacraments.

Please, Bishops: 

1. Find ways that you and your priests can provide the Anointing of the Sick, especially to those at risk of dying. Click here for some ideas.
2. If a state or local government prohibits priests from ministering to the sick in the hospital or in their homes, make a personal and formal request of civic leaders to permit such ministry with assurances that all due precautions will be taken.
3. Demand that civil authorities recognize religious services as essential services.
4. Demand that civil authorities permit events such as offering and attending a Mass in a parking lot, if they are currently prohibited.
5. Do everything you can to make possible some form of a public Mass, especially the Easter liturgy, and then encourage pastors to conduct it.
6. Offer the Mass yourself in public, especially the Easter liturgy.
7. Do everything you can to find a safe way of distributing the Eucharist, with due precautions.
8. Do everything you can to enable parish churches and shrines to remain open for prayer and adoration, with due precautions.
9. Inform your flock of your efforts and of whatever is done to advance the greater availability of the sacraments.

 

We must use the means Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church have provided us to combat the evils of this world. The Bishops, our Spiritual Fathers, must take active and public roles in bringing to our wounded world, the sacramental graces needed to survive the COVID 19 pandemic.

We assure you of our ardent prayers and sacrifices.

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  • Janet E. Smith, Ph.D., Moral Theologian
  • Kari Beckman, Founder and Executive Director, Regina Caeli Academy
  • Lisa Bergman, owner, St. Augustine Academy Press
  • Mary Beth Bonacci, Catholic Speaker and Author
  • Patrick Coffin, author, Founder, CoffinNation.com
  • Dr. Marcellino D’ambrosio, Theologian and Author
  • Chris Faddis – President, Solidarity HealthShare, Author, It Is Well – Life in the Storm
  • Matt Fradd, Host of Pints with Aquinas
  • Theresa Farnan, Ph.D.
  • Thomas Farr, President, Religious Freedom Institute
  • Philip Gray, J.C.L. President of the St Joseph Foundation and Catholics United for the Faith
  • Bradley L Hahn, JD, –  CEO, Solidarity HealthShare
  • Kimberly Hahn, Wife of Dr. Scott Hahn, mom of 6 (including two seminarians), grandmother of 19 and Council-at-Large for the City of Steubenville.
  • Mike & Alicia Hernon, founders of the Messy Family Project
  • Abby JohnsonCEO, Prolove Ministries
  • Alan Keyes, Show Host, “Let’s Talk America”
  • Chuck Konzelman, Writer/Director, Unplanned
  • Peter A. Kwasniewski, Ph.D., independent scholar
  • Philip F. Lawler, Editor, Catholic World News
  • Leila Miller, Author
  • Monica Migliorino Miller, Ph. D., Theologian, Author and Pro-life Activist Leader
  • Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Founder and President, The Ruth Institute
  • Steven W. Mosher, President, Population Research Institute
  • Steve Ray, Author, Movie producer, International speaker, pilgrimage guide
  • Eric Scheidler, Executive director of the Pro-Life Action League
  • Dr. Paul Thigpen, Catholic author and catechist
  • Mark A. Thomas, Pro-Life Catholic & Adorer of the Real Presence
  • Matt Walsh, Columnist, Daily Wire
  • Kevin Wells, Catholic author, writer and evangelist
  • Dr. John Zmirak, author, “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism.”

Updates & Articles

From a Nurse in the Field

From a Nurse in the Field

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