US bishop suspends last rites in response to coronavirus pandemic
(03-31-2020, 09:31 PM)MagisterMusicae Wrote: This SSPX priest is, de facto, the only priest in the diocese who is hearing confessions, and the only one who is both following Pope Francis' expressed wish to "be creative" in ministering to the faithful, and still has jurisdiction for confessions, since it comes from Francis himself.

I never thought I would appreciate hearing the words "be creative" coming from the Holy Father, but there you have it. Strange times.
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(03-31-2020, 11:20 PM)Augustinian Wrote:
(03-31-2020, 10:02 PM)ritaguadalupe93 Wrote: This is the statement from the Bishop:
Quote:We have been notified that the Society of Saint Pius X, which is a schismatic sect and not in full communion with the Holy See, is holding Masses in Front Royal, VA.

How many times do we need to go over this... :facepalm:

Not only that, but the SSPX is not in Front Royal, that's a former SSPX-friendly priest (and a few companions) that's gone full-on Sedevacantist and associated himself with Msgr Williamson, and claims that the faithful sin if they got to the SSPX. So, it's not the SSPX.

After that split, the SSPX bought an old chapel near Largo, Maryland. So not even the same diocese!

Double facepalm.
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So why would we have military chaplains provide last rites on the battlefield?  How silly of them.  Didn't they know that preserving their own life is a Christian duty?

Guess we won't be needing them anymore...
(03-31-2020, 06:28 PM)Eric F Wrote: The bishop of Springfield, Massachusetts, has temporarily suspended last rites in all instances in his diocese in response to the coronavirus pandemic.


In response to his personal cowardice and lack of faith.
Te ergo quæsumus, tuis famulis subveni, quos pretioso sanguine redemisti. Æterna fac cum sanctis tuis in gloria numerari.
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On Twitter today, Catholic author Eric Sammons found thirty U.S. bishops have banned the clergy in their diocese from hearing confessions.
Similarly, many U.S. dioceses have halted confirmation, baptism, and even anointing of the sick.
Bishop Mitchell Rozanski of Springfield, Massachusetts has suspended anointing of the sick and last rites, for the sake of social distancing.
In Detroit, under Abp. Allen Vigneron, the archdiocese issued guidelines on March 23 suspending the sacrament of baptism.

                                                           For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel, shall save it.
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