The senseless and unacceptable circumstances that led to George Floyd’s killing have confirmed in a graphic way that racism still exists in this country – and we have to confront it with thoughtful and intentional reforms.
Boldness is not being rash, but only a sign of the Holy Spirit’s refining us. Let us think and pray about this; let us read the Scriptures, the Acts of the Apostles. Let us bring charity and outreach to those in need or sorrow. Let us spread joy. Let us witness!
On one hand, this closure of churches to the public has been necessary for the safeguarding of public health, and we must continue to be mindful of the advice of governmental authorities. At the same time, I have heard the continued pleas of so many of the faithful and priests for access to the spiritual strength and nourishment of the sacraments after enduring so many weeks of stay-at-home orders. Therefore, I believe the time has arrived to look forward to how this local church can cautiously resume some of its essential activities.
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