As mentioned in the previous post, most of Maryland is starting to open up, with the exception of Montgomery County. Masses will start to happen, although the restrictions on them remain draconian. However, the executive of Howard County, Calvin Ball, is still flexing his inner tyrant. He has forbidden the consumption of food and drink during services. In a valid Mass, the priest must consume the Host and the Sacred Blood. If that doesn't happen, the Mass isn't licit.
Archbishop Lori has weighed in. He has "serious concerns". I should hope so. Now what is he prepared to do about it? Might I suggest he look to his brother bishops in Minnesota? Many churches across the country are prepared to defy their local overlords. WIth the exception of the Minnesota bishops, I don't know of any other Catholic clergy who are exhibiting anywhere near the courage and resolve of their protestant counterparts.
We have the fullness of Faith. We have the Sacraments. I would ask why don't all our prelates display some spinal fortitude, but readers of this blog (and others) can surmise why.
Jacques Cartier and Canada's Catholic Heritage
3 hours ago