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Priest should follow his Conscience in Offering the Sacraments (supplemented)

March 30th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

LifeSite News:

Bishops’ ban on Sacraments during pandemic violates Church law,

priests can disobey: Canonist Philip Gray, JCL

Read the full story here:

Bp. Rozanski suspends Last Rites

See also more information on Bishops refusing to permit their priests to give the Last Rites (like Bp. Rozanski of Springfield, MA) here:

Abp. William Lori ‘shuts down’ Baltimore Archdiocese

“BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 31, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – By order of Archbishop William Lori, priests of the Archdiocese of Baltimore are forbidden from administering sacraments to the faithful unless “the individual is in danger of dying.” Funeral Masses have also been suspended. All churches of the archdiocese are now locked.” Archbishop Lori is the former chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty.  Details here:


Abp. Charles Thompson of Indianapolis calls for “perfect contrition”

“Archbishop Charles Thompson of Indianapolis also stated in a March 24 directive that “individual confession should be postponed unless it is requested by one who is in imminent danger of death,” adding that “for all others, they are to be asked to rely on perfect contrition.” The advice is more dangerous than the virus. See more here:





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