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I didn’t think I could be shocked and appalled by anything else in 2020. I was wrong. France has banned public Masses, supposedly due to COVID-19.
Let me explain for non-Catholics. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the source and summit of the faith. We believe the sacraments were instituted by Christ to impart the grace of faith through the sensible signs of what they signify. The Mass is the Catholic faith.
But, it gets worse. France’s 1905 law declaring the separation of church and state is being used to ban public prayer at protests against the ban. Can you imagine? If you cross yourself and get on your knees and pray the Rosary in protest against the ban of the practice of your faith, you can be fined $130 euros — as a start. I’m appalled.
This is while grocery stores, schools, and public transit are still operating. California and New York aren’t quite as bad, but they’re getting there.
Read the whole horrifying, sordid story here. I’ve been praying for Christians in China, the Middle East, and Poland . . . (Ireland, the US, etc. . . ). I guess I’ll be adding the “eldest daughter of the Church.” Lord have mercy on us.Published in