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Priest to Scottish Govít: Pubs Are Allowed to Open, So Why Canít We Have Mass?
LifeSite News ^ | 7/7/20 | Dorothy Cummings McLean

Posted on 07/08/2020 6:31:47 PM PDT by marshmallow

‘It is extremely concerning that there may now be some further delay in allowing the return to public worship,’ wrote Father Michael J. Kane, pastor of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Coatbridge. ‘It is deeply distressing that Catholics cannot receive the Sacraments.’

COATBRIDGE, Scotland, July 7, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) ― A Catholic priest has published an objection to the Scottish government’s continuing ban on public church services.

Father Michael J. Kane is the pastor of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Coatbridge, a town about 10 miles east of Glasgow. In a June 26 open letter to Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP) Fulton MacGregor, Kane criticized Scotland’s plans not to allow public worship until late July.

“....It is extremely concerning that there may now be some further delay in allowing the return to public worship, with the earliest date now set at 23rd July,” Kane stated.

“This despite the fact that the Scottish Government deems it safe to open pubs, restaurants, cinemas and other social venues.”

The Catholic Church in Scotland has been in communication with Scotland’s Holyrood government with its plan for the resumption of public worship. As part of “Phase 2” in Scotland’s emergence from the COVID-19 lockdown, Scotland’s places of worship were permitted to open for private prayer on June 22, provided that so-called social distancing and hygiene protocols were followed.

Public worship began again in England on July 5, with Catholic priests reporting low attendance. The dispensation of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass in England and Wales is still in effect. Private prayer in England’s places of worship was permitted beginning June 15.

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1 posted on 07/08/2020 6:31:47 PM PDT by marshmallow
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2 posted on 07/08/2020 6:32:56 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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just do what those hasidic kids did for their party

call it a black lives matter protest and hang a sign


3 posted on 07/08/2020 6:33:25 PM PDT by RummyChick (Stop Apologizing for things you didn't do. Stop Demanding Apologies when refuse to forgive)
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Hold church services at the local pub.


4 posted on 07/08/2020 6:35:49 PM PDT by Loud Mime ("Now, go and do your duty before darkness covers the earth." Michael Uhlmann (1939 - 2019))
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If they can riot, why can’t we rally?
If they can loot, why can’t we shop?
If they can burn, why can’t we earn?
If they can slay, why can’t we pray?
If they can throw Molotov cocktails, why can’t we throw cocktail parties?...


5 posted on 07/08/2020 6:46:35 PM PDT by null and void (It never ends when you go down that slippery slope of digging for the truth.)
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The cowardly bishops say nothing. The bishop of Rome has abandoned the flock.

Get the millstones ready.


6 posted on 07/08/2020 6:49:59 PM PDT by KierkegaardMAN (This is the sort of stuff up with which I shall not put!)
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Although Catholics comprise only 15.9 percent of the Scottish population, the Catholic Church contains the largest group of Christians who regularly attend public worship in Scotland...”

“Despite their low numbers, Catholics represent half the victims of hate crimes in the country”.

Wow.


7 posted on 07/08/2020 6:55:07 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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just do it...


8 posted on 07/08/2020 7:01:01 PM PDT by cherry
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Have mass in the pubs.


9 posted on 07/08/2020 7:06:04 PM PDT by Texas Eagle
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Churches are not socially useful to the government.


10 posted on 07/08/2020 7:27:54 PM PDT by arthurus (grgh)
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Our freakin bars are all still shuttered - what the Hells going on? Ca


11 posted on 07/08/2020 9:54:45 PM PDT by Truthoverpower (The guv-mint you get is the Trump winning express ! Yea haw ! Trump pence II!)
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