Skip to comments.Judge Denies Brooklyn Diocese Injunction Against NY Coronavirus Restrictions
Posted on 10/23/2020 3:48:50 AM PDT by marshmallow
CNA Staff, Oct 19, 2020 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- A federal court ruled against the Diocese of Brooklyn on Friday in its case against new coronavirus restrictions which impose local limits on Mass attendance.
The diocese had sued the state of New York on Oct. 8 over new public health restrictions that limited the size of gatherings in certain hot spots around the state, or localities where the new coronavirus has been spreading. Certain churches in Brooklyn and Queens were effectively limited to holding 10 or 25 people for indoor Masses, under the new rules.
On Friday, a federal judge for the Eastern District of New York denied the dioceses motion to halt the implementation of the restrictions. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn said he was extremely disappointed by the ruling and is considering an appeal.
The diocese had argued that religious institutions had been wrongly singled out as non essential, and held churches to a higher standard of restrictions compared to other venues, including retail outlets.
"Despite this loss," DiMarzio said, "we will continue to press our leaders for policies that consider the individual circumstances of houses of worship."
"We will also continue to advocate for places of worship to be classified as essential, for there is nothing more necessary today than a community of believers, united in prayer, asking the Lord to end this pandemic."
In his opinion on Friday, Judge Nicholas Garaufis ruled that the state did not unlawfully single out religion for its restrictions, noting that its rules applied to other non-religious gatherings as well. New York also presented sufficient evidence to show that its decision was based on scientific and epidemiological considerations, he said.
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The judge is a Clinton appointee.
First Amendment has been repealed.
The DOJ had to threaten "catholic" Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco district over allowing ONE person in a church for masses/services - while the Satanist b*tch said not a word about the situation.
I believe we're seeing a coordinated effort to remove Christianity from the public sphere. I know that my devout mother has not attended mass in months.
This kind of "friction" will cause a change in habits - specifically, falling away from the faith gradually.
Disclaimer - I'm a Zen Buddhist, but I was raised as a Christian. I like Christians.
There are way too many Federal Judges with way too broad jurisdiction.
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