"While it might make practicing Catholics uneasy to acknowledge there are limits to a lay Catholic’s obedience to Church authorities, it is these limitations that keep Catholicism from degenerating …More
"While it might make practicing Catholics uneasy to acknowledge there are limits to a lay Catholic’s obedience to Church authorities, it is these limitations that keep Catholicism from degenerating into a cult. The mark of a cult is that it demands total obedience to the leader or leaders, even if doing so is sinful or contrary to reason. Yet Christianity has always exalted the use of reason, not against faith, but in the service of it."
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Covid-19 and the Limits of Obedience

The response to Covid-19 has resulted in a flood of restrictions on our behavior and activities, including within the Church. Initially, the bishops …
Ultraviolet
Worth remembering restrictions requiring communion in the hand are, themselves, cpntrary to official Church regulations.
Alex A
No hope of getting to any 'form' of the Mass in Australia. We are having to 'suffer' livestreaming for next six weeks, or more. So much for our catholic leader [Premier Andrews] considerations and sensibilities which, however galling, has been consistent with his restrictions banning all Christian services throughout the alleged pandemic.
F M Shyanguya
“If you weren’t a cleric [or one of a number of “volunteer” women who hang around the altar ed. Sat, Aug 8, 2020, based on a mystical experience with one the said women this morning.] then it’s unlikely you could go to Mass anywhere in America from mid-March to mid-May.”