The closing down of the churches is a “deprivation we feel very deeply,” Westminster Cardinal Vincent Nichols said at a live-streamed Mass for nursing staff (CatholicHerald.co.uk, April 24).
English churches have now been closed for over a month. Nevertheless, Nichols warned to beware of "any sense of self-pity as we play our part in these life-saving disciplines.”
The latter is a myth. For instance, Wilfred Reilly compared all US states with or without curfew (Spiked-Online.com, April 22).
His result: Curfews are no more effective in dealing with the coronavirus than simple sanitary distancing measures.
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So devout Catholics pleading for their Churches back are "self pitying"