The outrage is all the more toxic in that the Governor has said that masks are NOT mandatory....and yet the Priest chose to arrange a sacrilegious intervention by having the police enter to expel this woman during the Mass in progress, and at the very moment when she had received Holy Communion, even as she was kneeling in prayer with the Blessed Sacrament -- OUR LORD TRULY AND FULLY PRESENT -- within her.
This Priest is acting as though he has absolutely no faith in what this woman has just received in the Blessed Sacrament -- confronting a woman with handcuffs at the very moment of Holy Communion in the middle of Mass.
IT IS A SACRILEGE....What must Our Lord within this woman have experienced at such an injustice and outrage of the Sacred Mysteries....? How will this Priest answer for such an abuse when he stands in judgment?
Further, the State of Texas has reported that the COVID cases is at THE LOWEST EVER, and this is after removing the mask mandate.When citizens and Catholics put up no resistance to Stalinistic tactics, it is no different than acquiescence to the gradual imposition of the unjust tyranny which took place in Communist regimes and in Nazi Germany when everyone simply did what they were told and did not resist.
If "unjust laws are no law at all" (Aquinas), how much more unjust are the actions of this Priest in the absence of any law whatsoever which would require him to impose the use of masks on a pregnant woman kneeling in prayer after Holy Communion....?"Human law is law only by virtue of its accordance with right reason; and thus it is manifest that it flows from the eternal law. And in so far as it deviates from right reason it is called an unjust law; in such case it is no law at all, but rather a species of violence."
-- Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologiae
, Ia-Ilae, q. xciii, art. 3, ad 2m.