If the archbishop thinks that the city’s restrictions are unreasonable—if he thinks that it would be safe to celebrate Mass for a larger congregation in the city’s cathedral—why doesn’t he take the …More
If the archbishop thinks that the city’s restrictions are unreasonable—if he thinks that it would be safe to celebrate Mass for a larger congregation in the city’s cathedral—why doesn’t he take the obvious action? Why doesn’t he go into his own cathedral, invite the public, and celebrate Mass?
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Eva
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Two cheers for Archbishop Cordileone

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Sep 23, 2020 As much as I admire Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for challenging restrictions on the …
Ultraviolet
There is a far more effective approach for the Archbishop. Why risk getting arrested/ jailed? He has the law on his side!. 1.) Sue the city. Sue them hard. Sue them in Federal court for violating the first-amendment religious protections. 2.) Organize a class-action suit resident Catholics against the city on similar grounds. That's right, TWO lawsuits. One from the Diocese representing The …More
There is a far more effective approach for the Archbishop. Why risk getting arrested/ jailed? He has the law on his side!. 1.) Sue the city. Sue them hard. Sue them in Federal court for violating the first-amendment religious protections. 2.) Organize a class-action suit resident Catholics against the city on similar grounds. That's right, TWO lawsuits. One from the Diocese representing The Church and another from the laity representing themselves as a group 3.) Don't drop the cases... force a trial, force a verdict, force an award. This is a slam-dunk and it would cost the city millions.

The lawsuits are to seek redress from the Civil Rights violations that ALREADY HAPPENED. Doesn't matter if the city drops the restrictions. That doesn't change what was already done.

If Catholics force the city to pay out big bucks, those elected officials WILL lose in the next election. Everyone in town will, rightly, blame those nit-wits for causing a huge budget disaster.
F M Shyanguya
Why risk? Laying down his life for his sheep and perhaps make amends for the actions and decisions thatbhe and his confrère Bishops made that led to the current situation.

PS Separation of Church and State?

*****

Selective justice?!
Eva
"Let’s hope, then, that if the archbishop leads the faithful back into the cathedral next Sunday to celebrate the Eucharist, city officials will ignore them once again. The alternative is, I admit, distressing: hundreds of Catholics, including the archbishop, could be jailed. Distressing, but not unprecedented. Over the years countless thousands of Christians have spent time behind bars."
F M Shyanguya
Exactly @Eva. The Abp doth protest too much, methinks. After all the civil authorities’ measures came only after the Bishops had voluntarily shuttered their churches. Nothing is stopping the Abp from going into his own Cathedral Church and until he does so, he is the one mocking God and the faithful.