The six Minnesota bishops have permitted parishes to resume public Masses defying a statewide order prohibiting religious gatherings which exceed ten people.
“An order that sweeps so broadly that it prohibits, for example, a gathering of 11 people in a Cathedral with a seating capacity of several thousand defies reason,” they wrote in a May 20 statement.
They chose to move forward in the absence of any specific timeline laid out by strongly pro-gay Governor Walz, “We cannot allow an indefinite suspension of the public celebration of Mass.”
The principle the bishops invoke is, that there is no obligation to follow a clearly unreasonable order, even when it comes from a legitimate authority.
Picture: Msgr. Bernie Hebda, Saint Paul and Minneapolis, © wikicommons, CC BY-SA, #newsMzcngzsgdr
Not only open like in the cartoon, but fully open! Oh, thank God, thank you Dear Sacred Heart, thank you Our Lady Help of Christians! Oh, please let us in Ontario have also fully open Churches. The devil has _always_ done everything in his power to defeat the Catholic Church, starting with the Crucifixion!
Finally some bishops with courage, however late it has been in coming. Let a bishop or two be arrested, and let's see what happens then. Don't think these governors are unaware that they are attacking the Catholic Church, and don't think that they are not trying to hurt President Trump.