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Mass And Confession Suspended - Gift Shop Open

Santa Fe Archbishop John Wester, New Mexico, suspended on October 22 all indoor public Masses and Confession due to Covid-19.

Despite public rosaries, appeals and petitions with up to 3,000 signatures which asked for the revocation of Wester's draconic restrictions, the bishop didn't change his mind.

Only the gift shop in Santa Fe Cathedral keeps operating announcing this with a big “Gift Shop Now Open” sign outside the Cathedral (LifeSiteNews.com, November 10).

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Ultraviolet
Clever priests, willing to risk the Archbishop's wrath, could offer outdoor Mass and Confessions, particularly the latter since being free of mortal sin is a necessary precondition to recieving communion.

Cautious and clever priests might offer 'outdoor spiritual counselling walks'... if, by chance, Father happens to offer confession privately on a one on one basis what of it?

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Clever priests, willing to risk the Archbishop's wrath, could offer outdoor Mass and Confessions, particularly the latter since being free of mortal sin is a necessary precondition to recieving communion.

Cautious and clever priests might offer 'outdoor spiritual counselling walks'... if, by chance, Father happens to offer confession privately on a one on one basis what of it?

The Archbishop (ostensibly) isn't suspending Mass and Confession for spiritual reasons, only to avoid contagion within the churches. If the Liturgy and Sacraments take place outside, it seems impossible there's any risk of contagion and he has no temporal basis for complaint.

I mean, we're talking about Santa Fe, New Mexico. It's scrub and desert... Once you're outside the big cities you've got this in every direction.
Jeffrey Ade
Could end up being closed a long time!
salliperson
The USCCB (Bishops)are being paid by the government to stay closed.