Cordileone: Catholics’ right to worship ‘unjustly repressed’ by government

None of the Churches, Synagogues, or any other places of worship should ever have accepted any restrictions from governmental authorities. We gave them an inch and they took the rest, as governments always do.    SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) -- In imposing severe restrictions on indoor worship services because of COVID-19 protocols, the city of San... Continue Reading →

Day 10

I woke up at 4:30 for the second day in a row. My body wants to go back to work. But instead, I wound up falling asleep in the recliner until almost lunchtime. I watched some TV and now trying to get some writing done. I am still avoiding the news. I get snippets here... Continue Reading →

Day 5

Late evening on the fifth day. I got to spend two hours on Skype with my grandson today. Then a girl he knows called, and suddenly I wasn't so exciting. I made a trip to the local market and Dunkin Donuts. I can't get used to how empty the streets are at 11:00 in the morning. I... Continue Reading →

Day 4

It started cold this morning, but the weather got better as the day went on. We ordered lunch from Gyro World both as a treat and a break from routine. Specific patterns of behavior are essential, but when everything is constant, it can become perfunctory and lead to depression. To that end, we were able to... Continue Reading →

Day 3

We are trying to stay in some kind of routine. It's only the third day and its already a struggle not to let depression win out and just veg in front of the TV. I've never been homebound before. I've been sick, and I've been unemployed, but this type of imprisonment in my own home is... Continue Reading →

Day 2

Well, here we are on the second day. We are already making some changes. We have to resist the temptation to overeat comfort or junk food. We will watch Sunday Mass being live-streamed on St Helen's Facebook page. That is not my regular Parish, but I am watching that one so we can watch it together with... Continue Reading →

Day 1 (Part 2)

Spent the rest of our first day pretty much like any other Saturday that we don't go out. But there were some significant differences. I wasn't preparing my homily or composing the Prayer of the Faithful for tomorrow's Mass. That's because there is no tomorrow's Mass. At least not one we can attend in person. We... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus Lock-down Day One

Yesterday at 4:00 in the afternoon, I left my office for the last time for at least three to four weeks. It could be longer. Much longer. This is entirely uncharted territory for all of us, so I have decided to keep a public diary to share our experience with this. I don't care if anyone... Continue Reading →

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