Mostr Reverend Bishop of _______________________
Most Reverend Michael Burbridge,
I enjoyed your time with Raymond Arroyo but question making no provision for the Holy Mass and Eucharist on a voluntary basis.
After all, during this covid19 crisis [and any major flu virus] is it logical to follow the secular way and isolate everyone from everything public with the exception of grocery and fuel outlets which are vital to people [we’re told]. Yet treat the fundamental food of Jesus as not vital at all [to be removed entirely from the faithful].
So, if I feel a need for gas or bread, I get in my car with care and obtain these human needs, because I am willing to take some risk. But the greatest food of all for the soul – to enter a church and sit in a small area or group to receive Jesus body is reserved now to yourself and our priests in some isolated place.
Yes there is a risk but have we not – to some degree – decided to buy the civil suggestion and forbid sharing the Bread of Life . Maybe a sign to the world that the Church is very open to the dictates of society, is it not? When and where will the Church follow “and the things of God, belong to God” as first priority?
Many of us -priests and people – will still look for an open door and a tabernacle and Mass for our ultimate food. I feel certain you and all Bishops felt the pain of abandonment of Mass. But Is this what Jesus told you all to do?
ps: almost all you Bishops now make it impossible to email you [and the flock pay for USPS mail] but I can email my mayor my governor and my representatives. Should our “shepherds” isolate themselves from the flock so readily.
With respect and asking for God’s blessing for you,
The Lord says; Stop killing My children – and I will heal your land!