I agree with you, but In the Catholic Churchs defense - they have been stung by lawsuits in the past. Many (not all) of these lawsuits had no legitimate basis but were expensive to fight.
Some sort of CV immunity from lawsuits would certainly help people not be cowards. Perhaps it is no surprise that Sweden has no lockdown and they apparently have a legal system that does not lead to/allow many lawsuits. I like lawsuits but not with CV right now.
Well, the RC church is a different animal because the actual church (the company of Faithful) has been obliterated and usurped by the papacy.
Your own words prove it and in pointing to “lawsuits” you strengthen my argument.
Restricted churches, of any tradition, are social clubs, not churches.
The nascent Christian church in Rome hid in the catacombs and suffered worse (death!) for being outwardly XPian.
Today, not wearing a mask is grounds for exclusion from church.
Do you like being excommunicated for not wearing a mask.
Of course, if you don’t mind being treated as a sub-human by your own ecclesiastical hierarchy, then you do you.
Masks achieve two ends.
(1) to hide your appearance of being human and (2) give others authority over your Faith and practice.
Note, this is not a diatribe against the RC church or the papacy.
It is a theological/doctrinal argument to eliminate the requirements for masks in ANY church.