This is a disgrace. The Bishops are mostly democrats/liberals. Our 7:30am Mass on Sunday has 1 Priest, 1 Deacon, 4 altar servers, 2 readers and 5 musicians. That’s already 13 people. So, no one could attend, and our Parish has 5000 families.
Well they will have to cut back so that others may attend.
2 altar boys
That allows four parishioners to attend.
Cut back one altar boy and one musician and six parishioners could attend.
Wow. 5,000 families. That’s a whole lot of pent up demand in your neighborhood.
I’ve personally been tracking statements at the bishop level or higher to try to “divine” whether less-than-reverent local ordinaries (top bishops in individual dioceses or archdioceses) in the U.S. will seek to use the current crisis as an opportunity to poor-mouth, or worse, enact a temporarily or permanently ban on, the age-old pious practice of receiving the Consecrated Host, the Most Holy Sacrament, the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ Alive and Resurrected, on the tongue directly from the hand of the priest and Celebrant.
I think I could accept almost any temporary restriction, as long as when my chance comes up to assist in person at Holy Mass, I am permitted to receive Holy Communion on my knees and on the tongue, as has been my practice for years now at my local Novus Ordo parish.