Skip to comments.El Paso’s Catholic Bishop Rolls Back Church Re-Openings, Bans Wedding and Funeral Masses
Posted on 07/10/2020 6:10:51 PM PDT by marshmallow
EL PASO, Texas -- Citing a "steep rise" in Covid-19 cases in the El Paso community, Bishop Mark Seitz is rolling back some of the provisions in Phase II of the El Paso Catholic Diocese's reopening plan.
Phase II allows for private visits to churches, the offering of regular times for confession and the celebration of daily masses, Monday through Saturday, at 25 percent capacity or less, among other religious ceremonies and events.
But as of Thursday, he will prohibit weddings, funeral masses and word services or rosaries held at funeral homes.
Seitz made the announcement in a pastoral letter sent out to church officials and parishioners on Monday.
Gatherings of 10 people or less at gravesides will continue to be allowed, with masks and social distancing.
"I regret the inconvenience that these restrictions will cause, but our priority must be the well-being of all our members," Seitz wrote in the letter. "Wedding masses and quinceaneras will need to be postponed until such time as the virus is not so prevalent. Memorial masses for the deceased will also be arranged at that time."
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Another nucking futs bishop.
This is the leftist nut Bishop who took a knee to support BLM.
Jesus and Mary Chapel (SSPX) should still be operating normally in El Paso.
1401 W Yandell Dr, El Paso, TX 79902.
Nascar just had a fight between two teams in the xfinity series. masks off fists flying
The Safe Space of Pius X is not an answer to this (or to anything else, actually).
Must be another of “Pope Frankie’s” minions. I suppose people can put off weddings, but putting off a funeral isn’t a very good idea.
Jesus cleansed the lepers.. but these so-called priests wont even give holy communion !
Bishop Seitz bending a knee to BLM.
Sure thing buddy, appreciate your concern if not your sarcasm.
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