"While many churches are taking the initiative themselves to conduct services remotely or outdoors at this time, such a strong restriction of the right to peaceable assembly and religious expression is a troubling move, to say the least."
Society has been brought to its knees. Will the Church get on hers?
"If you are waking up today in Hubei, Daegu or Lombardy, you do not need me to tell you that this is a time of trouble. If you have eyes to see and ears to hear, you will know that your Chinese, Korean, Iranian and Italian friends' trouble will very soon be yours."
"However, in a tribunal judgment on Reza’s case by the Home Office in 2018, it was ruled that if he was deported to Iran, it would not “expose him to a real act of persecution.” This is despite Reza’s Christian baptism alone being punishable by death under Sharia Law."
"Marriage is a beautiful gift of God for the benefit of society and for the raising of families. It is the bishops’ job to discipline clergy who deliberately and openly promote and practise sex outside marriage."
"I am surprised... that they instruct the clergy not to ask those who present themselves for reception of the sacraments about the nature of their relationship. Clergy are certainly called to be exemplars to their flock... "