SCB society IL - Have you guys considered doing a full page ad like they did in Malta ? ( see link at bottom of post).
Anyone else interested? I would donate to that and know of many that would. I think now is the time. I'm thinking the Chicago Tribune. "They" can't ignore that like they could a prayer vigil or a petition. It would have to be addressed to all IL Bishops and the Cardinal- because they all have the same plan.
It definitely would let them know that we take this very seriously. Many small parishes are still not opened because of the hoops that must be jumped through.
Many churches around me in the Joliet Diocese, although they may have masses and some other sacraments ( although so altered I go to another Rite now so my children don't see priests in face shields and get scolded for playing) ... are not able to enter for visits to the Blessed Sacrament because they can't ensure cleaning after each person sits down or kneels! This is absolutely absurd. This is an abuse.
People are starting to feel satiated because technically thier church is "open." However, let us be clear, they are not " restored" and the sacraments are changing- so much so that I will not let my young impressionable children attend my home parish anymore.
Like I said, we go elsewhere where the mass is how it always was. I do not want them to see how the church is now. The changes have mutilated it. The changes are not good. They are not beautiful. They are not true. This has to stop!
The primary mission of the church is the salvation of souls and the Great Commission to "make disciples of all nations. " "Safety" should not be the primary mission of the church. Right now it is. This is a great error and needs to be addressed.
If people are really afraid of getting ill, then they should stay home and ask for a Eucharistic minister to bring the Eucharist to them. The entire church should not be mutilated.
Only Bishop Fulton Sheen could say it best.
" Who is going to save our church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, and the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops act like bishops, and your religious act like religious."
It is the time to act. Who will take on this challenge?
( copy and paste this link, it's not going directly)https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/maltese-catholic-group-denounces-pandemic-worship-restrictions