Please Sign—Filial Appeal to the Bishops April 7th, 2020

As the nation suffers under the coronavirus crisis, access to churches, chapels, and adoration chapels, and the Sacraments is scarce or non-accessible.

Please help me in appealing to the bishops to re-open the churches and give the faithful full access to the Sacraments, prayer in the churches, and adoration chapels in the States where such activities are deemed as essential.

As Catholics, we believe in obeying public health orders from government authorities. This notwithstanding, it appears that government orders in many states allow the faithful to have this broad access to churches and Sacraments.

Creative and inspired ways can be found that accommodate both the faithful’s need for the Sacraments and prayer and their duty to obey public health authorities.

We beseech God to have mercy upon America and put an end to this scourge that afflicts the nation.

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Your Excellencies:

As the nation suffers under the coronavirus crisis, we, the undersigned from around the country, ask that you kindly give the faithful full access to churches, chapels, and adoration chapels, and the Sacraments.

The faithful’s access to these hallowed places will be a constant invitation for them to pray there for the great tribulation America is crossing.

As Catholics, we believe in obeying public health orders from government authorities. This notwithstanding, it appears that government orders in your states allow the faithful to have this broad access to churches and Sacraments.

Undoubtedly, government norms for six feet physical distancing and the appropriate use of alcohol sanitizer after touching things must be obeyed at all times.

We submit respectfully that creative and inspired ways can be found that accommodate both the faithful’s need for the Sacraments and prayer and their duty to obey public health authorities.

Your granting of this church access and the implementation of appropriate safety protocols can simultaneously provide for the spiritual and physical health of the faithful.

We can then beseech God to have mercy upon America and put an end to this scourge that afflicts the nation.

Commending ourselves to your prayers and humbly requesting your blessing, we remain,

ever faithfully yours,

In Jesus and Mary,