The announcement was accompanied by a list of strict guidelines that pastors and parishes must follow. These include limiting the number of people in the church at any one time to 10 or less, following current social distancing guidelines, and cleaning and sanitizing pews daily.
“I stopped doing this stupid thing I’ve done pretty much my whole life,” Stephanie Weinert wrote last month in a post. “I stopped saying ‘I’m fine’ when someone asks me how I’m doing. And it’s been life changing.”
“How often, when we hear this story about Thomas, do we admonish him — and maybe ourselves, too — for doubting, for wanting proof?” Bishop Kettler asks in his latest Friday VIDEO message reflecting on Sunday’s Gospel reading. “We see this as a negative thing. But perhaps God is asking us today to see doubt in a new way. What if we look at Thomas’ questions as ‘hungers’ rather than doubts?”