Return of masks, social distancing of at least 3 feet, more frequent sanitizing of surfaces and limits on the size of choirs have been reinstated in several dioceses.
Pope Francis calls ‘spiritual closeness’ during this time of necessary social distancing Cardinal Tobin noted in a reflection on “Ministry in a Time of Social Distancing: Synodality and Closeness.”
U.S. Catholic schools are tweaking their reopening plans for a worrisome fall term by consulting parents and training staff for face-to-face instruction in many cases but with distance-learning programs in place as well.
Make a short retreat by walking and expressing gratitude for God’s creation
This is the time to reimagine Jesus’ command to love our neighbor.