Posts Tagged ‘Social distancing’

Is social distancing unraveling the bonds that keep society together?

Monday, October 11th, 2021

With birthday celebrations being downsized, religious services moving back online and indoor playdates getting cancelled, millions of people are having fewer social interactions because of persistently high case numbers and high rates of transmission. It’s not just interactions with friends and families that are getting cut. Routine yet beneficial interactions with people at fitness and Read more

Priest uses water pistol to maintain social distancing

Monday, May 18th, 2020

A priest in the Detroit area has taken aim at his parishioners in a bid to maintain social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, using a water pistol to shoot holy water. Photos posted on social media by the St. Ambrose Church show Fr. Tim Pelc shooting water into a car window as it stopped by Read more

Social distancing may change the way we do church

Thursday, April 30th, 2020
Tom Reese

When you think about the mechanics of Sunday Eucharist, it’s difficult to imagine a system better designed to spread contagion. Parishioners of all ages are crowded into a confined space, they hug or shake hands, they receive bread on the tongue or in the hand from a minister whose hands are not gloved, they share Read more

12 Catholic movies to watch during social distancing

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

With picture theatres shutting down across the country to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, people are turning to streaming platforms to occupy their time during social distancing. Here’s a list of quality films that are perfect to engage Catholics in thoughtful reflection. Read more

‘Bless me father’ – but from 2 meters away

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Demand for confessions at St. Mary’s in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, has always been high: it’s a centrally-located church with convenient, daily confession times and often multiple confessors. During the parish’s normal 11:30-noon weekday confession times, penitents on their lunch breaks line up, often 20 people or more deep, for absolution and sacramental grace, before returning Read more