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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 04:16 PM

U.S. judge denies request to exempt Catholic churches from New York coronavirus limits

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-new-york/u-s-judge-denies-request-to-exempt-catholic-churches-from-new-york-coronavirus-limits-idUSKBN27134U

U.S. judge denies request to exempt Catholic churches from New York coronavirus limits

OCTOBER 16, 20206:28 PMUPDATED 19 HOURS AGO
By Peter Szekely
3 MIN READ

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday rejected a request from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn to void New York state’s limits on religious gatherings in coronavirus hot spots, which the diocese argued had effectively closed its churches.

Brooklyn U.S. District Court Judge Nicholas Garaufis declined to issue a preliminary injunction sought by the diocese that would have exempted more than two dozen of its parishes from the state’s temporary stringent restrictions.

Garaufis said he was satisfied the restrictions were “guided by science, not a desire target religious practice.”

“In fact, if the court issues an injunction and the State is correct about the acuteness of the threat currently posed by hotspot neighborhoods, the result could be avoidable death on a massive scale like New Yorkers experienced in the Spring,” the judge wrote in a 24-page order.
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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 04:18 PM

1. Good!

Worship from home.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 05:38 PM

2. Studies show that prayer from home is equally effective as prayer from church nt

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Response to Shermann (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 05:46 PM

3. I would think moreso

Except that guilt factor.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:09 PM

4. It's almost like the church is afraid

that people might realize that they don't need churches.

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