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By Constance T. Hull, Catholic Exchange, March 19, 2020
Constance T. Hull is a wife, mother, homeschooler, and a graduate with an M.A. in Theology with an emphasis in philosophy. …
In the United States, most states have cancelled schools, are encouraging working from home, and social distancing measures. In some areas the economy is being impacted and those who work in service related jobs are finding themselves unable to work. As of this writing, over 100 dioceses have suspended all public Masses, ministries, Adoration, and in some cases, even the Sacrament of Confession. People are being told to stay home and isolate themselves from everyone else.
While it is true that we can view this as a great Lent and deeper call to meet Our Lord in the desert, it is also an exile of sorts. We are being separated from the Real Presence of Christ and the “source and summit of the Christian life” in the Mass. The spiritual dimensions of all of this are deep and much of it is being ignored or missed in the wake of the panic and fear; two mechanisms the devil uses to scatter and divide the flock. ….