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By Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.,  Church Militant, March 27, 2020

Twisting arms and consciences

DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) – Bishops are feeling the pressure to conform as diocese after diocese shuts off sacraments to Catholics owing to the Wuhan virus.

Tyler, Texas Bp. Joseph Strickland on Thursday addressed the need for each bishop to run his own diocese.

Bp. Joseph Strickland

“I think the principle of subsidiarity, it’s my new word for all of this, because we’ve lost it,” Strickland said on World Over. “Really, with the Church we have these huge organizations, this megachurch that is controlling everything. That’s not what Christ gave us. He gave us successors of the Apostles.”

As one of the last bishops to close his churches to Mass-goers, Strickland noted health concerns differ from place to place and that he can only speak for his own diocese. ….

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