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His Excellency said that ‘our most effective weapon is…our relationship with Christ through prayer and penance, and devotions and sacred worship.’
By Stephen Kokx, LifeSiteNews, March 21, 2020
March 21, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Earlier today, Cardinal Raymond Burke released a statement on the coronavirus. In his lengthy remarks, His Excellency described the virus as “insidious” and advised persons to take precautions againt spreading and contracting it. He also stated that it’s “essential” for Catholics “at all times and above all in times of crisis, to have access to our churches and chapels, to the Sacraments, and to public devotions and prayers.”
“In combatting the evil of the coronavirus, our most effective weapon is…our relationship with Christ through prayer and penance, and devotions and sacred worship,” he stated. “We turn to Christ to deliver us from pestilence and from all harm.”
Echoing the remarks of Archbishop Carlo Viganò, who has previously called for churches to remain open, Burke states that, “we must be able to pray in our churches and chapels, receive the Sacraments, and engage in acts of public prayer and devotion, so that we know God’s closeness to us and remain close to Him, fittingly calling upon His help.”
“Without the help of God,” His Eminence contines, “we are indeed lost.” ….