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By Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th., Church Militant, March 13, 2020
Meanwhile, Chicago, Detroit, Washington bishops cancel Mass
TYLER, Texas (ChurchMilitant.com) – A Texas bishop is fighting coronavirus with Christ’s Real Presence — in sharp contrast to prelates like Chicago’s Cdl. Blase Cupich and Detroit’s Abp. Allen Vigneron, who instead are canceling all Masses.
Taking the Blessed Sacrament to the streets, Bp. Joseph Strickland of the diocese of Tyler held a procession on Friday at 7 a.m. nearly a mile long, circling the block around the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
Strickland called the procession a “great blessing and a moment of grace.”
“It was a blessing to collectively turn to the Real Presence of the Lord and ask Him to help us and protect us,” he recounted.
The example set by Strickland is at odds with the example set by Cupich, Vigneron and others, who have announced they’re suspending Masses owing to the coronavirus scare. ….