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Civil and Religious Rights Trampled

Governors and bishops bashing the faithful

May 1, 2020  0

Civil and Church authorities are at odds with citizens over constitutional and religious rights.

On Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr released an all-points bulletin telling his staff to "be on the lookout for state and local directives that could be violating the constitutional rights and civil liberties of individual citizens."

Barr further instructed his attorneys that if state or local authorities committed "an overbearing infringement of constitutional and statutory protections, the Department of Justice may have an obligation to address that overreach in federal court."

While some states are opening their economies back up, others are extending lockdowns, to the exasperation of citizens.

State governors in California and Virginia are continuing to clamp down on citizens' liberties.

Democrat California governor and fake Catholic Gavin Newsom has made the reopening of churches third on his proposed lockdown exit plan.

Virginia governor Ralph Northam declared in March that Catholics who gather in groups larger than 10 people can be thrown in jail and fined. 

Many U.S. bishops, however, have closed their dioceses, often imposing harsher restrictions on worship than state authorities.

Baltimore archbishop William Lori claimed in April that cutting off the faithful from the sacraments is "for the love for our people, recognizing how painful it is to have churches closed and not be able to receive the sacraments."

While there are federal and state courts to decide if rights have been infringed, Catholics have no real recourse and feel abandoned by their bishops.

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