The Catholic Diocese of San Diego expects all of its parishioners to wear a mask at its indoor public masses following the state mandatory indoor mask mandate.
The diocese announced the mask requirement on Dec. 14 in a letter from Auxiliary Bishop John Dolan to all pastors.
“We ask all parishioners, out of concern for their own personal health risk due to the new variant and the general concern for the health of others, to comply with the new requirement,” wrote Bishop Dolan in his letter.
The mask mandate will remain in effect for a month until Jan. 15, 2022.The Catholic Diocese lifted COVID-19 restrictions in June following 15 months of tight restraints.
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) officials announced the mask-wearing requirement on Monday citing a 47% increase in COVID-19 infection rates across the state since Thanksgiving. He said over that time, the statewide rate of daily new cases went from 9.6 per 100,000 residents to more than 14 per 100,000.
The above comes from a Dec. 16 story on NBC News.
along with this,all churches rectories,and schools should immediately have in place the highest quality HEPA air handler filters, changed frequently. airborne transmission prevention is crucial. the removal and disposal of filters has to be conducted with extreme care and caution. some restaurants have done their best with this, hiring consultants.
Infections does not mean hospitalizations, your compliance is prolonging this nightmare
The state doesn’t have the authority to impose the mandate, and there is no enforcement mechanism. Ignore it. You can “expect” me to wear a mask all you want, but I will not comply.
This new mandate is being ignored all up and down the state. The weak wording of the statement reveals that the diocese realizes it has no grounds on which to require people wear masks in church.
There is no evidence that the mask does anything but cause oxygen deprivation and exposes one to bacteria that is being exhaled from the mouth and staying in the material. Also, there are currently 43 people in the U.S. that have “tested positive” for the “Omicron Variant. None have died. 79% of theses so called cases are fully “vaccinated” and 14% have had the booster shot. And one, fully vaccinated person, was briefly hospitalized.
They have weaponized the common cold. Remember the old adage “there’s no cure for the common cold”? That’s because the cold mutates over time and there are thousands of cold variants. It’s always been this way. It’s ingenious really, because they are utilizing the common cold and it’s variants to justify a pathogenic shot that does not work and to make billions of dollars between f a u c i and b i l l g a t e s and the big p h a r m c e u t I c a l companies.
All of this information has been fully documented in various places, but most easily accessed from a compilation page of data from the Catholic news source on the internet … if I can’t mention it hear, just do an open search using duckduckgo as Google is censoring it’s search results.
No one is an expert on Omicron as it is just beginning. As of this morning, over 400 cases of Omicron have been found in the US.
Masks are recommended even if vaccinated.
You are supposed to wash your mask or change it if it is not washable.
Please don’t spread lies. Masks do not cause oxygen deprivation, masks changed daily do not cause bacteria to be trapped and then re-inhaled, and there is a TON of evidence that well fitting proper masks slow the spread of this and other viruses.
We don’t know yet how seriously omicron is a threat to human life. Hopefully the early reports that it is milder will turn out to be true, but with only a few dozen confirmed cases in the us, All within the last 2 weeks, it is too soon and too few to tell. All we know right now is that it is spreading like wildfire right now in New York and south Florida.
To those who want to flaunt the state mandate, remember Catholic teaching requires citizens to obey civil authorities in all lawful rules.
Amen Sister Lisa. Thank you for your informed ‘critical-thinking’ homily. When I tell friends, acquaintances, fellow parishioners the data and FACTS most just look at me like I am speaking to them in Swahili. When will this ever end? People need to educate themselves and wake-up and smell the friggen coffee.
I am not sure what data and facts you are referring to. Watch out for anybody pushing a conspiracy theory or “you are being lied to” bunk.
correction *here, not *hear
Keep pushing it, bishops, and there won’t be any “parishioners” at all.
90% of cradle Catholics already leave the church.
50% of Catholics leave the church at some time. A lot return. More would return if there was outreach.
Real Catholics don’t leave because they have to wear a mask.
It can be hard to stay in a mask for an hour if there is poor air circulation.
You can stay as long as you can. If you have to leave because you can’t breathe, you may be able to stand outside until Communion and then go back in.
If you have a problem with wearing a mask, that is not ideological or political or covid-denial, you could call your pastor and ask what to do.
They will know what you can do. Or give you a dispensation. Or maybe make arrangements for you to do Mass online and receive Communion outside of Mass.
Please call and ask.
Kevin T he don’t care. He’s our own little ray of catholic sunshine. Kevin T he don’t trust Mary’s promises. He Kevin T.
I remember when there was no vaccine for measles. We were put in quarantine. I remember when there was no vaccine for polio. Too many were put in iron lungs.
When a vaccine was developed for polio, every school child in the country stood in line to a drop of it on a sugar cube. Nobody resisted.
We all vaccinate our babies from birth through the teen years. Why is the covid vaccine such a political issue? In the early part of the last century, everyone wore masks when the government asked them to fight Spanish Flue. Why is a mask now such an issue? Those who say there is no proof that a mask helps the fight are plain lying to you. Those who say it is no more than a bad cold are lying to you. Those people are not experts in the field of virus battles. Public health is science, not politics. Mandates Schmandates I guess. Common sense says we should get vaccinated and wear a mask indoors.
With regard to polio, “The Science” — observe, hypothesize, test, repeat — shows the polio vaccine was likely irrelevant as it arrived coincident with massive advances in sanitation and nutrition (indoor plumbing, clean water, wastewater treatment).
Also, visit nih.gov … there are dozens of studies, many of which are RCTs (randomly-controlled trials, the gold standard for testing) that repeatedly demonstrate that facemasks do NOTHING to prevent the spread of repiratory viruses.
Turn off CNN and see for yourself.
Mr Bill I don’t rely on CNN for medical advice, however I do read the peer reviewed studies, and so does the CDC and Dr Fauci and all the public health authorities in every state and county in the country, and the evidence is overwhelming that well fitting proper masks don’t prevent the spread of the virus, but do slow its transmission. If the air is completely saturated with virus, as in an unventilated bar, masks won’t prevent you from getting disease. But in places like movie theaters and shops, places with decent ventilation and where people are generally quiet and not sitting all over each other, if everyone is wearing a mask and there is decent ventilation, masks reduce transmission enormously.
It’s only a mask. Be a hero and wear one even if you doubt the science. Or be a selfish baby and don’t.
Masks do nothing but virtue signal….
Some of those vaccines were developed before abortion was legalize and unborn babies’ bodies were not being sold and used for experimentation, and normal bodied people were not being mutilated from so called sex change operations. Many doctors and healthcare providers simply are not trusted anymore, especially since some do not even take the Hippocratic Oath, or a reasonable facsimile.
If you are a lemming who willingly let someone inject you with a gene-altering therapy that weakened your immune system and made you susceptible to heart ailments, I feel sorry for you.
The mRNA vaccines do not alter your genes. Your genes live in the nucleus of the cell and these vaccines do their work outside of the nucleus and have no mechanism to get inside before they are quickly degraded. They do not weaken your immune system and the cases of heart problems are very rare and usually mild and self correcting.
“the cell and these vaccines do their work outside of the nucleus”
“They do not weaken your immune system”
“heart problems are very rare”
My goodness. Everybody, do a search online and see how many athletes are dropping from heart problems. The numbers are soaring!
Hears what censored doctors are saying right now:
I wouldn’t call him censored but discredited.
I feel like people with anxiety are really vulnerable to this kind of stuff.
Fact check before you publish junk science.
Folks please don’t listen to people who tell lies about these life saving and safe vaccines. Talk to your doctor, don’t read crap on the internet from people who wouldn’t know a nucleus from cytoplasm.
See objective reporting about your source, David Hoffe here: https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSL1N2PY1K2
Lemme lay some righteous truth on you brother. If I don’t take the vaxx I have 100% chance of surviving the side effects. If I get the wuflu I got 99.7%survival rate.
Thems some good odds brother. Jimmie the Greek and Vegas likes them odds.
So you do you and leave off your fake stats. Mine are much better! Can you dig it. Bro?
Survival rates of the variants before omicron were 97-98%. Please don’t spread the 99.7% survival rate lies.
Remove the people who were on death’s door already due to comorbidities, and you’re up to 99.7%.
No way were/are masks, distancing, lockdowns justified. Not at all.
Dear not at all: Obesity is the single greatest comorbidity in COVID. Obesity is a comorbidity for a number of illnesses, but obese people are not “at death’s door”. High blood pressure is also a significant comorbidity, but again, people with high blood pressure are not “at death’s door”. Besides, there are no statistics available for how many people actually were at death’s door who died of COVID. Please don’t make up things.
YFC, a health provider told us that in their practice they have seen that the greatest predictor of death with COVID is fatty liver.
ct that may be true, though I hadn’t heard this. But again, a person with fatty liver is not at deaths door.
Don’t know where you live but using data reported on Internet, California has a 98.5 survival rate. That means for every 200 people who get the virus (or who get a positive test) 3 of them will die.
San Francisco survival rate 98.8
Los Angeles and Orange Counties 98.3
San Diego 99.0
So the highest survival rate that I calculated was San Diego with 1 out of every 100 people dying. I don’t know why you think those are good odds.
Survival rates of a cold are 99.9999205 (in the worst case scenario). Even if your statistic of 99.7 % was accurate (which it is not) that means that 3 out of a thousand people die from it where with a cold (again in the worst case area of our country-the non urban west) 1 out of 50,000 die.
There used to be an expression that said “Figures don’t lie but liars can figure”
Headline You Will Never (Ever) See:
San Diego diocese ask parishioners to obey Humanae Vitae mandate
The Church and the World walk hand in hand. What a crock to see priest follow a mandate- not a law- and the shame of it all~ Newsome pulling this kind of “emergency” at Christmas! Quit listening to secular news that is full of lies! If you believe that Jesus heals then act like it! The Eucharist IS~ or it isn’t. We need men of God who act like it instead of bowing to every whim of the devil.
The experience of New York City is showing that vaccine mandates, vax passes to eat at restaurants and shop, and mask mandates don’t work. If it worked like the liberals say it works, then NYC would be Covid free. But it’s a Covid hot zone. Explain that YFC.
Most of the people getting the new variant are not vaccinated or have less than the three doses needed to be safe. Even with three doses, it isn’t unusual to catch the virus, but the seriousness is greatly reduced and you are not likely going to require hospitalization. Forget the mandates if you want, but get vaccinated,wear a mask, stay home unless you are going to work, etc. If you don’t want to do it for yourself, do it for your fellow Americans, so that we can get this beyond us. The virus doesn’t care if you are a liberal or conservative and the recommended actions aren’t liberal or conservative. They are what we call Public Health measures.
This is a leftist totalitarian dream come true, nearly complete unaccountable power. Mark my words, what’s coming next are climate shutdowns and social credit scores. Both will be under guise of the “common good.”
Are you praying your Rosary?
Yes, but that does not mean we just sit here and take it from the oligarchs
You have a lot of anxiety. Catholics can rest knowing that God has foreseen everything. Everything works toward his Will. We can’t see the Plan or understand it. You have to have Faith.
Nyc, These vaccines work to keep people out of the hospital and the morgue, especially when boosted. It might be true that vaccines don’t do much to protect from minor infection and transmission of omicron, so it might be that mandates at restaurants and shops won’t work with omicron. These things have nothing to do with whether you and I are liberal or conservative. They have everything to do with the biology of the virus and its variants, and the vaccines used against them.
Pandemic of the vaccinated.
This is the clickbait world we live in where people say inaccurate or provocative things just to bait other people.
Mask mandates for churches will keep many faithful souls from living a sacramental life.
This is obviously contrary to the Church’s mission of saving souls.
Shepherds like these demonstrate their faith in facemasks and men, rather than faith in God.
Shameful and pathetic.
MrBIll if masks keep faithful souls from a sacramental life, that is a shame and probably says a lot about that persons; faith life in general. There is no reason why a mask ought to keep anyone from sacramental life anymore than a mandate for wearing mantillas kept women from a sacramental life back in the day.
My sacramental life stopped because the others don’t wear masks. I do Mass online with a spiritual Communion. I was able to make my Easter Duty.
I have a dispensation.
no name – great point!
Now the elites are trying to say that they never claimed getting vaccinated would prevent transmission of the virus. But that’s exactly what they said to convince millions of people to get jabbed. Now they’re saying that being vaccinated means you can still get the virus and you can still transmit it. So getting jabbed isn’t safer for the community, it’s not an act of love of neighbor. Everything about this attempt to control the population has been a lie. Glad I didn’t fall for it. Sorry for the people posting here who did. I wonder if they will feel sorry for themselves, having to live with that experimental jab in their body doing God knows what and maybe contributing to their early death.
Dear Didn’t: Nobody said getting vaccinated would prevent transmission. They said that was their hope. Still, in the Delta era, a vaccinated person was 5x less likely to get infected than an unvaccinated person, and therefore at least 5x less likely of transmitting it.
Why do you instill unfounded fear in people by telling people it maybe contributes to their early death. However, not getting vaccinated maybe contributes to early death among the unvaccinated.
Fully vaccinated and boosted and mask wearing Elizabeth Warren got Covid. It’s all a scam. The vaccines do nothing to protect you or others. The masks do nothing. It’s all a scam.
People who are not vaccinated have a 4 times greater risk of contracting, being hospitalized and dying from COVID than the vaccinated.
It is also possible that the behaviors of the vaccinated are less risky than those of the unvaccinated.
But yes, you can still catch it and transmit it.
That is why you isolate as much as possible, social distance when you can’t, wear a mask, wash your hands, take showers and wash your clothes aftercoming home, leave things that have been outside the home, like mail, dry goods, shoes, etc in a special detox area for 3 days.
We do not know what Elizabeth Warren’s other behaviors are.
I know people who got the virus and said “I did everything they said to do. I only ate drive-through on the way home from work.”
And how did all the people at work and at the drive-through restaurant behave?
You are only as safe as those you have contact with.
It is a good idea to put food bought outside the home into the microwave to warm up and kill any germs when one gets home, but we cannot always do that. I keep Wet Wipes in my car to clean my hands and some things the person touched who took the money or credit card or handed me the food if I eat right away. A little exposure to the virus probably helps us become immune but too much exposure is a problem.
Pharaoh Newsom’s mandates remind me of the mandates from Pharaoh Rameses II: “So let it be written, so let it be done.”
They don’t have the authority to mandate this.
church or state?