On a positive note, I’m going to church next Sunday!!!
We have opened up this week, and we are doing it in an extremely responsible way. There’s a rotation of groups of 10 (which is why I’m not going this week), everybody is masked and gloved, there’s a special person lighting candles for you, you don’t reach into the bowl for communion bread, etc.
If you just let people be, they will easily figure out what’s best for them. It’s deranged to think that a priest would want anybody in an already dwindling number of mostly elderly churchgoers to come to any harm.