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A Message from Most Reverend David J. Malloy Bishop of Rockford

posted Mar 17, 2020, 12:23 PM by Jose Bermudez

** STATEMENT UPDATED AS OF 2:00 PM, 3/17/2020 **

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The outbreak of the coronavirus has become an event unique in our lifetime. While diseases and epidemics have always been a part of human history, in recent decades medical advances have largely protected us from such outbreaks, at least in our part of the world.

As we have seen in recent days, the growth in understanding of the danger of this virus along with the corresponding expansion of guidance from health professionals has impacted our lives as believers and as citizens. First and foremost, we are people of faith. Our lives of prayer, the sacraments and the practice of our faith come together as our witness to the gift of faith. In that context, the Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” (Lumen Gentium 11).

At the same time, as citizens we are participants in our society and so we bear our responsibility to contribute to the common good.

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Jose Bermudez,
Mar 17, 2020, 12:24 PM