"I think diocesan leaders across the country are all just doing the best we can to balance the pros and cons, to make best decisions for the faith of Catholics, and for public health," he said.
The deacon told CNA that Bishop Taylor and chancery staff will continue to watch what's happening in the state, and they'll look forward to hearing from pastors.
"We might make pastoral adjustments going forward," Glover said. "We want to hear from priests in the field, and from other leaders, about what's working and what's not."
The deacon said that while Masses are suspended, Arkansas priests are not sitting idly.
"We've seen priests take the initiative on offering confession and on other things. We hope to build on that [across the diocese]. We want to see what works."
He said that priests have increased their confession times, begun making more home visits, offered more frequent anointing of the sick, live streamed daily Masses, and found other ways to stay connected to their parishioners.
The deacon said pastoral work amid the trial of a pandemic is impressive.
He also said that while Masses are suspended, the Diocese of Little Rock is concerned that parish and diocesan employees not suffer financial consequences.
"The parishes who rely on passing the collection basket, as opposed to electronic giving, will see numbers go down the longer things last," Glover said, noting that many rural parishes operate on very thin budget margins.
"We just have to keep an eye on things. We don't want parishes to suffer financially for it, or the lay staff, who are already underpaid in most instances, to be hurt even more."
Glover said the diocese is "beginning to think about those bigger picture things," as it responds to the pandemic, and will consider the best ways to help parishes survive the pandemic. The diocese is also concerned for employees, he said.
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"We're advising pastors to allow staff to telecommute, work from home. We don't want any of our staff people missing wages. That's the message that we're sending out," the deacon said.
While diocesan and parish leaders make decisions about how best to handle an unforeseen circumstance, Glover said he, and Arkansas' bishop, will continue to listen to parishioners, and look for creative ways to serve the Church's mission.
As the pandemic becomes a national emergency, other dioceses may find themselves looking to Little Rock for lessons.