CNA Staff, Nov 25, 2020 / 15:00 pm
Kentucky's four Catholic dioceses will not suspend public Masses despite the governor's request that religious services be held online only until December 13.
Gov. Andy Beshear (D) requested that houses of worship stop having in-person services in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Kentucky has been experiencing a spike in the number of cases and deaths. Beshear raised concerns that church services and related events, such as pot-lucks, could be contributing to the spread.
Despite the request, public Masses will not be stopping in Kentucky.
"At this time, we will not be suspending public liturgies but encourage all to act in a responsible way that respects the seriousness of this pandemic and the health and safety of all," said Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville in a statement on November 19.