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Is the Government Violating Religious Freedom by Restricting Church Services? A Holy Wednesday Invitation to Solitude

Is the Government Violating Religious Freedom by Restricting Church Services? A Holy Wednesday Invitation to Solitude

Some claim that governmental restrictions on worship services are an infringement of religious liberty and a violation of the separation of church and state. Others disagree, noting that such prohibitions do not single out religious gatherings but include all events at which people could become infected with coronavirus. Still, others claim that church services should be classified as “essential” functions and allowed to continue under social distancing guidelines.