Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers:
The Augusta Chronicle on finding new ways to worship:
Thankfully, America’s freedom of religion allows people not only to worship how they choose, but to choose not to worship.
Amid coronavirus concerns, it’s easy to do either one.
On March 18, a Connecticut man who died after being diagnosed with COVID-19 was given the sacrament of last rites. Mindful of “social distancing” during the epidemic, a priest delivered the rites over the phone as the man’s family listened from quarantine.
Even religion is finding creative workarounds as coronavirus spreads.
Worship in Augusta has taken on a completely different look amid precautions for COVID-19. With authorities cautioning to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people, area churches at 11 a.m. Sunday looked more like they do at 3 a.m. on a Tuesday.
But many places of worship were prepared. Worshippers with Internet connections will benefit most.
Churches have been broadcasting religious services