Churches Adjust to Flu Season

flu-seasonAmid a particularly bad flu season, some congregations are making changes to their worship services to try to prevent spreading the illness. In some Catholic dioceses, priests have been allowed to stop offering wine from the communal chalice. Congregants were asked to bow during the sign of peace, instead of shaking hands. And in Washington, DC those who are sick were encouraged to stay home and try to watch a Mass on television.