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Dispensation and Liturgy Mediated as an Answer to COVID-19 Restrictions: Empirical Study Based on Polish Online Press Narration

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The Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book Studies, University of Warsaw, 00-310 Warsaw, Poland
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College of Media and Social Communication, University of Information Technology and Management, 35-225 Rzeszow, Poland
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The Faculty of Theology, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, al. Racławickie 14, 20-950 Lublin, Poland
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Academic Editor: Christine A. James
Religions 2021, 12(2), 127; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12020127
Received: 25 January 2021 / Revised: 11 February 2021 / Accepted: 12 February 2021 / Published: 17 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Religions and Health/Psychology/Social Sciences)
The main objective of this study is to determine the media image of dispensation and liturgy mediated during the COVID-19 pandemic in Poland. The paper is based on interdisciplinary methodology, which combines elements of practical theology (the see–judge–act paradigm) and a communication and media studies approach (media content analysis, critical discourse analysis). The time range of the analysed media discourse is between 12 and 18 March 2020, which was the first week after issuing government restrictions towards liturgy and the Church’s response to that: granting the dispensation and supporting the mediatisation of liturgy. The material for the discourse analysis includes online editions of 20 Polish press titles. It occurs that the general attitude of the media towards dispensation and liturgy mediated was positive, but some media tended to present the topics according to their editorial policies. The paper also formulates a theological reflection: although liturgy mediated as a permanent solution could be challenging to accept, it allowed worshippers to experience the liturgy in times of isolation. It is, therefore, an expression of the Church’s concern for the health and lives of the faithful, although not entirely in line with the official and long-standing position of the Church towards the mediatisation of the liturgy. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; Poland; Holy Mass; broadcasting; internet; new media; mediatisation; religion; digital religion; mass media studies; pastoral theology; press discourse COVID-19; Poland; Holy Mass; broadcasting; internet; new media; mediatisation; religion; digital religion; mass media studies; pastoral theology; press discourse
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Jupowicz-Ginalska, A.; Szewczyk, M.; Kiciński, A.; Przywara, B.; Adamski, A. Dispensation and Liturgy Mediated as an Answer to COVID-19 Restrictions: Empirical Study Based on Polish Online Press Narration. Religions 2021, 12, 127. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12020127

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Jupowicz-Ginalska A, Szewczyk M, Kiciński A, Przywara B, Adamski A. Dispensation and Liturgy Mediated as an Answer to COVID-19 Restrictions: Empirical Study Based on Polish Online Press Narration. Religions. 2021; 12(2):127. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12020127

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Jupowicz-Ginalska, Anna, Marcin Szewczyk, Andrzej Kiciński, Barbara Przywara, and Andrzej Adamski. 2021. "Dispensation and Liturgy Mediated as an Answer to COVID-19 Restrictions: Empirical Study Based on Polish Online Press Narration" Religions 12, no. 2: 127. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12020127

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