Zoom has been criticized for "security lapses and poor design choices" that have resulted in heightened scrutiny of its software. Many of Zoom's issues "surround deliberate features designed to reduce friction in meetings", which Citizen Lab found to "also, by design, reduce privacy or security". In March 2020, New York State Attorney General Letitia James launched an inquiry into Zoom's privacy and security practices. The inquiry was closed on May 7, 2020, with Zoom not admitting wrongdoing, but agreeing to take added security measures. In April 2020, CEO Yuan apologized for the security issues, stating that some of the issues were a result of Zoom's having been designed for "large institutions with full IT support." He noted that in December 2019, Zoom had a maximum of 10 million daily meeting participants, and in March 2020 the software had more than 200 million daily meeting participants, bringing the company increased challenges. Zoom agreed to focus on data privacy and issue a transparency report. In April 2020, the company released Zoom version 5.0, which addressed a number of the security and privacy concerns. It includes passwords by default, improved encryption, and a new security icon for meetings. In September 2020, Zoom added support for two-factor authentication to its desktop and mobile apps; the security feature was previously Web-only.
Lost OfferingsCanon law states that the one obliged to celebrate and apply Mass for the intention of those who gave an offering is still bound by the obligation, even if the offerings received have been lost through no fault of his own (Canon 949). In other words, a cleric who accepts a stipend, regardless of which option he has chosen, incurs the obligation to apply a Mass for the donor's intention and does not lose that obligation should the offering be lost in any way.Unspecified Number of MassesCanon law prescribes that if a sum of money is offered for the application of Masses without an indication of the number of Masses to be celebrated, that number is to be computed on the basis of the offering established in the place where the donor resides, unless the intention of the donor must be presumed legitimately to have been different (Canon 950). This means that one must be careful in accepting such an offering so as not to incur an obligation impossible to fulfill or that cannot be legitimately passed on to others to fulfill.One Offering per DayCanon law states that a priest who celebrates several Masses on the same day can apply each Mass to the intention for which the offering was given, but subject to the rule that, except on Christmas, he is to keep the offering for only one Mass and transfer the other offerings to the purposes prescribed by the archbishop (Canon 951.1). This obliges the priest who opts to receive stipends. Unless other direction is given by the archbishop, excess offerings are to be turned over to the parish or source of salary as provided for above in this policy.Under this norm, a visiting priest retains his right to receive the stipend, as well as any additional fee due to him as a supply priest. However, while it is the responsibility of the visiting priest to assure that the Masses are said for the specified intentions, he must remit the additional stipends as specified by church law because he may not personally keep the offerings from any additional Masses celebrated in one day. Finally, canon law prohibits a priest who concelebrates an additional Mass on the same day from accepting an offering for it, with no exceptions (Canon 951.2). In all such cases the offering belongs to the parish or source of income as noted above.Limitation on Offerings AcceptedCanon law stipulates that no priest or institution is permitted to accept more offerings for Masses than can be satisfied within a year (Canon 953). Mass intentions not satisfied within the year are to be transferred to their ordinaries according to the method defined by the latter.Excess Mass Offerings, Transferal of Mass ObligationsCanon law contains additional norms regulating Mass offerings that cannot be satisfied in a particular location or by the priest himself (see Canons 954 through 956).Records of Mass Intentions Accepted and SatisfiedCanon law requires that every priest must make an accurate record of the Masses he has accepted to celebrate and those that he has satisfied (Canon 955.4). Canon law also requires that the pastor or the rector of a church or other pious place that regularly receives offerings for Masses is to have a special book in which he notes accurately the number of Masses to be celebrated, the intention, the offering given, and their celebration (Canon 958.1). 220.127.116.11 Service FeesService fees refer to the monetary compensation that a parish gives to supply priests for Masses, baptisms, weddings, confessions, penance services, funeral services, retreats, talks, or other ministerial activities. Service fees are not stipends; the stipend policy does not apply. The purpose of the archdiocesan policy on service fees is to promote equity in the financial support of priests and parity among parishes and other ministries in the archdiocese. While the Church's abiding principle is that priests should not seek any compensation for administering the sacraments beyond voluntary offerings given to them by the parish or pastor/administrator, the archdiocese recognizes that customarily, supply priests are compensated, particularly when the priests may be relying on this compensation to support their personal needs or where a parish relies on supply priests to meet its ministerial requirements. Accordingly, in consultation with the Council of Priests, the archbishop has established the following guidelines and parameters to which parishes are to refer. The guidelines recognize the wide range of resources available to parishes, the diverse practices among priests, and the varying cultural traditions of the communities the priests may be serving.
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