“Man is called to love his neighbor and to be in communion with him. The mask obstructs the development of genuine community, which is the basis of human society: it muffles the human voice; it hides the human smile; it obscures the deeply human facial expressions which are integral to forming human friendships. Man is by nature a social animal. The spiritual dimension of man—the fact that he has a rational soul—is expressed most pointedly, profoundly, and truly in his face.” The case against masks, presented by a religious Sister in the form of an article from the Summa
This is a fantastic article to read, although long it articulates many aspects of why wearing masks is not an act of charity, or a work of mercy, or a necessity out of obedience. Definitely recommend reading the whole article above from where she goes through the 4 main arguments of wearing masks to refuting them all theologically.