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Flavors, foods and cosmetics containing aborted materials

June 18th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Aborted Babies In Pepsi, Kraft, And Nestle – Shocking Report | Genuine Christianity Now

The report referred to in the link above appeared in October 2019; i.e. just before covid-19 entered the world stage, and seems to have then been lost in media frenzy of lockdown, masks and isolation from support or political action networks.  It was a most timely release of information under the radar!

The surprise is how many well-known products are compromised according to these lists. Some priests have no idea of the risk, so when approached by a penitent wanting to confess the very real possibility that they have ingested aborted remains or used them cosmetically, either because of lack of information or because they have done insufficient research, the routine pastoral response seems to waive responsibility to make a reasonable effort to research the matter. But if such dismissal happens every single time, it seems more like a willful ignorance, of not wanting to know.

Warning: the list from the October 2019 article is attached; click to continue but, beware, it is hard to “not know” after having read through the list. For those tired of being phoo-phooed by their confessor on these matters, why not bring a copy of the whole article (from the link) and not just the list to confession? Read the rest of this entry »

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60 rotten apples doth half a bushel make

June 16th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Who are the bishops fighting for pro-abortion politicians? A closer look | News | Lifesitenews

LifeSiteNews’ excellent reporting of detail warns Catholics of certain dioceses of the risk their souls encounter on a regular basis. LSN also exposes the closing of ranks by a number of Pope Francis’ appointees, as well as the real lack of diocesan breadth among the 60-odd prelates.

See also the CF Ticker for outstanding rant by Fr. James Altman against the 60 ‘imbecile’ bishops who refuse to protect the Eucharist against the sacrilege of reception by pro-abortion politicos.

 

Consider the surprise of LSN’s comment regarding who these 60 bishops are:

“The May 13 letter [Feast of Our Lady of Fatima], obtained by The Pillar,  features heads of a few dozen of America’s roughly 200 dioceses. Upon examination, it appears to be a project of a handful of prominent, pro-LGBT, often abuser-connected bishops. Nearly half of the signatures come from just eight liberal prelates and their auxiliaries, for instance.

Principal authors of the memo include Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington, on whose letterhead it was sent, and Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, according to The Pillar. At least one reported signer, Archbishop Dennis Schnurr, has said that he was added without his knowledge, and at least two others have withdrawn their signature, including Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.”

The flock does, indeed, face a difficult challenge in trying to obey such bishops. Unless or until there is at least a visible effort to remove them, parishioners in such dioceses can look to the well-publicized activities and words of healthier leadership; i.e. true teachers of the Deposit of the Faith.  It is not difficult to ‘adopt a bishop’ by visiting their websites, reading their letters, subscribing to their newsletters or newspapers, offering financial support and obedience to what is true.

And it is not difficult to find such leaders through reporting of their courageous words, like Abp. Cordileone of San Francisco: US archbishop reaffirms call to deny Holy Communion to pro-abortion Catholic politicians | News | LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)

Rotten apple. On a white background stock images   Meanwhile, for those who can stomach rotten fruit by the half-bushel, here is also a plethora of indicting and disgusting detail from LSN on the dangerous likes of Cardinals Blase Cupich, Wilton Gregory, Robert McElroy, Joseph Tobin and others:  Who are the bishops fighting for pro-abortion politicians? A closer look | News | Lifesitenews

 

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Remnant Update on the attack on the TLM

June 3rd, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

The Remnant Newspaper – Pope’s Plan to Restrict Traditional Latin Mass Backed by Two Curial Cardinals

Is Pope Francis obsessed with destroying the Latin Mass? Are the bishops who don’t know how to celebrate the TLM voting on its demise?

What is the secret agenda here? Did the Ticker Story from April give us a hint?

Prominent Jesuit calls for young people to be banned from Traditional Latin Mass | News | LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)

 

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LifeSiteNews asked us to share their news highlights

May 31st, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris
Dear readers,

We have some astoundingly important articles for you today. Let me list some of them.

  1. Vaccine researcher admits ‘big mistake,’ says spike protein is dangerous ‘toxin ‘ The ‘terrifying’ new research reported by a viral immunologist and associate professor at University of Guelph, Ontario finds the vaccine spike proteins are being unexpectedly seen in the bloodstream of some Covid-vaccinated persons. The protein is linked to blood clots, heart and brain damage, and potential risks to nursing babies and fertility. This discovery should lead to an immediate halt to all distribution of Covid “vaccines”.
  2. COVID infection elicits long-lasting immunity, nullifying worldwide vaccine push: study. There is now strong evidence that Covid infection and recovery produces antibody- producing cells that will live for the rest of people’s lives. This and other studies have provided strong evidence, as some scientists long ago told LifeSite, the recovery from Covid infection produces long-lasting and life-long immunity, regardless of the claims of government health authorities and vaccine manufacturers who firmly maintain that recovery from Covid does not provide immunity and that people can be re-infected. Those are outright lies to ensure that everyone is vaccinated. In reality, the hundreds of millions who have been infected and recovered do not and should not be vaccinated for health and safety reasons as explained in the article. This is also explosive news.
  3. Number of COVID cases in Delhi crashes after mass distribution of ivermectin. Mass distribution of Ivermectin would appear to be behind the dramatic fall in COVID-19 cases, both in India and Mexico City. The news about the incredible effectiveness of Ivermectin for treating Covid has been exploding in recent days. What this also means is that the public has been subjected to a massive campaign of deliberate, dangerous misinformation about Covid treatments since the pandemic began.
  4. Scientific censorship in Canada: Anti-lockdown doctors seen as ‘major threat’ to government, physician’s college, media. The actions taken by Dr. Phillips and his colleagues to not only speak truth to the government’s lockdown narrative under the threat of sanction, but ultimately serve the best interest of their patients, are nothing short of heroic.
  5. Another major article from the great Archbishop Viganò: The Great Reset from start to finish – With the pandemic, little by little they told us that isolation, lockdowns, masks, curfews, ‘live-streamed Masses,’ distance-learning, ‘smartworking,’ recovery funds, vaccines, and ‘green passes’ would permit us to come out of the emergency, and, believing in this lie, we renounced the rights and lifestyles that they warned us would never return: ‘Nothing will be the same again.’

There is a lot more. These are some of the most important articles for today. Pass them on to others. They should lead to a revolution of reactions against unnecessary, very harmful, even criminal  government policies that have been imposed on a suffering public over the past 14 months.

Steve Jalsevac
LifeSiteNews.com

[May 31, 2021]

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In Fear and Trembling…

May 29th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

A frightening article has appeared in LifeSiteNews, reporting the development of a vaccine administration method using a substrate in the form of a host, closely resembling the host we consume in the Holy Eucharist. Can anyone miss the demonic implications of such a project?

LifeSiteNews Excerpts:

“May 28, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – A team of researchers from the Universities of Minnesota and Texas [and the Mayo Clinic] have developed a polymer ‘wafer,’ which bears a striking resemblance to the host used at a Catholic Mass, that they predict could become the vaccine of the future.  The study, published in the peer reviewed medical journal, Journal of Controlled Release, explained that the membrane on the underside of  the tongue leant itself to absorbing drugs very effectively. [They] already proved that the wafer works with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) proteins, and has been designed with a potential future HIV vaccine in mind.”

In a press release from the University of Minnesota, Chun Wang, one of the study’s authors and associate professor in the university’s College of Science and Engineering, expressed hope that the technology could revolutionise the future of vaccines. “This is just a small step in this long journey,” Wang said. “If we continue this line of work, it can bring us to a point where we will have vaccines — they could be based on DNA, RNA, proteins — that can be stored without refrigeration and easily delivered under the tongue at the sublingual site. They will be quickly disseminated throughout the world because they don’t rely on certain equipment and preservation…. This will be particularly good for low-resource regions of the world, even in America….”

Lifesite continues: “Should it come to be used as a means to deliver COVID-19 vaccines, comparisons would certainly be drawn between what has been described as the ‘church’ of COVID and the Catholic Church’s own sacramental rites.”  Archbishop Viganò, former Papal Nuncio to the United States, described the global adherence to the authoritarian COVID measures as being akin to a religious observance. In light of Pope Francis’s reception of the abortion-tainted injections and subsequent dictate that everyone must take the injection, Archbishop Viganò wrote: ‘The bleak Paul VI Audience Hall has been emblematically chosen as the temple in which to celebrate this new sanitary rite, officiated by ministers of the Covid religion in order to assure, certainly not the salvation of souls, but rather the illusory promise of health for the body…. Viganò earlier described the COVID-19 measures as being part of a ‘pseudo-health regime’ governed by people both inside and outside of the Church who were ‘people corrupt in the soul and sold out to Satan.'”

The LifeSite article concludes with the quote: “The apparent result seems to be a new form of scientism, reincarnated to solve the COVID problem with vaccines to be accepted fideistically (with blind faith), and perhaps nominating itself as the new moral authority of this age, one that demands an act of faith towards the modern religion, the scientific one.” (Continued below picture.)

Researchers develop vaccine technology in ‘wafer’ form, identical to Catholic host used at Mass | News | LifeSite
lifesitenews.com

Suddenly, I saw the fiasco reported in CF last June 25 as possibly far more significant than just a few scaredy-cat priests avoiding COVID by disrespectfully using tweezers on the Holy Eucharist, but rather as almost a pilot test to see if priests and laity would actually accept such a practice to secretly administer vaccine to Catholics who would otherwise refuse the experimental potion. (Put ‘tweezer’ into the CF Search bar to come up with several ‘hits’ from the St. John of Rochester events.)  Acceptance of the use of tweezers on the Body of Christ by clergy and laity removes one obstacle, perhaps the linchpin assumption, that could lead to tricking the laity into accepting a vaccine they don’t want or even their cooperating with administration of the mark of the beast to the unwary. Think. Why else would the progressives want to so closely mimic the host? And who but the evil one would have such a vested interest in attacking God’s flock through the Holy Sacrament? Would Pope Francis even permit consecrating matter tainted by vaccine? Well, he already preached that the Body of Christ (the People of God) should accept the vaccine, and turn themselves over to contamination, didn’t he? It’s not much of a stretch, is it?

Please visit the CF post “Jesus in Baggies” here:  Cleansing Fire – Jesus in Baggies at St. John of Rochester to see Geezer Tweezers at work.

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TLM in Danger! Prayer Needed!

May 26th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

See also:  BREAKING: Francis Plans To Abolish Summorum Pontificum – gloria.tv

and Taylor Marshall’s end-game thoughts: Will Pope Francis ABOLISH Latin Mass and Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum? – YouTube

 

 

 

 

 

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A Fresh Look at Weighing the Vax Decision

May 21st, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/from-hesitation-to-rejection-of-covid-

Excerpts: 

“Nothing is more obscene and contrary to science than the many coercive demands for vaccinating children who do not have any significant risks from COVID. Excluding unvaccinated children from school is disgusting. Parents facing a choice between finally getting their kids back into the classroom versus succumbing to demands for vaccination, are in a terrible position. Following the science and listening to top physicians are more important than ever.”

Dr. Peter McCullough:

  •  ‘If this were any other vaccine it would have been pulled from the market by now for safety reasons.” …. This is the reality for the COVID vaccines: Between Dec. 14 and April 23, there were 3,544 deaths reported to the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System [VAERS], along with 12,619 serious injuries. For comparison: There are 20 to 30 deaths reported every year to VAERS related to the flu shot.”‘ 
  • “Doctors for COVID Ethics group has strongly expressed concerns that COVID vaccines have been inadequately tested and monitored. And that they represent dangerous medical experimentation whose risks outweigh their benefits. Moreover, they are serious violations of medical ethics and citizens’ medical rights….” 

Dr. Joseph Mercola: 

  • “I’m also a firm believer in having the information to truly have informed consent. This is not a conventional vaccine. It’s actually giving your body a signal to instruct it to become a factory for making SARS-COV-2 spike protein. And this spike protein is not the same spike protein at all, it’s genetically mutated…. the vaccine actually is gene editing that impairs your body’s natural immune response.
  • “They are going to kill more people with this vaccine than deaths caused from SARS-COV-2,” he said.
  • “… the vaccine provides artificial immunity that actually “impairs your innate immunity in the future.” He has said that “no rational person should take the experimental COVID vaccines.”
  • “.. no rational person should take the experimental COVID vaccines.”

Dr. Harvey Risch:

 “…  the majority of people now coming down with COVID-19 have been vaccinated against the virus. This should raise concerns about the wisdom of getting vaccinated.”

Dr. Peter McCullough:

  • “… the incredible emphasis on COVID vaccines is an even more potent undermining of early home/outpatient COVID treatment protocols that are cheap and proven to cure and prevent COVID…. There simply is way too much emphasis on COVID vaccines and far too little on known, cheap and effective treatments that also work to prevent COVID.”

Additional References:

  • “Pandemic Blunder: Fauci and Public Health Blocked Early Home COVID Treatment” by Joel S Hirschhorn 
 
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What to do if the vax is ‘forced.’

May 19th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

What to do if your employer, school, or parish demands you get the coronavirus vaccine | Blogs | LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)

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Still Waiting for the Spiritual Reset?

May 15th, 2021, Promulgated by Hopefull

When will our Spiritual Reset Happen?

It’s when our hunger for God, and for His Eucharistic Banquet, outweighs our concerns about “catching covid.”

It is also when the presbyters of the Church stop fearing for themselves, and start to remember that “it’s all about souls.”

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32nd Reason not to take the Vax — shedding?

May 4th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Three months ago, we published an article with the link  Cleansing Fire – A Rabbi’s 31 Reasons for not taking The Vaccine . At the time, it seemed like one more opinion, well organized and thoughtful, on why the author, Rabbi Chananyn Weissman, had decided not to take the Vax. It turned out to be more than just an isolated opinion. It was perhaps a guiding light for some in their own decision making.

For at least the last five years CF has counted ‘hits’ in the first month in which a post is displayed. And never before have we had anything close to the number of hits on the Rabbi’s article. Multiples of previous #’s. It certainly seems to indicate particular interest in understanding the issues, and in choosing well in a life-and-death personal moral matter. And now we are able to see one illustration of the importance of #5 on the Rabbi’s list:

“The establishment insists that this medical treatment is safe.”

“They cannot possibly know this because the long-term effects are entirely unknown, and will not be known for many years.

They may speculate that it is safe, but it is disingenuous for them to make such a claim that cannot possibly be known.

Because they are being disingenuous, I do not trust them, and I want no part of their treatment.”

 

Several new pieces of information have appeared since the Rabbi’s list was published, including about deaths close to the time of vaccination, side effects like blindness and deafness, and — perhaps now the most relevant — contagion after the vax; i.e. that an unvaccinated person is at risk to be infected by covid sheddings of the vaccinated person!  And, to make matters worse, it seems not to be something that could be handled by, say, temporary isolation, as the ‘shedding’ continues to renew itself; i.e. to perpetuate. A movie with such a plot would not be credible, yet this seems to be the ‘real world’ in which we now begin to suffer.

Only a short week or two ago, those who refused the vax, for whatever reason, were being criticized for not being willing to be vaxed to protect the masses. The Pope was frequently quoted as saying Catholics (et al) had a moral obligation to be vaxed to protect the health of others.  Now it appears the opposite is true. It is the vaxed masses who pose the danger to the unvaxed! One bishop stated that for anyone to assist at Mass, he or she had to be fully vaccinated. Shouldn’t that now be restated that NO ONE who is vaxed should be allowed in the Sanctuary, putting others at risk?

Here are links to 3 of the articles:  More will be added if/when available.

The first one forecasts billions of deaths.

Brighteon

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/americas-frontline-doctors-covid-vaccinated-can-shed-spike-protein-harming-unvaccinated?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=6f551a39d5-Daily%2520Headlines%2520-%2520U.S._COPY_1028&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-6f551a39d5-401405341

URGENT! 5 Doctors Agree that COVID-19 Injections are Bioweapons and Discuss What to do About It (rumble.com)

https://japantoday.com/category/features/kuchikomi/japan%27s-vaccination-rate-lowest-in-g7-here%27s-why

Johns Hopkins University Confirms That ‘Self-Spreading’ Vaccines Are Real (humansarefree.com)

Let’s reflect on the implicit moral question and contrast it to a key alleged reason for receiving the vax, i.e. to not contract covid, and then give that covid to another person. If shedding is indeed a vital issue, with no way (yet) to avoid being a multiple and consistent unwanted ‘donor’ of the ‘virus’ to others, then a key argument based on charity to others is reversed, in which case our protection of others requires we avoid being vaxed. Instead, we are then called to avoid the vax for the good of others! Remember the first law of medicine: Do no harm!  If shedding is a real issue now being presented and continues through indefinite regeneration, it may even be necessary for those who can’t or won’t take the vax to take prophylactic doses of Ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine. It may be the most moral decision of all.

Let’s also remember #30 on the Rabbi’s list — when we finally get to  trust in God!

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Cardinal Sarah ‘humbly begs’ Pope Francis to reinstate single celebrant Masses at St. Peter’s Basilica

April 30th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Cardinal Sarah asks Pope Francis to reinstate individual Masses at St. Peter’s Basilica – Adoremus

(Thank you to M. for alerting us to the Adoremus article. Let us pray for Cardinal Sarah’s intention.)

Excerpts:

“Cardinal Sarah said the new norms are as lacking in justice as in love, do not correspond to the truth or the law, do not facilitate but rather endanger the decorum of the celebration, devout participation in the Mass, and the freedom of the children of God.”

“The new protocols which were decreed by the First Section of the Secretariat of State, said priests will be invited to take part in several concelebrated Masses at St. Peter’s every day, but will not be permitted to offer private Masses at the basilica’s 45 side altars and 11 chapels.”

“Cdl. Sarah asked …. if it was necessary to break this ‘ancient and venerable custom,'”  and pointed out that:

“The main … role of an altar is in fact that the Eucharistic sacrifice be offered on it.” Furthermore, Cdl. Sarah notes, “The presence of the relics of the saints under the altars has a biblical, theological, liturgical, and spiritual value of such magnitude that there is no need even to mention them.”

“With the new norms the altars of St. Peter’s are destined to serve, except one day a year, only as tombs of saints, if not as mere works of art.”

“Those altars, instead, must live, and their life is the daily celebration of the Holy Mass.”

See full CNA/Adoremus article here:  Cardinal Sarah asks Pope Francis to reinstate individual Masses at St. Peter’s Basilica – Adoremus

 

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When (& How?) can we Recognize the Schism is Now?

April 21st, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

DECLARATION (red text is for emphasis; highlights)

By Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò With regard to the “FIFTH INTERNATIONAL VATICAN CONFERENCE”

From May 6-8, 2021, the fifth International Vatican Conference will take place, entitled “Exploring the Mind, Body & Soul. Unite to Prevent & Unite to Cure. A Global Health Care Initiative: How Innovation and Novel Delivery Systems Improve Human Health.” The event is being hosted by the Pontifical Council for Culture, the Cura Foundation, the Science and Faith Foundation, and Stem for Life.

Michael Haynes of LifeSiteNews has reported on the topics to be addressed and the participants, including the infamous Anthony Fauci, whose scandalous conflicts of interest did not prevent him from taking over the management of the pandemic in the United States; Chelsea Clinton, a follower of the Church of Satan and a staunch abortion advocate; the New Age guru Deepak Chopra; Dame Jane Goodall, environmentalist and chimpanzee expert; the CEOs of Pfizer and Moderna; representatives of Big Tech; and a whole slew of abortionists, Malthusians, and globalists known to the general public. The conference has recruited five prominent journalists to be moderators, who are exclusively from left-wing media outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, CBS and Forbes.

This Conference – along with the Council for Inclusive Capitalism of Lynn Forester de Rothschild, the Global Compact on Education, and the inter-religious Pantheon to be held in June in Astana, Kazakhstan – is the umpteenth scandalous confirmation of a disturbing departure of the current Hierarchy, and in particular its highest Roman members, from Catholic orthodoxy. The Holy See has deliberately renounced the supernatural mission of the Church, making itself the servant of the New World Order and Masonic globalism in an antichristic counter-magisterium.

The same Roman Dicasteries, occupied by people ideologically aligned with Jorge Mario Bergoglio and protected and promoted by him, now continue unrestrained in their implacable work of demolishing Faith, Morals, ecclesiastical discipline, and monastic and religious life, in an effort as vain as it is unprecedented to transform the Bride of Christ into a philanthropic association enslaved to the Strong Powers. The result is the super-imposition over the true Church of a sect of heretical and depraved Modernists who are intent on legitimizing adultery, sodomy, abortion, euthanasia, idolatry, and any perversion of the intellect and will. The true Church is now eclipsed, denied and discredited by her very Pastors, betrayed even by the one who occupies the highest Throne.

The fact that the deep church has managed to elect its own member so as to carry out this infernal plan in agreement with the deep state is no longer a mere suspicion, but a phenomenon which it is now essential to ask questions about and shed light on. The submission of the Cathedra veritatis to the interests of the Masonic elite is manifesting itself in all its evidence, in the deafening silence of the Sacred Pastors and in the bewilderment of the People of God, who have been abandoned to themselves.

Further demonstration of this degenerate libido serviendi of the Vatican towards the globalist ideology is the choice of speakers to give testimonials and lectures: supporters of abortion, of the use of fetal material in research, of demographic decline, of the pan-sexual LGBT agenda, and last but not least, of the narrative of Covid and the so-called vaccines. Cardinal Ravasi, the President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, is certainly one of the leading representatives of the deep church and Modernist progressivism, as well as an advocate of dialogue with the infamous Masonic sect and a promoter of the famous Courtyard of the Gentiles. It is therefore not surprising that included among the organizers of the event is the Stem for Life Foundation, which proudly defines itself as “a nonsectarian, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization focused on creating a movement to accelerate development of cell therapies.”

On closer inspection, the sectarianism and partisanship of the Vatican Conference are made evident by the topic it addresses, the conclusions it seeks to draw, its participants, and its sponsors. Even the image chosen to promote the Conference is extremely eloquent: a close-up of Michelangelo’s fresco of Creation on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, in which the hand of God the Father reaches out towards the hand of Adam, but with both hands covered by disposable surgical gloves, recalling the regulations of the new “health liturgy” and implying that even the Lord Himself might spread the virus.

In this sacrilegious representation, the order of Creation is subverted into therapeutic anti-creation, in which man saves himself and becomes the mad author of his own health “redemption.” Instead of the purifying laver of Baptism, the Covid religion proposes the vaccine, the bearer of disabilities and death, as the only means of salvation. Instead of Faith in the Revelation of God, we find superstition and the irrational assent to precepts that have nothing scientific about them, with rites and liturgies that mimic true Religion in a sacrilegious parody.

This choice of imagery has an aberrant and blasphemous ring to it, because it uses a well-known and evocative image to insinuate and promote a false and tendentious narrative that says that in the presence of a seasonal flu, whose virus has still not been isolated according to Koch’s postulates (here) and that can be effectively cured using existing treatments, it is necessary to administer vaccines that are admitted to be ineffective and that are still in the experimentation phase, with unknown side-effects, and whose producers have obtained a criminal shield of immunity for their distribution.

The victims immolated on the altar of the health Moloch, from children dismembered in the third month of pregnancy in order to produce the gene serum to the thousands of people who have been killed or maimed, do not stop the infernal machine of Big Pharma, and it is to be feared that there will be a resurgence of the phenomenon over the next few months.

One wonders if Bergoglio’s zeal for the dissemination of the gene serum is not also motivated by base economic reasons, as compensation for the losses suffered by the Vatican and the Dioceses following the lockdown and the collapse of attendance by the faithful at Mass and the Sacraments. On the other hand, if Rome’s silence about the violation of human and religious rights in China has been paid for by the Beijing dictatorship with substantial prebends, nothing prevents the replication of this scheme on a large scale in exchange for the Vatican’s promotion of the vaccines.

The Conference will obviously take great care not to mention even indirectly the perennial teaching of the Magisterium on moral and doctrinal questions of the greatest importance. Conversely, the sycophantic praise of the worldly mentality and the prevailing ideology will be the only voice, along with the amorphous ecumenical repertoire inspired by the New Age.

I note that in 2003 the same Pontifical Council for Culture condemned yoga meditation and, more generally, New Age thought as being incompatible with the Catholic faith. According to the Vatican document, New Age thought “shares with a number of internationally influential groups the goal of superseding or transcending particular religions in order to create space for a universal religion which could unite humanity. Closely related to this is a very concerted effort on the part of many institutions to invent a Global Ethic, an ethical framework which would reflect the global nature of contemporary culture, economics and politics. Further, the politicization of ecological questions certainly colors the whole question of the Gaia hypothesis or worship of mother earth” (2.5).

It goes without saying that the pagan ceremonies with which Saint Peter’s Basilica was profaned in honor of the pachamama idol fit perfectly into that “politicization of ecological questions” denounced by the 2003 Vatican document, and which today is instead promoted sine glossa by the so-called Bergoglian magisterium, beginning with Laudato Sì and Fratelli Tutti.

At La Salette, Our Lady warned us: “Rome will lose the Faith and become the seat of the Antichrist.” It will not be the Holy Church, indefectible by the promises of Christ, that will lose the Faith: it will be the sect that occupies the See of Most Blessed Peter and which today we see propagating the anti-gospel of the New World Order. It is no longer possible to remain silent, because today our silence would make us accomplices of the enemies of God and of the human race. Millions of faithful are disgusted by the countless scandals of the Pastors, by the betrayal of their mission, by the desertion of those who by Holy Orders are called to bear witness to the Holy Gospel and not to support the establishment of the kingdom of the Antichrist.

I beg my Brothers in the Episcopate, priests, religious, and in a particular way the faithful laity who see themselves being betrayed by the Hierarchy, to raise their voices so as to express with a spirit of true obedience to Our Lord, Head of the Mystical Body, a firm and courageous denunciation of this apostasy and its authors.

I invite everyone to pray that the Divine Majesty may be moved to compassion and intervene in our aid. May the Most Holy Virgin, terribilis ut castrorum acies ordinata, intercede before the Throne of God, compensating with Her merits for the unworthiness of Her children who invoke Her with the glorious title of Auxilium Christianorum.

+ Carlo Maria Viganò, Archbishop

20 April 2021
Feria Tertia infra Hebdomadam II
post Octavam Paschae

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Has Notre Dame gone Nazi?

April 17th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

A recent LifeSiteNews article brings home the obligation to eternal vigilance against the loss or corruption of civil liberties. Please continue to some highlights below with the link to the full story and its analyis, the PETITION, giving of legal notice, links and citations. How can a once prestigious university fall into full scale violation of human rights without even noticing it? The answer lies partly in the loss of ability to value and to recognize truth, and partly from the blindness by fear and mob rule. But violation of the 1947 Nuremberg Code? Yes, even that. That insightful article points out that many organizations not specifically exempted from lawsuits regarding injury from the vax, may indeed be sued by the coerced, injured victim. A sample letter is suggested for putting an organization ‘on notice’, an organization like a school, church, company not specifically exempted (like a pharm company or CDC.)

Has Notre Dame gone Nazi?

“Former Pfizer VP Dr. Michael Yeadon explained that to coerce somebody to receive [an experimental] medical treatment is ‘a faint echo’ of Nazi Germany performing experiments on living humans who weren’t volunteers.”

Excerpts

SOUTH BEND, Indiana, April 16, 2021 LifeSiteNews

“One day prior to opening a large ‘clinic’ on campus to provide students with the opportunity to receive injections of the experimental Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, the University of Notre Dame’s executive officers, including President Father John Jenkins, sent a letter to the campus community announcing that all students returning to campus for the fall 2021 semester will be required, with some standard exceptions, ‘to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.’”

“…. Notre Dame already ‘requires enrolled students to be immunized for hepatitis B, meningitis, measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus and chicken pox,” again, with standard exceptions.  However, … there is little equivalence with these other vaccines, as the [covid vaccine is] … only made available under an “Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). This means these biological agents are merely ‘experimental.’ [T]his “means you have enrolled yourself in a medical trial … [and] most people are not aware that’s what they’re doing.’”

“Following the tragedies of World War II when the Nuremberg hearings revealed that Nazi doctors had forced or coerced prisoners of war and others into abusive and even deadly human experimentation, leading to convictions and executions, the court helped create the Nuremberg Code of 1947 which established broadly recognized international norms for ethical experimentation on human subjects.”

“The Code’s first and most extensive principle provides the strict conditions for establishing voluntary consent from those submitting to human experimentation, including that the individual may not be exposed to “any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion…. Clearly, Notre Dame’s mandating their students to receive these experimental treatments is, by definition, coercive and violates this first principle of the Nuremberg Code rendering it, on this point alone, nakedly unethical.”

Please visit the link for further discussion of violations of the Nuremberg Code, the weighing of risk and survival rates for young adults, the irrelevancy of the covid threat at Notre Dame, the nature of the experimental unknowns, including fertility risk,  lack of animal trials,and the potential for increased vulnerability and danger in long term effects, including “strokes, encephalitis, auto-immune disease, birth defects, Kawasaki disease, and death” and the still open question of whether or not the experimental drug actually can stop transmission of the disease.

In a recent interview, Dr. Michael Yeadon, Pfizer’s former Vice President and Chief Scientist for Allergy & Respiratory, who retired from the pharmaceutical giant with “the most senior research position” in his field, admonished those promoting and administering these experimental vaccines: “Do not give [this gene-based vaccine] prophylactically to healthy people. Anyone listening to this who happens to be doing it, you should be ashamed of yourself. Why are you giving new technology vaccines for which we’ve got very little short-term data and no long-term data? Nor are there any previous examples to go on. Why are you giving these things to people who have got essentially zero chance of dying from this virus? They have a bigger chance of being injured by, or killed by, the vaccine. So, what has happened to your “First, do no harm” [medical ethics]? You should change what you are doing this very day.”

“It is illegal under various international treaties, to coerce somebody to receive a medical treatment. And it derives from the trials following the defeat of Nazi Germany where Josef Mengele, and other people, performed experiments on living humans who were of course not volunteers, sometimes killing them. And this is a faint echo of that.” 

Vaccine mandates violate Catholic Church teaching

“Indeed, despite the curious promotion of these vaccines by some Catholic Church officials, [it] necessarily involve[s] a prudential judgment …for which they have no special competence.”

Vaccine mandates violate federal law

[S]uch products “approved for emergency use are prohibited from being mandated by federal law.”… The prospect of being prohibited from returning to your university to complete your degree, would certainly undermine such necessary freedom.

[T]here is no… shield for employers, businesses, or schools who attempt to mandate vaccination…. Therefore, should they do so, they may be held liable for any resulting harm.[See full article for a template letter to put employers and schools on notice of their liability for mandating vaccination with an experimental drug.]

Full article here: The Leprechaun has no clothes: Notre Dame violates the Nuremberg Code of 1947 | News | LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)

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In case you were wondering…

April 10th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

It has been somewhat of a CF tradition to share news on the assignments and reassignments of priests in the DoR.  You are invited to join in the commentary with whatever you know at this point. Please don’t speculate. We’ll keep the comments open until the list appears in the Courier.

 

5/3/21:

The full list of appointments can now be found here:  Bishop Salvatore Matano announces 2021 pastoral appointments | Catholic Courier

This post is now closed to further comment.

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Finally! A priest apologizes for withholding the Eucharist!

April 6th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

We’ve waited over a year to hear these words. Finally, a priest apologizes for withholding the Eucharist from his parishioners during the lock-down in 2020.  It is a beautiful yet simple confession, an example to clergy everywhere.  Click here to hear the priest’s words: Humble Priest Begs Forgiveness for Withholding the Eucharist – YouTube

Here are some highlights:

GILBERT, Arizona, April 6, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — A Catholic priest during his Holy Thursday homily begged the faithful for forgiveness for having left them without the Eucharist during COVID-19 lockdowns the previous year.

“I feel the need to publicly apologize for the events of the past year,” Fr. Sergio Muñoz Fita, pastor of St. Anne Roman Catholic Parish in Gilbert, Arizona, said during his April 1 homily (watch video at  1:11:35). “I ask for forgiveness for having left you without the Eucharist for many weeks last year.”

“Many of you, in the most difficult moments of the pandemic, turned to your father for bread, and we gave you a stone. We failed you by denying you the only Food that could sustain your hope. We abandoned you when we should have been closest to you. For this, at this holy Mass, I ask your forgiveness,” he said.

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Fr. Muñoz Fita, who was ordained in his native Spain in 2004 prior to coming to the U.S. in 2012, and who is a member of the Secular Institute of the Servi Trinitatis, went on to promise his flock that he would never be a party to such a betrayal again.

“What I can promise you is that I will never again be a party to something similar, and that if obedience places me in such a situation again, I will withdraw so as not to be a responsible and guilty party to something that, even today, weighs on my conscience, as the act of which I am most ashamed in my entire life,” he said.

Catholic author Leila Miller, who broke the story on her blog, called the priest’s apology “balm for the soul.”  “Fr. Sergio, a humble, holy priest of God, has said the words that so many of the faithful have waited to hear,” she said.

The priest continued his homily in Spanish, telling the faithful how the Lord must have suffered during the lockdown by being treated “as if he were not important” and being relegated “to the category of things that are ‘non-essential.’”

“I ask forgiveness from Christ in the Eucharist for all that He has had to suffer this past year,” said Fr. Muñoz Fita.

“In the Eucharist we find a living Heart that is sensitive like ours, more sensitive than ours. He has suffered this year from many of the decisions that have been made. We have made Him the target of innumerable offenses, contempt, and disrespect. We have treated Him as if he were not important. We have relegated Him to the category of things that are ‘non-essential,’ when in reality there is nothing more necessary for us than Jesus in the Eucharist. We have alienated the Eucharist from the people who now turn their backs on us because we have turned our backs on them. Christ has suffered in silence in the way we have treated Him, as if He were something we had to protect ourselves from,” he added.

Muñoz Fita concluded his homily with a call for Catholics to take a stand with the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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Men’s Fertility plunges

April 6th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

LifeSite News: April 7, 2021 (Children’s Health Defense) — Scientists are witnessing an alarming trend: Men’s sperm counts are down, testosterone levels have plunged and erectile dysfunction is increasing. Male infertility is on the rise — and exposure to synthetic chemicals known as phthalates could be to blame, according to fertility scientist Shanna Swan, Ph.D., author of the new book, “Count Down: How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race.”

Citing Swan’s book, the New York Post reported that the global fertility rate has dropped 50% between 1960 and 2016, with the U.S. birth rate 16% below where it needs to be to sustain the population.

[PSA: Gentlemen! stop carrying your not-so-smart phone in your trouser pocket!]

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Timely Refresher on Biblical Basis for Gun Rights

March 26th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Who ordered lethal weapons to be brought to the Garden?

Although much political muscle and media opinion favors “gun control,” that does not mean the loudest voices are on the side of morality or responsibility, let alone on the side of righteousness.  Rather, the dialogue should be broader, at least as much in moral terms as in consideration of constitutional rights, which come from God, not from the government.   On May 6, 2013, then VP of the United States (Joe Biden) asked clerics to preach gun control from the pulpit, taking for granted that religious leaders would be aligned with the Obama administration’s concept of gun control, and without seeming to understand that there is, indeed, a biblical basis for gun rights.  Even a cursory exegesis of New Testament Scripture leads to a deeper understanding of these issues. Luke, the only non-Jewish (Gentile) New Testament author, was a Greek physician, a man with close attention to detail and access to eyewitnesses.  His Gospel also helps to form conscience on Second Amendment Rights.

Christ’s true teaching has often been watered down, even from the pulpit, to a “nice” modern, non-controversial, secularly popular interpretation. Issues of self-defense are barely mentioned.  Yet, Christ did not avoid controversy.  He drove buyers and sellers from the Temple with a whip of cords (#1).  He spoke clearly, and often at personal risk, accusing Scribes and Pharisees of being “whitewashed tombs … full of dead men’s bones… (#2), calling Herod the Tetrarch a “fox (#3), and laying out Truth for the Roman governor of Judea, Pilate, who didn’t know or care what Truth meant (#4).  There is no reason to believe, facing imminent death, that Christ would have spoken with diminished candor.

Elsewhere in Scripture, when Christ was misunderstood, He persisted and did not allow His apostles to abide in error.  For example, after He deliberately delayed responding to Lazarus’ impending death, He used the softer word that Lazarus had fallen “asleep.  The disciples misunderstood, but He set them straight:  “Then Jesus told them plainly, ‘Lazarus is dead….’” (#5)  Similarly, when a large group of disciples walked away from Jesus in John, Chapter 6, because they could not accept His Words about eating His flesh and drinking His blood, He let them go.  They did not misunderstand; so He didn’t soften the Truth for them, but reiterated it even more strongly.  So, it makes sense, just hours before His arrest and death, that Jesus would not say something He did not mean.  Christ did call for swords to be carried to Gethsemane.  But why?

Arming the Apostles:  All four Gospels mention Christ’s apostles carrying swords to the Garden of Gethsemane, where He was arrested.  Only Luke explains that Christ was the One Who directed His followers to carry those weapons!  Luke writes:  “[Christ] said to them … let him who has no sword sell his mantle and buy one.  For I tell you that this scripture must be fulfilled in Me, ‘And He was reckoned with transgressors;’ for what is written about Me has its fulfillment.”  “And they said, ‘Look, Lord, here are two swords.’  And He said to them, ‘It is enough.’” (#6)

Enough!  One comment should be made on Christ’s words: “It is enough,” lest misunderstanding be carried into the following discussion. The Greek word for “enough” is hikanos and has been inappropriately characterized in the Sacra Pagina regarding the Gospel of Luke to mean “exasperated termination of this discussion,” but that is not what the Greek implies.  “It is enough” seems best translated as “sufficient.”  Luke uses the word hikanos nine times in his Gospel, translated also into English as “worthy,” “many,” and “long,” and never with an almost snide modern meaning of “Enough already!”  The word has been used regarding John the Baptist’s not being worthy to untie Christ’s sandals, and about the centurion not being worthy that Christ should come under his roof. It is used for “many people,” “many swine,” and for a “long time.” Such eisegesis, reinterpreting hikanos 2000 years later with a gun control bias, does a great disservice to the Bible and to those who hold it sacred.

Protection: Christ’s words focus on protection, asserting that henceforth a sword would be needed even more than the mantle’s protection from cold and chill.  The mantle (or cloak) was so important that the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy (24:13) required, when it was given as a pledge, that it be returned by day’s end so that the wearer would not suffer in the nighttime chill.  One might also hear in Christ words His Own sense of obligation to protect those whose care had been entrusted to Him by the Father and even, since Peter had one of the swords, the continuation of such protection of the apostles through Peter.

CCC 2265: “Legitimate defense can be not only a right but a grave duty for one who is responsible for the lives of others.  The defense of the common good requires that an unjust aggressor be rendered unable to cause harm.  For this reason, those who legitimately hold authority also have the right to use arms to repel aggressors against the civil community entrusted to their responsibility.”

The Machaira:  The sword carried by Peter was likely a “machaira,” variously described as a large knife, a small sword, or a straight one-edged sword for thrusting.  Given the size of the machaira, it would be used in close quarters, against a near threat.  The word machaira occurs in fifteen Gospel verses.  Of these, eight are references to the apostles’ taking and using the weapon at Gethsemane, plus five refer to the crowds, to whom Christ said:  “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs….” (#7)

 

CCC 2264: “Therefore it is legitimate to insist on respect for one’s own right to life.”

Why did Christ Call for WeaponsAs He faced His Crucifixion, Christ was concerned about the safety of His apostles.  He prayed for them, but He also called them to protect themselves.  Carrying weapons, they would have some protection, might make enemies hesitate to attack (i.e. deterrence), and perhaps even offer some self-confidence to control their fear.  Christ, about to die, would no longer be protecting them in an earthly sense.  His Priestly Prayer to the Father, just before His arrest, was: “While I was with them, I kept them in Thy Name, which Thou hast given Me; I have guarded them, and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled.” (#8) He said that He, their Shepherd, would be struck, and“the sheep will be scattered (#9).  He even told the apostles the reason they would be in danger; i.e., because He would be “reckoned with transgressors….”  It is logical to think His closest companions might be subject to harassment or attack for having been so long in the company of someone about to be crucified between two thieves, convicted of a capital crime.  Even the accusers presented Christ to Pilate as a transgressor:  “If this man were not an evildoer, we would not have handed Him over.” (#10)  The apostles’ risk further increased because they soon would preach Christ’s Own mission and work.

CCC 2269: “The moral law prohibits exposing someone to mortal danger without grave reason….”

Why was Peter Told to Put Away the Sword?  The machaira which Peter carried was not intended to protect Christ from fulfilling His own mission, but for the apostles’ self-defense. His response to the crowd which came to arrest Him was: I told you that I am He; so, if you seek Me, let these men go.” (#11) Clearly, Peter did not understand his own role and reacted in a most human way, attacking:  Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s slave and cut off his right ear.  The slave’s name was Malchus.  Jesus said to Peter, ‘Put your sword into its sheath; shall I not drink the cup which the Father has given Me?’” (#12)  These words illustrate that their swords were not to protect Jesus, Who had already prayed to the Father: “… not My Will, but Thine, be done.” (#13)

CCC 2262: “He [Christ] did not defend himself and told Peter to leave his sword in its sheath.”  Matthew 26:52.

There is no evidence Christ wanted His apostles to do anything illegal either.  Apparently just carrying a sword for self-defense was not illegal, or Peter would not have been told to put it back into its sheath, but rather it would have been confiscated by the armed guard.  One should not suppose that arming the apostles meant that they were to initiate an attack.  Peter was told to put away the sword, not to throw away the sword; i.e. not to “disarm.”

In Matthew’s Gospel, Christ adds:  “… for all who take the sword will perish by the sword” (#14), criticizing drawing a weapon against someone who is not attacking, or perhaps not even armed.  Although the crowd had swords, we are given no evidence that anyone had used a weapon against Christ or the apostles.  A few translations of Luke 22:51 (#15) have Christ say (when Peter draws his sword) “No!” or “Stop!” but the Greek does not support using either word.  The better translation of the Greek would seem to be in the King James Version: “Allow even this,” an expression of Christ’s willingness to go to the Cross.  Then Christ healed the servant’s ear, protecting Peter once again, this time from potential criminal charges of assault.

The Gospels say little about whether the apostles were again threatened that night or soon after by armed authorities, but there must have been fear, for one young man, who was about to be seized, ran away naked.  The only apostle to show up at the Cross was John.  Peter’s fear was manifested in his three denials around the charcoal fire in the High Priest’s Courtyard during Christ’s trial:  “One of the servants of the high priest, a kinsman of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, asked, ‘Did I not see you in the garden with Him?’” (#16)  This accusation was immediately followed by Peter’s third denial of Christ.

The Choice to Defend Oneself:  Misunderstanding or misreading these texts causes them to be overlooked as approving righteously carrying a self-defense weapon.  The Bill of Rights enshrines our God-given rights, rights not originating from the state, which is charged to protect those rights.  The Gospels affirm the “right” of self-protection and, at times, the obligation to protect the vulnerable (as a father protecting his family) and, by extension, for the protection of self for the service of God, for the work of His Church, for the service of others, and for the good order of society.

CCC 2263: The legitimate defense of persons and societies is not an exception to the prohibition against the murder of the innocent that constitutes intentional killing.

Later, after being strengthened by the Resurrection and Pentecost, a disciple could freely choose not to protect himself further, when his own martyrdom, not a senseless death, became a higher calling. In other words, exercise of the right to bear arms was not mandated as an obligation for self-protection. Hence, even the willingness to give up one’s life in martyrdom, to drink of the cup one is given for the sake of soul over body, would  seem not to violate the obligation to oneself:

CCC 2264 “Love toward oneself remains a fundamental principle of morality.… Someone who defends his life is not guilty of murder even if he is forced to deal his aggressor a lethal blow….”

But there is nothing about guns in the Bible.  Of course not, nor about the Internet, space travel, chemotherapy, fission, cloning or fracking, e.g.  Yet the Gospel never becomes outdated.  Christ clearly authorized the right to self-defense.  The weapon in the biblical pre-gun society was the machaira, requiring close proximity for use.  But today, in a society with firearms, where an attacker has a clear tactical advantage, swords have no role.  The Bible does not fix the actual means of self-defense, but rather the right to self-defense, to use a weapon for protection.  If we are to hear about weapons from the pulpit, may it be God’s word, not politicians’ manipulations.

So, do gun-rights apply in Church? Well, Christ Himself called for weapons for the protection of His Own Apostles in the Holy Garden of Gethsemane. Doesn’t the answer seem clear?

 

References:  All Bible citations are from the Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition unless otherwise noted:  (#1)  John 2:15, (#2)  Matthew 23:27, (#3)  Luke 13:32, (#4)  John 18: 37-38, (#5)  John 11:10-14, (#6)  Luke 22:36-38, (#7)  Matthew 26:55, Mark 14:48, Luke 22:52, (#8)  John 17:12, (#9)  Mark 14:27, (#10)  John  18:30,  (#11) John 18:8,  (#12) John 18:10-11, (#13) Luke 22:42, (#14)  Matthew 26:52, (#15)  Luke 22:51, (#16)  John 18:26

 

Diane C. Harris

 

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The Silence of Death in St. Peter’s Basilica

March 22nd, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

‘Like a Museum’: Dead Silence in St. Peter’s Basilica as Suppression of Individual Masses Comes into Force| National Catholic Register (ncregister.com)

An excellent article with picture gallery appears in the National Catholic Register today, March 22, 2021, written by Edward Pentin, about the deathly silence inside St. Peter’s Basilica. It follows the Vatican’s requiring concelebration of the Mass and tightly restricting the offering of the Traditional Latin Mass and hours in which Mass can be offered. Why is this happening and what does it mean?

While I am personally appalled at the implicit and simultaneous denigration of the Mass, as well as of priests and of the holy basilica, from the sidelines it is not difficult to find several possible reasons.  The following timeline is based on a translation of Contra Recentia Sacrilegia (translated as “Protest against Pope Francis’s Sacrilegious Acts”… be sure to read the impressive Signatories List) — that condemns wholesale the Pope’s dabbling in idolatry:

  1. Approximately a year and a half ago (a not-insignificant elapsed time period in prophecy) Pope Francis desecrated the property of the Vatican with worship services in the Vatican Gardens of  a “Pachamama, a fertility goddess” idol during the Amazonian Synod.  The desecration was on October 4, 2019, Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. On that day, Pope Francis attended an act of idolatrous worship of the pagan goddess “Pachamama”, thus desecrating the vicinity of the graves of the martyrs and of the church of the Apostle Peter.
  2. Pope Francis further  participated in this act of idolatrous worship by blessing a wooden image of Pachamama.
  3. On October 7, 2019, the idol of Pachamama was placed in front of the main altar at St. Peter’s and then carried in procession to the Synod Hall. Pope Francis said prayers in a ceremony involving this image and then joined in this procession.
  4. When wooden images of this pagan deity were removed from the church of Santa Maria in Traspontina, where they had been sacrilegiously placed, and thrown into the Tiber by Catholics outraged by this profanation of the church, Pope Francis, on October 25, apologized for their removal.
  5. Another wooden image of Pachamama was returned to the church. Thus, a new profanation was initiated.
  6. On October 27, in the closing Mass for the Amazonian Synod, Pope Francis accepted a bowl used in the idolatrous worship of Pachamama and placed it on the altar of St. Peter’s Basilica.

And one actually wonders why silence has befallen the Basilica of St. Peter? Perhaps the silence is to make God’s voice heard.

How is a good priest able to celebrate a holy Mass in such an idolatrous location? God indeed provided time (a year and a half!) for cleansing of the basilica, for atonement for the multiple sins of idolatry, for the reparation by priests, some now victimized by interference in their freedom to celebrate Mass and others by their own failure to speak out against the Amazonian abominations.

 

Background

https://www.joshuatcharles.com/blog/2020/4/24/pachamama-is-a-demon-testimony-from-missionaries

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/analysis-why-pachamama-took-a-dip-23186

 

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Alleluia echoes during Lent – recalled!

March 10th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Thanks to “T” and “J” for input on the Alleluia post, which I am now recalling and rewriting. They each gave me some clarity on two different issues regarding returning to the pre-Covid Mass. While I apologize for any confusion caused from the original post, and for overlooking some fine ‘early return’ work by several prelates, there is always a second side each time error is found and corrected; i.e. the joy of realizing somebody read the post! I do welcome the input. What follows is less an attempt to determine which bishop did what first, but rather an effort to recognize the issues. The title I used was simply to recognize the joy of having Mass return to us, and we to Mass. It was not meant to be a liturgical Alleluia in Lent, but an exhalation after holding our collective breath for far too long. And still.

There are two key issues, and many associated concerns, which affect the laity’s return to Mass:

  1. The Law of the Church is clear. The first precept is “to attend Mass on all Sundays and other Holydays of Obligation….” That is only possible for the laity to perform if a priest celebrates Mass. When forbidden by the hierarchy and submitted to by the priest, the laity has little choice. When the Church herself, through the actions of the hierarchy, submits unnecessarily to civil authority (a point we can debate) the laity is severely injured, confused and frightened. Whistling the laity back to the pew needs therapy, clarity and love. The impersonality of the live-stream now comfortably suits too many souls, missing the whole intent of the Sunday Mass. It is not unique that bishops are reopening dioceses here and there; it is unique in the history of the world that all the bishops not only abandoned the Mass for the laity, but that so many are dawdling souls away by refusing to open fully.
  2. The Metastases of various Mass Forms accelerates disunity. Unfortunately, due to trying to accommodate the civil requirements, various forms have evolved which seem likely to persist without powerful intervention. It is not only about restoring everything from altar servers to holy water fonts and from singing hymns to abandoning the tweezers (!) It is also about certain of the clergy seeing an opportunity to design their own Mass, and deny the sacred to the flock. An example is that of attending a funeral Mass in a previously unvisited parish only to find out at Communion that the pastor refuses as a matter of his personal policy to give the Body of Christ on the tongue. Variations in Communion become differentiating factors between parishes and erode the ‘Oneness’ of the Faith. We end up with the Mass being the ‘culture’ of the presider.

I intend to write more on these subjects, but wanted first to show the underlayment of the dynamics of ‘bring back the Mass.’

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Can we be forced to vax?

March 9th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

A very timely article has just appeared (Thanks, B, for the tip). CMF, Christus Medicus Foundation, has just joined the civil rights task force which counsels those who do not want to be forced to take the vaccine for COVID-19, on the elements of decision for which they should be aware.  Here is a summary from the news release:

CMF Joins Signatories from Health Care Civil Rights Task Force to Offer Vaccine Guidance

For Immediate Release
March 8, 2021

As members of the Health Care Civil Rights Task Force, our respective organizations have been fielding an increasing number of inquiries relating to individuals being required to take the COVID-19 vaccine. We offer this press release as a general response to this issue. We are not making any definitive pronouncement about the status of federal or state laws. Nor are we advocating that people take or not take the vaccine, but simply seek to protect the rights of those who in good conscience choose not to be vaccinated.

The following information provides current federal law with respect to mandating and administering vaccines:

Current COVID-19 Vaccines Are Experimental Medical Products.
It is important to note that no vaccine has received FDA approval for COVID-19 but to date three vaccines have received FDA authorization for emergency use. Being approved under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) means the products are investigational and experimental only, their investigational studies have not been completed, and the vaccine would not otherwise have been approved at their stage of testing.1

Federal Law Prohibits Mandates For The Current COVID-19 Vaccines.
Federal law regulates experimental medical products that have only been authorized for emergency use, and explicitly states that individuals have the right to “refuse administration of the product.”2

Federal Law Requires Disclosure For Experimental Vaccines.
This federal code also compels those who administer experimental medical products, including COVID-19 vaccines under an EUA, to disclose “the significant known and potential benefits and risks of such use, and of the extent to which such benefits and risks are unknown.”3

COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturers Are Immune from Legal Liability.
According to 42 U.S. Code § 300aa–22, “No vaccine manufacturer shall be liable in a civil action for damages arising from a vaccine-related injury or death associated with the administration of a vaccine after October 1, 1988, if the injury or death resulted from side effects that were unavoidable even though the vaccine was properly prepared and was accompanied by proper directions and warnings.”4

Employers Who Try To Mandate COVID-19 For Employees May Be Liable For Damages
Employers are not shielded from liability like pharmaceutical companies when it comes to vaccines. Although pharmaceutical companies are not liable (unless there is willful misconduct), the law does not shield employers or businesses and should they attempt to mandate vaccines, they may be liable for any resulting harm.

If anyone is being mandated or pressured to vaccinate and is choosing not to vaccinate, you may contact the Health Care Civil Rights Task Force for assistance in understanding your rights at healthcarecivilrights@gmail.com

Signatories:

Terry McKeegan, Esq.
Joseph Meaney, PhD., National Catholic Bioethics Center
Alex Schneider, Esq., Life Legal Defense Foundation
Bobby Schindler, Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network
Julie Grimstad, Healthcare Advocacy and Leadership Organization
Anne O’Meara, Healthcare Advocacy and Leadership Organization
Father James Bromwich, RN, M.Div., STL
Deb O’Hara-Rusckowski, RN, MBA, MTS
Michael Arthur Vacca, Esq., Christ Medicus Foundation

PRESS CONTACT: Michael Vacca, Christ Medicus Foundation,                                                               Director of Bioethics (248) 897-0599, mvacca@christmedicus.org

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