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King of Kings Regains His Throne

August 2nd, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

News from St. John the Evangelist Parish in Spencerport, NY

Fr. Justin Miller, the new Parochial Administrator at St. John the Evangelist Church in Spencerport, NY, is pleased to announce that the Tabernacle has been moved back to the center of the Sanctuary behind the main altar. It had been in a reposition chapel since a renovation around 2004.

Many have already commented how grateful they are for this change, and for the increased reverence and visibility of Jesus in their midst. Fr. Miller expressed appreciation for all the work done by the prior pastor, Fr. Peter Mottola, to establish this project and move it forward, as well as the current church renovation begun under his direction and effort.

Regarding further developments, Fr. Miller noted that the prior Mass schedule provided for Mass in the Extraordinary Form (TLM: Traditional Latin Mass) every Friday and on First Saturdays as well.

Fr. Miller has been in contact with the diocese regarding the future possibility of learning the TLM and receiving a faculty to celebrate Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form.

In the meantime, a number of Masses in the Extraordinary Form will be scheduled as able, beginning with a High Mass for the Feast of the Transfiguration, with Fr. Peter Van Lieshout, Rector of Sacred Heart Cathedral, as guest celebrant:

High Mass in the Extraordinary Form (TLM)
8:00 AM on Friday, August 6th
Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Fr. Peter Van Lieshout, Celebrant
Fr. Justin Miller, in choir, and preaching

St. John the Evangelist Church is located at 55 Martha St., Spencerport, NY 14559



Flavors, foods and cosmetics containing aborted materials?

July 30th, 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. The report 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 alleged to be compromised according to these 2019 lists. What  is a consumer to do? Is it a sin to consume products with such allegations? To consume  any products without verification that they are ‘clean’ of aborted materials? When approached by a penitent wanting to confess the very real possibility that he or she may have ingested aborted remains or used them cosmetically or medically, either because of lack of information or because the penitent has done insufficient research to assess the truth, or that the truth is unknowable, the routine pastoral response may be to waive any responsibility on the part of the penitent.  But is such repeated dismissal a willful ignorance? or not? Should consumers be demanding an ethical labeling of products which represent they  use no body parts or abortion technology?  Shouldn’t that same law codify serious penalties for misrepresentation?

Not so strange a concern?

In June 2012, a U.S. election year, there was a two week effort by the USCCB to focus on pro-life issues. Locally, there was a program held at the Notre Dame Retreat House in Canandaigua with a wide range of invited speakers, called “Festival for Freedom.” I remember, as part of the background and preparation work, reading (for the first time) that China was providing capsulized protein supplements containing abortion matter. Somehow, it no long seems as unbelievable as it did in 2012! As a people, we seem to find such dire possibility unthinkable, until it arrives on our front doorstep, with a note in its mouth! Yet, notice a thread which holds together strategies of contraception, abortion, euthanasia, plague and war, and even Bill Gates becoming the largest farmland holder in the U.S. At some level, isn’t the culture of death impelled by fear of starvation, and lack of knowing and trusting a loving God? We don’t pray “Give us this day our annual bread ….”


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. There are denial references too to consider. 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) to confession and leave it for the confessor to consider? It isn’t enough to merely say “Well, I’ll just avoid the food from, say, China.” No, indeed. China just bought Hellmann’s Mayo.

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Views by credible witnesses to the TLM suppression

July 25th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Cardinal Burke on 19 points of concern:


Abp. Vigano:


Bishop Athanasius Schneider; The Remnant and LifeSiteNews


Views of  multiple TLM-supporting hierarchy


George Weigel in National Catholic Register


Edward Pentin’s dismay at severe restrictions: National Catholic Register


Rorate Caeli and Legal Implications (Fr. Z)




It begins with Reverence for the Holy Eucharist

July 13th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

It all begins with a deep reverence for the Holy Eucharist. It’s not about interior decorating. It’s not about a stage setting or theatrics. It’s not about pleasing an ‘audience.’ The subject ‘it’ is the transfer, i.e., the raising, of the Tabernacle to the highest point of reverence and centrality in the Church, and in our lives.

We have had some earlier articles on Cleansing Fire about elevating Tabernacles in various Churches (see *footnote below.) But after experiencing such changes first hand, in my own parish, it became noticeable how properly emphasizing the Eucharistic Presence in the Holy Tabernacle is a catalyst for even greater reverence!

For the last four years, St. Peter’s Parish, under the pastorship and commitment of Father Peter Van Lieshout, has thrived by growing into an even holier worship environment.  While true of all three churches which comprise St. Peter’s Parish, St. Dominic in Shortsville, St. Francis in Phelps, and St. Felix in Clifton Springs, it is St. Felix which completed the triad of each Tabernacle being raised to its rightful high and center position.

We look closer at St. Felix but, first, let’s summarize the change with ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures, then add some details!


‘Before’ picture of St. Felix Sanctuary.



The picture above shows how the Sanctuary of St. Felix Church looked approximately two years ago. Note the small tabernacle under the Sacred Heart statue, an almost hidden bench under the crucifix, with a flower arrangement on the shelf behind the bench. The piano was then the only musical instrument at St. Felix.

‘After’ picture of St. Felix Sanctuary



The elevation of the Tabernacle led to creation of a proper altar for celebrating Mass ad orientem, whether for a Traditional Latin Mass or an ad orientem Novus Ordo.

And still there is enough space in the Sanctuary to celebrate the Novus Ordo Mass ad populum. (Celebrant facing the people.) That configuration can be seen in the live-streamed 8:00 AM Mass on Sundays, an accommodation added during the covid lockdown of 2020:


High altar, baldachin & reredos at St. Theresa Church before it closed.

Yet, as the above pictures show, there was opportunity to bring even more reverence to the holy space.

What had been a sadness for St. Theresa’s Church in Stanley, being closed and sold, led to gratitude in Clifton Springs when St. Theresa’s high altar was moved to St. Felix.  

And not only the high altar came from St. Theresa’s, but even the baldachin (roof-like structure over the altar; also called an ‘altar tester’) and reredos (wooden wall reaching from altar to baldachin) were included.

If one looks closely at the ‘after’ picture of the St. Felix Sanctuary, it is possible to see the cross structure from St. Theresa’s underlying the crucifix bearing the Corpus of Christ, already so precious to the St. Felix community.



“Treasure” found in Choir Loft 

Further, Father Van Lieshout found the old altar rail in the dusty choir loft of St. Theresa’s Church and rescued it from demolition.

He had that altar rail seriously polished, refurbished and re-installed at St. Felix.

The altar rail is now a gleaming tribute to increased reverence, and to the patronage of parishioner Doug Triplett.



The altar rail contributes to the sense of better defining the sacred space of the Sanctuary, being able to kneel before Christ Himself, and taking a few seconds after Communion to greet interiorly our Heavenly Guest.

The rail also helps those who need support in rising safely from kneeling, without compromising their reverence or giving up a lifelong practice as they age.


Other Projects and an Invitation

During this same period of time, St. Felix’s confessional space was also restructured for greater safety and privacy, and an organ added in the choir loft as well. Lest anyone think it is all and only about one church of the three parish churches, we note that all three added altar rails, and a major enhancement was completed of St. Dominic’s Sanctuary as well; but we will save that result perhaps for a future posting! You are warmly invited to come see this testimony of reverence!


Parishioners in all three of St. Peter’s Churches repeatedly express their gratitude to Father Van Lieshout for his pastoral leadership over his four years pastoring St. Peter’s Parish, yet with more than a touch of sadness as  His Excellency, Bishop Salvatore Matano, has recently named the new Rector of Sacred Heart Cathedral — The Very Reverend Peter David Van Lieshout!

But the people of St. Peter’s Parish are still in excellent and very capable, caring hands, being ‘pastored’ by their new Parochial Administrator, Father Anthony Amato.


*Other posts and locations of reported restoration of the Tabernacle to a position of honor and respect on the high altar:

Cleansing Fire – Blessed Sacrament Returns to a Rightful Throne  (Assumption – Fairport)

Cleansing Fire – Returning the Blessed Sacrament to a Rightful Throne  (St. Mary’s – Canandaigua; St. Paul of the Cross – Honeoye Falls; St. Jerome’s – East Rochester; St. Theodore’s – Gates).


Fr. Clovis argues moral complicity in abortion-tainted vax

June 27th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Priest: Using abortion-tainted COVID vaccine is moral complicity in organ harvesting | News | LifeSite (

Fr. Dominic Clovis, IVE, in a homily at St. Augustine of Canterbury Parish in Toronto, drove home the point of the moral gravity of accepting and using such “vaccines” by pointing out that in the Nuremberg trials, doctors and scientists refused to use information obtained from the cruel human experimentation of the Nazis, because they saw it as amounting to approval of the atrocities, and thought it would lead others to copy them.

Click link above to see video.


Too Frightening to Post …

June 21st, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

… but too frightening not to post. Let us still pray, and hope for God’s Mercy!

Brother Bugnolo paints a disturbing picture, but one consistent with projections that a 3rd covid wave will come from those vaccinated. See:

Get Br. Bugnolo’s take on the objective of the covid release / vax here:

This winter 2 Billion will die, bodies in the streets. (


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. Or click this link: Episcopal Carpet Bombing | The Vortex ( 


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 (

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


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 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

[May 31, 2021]


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

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.


TLM in Danger! Prayer Needed!

May 26th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

See also:  BREAKING: Francis Plans To Abolish Summorum Pontificum –

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







A Fresh Look at Weighing the Vax Decision

May 21st, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris


“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 

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 (


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.”


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.


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

Johns Hopkins University Confirms That ‘Self-Spreading’ Vaccines Are Real (

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!


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.)


“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



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


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.”


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 (


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.



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.


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.


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.