Cleansing Fire

Defending Truth and Tradition in the Roman Catholic Church

“A Hill Worth Dying on” — vaccine (im?)morality

January 21st, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/a-hill-worth-dying-on-expert-explains-how-aborted-baby-cells-taint-covid-vaccines?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=a0a8c87a3a-Daily%2520Headlines%2520-%2520U.S._COPY_956&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-a0a8c87a3a-401405341

“… [R]ough transcript of LifeSite co-founder (JHW) John-Henry Westen’s explosive interview with (PA)Pamela Acker, a vaccine researcher and expert.” A critical look at vaccine development technology and risks.

Conclusion Excerpt

JHW: … “give us if you would Pamela, your final reflections”

PA: The short thing is don’t get it, it’s not good for your soul and it’s not good for your body. And I think that we really need to, as Catholics, if we don’t stand up now… we’re losing the opportunities we’re ever going to have to stand up and rectify this wrong that’s been going on now for decades. And it’s been going on for decades and we’re going to be accountable for that. We lived in this time, we had an opportunity to stand up, we had an opportunity to do something, and if we don’t, we are going to be held accountable for that at the end. You can’t just sit on your hands and say, “Oh well, I’m not going to take it. Oh well, it’s not that big a deal.” This is a big deal, this is a hill worth dying on.”

|

Vatican embargoes criticism of Biden

January 20th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

The Vatican ordered USCCB’s expression of concern about Biden (due to have been released 9AM on Jan 20th) until after Pope made glowing and triumphant remarks supporting Biden. What was so touchy? Read it on LifeSiteNews:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/vatican-orders-us-bishops-to-hold-back-statement-condemning-bidens-plan-to-pursue-evil-policies?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=a93ad6ed4c-Daily%2520Headlines%2520-%2520U.S._COPY_955&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-a93ad6ed4c-401405341

|

Our Right to Decide: COVID Vaccine + Vigano comment

January 11th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

A Matter of Prudential Judgment

Whether to accept a vaccination against COVID-19 (-20?), or not, is a personal decision. There is a word for that concept, in Church-speak. It is called “Prudential Judgment.” Some decisions are strictly yes/no moral decisions; e.g. that abortion is always and everywhere a serious (mortal) sin. Some personal decisions are appropriately left to the discerner to make, such as being well enough to attend Mass on Sunday. Matters of Prudential Judgment call for faithful discernment and serious and timely attention, not merely as social opinions, or convenience or wishful thinking. Therefore, we ‘educate’ ourselves in the pros and cons of political candidates, such as their immigration policies, tax programs or military spending proposals. So too, we need to educate ourselves regarding choice of vaccinating our bodies, or not.

To accept or reject a vaccination against COVID is a complex matter of Prudential Judgment. It is a sacred decision, a life-and-death choice for the individual that should not be usurped by the government or by the Church. Yet, there is threatened interference from both quarters. And, given the recent example of the Church’s caving in so much to government oppression of the Mass and Sacraments that it required SCOTUS’ reversal, we hope for but can hardly expect more respect for religious liberty this time around since we are not even exercising the rights we already have. It is necessary to keep asserting the rights of the Church in matters of lockdown abuse, and now also with respect to the prudential judgment matter of vaccination. So the Church should not undermine our rights by caving in to the state, or by dictates of the hierarchy with its own agenda. Moreover, the state should not undermine our rights by rattling the saber of mandatory vaccination, and announcing it will vaccinate 11 year-olds at school without notifying their parents.

The Issue of Time

The matters of discernment are complex, made more so by the rush to develop an anti-COVID vaccine, leaving out parts of the testing processes and/or the extent of those processes heretofore thought necessary for FDA approval. Much data can be amassed even during an accelerated testing program but, as yet, there is no practical way to manufacture ‘time’ to test any product. Oh, a manufacturer can store product at higher temperatures on the expectation that it might mimic deterioration due to elapsed shelf time, but it is an inadequate substitute for the reality of timed quality assurance analysis for production, storage and shipment, or even for time spent in the human body, causing yet-unknown DNA changes.

Whether the government in the past had been needlessly delaying prior drug approvals by its testing protocols, or whether the COVID vaccine has received approval too soon remains to be seen. Still on the subject of time, is the question whether or not efficacy for the patient (i.e. protection from contracting COVID) will need seasonal updates or is a matter of one time / lifetime efficacy. Or, will later versions of COVID obsolete what has already been given as vaccine? Will a new derivative vaccine be compatible with what has already been used in the same person?  It is unlikely we will soon have a full knowledge base, identifying and quantifying risks, benefits, contraindications and complete disclosure of the usual data on adverse reactions, etc.

The decision to accept a vaccine now is understandably more frightening than if it were two years or more since the first vaccine had been given, and it had some track record of safety and efficacy. Many, many questions remain. The foregoing is not meant to belabor the point of technical issues being complex as we form our own prudential judgments, maybe even too difficult to find resources without conflict of interest. But the effect of time is only one such example.

Appalled at Pope Francis’ comments

Quite frankly, I dare to write about these matters after being thoroughly appalled by Pope Francis’ demand (Jan. 9, ’21) that Catholics accept the vaccine. I believe he way oversteps his authority to make taking the vaccine a matter he can or should dictate. The Pope seems to ignore the rights of the individual’s Prudential Judgment in these matters, disrespecting the dignity of the individual soul. I do wonder if he will really be able to take the vaccine himself, given his pulmonary problems (including, I think, removal of sections of one lung) early in life.

LifeSiteNews covered Pope Francis’ demand; here is their opening paragraph:

“January 9, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – In an interview scheduled to air Sunday night with the Italian television station Canale 5, Pope Francis has opined that “everyone” must take the COVID-19 vaccine. 

‘I believe that, ethically, everyone should take the vaccine,’ he said, according to a transcript released in advance of the airing of the interview. 

The Pope added that he would be taking the vaccine himself and that the Vatican will start administering it to its citizens “next week,” remarking that ‘it must be done.’

(Note: it is unclear whether or not the Vatican is making local vaccination mandatory for its citizens or not)

https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/francis-calls-on-everyone-to-take-covid-vaccine-it-must-be-done?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=c47c8a1d2b-Daily%2520Headlines%2520-%2520U.S._COPY_947&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-c47c8a1d2b-401405341

For further articles of interest, consider: Fr. Steven Reuter, SSPX, on “Just and Unjust Laws” here:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/comply-or-disobey-priest-explains-just-vs-unjust-laws?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=c47c8a1d2b-Daily%2520Headlines%2520-%2520U.S._COPY_947&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-c47c8a1d2b-401405341

How remote is remote?

LifeSiteNews also reprinted the position of Auxiliary Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Bishop Joseph Strickland and others “On the moral illicitness of the use of vaccines made from cells derived from aborted human fetuses.”  They wrote:  “In the case of vaccines made from the cell lines of aborted human fetuses, we see a clear contradiction between the Catholic doctrine to categorically, and beyond the shadow of any doubt, reject abortion in all cases as a grave moral evil that cries out to heaven for vengeance (see Catechism of the Catholic Church n. 2268, n. 2270), and the practice of regarding vaccines derived from aborted fetal cell lines as morally acceptable in exceptional cases of “urgent need” — on the grounds of remote, passive, material cooperation. To argue that such vaccines can be morally licit if there is no alternative is in itself contradictory and cannot be acceptable for Catholics.” December 12, 2020, Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Guadalupe.

To make use of vaccines “made from the cells of murdered unborn children contradicts [this] ‘maximum determination’ to defend unborn life.”  

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/prominent-clergy-on-social-media-oppose-abortion-tainted-covid-vaccines?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=60dda1d9c2-Daily%2520Headlines%2520-%2520U.S._COPY_942&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-60dda1d9c2-401405341

Indeed it is more than just a contradiction in teaching in the short period from Pope John Paul II to Pope Francis; it is a scandal to the laity as well. How this is all linked to the politics of the dissolution of the Pontifical Academy of Life, and its reconstitution with a notorious figure at the helm, and with non-Catholics’ input but without being required to vow to accept Catholic Teaching as had originally been required for membership, is open for discussion but beyond the scope of this post. The very idea of a certain passage of time contributing to remoteness and therefore calling use in vaccines now acceptable raises the question what else might now be acceptable due to passage of time? Is the penalty of Adam and Eve’s sin now to be expired due to so many years having elapsed? Remote? Yes. But we are still the inheritors of real original sin.

Three Problems with Pope Francis’ Demands

There are at least three very obvious problems created by Pope Francis’ virtually demanding that Catholics (and others?) take the vaccine.

1) The Catholic Laity lose whatever credibility they might have had to bring force to bear on developers and manufacturers of vaccines to use morally clean materials and processes. How can we argue for the development of vaccines which don’t bear the abortion stain, when Catholics (including prominent bishops) choose the abortive-derived products at the first opportunity, leaving fewer souls to cry out for moral accommodation? We now have to argue why we don’t want the vaccine, while the state sees Pope Francis telling us to get the vax. And so, Catholics lose their credibility and whatever voice or pressure they might have had in the public square.

2) One more needless and divisive element is introduced into the Body of Christ, as if there weren’t enough already, and as if others previously had not suffered deprivation by being unable to use the abortive-related products which Pope Francis pushes today. Furthermore, any attempt to refuse the COVID vaccine, will not be able to draw on the resources of the Vatican for explanation or defense, since it is the source of the obvious conflict.

3) It is unclear how the Pope can be urging Catholics to get the vaccine, without at the same time implying that their bishops should push and be pushed in the same direction. It is a frightful thought that parish priests might even be pressured by their bishops, under the whip of filial obedience, to get the vaccine. It is also a disgusting thought to receive Communion at the hands of someone carrying within his body and on his shoulders an albatross of implicit guilt, an RNA/DNA link to abortive materials, which cannot be undone once chosen. Moreover, the Church so far seems to be silent on the obvious relationship of the vaccine to the “Mark of the Beast,” allowing souls in her care to stumble through their forming Prudential Judgments without real guidance. One hopes that the discussion in this post will be useful to some of those who face such decisions for themselves or their families.

Of potential interest:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/nurses-hospital-staff-refuse-to-take-covid-vaccine-in-large-numbers?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=60dda1d9c2-Daily%2520Headlines%2520-%2520U.S._COPY_942&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-60dda1d9c2-401405341

Bill Gates admits Covid-19 vaccine changes DNA – The Maravi Post

There have been cautions to women not to be pregnant or nursing for several months when receiving the vaccine. Now there is mention of men being told that they might want to consider saving a semen sample in a sperm bank in case they want to procreate after vaccination.

Cleansing Fire Resources

Also put “vaccine” in the search bar of Cleansing Fire’s home page to find more than a dozen prior articles related to COVID vaccination. Comment #5 is the addition of Abp. Vigano’s comments on Pope Francis as vaccine pusher.

|

Election Summary 2021

January 7th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Curfew imposed 6PM to 6AM

 

Election Summary 2021: Michael Voris for Church Militant and “for the record.”

https://www.churchmilitant.com/?mc_cid=846376dbfc&mc_eid=87b0370dca

 

Meanwhile, in Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021, an election perspective from LifeSiteNews at the U.S. Capitol:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/what-just-happened-in-washington-dc?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=bea8888fab-Daily%2520Headlines%2520-%2520U.S._COPY_945&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-bea8888fab-

 

ADDENDUM:  The reason I chose to use Church Militant’s and LifeSiteNews’ summaries is threefold:

  1. to honor their consistent coverage of complex religio-politico issues over an extended period,
  2. to document their representation and presence in the Town Square of Church Teaching, and
  3. to provide a vehicle to place a number of prior CF posts AND comments in a summary context.

It has not been my desire to prolong repetitive or meaningless debate, especially on issues of fact. History will judge those points. Therefore, when posted, the box to allow comments was deliberately not checked, leaving their ‘last word’ to the media which has been helpful and valuable to CF’s readers. I cannot explain how the box became checked to allow comments, but I’ve once again dechecked the box, and will continue to do so. And I have also deleted the comment against one of the media sources lest it degenerate into lack of gratitude for the work done by those non-profit sources. And I apologize for not having better defined my reason for the original post.

Meanwhile, tonight’s LifeSiteNews article is even more to the point, and can be found here:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/the-truth-about-the-2020-election-is-far-more-sinister-than-you-think?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=384e0a8cc9-Daily%2520Headlines%2520-%2520U.S._COPY_946&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-384e0a8cc9-401405353

|

Immediate Danger Alert from LifeSiteNews

January 5th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

LINK: https://www.votervoice.net/LifesiteNews/campaigns/79017/respond?ct=t(VV-NY-COVID-BILL-1-4-21)

|

Complicity between Cuomo and the Church?

January 2nd, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

On November 26th, 2020, the Supreme Court of the US (SCOTUS) ruled on the illegality of the attendance limits Gov. Cuomo placed on the Churches of New York. Perhaps the presence of Amy Coney Barrett on the bench made a difference from the prior time the court reviewed. The Chief Justice then slipped from his prior majority opinion into a minority opinion, downplaying the significance of the decision to support the First Amendment. The story is here, short and clear:    https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/11/26/939264852/supreme-court-says-new-york-cant-limit-attendance-in-houses-of-worship-due-to-co

The message was clear. The decision is not a temporary ‘indulging’ of the churches, but rather is the key argument: “Even in a pandemic, the constitution cannot be put away and forgotten.” Exactly!

So here is the big question:

“Why, with such an empowering decision from SCOTUS, do the Catholic Churches seem to have taken no notice, implemented no changes and often not even shared such an important decision with members of many congregations?” Obviously there must be exceptions, but not so noticeably that Mass attendees’ behavior has changed. Most Catholic Churches still stick to the 30% number, when clearly it has no legal status. Pews are still marked off. The result data of Church-spread are not publicized; but hair salons were reopened based on the data that they were not causing ‘spread.’ So too were some gyms and restaurants and barber shops reopened.

Yet the Church seems reluctant to seize and reinforce her rights. Worship should be (and is) an “essential service.” It must be clarified and President Trump is doing it. The Church should be leading the way. Why has nothing seemed to happen to assert the Church’s First Amendment rights since the November 26th SCOTUS decision? It is almost as if the hierarchy is still bowing before the governor, instead of asserting her rights and the rights of her parishioners. Ditching Cuomo’s ‘one size fits all’ persecution of the Church should have been celebrated the very next day by stripping the tape and ropes away and considering what works best from the Church’s point of view, given size and need in each parish, and for the good of souls.

What kind of complicity is going on that such a momentous decision by SCOTUS should go unexercised by the very victims of the abuse? “Use it or lose it,” my brothers and sisters! For those whose churches did make immediate changes, in the sunshine of the Supreme Court decision, please put up a comment about what has happened there since Nov. 26th. Meanwhile, let’s pray for a little more courage among the clergy.

What happened at Christmas?

Some celebrants of Christmas Masses seem surprised that the attendance numbers were lower than prior years, sometimes significantly lower. Why should they be surprised? The Church, bowing to civil pressure, locked her members out for 75 days, starving us from Communion which God clearly instructed be given to us as our ‘daily bread.’ The message was loud and clear to Mass-goers: Mass is just not that important. The Church is now further perpetuating the image that attendance at Mass really doesn’t matter by keeping the barriers in place which were mandated by civil government.

It was the hierarchy who further bowed to the civil law and excused itself from feeding the flock, in spite of the SCOTUS decision, and who forced attendees to retain the 30% government criteria. The Church has further demonstrated the lack of importance of the Mass by not reinstating the requirement of Sunday Mass as a Law of the Church. Quite frankly, the ‘dispensation’ has reached a ridiculous level. There has always been a dispensation for the sick; no other exception needs to be made, even for the ‘fearful.’ Learn to “Be not afraid” because worse may come, and the lack of having been ‘fed’ through the Mass will weaken the Body of Christ. The tolerance of parishes and dioceses to excuse non-attendance is driven at least in part by seating limitations under government mandates, which no longer exist. 

God gave us a beautiful gift for Advent; SCOTUS ruled on November 26th in favor of enforcing the First Amendment. It was up to the Church to enforce the Third Commandment, to keep holy the Lord’s Day. THREE DAYS LATER was the First Sunday of Advent. We should have seized the opportunity to begin a new Church year as fully free to worship. But, apparently, the gift was unnoticed, and still lies unopened under the Tree. How can we not read such a sign of the times?

On Christmas, as many of us arrived for Mass, there were often ushers or ‘guides’ or ‘counters’ at the doors to make sure those without tickets didn’t enter, or to count arrivals up to the Cuomo-limit and then turn away the excess. Aaah! the irony! What an excellent example of re-enacting “There is no room in the inn.”

 

Other Reading

Cuomo’s Partisan Authoritarianism Struck Down By SCOTUS – Frank Vernuccio (townhall.com)

BREAKING: Supreme Court tosses rulings against churches in Colorado, New Jersey | News | LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)

|

The vaccine: to take it or not? Key Links

December 21st, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Background

Some of us need all the help we can get to make certain moral decisions, and the front and center issue of taking or not taking the COVID-19 vaccine is one such issue.  We may need input to navigate those waters, and there’s no lack of opinion available.

To begin, we look at the list divided by those vaccines “morally tainted” by abortion and those which apparently are not. The lists can be found here: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/which-covid-19-vaccines-are-connected-to-abortion

The vaccines currently available (and of the briefest testing?) are Pfizer’s and Moderna’s and each depends on some connection to abortive materials. Two other vaccines in the development track have been reported to be clear of such issues.

We look to those who have not only thought deeply on the issue but who have shown they are not afraid to express an unpopular position, in which group Archbishop Schneider is one of the most prominent:    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bishop-christians-must-refuse-covid-vaccine-derived-from-aborted-babies-even-if-it-means-martyrdom?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=e9c6289aad-Daily%2520Headlines%2520-%2520U.S._COPY_859&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-e9c6289aad-401405353

California Bishop Brennan has also spoken out strongly against any vaccine with abortive connection:  https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/california-bishop-warns-catholics-not-to-take-covid-vaccine-connected-in-any-way-to-aborted-babies?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=d828be5d96-Daily%2520Headlines%2520-%2520U.S._COPY_901&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-d828be5d96-401405341 

One can also google the strong opinions of Bishop Strickland of Tyler Texas and, of course, Cardinal Burke, who has resolutely stood by Our Lord’s own Church with his Canon Law expertise. Meanwhile, unfortunately, Bp. Wenski of Miami  became one of the first US Prelates to grab headlines and notoriety by volunteering for an abortion-contaminated COVID-19 drug, the one from Pfizer.

The essence of the debate regards whether or not one can really be remotely distanced enough from the original crime of murder  when receiving a mere pin prick vaccination decades later? Lady Macbeth can tell us. ‘ Out damned spot ‘ is a line she speaks in Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth. She walks and talks in her sleep about the assassination of King Duncan, in which she is implicated. And no matter how hard she tries, she cannot remove the sense of bloodshed which convicts her, the spots which only she sees. Perhaps just such a sense of haunting from abortive slaughter gives rise to a worldwide guilt which must be weighed in any participation in such a vaccination?

Just received from NCRegister:  Archbishop Naumann on the Ethics of COVID-19 Vaccines| National Catholic Register (ncregister.com)

The Only Way to Resist the ‘Law of Moral Compromise’ is Not to Compromise| National Catholic Register (ncregister.com)

And tonight (12/22) we also get Church Militant’s summary of division within Catholic hierarchical leadership regarding use of COVID vaccines:  https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/vatican-to-administer-abortion-tainted-covid-vaccine

While this post is a collection of articles intended to be helpful to those seeking to come to a morally acceptable decision on whether or not to receive the abortion-tainted vaccine, and might even serve as a litmus test for the seriousness with which one makes such a decision, it also brings home the division within the Catholic Church. It is reminiscent of the reactions to the publication of Humanae Vitae, with various bishops, priests and laity accepting the encyclical and being obedient to it, vs those who sought for every possible way around what Pope Paul VI had intended because it was just “too hard” for the average Catholic to obey.  The slippery slope only goes in one direction — down!

A few more reflections and opinions

In my opinion we are in the same situation as we were with Humanae Vitae, with fans of a permissive teaching on one side, and fans of Traditional respect for the teaching office of the Church on the other.  Today, with Pachamama having invaded the Vatican, and the ‘splitting of hairs’ morality and nuance among the prelates, priests can find a position somewhere which they will uphold from the pulpit. And then we can wonder if there is indeed any Teaching Office left.

But the difference between then and now is that Pope Paul VI’s position against contraception was a perpetual teaching for obedience, confronted in every marital act, with the opportunity to confess and begin again. The prelates drug-pushing the vaccine are dealing with what they seem to imply is a one-time act, a global pandemic. But, therefore, it is all the more serious.  In the demonic symbolism, mimicking true Sacraments, the vaccine leaves an indelible character on the body for sure, and on the soul if it was willingly chosen in spite of being aware of the split teaching, all convenienced for the benefit of the progressive mob. More simply, there is no do-over here.

What is also different from the Humanae Vitae situation is that the priest in the pulpit, when firmly committed to his promise of celibacy, did not have to personally decide to obey or not obey the encyclical. However, in the present situation, the priest must decide to receive or reject the COVID vaccine. And then the laity will decide which priest’s moral teaching they want to hear from the pulpit. My guess, strictly a guess, is that some bishops will try to order their clergy to take or not take the vaccine, to the further detriment of souls.

If we are not already in schism, just wait. God has hit His reset button again, and He is testing us, just as he tested Abraham in the sacrificial offering of his son. With an apparent split in the Oneness of the Teaching Office, it is not unreasonable to reach for the alternative which is the least likely to offend God. But we do need to be careful that the voice we hear is God’s and not the progressives’ interpretations (aka ‘teaching’ us) that what they want us to do is a ‘patriotic duty’. No it isn’t. It’s about the profit inducement to Pfizer, and opening the door for the Gates’ mark of the beast.

Where does the Pope stand?  Who? and When? The reader might also want to read how Pope Francis did a ‘reset’ of his own in 2016-17 when he fired the entire Pontifical Academy for Life and went ‘dark’ for nearly a year, reinstituting it under the notorious Cardinal Paglia, and giving up the member’s vow to the Deposit of the Faith. How could this not have badly damaged the compass of moral perception within the Church and to the world?  Pontifical Academy for Life – Wikipedia

As new articles appear, look for a few more to be listed here.  One BIG, unanswered question is “Why are Faithful Catholics not waiting for the vaccine that will be free of abortion-tainting?

Vatican doctrine dept permits abortion-tainted vaccines for ‘grave danger’ | News | LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/twitter-censors-unesco-declaration-stressing-need-to-consent-to-medical-intervention?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=d803a3924b-Daily%2520Headlines%2520-%2520U.S._COPY_911&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-d803a3924b-401405353

DC passes bill to vaccinate children without parental knowledge, consent | News | LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)

Exorcist priest: Abortion-tainted vaccines are ‘ongoing theft’ of babies’ bodies | News | LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/live-action-founder-challenges-trump-and-pence-on-support-for-abortion-tainted-covid-vaccines

US Bishops: Vaccines From Abortions OK (churchmilitant.com)

 

|

St. Faustina’s Worst Suffering was 84 years ago

December 17th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

St. Faustina recorded in paragraph 323 of her diary the details of the worst suffering she ever experienced.

It was on December 17, 1936, the day Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born.

St. Faustina wrote:

 

|

Magnificent 2020 Perspective by Abp. Vigano

December 16th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/we-are-not-alone-a-2020-recap-by-archbishop-vigano

 

|

Are friends or enemies giving you moral advice?

December 15th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

The USCCB has communicated that two of the three COVID vaccines can be used by Catholics even though they have abortive links.

Just remember that these are the same people who supported Biden, the pro-abortion presidential candidate. 

Also remember, it is the nature of those in unconfessed guilt to not want to go to hell by themselves.

So be very careful not to be tricked into receiving the mark of the beast.

|

Not my Vatican; not His Nativity

December 12th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

The horrifying mess in St. Peter’s Square says all that we need to know — there is a sickness there which cannot distinguish truth from a lie, reality from fantasy. The following pictures of the 2020 “Nativity” Scene bear no relationship to truth or reality. Loving detail is out, absurd and insulting myth have seized the stage. The real “Faithful” would do well to avoid such a scene in its entirety. The following from Infowars is posted with apologies, but also as a necessary warning:

 

 

 

 

 

|

Straight-talk from Fr. James Altman to Bishops

December 7th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM2xqMsYo_M

 

“Every deplorable and wretched bishop, who locked the churches and denied people access to the Holy Mass, the Holy Eucharist and the Sacraments, will have blood of every lost soul upon their heads.”

“Do we think … that it is Jesus’s Will that for the first time in 2000 years of pandemics, plagues, pestilence, wars, famine…any bishop of the Catholic Church locks the church, denies people their God-ordained right to attend the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and receive the Holy Eucharist and receive the other sacraments – is that possibly Jesus’s Will?”

“Memo to the bishops of the world: ‘The Faithful do not need YOU to look after their bodies. They need YOU to follow the supreme law of the Church and look after their souls and provide for their souls — baptize them, hear their sins, absolve them and–give them the Holy Eucharist that you were ordained to do.’”

“If you don’t get that, it really is time for you to turn in your crozier because you are not capable of leading the people of God in a time of crisis.”

|

LifeSiteNews: 10 proposals for Trump action

December 6th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

STEVE JALSEVAC, co-founder of LifeSiteNews, has listed 10 actions he believes President Trump should take immediately, and for which private citizens should bring pressure:


The link in #10 can be found here:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/trump-should-prepare-for-possible-imminent-release-of-more-dangerous-covid-20-or-21?utm_source=top_news&utm_campaign=catholic

The entire article can be found here:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/ten-actions-trump-must-take-now-to-save-the-republic-and-world-from-impending-globalist-tyranny-dec-2

One reason it is important to concentrate on #10 is that, without effective planning and anticipatory action, the world might be in an infinite circle of chasing a vaccine for something already obsoleted, never ‘catching up’ , much like a dog chasing its tail. Moreover, even the fantasy of a vaccine preventative for the unknown plague draws attention and resources away from what is more important — effective treatment against the plague or flu of the moment, which success or failure is very measurable and for which there seems to be growing consensus that the ‘treatment’ (HCQ) should be made more widely available. But, with a ‘cure’, then people wouldn’t have to be in ‘lockdown’ and masked in fear! And inadequately tested vaccines, potential side effects, and fear of immoral sources from abortion wouldn’t be such issues either.

Bishop Strickland will not accept a COVID vaccine using aborted babies:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bishop-strickland-i-will-not-accept-a-covid-vaccine-derived-from-aborted-babies?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=6156f4b785-Catholic_12_3_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-6156f4b785-402220649

 

|

Wait for it …

November 30th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

 

|

Two tidbits from LifeSiteNews deserve a spotlight

November 29th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

 

 

 

 

 

Both excerpts are quoted from LifeSiteNews on 11/29/20.  

LSN is doing a fantastic reporting service to the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

|

Playing catch-up after the Thanksgiving break

November 28th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Powell’s ‘Kraken’ lawsuit in Georgia reveals voluminous extent of alleged voter fraud: https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/powells-kraken-lawsuit-in-georgia-reveals-voluminous-extent-of-alleged-voter-fraud

 

Sidney Powell sues in Georgia and Michigan alleging ‘massive election fraud’: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/kraken-is-released-sidney-powell-sues-in-georgia-and-michigan-alleging-massive-election-fraud

 

Trump campaign (and Thomas More Society) bring legal challenge in Wisconsin ‘to assure election integrity’: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trump-campaign-brings-legal-challenge-in-wisconsin-to-assure-election-integrity?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com&utm_campaign=86ebb30e96-Daily%2520Headlines%2520-%2520U.S._COPY_906&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12387f0e3e-86ebb30e96-401405341

 

Steve Mosher explains why Tsunami of voter fraud evidence is about to sweep away media’s claim that Biden won: https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/tsunami-of-voter-fraud-evidence-is-about-to-sweep-away-medias-claim-that-biden-won?utm_source=must_reads

 

Pennsylvania judge halts election certification; https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pennsylvania-judge-halts-election-certification-governor-appeals-to-state-supreme-court

 

 

Also check the Ticker for related stories.

 

 

|

Kraken Finally Released! Excerpts …

November 26th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

LifeSiteNews (November 26, 2020) has announced that the ‘Kraken is released’. Sidney Powell sues in Georgia and Michigan alleging ‘massive election fraud’.  The plaintiffs, in a 104 page legal complaint asks the court to ‘set aside the 2020 General Election results which fraudulently concluded that Mr. Biden defeated President Trump by 12,670 votes.’

The complaint alleges both “evident fraud and multiple violations of the Constitution and Georgia’s laws in the running of the election.” Powell has also just filed  a lawsuit with similar allegations of fraud and mathematical improbabilities in Michigan.

The Georgia complaint describes the means allegedly employed to “illegally and fraudulently manipulate the vote count to make certain the election of Joe Biden as President of the United States.”

The fraud was executed by many means, with old-fashioned ‘ballot-stuffing’ now amplified and virtually invisible by computer software created and run by domestic and foreign entities; specifically mentioned are Iran and China. “Mathematical and statistical anomalies, rising to the level of impossibilities,” are submitted in affidavits of multiple witnesses, documentation, and expert testimony.”

The complaint mentions that an “unauthorized user has the opportunity to arbitrarily add, modify, or remove log entries, causing the machine to log election events that do not reflect actual voting tabulations—or more specifically, do not reflect the actual votes of or the will of the people.”

Further, the complaint provides evidence that Dr. Eric Coomer, one of the founders of Dominion, told a virtual Antifa meeting that “Trump is not going to win. I make [expletive] sure of that.”

The complaint also provides statistical analyses showing “that the mail ballot system has fundamentally failed to provide a fair voting mechanism” with the result that “tens of thousands of votes did not count while the pattern of fraud and mathematical anomalies that are impossible absent malign human agency makes clear that tens of thousands were improperly counted.”

In addition to Powell’s complaint, The Thomas More Society’s Amistad Project has filed litigation in Georgia that claims “well over 100,000 illegal votes [in Georgia] were improperly counted, while tens of thousands of legal votes were not counted.”

|

Prayer Request

November 22nd, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Author unknown.

|

USCCB Day of Reckoning May Have Arrived

November 19th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Sometimes, God punishes by giving the sinner exactly what he or she requests; i.e. He ‘turns them over to their sin.’ The Catholic Bishops (not all, but many who are prominent in the USCCB) seem to have just realized their foolish solicitation for Biden may indeed be coming true, to their shame! Their rejection of Trump, the most Catholic non-Catholic President we’ve ever had, who is firmly and unquestionably against abortion, drops all the evils which are bound to ensue under Biden right on the doorstep of the Catholic Bishops. May God strengthen all who are under the demonic forces so visible in the public square, and especially protect the young, holy priests from yielding up the souls in their care through illusory obedience.

LifeSiteNews has given bold statement this evening (11/18/20) which seems tinged by an “Uh-oh” of incredible magnitude. It reminds me of then Cardinal Ratzinger’s words of warning in The Ratzinger Report, how conclusions of bishops’ conferences, powerless in real authority, serve to weaken the moral courage of those who would stand with true Church Teaching. For more information on the experience and concern of the future Pope Benedict XVI, see the CF post: https://www.cleansingfire.org/2018/09/dont-ask-the-usccb-to-act/

The praise of the USCCB for Biden will encourage just the kind of cover for Biden’s agenda that the German bishops conference’s weaknesses gave to Hitler. (Entirely too much banter gets aimlessly sprayed to the masses using Hitler as an example, not because the examples are good but because too many hearers have limited understanding of most examples that might otherwise be given. Moreover, we need not go back to the middle ages for examples; Hitler was contemporary to people still alive today. Wait until we see life under Biden, and the analogy to Hitler may not seem inappropriate at all.)

The Trump-Biden election was not just a mere election; it was (and still is) a spiritual war, with the USCCB taking the side of horrendous sin during this election, and effectively opening the gates of hell. The deaths associated with abortion are at least 10x the death count of the Holocaust. Previously, in the U.S. one might blame activists and politicos for the dark path that was chosen for our country. But beginning with Obama’s second term, voters willingly chose the depths of the mortal sin of abortion, barely rejected it with Hillary Clinton, and now fully embrace that sin and the many others, knowingly choosing what the USCCB has endorsed for them! Joe  Biden!

Do not be surprised that in the months running up to the election, the bishops, with some, but very little, exception, did not reinstitute the obligation of Sunday Mass, thus weakening the word from the pulpit and the discernment of the voters. It was totally unnecessary. Catholics have always been able to decide for themselves if they are too sick or contagious to go to Church. Holding back the Holy Eucharist  for (local count) 75 days, also in an election year, further weakens the moral strength of the people.  And the demonic well knows such a plan can be effective in starving souls into submission. Over 70 Million voters will have to answer for choosing to violate God’s teaching, and many fingers will righteously be pointed at their own bishops.

Resisting the temptation to weigh in any further in support of the LifeSiteNews article, it is best to let the following excerpts stand for themselves, from the article entitled  “US bishops concerned about pro-abortion Biden, previously hailed him as second Catholic president,” which can be found here: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/us-bishops-concerned-about-pro-abortion-biden-previously-hailed-him-as-second-catholic-president 

  • Archbishop José H. Gomez, president of the USCCB, just announced at the end of the USCCB General Assembly public session, a ‘working group’ to deal with pro-abortion Joe Biden, a self-proclaimed Catholic who “will support policies that are against some fundamental values that we hold dear as Catholics.” (Excuse me, it isn’t about ‘holding dear’ — it is about moral law; why not say so?)
  • “The president-elect has given us reason to believe that his faith commitments will move him to support some good policies,” Gomez summarized. He referred to Biden as president-elect, even though election results have not been officially certified in all states. (Excuse, again, but the end still doesn’t justify the means, does it?)
  • The archbishop then addressed Biden’s support for abortion. “He has also given us reason to believe that he will support policies that are against some fundamental values that we hold dear as Catholics,” he said. 
  • “These policies include the repeal of the Hyde Amendment and
  • the preservation of Roe v. Wade. Both of these policies undermine our pre-eminent priority of the elimination of abortion.”
  • restoration of the HHS mandate,
  • the process of the Equality Act, and
  • the unequal treatment of Catholic schools and…
  • “abortion is an essential health care service.”

Despite noting a disparity between Biden’s support for abortion and “fundamental values that we hold dear as Catholics,” Archbishop Gomez ignored this issue only a few days previously. (One more, excuse me–when you click into the LifeSiteNews Story, don’t miss the “deer-in the headlights” look in Bishop Gomez’s eyes!)

In the November 7 congratulatory message to Biden, when the media called the election for him, the USCCB not only hailed Biden as president-elect but also referred to him as the second “Catholic” president after John F. Kennedy…. It was promptly republished by Vatican News.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò … said that in calling Biden “the second Catholic President,” the bishops have confirmed their complicity in abandoning Church teaching. Viganò wrote: “With these words of the USCCB the pactum sceleris [plot to commit a crime] between the deep state and the deep church is confirmed and sealed, the enslavement of the highest levels of the Catholic hierarchy to the New World Order, denying the teaching of Christ and the doctrine of the Church.”

Keep praying, especially the Rosary. It’s not over until God says it’s over.

|

A Creed of Fidelity to Pope Francis? Sadly, true.

November 14th, 2020, Promulgated by Diane Harris

The CF Ticker has carried the story for a few days, through the roiling and distracting election discussion,  of the introduction of a “Creed of Fidelity to Pope Francis,” beginning 10/25 in Mexico. Read about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld7V56SXew8&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1GsH9zsYtdCBCDWUJvTCCRPq-i_DJr_EJJ42iIuk_szfhqVVEJjXx9CLY

It is a horrendously fearful quick left turn, skidding out of control all over the Deposit of the Faith, while trying to legitimize a mindless pandering to the alleged chief of the new world order (NWO). Who? Perhaps the one who unceremoniously dropped the title Vicar of Christ earlier this year, on the Feast of the Annunciation!

https://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=45849

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqJKlvH6Jsc  (Abp. Vigano quote)

It is easy to imagine that recitation of the new creed will not be long in coming to our shores, with the probable support of dissident cardinals and bishops who don’t speak out for faith and morals and, by default, timid bishops who hope nobody notices. Look how quickly the Italian bishops agreed to change the biblical words of the Our Father at Pope Francis’ instigation!

And our priests whom we dearly love? I would expect that those who did not have the courage to feed us during the lockdown will, for their lack of growing in courage, cave in more quickly to creedal changes centered on mankind rather than God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. It’s a slippery slope. Let’s pray. Many are blind to the danger.

Apologies for the annoying commercial breaks; some can be skipped, others seem to be on a 30 second sound track and waited out. You might do better here with Anthony Stein’s post (Ave Maria U): https://returntotradition.org/

|