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Add Doomsday Glacier into the disaster mix

December 14th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

While we wait for the La Palma volcanic eruption to continue to slow down a bit, or recover its strength, half a world away is yet another natural disaster threat which could have a major world impact:

“Doomsday glacier” ice shelf could shatter within 5 years, scientists say (

Don’t think that CF has turned into a climate thriller type of reporting, but it is becoming clearer that God’s creation is also screaming out for justice and mercy in apparent Revelation scenarios. Whether tornados, wildfires or floods, volcanoes, tsunamis or glacial flooding, God is not without weapons in the final confrontration.


Vax Highlights and more …

December 13th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Austrian, German gov’ts ‘have gone mad’ over COVID, says creator of mRNA vaccine technology – LifeSite (

Demonic-looking statue erected outside UN draws comparison to the Beast of Revelation – LifeSite (

Renowned virologist warns of ‘collapse of our health system’ due to complications from COVID vaccines – LifeSite (

Vaccines pose 7 times higher death risk than COVID for young people, Japanese experts warn – LifeSite (

Baby of ‘fully vaccinated’ mom dies after born bleeding from mouth, nose: VAERS report – LifeSite (

Why we can expect the new COVID shots, variants and lockdowns to keep on coming

Vatican III: Francis’ Synod on Synodality is going to be ‘a mishmash of confusion and heresy’ – LifeSite (




Finally! Common Sense about the Vax!

December 3rd, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

The mass inoculation with suboptimal vaccines is encouraging variants, subverting natural immune systems, and resulting in massive viral loads in the jabbed. 

(LifeSiteNews) — It was our hope, given what we were initially told by the COVID-19 vaccine developers Pfizer and Moderna and the CDC, NIH, and NIAID, that the vaccines and the elevated vaccine rates would end the COVID emergency. While not expressing support for the vaccines in this op-ed, given the existence of alternative public health measures and the early outpatient treatment that should have been applied instead of vaccines, I will say that if sterilizing, neutralizing antibody vaccines really had been developed in the first place, then this op-ed would not have been written.

Why? Because it is clear now that the vaccines have largely failed against the Delta variant and “boosting” when the Delta variant, and not the initial Wuhan strain, is dominant will be pointless. The vaccine is missing the Delta variant, and there is clear immune escape, whereby vaccinated persons are becoming infected in large numbers, with immunity that declines rapidly, giving only a few months of protection. Basic immunology teaches us that you can end the pandemic only if you cut the chain of transmission, and you do this with population-level herd immunity.

We became very concerned when we learned that the vaccines were sub-optimal, imperfect, and “leaky” in that they did not sterilize (neutralize) the virus, and thus they allowed for infection and transmission. We learned that the vaccines were designed only to reduce mild symptoms of COVID and were not geared to reduce death or hospitalization or serious disease. We knew, even those who were not immunologists or virologists or vaccinologists (such as myself) knew, that you never vaccinate during an epidemic or pandemic, as was done for COVID-19.

We thus began warning the global community that you must not vaccinate when there is widespread circulating pathogens. Experience told us that we must only vaccinate when there is no infectious pressure due to the pathogen on the immune response. So as the vaccinal antibodies are mounting post vaccination, there is immense immune pressure given the virus is circulating. In other words, the virus is on the battlefield as you were preparing your defenses.

We feel strongly that with these COVID vaccines, we would never ever be able to reach herd immunity as the chain of transmission could never be cut. Remember, we came to know that the vaccine could not stop infection or transmission. We will never be able to vaccinate ourselves out of this pandemic with these sub-optimal leaky vaccines, and there will never be “zero COVID” given this virus has an animal reservoir.

By inoculating with a vaccine capable only of deriving sub-optimal neutralizing antibody immunity, when applied as a mass vaccination program, the risk of viral immune escape is increased. By mass vaccination with tremendous, ongoing, infectious pressure, within the context of the immune pressure by the vaccinal antibodies on the S spike protein (which can promote more infectious variants), we gravely underestimate and discount the evolutionary capability of the virus to respond and adapt, with natural selection “selecting” out highly infectious variants capable of overcoming the sub-optimal immune pressure.

The sub-optimal immune pressure, by not sterilizing the virus and killing it, provides the more “evolutionary fit” variants with an evolutionary future they did not have, culling (selecting out) more lethal variants that would otherwise kill the host. That selection would cull forward those variants that could overcome the immune pressure and, in all likelihood, will be more highly infectious

The purpose of this brief op-ed is to warn the very same public health decision-makers who implemented this flawed vaccine program using imperfect non-sterilizing vaccines that, if they continue, they run the risk of driving the emergence of highly infectious variants as well as potentially lethal pathogenic ones.

This is a very dangerous situation, particularly so if we vaccinate our children. Children do not need these vaccines and bring a near statistical zero risk of severe outcome from COVID to the table. The vaccines offer all risk and no benefit to children. Children have the gift of innate immunity that serves them usually as their first line of immune defense, and it is very potent. Why subvert this?

We state here emphatically that it is very misguided of public health officials, the CDC, and NIH to disregard the role of the vaccinated populations in the transmission of COVID virus, both to the vaccinated and to vulnerable, unvaccinated persons.

The fully vaccinated person must be considered a source of transmission. The evidence is strong that the fully vaccinated can become infected, colonize, and transmit the virus, particularly massive loads of virus. This can lead to an unvaccinated person with a fully intact functional immune system becoming overwhelmed by such a massive viral load from the vaccinated. Disregarding the vaccinated as a source of pathogen and spread could be catastrophic. We point to the following more recently published evidence and call on decision-makers to urgently consider this data and adjust their control measures.

What is the key evidence that underpins this warning? As examples, Gazit et al.Acharya et al., Riemersma et al., Chemaitelly et al., Subramanian and KumarChau et al., Shitrit et al., Hetemaki et al.Levin et al., Rosenberg et al., Suthar et al., Nordström et al., Yahi et al., Goldberg et al., Singanayagam et al., Keehner et al., Juthani et al., Embi et al. at the CDCEyre et al., Levine-Tiefenbrun et al., Puranki et al., Saade et al., Canaday et al., Israel et al., Salvatore et al., Eyran et al.,Andeweg et al., and Di Fusco et alhave shown us that the vaccinated can become infected, can harbor the virus, and potentially transmit it.

It is very likely that the vaccinated do transmit the virus. They can harbor elevated viral loads, and thus they can potentially spread them to the vaccinated and unvaccinated. We now have consistent credible reports of no significant difference in PCR cycle count threshold values between vaccinated and unvaccinated, asymptomatic and symptomatic groups infected with SARS-CoV-2 Delta, no difference in viral loads when comparing unvaccinated individuals to those who have vaccine “breakthrough” infections, and waning efficacy (antibody responses and T cell immunity) by the 4th to 6th months as well.

Vaccinated people with COVID are showing on average much more virus in their nose than the unvaccinated who were infected. Alarmingly, secondary transmission in nosocomial outbreaks are occurring from nurses with symptomatic infections in spite of the use of personal protective equipment and masks. Also of concern is the finding in the UK data (reports 424344454647) of elevated infection in the vaccinated and depressed N antibody levels in persons who acquire infection following 2 doses of vaccination. This is a huge problem, and Kampf as well as Masre et al. (alternative receptors for SARS?CoV?2 viral entry into host cell) provides us further warnings.

Based on the evidence presented above, and that must include a simultaneous consideration of the adverse events and deaths reported to the CDC’s VAERS vaccine adverse reporting database, I cannot support this mass vaccination. The COVID vaccines have proven to be too ineffective and unsafe at this time to warrant support of mass vaccination.

This must be stopped and not even applied to vulnerable persons and definitely not to our children. For the latter, the costs are unacceptable, particularly because, as Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche eloquently argued, these sub-optimal, non-sterilizing vaccines would damage and subvert the potent, non-specific, innate immune system response in children that is their first line of immunological defense (that they come with) and which serves them so potently (specific high-affinity vaccinal antibodies could outcompete non-specific low-affinity innate antibodies).

This could potentially create asymptomatic super-spreaders of highly infectious variants and, most alarmingly, leave children highly vulnerable to other viruses and pathogens, having now a subverted “first line of defense” innate immune system.

To close, we are subverting fully capable and sterilizing innate immune systems (and natural adaptive/acquired immune systems) in our populations with sub-optimal non-sterilizing vaccine immunity. This can have catastrophic consequences for populations and humanity. This deserves very serious consideration as we move forward. Moreover, boosting with continually waning vaccinal antibody immunity could only make things worse.

Dr. Vanden Bosche has explained that repeated boosting will continually suppress the innate immune system, and this could have devastating consequences for both adults and children. It is my opinion that a hard stop to this vaccine program is the only path forward. There should also be an equally acute pivot to the use of chemoprophylaxis antivirals as well as for treatment for those infected.


Eucharistic Miracles Display @ Sacred Heart Cathedral

December 2nd, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

The Cathedral Community – Rochester, NY | Parishes Online

The December 5th bulletin at Sacred Heart Cathedral will contain an invitation to visit a Narthex display during Advent of more than 30 Eucharistic Miracles.

What a marvelous subject for a worthy pilgrimage! Click the link above for more detail from the bulletin, and to learn how to receive an email copy of that bulletin weekly.



Yale finds natural immunity is 3x vaccines

November 26th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Somebody’s wrong. Very wrong.

Several claims that the manufactured covid ‘vaccines’ are more effective than natural immunity have been around for a few months but were not (IMO) particularly well documented or citing from prestigious reputation. Thus, extracts from the Yale study seem more credible and, well, “studied.” The defensive comments not citing data have been excised.

After the Yale Report appeared during the third week of October, CF posted the link and so it remains on the ticker:

Yale study finds natural immunity lasts almost three times longer than vaccines – LifeSite (

Here are some of the highlights from LifeSiteNews to whet the appetite, but the entire Yale report should be read.

Excerpts from LifeSiteNews

“A new study from the Yale School of Public Health has reaffirmed that natural immunity from prior COVID-19 infection lasts far longer than immunity from the currently-available COVID-19 vaccines ….”

“Undue public confidence in the long-term durability of immunity following natural infection by SARS-CoV-2 has been shown to contribute to vaccine hesitancy, perhaps because of a false equivalence with the long-term immunity after natural recovery from evolutionarily divergent viruses causing diseases such as measles, mumps, and rubella,” the study continues.

“A news report on the study by The Hill’s Jenna Romaine echoes this narrative, claiming the ‘study determined that natural immunity is somewhat short.’ But the article neglected to mention that this ‘short’ immunity period is substantially longer than the immunity period following vaccination.”

“All told, more than a dozen studies have been identified that conclude natural immunity lasts longer and is more protective than vaccination. By contrast, a growing body of data indicates that the mass vaccination strategy for defeating COVID-19 has failed. The federal government considers more than 189 million Americans (57% of the eligible) to be “fully vaccinated,” yet ABC News reported on October 6 that more Americans died of COVID-19 this year (353,000) than in all of 2020 (352,000), according to data from Johns Hopkins University.”

“Beyond doubts about the need for the COVID-19 vaccines for most Americans, significant concerns remain about the shots’ safety, stemming largely from the fact that they were developed and released far faster than any previous vaccine.”

“While cases of severe harm reported to the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) after taking COVID shots represent less than one percent of total doses administered in the United States, a 2010 report submitted to the US Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) warned that VAERS caught “fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events.” May reporting from NBC News quotes several mainstream experts acknowledging “gaps” in federal vaccine monitoring.”


Update from Brother Bugnolo

November 23rd, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

“We are now in Armageddon.”  Br. Bugnolo


This is an update from Brother Bugnolo, in an earlier post: Cleansing Fire – Too Frightening to Post …




I just do not believe …

November 19th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Have you ever noticed that the closer we get to Truth, Himself, the more glaring is untruth by contrast. One wants to scratch it off, like a chicken pox or a poison ivy rash. We just can’t get comfortable with ‘it’ in the room, yet ‘it’ is too glaring to be ignored.

No, it’s not about dogma or theology; it’s about the incongruency of what we are being told to what we observe and sense from the “shepherds of our souls,” most of whom we can no longer trust.

What’s Not to Believe?

Simply put, I do not believe that there were only 8 bishops,  about 3.5%, who voted to enforce Canon 915, and that all the rest (reported variously as 222 to 228) voted to perpetrate and perpetuate the sacrilege. I find it difficult to understand how any man who comes so close to the Eucharist can become so corroded in spirit.

No Wonder the USCCB Moves Under the Shadow of Secrecy

But let’s consider whether or not “8 bishops” can possibly be all that is left of an episcopal remnant. Why was it necessary to have a secret ballot when the teaching of the Church is clear? Secrecy has a place of course in the confessional, and in some aspects of confidential pastoral care, and hopefully in electing a pope at a conclave, but not in deciding whether or not to obey Church Teaching. It perpetuates the Protestant myth that truth can be changed by a vote! It illustrates the trap of implementing the German Synodal “Way.” And a vote by over 95 % of the bishops to not obey sounds remarkably like the Satanic “I will not serve.”

In spite of the secrecy invoked over this vote “to obey or not to obey,” the secrecy is only as effective as keeping secret the identity of the 8 bishops obeying Church teaching. I would like to see the “8” come forward and let us know who they are. The laity should have a right to protect themselves from a bishop who deserts his own role as Eucharistic guardian.

Why Exposure is Important

Since release of the detail of who comprise the “8” seems unlikely to come from the conference organizers, the “8” should identify themselves. Surely Bishop Strickland is one of that group. If invited to come forward, perhaps even to Bp. Strickland, might “8” or fewer come forward? Or might 30 or 50 come forward, exposing a manipulation of the voting?

Why might such a number be manipulated? Perhaps to overwhelmingly defeat the matter, and to crush those who want to do their duty from ever re-visiting the issue? Perhaps as one more obeisance to their handlers? As another move toward making One World Religion more palatable to those who do ‘vote’ their personal version of ‘truth?’

Another good choice to verify the voting would be for a voter to admit to both Cardinal Burke and Bp. Strickland that he is one of the “8” so that the total can be verified. The secrecy needs to be pierced to have any confidence that the vote count is accurate.

Presumably the secretive voting utilized some kind of voting machine. Maybe one of those unaccounted for during the audit of the 2020 Presidential election? Well, there must be a lot of voting machine expertise among the bishops’ Democratic ‘friends,’ and it seems that secrecy is part of the problem. When a bishop has to hide his vote from his peers, something is seriously wrong.

If the number of faithful bishops is really as low as “8,” then most of the lay members of the Church cannot trust their own bishops and they might need to find a good and trustworthy bishop to follow, including reading their publications, listening to their live streaming, and avoiding those who are executing a different plan, regardless of where that bishop is located.

Cleansing Fire has been following the problems of the USCCB for many years, bringing to our readers’ attention the abuses, for example, associated with their CRS and CCHD abuses. No pastor can any longer be trusted when they cow to diocesan facilitation of those annual collections. For a full list of articles regarding the USCCB, CRS and CCHD, just use the white search bar on our home page. Meanwhile, here are a few links you might find worth exploring:

Cleansing Fire – USCCB Day of Reckoning May Have Arrived

Cleansing Fire – If I fund sin, I should confess it … shouldn’t I?




La Palma Volcano, Earthquakes & Tsunami Warning

November 12th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

As the eyes of the world continue to focus on the runaway volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma, its incredible lava flow to the ocean, the record-breaking number of daily earthquakes and increasing evacuations, there is a slowly growing awareness of the greater risk, more deadly, even if less likely — a mega-tsunami risk to millions of residents of the Atlantic basin, with estimates of loss of life up to a third of the US population.

The threat of a tsunami was initially discounted as not being of any real consideration, but most recently there is quite a bit of exploration of elevations and the risks that would ensue to all the countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, plus much of Western Europe, parts of Africa and Central America. Here is just one such site for exploration:

How Far Inland Can A Tsunami Travel On The East Coast USA? (

Escape is frustrated by  expecting to have only 5-7 hours notice that a tsunami is on the way!

La Palma warning: Volcano landslide ‘could kill millions of people’ with megatsunami | Science | News |

La Palma Eruption and North Atlantic Tsunami Risk | RMS

La Palma volcano, live updates today: eruption, tsunami warning and latest news | Canary Islands – Bing video

Are islands going to be in special danger in the end-times? Consider  Revelation (aka Apocalypse) 6:14 and 16:20:

“… the sky vanished like a scroll that is rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.” Rev 6:14

And every island fled away, and no mountains were to be found; ….” Rev 16:20

More will be posted in next few days. Check back!

Update November 28:  La Palma: New vent opens in active Canary Island volcano – CBBC Newsround


Are Catholics wrong in seeking vax exemption?

November 4th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Most of the activity in seeking “Religious Exemption” from the covid vax has centered around abortion arguments. That may have been a very serious tactical error, not because abortion isn’t a vital issue, the most  vital of issues, but rather because it is almost TOO important, TOO vital to be allowed to succeed as an issue!

Why? Because the enemies are so well lined up, funded and trained to protect the billions of dollars of funding that flows out to the abortion infrastructure. This is not the strategic time to seek exemption individually, when the Supreme Court is or will be hearing arguments on multiple LIFE issues, with the looming potential  even to challenge Roe vs Wade. Not an inch of argument can be ceded to or by the abortion lobby.

Consider the persecution of David Daleiden with 9 felony charges for exposing the egregious selling of baby parts. He is a hero who may spend decades in Federal Prison for having done the right thing. Then there is the Texas heartbeat challenge which is bound to emerge in various forms in multiple  states, red or blue. Simply stated, the anti-abortion argument as the source (usually given as the single source) of argument for Religious Exemption, is a political ‘hot potato’ which the abortion lobby can’t allow to prevail. Thus, opposition to a Religious Exemption on such a basis attracts an extreme level of resistance.

Further, the anti-abortion argument is seriously wounded by the traitors to the Faith among the bishops, and higher, who decline even to take the opportunity to catechize the world on the LIFE issues because….why? “WHY” IS the issue … why are the Church’s own leaders sabotaging the effort of ordinary Catholics to protect their own lives, and now their children’s lives as well?

The sinful failure of the hierarchy to defend the Catholic Faith abandons souls by not tending the  sheep. It is sad that so many Catholics made their worst mistake in trusting their own bishops. Think about it! If they are too weak to discipline the sacrilege of political leaders who receive the Sacred Body on Sunday and sign laws on Monday to kill the body of a just born healthy baby, why should we be surprised if those same bishops won’t stick their necks out to sign a Religious Exemption? (We do note exceptions such as Cardinal Burke, Archbishop Vigano, Bishop Schneider and Bishop Strickland who are excellent examples of risking themselves in order to witness to Catholic Teaching.

How are Catholics who seek Religious Exemption failing their own Church and themselves?  It is by treating their own resistance to the vax as a single issue that is already deeply politicized. The Church is much more than any single issue and there are many additional teachings already transgressed. What about coercing of free-will? What about the statistics now available on risks to adult lives of people who are providers for the weakest and most vulnerable? What about the very issues of violation of conscience itself causing depression and other health problems? These off-the-cuff ideas are not the answer but are a beginning — to find, in the richness of the Faith, many more issues to raise than the one least likely to succeed by being the most politically volatile.

Personally, I would choose to seek Religious Exemption on the basis of God’s order to us in Revelation NOT to accept the Mark of the Beast. Oh, but you say that we don’t know for sure if the covid vax IS the Mark of the Beast! Well, we certainly don’t know that it ISN’T the Mark of the Beast! Read, study and pray over all the text in Revelation (Apocalypse), especially Chapter 13. Use the search bar on Cleansing Fire to find the articles on the Mark of the Beast. Decide whom to serve.




Bp. Schneider calls out Vatican Error

October 27th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Bp. Schneider: There’s a ‘basic error’ in Vatican documents on ‘material cooperation’ with abortion-tainted vaccines – LifeSite (

“If you want or not, it’s undermining the Fifth Commandment of God and the absolute maximum determination of the Church to oppose the evil of abortion and the evil of exploiting and commercializing of tissues and cells of assassinated babies.”

“The essential point of the argument is this: the use of abortion tainted vaccines brings us to a close collaboration with the fetal industry and their products, a use which is because of this proximity immoral, and furthermore it gives a scandal, since by such a use we are de facto supporting that immoral industry; furthermore that use considerably weakens our necessary and public protest not only against abortion itself, but also against the growing fetal industry. Fetal industry is so exceptional immoral and horrible that it cannot be compared with other common issues of a collaboration or a benefitting of evil acts of others, such as e.g. products of slavery work etc.”




La Palma Volcano one month later

October 18th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

It is exactly one month since the volcano on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma began its spewing. In short, there is no good news. The eruptions and the earthquakes are more frequent and more severe; evacuations continue, but not at a rate to remove 80,000 La Palma occupants quickly. The airport was closed due to ash, which was reported as reaching heights of tens of thousands of feet; hundreds of homes have been lost, and the lava has now reached the island’s shoreline, adding new toxic gas concerns to the plight.

None of the news reports sheds any light on whether or not this activity increases the likelihood of a tidal wave or not, a question of interest to so many populated areas of the Atlantic Basin, giving an expected warning notice of only about 7 hours before rolling over cities.

The pictures are quite extraordinary; one feels it is like peering beyond the gates of hell itself. Can we ever justify NOT praying for those in such a situation? What we pray for them, we are praying for ourselves, for ‘no man is an island’ and we can’t expect to be untouched, can we?

Meanwhile, we might contemplate what is being feared, theoretically of course.  It is not a new fear. This conceptualization is from 2011: Mega Tsunami to wipe out East Coast of the United States (

See the source image



What almost nobody is talking about — yet!

September 24th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

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Megatsunami Scenario – La Palma Landslide – YouTube


La Palma volcano eruption today. Evacuation, possible tsunami and live updates – Bing video


Newsweek says, without meaningful explanation, that there is no threat; but who trusts the major media these days? It brings me no less concern; just the opposite! And the projection that striking the U.S. eastern seaboard would be about 7 hours after a major fault collapse in La Palma, gives little time for evacuation to any significant higher ground. The other cause for concern, still relatively unmentioned, is an expected continuation of the volcanic activity over the next 3 months; i.e. the major force behind causing collapse.


There is never a bad reason to make a good confession!

There is never a good reason to make a bad confession!

Update 10/3/21: Photos show the Canary Island volcano in the Atlantic, which is becoming ‘much more aggressive,’ say scientists (



Aspirin and the not-so-hidden vax agenda?

September 18th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Less than a day ago, the Cleansing Fire Ticker added the ‘aspirin et al’ story here: Hospital system makes workers vow to give up antibiotics, Tylenol to get COVID vaccine exemptions – LifeSite (

One needs to get to the 7th mini-paragraph before the word ‘aspirin’ shows up, but it is there, nonetheless, invoked as a test of the sincerity and commitment of  people seeking a religious exemption from the controversial ‘vax jab.’

Conway Regional Hospital in Arkansas gives its employees who seek a religious exemption the following statement:

  • “Based on your religious exemption request, we ask that you complete the below attestation,” the form, dated September 3, states. “This will help to validate your understanding of the ubiquity of fetal cell use in the testing and development of common medicines and consumer products and support your claim of a ‘sincerely held belief’.” 

The LifeSiteNews article states: “The form features a list of 30 medicines that it claims ‘have used fetal cells in … development,’ including aspirin, Tylenol, ibuprofen, Benadryl, Tums, azithromycin, Sudafed, acetaminophen, and Pepto Bismol.”

The theory behind requiring abstention from aspirin and certain other popular drugs is ostensibly to test the willingness of the user to abstain from other drugs claimed to be dependent upon abortive materials in their development and, we might add, possibly ‘to punish the recipient of the waiver too.’

But it seems highly unlikely that some such drugs have any connection to abortive materials at all, unless sitting side-by-side on a pharmacy shelf qualifies as a connection! Aspirin is a particularly noteworthy case.

LifeSiteNews points out that “Many of the drugs listed by Conway Regional, were actually developed decades before the advent of aborted fetal cell lines in the 1970s.” And, we might add, well before the commercialization of aborted baby parts. “Aspirin, discovered in 1853, began circulating in the United States in 1899” and some of those early forms are still readily available especially in animal husbandry.

  • So, aspirin was used in North America long before the Bayer product reached our shores! The American Indian chewed willow bark aspirin precursors for pain relief. But the vax advocates have an especially serious reason for putting aspirin on their list of the forbidden….

During the early stages of COVID-19, when some autopsies were done on the deceased, before they were forbidden, it was noted that the victims’ lungs were filled with blood-clots. Recently, the death of a nursing infant was tied to its mother’s recent vax, death caused by blood-clots in the infant.  It was noted that a fair number of early Covid victims would have survived if they had taken aspirin to dissolve the clots! So, the question is whether or not banning aspirin use by recipients of a waiver is really about a ‘teaching moment’ or about serving a depopulation agenda.


Michael Matt joins lay Catholics around the world

September 8th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

by Michael Matt (Remnant)

“In light of so much bad news, I’m pleased to bring you some good news. An international group of laymen (journalists, professors, writers, activists) has signed an open letter to Catholics of the world, demanding retraction of Francis’ cataclysmic motu proprio, Traditionis Custodes, attempting to abrogate the Traditional Latin Mass.

I was very pleased to join this august body as one of the signatories of this letter, which includes the following as its penultimate paragraph:

“Before God and before all men, we solemnly affirm that

we will not allow anyone to deprive the faithful of this treasure which is first and foremost that of the Church. We will not remain inactive in the face of the spiritual suffocation of vocations that the Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes will bring about. We will not deprive our children of the unique means of transmitting the faith that is faithfulness to the traditional liturgy.”

Rumors out of the Vatican just now are not good, as they suggest Francis is about to make yet another move against the Traditional Latin Mass. Whether these rumors are true or not, the time to strike back is right now.

For the sake of your children as well as the future of our Church, please share this letter with everyone you know.

We will not back down. We must not back down, not this time, not again! The line in the sand is drawn, and Francis drew it.

If he wants a war, he’ll get one. Traditional Catholic laymen are united in one purpose, and we will not let them take the Mass from us again.

Thanks for helping me get the world out.  It’s this Mass that matters.

In Christo Rege,
Michael J. Matt

WE WILL NOT DEPRIVE OUR CHILDREN: International Group of Catholic Lay Leaders Call for Revocation of Traditionis Custodes


“What man is there among you, of whom if his son shall ask bread, will he reach him a stone?” (Mt 7:9)

Letter from the Faithful Attached to the Traditional Latin Mass, to Catholics of the Whole World

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We have been deeply saddened to learn of Pope Francis’ decision to revoke the main provisions of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum promulgated by Pope Benedict XVI on July 7, 2007. After decades of division and quarrels, Summorum Pontificum was a source of peace and reconciliation for all Catholics.”

Read Full Article on the Remnant Website…


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What else will abortuaries be used for?

September 7th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Consider that all the covid vaccine manufacturers caution against administering the vax to pregnant women. Consider that nursing babies have died soon after their mothers received the vax. Consider that it has yet to be proven that teenagers, male and/or female, administered the covid vaccine, will ever be able to conceive healthy babies.

With such considerations, one might reasonably project that fewer pregnancies will occur, and therefore fewer abortuaries will be built. (And none of this requires a projection of successful political and moral opposition, because the ‘vaccine’ will ‘handle’ the problem, i.e. ‘vaccine as contraceptive.’)

In the Rochester, NY area there is a strong political push to build a new abortuary in the Brighton suburb, for the alleged purpose of attracting the out-of-state business, especially where state legislation (like the recent Texas heartbeat bill) is not as wildly permissive as the Cuomo legacy of death at birth. But what can one expect when the babies and the pregnancies are reduced beyond the operating margins of the bricks and mortar? Will at least some of the abortuaries be closed? Or will they be converted to a different purpose?

A different purpose? Yes. What could that possibly be? What else would fit neatly into the ‘mission statement’ of killing the newborns? How about euthanasia! Cuomo tried several times to coerce the legislators to support euthanasia, with less opposition each time. Now he lacks the power of the gov, but has more time to creatively pursue his most sinful projects, and maybe to name them after his father, since the Tappan Zee was a “bridge too far.” We’ll see.

My sad expectation is that the abortuary so much of Brighton is lobbying for in their own backyard will be catering to euthanasia in the lifetimes of their currently ardent supporters. How ironic!

But here is the true irony. Demographically, the Brighton suburb has a large and strong Jewish population. I learned first-hand of their comital to life when two tragedies rocked the community, both as a result of drunk drivers. One killed two sisters returning home to their family being rear-ended by a drunk driver of a large truck on, I think it was, Route 81. The other was of a teenage Jewish girl walking with friends on the side of the road near Utica, being struck and killed by a car driven by a drunk driver.

Because my own brother almost died from being struck head-on by a drunk driver, I became involved with formation of RAID, Rochester Against Intoxicated Driving, and in being President for about 5 years. When I had to relocate to Texas for business reasons, the members gave me a glass plate with the quote of an ancient sage:

“To save one life is as to have saved the whole world.” 

I treasured that sentiment when I received it, and still do. I knew how sincerely it was meant, not just talking about, but doing. We could always count on a strong showing from Brighton to a variety of events, including the annual motorcade for life, for victim support efforts and in court watch. We could always count on those from Brighton being life-centered.

That is why I am so personally shocked at that community’s support for an abortuary in their midst, and the culture of death which it brings. And which it would likely continue to bring in the future.

Also, it reminds me of how much the Jews suffered in concentration camps in World War II. My husband’s Company liberated Dachau at the end of the war and he sometimes spoke of those still alive as “walking skeletons.” And he spoke of how the German neighbors ‘outside the walls’ insisted they knew nothing of what was happening there, despite the smoke from the crematoria and trainloads of Jews who arrived and never left. My own visits to Auschwitz and Birkenau gave similar testimony.

It is hard for me to understand why Jewish voters in particular would want to bring such a painful reminder into their own community, and not fear what else it might become. Every such decision reminds me of the Birkenau Concentration Camp, where moving a switch sent a train full of people to forced labor, or to death. Like any decision, like a vote, for life or death.

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If you plan to be here for the battle …

September 2nd, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

… Abp. Vigano’s #100 Letter “Libera Nos a Malo” is necessary reading for spiritual survival. It is complex, difficult and painful reading, but necessary. And, at this point, I think it would be grossly inappropriate to try to summarize or excerpt. Here’s the link: Letter #100, 2021, Tuesday, August 31: Viganò – Inside The Vatican


God gives, and NYS takes away

August 31st, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

The difference between a religious exemption and a conscientious objection is wrapped in confusion. The powers-that-be seem to prefer the term “religious exemption” at least for the reason that the state exercises many controls over the tax-exempt entity and can more easily put pressure on such an entity than on the mind and heart of a committed individual.

The conscience ‘knows’ when something is or is not justified, especially after a diligent effort to discern. Government has had an unholy alliance with the power behind the pulpit for decades, threatening preachers, at least in their own minds, that to speak out against abortion, for example, was illegal and could lead to loss of tax exempt status. And, as an extra measure, government silenced the locked-down religious voices for months in 2020, without even an after-the-event peep.

So the state makes it a matter, not of conscience, but of whether or not some religious entity is aligned, as a matter of faith, with the issue in dispute by the individual. Simultaneously, churches and other religious entities conveniently play the game of providing exemptions, which they are powerless to do. All they can do, if inclined, is verify their own teachings, and witness or not to the laws of that faith.

Thus, each case is a one-off, keeping the pool of objections to government manageably small, and miserably weak.

Today’s LifeSiteNews reports the activity in NYS. There are 450,000 healthcare workers whose jobs are being threatened if they do not take the vax. Unless they act as a group they will cave one-by-one, with the strongest consciences suffering the most. Even the exemptions already awarded are being revoked, showing how powerless the individual really is. It explains much about the need to have formed labor unions at the turn of the last century.

If 450,000 (or some relatively large portion thereof) refuse the vax, the outcome might well be different. NYS cannot function healthcare-wise, missing even 100,000. But it takes courage to see the threat as an opportunity to be heard, and as a real tipping point. Will New Yorkers be the ones to stand up? They were the ones who ran into the burning buildings, weren’t they?

I’m praying for the voice in people’s hearts to be heard. And 9/11 is a good time to speak up. NYS is a good place to do so. Now. Here is the relevant article from LifeSiteNews: New York ends religious exemption for COVID vaccine mandate: 450,000 healthcare workers affected – LifeSite (


Top Doc: mass vax will be deadliest in history

August 29th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

DALLAS, Texas (LifeSiteNews) – “The forced mass vaccination of Americans will be regarded as one of the most deadly and costly medical mistakes in history, renowned pioneer in the early treatment of COVID-19, Texas cardiologist and internist Dr. Peter McCullough, has said.”

Citing recent data from U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and from Israel and Britain, where COVID cases are multiplying among the vaccinated, McCullough, who is editor-in-chief of two medical journals and author of over 600 peer-reviewed studies, including 46 dedicated to COVID-19, said he is “deeply worried” about the future of America.  

“Americans are going to bear the brunt of what invariably is going to be a failed mass vaccination program that will go down as one of the most deadly, one of the most injurious and costly in human history,” McCullough said in a recent podcast. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced in April that it has stopped tracking COVID cases among the vaccinated that do not result in hospitalizations or deaths. The agency is now assuming that new cases are among the unvaccinated unless otherwise advised, which skews numbers to paint the unvaccinated as spreaders of disease.

“This intentional misinformation and propaganda scheme has been used to drive an incredible fury of vaccine mandates” for government agencies, veterans administrations, and hundreds of schools and colleges, even though here have been no outbreaks in these places, McCullough said.

Israel was the first country to mass vaccinate its population under an agreement with Pfizer to exchange vaccine supply for public health data in an experiment on the people “to evaluate whether herd immunity protection is observed during the Product vaccination program rollout.” 

Eighty percent of adults are fully vaccinated there, yet COVID cases and serious hospitalizations have risen 20-fold since early July. The media has highlighted that most serious new cases have been among the unvaccinated, while neglecting to report that the majority (more than 80 percent) of new cases reported by the Israeli Health Ministry are among vaccinated individuals.   

In response, Israel introduced a third “booster shot” of Pfizer’s vaccine which has been administered to more than one million people as of August 16. (See CF Ticker for info on how Pfizer CEO refuses to take the vax.)

In the United Kingdom, more than three-quarters of the adult population (76 percent) have received two doses of vaccine and almost 90 percent of adults have received at least one dose. Yet, the number of COVID patients hospitalized has soared sevenfold since early June this year.  

The most recent U.K. report on “variants of concern” revealed that 54 percent of COVID deaths are among the fully vaccinated. A further 12 percent of deaths are among the partially vaccinated who have received one dose.  

Nonetheless, citing the new, circulating Delta variant, the Biden administration is expected to follow Israel’s example and introduce a third booster shot for all nursing home residents and healthcare workers for September.   

The vaccines were never tested for the Delta variant, and their protection has lasted only months. “It’s clear we can’t vaccinate our way out of this,” McCullough said.

COVID-19, no matter what the variant, is easily treatable at home with simple, available drugs, according to McCullough, who has stated that “about 88 percent of hospitalizations and deaths can be avoided” with early treatment.

Since he came out publicly advising early treatment of COVID patients where the government protocol is to send them home and wait for them to get sick, McCullough has found himself targeted by public health institutions and academia. 

A graduate of Baylor University who worked as a Vice Chair of Internal Medicine at Baylor University Medical Center from January 2014 until February 2021, he recently addressed the Texas Senate Health and Human Service Committee about early COVID-19 treatment protocols.

His contract was then cancelled, and he was recently sued by the Texas-based health system Baylor Scott & White after his affiliation with the system was noted during a public interview. 

The lawsuit coincides with a decision by BSWH to mandate vaccination for its 40,000 employees. 

“I’m deeply worried concerned regarding the future of America and also deeply afraid of loss of freedom of speech and of scientific discourse,” McCullough said. 

“There are deep threats out there to doctors who are really doing their best—to help patients and save lives,” he said 

He cited a July 29 statement from the Federation of State Medical Boards which threatens doctors who spread medical “misinformation” about vaccines with losing their medical license. The federation defines scientific information as “consensus-driven for the betterment of public health.” 

McCullough openly criticized the “totalitarian” nature of vaccine mandates and pointed to government vaccine adverse event data noting that “already 11,221 declared disabled due to the vaccine.” That number has since grown to 16,044.

“These safety events are way out of line. This vaccine is nowhere close to be safe. Every person who takes the needle is thinking about the scoreboard.”

Instead, he said, “Americans are flying blind. They don’t know which vaccine is the safest.”

“Americans are given no information on this. It is basically impossible for them to navigate this vaccine decision. They say simply: ‘Take the vaccine, and it doesn’t matter which one.’”

“None of this makes sense in terms of the program being about COVID-19; it almost seems like it’s about submissiveness, or coercion, or control. The population is basically being forced into mass vaccination.”


Too important, too “right!”, not to share

August 20th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Vaccination and conscience: a challenge to Church authority

By Phil Lawler ( bio – articles – email ) | Aug 19, 2021

Let’s get something straight. A Catholic priest cannot “give” anyone an exemption from a vaccine mandate. Except in those very rare cases (at least I hope they are very rare) when the priest himself imposes the mandate, he has no authority to issue exemptions.

What a priest can do is support a request for an exemption, by testifying that the request comes from a faithful Catholic, who is spurred by the demands of a conscience formed by principles of Catholic moral teaching. When he offers that support, the priest is not claiming that the Catholic Church bans vaccination. He is not even necessarily saying that he himself opposes vaccination. He is only saying that this individual—his parishioner, presumably—cannot take the vaccine in good conscience. And if vaccination would violate his conscience, then—here the teaching of the Church is crystal-clear—he must not take the vaccine.

Thus even if many Catholics conclude that they should take the vaccine, a priest could remind public authorities that for his parishioner, who has conscientious objections, a requirement to be vaccinated would be a violation of his freedom to act in accordance with his religious beliefs. Indeed I would argue—have argued—that a priest would have a moral obligation to support a parishioner’s conscientious objection.

It is relevant, certainly, that many Catholic moralists have found it possible to endorse vaccination. But issues of conscience are not decided by majority vote. It is noteworthy that prominent bishops— including the Bishop of Rome—have encouraged everyone to be vaccinated. But no responsible Catholic moralist has suggested that vaccination should be compulsory. In fact the closest thing to a definitive Vatican statement on the question, the advisory from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, explicitly states that Covid vaccination “is not, as a rule, a moral obligation and… therefore it must be voluntary.”

Therefore, when some public or private authority calls for compulsory vaccination—in clear violation of the Vatican directive—shouldn’t Catholic priests do what they can to defend the rights of individual Catholics who resist?

If the resistance came from people who could not frame their objections in terms of Catholic moral principles, their pastors could remain indifferent. But in this case, the objections come from Catholics who are strongly motivated by their faith, and well versed in the Church’s moral reflections on the use of vaccines. The conscientious objectors can cite that same document from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which says that the use of ethically tainted vaccines is permissible “if there is a grave danger,” and exhorts pharmaceutical companies to produce other vaccines “that do not create problems of conscience.” Here the Vatican explicitly recognizes that the available Covid vaccines do create problems of conscience for a faithful Catholic.

So a conflict arises: between Catholics who cannot in conscience accept vaccination, for reasons the Vatican acknowledges; and public or private authorities who insist on compulsory vaccination, which the Vatican condemns. In these circumstances, it is absurd (if not outright dishonest) to say that priests must not support the conscientious objectors. And a priest who has been ordered to be silent in the face of injustice may find that he faces a crisis of conscience himself.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.


Nat’l Catholic Bioethics Center re Vax Exemption

August 18th, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris
The NCBC published a ‘Vaccine Exemption Resource for Individuals’ on July 21 as a guide to those Catholics whose ‘informed conscience’ has come to the ‘sure judgement’ that the experimental COVID-19 vaccines are either morally, medically, or legally impermissible.

The National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) has produced a template for those seeking a religious exemption from vaccine requirements, explaining “the principled religious basis on which a Catholic may determine that he or she ought to refuse certain vaccines.”

The NCBC published a “Vaccine Exemption Resource for Individuals” on July 21 as a guide to those Catholics whose “informed conscience” has come to the “sure judgement” that the experimental COVID-19 vaccines are either morally, medically, or legally impermissible.

The NCBC based its determination that freedom of conscience must be respected on documentation and instruction from within the Catholic Church, including works from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Pontifical Academy for Life, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC).

The NCBC laid out four key principles by which individual faithful may determine their responsibility to take or refuse medical interventions:

  • Vaccination is not morally obligatory in principle and so must be voluntary.
  • There is a general moral duty to refuse the use of medical products, including certain vaccines, that are produced using human cells lines derived from direct abortions. It is permissible to use such vaccines only under certain case-specific conditions, based on a judgment of conscience.
  • A person’s informed judgments about the proportionality of medical interventions are to be respected unless they contradict authoritative Catholic moral teachings.
  • A person is morally required to obey his or her sure conscience, even if it errs.

In line with the principles set out, the NCBC affirmed that “there is no authoritative Church teaching universally obliging Catholics to receive any vaccine,” thus determining that no binding civil mandate can justly exist.

To aid Catholics who object to medical interventions based on these principles, the NCBC produced a template letter July 7, formulated from the same vaccine exemption criteria laid out in the July 21 letter, for those who might need to satisfy employer vaccination requirements, for example.

The foremost objection to COVID vaccine uptake lies in the moral repugnance of the connection to abortion found in the currently available and experimental COVID jabs. But beside this, the NCBC noted that “a Catholic might refuse a vaccine based on the Church’s teachings concerning therapeutic proportionality.”

A judgement of therapeutic proportionality “must be made by the person who is the potential recipient of the intervention in the concrete circumstances,” the guidance reads, meaning that public health officials cannot determine that a vaccine ubiquitously serves the common good, for instance, on the behalf of individual consciences.

In fact, the NCBC clarified that the “sure judgement” of one’s own conscience regarding the moral liceity of taking any medical intervention “must be obeyed,” rather than instructions from church or secular officials which contradict that judgement.

This is borne out in CCC n.1777, the guidance emphasized: “In all he says and does, man is obliged to follow faithfully what he knows to be just and right. It is by the judgment of his conscience that man perceives and recognizes the prescriptions of the divine law.”

NCBC doubles down on commitment to conscience freedom

While the NCBC made clear that the guidelines enunciated above do not address the medical, moral, or legal objections to vaccinating against COVID-19 in themselves, the Center has previously announced its opposition to mandating the currently available coronavirus shots.

The NCBC emphatically stated that it “does not endorse mandated COVID-19 immunization with any of the three vaccines that have received Emergency Use Authorization as of July 1, 2021, from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA).”

On Tuesday, the NCBC doubled down on its commitment to conscience freedom, drawing again upon the teaching from the Church on obedience to one’s conscience and the common good.

An August 17 press release from the bioethics group explained the basis of its call for the freedom of conscience relating to medical intervention on “the full range of the teachings of the Church, including its social teachings, which provide guidance on appropriate respect for persons while building up the common good.”

While acknowledging that “the Church encourages people to receive vaccination for COVID-19, even though the currently available vaccines in the U.S. have a remote connection to abortion through the use of certain cell lines,” the NCBC maintained that the production and authorization of a “vaccine that did not rely on abortion-derived cell lines for manufacture and/or testing would remove a major obstacle to COVID-19 vaccination for many.”

Continuing, the Center insisted that “[it] is extremely important to embrace both respect for the common good and conscience as the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) did in December 2020,” which itself states that “vaccination is not, as a rule, a moral obligation” and “therefore, it must be voluntary.”

Owing to the complexity of moral and medical factors pertinent to the conscientious determination to take or refuse the COVID jabs, the NCBC committed to “continue to help people to draw upon the deepest resources of the Catholic faith to address the many challenges posed by COVID-19 with integrity and charity.”

A number of Catholic dioceses and universities in the U.S. are mandating coronavirus vaccines, or instructing their priests not to assist Catholics with religious exemptions. However, religious exemptions filed with most secular employers and institutions in the U.S. do not require the signature or involvement of a pastor.

Catholics also have recourse to general Christian exemptions that are compatible with Catholic doctrine but not based on the magisterium of the Catholic Church.
See also Cleansing Fire – Has the Bible warned us NOT to take the Vax? especially re statements by Colorado Bishops