No vaccine passport? Church segregation. No Confession. Pregnant mom trespassed for unmasked Communion

So, with Holy Communion still on her tongue, the pastor of the Catholic parish had the police harass a pregnant mom with a one-year-old baby in her arms, threatening to handcuff her. She was trespassed for not having worn a mask. In that state it’s not against the law not to wear a mask. It’s the policy of that pastor. The police enforce the policy under trespassing laws. I’m not going to fault the police on this. The pastor chose that time. Wow.

In that video, you’ll also see how another parish is segregating parishioners according to some sort of Covid-Vaccine Passports or whatever verification of reception of a vaccine. Even with the relaxed rules of HIPAA regarding Covid-19, I’m guessing it’s a violation of HIPAA to force people to self-report their status in a public forum. Of course, the answer is that attendance at a religious event is voluntary. Good answer for HIPAA. But this should not be for the church.

There’s also demonstrably verifiable news of a pastor of a parish forbidding anyone to approach the Sacrament of Confession if they have not submitted to the Covid-Vaccine.

This is not right on a number of levels, first of all because getting a vaccine whose development and/or testing has depended on the murder of children is not to be a gateway for someone to be forgiven of sin. A sin used as a gateway to be forgiven of sin? Forbidding Confession can have eternal ramifications for either going to heaven or hell. What’s this priest doing with this bullying?

All of this happened in just the last few days. Guaranteed there will be much more of this and in a church near you.

And then it will come about that any priest not presenting such anti-Christ activities will be removed from the priesthood. Guaranteed.

“If they do this when the wood is green, what will they do when it is dry?”

UPDATE: the priest got vaccinated and so he’s offering face to face in the sanctuary for non-vaxers while vaxers can go privately. Which still makes no sense. There’s a shaming aspect to this. At any rate, I can’t see how it is that he’s not suspended for having forbade Confession for non-vaxers.

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13 responses to “No vaccine passport? Church segregation. No Confession. Pregnant mom trespassed for unmasked Communion

  1. Paul Maliborski

    The police officer needs to be fired for malfiecence, the pastor needs to be buried and Father John John can straighten this mess out in a minute.

  2. May God have mercy on all of us.

  3. sanfelipe007

    Just when I thought it could not get any more outrageous.

  4. jane a brown

    another example of how it will be if the socialists take over and control even holy mother church…….the church will have to go underground

  5. Joisy Goil

    I think I would have to write in complaint to the Bishop and change parishes if I was that woman. Every time I see something like this I remember the saints of old who rushed in to do corporal works of mercy by helping the sick. Like St Damien and the lepers.

    There is smoke in the temple? Looks more like a flash fire to me. God bless our faithful priests and bishops.

  6. Aussie Mum

    Re: “the priest got vaccinated and so he’s offering face to face in the sanctuary for non-vaxers while vaxers can go privately.”
    A Catholic underclass is in the making.
    Do vaxers have to produce proof of vaccination to use the confessional? Probably not yet but unless the bishops put a stop to this nonsense quickly, that may well be the next step.

  7. Aussie Mum

    Re policewoman’s claim in the video above that a parish church is a business.
    If a Catholic church can be categorised as a business by law enforcement, then the Church in that place is unlikely to enjoy a religious exemption when its teaching and practice conflicts with pro feminist and LGBT(QIA?) government policy. Let’s hope the Equality Act doesn’t pass the senate for with the “right” laws in place an all-male and exclusively heterosexual Catholic priesthood could become illegal.
    The groundwork for an all-inclusive “Egalitarian Church” was being prepared decades ago, clearly discernible in the readings I did for a Religious Education course at university. It was hard to believe back then that the dream of rebellious Catholic religious orders and liberal Protestants would be implemented; however, it seems we may now be almost there.

  8. If anonymous confession is only for the vaccinated, is the pastor presumably asking all anonymous penitents on their vaccine status as soon as they get in the confessional? Is he refusing to absolve or telling to leave unvaccinated penitents who come into the anonymous confessional? I don’t know how he is enforcing this, but that is one way to do it. Or to have someone else stand by in the confession line asking for proof of vaccination.

  9. Also, a friend of mine was a couple of minutes late to Sunday Mass the other week. That church (not diocese) had a policy – not mandated in the slightest by the local government – of locking their doors as soon as Mass starts, in order to…who knows, discourage extra unwanted people? As it was an evening Mass she, being locked out, was left without recourse and had to go a Sunday without the Holy Sacrifice, abandoned by her local parish.

  10. sanfelipe007

    This is a good time to be a dispassionate church chronicler. So much data to gather for future historians.

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