+ Athanasius Schneider on vax mandate

Today, I greet all of those workers who at this very hour who are being forced to choose between keeping their job and getting the Covid-19 vaccine or being fired for not getting the vaccine.

Through this brief letter I extend some encouragement in your trials. The Confraternity of Our Lady of Fatima can also offer a religious exemption.

Some of you have already paid the price for the truth about the Covid-19 vaccine and its causal link to abortion.

I am deeply touched by the witness of a lady in the U.S. who writes:

“Today was my last day of packing up the remainder of my stuff. As I would not take the vaccine, I was told to leave last Friday. They called over and asked me to tidy up my desk and said that today would be my last day. My boss is hoping that I will cave in, get vaccinated, and come back. I am extremely sad.”

I am moved by the witness of this woman. I would say to her: “Today you pack your things from your place of work, and while you pack, your treasure is being transferred to the room that Jesus has already prepared for you in the Kingdom of Heaven.”

There are thousands and thousands of Catholics like her who have the courage to choose Christ and who will not throw a pinch of incense to Caesar, just like the very first Catholics of old.

I encourage all of you to hold fast to your conviction and to your faithfulness to Christ.

The sufferings and the losses that you will have to endure are tiny when compared to the
reward that God prepared for you in heaven.

“For I reckon that the sufferings of this time are not worthy to be compared with the glory to come, that shall be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18

I urge you to continue on this path that you have chosen of witnessing to the truth that unborn life is sacred and that the trafficking of fetal body parts is an evil industry that cries out to Almighty God for His justice!

As you seek His Kingdom, first and above all, believe that you will be provided for.

Jesus and Mary will open up new ways to provide for your families. I also exhort and encourage the lay faithful of means to step in and help your fellow Catholics to find new meaningful work.

My dear brothers and sisters, these are the prices that we knew we always had to pay to be faithful to Jesus Christ.

And now at this very hour the payment is being required and so we must pray that we will pass the test and be faithful to the Lord Jesus. I give all of you God’s abundant blessing!

+Athanasius Schneider
Auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan


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6 responses to “+ Athanasius Schneider on vax mandate

  1. Gina Nakagawa

    Here is a true and faithful shepherd of the flock. May God bless him abundantly.

  2. Liz

    Oh God bless the good bishop, and the poor lady too, but what beautiful words he has for her! This is so lovely and encouraging. I need to send it to a few people! I have dear friends suffering in the same way…a young lady had to quit the nursing program at a good Catholic college. This college was just on the cusp of starting up the TLM, they were all trained and everything and then the bishop told them not to say it after all. The students were so disappointed but still travel to go to the TLM. Anyway, other friends are losing their jobs or parts of their jobs due to their strong beliefs. Blessed be God in all of this!

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  4. joisy goil

    I find it very curious that so many health care workers are refusing to take the vaccine. I suspect that health care workers, especially those who actually interact with the sick and injured, (in other words – get their hands dirty) know a bit more about these things than the average citizen.

    So what do they know that the rest of us don’t? Besides the use of aborted baby parts and experimentation on live babies (which is enough to make me want to refuse this) the science seems to be faulty. The arguments of those who claim to know the facts don’t make sense.

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