From the diocesan website:
- Dear Reverend Father/Deacon: I write to you with both a request and a directive that follows from the request. My request is that all clergy within the Diocese of Burlington will be vaccinated [not a vaccine] against the Covid-19 virus. My reasons for this are simple and clear: both Pope Francis and emeritus Pope Benedict have been vaccinated [such anecdotes don’t belong in moral argumentation], the CDF has directed that it is morally licit to receive the vaccines [but they’re not infallible] even if they were created or tested using cells harvested from aborted fetuses [That’s pure insanity: murder is good because it’s murder. Wait.. What?], and Pope Francis [the demon-idol worshipper] has encouraged Catholics to be vaccinated as an “act of charity” [What about the babies, you fraudulent wolf in sheep’s clothing? Is it an act of charity to purpose-murder them for your own “benefit”?] that protects not just themselves but others. [It weakens people, opening them up more to infection and transmission.] Gentleman, as ordained clergy in the Catholic Church we should be leading by example. [And that means laying down one’s life for the least of the brethren, not murdering the least of the brethren.]
You can read the rest there. What I want to mention here is that this priest was hailed as a pastor in good standing, entirely mentally fit, until the very second that he rebelled about this Covid hysteria. Not just a coincidence, that. I mean, if he were to be a sycophant and assist in maliciously spreading hysteria, such sycophantic histrionics would be considered to be indicators of great mental stability. This isn’t about the priest. It’s about the bishop throwing a tantrum to get the attention of Pope Francis, right? “Look at me, Pope Francis! Reward me!” Just a question.
- “But Father George! Father George! You don’t understand! You’re the one throwing tantrums all histrionically! You’re standing out from the crowd, that great crowd who proudly stand next to the Holy Father! You point to the right to life of… of… what?!… embryos?!… products of conception?!… tissues of a woman’s body?!… Who even cares about that?! You’re the one who’s a freaky hypocrite, Father George! You should stand in solidarity with Big Pharma! You really are stupid, Father George! I’m declaring you mentally unfit, because, like – splutter, splutter – and, like, stuff! So there! I hope they get rid of that priest up in Vermont! I hope they get rid of you as well! What is it with you priests?! Damn you all to hell along with those damned babies!”
Yep. One is reminded of the end of Chapter one of Saint Paul’s letter to the Romans. And if you look up what’s been happening up in Vermont, you’ll see that the description fits exactly:
- Romans 1:18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles. 24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen. 26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error. 28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.