In an article published last year, M.I.T.-trained scientist Fr. Nicanor Austriaco passed along speculation that the HEK-293 cell line may have been developed using tissue from a miscarriage. This cell line is in the news because it has played a role in the development and/or testing of the three vaccines currently authorized for emergency use for COVID-19.
The point of Fr. Austriaco’s conjecture, I presume, was to reduce worry that this cell line started with an abortion. But worry we should.
A Nonsense Claim: This conjecture seems to have become a full-fledged rumor. In recent months, many Catholics and other Christians have cited that rumor when defending these vaccines. But the rumor, to put it bluntly, is nonsense. There’s nothing in the scientific literature dealing with this claim, and for good reason.
No competent biologist would even try to establish a living cell line from dead tissue.
This fact becomes clear when we examine two things:
Number One: The biological process of miscarriage and stillbirth post-mortem changes at the cellular level.
A mother’s body tends to expel tissues related to pregnancy between four and twenty days following fetal demise. Most spontaneous abortions in early pregnancy (1st trimester) are caused by abnormalities in the chromosomes. In these cases, an embryo does not form. What tissue is expelled would be useless for establishing a cell line.
The other causes of miscarriage and stillbirth result in the death of the embryo or fetus. This demise happens several days to a few weeks before the expulsion of tissue.
Number Two: That time gap is critical, and bears on the second point: Cell Death.
When an embryo or fetus dies, its cells change fast. Autolysis begins within minutes after the vital functions of the brain, heart and lungs cease. This is a process of decomposition or “self-digestion,” where the cell membranes break down and release enzymes. Since oxygenated blood has ceased to circulate, the levels of carbon dioxide in the cells begin to rise and the pH within cells becomes ever more acidic. This rising acidity causes membranes within the cell to rupture. This includes the membrane of the lysosome, which contains a variety of enzymes for the digestion of nucleic acids, fats, proteins, and so forth.
In fact, even a run-of-the-mill abortion probably wouldn’t suffice. For research purposes, fetal tissue must be harvested and cooled within minutes of the abortion.
The rate of autolytic spread varies throughout the organism. Two of the main variables are the concentration of enzymes in the type of tissue and its temperature. Some organ tissues have relatively high concentrations of enzymes. The liver, kidneys and pancreas are examples, given their functions within the body. Smooth muscle tissue and lung tissue, in contrast, have relatively low levels of these enzymes. This is key, since researchers seek organ tissue as the source of cells for a cell line.
Scientists can’t reverse this process. As a result, they can’t establish a living cell line using the tissues expelled from a miscarriage or stillbirth.
Temperature: Temperature is also a major factor in miscarriage, since it has the greatest impact on the spread and progress of autolysis. The higher the temperature, the faster the autolytic reaction. Very low temperatures can slow the autolytic process dramatically, which explains how people have been revived after apparently drowning in very cold water, suffering no permanent ill effects.
In the case of a miscarriage or stillbirth, the temperature of the expired fetus remains at core body temperature inside its mother until it is expelled. This warm setting speeds up the progress and spread of autolysis.
Now, recall that the time between the fetal demise of a miscarriage and expulsion of the pregnancy tissues is measured in days. That means that by the time the tissue is expelled, there is no metabolic function anywhere in the fetal body. In fact, the expired fetus goes through a process of maceration (autolytic fermentation) prior to expulsion. This has the appearance of putrefaction: The skin separates and the tissue underneath becomes darkly discolored — though putrefaction is bacterial decomposition, whereas the amniotic sac is a sterile environment.
These are gory details of course. But they should make it clear why scientists would not use tissue from a miscarriage to establish a living cell line.
Carefully Coordinated Abortion: But what about perfectly-timed fetal death and then delivery in a hospital? Could that provide material for a living cell line? Almost certainly not. In fact, even a run-of-the-mill abortion probably wouldn’t suffice. For research purposes, fetal tissue must be harvested and cooled within minutes of the abortion. The scientific literature strongly implies that the abortions are carefully coordinated with tissue harvesting. One gets the clear sense that the abortion and the harvesting of the desired tissue were planned to preserve the integrity of the tissue.
In summary, establishing a living cell line from dead tissue is not possible. The cell lines used to test and/or develop the available COVID-19 vaccines came from abortion and deliberate planning, not spontaneous miscarriage or stillbirth. Resurrection of the dead requires far more than a medical degree or a PhD. It requires the direct power of God.
José L. Trasancos, Ph.D. is the President of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Children of God for Life. He is delighted and blessed to be working there alongside his wife, Stacy, advancing pro-life causes, advocating for the preservation of human dignity and fighting to end the use of aborted fetal tissue in science and commerce. José and Stacy live in Hideaway, Texas, surrounded by their five children, one granddaughter (one of six grandchildren), two German Shepherds and a Bassett Hound.
6MWE = Six Million Wasn’t Enough, which means 6MIE = Six Million Isn’t Enough.
6MWE is an academic opinion as far as the law is concerned, but it may hide an active threat of a serial killer.
Proud Boys can’t see anything wrong with 6MWE. They think to say 6MWE is good.
I checked out what Proud Boys say of themselves. How very filthy, disgusting. Anyone belonging to the Proud Boys who was Catholic has taken himself out of the Church.
I’m not virtue signaling here. Catholics who should know better and vaunt themselves as “leaders”, say, some bishops in Texas, seem to have the idea that it’s no good to lobby against procured abortion claiming that “no political issues” can be mentioned in church regardless of also being moral issues belonging to the Ten Commandments, indeed, to natural law (without which there is no moral life). Religion does have something to do with the moral life!Simultaneous to this is what seems to be the opinion of some of them that nuances regarding the 2nd amendment to the U.S. Constitution can be politically lobbied about, as long as what one says politically militates against the 2nd amendment. Because defense of the innocent against mortal aggression already being delivered threats is evil? Have these bishops taken themselves out of the Church?
Pretty much all bishops and priests in this fallen world hold as “precious” the indignant reaction of the little flock of Jesus over against being told that they are to kill the image of God in the womb so as to protect the most venerable among us: “Get the vaccine! You stupid people! You must kill babies in the womb to get vaccines! Feel the POWER! Get yours! You know nothing! Don’t you know that it is better to kill babies in the womb than that the whole world perish?!”
“So the chief priests and the Pharisees convened the Sanhedrin and said, “What are we going to do? This man is performing many signs. If we leave him alone, all will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away both our land and our nation.” But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing, nor do you consider that it is better for you that one man should die instead of the people, so that the whole nation may not perish.”
To crucify the Son of the Living God is the most horrific sin the entire universe has ever witnessed. Jesus is God, our Creator, the Creator of all there is, including time. Jesus holds all of time in His hands, all at once. But some say:
“We live today and so we are innocent of that Man’s Blood. We are distanced from that Man’s Blood. We are better than those damned Jews of the past. They crucified Jesus, not us! Time is malleable, surreal. We can manipulate time! Jesus said that His time on the cross was His hour. And it is. But that’s it. One damned Hour. And now it’s over, and we are free from that Hour.”
There are those who think that if we only only take those hands of His, those hands cupping within them His creation of time like so much blood and water, nailing one hand in one direction to one side and the other hand in the other direction to the other side, that time like so much blood and water will drop from those hands of His so that He will not be able to reach through time so as to judge us. But no, Jesus draws all to Himself in that one Hour, either to give us the privilege of being crucified with Him in the greatest manifestation of love this universe has ever known, or to judge us. But He will draw all to Himself across time into that one Hour as He is lifted up from the earth on the cross for our redemption and, please God, our salvation. We cannot so easily escape by holding that we are aloof. We are always before Him. Our sin is always before Him. To Him comes with its burden of sin all mankind. But if we insist that any such redemption and salvation is only in the past, because we are now “distanced” from Caiaphas’ sin so that we have no part in it at all, ever, then we also distance ourselves from any possibility of forgiveness from that Cross when Jesus, having obeyed the Father unto death, now commands the Father: “Father! Forgive them!” We claim we are not sinners, giving ourselves a license to kill, if we say that we are absolutely “distanced” from the sin of Caiaphas.
Bishops and priests who do this have the pretense that the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is only an historical meal with no significance for us today, the pretense that there is no sin and therefore no forgiveness of sin, no divinity of Christ, that the only think important is to murder the image of God in the womb. It’s always the same in every culture in every time and place since Adam’s sin: “There but for the grace of God go I, all of us.”
Imagine that, bishops and priests who think the Mass is not a Holy Sacrifice. It’s because they are in one accord of heart and mind with the murderous High Priest Caiaphas, who complains with all self-entitlement so fierce that he thinks his own momentary self-preservation is a rationalization for the murder of Jesus. And so are all who rationalize the murder of the image of God in the womb for self-aggrandizement. They are hypocrites, the worst of all. Jesus said: “What you have done to the least of these you have done to me.”
But those who refuse vaccines developed with or tested on babies murdered for the purpose have a prayer:
Psalm 94 — LORD, avenging God, avenging God, shine forth! Rise up, judge of the earth; give the proud what they deserve. How long, LORD, shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked glory? How long will they mouth haughty speeches, go on boasting, all these evildoers? They crush your people, LORD, torment your very own. They kill the widow and alien; the fatherless they murder. They say, “The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob takes no notice.” Understand, you stupid people! You fools, when will you be wise? Does the one who shaped the ear not hear? The one who formed the eye not see? Does the one who guides nations not rebuke? The one who teaches humans not have knowledge? The LORD does know human plans; they are only puffs of air.
But don’t think I’m virtue signaling here. I am Caiaphas if I am without the grace of God. Without the grace of God I am the worst of hypocrites, the most entitled, murderous. I thank God who saves such a wretched man as myself. And that honesty gives me the right to accuse Caiaphas and his present day death minions of virtue signaling:
“Father George, you don’t understand! We are virtuous. We get the vaccine not only to save our own lives, but we are also concerned for the elderly comorbidity people. We are good and kind and nice! And you, Father George, you are an old meanie, a murderer who needs to be marginalized, deposed, cast beyond the darkest of existential peripheries. Father George, you are bad and evil.”
But to these virtue signalers I have some questions:
Do you yourselves go and buy groceries and go on errands for the elderly co-morbidity people? No?
Are you not the most damned hypocrites, spitting on the image of God and proclaiming your virtue as bishops and priests, you know, glorious in virtue signaling like the high priest Caiaphas?
Thus begins Tuesday of Holy Week, 2021, for this back-ridge Appalachian priest.
P.S. I remember listening to “Keep the Faith” cassette tapes waaaay back in the day, like in the 1980s. There was a conference given on moral theology by Msgr William Smith who was at the time teaching at Dunwoody, the major seminary for the Archdiocese of New York. He has many quotable quotes, none of which I can remember verbatim, but I think I recall correctly his mockery of those liberal bishops and priests who claim with all condescending gnostic authority from one high that church teaching on life is PRECIOUS, but since we are mature people we can decide for ourselves that which is good for us, and, really, who gives a damn what some precious God, some precious Scriptures, some precious Tradition, and whatever ever so precious constant teachings of the Magisterium of the Church have to present to us as sure and certain doctrine and morality: we are arbiters of the truth because we live today and we are therefore today better than anyone in the past, especially that out-of-date Jesus, those out-of-date Apostles, those out-of-date Scriptures with their out-of-date Tradition, all of which makes any Magisterium commenting on that which is out-of-date to be out-of-date itself. And then they scream with God-is-dead Nietzsche that they are sole arbiters of that which is a WILL TO POWER!
Did I mention that High Priest, as in the High Priest Caiaphas, comes from the Greek ἀρχιερεὺς or “Arch-Priest”? The “Arch” bit refers to origin and derivatively to ruler itself derivatively from POWER. The High Priest is the Power Priest.
In all his glory, if he thirsts for power, any bishop or priest, however high and mighty in his own eyes, is merely playing the Gollum: “My Precious! Power! Mine! All mine! My Precious! Power to kill the image of God! My precious!”
Oh, and don’t worry, I’m trying to hunt down my commentary on the 1990s appendix to the medical ethics ever revised document of the USCCB, an appendix which cleverly turned all morality upside-down, inside-out, back to front, having it that all that which is cooperation in evil, such as formal and proximate cooperation, is merely material and remote cooperation, with the latter being not immoral at all. In other words, do whatever you want, like abortions in Catholic hospitals, and it’s all O.K. I remember that the new ethics director for the Catholic Hospitals within the Archdiocese of New York, in a first press-conference, said that abortions in Catholic Hospitals are good to go, you know, because abortion is an outpatient procedure, which means that the hospital has nothing to do with it. !!! But if the girl stays overnight in the hospital, then, yeah, precious feelings of some overly devout people might have to be considered.
Anyway, I handed my commentary over to friends in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which brought it to the Holy Father, who commanded that the USCCB be directed to retract that appendix, condemning the appendix and all those bishops who followed the bad advice of that appendix, to the end that they had to reverse all the decisions they made with that appendix. Great. That’s about never happened before. But meanwhile, people died because of that appendix.
And now that appendix has been revived, meaning that pretty much all bishops and priests cleverly turn all morality upside-down, inside-out, back to front, having it that all that which is cooperation in evil, such as formal and proximate cooperation, is merely material and remote cooperation, with the latter being not immoral at all. In other words, do whatever you want, like developing and testing vaccines with babies who are purpose-aborted and it’s all moral and good.
Dear Caiaphas: it’s not all moral and good. Time will catch up with you from the cross, and then what are you going to do in eternity? Just asking.
Two of those links (2 and 3) have reference to the same item, but have various ways to get to various internal links, as the cancel crowd are already removing from the internet your ability to get at the facts. Once you start digging to get the facts, the more you need to be fortified with prayer. We live in a very dark time.
I can pretty much guarantee that any bishop promoting vaccines will NOT read or listen to any of the above links. They don’t want to know the truth. They feel the power! They say: Pro-abortion homosexualist moral theologians told us that directly doing evil to achieve a good is to be praised. They say: The devil made me do it. Yep. They are correct on both counts about the pro-abortion homosexualist moral theologians and the devil. But they; are incorrect on assertion that doing evil to achieve a good is to be praised, and incorrect again that the devil forced them to be so evil: they have a choice. They have chosen to be Satanists. Jesus says that Satan is a liar and murderer from the beginning. Jesus is the Living unmanipulatable Truth.
Jesus laid down His life so that we would stop murdering each other.
Any bishop who says that – for health or money – we should purposely profit off the murder of babies in the womb for vaccines, thus murdering the image of God, thus tantamount to ripping out John the Baptist and Jesus from the wombs of their mothers, should be forthwith excommunicated. Jesus said: What you done to the least of these you have done to me.
And don’t give me the useless argument that pro-vaccine death mongers are not liable to excommunication because they have not themselves had hands-on participation in ripping a baby out of any womb. These moral heretics are excommunicated because of their moral heresy about how good it is, they say, to do evil to achieve good.
Does one need more than one hand to count those bishops who are truly pro-life, you know, in the entire world? I think not.
Jesus asked if there would be any faith when He returned. I’m guessing that those numbered with faith would be just above zero, at least among the filthy murderous priests and bishops. And yet, Jesus’ Church will remain until He comes again. Jesus will always have what He Himself calls a “little flock.”
Previously, limited populations have been required to choose between life and death (as with Moses and the Chosen people: I put before you life and death, choose life!), or between YHWH and Baal (as with Elijah on Mount Carmel: If Baal is god, follow him; if YHWH is God, follow Him!).
But it has never before happened in human history that, all things being equal, every human being in the entire world, all the many billions of us, have of a sudden and all at once been required to choose between eternal life and eternal death, between the God of Life and murderous Satan.
“Take the vaccine!” scream the Satanists, their voices gurgling with the blood of the children they have had executed for their sake. And now you have a choice. Every person in the world has a choice, of a sudden.
Don’t think you can say: “I have no choice; I’m required to take a vaccine.” That’s not true. You can lay down your life for the least among us. Yes. Choose eternal life.
Jesus said that He would come among us as a thief in the night. Apparently, almost no one has heeded His kind warning, having fallen away from love of God and love of neighbor before the time, so that when we are required to choose life or death, the weak and politically correct, the cowards, the go-along-to-get-along crowd, choose to turn their backs on Christ Jesus, Divine Son of the Immaculate Conception.
There are “next steps” to be taken. The instant I saw bishops and their affirmation yes-men in the Holy See, particularly Pope Francis, intimating that those who do not take the vaccine are tantamount to being murderers of their fellow man, that is the instant I understood that it will come about that priests will be required to take the vaccine, and booster vaccines and unending other vaccines OR ELSE they will be:
quietly reprimanded, but firmly, talked-over, brow-beaten, marginalized, you know, emotionally, because that’s the level where these tender snow-flake entitled-to-be-vaccine heroes are at…
publicly reprimanded, with all sorts of threats, even with chancery henchmen reading episcopal statements that are pro-vaccine from the pulpit at the Holy Mass that the reprimanded priest is offering…
removed from active ministry without reassignment…
provided no remuneration on which to live, having no insurance, having their housing entirely removed…
suspended a divinis, from divine things, so that, even cast aside already, the priest is further smacked down so as to remove him from any and all availability for the High Priest, Christ Jesus, you know, just to demonstrate all the more hatefulness…
put under, say, territorial interdict – an exercise in baiting – so that if such an entirely “rebellious” priest roams, say, out of a county even for a moment, even to get food or medicine or to fix a vehicle, he will state by such action, such a horrible “sin”, that he desires to be dismissed from the clerical state (laicized), even though that’s the last thing he wants to have happen…
excommunicated with a declaration about the same being published in the diocesan newspaper, calling the priest a murderer for not getting the murder-derived vaccine.
Of course, most filthy liberal bishops will move from a quiet reprimand right to a threat of slitting the throats of priests forthwith. That will prove to, say, Pope Francis, that they are nice bishops. Nice!
This is apocalyptic not only because of massive and generalized apostasy, loss of faith, but because in priests being smacked down, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will almost entirely disappear from the face of the earth. Yep.
Can you bishops read the signs of the times? No? Perhaps you ought to go to Confession. You have become dull of mind, heavy of heart, blind in sight, deaf in hearing, thinking that you yourself can save yourself under your own “power”, turning to the “lord” whom you have replaced with yourself, thinking you have salvation in doing this. When you are in hell in the jaws of Satan, no one will come to your rescue. Go to Confession. And let us know about it. Tell us about the conversion the Lord God has accomplished in you. Be a good example in repentance. Stop persecuting priests who want to respect the life of the image of Jesus in the womb.
As for me, I will be happy to stand in solidarity with these least of the brethren at the Last Judgment. They will be perfect adults at that time, bearing the life of the Most Holy Trinity in themselves, seeing God in the Face, gloriously, immensely happy, and they will let me know that it will be a joy for them to have me there are also in heaven with them for eternity.
I would rather be heaven with “aborted fetuses” for eternity than with tender snowflakes entitled only to meltdowns as they drop into hell.
I’ll tell you this, by the grace of God, I will not slash open the wombs of Elizabeth and Mary so as to rip out merely-a-fetus John the Baptist and merely a fetus Jesus so as to give those “products of conception” and “useless tissue” to “scientists” to make “vaccines.” Ain’t gonna happen.
And if I die “before my time” because of a Covid infection, I will let that stand as a witness to respect for life, a martyrdom. That’s what I think about it. And as I’ve always said with ironic reverse meaning:
Hier stehe ich. Ich kann nicht anders. Gott helfe mir.
///sarcasm: Oh! I forgot! The rationalization that the bishops use is the argument of coercion! My bad! Someone screams: “Commit murder!” and that means that you can now can go ahead and commit murder with praise from God! /// off sarcasm
No. You will personally answer for all the murder before the God of life. Go to Confession. You cannot directly do evil to achieve good.
To this USCCB: You remember your medical ethics guidelines back in the 1990s, the appendix about formal and material cooperation, about proximate and remote cooperation? You remember how the Holy See forced you to recant that appendix and the evil you have done with that appendix? That was me who put that reprimand through. But now you have gone back to that appendix, most dark and most evil, rationalizing that it’s all good because now we have a pope who doesn’t much care what you do. That’s not a good excuse before Jesus. No, it’s not.
It’s extremely rare that you will find a Catholic priest or bishop who could care less about the murder of children in the womb by way of abortion, or who are against partial birth abortion, or who are against infanticide.
“Why do I say that?” you ask.
It’s extremely rare that you will find a bishop, backed by some henchmen priests, who will NOT push for the removal of a Catholic priest from active ministry, you know, a priest who is non-compliant with the culture of death, particularly the Wuhan Joe culture of death.
“Why do I say that?” you ask.
For such bishops, a priest who is not willing to sacrifice children to the demonic god of “death-power” is the enemy of their self-congratulations, their ♬ feelings ♬ of “power” of the cowardly killing of the entirely defenseless, you know, so that they can look likes heroes, clever, sophisticated, a valued member of the club… the proud hellions of the culture of death.
“Why do I say that?” you ask.
Go ahead, try to give me names of of those bishops who will NOT dismiss a priest from active ministry who insists on respecting the lives of defenseless children, you know, any bishops who ARE promoting vaccines developed and/or tested by the usage unto death of defenseless children, vaccines like Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer / BioNTech, Moderna, etc. Can you think of any besides Cardinal Bourke, Bishop Strickland, Bishop Schneider, or a few others anywhere in the world? Do you think the vast majority will tolerate the presence of a priest who speaks against taking such vaccines?
Their compromise, their subsequent bloodthirstiness, their consequent Judas-like death mongering, is threatened, they feel, by any priest who insists on respecting the lives of defenseless children in the womb. And I just bet you that these will be the same bishops who, year after year, for decades, insist on collections being made for Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Campaign for Human Development, both of which fund abortion right around the world.
Just guessing here, but would not these be the same bishops who have given themselves to homosexualist abuse of minors, who belong to the homosexualist club. I mean, I don’t know, but it’s all consistent, you know, treating children like fresh meat on which to foist their “power.” Many of those children will later commit suicide. It’s all the same. Sex for death. Yep. It’s just that in the case of murderously taking children out of the womb for the sake of self-congratulations uses euphemisms like “product of conception,” or useless “tissue.”
“Father George, you exaggerate, we haven’t heard of any priest getting forcibly aborted from his parish, uh… getting administratively removed from his parish for cautioning people against vaccines! You exaggerate!”
But what if a priest, having preached very many times about the taking of such vaccines, at length, with incisive clarity, with great passion, so that there is no mistake about what he has presented, is accosted publicly in front of his congregation by someone who proclaims that they have gotten, say, the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, damned be the damned babies as long as they themselves think they are getting some profit, some expedient, convenient benefit from murdering those children for themselves, proclaiming that Johnson and Johnson is “better” because in their opinion, even though it is developed within the cells of the murdered-for-this-purpose human being, at least it’s not changing their DNA like the other vaccines. But that’s like saying a murder for money is better than a hate-crime murder. They are both murder.
What if that priest then immediately says just as publicly, right in front of his congregation, with calm and respectful but firm voice, that in conscience he, as Jesus’ priest, cannot administer Holy Communion, our Eucharistic King to such a person, stating that it is immoral to use others for ourselves, what with Jesus having laid down His own life for us so that we would STOP murdering others for our own self-congratulations, Jesus, who was himself in the womb of His Immaculate Mother for nine months, Jesus, who said that what you have done to the least of these you have done to me?
What bishop, publicly promoting that his priests take such vaccines, what bishop would, or humanly speaking could tolerate a priest who will refuse Holy Communion to those who publicly proclaim what they have done in getting such a vaccine developed from and/or tested upon the most defenseless, the weakest of the brethren? They cannot tolerate such a priest threatening their “power” over death in mockery of our God of Life.
Just guessing, but any such hellion bishop will forthwith remove such a priest form active ministry, right?
Headlines around the world:
“Catholic priest denies Communion to any church members disagreeing on Covid-19 vaccines.”
Yep, that would take a nanosecond, and the whole world would be putting pressure on such a bishop to do away with such a priest, to make an example of that priest, once again making himself the hero before men even while denying God to His face. What did Jesus say He would do before His Heavenly Father at the Judgement for those who have denied Him in the least of the brethren? He said that He Himself would deny them before His Heavenly Father. But hey! I’m preaching to the choir of hellions. Already on this earth they desire hotly to go to hell. Can you ♬ feel ♬ the “power”?
Well, all that would make it rather quickly to Pope Francis, himself a Covid-19 vaccine taker. Say that such a priest is a Missionary of Mercy of Pope Francis. What happens then? Will such a priest be held up as a murderer in that it is said he is putting people at risk of death? Will the Holy Father then have that priest’s bishop contacted to force that bishop to threaten such a priest with not only removal from his parish, but with suspension, interdict? That not working, will the priest be threatened with papally sanctioned forced dismissal from the clerical state (“laicization”)? That not working, will the priest be threatened with excommunication, so that not only can he not provide Sacraments, but neither can he receive sacraments such as an absolution, such as Holy Communion, such as the Last Rites? Cut off. Anathema.
As the great Girolamo Savonarola, O.P., responded to the one excommunicating him not only from Church on earth but, acting ultra vires, also pretended to excommunicate him from entering into heaven: “Questo non tocca a te” – “This isn’t within your capacities to do.”
I’ll tell you this: I, Father George David Byers, will consider it an honor to stand in solidarity with those children murdered in the womb who then stand before the throne of God, with Jesus, at the Judgment. I will consider it an honor to tell Jesus that I threw away, buried all my talents so as to exercise the talents He, Jesus, the High Priest, provides to His priests, His wounds, that it is His wounds that I proclaimed, that I didn’t back away from putting into action, His wounds of being spoken against, persecuted, marginalized beyond the peripheries, His wounds of thirsting for justice, righteousness, in mourning for those executed, desirous of mercy for those used and abused, His wounds of the greatest love in all truth, in all goodness and kindness, with no ill will toward anyone, desirous that all are turned to God by grace to be saved by Him.
“Remember then how you accepted and heard; keep it, and repent. If you are not watchful, I will come like a thief, and you will never know at what hour I will come upon you.” (Apocalypse 3:3)
And here we are. Seemingly, of a sudden, the entire world is being asked to make a decision. Are we willing to murder the image of God in the womb so as self-congratulate ourselves, or are we begging Jesus for His mercy and forgiveness so that we might love one another as He has loved us?
“I call heaven and earth today to witness against you: I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the LORD, your God…” (Deuteronomy 30:19-20)
“Elijah appealed to all the people and said, ‘How long will you straddle the issue? If the LORD is God, follow him, if Baal, follow him.'” (1 Kings 18:21)
Those not watchful may get fooled into – or be purposeful in – choosing demonic violence with arrogant self-congratulatory sophistication and cleverness. They are all around us. They might be pillars of the community. They might be “nice” people. They might be people with money. Oooo!!! Money!!!
I remember a parish to which I was assigned as a deacon. The first thing the pastor said was that I was preaching all five weekend Masses so as to introduce myself. The second thing the pastor said was that I was never ever to even mention abortion or contraception because there is someone in the parish who supplies “the parish” with new cars every year. Always the same.
You cannot serve God and Mammon.
“Father George! You don’t understand! We have insurance to pay! Insurance companies have policies about Covid-19! You’ll throw a wrench in the kickbacks we get for parishes following the rules! Kill those babies! Everyone is doing it!”
Sigh. Anyone publicly, notoriously serving the death demons will be denied Holy Communion just as publicly, and that’s a favor to such a person, confirming to them that they have attacked the image of Jesus and need to repent of this with a firm purpose of amendment. That purpose of amendment would include not getting similar Covid-19 vaccines as “boosters” or as that which has the pretense to ward off “variants.”
“Whoever eats the Bread or drinks the Cup of the Lord unworthily will be guilty of the [murder of the] Body and Blood of the Lord. A person should examine himself, and so eat the Bread and drink the Cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the Body [of Christ], eats and drinks judgment on himself.” (1 Corinthians 11:27-29)
The reprimand from Jesus to a priest by a bishop or pope smashing down a priest of Jesus for that priest’s respect for Jesus’ image in the least of the brethren is surely to be severe. A reprimand from Jesus to browbeating priests smashing down another priest’s respect for Jesus’ image in the least of the brethren is surely to be severe.
Have you recognized the time of your visitation? Have you chosen death thinking to have gained life in this world? Fool!
Have you realized that Jesus wants you to choose life? Do it.
By the way, this is not virtue signaling. I can’t clarify more than I have. I can’t retract. This is my conscience before the Divine Son of the Immaculate Conception while He is yet unborn in the womb of His Virginal Mother. This is me saying against the hellions:
“Hier stehe ich. Ich kann nicht anders. Gott helfe mir.”
I say that with a different sense than Martin Luther heretic freakoid that he is. I mean that in the sense of being ecclesial, remaining with Jesus and His Church, the only true Church, the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. That individuals in the Church like once Catholic priest Father Martin Luther lose their way and want others to lose their faith does not – by the grace of God – influence me one bit. Jesus wants me in heaven, and I’m good with that.
P.S. I’ve been doing this a long time – being at the ready to deny people Holy Communion – so much so, and to such effect, that the viability of Code of Canon Law 915 was confirmed and solidified at a General Wednesday Congregation of Cardinals at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in the early-mid 2000s based on the total hell that I was suffering for this. Yep. That was me. ;-) I’m not going to stop now that I’m a “senior priest,” as I’ve been called. I’m not going to get along just for the sake of getting along. I want to go to heaven. Don’t credit that to me. It’s Jesus doing that. He want’s all of us in heaven.
Let’s use the example of the saints, this time from the Second Book of Maccabees, 6:18-31:
Eleazar, one of the foremost scribes, a man of advanced age and noble appearance, was being forced to open his mouth to eat pork. But preferring a glorious death to a life of defilement, he spat out the meat, and went forward of his own accord to the instrument of torture, as men ought to do who have the courage to reject the food which it is unlawful to taste even for love of life. Those in charge of that unlawful ritual meal took the man aside privately, because of their long acquaintance with him, and urged him to bring meat of his own providing, such as he could legitimately eat, and to pretend to be eating some of the meat of the sacrifice prescribed by the king; in this way he would escape the death penalty, and be treated kindly because of their old friendship with him. But he made up his mind in a noble manner, worthy of his years, the dignity of his advanced age, the merited distinction of his gray hair, and of the admirable life he had lived from childhood; and so he declared that above all he would be loyal to the holy laws given by God. He told them to send him at once to the abode of the dead, explaining: “At our age it would be unbecoming to make such a pretense; many young men would think the ninety-year-old Eleazar had gone over to an alien religion. Should I thus dissimulate for the sake of a brief moment of life, they would be led astray by me, while I would bring shame and dishonor on my old age. Even if, for the time being, I avoid the punishment of men, I shall never, whether alive or dead, escape the hands of the Almighty. Therefore, by manfully giving up my life now, I will prove myself worthy of my old age, and I will leave to the young a noble example of how to die willingly and generously for the revered and holy laws.” He spoke thus, and went immediately to the instrument of torture. Those who shortly before had been kindly disposed, now became hostile toward him because what he had said seemed to them utter madness. When he was about to die under the blows, he groaned and said: “The Lord in his holy knowledge knows full well that, although I could have escaped death, I am not only enduring terrible pain in my body from this scourging, but also suffering it with joy in my soul because of my devotion to him.” This is how he died, leaving in his death a model of courage and an unforgettable example of virtue not only for the young but for the whole nation.
Go to Confession.
P.S. I’d like to recommend for the salvation of souls that I not be smacked down, but rather that I be given a chance to help bring people back to the sacraments in the proper manner, I mean, you know, if it’s thought that the above is not a merely hypothetical example. But, you know, just writing about hypotheticals can be met with all the fires of hell, right? So, here we are.
Otherwise, are we priests to say that there is no doctrine, no morals, no sin, therefore no forgiveness, no need for the very Son of the Living God?
Listen up! Christ Jesus, Christ our God, will come to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire.
Amen to that.
Oh, and the Missionary of Mercy thing. I would love to remain as a Missionary of Mercy. But I cannot give up on being in solidarity with those thrown beyond the darkest of existential peripheries, those littlies, so defenseless, so horrifically murdered. I will continue to stand by them with no apologies, come hell or high water.
The “Common Good” citation isn’t in that clip, but in the Gospel of John 11:41-53 we read:
“Father, I thank you for hearing me. I know that you always hear me; but because of the crowd here I have said this, that they may believe that you sent me.” And when he had said this, he cried out in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, tied hand and foot with burial bands, and his face was wrapped in a cloth. So Jesus said to them, “Untie him and let him go.” Now many of the Jews who had come to Mary and seen what he had done began to believe in him. But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. So the chief priests and the Pharisees convened the Sanhedrin and said, “What are we going to do? This man is performing many signs. If we leave him alone, all will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away both our land and our nation.” But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing, nor do you consider that it is better for you that one man should die instead of the people, so that the whole nation may not perish.” He did not say this on his own, but since he was high priest for that year, he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the nation, and not only for the nation, but also to gather into one the dispersed children of God. So from that day on they planned to kill him.”
Yes, I’m very happy that Jesus laid down His life for us, the Innocent for the guilty, so that He might have the right in His own justice to have mercy on us, but for Caiaphas to abuse his office and condemn the Innocent for the guilty was a great sin.
Caiaphas wanted to achieve a good end – civil peace in the country – but at the cost of doing something evil. That will actually only make things worse, the good end never being obtained. Witness the disintegration of all things and the destruction of Jerusalem like none other.
Saint Paul condemns doing something evil so as to achieve a good end (Romans 3:8):
“And why not do evil that good may come? — as some people slanderously charge us with saying. Their condemnation is just.”
People think that sophistries claiming that we are distanced from an evil action so that we may rightly partake of the good end, but ignoring that that good end was wrought by an evil means are rightly condemned.
Covid 19 vaccines like Johnson and Johnson / Janssen, AstraZeneca, Pfizer / BioNTech, Moderna have directly, purposely aborted healthy children so as to obtain a good end, whether developing or testing their vaccines or both on human beings executed exactly for this purpose, tested to be healthy, tested to make sure all their organs were fully developed.
To enjoy the good end of the vaccine is to mock these human beings for your convenience.
And don’t think that this is all expedient for the common good. Society will disintegrate all the more into hell.
HERE’S THE POINT: Doing something that will hurt someone so as to benefit the common good refers to things pertaining to individuals, not to those persons themselves. Thus, an airport might be built even if a particular farmer doesn’t like it, as long as he is compensated justly. But the farmer himself cannot be directly executed in order for some project to benefit you.
Those pro-life people who promote the common good to be brought about by any vaccines obtained by the direct execution of individuals are actually pro-abortion, pro-death, anti-God, anti-neighbor.
Jesus says: “What you have done to the least of these you have done to me.” Are you going to slash Mary open and experiment on Jesus? No? But you glibly think you are clever in getting yours, murdering the image of God for your own benefit?
Take a look at both of these, one being more recent with candidates you’ll be more likely see around and about, and the other being more complete.
Don’t think that if healthy viable babies in the womb are dissected to death so as to “harvest” wonderfully formed organs for “mere” testing that the “mere” part makes it all better, you know, better than developing “vaccines” from the start and not “only” for testing. They are all babies, human beings, made in the image and likeness of God.
AstraZeneca and Janssen/Johnson and Johnson “vaccines” are both developed from and tested on super-healthy viable babies in the womb that they have tested and executed by procured abortion precisely for the purpose.
Both Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna test their “vaccines” on super-healthy viable babies in the womb that they have tested and executed by procured abortion precisely for the purpose.
All those babies are babies, human beings, made in the image and likeness of God and because you think they are vulnerable to your monstrous actions – such power! – you think you’re good?! Power! Power! POWER!
Babies are put to death, executed for you, and you think that’s all good because you’re not the one cutting them to pieces?! They will judge you in front of Christ our God, who will come to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire. And don’t think that because they are babies that they not going to take vengeance upon you in the life to come at that judgment. The martyrs in heaven beg for vengeance in the Apocalypse, and Jesus does not reprimand them, but tells them to wait just another little while. And then it will happen. Jesus will make sure that those who so proud of sacrificing children go to hell. Yep.
The Israeli version uses only hampsters and monkeys.
Anyway, viable, better, ubiquitous, cheap alternatives are available at your local animal feed store, such as Ivermectin. Yes. That means that the stupid argument about duress is straight out of hell. It always was. There is never any kind of duress to commit mortal sin, the murder of the innocent just for your own selfish self. Will you be imprisoned? Maybe. Will you die of Covid? Maybe. People are regularly getting Covid even after TWO shots of the murder of others. This is about destroying consciences and sending people to hell.
In a trial of 1,200 nurses treating Covid-19 patients, 800 were given Ivermectin, the other 400 were given a placebo. In the placebo group 50% got Covid. In the Ivermectin group there were zero cases of Covid. Get it?
If you know what you’re doing, getting abortion tainted vaccines is a mortal sin. It’s like you saying that everyone should die for you, you damn entitled hell-child. The littlies of Jesus’ little flock will go to hell, but you make of yourself a hell-child.
Jesus died for us that we wouldn’t put others to death for ourselves. Get it? Are there no believers?
You’ve already gotten AstraZeneca or Janssen/Johnson and Johnson? You’ve already gotten Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna? Afraid of going to hell? Repent. Go to Confession. But don’t think that you can know all this before getting a shot, while presuming on getting absolved by the Holy Spirit in Confession, and actually be forgiven with the sanctifying grace of the absolution. You really have to repent, not do it in the first place, or if you’ve already done it, repenting by promising never to do it again, you know, in the present circumstances when it is said that you may well have to get a yearly Covid vaccine. You can trick the priest, but you can’t pull one over on the Holy Spirit. Presumption is actually a sin of despair, a sin against the Holy Spirit. I mean, go ahead and try to justify yourself to the Holy Spirit and see if that works (hint: it will not work):
“Holy Spirit, I’m going to go back in time and rip Jesus out of Mary’s womb so that Jesus can be cut up for me so I can get a vaccine that, if it doesn’t kill me within minutes, won’t give me more than relatively just a few more minutes to live in this world, you know, if I don’t get in a traffic accident or something that I’ll just blame you for anyway, O Holy Spirit! And so, to hell with your damned eternity Holy Spirit. I want my few extra minutes here. To hell with eternity. Let them die! Let all the healthy babies die for MEEEEeeee! for MEEEEeeee!” (falling into hell).
That won’t help you.
You think I’m an ol’ meanie? No, no. Jesus says about these times: “Let the wicked still act wickedly and the filthy still be filthy.” That’s their choice, after all. But Jesus also says, “The righteous must still do right, and the holy still be holy.” (Revelation 22:11) Let’s see this in context with the ending of the Book of Revelation:
Let the wicked still act wickedly, and the filthy still be filthy. The righteous must still do right, and the holy still be holy. Behold, I am coming soon. I bring with me the recompense I will give to each according to his deeds. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Blessed are they who wash their robes [in the Blood of the Lamb] so as to have the right to the tree of life and enter the city through its gates. Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the unchaste, the murderers, the idol-worshipers, and all who love and practice deceit. I, Jesus, sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the root and offspring of David, the bright morning star.
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” Let the hearer say, “Come.” Let the one who thirsts come forward, and the one who wants it receive the gift of life-giving water. I warn everyone who hears the prophetic words in this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words in this prophetic book, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city described in this book. The one who gives this testimony says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all.
THE PROOF: Many aborted babies are used in vaccine creation
Only healthy babies with developed organs were selected. The “scientist” doing thus says he’s happy to go straight to hell for doing this. Are you happy to follow him? Will you rip baby Jesus out of Mary’s womb hypothetically for your momentary health? What you do to the least of these you do to Jesus.
MLK Jr made a pitch against identity politics. His dream was to overcome identity politics. He wanted black kids and white kids to grow up together. Forget the skin color. He would be horrified at BLM, at the Dems. They are against everything he stood for. The only ones actually quoting MLK Jr in context are not Dems.
Also, just to say, would he not be horrified that we are missing something like 20 million black lives, so to speak, because of abortion being targeted on black neighborhoods? The Dems and their abortion is so very racist, so hateful of black lives.
Oh, I guess the littlies in the womb were forgotten about in “Fratelli tutti”, you know, that “paper” put out by Pope Francis. I guess the littlies are not our brothers and sisters. I guess we can ignore them, or, I know, just to show we are all friends and everything, I guess we can just take a chainsaw and have them ripped out of their mothers’ wombs, you know, because women, like my mom, who had four kids, are just “rabbits” anyway. Remember that? /// Off sarcasm.
Something like 1,500,000,000 of our little brothers and sisters have been ripped to shreds around the world in the last 50 years.
But I exaggerate! Abortion is mentioned in “Fratelli tutti!”
“24. We should also recognize that “even though the international community has adopted numerous agreements aimed at ending slavery in all its forms, and has launched various strategies to combat this phenomenon, millions of people today – children, women and men of all ages – are deprived of freedom and forced to live in conditions akin to slavery… Today, as in the past, slavery is rooted in a notion of the human person that allows him or her to be treated as an object… Whether by coercion, or deception, or by physical or psychological duress, human persons created in the image and likeness of God are deprived of their freedom, sold and reduced to being the property of others. They are treated as means to an end… [Criminal networks] are skilled in using modern means of communication as a way of luring young men and women in various parts of the world”. [[ Slavery is… ]] A perversion that exceeds all limits when it subjugates women and then forces them to abort. [[ Slavery is… ]] An abomination that goes to the length of kidnapping persons for the sake of selling their organs. Trafficking in persons and other contemporary forms of enslavement are a worldwide problem that needs to be taken seriously by humanity as a whole: “since criminal organizations employ global networks to achieve their goals, efforts to eliminate this phenomenon also demand a common and, indeed, a global effort on the part of various sectors of society”.
So, what is condemned is not abortion freely chosen, which is pretty much 100% of abortions. What is condemned is anecdotal abortion in conditions of slavery, which amount to about 0.00001% of abortions. And that is only condemned, I guess, because, it is thought, I guess, in context, that the woman’s “right-to-choose” isn’t being respected, and that’s sacred, I guess, so that if she decides to abort, it’s all good. Bull shit.
To call all this “Fratelli tutti” (brothers and sisters all) is a load of bull shit. It is hurtful to the Church, to humanity.
The Dems want to get rid of the Hyde Amendment; the Dems want to force all Americans, despite moral and religious beliefs, to buy the services of Planned Parenthood across the United States even if they don’t want to do that. Isn’t that a violation of the commerce clause?
Pretty much 100% of Democrats want to rip children to death in the womb up to birth and rip children to death during birth and rip children to death after birth discussing how many years old the “tissue” has to be before it’s called a human being with rights.
To vote for Dems is to vote for Satan. Dems voted any mention of God out. They can’t tolerate the God of Life: “god-damn God” they shriek. I’ve always been told by the pro-aborts all around that they worship a different god. Yep. That would be right. It’s not about “women’s rights.” It’s about arrogant demonic power.
But the True God was in the womb. He will be fierce with those who destroy life in the womb. The painting above depicts Mary moments after the miraculous conception of Jesus (in yellow) greeting Elizabeth (in red, now six months with John the Baptist).
We had a big crowd for the closing day of the novena sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. At the end, Holy Mass was offered for a very specific intention, that respect for life would increase, respect for life from natural conception to natural death. A homily, a sermon actually, was encouraged. It’s a bit longish, but has a certain ferocity about it. It’s a bit of a fright when the role Satan has had in the culture of death is described. It’s a bit of a fright when the provenance of the entitlement mentality gripping the nation is presented. Yikes!
There are a thousand stories to recount, and there’s so very much more to say on any and every level, but you can’t say everything in one homily.
So, I won’t put up comparative pictures of D&C abortions and MS13 butchering of their victims. They look exactly the same. Democrats love abortionists and MS13 activities.
Are they all animals? No. They are less than animals. So say the great saints of the Church. Animals do what they are meant to do by our good Creator. Abortionists and MS13 members do not act like human beings, making them less than everything in creation, making them less than animals.
Sure, our Lord redeemed us. He would love to save us. But we should not praise sin nor the sinner. Our Lord wants us to repent, agreeing to be turned by Him to Him, away from sin, away from the way we were, so that we become one with God.