Dunno if that’s a true document, but, whatever, this is happening everywhere.
The legal advice – pro bono! – that I’m asking for regards just the legal logistics of (arch)diocesan priests who are considered self-employed and independent contractors with companies with over 100 employees, namely their (arch)dioceses. We priests receive OSHA declarations to the public about how many injuries and how many deaths we’ve had on campus.
People say that as the tiniest parish in North America we don’t have to worry. We’re small fry! But it doesn’t work that way. We’re in the database, and when the request goes out for proof of vaccination, the ENTER button will be pressed and millions of letters will be mailed out with deadlines for response. It’s because we’re small fry that no one is going is hunt us down in the database to remove us.
It seems that the $14,000 in fines (or $700,000 in the new Reconciliation Bill) are NOT to be paid by any (arch)diocese, but at a lower level for those self-employed and independent contractors. If it just means that the priest will be bankrupted himself and become a slave to the socialist government for the rest of his life, well, whatever. But if it means that the parish will be bankrupted and the campuses sold off to pay the debt, well, I would hate that.
The Conservative Tree House merely reports what the Victoria, Australia, Health Minister Martin Foley says about the efficacy of “vaccines”, very interesting: “Victoria Australia Records 867 New COVID Cases, 375 in Hospital and 95% of Those Hospitalized are Vaccinated.” [485 Comments]
“Health Minister Foley announced 867 new COVID cases recorded yesterday. During the statistical outline Foley identifies 375 people as hospitalized, 81 people in intensive care and 61 people on a ventilator. Then comes the statistic everyone in government and media ignore. Amid the recorded cases “78% of the hospital cases are fully vaccinated, and 17% are partially vaccinated (1 dose)”…. That means 95% of the COVID patients in Victoria hospitals are vaccinated. 356 people out of 375 patients are vaccinated, yet 81 people are still in intensive care with 61 on a ventilator. What good are the vaccinations if 78% of those occupying the hospital are fully vaccinated? Keep in mind, this tracks with what we have been saying about sample populations around the world in general. The percentage of people sick and hospitalized is directly equivalent to the percentage of people vaccinated in the population. If 50% of the population is vaccinated, 50% of the hospitalized patients will be vaccinated. The vaccine makes no difference. Victoria is reflecting this same issue, perhaps worse. 78% of the hospital patients are fully vaccinated, that’s actually a higher percentage than the population vaccinated as a whole. Meaning vaccinated people are arriving at the hospital in greater percentage than they represent in the population. The vaccine could be making people suffer more severe outcomes. Watch it again. These are his own statements.”
My comment: Even though you’re more likely to get Covid and be a superspreader of Covid when vaxed, avoidance of “vaccines” is also and especially to be based on the fact that they are immoral in that they were purpose researched and/or developed and/or tested on fully healthy, fully developed but purpose murdered babies, human beings, the least of the brethren, the image of Jesus in the womb.
Pro-vaxers know that they are murderous, don’t they? The good, pious, pillar-of-the-community pro-vax Catholics I know all know and embrace that murder, saying that they are entitled, not that baby. Yep. Just like that. Kill ’em all! is their attitude. Seems to me that they’ll all go to hell, you know, all things being equal, God as the judge, you know, God who was in the womb of Mary Himself for nine months.
From the website of the Archdiocese of Moncton: COVID-19: GREEN phase: September 17th 2021 Update
Beginning Wednesday Sep 22nd, at any gathering inside our churches, rectories or community centres under our supervision, those present must be doubly vaccinated. By gatherings we mean: religious celebrations (Sunday and weekly masses, prayer meetings, baptisms, weddings and funerals, Confirmation, First Reconciliation, First Communion), parish and pastoral meetings, catechesis meetings, management meetings, conferences, workshops, fraternal and social meetings, bingos, card games, etc. By those present we mean: priests, lay ministers, members of choirs, volunteers, the faithful and other participants. This also applies to family members or close friends at baptisms, weddings, or funerals. Young people under the age of 12 are naturally exempted by this measure, as they cannot currently be vaccinated. How can these measures be put in place?
At Masses next week, several volunteers are expected to be at the doors of each church to ask worshippers for full proof of vaccination and collect their names on a list of fully vaccinated people. This list will be used again on subsequent Sundays so our volunteers will avoid asking our parishioners for proof of vaccination each time. The request for proof of vaccination would then be required only for new people. This list may eventually be requested by the government.
Inform the funeral home staff that family members and loved ones who come to church are to be doubly vaccinated. For baptisms and weddings, this task will fall to the parish office staff or to the person meeting the family to prepare for the celebration. As with other masses and celebrations, it will be necessary to keep a list of participants in funerals, weddings and baptisms after ensuring that they are doubly vaccinated.
For catechesis with children, we follow the rules in force in schools. For the safety of young people, catechists should be fully vaccinated. When parents (or another adult) attend the meetings, they will of course have to be doubly vaccinated. For a celebration in church, you will follow the rule in force now in our churches.
As for parish employees, it is highly desirable that they be fully vaccinated. However, if this is not the case, they will have to wear a mask at all times and undergo a COVID test periodically according to government policy.
We will accept anyone who comes to the parish offices for information or service. If this person is not vaccinated, they may be asked to wear a mask.
Questions: Can we still accept a person who is not vaccinated or has a single dose inside our facilities for a celebration or a meeting? Even with a mask and social distancing? Answer: The minister said “no” unless she had proof of exemption, which is rare.
We ask you to implement these new measures in each of your Christian communities not only to respect the government’s request but above all to help stop the spread of the virus among our population. We would not want one of our places of worship to be the location of a COVID exposure due to our negligence. The Minister of Health is counting on our cooperation.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us so that we can help you implement these new measures. I thank you in advance for all the efforts it requires to put in place this new protocol.
May the Lord bless us and continue to watch over us. — Mgr Valery Vienneau, Archbishop of Moncton
You are correct, your Grace, the Lord is watching you.
Dear readers, this kind of thing is happening multiple times a day right around the world and is coming to a(n) (arch)diocese near you.
In my little world, I think of immediately of the mafia. Lol. I’d like to see the coward bishops who insist on implementing these measures come to a baptism or wedding or funeral involving a mafia crime family and telling a capo or boss or any low-level enforcer that they are not allowed in the church, and that they have to show their identities. Do you think a cowardly bishop is going to threaten these guys by whispering at the entrance to a church to say, a mafia hitman, like, “I know where your family lives, where your children go to school…”
No, no. Ain’t gonna happen. If any (arch)bishop tries this, he’ll immediately disgustingly soil himself when the mafia hitman tells him ever so matter-of-factly what will happen forthwith unless any interference ceases. Lol.
Meanwhile, so very sad. Denying the Sacraments. And the Holy See doesn’t do anything. Because of that, it seems to me that those in the Holy See are using the likes of such (arch)bishops as test-the-waters cases. If they “get away with it” and they are, this will happen elsewhere, as is happening.
The morality about murdering the innocent for one’s own benefit isn’t rocket science. It’s self-evident. It’s murder. Murder is a mortal sin. A mortal sin makes you lose sanctifying grace. No sanctifying grace means you go to hell, forever. And you know what this also means: it means don’t go to Holy Communion if you’ve gotten the vaccine and haven’t entirely repented of this and gone to Sacramental Confession. “Entirely repented” means that you have the firm purpose of amendment not to get more murder-the-babies vaccines.
What’s the typical hypocrisy itterated by ecclesiastics?
“The believer today bears no moral culpability should they receive a vaccine connected to such cell lines, such as AstraZeneca, though some Catholics will prefer the Pfizer vaccine on the basis that it is the less morally compromised.”
“Less morally compromised?” How’s that? The babies don’t think there’s any difference at all. They’re all dead. Dead is dead. Deadness comes about with research and/or development and/or testing of vaccines that depend on any or all of these stages on the murder of absolutely healthy, absolutely fully developed babies whose organs are ripped out of them in laboratory sterile conditions as the babies are being removed by caesarian section. It’s all purposed murder for the big bucks.
This is not hard to understand. What makes the eyes of ecclesiastics glaze over? Is it the “power” of the murder of the innocent helpless least of the brethren? Dunno. Demonic “power”-adrenaline is a powerful drug.
P.S. I’m criticized by ecclesiastics who say that I criticize Pope Francis. I don’t criticize his person, just what he says and what he does. I pray for him. I add his name to the intercessions. I insert his name in the Eucharistic Prayer. I offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for him, frequently and, I bet, much more frequently that those who shriek that I criticize Francis.
Luke 1,41 – Little John the Baptist at six months in the womb of his mother Elizabeth, leaps in her womb for joy, his mother being filled with the Holy Spirit and he being sanctified in the womb, the first miracle of grace of little Jesus, only hours after the conception of Jesus by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Immaculate and ever Virgin Mary, when she greeted Elizabeth.
Little John, only six months in the womb, is described in the inspired Greek text of Luke 1:41 as a βρέφος, brephos, that is, as a baby, a child, an infant, a youngster. In all other occurrences in the New Testament this word refers to already-born human beings.
Luke 18:15 – children / youngsters
Acts 7:19 – already born babies
1 Peter 2:2 – already born babies
So, what’s the deal with that? As it is, in the Sacred Scriptures, there is no distinction, ever, between human beings just conceived, at any stage in the womb, being born, just born, babies, infants, children, youngsters… all are human beings made in the image and likeness of God; all are to be respected as such… and this holds true with whatever other diverse terminology is used, whether throughout the Old Testament or the New.
I recall a monsignor who defended the use of abortifacients in the Catholic hospital emergency rooms of his diocese by saying about any just conceived baby: “It’s just so small, so, who’s going to notice? Who’s going to care?”
God cares. Any true believer cares. There is a heaven, but there is also a hell. Those who use abortifacients, who procure abortion, who kill their just being born or just born babies or infants, risk going straight to hell.
Some have said that moral responsibility is reduced for those who get vaccines researched on and/or developed from and/or tested on fully developed absolutely healthy human beings whose organs are removed while they themselves are being removed (caesarian section) in absolutely sterile laboratory conditions, you know, because:
They are just so small, so who cares anyway!
They are just so defenseless, so, like, that’s really cool!
They are just so dead now, like, for a while, so – Hey! – we’re alive now, which means we’re better than they are!
They are just so not me, and only I am important, so they can all die lest I might get sick.
None of those are “made up.” I heard all of those myself from “good” Catholics, pillars of the community, even nationally famous for being icons of orthodoxy. Makes me sick.
What really concerns me is how those people said what they said. Is not the blame to fall on those bishops and priests who have right through the decades pushed abortifacients and abortion and partial birth abortion and infanticide and who now, of course, push the murder vaccines? Yes. I think our dear Lord at the judgment will set his sights entirely on these hypocrites who hate Jesus in the womb, and Jesus, at the judgment, will ask His dear Immaculate Virgin Mother if she wants them in heaven. And what do you think she is going to say?
I hope the hypocrites undergo a huge conversion. Some of them have attended the Pontifical North American College in Rome as Seminarians. The exclamatory prayer of the NAC to our Lady is this:
Monstra te esse Matrem! Show yourself to be a Mother!
It will take a huge conversion for those who have pushed for destruction of the fruit of the womb to ask dearest Mary to be a mother unto them. They will have to confess their sin. I hope they do confess their mafioso sin. But will there be anyone to absolve them after they have gotten rid of believing priests who could have given them an absolution?
Cardinal Blase Cupich sent out an email stating that “all employees and clergy” will face “disciplinary action” if they don’t get the full regimen of Covid vaccination within five weeks of FDA approval of at least one “vaccine”. By all reports, Pfizer will be approved on 23 August 2021, so that the deadline (pun intended) will be 27 September 2021. There are no religious exemptions allowed. Cupich has forbidden clergy to write religious exemptions. Medical exemptions will be reviewed by “a panel including two Medical Doctors; a pastor, a member of the General Counsel’s office and an AoC HR representative.” There is no appeal. How do you think that’ll go? It’s three against two when it comes to strong medical counterindications, right? Non-compliance say, by recalcitrant priests, may effectuate disciplinary measures. Ongoing testing and masking will be required for the few who might get a medical exemption, but that doesn’t mean that they will be able to set foot on any archdiocesan property after 27 September 2021.
Michael Haynes — CHICAGO (LifeSiteNews who also put up that picture of Blase, above) — Cupich’s directive stipulates that in addition to receiving the gene-therapy injections, the employees and clergy must provide “documentation” to the archdiocesan “tracking portal or website” in order to prove their vaccination status. This “tracking” is to be done “centrally” so that the archdiocese will have full oversight into the vaccine status of all clergy and employees. […] “Consistent with the current guidance of the Church, there will be no allowable religious exemption from compliance with the vaccination policy,” wrote the cardinal. […] “The Archdiocese reserves the right to prohibit unvaccinated employees/clergy from entering archdiocesan facilities for reasons of health and safety of employees and guests.” The policy ends with a veiled threat from the cardinal’s office as he warns against “non-compliance with the provisions of this policy,” which “may result in disciplinary action for those individuals.”
If I were a priest in the Archdiocese of Chicago, realizing that in my refusing the vaccine I would soon be removed both from ministry and be put under interdict from entering any diocesan properties (churches and rectories, schools and hospitals, nursing homes and rehabs, chancery offices and… and… rectories…) within a handful of weeks, I would busy myself in finding a place to bring my books and clothes and such. It is rather unpleasant to live under a bridge, especially now that we will be moving into winter. I’ve been in Chicago lake-effect blizzards in my younger days. It also gets cold in the high mountains of WNC. Brrr. But it could never happen here, until it does. Bishops come and go.
This edict from Blase, whose very name throws sycophantic effeminate cowardly (arch)bishops into fits of bowing down, even while not in his “presence”, means that most all (arch)bishops will follow his lead, you know, so that they can assure their career path and perhaps even a recommendation to be promoted, and this at the cost of those with a conscience, at the cost of the lives of the children murdered for research and/or development and/or testing of “vaccines”. Blase, after all, can make recommendations, being on the Congregation for Bishops and all. Don’t think that if your (arch)diocese doesn’t mandate “vaccines” that this will not change momentarily. It did in Chicago.
Look: this is not rocket science, when you do research and/or development and/or testing of “vaccines” on the freshly removed organs of fully developed, fully healthy children being murdered for that purpose, it’s called murder, and it is murder, and it’s a sin which cries out to heaven. But the entrenched will shriek: “Crucify him! Crucify him!” Yep.
How ecclesiastics can be so glib and joyful in their bloodthirsty glee in their promotion of the murder of children is beyond me. How are they going to explain this to Jesus, who was Himself in the womb of Mary for nine months? How are they going to explain this to John the Baptist, who was sanctified in the womb of his mother Elizabeth at just six months of age? Nervous, these ecclesiastics attack the priests. It’s always the way. It’s easy. It’s the way of cowards.
“If I walk out into the field, look! those slain by the sword; If I enter the city, look! those consumed by hunger. Even the prophet and the priest forage in a land they know not.” (Jeremiah 14:18)
It happens. It happens all the time. Good priests have bitten the dust not just in the tens, but in the hundreds, and if we count back some decades, counting those who wouldn’t bow to the faculty and admin of immoral and modernist seminaries and to the (arch)bishops and chancery rats of recent decades, the numbers goes into the thousands. Please God, those numbers will increase! We need this witness for the good of souls. We need this suffering for the good of souls.
The bishops and priests who rejected the encyclical letter of Saint Pope Paul VI (part of the infallible ordinary magisterium) back in the summer of 1968 (the nineteen-sixty-haters) and made total hell for those seminarians like me who wanted to remain faithful to Jesus and Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition and the authentic interventions of the ordinary and of course of the Supreme Magisterium of the Church… those bishops and priests have been reincarnated in the new breed of compromisers and browbeating bullies who today shriek that we are all mature Christians with our own mature consciences which can, they shriek, choose wonderfully to reject all that is good and holy because, you know, like, um, because…
“We’re smarter today than God and His Church and everyone for the past thousands of years of Judeo-Catholicism, smarter than any natural law, because, like, um, we live today that they don’t. We’re the ones! We’re the only ones! We have power! We can slit the throats of seminarians and priests who don’t get with the program of our self-referential narcissism!”
You gotta know, I saw a great deal of that slitting of throats of faithful seminarians and priests in my lifetime. I was eight years old in 1968. In the mid-1970s as a teenager, I saw that my diocesan seminary just down the road from my home was filled with homosexualists. The horrific desecration of the Blessed Sacrament that happened at the seminary was from hell, the maggots in the Tabernacle… there are so many horrible things I myself witnessed… Along with this rejection of the Church, of all doctrine, of all morality, there was the predictable proclamation that we are mature Christians and we can make up our own mind about, well, really, everything. One of the courses given at the seminary was by an ex-priest whose for-credit for-ordination classes was a presentation of how to rationalize an abortion in any situation. He “assisted” his father to kill himself. He hotly desired to kill his handicapped daughter. He told all this to me personally. His pro-abortion course was a kind of reparation for not having killed his daughter by abortion.
Nothing has changed. In the past it was almost impossible to find even one priest who stood with the Church. The faithful were marginalized, hunted, scorned, the scum of the earth. I have so many accounts of those I’ve personally met and became friends with. Some in formation at the time saw this and stood by Jesus in His trials, and blessed are they, but some ran in fear – the cowards! – and those freakoids, unrecognizable to Jesus (“I don’t know you; go to hell”) are now, of course, in positions of power. They side with Satan over against the Church and proclaim that we are all mature Christians and can go ahead and choose to persecute Jesus in the least of the brethren. And among all these are those who are loudly proclaimed to the icons of orthodoxy, our saviors in these dark times. Always the same.
I mean, this throws me into nostalgia about how many times I suffered to remain faithful. I’m seeing the whole thing being replayed again. Even the ultra-orthodox famous icons of orthodoxy fall on the side of murdering healthy, fully developed children who were purposely used for research and/or development and/or testing of “vaccines.” They shriek:
“We’re mature Christians! We can decide about doctrine and morality all on our own! The teaching of sycophants-of-Satan-ecclesiastics in Rome tell us we can follow our own conscience as devoid of any formation by either the natural law or revelation or the interventions of the authentic magisterium of the Church. We’re us! We live today! We’re not the heretics of the past! We’re the ones! We’re the only ones! And that’s why we’re right and can attempt to please everyone all the time about everything, and be damned anyone, including God His damned Church of the Ages who gets in our way. We have POWER! GO AHEAD AND TAKE THE VACCINE IF YOU WANT BECAUSE IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU!”
But it’s really about them being high priests of death of the image of Jesus. In the past this was about destroying the image of God (male and female in marriage and the family) using contraception, and then quickly murderous abortifacient chemicals (the Pill, etc.), and then quickly abortion, and then quickly infanticide, and then quickly the murder of undesirables, you know, those with hydro-encephalitis, etc. Today, there are those who reject all those things, telling themselves that they are pro-life and holy and good, you know, before God and everyone. But no. They are still the same murderous ecclesiastics who persecute Jesus in the least of the brethren.
I mean, this throws me into nostalgia about how many times I suffered to remain faithful. I’m seeing the whole thing being replayed again. Even the ultra-orthodox famous icons of orthodoxy fall on the side of murdering healthy, fully developed children who were purposely used for research and/or development and/or testing of “vaccines.”
Here’s the deal: I have not compromised. I will not compromise. I will not murder anyone. I will stand with Jesus in His trials. I’ve been through all this before. I’m trained up. The horrific things I went through to remain faithful to Jesus could fill many volumes. Jesus was surely training me up for these days. I know something that these power-brokers of hell do not know. There are many of us who are faithful, who are happy to stand close to Jesus, who won’t compromise, not because we are “rigid” but because we are exuberant in the joy of the Holy Ghost, because we have profound peace from the Prince of the Most Profound Peace, because we, totally unworthy as we are, are Tabernacles of the Holy Spirit, because they carry not “vaccine” inside of us, but because we instead carry about the death of Jesus within ourselves so that others may see the resurrected Jesus in us. And it must be this way for all of us. We beg Jesus that this may be so. I beg Jesus that He may provide me this great grace always unto heaven. I beg this for all. We must be saints and go to heaven lest we go to hell. We must not apologize for having great joy and love and truth that is stronger than any political correctness, stronger than any temptation, stronger than being marginalized, stronger than death, strong enough to get us to heaven.
Do you join me in this joy of the Holy Spirit? Let’s be on our way to heaven!
So, I’m forever asking people to pray for Pope Francis. I pray for Pope Francis. I mention his name in the Roman Canon (the Eucharistic Prayer) as expected. I always add an intention for him at the prayers of the faithful Not only that, but I offer Masses – many Masses – for Pope Francis. I announce these Mass intentions publicly, also on Sundays. Yes. I would ask anyone accusing me of being against Pope Francis as to whether they – motu proprio – go out of their way to do the same, or, if they are amongst the laity, have this accomplished by priests.
Moreover, I pray for Pope Francis and encourage people to pray for him even against heavy criticism which has it that if I pray for him, that must mean that I agree with everything he says. He says some nice things, some innocuous things, some ambiguous things, some dangerously ambiguous things, some downright wrong things. Don’t we all?
Hell would be where I would already be if many kind souls including a number of cloistered nuns (God reward them!) were not praying for me. I make mistakes. I commit sin. Thank God, I go to confession. Thank you, dear Lord Jesus.
But let’s not be ostriches. Let’s not be worshippers of Saint Peter’s successors. Saint Peter, when he was not Saint Peter, ran away and then thrice denied our Lord. Later he fell under the rather severe though entirely correct reprimand of Saint Paul. But Peter did become Saint Peter. Get it? We help each other in God’s grace to stay on the straight and narrow. If we don’t do this, we will all go to hell together.
Ezekiel 33:1-9 — The word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, speak to your countrymen and say to them: When I bring the sword against a land, and the people of the land choose one of their men and make him their watchman, and he sees the sword coming against the land and blows the trumpet to warn the people, then if anyone hears the trumpet but does not take warning and the sword comes and takes his life, his blood will be on his own head. Since he heard the sound of the trumpet but did not take warning, his blood will be on his own head. If he had taken warning, he would have saved himself. But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes and takes the life of one of them, that man will be taken away because of his sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for his blood.’ “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. When I say to the wicked, O wicked man, you will surely die,’ and you do not speak out to dissuade him from his ways, that wicked man will die for his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood. But if you do warn the wicked man to turn from his ways and he does not do so, he will die for his sin, but you will have saved yourself.”
We’re all in this together. We will all look together on Him whom we have all pierced through, men of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, including you and me. I myself – and I know this for a fact – have crucified the Son of the Living God with what has resulted in me because of original sin and because of all my own rubbish sin. So have you, and you and you and you… Right?
Does that mean that any one of us, say, Pope Francis, is above correction if he happens to do or say something so entirely ambiguous and misleading or just downright wrong that out of human respect the terrible scandal that is endangering people’s eternal salvation cannot be corrected? No. Those browbeating others into political correctness and all worldly niceness are simply acting ultra vires, beyond their powers. What remains as fact is that when people’s eternal salvation is endangered, a pastor who has the obligation to protect the sheep is to protect them regardless of whom the wolf du jour happens to be. Period. No, really, even one who is no more than a jackass:
Though I’m nothing but a jackass, I do try to do the best I can. I just want do the right thing, lest Jesus’ Little Flock goes to hell, lest I go to hell. Also, I’m just representing the real concerns of people who are wondering on giving up on the faith because of the inanity and total cowardice going on in high places. I am addressing those concerns for those souls as I MUST do in conscience.
But let’s be specific, shall we? Where’s there’s smoke, there’s fire, right? But my question is as to where the fires of hell are really burning, and why the smoke of Satan has infiltrated. Not in any particular order:
(1) PACHAMAMA: I do take issue with Pope Francis worshipping the death-mongering demon idol Pachamama in Vatican Gardens, and I do take issue with Pope Francis causing, for all of us to see, the enthronement of this abomination of desolation where it must not, by divine mandate, be, that is, in the Holy Place, the high altar of Jesus’ Sacrifice above Saint Peter’s relics in Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome. A Pope doing that. It’s a matter of conscience for me not to go along with the Pachamama prayers and liturgies which are proliferating by the sycophantic. It is a matter of conscience to correct the scandal. There are weak people, souls redeemed by our Lord whom He also wants to save, who go along with all this demonic execration. Is it a matter of bad optics that a priest charitably corrects the Holy Father for the sake of saving souls? Is this causing division? Any division is not my doing. It’s on the one who’s doing the wrong thing, who are set on keeping people from understanding how to remain with our Lord in the midst of chaos. I have remained, do now remain, and will remain in solidarity with Jesus, Divine Son of the Living God, Divine Son of the Immaculate Conception. Jesus is insulted. He hates when He sees His mother grimace at all of this evil.
(2) TRADITIONIS CUSTODES: I do take issue with Pope Francis rejection of the lex orandi (the law of praying) found with Jesus’ Most Holy Sacrifice as presented in the Mass of the Ages, the Traditional Latin Mass. That lex orandi, that Sacrifice, is the self-same lex orandi found in all rites, whatever they happen to be: Coptic, Syromalabar, Syromalankara, Ukrainian, Ambrosian… so very many. Francis says that such lex orandi, such a Sacrifice of our Lord Jesus at the Last Supper and Calvary, is only to be found in the Novus Ordo in the Roman Rite. But since this is the same lex orandi in the Novus Ordo that he rejected for the TLM, he is also rejecting the lex orandi of the Novus Ordo. He is rejecting that the Novus Ordo presents the lex orandi, rejecting that the Novus Ordo is the Last Supper and the Sacrifice on Calvary. He is rejecting the lex orandi in all other rites throughout the world. Reject one as the bearer of the lex orandi, the Last Supper and Sacrifice on Calvary, and you reject all. That’s why it’s called A LAW: it’s the same in all rites. Francis has wrongly equated the rite and the lex orandi. And just to say: that ancient saying, lex orandi lex credendi (the law of praying is the law of believing) to which he refers, means that the rejection of the lex orandi is the rejection of the lex credendi. The entire faith from the Last Supper until today issuing from the Last Supper and Calvary has been rejected by Pope Francis. So, Traditionis custodes is an evil law, and therefore no law whatsoever, neither demanding obedience or disobedience as it is simply nothing. It is to be ignored. That’s on him just for himself. This is his private opinion no matter how public he has made it, how official he has made it. It is not an ex-cathedra infallible statement. But he has caused grievous scandal. I cannot be part of that by some sort of sycophantic silence, letting people be scandalized right in front of me. Nope. Can’t do it. I can’t do that in conscience. Just because I take issue with what Pope Francis can say or do doesn’t mean I’m rejecting him as the Bishop of Rome. As I say, I pray for him, and, ever so ironically, I offer Mass for him. It’s just that I offer that lex orandi, that Sacrifice Most Holy, in the form of the Traditional Latin Mass. I do not support schism. I do not support disrespecting the Holy Father. Not to correct him is extremely disrespectful. Not to correct him is to be sycophantic. To be sycophantic is by definition to be disrespectful. To be sycophantic is by definition the fulfillment of hatred. I don’t want that for anyone. So, I help people understand. I do correct Pope Francis. That is done out of love, obviously at risk to myself, parrhesia and all that.
(3) LGBTQI+: I do take issue with heart stopping ambiguity about anything LGBTQI+, whereby a good thing is said here but then a horrific statement cancelling that is provided there. Pope Saint Pius X rejected such ambiguity as being as bad or worse than any blatant heresy. Indeed, the mind-numbing ambiguity sucks more people in, wears more people out, dispirits people, leads them out of the Church into and beyond the truly darkest of existential peripheries. I just can’t stomach that. I vomit that lukewarmness out of my mouth. It literally makes me sick to my stomach. I just cannot watch people right in front of me take scandal from Pope Francis’ ambiguity. I pray for Pope Francis, but I will present the fullness of the faith to Jesus’ Little Flock as I am bound to do by Christ Jesus Himself. I’m not going to deny Jesus even if by way of omission. I don’t want to be denied by my heavenly Father. No compromise with Jesus, no grey areas. All grey areas bleed red blood, Jesus’ blood. I can’t do that. I will teach the truth with charity for the salvation of souls. Might it seem like I’m optically messaging diversely amidst the big-community conversation? Sure. Good. I’m happy to be as divisive as Jesus. Let’s see… where’s that sword of division of His now? Ah, yes… Here it is. In my heart. I’m convicted by the truth of the Lord Jesus, whose own Most Sacred Heart was pierced through.
(4) AMORIS LAETITIA: Everything I mentioned for LGBTQI+ is good for the entirety of Amoris laetitia…
(5) DIVISIVENESS: Pope Francis repeats ad nauseam that he wants unity. I disagree with any desire for a unity which disregards Jesus. I’m with Jesus. I’m with the Church. I’m with Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition and the authentic interventions of the Supreme Magisterium of the Church. It is the Living Truth, Christ Jesus, who unites us in Himself, He the Head, we the members of the One Body of Christ. Always and everywhere. No compromise. Ever. And if this eats away at the consciences of people and makes them angry so that they ferociously complain – wait for it – I LOVE THAT! GREAT! Finally I’m getting through. These people just might be saved in the end. I’m glad to take the blowback for Jesus as He uses me. I’m happy to be in solidarity with Jesus who went way out of His way to provoke people with the truth He provided with such great clarity and charity that we in our cynicism crucified Him. Anyone who measures success in the priesthood by a priest not getting complaints has never even once read the Gospels with eyes open. Ever. If they have, and have rejected the Living Truth of the Sign of Contradiction, well, I pray for their conversion to Mary’s Divine Son. Division! More division! That’s what I say. The women of Jerusalem wept. The high priests shook their fists and said that we have no king but Caesar. Such division! I love it. Would that we would have more of it. But who is there? I’m the worst candidate, but if it comes to this, and, among some few others, it does, I say: Here I am Lord! Be Yourself the Cause of Division through me! And that’s not a blasphemy or pride. It’s humble thanksgiving for having the opportunity in my own small way to thank the Lord for all that He’s done for me, especially in forgiving me, and now, for having me be His priest, His instrument of His own Truth for the salvation of souls. Who cares if some have their feathers ruffled if in the end because of that they get to heaven? Yes. Here I am, Lord.
But.. but… -splutter-splutter- you’re imprudent then Father George! Imprudent! Just like that ol’ meanie Jesus!
Let’s discuss that, the prudence of Jesus: should he have been a man of consensus? You can take that and shove it where the sun don’t shine.
Now you’re being rude and inappropriate and boundary-crossing, Father George!
Really? Do you really want me to cite you God’s own extremely graphic insults in the Sacred Scriptures as inspired by the Holy Ghost? See, for example, Ezekiel 23:19 in the context of the condemnation of Religion bowing to State in all political correctness. This is an insult for those prostituting themselves to political correctness! Bwahahaha!
But, that’s a digression. Let me take all this a bit further, let’s talk about the Vaccine. ;-)
(5) MURDERING BABIES FOR VACCINES:https://lozierinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/CHART-Analysis-of-COVID-19-Vaccines-02June21.pdf Click on that link to find out that all available vaccines to date in these USA have purpose murdered babies so as to research and/or develop and/or test “vaccines.” Oh, I forgot. Those pushing for vaccines also cite that article with the idea that it’s all cute but we will continue to push vaccines anyway. Pope Francis now has started up having vaccine passports for certain parts of Vatican City. Pope Francis has had vaccines mandated in Vatican City and for multiple Papal trips. I have to take Pope Francis up on that because people are very specifically taking scandal because of this actions and those of the sycophants who follow him. The question is always: “Are you with Pope Francis or not?” It’s never: “Are you with Jesus or not?”
(6) FOLLOW YOUR OWN CONSCIENCE APART FROM THE CHURCH: There are plenty of “Conferences of Bishops” of particular states, such as Colorado, which are offering letters of religious objection to the vaccine (even though this is also a matter of the natural law available to everyone). Great! But then all of them, as far as I know, praise whatever it is that individuals and their consciences come up with, for or against the vaccine. No. The vaccine is evil intrinsically. As Saint Pope Paul VI said in Humanae Vitae about contraception: It’s intrinsically dishonest. And that would be a mortal sin. Pope Francis’ Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith put out a statement affirming conscience as well, but then added, like, you know, most of the time the mandates are not right. Lots of wiggle room for steamrolling people there. And Pope Francis is smashing people down. Imagine what he would do if bishops or priests who were to greet him on his trips or who would want to continue to work in Vatican City would refuse to get the vaccine. This is a scandal, and I must do my part for the tiny portion of the Lord’s Little Flock in this parish to do the right thing, to set the record straight. How is it that even the most “orthodox” amongst priests and bishops and browbeating fellow priests to encourage people to do whatever the hell they want and it’s all good? Oh, I forgot: the stated purpose of the Synod on Synods, to say that everyone is infallible. Yep. More on that in a future post.
That baby is reaching out of the uterus and grabbing hard on the finger of the surgeon. In organ harvesting “vaccine” times, this baby’s organs would be ripped out of him. But that’s all good and holy, is it? That baby is the image of Jesus. How are you going to rationalize that to Jesus and His blessed Mother. No. Pope Francis and the bishops and priests who support him are risking going straight to hell because of their approval and encouragement of the vaccines. I have to reprimand them for the sake of their own eternal salvation, from Pope Francis on down. If I don’t, I will go to hell. But I want to go to heaven.
This story was on Church Militant. LifeSite carried the story with heaps of details, with reference to the massive protests in twelve European cities. While idiot priests here and there banned people from the Sacraments, Francis has not yet had “Green Pass” check points at the doors of Saint Peter’s Basilica. Don’t think it’s not coming. He’s started with the Vatican Museums and Gardens and such. But Francis has banned reception of the Sacraments on his travels elsewhere and smashed down Vatican workers (just under 5,000 people).
Considering what Mt St Mary’s Seminary did in throwing out all seminarians who do not have vaccines, and considering that some bishops have “restricted” the ministry of un-vaxed priests (effectively suspending them a divinis, from providing sacraments, etc.), and considering that the vast, vast majority of otherwise even seemingly good bishops support and promote the baby-murder-sourced vaccines like any high priests of Satan, I’m guessing that it will be soon that we have a general smackdown in the entire church by both ecclesiastical and secular authorities.
And then we will see a persecution such as has never been seen since the foundation of the world, nor will be seen until the end of the world. Murdering babies for your own benefit is stepping WAY over the line.
No matter how you look at it, Francis is heading toward dismissing from the clerical state (laicizing) all priests throughout the world who do not get vaxed. Francis has already compared unvaxed people to murderers. He’s said that they are wanting suicide because they don’t get vaxed. How could you keep a priest in active ministry that is both murderous and wanting to commit suicide?
With this murder-the-children-for-self-referential-benefit attitude, Pope Francis is the most monstrous child-abuser (because of his influence) in the history of the world.
All vaccines that we have are researched and/or developed and/or tested on babies murdered for the purpose. I’m not going to be participating in the murder of the most vulnerable of the least of the brethren. Ain’t gonna happen. I can’t see myself going before the judgement and throwing baby parts in Jesus face, and in the face of dearest Mary. No.
ALSO: Now that the U.S. Department of Defense is mandating vaccines for the military, don’t think that when they are under order to enforce vaccines that they will be polite about it. In crossing this line and then being given power to force others to get vaxed, how do you think they are going to go about it?
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AND SEMINARIANS – MAIN CAMPUS
To achieve our goal of at least 80% immunity within our community, undergraduate students who will be taking classes at the Emmitsburg campus in Fall 2021 and seminarians are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before coming to campus in August 2021. The deadline to submit an exemption request for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs has now passed.
Students must submit a record of their vaccination to the Health Center before returning to campus and no later than August 18, 2021. This information will be kept confidential.
GRADUATE STUDENTS AND CONTINUING EDUCATION STUDENTS – FREDERICK CAMPUS
To achieve our goal of at least 80% immunity within our community, graduate students and undergraduate students in the Continuing Education program who will be taking classes solely at the Frederick campus in Fall 2021 and beyond are strongly encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it becomes available to them and no later than August 18, 2021. Students must submit a record of their vaccination to the Health Center. This information will be kept confidential.
This is the execration of demons, more nicely known as bull****.
The vaccines for Covid are research and/or developed and/or tested on fully developed absolutely healthy babies removed from the womb in 100% sterile conditions of pharmaceutical research laboratories. They used to do such research on mice, gerbils, rats, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, etc. But now all fellow brothers and sisters are being murdered and used as their living organs are removed from them while they live (for a few more seconds) so that uncorrupted cells and be made to replicate.
This is murdering the least of the brethren for self-congratulation. Jesus will judge just how it is that what is done to the least of the brethren is done to Him, personally. All of these bishops and priests and seminarians and laity, if they go along with this murder, effectively, of Jesus, are risking going straight to hell.
I’ve heard the statement that the moral culpability is reduced because of time. No, it’s not. For instance, I hold myself to be guilty by way of my own sins of the my past (wow, have I ever been judgmental of hypocrites!) in such manner that in order to redeem me, please God save me, in all justice, Jesus would have do die, taking my place, innocent for the guilty. But by His grace, I admit all that, repent from all that, and am thus opened up to receiving His forgiveness, opened up to going to heaven.
GO TO CONFESSION!
There are many bishops who send their seminarians to the Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary. Guaranteed, all those bishops will soon coerce their priests into getting vaxed. This is one priest who will simply say two things:
(2) Go to Confession.
This is all hard to comprehend, but only because of my unwilling naivete, not wanting to see how horrible are the wounds of Jesus.
This seminary is holding the vocation of seminarians hostage to the murder-vaccine. Imagine, the gateway to ordination to the Holy Priesthood of Jesus Christ is to murder innocent children…
/// sarcasm on: /// Hey! I know! Let’s celebrate the demon-idol-Pachamama to whom children are sacrificed, buried alive in Mother Earth to placate the wrath of death mongering Pachamama! That way our consciences will be dulled to murder of the innocent. That way we won’t care about the Sacrifice of the Son of the Living God! /// sarcasm off ///
I, for one, will be happy to have my throat slit by demonized bishops demanding priests be vaxed. I’m with Jesus in the arms of our Blessed Mother. Are you?
SOLUTION: In canon law, bishops don’t need to use a seminary, but can have a seminarian be trained in by a competent priest. Hey! That’s a good idea!
MONITUM: No one is ever coerced into doing evil. Our lives are expendable in this world. We must act morally according to proper doctrine with honesty, with integrity. If that means being marginalized, or killed, that’s the crown of white and red martyrdom that is awaiting us. Let’s be on our way to heaven.
Mary is saying above: What are you doing to my priests, my seminarians, you hypocritical murderous bishops?
Natural antibodies are six to seven times stronger than artificial “immunity” of “vaccines”. Also, since the beginning, everyone everywhere has been saying that it’s unknown but a likely possibility that the artificial “vaccines” will overreact with some other CCP virus, causing a fever that turns your brain into soup. Then you’re dead.
Yours truly got Covid mild symptoms of a “case” of Covid some seven weeks ago, then pneumonia, because I wouldn’t and will not get Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson – BioNtech et alia “vaccines” because they are researched and/or developed and/or tested on the living organs ripped from fully developed absolutely healthy babies purpose-removed from women in sterile laboratory conditions or pharmaceutical mega-corporations.
My doctor did three antibody tests on me and I came back – almost impossibly he said – super-strong on all three, even on the one that almost never tests positive since the antibodies have to be freakishly strong. I’m good to go, seven times more so than any dangerous jab could have given me. And — Wait! What? — your question to me is whether or not I got injected and not whether or not I have ultra-strong vaccines, six to seven times stronger than your damnable “vaccines”?
Joe Biden, monster, months ago signed an executive order permitting all such activity of murdering children. And anyway, what do you think Planned Parenthood has been doing all this time in selling baby parts as big-business?
Sure, I’ll get the fake artificial “vaccine”, you know, over my dead body. And no damned government official and certainly no damned bishop on his way very quickly straight to hell is going to make me get any “vaccine” for which babies are being killed not only in recent times but right now.
Hey! I get it! Bishop Douglas Crosby says “vaccines are not mandatory.” But, let’s take a closer look. It’s not what you think:
He says “vaccines are not mandatory at this time“, which means that vaccines will quickly become mandatory as declared by the bishop.
“I strongly encourage all clergy… to get the […] vaccines as soon as possible if they have not already done so.” Don’t forget that word, though: “I strongly encourage all clergy […] to get the necessary vaccines.” That word “necessary” means “necessary.” His “at this time” (a promised merely temporary time to learn to sin with him) will necessarily morph to “get it now or else.”
He cites Pope Francis’ use of the word “imperative,” which underlines “necessary” and linguistically calls to mind a “command”. Pope Francis has three times actively mandated forced vaccines in Vatican City, on his trip to Iraq, and now on his trip to Slovakia, where he is not exhorting but actually EXTORTING people to get the fake “vaccine” by refusing them entrance to Holy Mass and access to Holy Communion if they cannot prove they have received the “vaccine.” This action that is presented in such fashion is straight out of hell. So, hell no.
Bishop Doug also actively extorts his clergy who desire to provide the sacraments for Jesus’ Little Flock. Bishop Doug says that it is “imperative that [priests] get fully vaccinated,” “in order that” (now a mandatory condition) in order to celebrate Mass and the other Sacraments, so that these non-vax priests may [in context read: will] “not be permitted to hospitals and nursing homes” etc. In other words, no Mass, no Confessions, no Last Rites, no Baptisms, and so on.
He closes by brow-beating with the words “morally obligated.” Pope Francis did this by having it that those not getting the “vaccines” are tantamount to being murderers in their lack of concern. My question is about concern for the babies murdered for the “vaccines.”
This is all straight out of hell. Here in these USA, Cardinal Cupich is pushing for “vaccines”. It seems no one cares if you have ultra-strong natural antibodies, only that you got the injection. Is this not about viciously and falsely taking the “moral high ground” with Satan, the father of lies and a murderer from the beginning? Is it not about about demonic power, feelings of power. Such feelings will disappear the very nanosecond one enters hell, you know, if they are guilty before God. I cannot judge these bishops. Maybe they are incredibly ignorant, or are not feeling well. What do I know? Nothing. But we can and we much judge what is presented exteriorly by anyone. I judge what is presented exteriorly by these bishops, including the bishop of Rome, as being straight out of hell.
Those wielding misinformation materials and very possibly syringes ready to be drawn look so very professional, you know, just like the druggies in my neighborhood. Look at the scrupulous mask wearing, you know, because this is actually about Covid…. not.
For myself, I’m of the mind of Reagan on this:
Of course, the very next step is forced vaccinations. And I bet the guy they send out will be this guy:
Um…. Um…. I’m likely not going to comply! :-)
I mean, all I would have say with all courtesy and politeness and soft-spoken-ness is “Um… No…” and the dippy compliance officer would run away, execrating his fear, hopefully out on the street.
Here’s LifeSiteNews’ Resource Page on the Covid-19 Vaccines:
UPDATE: Well, well… Now we have the “Green-Shirts” for the door to door intimidation:
The one girl still doesn’t have an issued mask, even for the photo-op. How very haphazard is this entire administration. The guy on the left doesn’t even have a vest, just a green Izod shirt. His I.D. is surely not law-enforcement.
Not intimidating, at least not to me. I won’t be getting any vaccination.
“WALTHAM, Massachusetts, June 30, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — A medical journal discovered that 82% of women who took an mRNA vaccine in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy had a miscarriage — and then it then buried the data. In mid-June the New England Journal of Medicine published a study called “Preliminary Findings of mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine Safety in Pregnant Persons” by Tom T. Shimabukuro and others from the Center of Disease Control’s “v-safe COVID-10 Pregnancy Registry Team.” The team wrote that there were “no obvious safety signals among pregnant [women] who received Covid-19 vaccines” even though it published a table which showed that 82% of women in the study who were injected with either the Pfizer or the Moderna vaccine during early pregnancy lost their babies. More prominent in their study was a claim that only 13.9% of all “completed pregnancies” had ended in miscarriage — but this figure included the women who were not vaccinated until they were in the second half of their pregnancies.”
[For the link and the rest of the scientific article, just google some of this text. I’m still struggling with pneumonia and I put bits and pieces of important articles into draft posts while flat on my back in bed. It is what it is. But just to say, these are not just miscarriages. These are the precise result of killing babies so as to research, develop and test the very vaccines that are causing more death. How very demonic.]
Diocesan statement regarding Father James Altman — May 25, 2021 [with my comments]
“Fr. James Altman has recently made public the request from Bishop William Patrick Callahan that he resign his office of pastor of Saint James the Less Parish in the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin, as well as his intent to decline the request. As a result, the Diocese of La Crosse will respond in accordance to the canonical process as needed for the removal of a priest from his office as pastor. [This will take a year or so. I have an idea! Hey Father! Come down to Charlotte Diocese. I think there’s a parish or two opening up mid-July.]
“During the past year, concerns have been expressed related to the ministry of Fr. James Altman, a priest in the Diocese of La Crosse. [“Concerns”? From whom? Marxists in a newspaper looking to sell newspapers, getting their facts wrong?] Bishop Callahan of the Diocese of La Crosse, and canonical representatives have worked to fraternally and privately address those concerns. The process has been pastoral and administrative with a desire toward a just resolution among all parties. [B as in B, S as in S. Explain your comment, Bishop, that Father Altman’s ministry is “ineffective.” Can’t do it, can you? That’s just a catchall throwaway to slit the throat of a believer. You coward.]
“The ministry of pastor was instituted in the Church not for the benefit of the one to whom it is entrusted, but for the pastoral and sacramental care of those for whom it is conferred. The salvation of souls takes precedence over the stability of the pastor in office when these two values come into direct conflict. [And there’s the accusation: The bishop is saying that Father Altman is working for the damnation of souls and couldn’t give a damn about pastoral and sacramental care of his parish family. Pretty brave, there, bishop. You’re playing the part of the Eternal Judge, Christ Jesus, who will come to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire, including you.] Although attempts were made to allow Fr. Altman the opportunity to respond to fraternal correction, a resolution of this situation has been unsuccessful. [Were the actual complaints in Father’s file forwarded to him so that he could make a response? No. UPDATE: But two boxes of items were delivered to him. Great! Father Altman reported that 99% of letters were entirely supportive of him, while 1% were critical, but were not signed, had no return address. Pfft. This seems to have everything to do with the Dems being diametrically opposed to God and the Church on all fronts such that Father Altman correctly stated that one cannot be a Democrat and a Catholic. Father Altman also rightly cautioned people about taking non-approved experimental drugs, and against any forceful measures to forbid the Sacraments to the Jesus’ Little Flock because of Covid. Those are his crimes? Pfft. He’s one of the few witnesses to faith today.]
“It is important to note that this is not a penal remedy but a pastoral remedy. [Removed from office not penal? Penal is not medicinal? This is one truly confused bishop. This is the thinking of a bully.] Bishop Callahan asks for your prayers for Fr. Altman, for the congregation of St. James, and the faithful of the Diocese of La Crosse and beyond. While any change made to the ministry of a pastor is difficult [There seems to be zero intention of possibly letting Father Altman back to the parish as pastor], it is done with the hope that God’s work of justice, reconciliation and healing may be realized in the Body of Christ for a positive outcome.[!]
“The Diocese of La Crosse asks for the consideration of respect, safety and prayers at this time for all involved.” [Hahahahahah! There must be letters and phone calls and messages pouring into the diocese in gentle support of Father Altman. What a bunch of cowards before Father Altman, a gentle but manly soul.]
My thoughts on how this is going. The secular journalists have blood on their hands, are happy that such is the case, and are now encouraged by this to look to their next victim priest for any or no reason whatsoever. They already know that the bishop is their personal sycophant. All priests are now on notice. And that’s the point.
Also, and just to say, no priest I know of has followed so exactly the Covid protocols of his diocese. But that’s not the problem. The problem is that Father Altman is a believer. Imagine that. A priest who is a believer. That’s the crime.
And if other bishops notice this, they will be likewise emboldened to slit the throats of all their priests as well.
(1) Just some peripheral facts about Father Tim’s life:
Tim told me lots of stories in the seminary way back in the 1980s, which he entered after a stint at Franciscan University in Steubenville. He had been of help to his family with a number of food and drink establishments, which he missed terribly, being very much a people-person. And before entering the seminary, despite being an FBI (foreign born Irish), he won three world championships for the ol’ Irish dance. Here’s a sample:
He also played basketball in Europe for three years, another in the Philippines, and then for ten years with the Washington Generals over against the Harlem Globetrotters, covering Curley Neal, the Trotters’ ace dribbler. Super talented guy.
After ordination, Father Tim was in two parishes, one of which sported thirteen Masses on a weekend, all in different languages. There were plenty of priests assigned to that parish. I visited him there when he was just newly ordained. He himself had learned to speak seven languages fluently and many more just less than perfectly fluently.
After those parishes he became an Air Force chaplain, attaining the rank of Major. I’m guessing this picture was taken back in 2018:
Father Tim had been assigned to bases all over the world. Let’s see: Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and closer to home at Dover and Sheppard, not to mention Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma and at Joint Base McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey. He loved ministering to the young military families.
(2) What my experience was of seminarian Tim and young Father Tim:
We exchanged lots of enthusiasm about the faith, that is, real belief, especially in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. This was way back in the early-mid 1980s and then early-mid 1990s. With the help of his bishop at the time, he ditched the North American College in Rome for another seminary where I was at for the same reason. The NAC at the time time was a cesspool of heresy, anti-Catholic in every way, doctrinally, morally. Those not like that were smashed down, you know, with all sorts of excuses. For instance, he recounted many times, the “policy” of the NAC at the time was to get rid of those seminarians who were held to be rigid and superstitious because they wanted to go to daily Mass. Really. Truly. I have a thousand stories like this. He told me how he would surreptitiously exit the seminary early in the morning so as to attend Mass at one of the zillion churches in Rome or at Saint Peter’s Basilica a stone’s throw away before classes at the Pontifical Universities. And then the seminary where we were at went bad. Somehow, the Lord got us both ordained and only a year apart. So many war stories. So many. The seminarian Tim and then the Father Tim I remember was all about honor and integrity in the midst of so much dishonor and lack of integrity. His one desire was to lead people to Christ Jesus all the more despite all that hell going on back in the day and today.
(3) The suicide?
I only found out about this just now, at the end of May 2021, just yesterday, as it hit me strongly that I should look him up. I haven’t done that since the early-mid 1990s. Googling his name, suicide was the news that greeted me. His death occurred in mid-August, 2020, as a pedestrian outside of Sheppard Air Force Base, at a railroad crossing. The police ruled it a suicide. I don’t know. I wasn’t there. Neither were they. In NYC it’s become a way too frequent thing to throw people in front of moving subway trains. Just saying.
But even if it was a suicide – which, objectively speaking, is a mortal sin that, objectively speaking, will send one to hell – is there not hope for salvation, you know, subjectively speaking? Those who commit suicide are most often in a swirling vortex of confusion and depression. It doesn’t mean that they’ve turned their back on God, just that they were in a terrible swirl of confusion and depression such that they did not have proper use of their faculties. That’s why the Church allows funeral rites for those who have committed suicide, all things being equal.
Mind you, this was in the midst of the most terrible Covid-lockdowns, whereby he was entirely cut off by the military from all ministry. I have not had that experience being where I am, far from such draconian measures coming from whatever direction. Just to say, there are many who took their own lives while suffering horrific lockdowns, from the most diverse backgrounds. We are all fragile. It can happen to anyone. It happened to my friend. And he was a priest, and a good man. And that’s not the first priest friend that has done this. Sigh.
(4) The saint we call Padre Pio:
A woman once ran up to Padre Pio distressed, to say the least, because her husband had just thrown himself off a bridge and was killed. His answer was that she should not worry about his eternal salvation, saying that he turned to the Lord on his way down. I have told this story umpteen times to those in similar distress, saying that we must always have hope, and pray for the repose of the souls of the faithful departed.
Last night I got a call from a good friend who, not knowing any of this, just felt inspired to call me just to talk about Padre Pio. I was thunderstruck. I then told this friend about Father Tim. We recited a Hail Mary for the repose of Father Tim’s soul. Might you join us?
(5) Just to say:
It makes zero sense to be so scared of anything whatsoever that priests are ordered from on high to forbid absolutions to be given, to forbid Last Rites to the dying, to cancel the Sacrifice of the Mass. This may end up “cancelling” lives and eternal life. It needs to stop. Really. We’re back to normal here in the Diocese of Charlotte, N.C. The Diocese here was simply careful. We’ve been back to normal in my parish soon after Easter 2020.
Meanwhile, in the midst of grief, I’m still very happy to be a priest, in fact, all the more after this latest news of Father Tim. Jesus stepped into all the hell of this world to grab us and bring us to heaven. And Padre Pio is a favorite. And I have hope that some of us, even some of us priests may be saved.
Even FoxNews gets it right: Just be believers, with reverent offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, with honest Confessional practice, with integral presentation of doctrine and morality, with no political correctness, with all charity, and attendance at church will be no problem.
Our little parish has been getting the usual mass mailings from companies capitalizing on the Covid-19 lockdown policies, encouraging us to send them money so that they can assist us in getting people back to church. This is called RICO, creating a problem with hysteria and then solving the problem for money. Yeah… well… NO! No to the stupid novelties. What is it with these people? This is mafia-esque. When will they understand that it’s all about Jesus, that He is the One, the Only One.
Here’s the deal: I’ve been castigated for “stealing” parishioners from other parishes both in and out of the State of North Carolina, you know, because of being authentic, because of having made sacraments available to the Little Flock of Jesus, because of having stood by Jesus in His trials. Sure, one or two disagree with Jesus’ availability to souls, but many more agree with this availability of Jesus. They see Jesus’ “authenticity” and rejoice. They desire the Sacraments, even those who have been away for decades of their lifetime. Seeing “authenticity”, they get it. Seeing Jesus’ availability to them, they get it. They are thankful. They know who stood by them in their trials.
Enough of the sycophantic lowest common denominator of the hell of political correctness so as to congratulate oneself on being clever and sophisticated in being up to date in covering one’s backend. Enough of that. Even while Federal, State and local governments drop all mandates and policies, there are those ecclesiastics who insist on kicking people in the face, kicking them away from Jesus. Why?
Jesus is always the One who Is, who Was, and who is to come, the Almighty, the Alpha and the Omega.
Jesus is my “strategy.”
I totally realize that those to whom I’m preaching in this post won’t understand a word of what I’ve said. They rejoice in financial prowess even while denying people the Sacraments. Even worse, those without financial prowess rejoice in their going bankrupt, and they are praised for that, as that demonstrates their effectiveness in being politically correct, that being the most important and hotly desired result. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were those with financial prowess who purposely brought their parishes to bankruptcy so that they could be praised for being good stewards…
Having said all that, I know my own little parish could go under any second, either for lack of priests and we are suppressed to create another bigger parish, or for lack of parishioners as the older people die off or move closer to the kids (lots of people only temporarily moved here for part of their retirement, their kids having grown up elsewhere), or whatever. I know that. But I don’t think we would go under because of having put a mask on the sacraments.
My diocesan inbox late evening 5-14-2021 contained a decree from the Vicar General about the lifting of dispensation from the obligation for attending Holy Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. In other words, the obligation to attend Mass under pain of mortal sin is back as it has been for the last couple of thousand years.
Well, you know, that’s said with the idea of all things being equal.
In other words, positive law such as this, demanding that someone do something, is aimed at what is possible. Thus, such law does not apply if one is in traction in a hospital fighting for one’s life after a severe car accident. It’s not possible for you to attend Holy Mass in such conditions, and therefore there’s no sin for not attending Mass. That should be easy to understand.
Another example: I tell people not to venture out to Mass on a Sunday morning if — in this parish — their driveways made of slick cement have a slope of 30 degrees from the top of a mountain ridge right down to the main road far below, that is, when we’ve just had an ice storm and the ice won’t melt for weeks. Get it?
Now, make the analogy with Covid-19 precautions. If you’re in imminent peril because you have co-morbidities and you’re scared, then don’t come. Pray at home! Plenty of people are so frail that they wouldn’t come to church when there is a normal influenza outbreak. I respect that. If you can’t come, you can’t come. Simple.
And I bet the first ones to be beaten into the ground will be the little children that you see in the lower left of the picture for this video above, you know, because atheistic “power” always begins with the ones they see as the most vulnerable. Satan thought Jesus was vulnerable, but Jesus rose from the dead, and is now taking souls back from Satan’s grasp. Jesus is intent on bringing us to heaven. This post is also tagged humor, however, because I had to laugh our loud at the enthusiasm of the Little Flock in the face of imminent danger. I love that. I would hate if they suffered any violence by the haters of religion.
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.