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Coronavirus: Holy Mass outside? NOT! We just kill the invisible enemy dead.


The famous “Photo Phil”, one of my parishioners, shared this picture of social distancing that I might put it up on my blog. And here’s a picture yet another parishioner took of how social distancing is going inside our parish church in Andrews:


After all, this is the smallest parish in North America.

Governor Cooper in North Carolina was smacked down by a Federal Judge because of hateful discriminatory suppression of the free exercise of religion, which encompasses, by the way, freedom of worship as essential, and also free speech with religious and natural law formation of conscience even intervening in politics as that which is guaranteed. But Governor Cooper saw fit to insist that being in a church is unsafe (whatever of being inside a State owned ABC Liquor Store from which the Governor profits). Governor Cooper says that the air is bad inside a church. Really?

Let me respond to the Governor who is ignorant of what we, and I assume many, have done over the years with our heating and air conditioning units. On both campuses of this parish and in our Social Hall in Andrews, a retired NASA engineer installed super-strong ultraviolet light that kills mold spores as the air moves through the system so that the spores of more or less just a micron or two in size are instantly killed on the fly. This applies to a virus all the more. Nothing gets past the UVC lamp and lives:


We have the cleanest air in the world.

From Wikepedia: A germicidal lamp is an electric light that produces ultraviolet C (UVC) light. This short-wave ultraviolet light disrupts DNA base pairing, causing formation of pyrimidine dimers, and leads to the inactivation of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa.

In other words, the air inside the church is much more pure than any air out in a parking lot, no matter how hot the air coming from any back-mountain preacher-man like myself. :-)

Go ahead, Governor Cooper. Make an example of us despite the Federal Judge. I’ll have your ass [apologies to donkeys all] trotted before the Department of Justice in D.C. faster than you could read further insults to hypocrites proffered by the likes of the greatest of all prophets, Saint John the Baptist, and by the God-Man, Christ Jesus, Himself. I bow to the modus operandi not of the governor, but of the very Son of the Living God. I mean, I can list more insults coming from His lips to those who would suffocate religious rights. Do I really have to?

And then we can move on to the Old Testament. Need I do that, speaking of, say, she-camels and the like? ;-)

  • People speak of honey catching more flies…. blah blah blah…
  • People speak of being “nice”… blah blah blah

Besides John the Baptist and Jesus, I respond by recalling a modern saint:



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Coronavirus “Last Meal”, or not!


So, a little while back, a neighboring priest who is hosting a seminarian for the Diocese since the Seminary in Columbus closed down, invited me over for a “last meal” so to speak, before any more stringent quarantines are put into place, like road blocks, some of which, in our area, are truly draconian.

As you can see, the meal was Keto friendly. I ate about a zillion calories and still lost weight. Keto is amazing. I’ve now lost 58 pounds.

What I don’t want to do is get the Coronavirus. Talk about losing plenty of weight! Fever, stomach cramps, etc. I. Don’t. Want. To. Go. Through. That.

I wear my N-95 mask, like this morning. I was out at 4:30 AM helping finish off a night shift with our great law enforcement. I have plenty of energy after that great meal.

In other words: take care of yourselves, making sure you’re getting enough to eat.

Today, this very day, I’m going to do up a not-so-Keto-friendly loaf of nut-raison-bread. Homemade. I haven’t even attempted to do this kind of thing in years. This is not machine bread. This is oven bread.

More on this later, if there is any success, but just to say, a half-slice of a 3/4″ thick slice is still Keto friendly:

  • 136.5 calories
  • 5.9 g total fat
  • 19.9 g carbohydrates
  • 2.45 g protein

But I need a bag of all purpose flour. I don’t think there is any in the stores at all.

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