Courage doesn’t mean no fear, but rather it means dealing with fear. This guy is inspiring.
And… and… I finally figured out how to embed Rumble videos. Just in time. YouTube is visiting posts of this blog even with no videos at all. It’s all Google, right?
Normally, I would be sitting down to a Thanksgiving meal with my old neighbors to the hermitage as I write this on Thanksgiving afternoon. They’ve moved hundreds of miles away (no matter). We had early Mass across the Trail of Tears mountain and then I was a full hour into my trip when – bang bang bang – and my standard shift of Sassy the Subaru lost the top two gears, 5-6. I was able to get back home. I’ll look into that tomorrow. Quiet day again. Great! I’m gonna listen to this guy again… Thank God for him.
That’s over on Church Militant. Trying to catch up to his neighboring Archbishop, this guy, Bishop Harris, is ordering his priests to be “vaccinated immediately,” or else that’s it for them. We pray that any priests not vaxed will remain that way out of respect for the least of the brethren in the womb, that is, out of respect for Jesus. And we pray for Bishop Harris that he might respect life and his priests and all the Lord’s Little Flock.
This is happening about every day. Pope Francis… I mean… does he stop these crimes against priests? No. No, he doesn’t. I think these guys are happy to be stooges for him. I think Francis is heading in this direction for all priests in the world. That’s the only thing that answers all questions consistently.
Priests must be double-vaxed and prove it by December 15 2021. If they resign they will simply be removed from all public ministry. If they don’t resign they will be administratively suspended from all public ministry. He says that such priests “present a risk to the faithful to whom they minister, as well as to their families […and…] clergy not doubly vaccinated are failing in their duty to care for the faithful.” He added: “I will not consider conscientious objection.” So, nobody is allowed to have a conscience but him.
Mark Coleridge is a fellow Biblicum alumnus and a former official at the Secretariat of State of the Holy See. He’s smart enough to know whether he’s in safe territory with Pope Francis as he slits the throats of priests going against Canon Law to do so.
Pope Francis said: “I believe that morally everyone must take the vaccine.” And then: “It is the moral choice because it is about your life but also the lives of others.” And more: “There is a suicidal denialism that I would not know how to explain but today people must take the vaccine.” In Canon Law that translates to reasons why it is licit to cancel a priest, kind of, you know, if the basis of law is tossed out altogether and if bigotry, or, better, tantrums rule the day.
Marky did his doctorate at the Biblicum on the Infancy Narratives. Now if anything is stunning, that‘s stunning. How is it, then, that he is so eager to get a machete to rip open the wombs of Mary and Elizabeth so as to take out Jesus and John and use their organs for research, development and testing for such “vaccines”?
Just a question, Marky.
Should I mention the “Not one more penny” campaign by cancelled priests? In Australia, the law is that if you mention anything about anyone which could perhaps cause some loss of income for that person you are criticizing, the one who says anything, a whistleblower, say, will be liable to pay the entitled offended party whatever it is that such a person thinks they are missing by way of income because of what you said. That kind of puts a chill on things, doesn’t it? Well, here’s the deal: I’m not in Australia. :-)
To those cancelled or about to be cancelled priests in Australia: You’re welcome.
Having zero fear before those who rail against God and neighbor and themselves brings with it a certain freedom and joy.
To stand in solidarity with Jesus brings with it a certain freedom and joy.
To have one’s gaze in heaven and being hidden with Christ in God brings with it a certain freedom and joy.
There is no cancellation that these guys could bring about that will have any affect on me. Go ahead, call me suicidal, a murderer, a bad and evil priest, rigid, entrenched, whatever. I stand with Jesus. And many priest friends I know stand with Jesus. And they know the same freedom and joy as I do. I’m not cancelled, right now, that is true. But I see what’s going on with Pope Francis and with so many who are sycophants right around the world. This cancellation is coming to an (arch)diocese near you. Are you ready? Be ready: say the Rosary; go to Confession. You’re all set, come what may.
Jesus, the High Priest, sees it when His own priests are getting their throats slit by those sycophantic and entitled. Yes, Jesus lives, and He will come to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire. Amen.
/// An out-of-country friend sent in a couple of emails, slightly edited to remove identifying details.///
Dear Father George
A few months back, I had no intent to go weed the garden. I was feeling somewhat in the dumps about a particular matter, and was sitting on my butt ruminating over it, to no good purpose. Suddenly, I needed to go out and weed along the edging of our back gardens.
I had a kneeler and would weed a few feet, move the kneeler and repeat. As I moved along I became more distraught, and by the time I was near our gazebo I was tearful. As I got to the weeds by the gazebo, I was overcome by seeing the scene of me weeping in there after my daughter told me she had aborted our grandchild, over […] years ago. That day I saw my deceased grandson and wept for him, and for my daughter.
As of the then current moment, I had the answer. The question in my mind was about whether I would get the vaccine. As pressures have mounted I have thought from time to time that I should go. But, each time I thought I would, I became nauseous and decided not to. I don’t need to phone a friend, because the Creator of the universe already spoke to me. My final answer is emphatically NO.
All of the current vaccines use aborted fetal cells, either through the whole process, as in the J&J and Pfizer vaxes, or for testing as in the others.
I know what the Pope has said, and also what our local Bishop is currently saying, and though I greatly respect them both, I cannot do what they recommend. In fact, my down moments at the time were because my Bishop was recommending vaccines for us all.
Many of the vaccines use replicated fetal tissue from a little aborted boy in the Netherlands, in the 1970s, called for their purposes HEK293. This means that this was the 293rd fetus that died and was tested on, for Human Embryonic Kidney tissue. It may surprise you to know that tissue from dead babies is useless, and that it has to be extracted prior to their death.
God Bless You. ///
Here is the rest of the story.
So, after the experience in my note, I was very clear on where I stood, and have not wavered. Soon after, our pastor was attending our Zoom prayer meeting, for our Holy Spirit prayer group. A parishioner [… said…] that the vaccines were not to be taken. […] Our pastor was in a quandary as to what to advise […], as our bishop has been very pro vax, and has since required that all priests/deacons/staff/volunteers be jabbed. Most in our prayer group are vaxxed. […] of us have refused.
I shared the story I posted on your latest article [Compare contrast: conform Church to cosmos, vice versa], and was in tears as I shared it. A week later, our pastor posted a letter from one of the Bishop’s toadies saying the Pope says it’s ok, the Bishop says it’s ok. Get the jab!
That’s part of the rest of the story. Please give my regards to Father Gordon. I continue to follow you both. God Bless You.
My comment: Yes. Guardian Angels are our best friends, doing whatever it takes, doing the necessary, to get us to listen up. Great! We will be literally eternally grateful for the smack downs we all receive.
This is frightening: You want to know how bad things are? Re-read that post as if for the first time: Compare contrast: conform Church to cosmos, vice versa. But this time, read it knowing the result, basically that the pastor and one of the bishop’s toadies, citing the bishop and Pope Francis, went out to buy machetes, as it were, in analogy, for their encouragement to vax is just that deadly, and they do it in view of the whole truth of the matter. Now I want to vomit.
So, I’m not going to use pictures of procured abortion. But you know what that looks like:
“But Father George! Father George! That’s not fair! You’re comparing Jesus dying to “embryos” removed in sterile pharmaceutical laboratories where, like, their organs are removed for really cool research, development, testing of “vaccines” for our own benefit. The least of the brethren surely agree that it’s all good.”
Any priest or (arch)bishop who says it’s good to directly murder the least of the brethren is also saying that it would be good to walk up to Mary and Elizabeth with a machete and remove John and Jesus, murdering them for our own benefit. Wow. Caiaphas!
“But Father George! Father George! You’re just one of those priest-bloggers who think they know better than the Magisterium!”
Here’s the deal: a priest just the other day said this:
“Whatever it is that authorities tell us to do is on them. We don’t have to discern anything. We can just obey. At the judgment, God will sort it out. We’re not responsible.”
Interesting, that. While people say that conscience is paramount, they immediately add that we are too stupid to have a conscience and that “authorities” can just tell us what to do with no reference to Scripture, Tradition, and the interventions of the Supreme Magisterium throughout the centuries.
Tell you what: I want my conscience formed by Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, the interventions of the Supreme Magisterium throughout the centuries, those matters… quod ubique, quod semper, quod ab omnibus creditum est – which everywhere, always and by everyone is believed.
That which is rejected by my well-formed conscience is Pachamama being some sort of god, the Traditional Latin Mass being invalid, the murder of babies for “vaccines”, on and on and on and on and on… And it doesn’t matter if the “authority” is a priest, a(n) (arch)bishop, or the Pope. No one has spoken infallibly. I stand with Scripture, Tradition, the interventions of the Supreme Magisterium. By the way, any old execration of Pope Francis or some worker in the Holy See is not infallible. That that has to be said tells you something about the times we live in.
They say: “Blah-Blah-Blah!”
I say: “I think I heard you say Blah-Blah-Blah. Is that correct?”
They say: “Blah-Blah-Blah is necessary.”
I say: “There is only one Word necessary, the Incarnate Word, Jesus, the Word you want dead, silenced, never to speak, and to the point, never, then, to pass judgment on your sorry selves. Go to Confession: call for the Mercy of… Jesus.”
And that stated rebellion earns me not just a weekly $14,000.00 fine, but about $140,000.00 in fines come January 4, 2022. I have sincerely held religious objections. I have a medical exemption. I have super strong natural immunity. No one cares about that. Not being able to pay the fines, looks like jail for me. Unless one uses one’s brain.
“Just lie about it, Father George!”
No. I’m not going to lie. I will stand with my flock, whoever that is, wherever that person is. I’ll take the consequences. Besides, I don’t want a $10,000.00 fine and six months in prison, which is the penalty for lying. And then you’ll get the other fines anyway.
“Just wear a mask and get tested, Father George! Don’t be so dramatic!”
I’m not ever going to wear a mask while I pronounce the words of consecration at Holy Mass. Guaranteed. This is a big deal, actually. Other examples of breath include Jesus breathing on the apostles so that they might receive the Holy Spirit to forgive sins. Or how about the early rites of exorcism in which breathing on a subject was part of the rite?
“But just wear the mask to get tested, Father George! Come on, man! You know, the Thing!”
I’ll be betrayed by some self-righteous Catholic coming to one of my Masses from around the USA. Most visitors are super Catholic, but some freak out about social distancing and masks and such. One threatened to write all sorts of letter to any powers that be to complain that I breathed on the Hosts at the altar because I was standing there with no mask.
Anyway, I wonder how testing once or twice weekly is going to work out with really a lot of people all of sudden needing tests and people spending all day at testing sites. Whose not going to get fired for that?
“But you just can’t quit the priesthood, Father George! Don’t be a quitter! Get with the program! You’re racist if you don’t!”
I’m not asking to be “laicized” or suspended from the sacraments. God forbid! No. If the Diocese is going to comply – illegally, actually – with Joe Biden’s anti-Constitution mandate, what I will ask for is that my salary be taken away, and that whatever is considered to be part of that salary is also removed, including the right to live in a rectory, any perks like a car allowance. In effect, it would be like getting “fired” from secular employment. Meanwhile, I would still volunteer to provide the sacraments and Mass in the parish. In this way, the Diocese wouldn’t be liable for me. Here’s the fact: Joe Biden isn’t going to be president forever, right? So, I’ll financially take a hit. Big deal. I’ll keep my conscience intact. Why be a priest if I can’t keep my conscience intact.
As I write this, the Biden mandate has been “stayed” by a judge… for Texas only. Good news. But Joey couldn’t care less about the Constitution or any sort of rule of law anyway. And, it seems to me, neither does SCOTUS. And, this is done under emergency powers. SCOTUS is going to be mighty hesitant to mess with that.
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.
Let’s list just a few of the things with which I am certainly discordant with the powers that be:
You have heard that it was said that the Ancient Rite of Mass, the TLM, is not valid as the Lex orandi, the law of praying, Jesus’ Sacrifice, and therefore is not valid as a source of Lex credendi, the law of believing, and is therefore simply hurtful rubbish which must be trashed, obliterated from the face of the earth.
But I say to you that anyone who knowingly and wittingly and willfully and freely holds that to be true is a blasphemer, a heretic, an apostate, an excommunicate.
You have heard that it was said that idol worship, say, of murderous demon Pachamama, is just some nice weaving of dialogue and that we have to incorporate demon worship into the Sacrifice of the Mass, the Novus Ordo.
But I say to you that anyone who worships a demon idol will become like that demon idol. See Psalm 115: 4-8 — “Their idols are merely things of silver and gold, shaped by human hands. They have mouths but cannot speak, and eyes but cannot see. They have ears but cannot hear, and noses but cannot smell. They have hands but cannot feel, and feet but cannot walk, and throats but cannot make a sound. And those who make idols are just like them, as are all who trust in them.”
You have heard that it was said that those who do not repent, those who fully intend to sin again, say by way of adultery, are to receive the absolution that they do not want, that they are rejecting.
But I say to you that we must recognize the moral capacity of people and power of God’s grace and then say with Jesus, having brought someone to repentance: “Go and do not sin again.” To say that all, for instance, Latinos, have no moral capacity and so must be merely accompanied in their sin is racist and an insult to Jesus.
You have heard that it was said that same-sex marriage is not to be sanctioned, but that same-sex civilly sanctioned unions are good.
But I say to you that this destroys the image of God, which is one male, one female, marriage and family life. Any same-sex whatever is an attack on the image of God.
You have heard that it was said that the pro-abortion “vaccines” are necessary in charity, to protect others.
But I say to you that the murder of children in the womb for the research and/or development and/or testing of these “vaccines” is not protecting others, but murdering others. Also, it makes those getting the “vaccine” (as with all vaccines) into super spreaders who maybe get sick less themselves or maybe die less. Murder for hire, for self-benefit, is never good, never charity, and will make you risk going to hell forever.
/// There are thousands of things which I cannot tolerate in conscience for myself, which I cannot teach others to do, regardless if it is a guy named Bergoglio or ________________ (fill in the blank) who is pushing whatever idiocy. I don’t care what abuse of authority attempts to coerce me to commit sin. I’m not going to do it.
Do you want to take me out of active ministry, also hurting Jesus’ Little Flock? I feel badly for Jesus’ Little Flock, but for me, what is that punishment compared to going to heaven for eternity for having done the right thing without compromise, standing with Jesus in His trials?
Do you want to suspend me a divinis, from offering the Sacraments and from preaching, also hurting Jesus’ Little Flock? I feel badly for Jesus’ Little Flock, but for me, what is that punishment compared to going to heaven for eternity for having done the right thing without compromise, standing with Jesus in His trials?
Do you want to excommunicate me, also hurting Jesus’ Little Flock? I feel badly for Jesus’ Little Flock, but for me, what is that punishment compared to going to heaven for eternity for having done the right thing without compromise, standing with Jesus in His trials?
Do you want to burn me to death at the stake, thus also hurting Jesus’ Little Flock? I feel badly for Jesus’ Little Flock, but for me, what is that punishment compared to going to heaven for eternity for having done the right thing without compromise, standing with Jesus in His trials?
Seriously, I would rather stand by Jesus in His Trials. I say that with hope that, even if I am as weak as Peter, or worse, Jesus will not abandon me:
Luke 22:28-34 “You are those who have stood by me in my trials. And I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me, so that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” But he replied, “Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death.” Jesus answered, “I tell you, Peter, before the rooster crows today, you will deny three times that you know me.”
Thanks, mom (RIP 1994), for making me go see this just released film just some months after I was ordained a priest. I was wondering why she was so insistent, that is, until I watched this scene unfold on the silver screen. That’s it! Honesty and integrity. That’s what she wanted to see in any priest. It’s what Jesus wants to see with any of His priests. That’s some good encouragement right there. Great. So, let’s see an analogy:
Jesus: “I’m here to tell you this priest’s soul is intact. It’s non-negotiable. You know how I know? Someone here – and you know who that is – offered to buy it. Only this, My good priest here, wasn’t selling.”
Liberal bishop: “Jesus, you are out of order!”
Jesus: “Outta order? I’ll show you outta order! You don’t know what outta order is, you liberal bishop! I’d show you but you’re too old; you’re too tired; you’re too blind. I should take a FLAME-THROWER to this place! Outta order? Who do you think you’re talkin’ to? I’ve been around, you know. I have seen men like these, younger than these, their arms torn out, their legs ripped off. But there isn’t nothin’ like the sight of an amputated spirit; there is no prosthetic for that.”
Here’s the deal: Good priests want to protect the littlest of the brethren of Jesus’ Little Flock, at whatever cost to themselves. The little ones, in the womb, Jesus’ image, with whom Jesus identifies (what you have done to the least of these you have done to me) are getting their arms torn out, their legs ripped off. How can good priests do less? We must defend life against, say, the vaccine mandate, NOT getting the vaccine and instructing others about NOT getting the vaccine. Why’s that? Because big pharma has abandoned guinea pigs, gerbils, rats, mice, rhesus monkeys, etc., for research and/or development and/or testing of vaccines, and are now murdering fully developed healthy human beings to do this research and/or development and/or testing of vaccines. No one has the right to take such a vaccine just to pretend they’re going to save their own lives in this world for a few minutes. Murder for hire for self-benefit. Not good. This is said in religious terms, but it applies to everyone. It’s Natural Law: Don’t murder the innocent! Directly procured abortion is murder of the innocent, a mortal sin, that, which – all things being equal – will send those participating in such a heinous murder straight to hell, regardless of whether they think there is a hell or not.
Liberal bishop, having failed with Jesus, attacks the priest: “We might be fined $14,000 just for you if you don’t comply! We can’t have ‘that kind of thing going on’ you stupid priest!”
So, thirty pieces of silver is now equal to $14,000, about four times as much as in biblical times. What a temptation to take to one’s grave! Oooo! $14,000 in hell. I wonder what that will buy you in hell. Judas, eagerly wanting to find out, immediately hung himself in the Field of Blood, Gehenna, Hell, to proudly present his money to Satan. How do you think that worked out?
The parishioners are the treasure of the Church. :-)
Let’s see. I think someone said something like that before…. Hmm…. He literally got burned to death for saying stuff like that, ever so offensive to the money counters who value money more than human lives.
What if a Bishops Conference was receiving billions of government dollars for distribution for abortion and Marxism and LGBTQ stuff, and what if they were afraid of losing “administration fees” unless they forced, say, a “vaccine” mandate on any (arch)diocese that hadn’t yet capitulated, thus, continuing to push the culture of death, the murder of the innocent for the benefit of the more powerful?
And what if a priest were recalcitrant, who said that the treasure of the Church is the souls of all, also of the least of the brethren? I wonder how that would work out.
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.