Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Abp. Naumann rejects COVID-19 vaccine mandates, backs ‘prophetic witness’ against abortion-tainted jabs

 ‘Catholics can and should insist on their conscience rights and religious liberties based on the authoritative teachings of the Church found in the Catechism, papal and ecumenical council documents, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and other sources,’ Archbishop Naumann wrote last week.

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(LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, last week called for respect for the conscience rights of those who object to COVID-19 vaccines, saying that people “could reasonably choose” to reject the experimental, abortion-tainted jabs to give “prophetic witness” against abortion.

Read the rest: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/abp-naumann-rejects-covid-19-vaccine-mandates-backs-prophetic-witness-against-abortion-tainted-jabs/

Monday, August 30, 2021

Cardinal Gregory: “… the decision to receive a vaccine rests with the individual according to his or her reasoned and well-formed conscience.“

In letter issued today the Archbishop of Washington asks that priests not sign letters of exemption:

“After prayerful examination, I ask that our pastors not provide religious exemption letters.

We, as Catholics—clergy and laity—must avoid any implication that vaccination against Covid-19 goes against Catholic moral principles. A religious exemption letter cannot be issued based on a supposition that the Church opposes the use of these vaccines.”

Full text of the letter:

Moderna shipment truck crashes, hazmat dispatched and emergency response says Department of Defense took it over: what are they hiding?

Does this mean the vaccines are considered hazardous material?


The courage and good humor of Saint Margaret Clitherow, martyr for the holy Mass


Criminal Incompetence: Biden’s drone strike didn’t kill any bad guys; quite the opposite


Pentagon acknowledges reports of civilian casualties in US airstrike in Kabul

Saturday, August 28, 2021

American heroes Rest In Peace


“The last judgment is indeed most awful”


Fr Martin Von Cochem (1900):

 “What has hitherto been said concerning the Last Judgment is indeed most awful, but that which is now to come is yet more so: we are about to speak of the sentence pronounced upon the wicked and how they will be cast down into hell.  This is so terrible that nothing in all eternity can be found equal to it in horror.”

 (The Four Last Things, p. 96)



Friday, August 27, 2021

More on church renovation: hanging chandeliers and paint color samples

We are hanging the chandeliers and closing in on final color choices for ceiling, walls and wainscoting. 

The ceiling will be a very pale celestial blue and the wainscoting a shade of terra cotta just deep enough to not be mistaken for pink. It will be separated from the windows by a strip of white below the sills, unlike what is seen here.


Thursday, August 26, 2021



Parents who care don't let their children go to public school


12 Marines, one Sailor KIA, 15 wounded in Kabul bombing: Everyone who voted for Biden after obvious dementia symptoms has US blood on their hands

UPDATE Breaking News: The reported death toll of the Kabul bombing rose to as many as 170 people, with at least 200 wounded, local health officials said.  Source: NYT

More dead at this point in 2021 than entire year of 2020.

           No one is in charge now except our enemies.

Church renovation update: Final stages of plastering


My latest: “Empire of the Mask”


Empire Of The Mask

August 26, 2021


Life is now the opposite of a masked ball. At masked balls, the eyes and nose, or upper face, were covered in order to hide the identity of the wearer. The mouth was revealed to enable communication, laughter, eating, facial expression. And safety.

We now have the muzzle. Covering the mouth and nose is not safe and threatens long-term psychological harm, particularly for children. We learn communication, how to love and be loved, by using our words and expressions to communicate the deepest and most beautiful emotions and affections. These transmissions are now completely blocked because they are covered.

It will only be revealed in time how masking has harmed the development of our children. The authorities who imposed the masked mandate won’t be available then to help or offer recourse. The rest of us will have to step in and pick up the pieces of lives, relationships, and marriages harmed by the effects of habitual mask usage.

The world has now awakened and groaned to find itself insane. Masks do not protect health, yet they are now treated in many places as a uniform to a new kind of sinister masked ball that encompasses all of society, or a ticket to participate in public life. A totem, a good luck charm, is very harmful for faith. Imputing power to mere physical objects that belongs only to God is a surrender of faith eclipsed by the evil power of superstition.

Only faith confers life. True life, eternal and beyond this world which is “passing away,” is made possible only by faith.

Doctors have spoken out about how the masks do not stop transmission. The only sure way for those who are afraid to get sick is to stay home. Period. Yet now we have an entire class of hypochondriacs who are demanding that everybody else change their physical behavior, disguise their appearance with a piece of cloth that does not stop disease, to accommodate a mental condition.

Read the rest: https://thewandererpress.com/catholic/news/our-catholic-faith/empire-of-the-mask/

Wednesday, August 25, 2021



Saint Louis, King of France and Crusader, patron of those who die in plague

 Louis IX, King of France, was brought up under the most holy care of his mother Blanche. To regain possession of Jerusalem, he crossed the sea with a great army and put the Saracens to flight in the first battle. But, when a great many of his soldiers had perished in the plague, he was defeated and taken captive. Upon conclusion of a treaty, he was set free. He redeemed many Christians in the East from enslavement to the barbarians, and also converted many infidels to the faith of Christ. Returning to France, he built many monasteries and hospitals for the poor. He helped the needy by his beneficence, and he often visited the sick and served them himself. He wore plain clothing and constantly afflicted his body by wearing a hair shirt and by fasting. When he had crossed the sea again to make war against the Saracens and had pitched camp within sight of them, he died of the plague, saying this prayer: I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy Name.

- Breviarium Romanum

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

EXCLUSIVE: COVID vaccine-injured whistleblowers speak out Thursday, August 26

 In response to failure by our federal government, the Arizona-based Truth for Health Foundation, is announcing on Thursday, August 26, that it has convened a Citizens Vaccine Safety Review Board,

TUSCON, AZ –– This week’s FDA “approval” of the first COVID shot was done without convening an Advisory Committee, without public comment, and without reporting to the public on safety data from the national Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). 

In response to this failure by our federal government, the Arizona-based Truth for Health Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is announcing on Thursday, August 26, that it has convened a Citizens Vaccine Safety Review Board, chaired by Dr. Peter McCullough, the Foundation’s Chief Medical Advisor, and Dr. Paul Alexander, the Foundation’s Director of Evidence-based Medicine, both of whom are clinical epidemiologists and international experts, with extensive FA Drug Safety Monitoring experience. The Citizens Vaccine Safety Review Board will analyze US and international data on vaccine deaths, medical complications, and injuries, and then report these findings directly to the public. 


First solemn high Mass for generations celebrated in Reading, Diocese of Allentown


Dr Gina Louden: “To have lost the control group in the middle of the study is reprehensible; this is not really an FDA approved shot”

“Pfizer has a 40% efficacy.”

Boosters will be a way of life for anyone who submits to the new experimental gene therapy.


Big Pharma, media, the many who benefit don’t want natural human immunity and therapeutics to take away customers in the competition for big money. 

Monday, August 23, 2021

The unthinkable has finally come to pass: the Babylon Bee is no longer fantasy satire


With Pfizer FDA Approval It’s Worth Remembering Pfizer and Moderna Intentionally Lost The Clinical Trial Control Group Testing Vaccine Efficacy and Safety

The mandates will now become crushing. I wonder how many people who got their first two shots are really going to get their third. Ask some friends and leave a comment.

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According to the New York Times and multiple media outlets, Pfizer is expected to get full FDA approval today.  “The move would make it the first Covid vaccine to go from emergency use authorization to full FDA approval.” (read more)  With that in mind, it is worth a reminder that both Pfizer and Moderna stopped the clinical trials the FDA was using in their review:

The Moderna and Pfizer vaccine tests were conducted, as customary, with a control group; a group within the trial who were given a placebo and not the test vaccine.  However, during the trial -and after the untested vaccines were given emergency use authorization- the vaccine companies conducting the trial decided to break protocol and notify the control group they were not vaccinated.  Almost all the control group were then given the vaccine.

Purposefully dissolving the placebo group violates the scientific purpose to test whether the vaccine has any efficacy; any actual benefit and/or safety issues.  Without a control group there is nothing to compare the vaccinated group against.  According to NPR, the doctors lost the control group in the Johnson County Clinicial Trial (Lexena, Kansas) on purpose:

(Via NPR) […] “Dr. Carlos Fierro, who runs the study there, says every participant was called back after the Food and Drug Administration authorized the vaccine.

“During that visit we discussed the options, which included staying in the study without the vaccine,” he says, “and amazingly there were people — a couple of people — who chose that.”

He suspects those individuals got spooked by rumors about the vaccine. But everybody else who had the placebo shot went ahead and got the actual vaccine. So now Fierro has essentially no comparison group left for the ongoing study.  “It’s a loss from a scientific standpoint, but given the circumstances I think it’s the right thing to do,” he says.

People signing up for these studies were not promised special treatment, but once the FDA authorized the vaccines, their developers decided to offer the shots. (read more)

Just so we are clear, the final FDA authorization and approval for the vaccines are based on the outcome of these trials.  As noted in the example above, the control group was intentionally lost under the auspices of  “the right thing to do”, so there is no way for the efficacy, effectiveness or safety of the vaccine itself to be measured.


Scripture for today: “but to sinners wisdom is an abomination“

 Lesson from the book of Ecclesiasticus

Sir 1:22-26
22 The fear of the Lord is a crown of wisdom, filling up peace and the fruit of salvation:
23 And it hath seen, and numbered her: but both are the gifts of God.
24 Wisdom shall distribute knowledge, and understanding of prudence: and exalteth the glory of them that hold her.
25 The root of wisdom is to fear the Lord: and the branches thereof are longlived.
26 In the treasures of wisdom is understanding, and religiousness of knowledge: but to sinners wisdom is an abomination

Saturday, August 21, 2021

“Truly we are passing through disastrous times…”

 “Truly we are passing through disastrous times, when we may well make our own the lamentation of the Prophet: "There is no truth, and there is no mercy, and there is no knowledge of God in the land" (Hosea 4:1). Yet in the midst of this tide of evil, the Virgin Most Merciful rises before our eyes like a rainbow, as the arbiter of peace between God and man.”

                                          - Pope Saint Pius X

Friday, August 20, 2021

The Rhetoric of “Vaccine Hesitancy”

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Charles West Cope, The Night Alarm: The Advance, oil on canvass. 1871

Journalists and others have increasingly employed the problematic phrases “vaccine hesitancy” or “vaccine hesitant” to describe those who have so far not accepted one of the currently available COVID-19 vaccines. These descriptive terms strongly suggest that the relatively large percentage of the population in the US and several other countries, who are eligible but not availing themselves of the new immunizations, are hesitant, or “on the fence,” and in need of persuasion or even coercion from authorities who know better. “Hesitancy” is almost always portrayed in a negative light in contrast to other possible formulations, such as, exercising prudent reflection or discernment.

Vaccine hesitancy can have a more neutral meaning such as “wait and see,” but generally it is used quite negatively to portray individuals as trapped by irrational fears into inaction or tending towards a “science denying anti-vaxxer” position. Articles like this one, with a more thoughtful and respectful perspective on the unvaccinated, are unfortunately not the norm.

As a bioethicist with a long background in the pro-life movement, I have seen the manipulation of language used as an effective tool of ideologues. The legalized medical killing of preborn children by the millions, sanitized as a positive choice involving only “reproductive rights” or control over women’s bodies, is a masterpiece of this strategy. The first step in every campaign that aims to unjustly discriminate against a defined group is to denigrate and ultimately dehumanize. It was common in the early stages of the abortion legalization movement to unscientifically refer to human fetuses and embryos as “blobs of tissue” or “masses of cells.” I think the voluntarily unvaccinated are being targeted as a growing rhetorical arsenal seems to be employed against them.

The Catholic Church and basic bioethics have great respect for informed consent. It is also plain common sense that every individual should, if possible, make medical decisions only after a sufficient understanding of the risks and benefits of different courses of action. One of the most frustrating aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, has been the scientific uncertainties that accompany it. No one knows all the long-term effects of infection by the virus or the long-term risks or benefits from the newly created vaccines. Reasonable inferences can be made, but honesty compels us to admit that we simply cannot have a very high degree of certainty until sufficient time has passed and good scientific analysis has been done. This is deeply unsatisfying for many people.

The Church endorses the concept of “moral certitude” when information is incomplete. In most cases we cannot have absolute certainty, so how do we make a moral decision? Unlike the standard of “beyond a reasonable doubt” used in trials to determine the innocence or guilt, Catholics are called to make conscientious judgments based on a preponderance of evidence. There is a possibility of error, but to be paralyzed by indecision because of a lack of absolute certitude is worse.

Mass vaccination is a momentous public health policy and one that is being implemented in a context where the media and public authorities face a crisis of credibility among significant segments of the US population. The fact that the currently available COVID vaccines are new and only have Emergency Use Authorization, and not full approval, adds to the problem. Also, since all the currently available COVID vaccines in the USA have a connection to abortion through abortion-derived cell lines in manufacturing and/or testing, many individuals are determined to wait. At The National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) we have frequent contact with persons who will get a COVID vaccine only when there is one with no ties to abortion. These people are clearly not “hesitant” but rather unwilling to compromise their ethics or consciences.

The NCBC has reiterated what the Church has often reaffirmed. Catholics and all persons are called to discern in conscience, using the best information available and according to their own personal circumstances, if they should or should not take one of the COVID vaccines. There are many factors that are part of such a decision and the NCBC has provided guidance to help with personal discernment. There is freedom on this matter and no strict moral obligation one way or the other. At the NCBC, we agree that the best ethical decisions are made “in the moment” based on a good understanding of the facts, when people are not subjected to pressure, or in the grip of powerful emotions. That is why we do not approve of coercive pressure tactics or vaccine mandates, particularly ones without generous medical, conscience, and religious exemptions.

Ethical problems frequently follow as policy makers and other opinion leaders come up with strategies to overcome “vaccine hesitancy.” Information campaigns that disseminate solid information about the benefits of COVID vaccination, and do not overstate the case by claiming a safety level that is impossible to achieve, are a good way to help people discern. Denying access to grandchildren until fully vaccinated is an example of the kind of emotional blackmail that is not acceptable.

Requiring the unvaccinated to take some extra safety precautions can be justified but not banning them from public spaces or the ability to work. There is a fundamental ethical obligation to treat people justly and with charity. We do not want societies to punish people or discriminate against them, even in the name of the good goal of overcoming the pandemic faster. Charity and the common good are best served by addressing concerns and conscientious objections rather than by flexing the coercive powers of the state and other institutions.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Afghanistan debacle: death on the streets


My latest: “Colorado Bishops Say Vaccination Must Be Voluntary”

August 19, 2021


A number of Catholics have approached me to ask for my signature on letters requesting an exemption for religious reasons from the COVID vaccine. I’m glad to support the conscience rights of our faithful at a time when lawlessness seems rampant in society, and individual conscience is often trampled with impunity.

For some time now the pattern has been growing of elected officials passing regulations or restrictions without regard to constitutional rights, in particular with regard to reaction to the COVID virus.

The bishops of Colorado, it is worth repeating, have made a significant contribution to defending the rights of Catholics, and all believers, to exercise their right to choose to make their own health-care decisions. Because the vaccine, experimental and morally problematic as it is, involving the use of aborted fetuses, is not morally obligatory for that reason, receiving it must also be voluntary. [Editor’s Note: For a 2020 statement from the U.S. bishops, please visit: https://www.usccb.org/news/2020/us-bishop-chairmen-pro-life-and-doctrine-address-ethical-concerns-new-covid-19-vaccines.]

An age never short of irony, now we see the same people who chant “My body, my rights” when they want to kill another human being inside a pregnant woman’s body, rejecting that same principle in the case of a vaccine, where it truly applies.

The Colorado bishops issued a letter recognizing conscience rights, and also provided a suggested template for a religious exemption request letter.

Read the rest: https://thewandererpress.com/catholic/news/our-catholic-faith/colorado-bishops-vaccination-must-be-voluntary/

Stop the Shot: today at noon

 Truth For Health Foundation International Press Conference with international panel of experts

AUGUST 19, 2021 at 12pm (Noon) Eastern Time

New Medical Data on Vaccine Risks to be Disclosed

TUCSON, AZ, August 16 – Join this continuation of the ‘Stop the Shot’ conference on August 19, 2021 at 12pm (Noon) EST by Truth for Health Foundation. Some of the world’s leading physicians and researchers will be discussing the threat the COVID shot poses to male and female fertility, as well as current pregnancies.

Dr. Peter McCullough, Dr. Michael Yeadon, Dr. Raphaeal Stricker, Dr. Richard Blumrick, Dr./Sister Deidre Byrne, Dr. Roger Hodkinson, and Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet will be sharing newly discovered peer-reviewed science from 2012 and 2018, along with new whistle-blower evidence, that gives urgent significance for fertility and pregnancy, not being reported to the public by anyone else.

If you or someone you know is pregnant or of childbearing age, you MUST watch this conference.

The Video Press Conference is being live-streamed August 19, at 12:00 noon ET, USA, by Life Site News, and multiple live-stream platforms.

RSVP to Info@TruthforHealth.org for a link to participate.

Elizabeth Lee Vliet MDPresident and CEO of the Foundation, and Dr. Peter A. McCullough, Chief Medical Advisor for Truth For Health Foundation (About Truth for Health Foundation Leaders) with an international group of renowned physicians, attorneys, elected leaders, clergy, and patients will be speaking at this Press Conference! 


Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.
Truth For Health Foundation
(520) 777-7092

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Send help to Haiti

 Earthquake in Haiti

On August 14, a massive earthquake hit Haiti, resulting in major devastation to this impoverished nation. Meanwhile, tropical storms are exacerbating the situation. An estimated 1.2 million people, including 540,000 children, have been impacted with more than 1,900 deaths and thousands more injured, leaving local hospitals overwhelmed. Homes, schools, businesses and infrastructure that stood there a month ago simply no longer exist today. The Haitian people are now in dire need of medical care, shelter, food, water, clothing, and other supplies, as well as the materials to rebuild. The recovery process will remain for years.

The Washington metropolitan area is home to many thousands of Haitians. Many are our parishioners and many of our local parishes have close ties with Haiti through medical mission and parish twinning relationships.

In the wake of this humanitarian tragedy, Pope Francis said in his weekly audience, “As I raise my prayers to the Lord for the victims, I address a word of encouragement to the survivors, desiring that the international community will take a shared interest in them. May the solidarity of all alleviate the consequences of the tragedy.”

In response to the great need of the Haitian people during this awful time, parishes are asked to consider supporting relief efforts. Cardinal Gregory has also authorized the Pastoral Center Finance Office to send funds to assist with this recovery. The faithful of this Church of Washington responded with great generosity when a previous earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, just as the faithful have always been very generous to those in need and, in particular, when there have been natural disasters.

Please share with your community that Catholic Relief Services has a presence on the ground in Haiti and is assisting already. Should your parish and your parishioners wish to help provide immediate assistance for our Haitian sisters and brothers, please go to: https://support.crs.org/donate/haiti-earthquake. Your prayers and support can make a difference, and your assistance is greatly appreciated.

It's also an act of love to stay alive by avoiding the side effects of being a medical Guinea pig


Actress Sally Kirkland after Moderna vaccine: In my 79 years, I’ve never experienced this level of pain

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(Children’s Health Defense) – Sally Kirkland has been acting since she was 17, and has appeared in more than 250 movies. But she didn’t sign up for the role she’s playing now — an advocate for not getting the COVID vaccine.

In the most recent episode of “The People’s Testaments,” Kirkland told Polly Tommey, “Like I know my own name, I would advise you not to do the vaccine.”

Kirkland did get the vaccine. After seeing what a friend, who got the virus, went through, she got both doses of the Moderna vaccine.

Her friend recovered — but five months after her second Moderna shot, Kirkland remains in constant pain.

Kirkland, 79, said she was healthy before she took the vaccine. But almost immediately after the second shot, she experienced excruciating headaches, vertigo, nausea and joint pain.

Kirkland said some doctors refused to blame the vaccine for her symptoms, despite the timing of the symptoms. But others didn’t — including three doctors who told her the vaccine attacked the nerve in her brain that causes dizziness, vertigo and joint pain throughout her body.

Full article: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/actress-sally-kirkland-after-moderna-vaccine-in-my-79-years-ive-never-experienced-this-level-of-pain/

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