Saturday, April 4, 2020

Pope Drops “Vicar of Christ”

April 2, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – In a surprise move, Pope Francis has dropped the historic and essential title “Vicar of Christ” from the 2020 Pontifical Yearbook, the Holy See’s annual directory, relegating the title to a footnote, calling it a “historical title.”

While previous yearbooks listed the title “Vicar of Christ” and the name of the reigning Pope under that title, this year’s annual directory simply lists the name “Jorge Mario Bergoglio,” the name of the man who became Pope Francis in 2013. A photo of this year’s yearbook was published by Rome-based journalist Marco Tosatti.

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, called the change “theological barbarism.”

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pope-francis-drops-vicar-of-christ-title-in-vatican-yearbook

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Covid-19 Rulezz!!





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Open Letter to the President


Mr. President:

We urge you to issue an executive order prohibiting all counties and cities in the United States from banning religious services during the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis.

It is an indictment of our times that supermarkets, liquor stores, transportation lines, and abortion mills are allowed to operate at near-full capacity, while churches are forced to shut down. Attending church services is every bit as "essential" as these busy-body activities, so why have the churches been ordered locked?

It defies logic that the doors of the church should close just when the need for divine assistance is the greatest. If the Lord through this pandemic is attempting to set into motion a Christian revival for our amendment—and indeed He is—the ban on public worship is thwarting this. Now is the time to open the churches that the people might implore divine assistance before this explodes into an all-out epidemic of unprecedented proportions. 

Naturally, common-sense restrictions would remain intact, but the state cannot not prohibit religious services as it is a violation of our religious liberty and of Separation of Church and State.

I repeat: all protocol should be followed, such as hand sanitizing, social distancing, and basic common sense, but as long as these guidelines are followed, all obstacles to public worship should be removed.

Please consider doing so, remembering that without public prayer the crisis will not end but will likely mushroom unto the taking of many lives.

Already, the internationalist powers-that-be are using the situation to tank the market and stir widespread fear and instability, so this is the time for the churches to be open for prayer, not shut in our face. Public prayer is the missing link that will make difference.

You have push-button power to make the difference, so please use it wisely.

Sincerely in Christ,

David E. Martin

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Latin Americas Bishops Consecrate Continent to the Protection of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Marian celebration on the occasion of the threat of the coronavirus pandemic on Easter Sunday in the Guadalupe Basilica of Mexico City and in the local churches

Rome (kath.net/KAP) The Council of Latin American Episcopal Conferences (CELAM) is taking an extraordinary step to solicit intercession for the "early end of the pandemic" together with the Bishops of Mexico (CEST), Latin America and the Caribbean are dedicated to the Mother of God of Guadalupe, who is also the patron saint of the continent, said the Roman news service "Fides" on Wednesday. The main event is at the Guadalupe Basilica in Mexico City.

The current situation requires that "as shepherds we see and hear the suffering of our peoples and awaken hope by looking at our mother in heaven," said CELAM President Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte, Archbishop of Trujillo. All countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are invited to join the celebration through the media. At the same time, the bells of all churches should ring.

The program of the celebration initially includes the prayer of a "missionary rosary for the health of people on the five continents." The Easter service will follow and at the end there is the act of consecration of the continent to "Our Lady of Guadalupe." The contemplation of the Mother of Jesus strengthens faith and hope, and it also strengthens "that we use love based on solidarity, especially for those who today feel sick, pain, poverty, loneliness, fear or unrest," says the CELAM letter.

The decision of the bishops was preceded by several appeals to the Virgin Mary by Latin American presidents in the wake of the Corona crisis, including Colombia's head of state Ivan Duque. In Paraguay, President Mario Abdo Benitez, in El Salvador his counterpart Nayib Bukele, and in Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called for prayers. US President Donald Trump declared March 15th the "National Day of Prayer" in his country when the Coronavirus pandemic began.

Protector in distress

The consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary is a form of piety of the Catholic Church. Individuals or groups, churches, monasteries, dioceses or even nations are entrusted to the intercession of Mary and her special protection. The consecration of the Virgin Mary is practiced frequently, but not only in exceptional situations.

Traditional Marian piety sees Mary as a protector in distress. In many devotional pictures and works of art history, she is depicted with a protective coat under which those in need find refuge. Pope John Paul II (1978-2005) has consecrated the whole of humanity to the Blessed Mother several times, which Pope Pius XII. did in 1942. There were also several consecrations of the Virgin Mary in Austria, most recently on Thursday of the previous week - the Feast of the Annunciation - the consecration of Tyrol by Bishop Hermann Glettler.
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Bishop Schneider: Priests do not have to obey bishops’ orders to suspend Mass over COVID-19


By David Martin

In response to Catholic bishops who are abusing their power by ordering the suspension of Masses over COVID-19, Bishop Athanasius Schneider has said that a priest, observing due prudence and following necessary health precautions, "has not to obey the directives of his bishop or the government to suspend Mass for the faithful."

He has also criticized episcopal orders forbidding priests from visiting the sick and dying. "Such a prohibition is an abuse of power. Christ did not give a bishop the power to forbid visiting the sick and dying. A true priest will do everything he can to visit a dying person."

Schneider laments how "the prevailing majority of bishops" have reacted "precipitously and out of panic in prohibiting all public Masses and – what is even more incomprehensible – in closing churches."

He says that "Such bishops” have "reacted more like civil bureaucrats than shepherds. In focusing too exclusively on all the hygienic protective measures, they have lost a supernatural vision and have abandoned the primacy of the eternal good of souls."

"A quasi-pathological fear has overcome common reason and a supernatural vision," He adds.

Bishop Schneider is certainly justified in what he says. It is an indictment of our times that supermarkets, liquor stores, abortion mills and transportation lines are allowed to operate while churches are required to shut down. Attending Mass is every bit as "essential" as these busy-body activities, so why have the churches been ordered locked? "One could guarantee in churches the same and even better hygienic protective measures,” the bishop said.

IT IS GOOD to finally hear a religious leader say the truth. The state, under no condition, may impose rules on the Church, so that if it does—either directly or through fallen bishops—priests need not obey. The rule is that when obedience is going to mean committing a sin or fault, one must not obey, and this applies to laity as well.

Note that it is deep-state socialists like Bernie Sanders and California governor Gavin Newsom who are pushing this COVID-19 lockdown, which is every reason to resist it. The bishops have a solemn duty to stand firm in defense of the Church and instead they are bowing to political deities that are using them to close down the church. It appears that persecuting humanity under the guise of "public health and safety" is what this Coronavirus fuss is all about.

Chastisement for Sin

In the final analysis, the COVID-19 crisis is a punishment for sin, especially those of the Church.

Note that it isn't Beijing or Hong Kong that have been the hardest hit with COVID-19, but the relatively small town of Bergamo, Italy (pop. 122,000), the epicenter of the epidemic, where over 600 people are dying each day from the virus.

Interestingly, it was the bishop and diocese of Bergamo that published the prayer to Pachamama on its website and that Pope Francis and his cardinals used in venerating the idol during the Amazonian Synod that convened Oct. 6-27.

Note too, that the Coronavirus first began infecting people in Wuhan just around the time when Francis and his cardinals were "praying" before the idol in Rome. It appears that Rome’s profanation of the temple is what spawned this plague!

Unfortunately, the Church is not responding to this chastisement. What God expects is for bishops and priests to open up the churches and go upon their knees, acknowledging sincerely that their manifold sins against the Faith—Communion in the hand, ecumenism, socializing in church, bowing to Pachamama, colluding with U.N. pro-abortion advocates, allowing women on the altar, appointing homosexuals to clerical positions—have brought this plague upon us. According to Bishop Schneider, the Eucharist has been trampled underfoot for the past fifty years though the pestilent practice of Communion in the hand.

Lenten Repentance Needed

Lent is a time to make amends, so a healthy amendment is for clergy and laity to make public reparation in the churches, confessing sincerely that they have offended by their modern-day attempts to change the Church and bow to the invention of their own hands—the Novus Ordo and all the humanist trimmings. Archbishop Vigano is now calling on the pope and bishops to repent amidst the Corona crisis.

Yea, it is high time that they go on their knees and confess that they have been ungrateful for the One True Church that God left us. The present crisis is a wake-up call to either cleanse the Church of profanation and return it to its former position of honor as it stood before Vatican II, or suffer a just punishment in the form of Communist oppression and slavery.

Already, the storm clouds of Socialism are gathering, so this is no time to close the churches but to bring the people into the Church that they may be on their knees in reparation to God who is "much offended."

Bishop Schneider says that "A worldwide chain of monstrances carrying the Eucharistic Lord through the streets of this world could be launched. Such mini-Eucharistic processions, even if carried out only by a bishop or a priest alone, will implore graces of physical and spiritual healing and conversion."


Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Six Italian Nuns Die of Chinese Flu

.- Six sisters in one northern Italian convent have died of coronavirus, and nine sisters are being treated in the hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, according to Italian media. Coronavirus is spreading among several religious houses in Italy.

An outbreak in the Little Missionary Sisters of Charity Mother House in Tortona, Italy led half of its 40 sisters to test positive for COVID-19 earlier this month.

“Many times as Little Missionary Sisters of Charity we have set ourselves the goal of sharing the lives of the poor and the least, the fragile lives,” Sister Gabriella Perazzi told Vatican News.



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Plague Crucifix “Explodes” as it is Exposed to Rain During Urbi et Orbi


VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - A "miraculous crucifix," which survived a fire in 1519 and halted the great plague of Rome in 1522, has suffered potentially irreparable damage after being exposed to pouring rain for over two hours during Pope Francis' special Urbi et Orbi blessing in St. Peter's Square on Friday. The wood on the sculpture tumefied and "exploded" as the rainwater penetrated the priceless work of art. The stuccos in various places used to plaster-coat the body of Jesus were severely eroded and much of the ancient light paint was wiped off the wood. The tempera pigments used by the artist to paint the blood flowing from the side of Jesus was also  undone. Ripples have formed on the wooden surface on the hair and details on the arms are ruined.

 The artifact, from the 14th century Sienese School, is housed at the Church of San Marcello al Corso, where it escaped destruction when a fire destroyed the church on May 22, 1519. This miracle gave birth to a prayer group called "Company of the Holy Crucifix."

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Letter to the President

Mr. President

How could you praise New York mayor Bill De Blasio after he publicly threatened to permanently shut down all Catholic Churches if they continue to worship their Maker? That is unveiled Communism if I've ever seen it. He is a member of the deep-state, no different than Cuomo, and should be punished for what he said.

Yea, he should be thrown in jail for daring to bad-mouth the Church. Persecuting humanity under the guise of "public health and safety" is what this Coronavirus fuss is all about. The whole thing was masterminded by the internationalists to instill widespread fear and instability and place us on lockdown. Coronavirus is the bio-weapon that they manufactured for this very moment.

The Churches need to stay open since God is our only hope in this crisis. Closing the Church during crisis makes as much sense as closing a hospital when people are sick.

But too, Separation of Church and State guarantees that the state may never interfere with the Church. What ever happened to our religious liberty?

De Blasio should be reprimanded for his tyrannical rant against religion. Please, don't put up with it. Be a true advocate of the people and declare the Church's right to remain open, observing due measures of safety and social distancing, but OPEN for worship.

David Martin


Sunday, March 29, 2020

Archbishop Cupich is Banning Baptisms

Edit: Cupich is evilly using the Coronavirus to further attack the Sacraments.

CHICAGO, March 27, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) ― The Archdiocese of Chicago, under the leadership of Cardinal Blase Cupich, has reportedly told its priests that all baptisms “must be postponed” in response to the coronavirus pandemic and that even an “emergency” baptism requires the “permission” of the bishop. 
In an analysis published yesterday, Ed Condon and J.D. Flynn of Catholic News Agency (CNA) reported that Archbishop Cupich’s priests “have been told that during the (coronavirus) pandemic, the emergency celebration of baptism requires permission of the bishop ― despite canonical norms permitting anyone, even a layperson, to celebrate baptism in a true emergency.” 
LifeSiteNews has been informed that this policy has not been publicly posted. However, when challenged by Twitter users, Condon posted parts of a document, including a paragraph stating, “All weddings and baptisms must be postponed and can be rescheduled only when the order is lifted. There is no exception to this, regardless of the size of the group. However, in case of an extreme emergency for baptism, please seek the permission of your bishop.” 


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