Lifesite News: US bishop: Choir members, Communion ministers must be ‘fully vaccinated’ While Arkansas rescinded its mask mandate, Bishop Anthony B. Taylor of Little Rock declared masks ‘obligatory’ and vaccines required as churches have their ‘own dynamics.’
Fr. James Altman, St. James Catholic Church, LaCrosse, WI
Father Altman Homily 04.11.2021 - Divine Mercy Sunday
17:21 So let us talk about one particularly blind Pharisee. LifesiteNews reports, and I think people send me this stuff just to get me riled up.
LifeSite News reports that the first bishop of the United States to cancel all public Masses a year ago was Bishop Anthony B. Taylor of Little Rock, Arkansas.
As reported on LifeSite News, Bishop Taylor issued letters in 2020 cancelling Masses and nonessential gatherings, including Confirmations. …
Lifesite also reports that in his latest directive, Bishop Taylor wrote, “Choirs can be permitted only when all members have been vaccinated and preferably wearing masks.”
What kind of illogic—God gave him a brain. What kind of brain isn’t he using?
If this injection worked, no need for a mask.
Dear family, it is not a vaccine. It is an injection.
It is not a lesser version of the illness, but an experimental use of a genetics altering substance.
It is not a vaccine, and the use of that word bears false witness to the truth, and it harms people.
It is a commandment.
For the record, dear family, so you’re clear on this, because you’re not getting the truth, not from out there and not from any shepherds of the Church.
Dear family, all three injections currently authorized for use in the United States, Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, are labeled experimental.
There’s no science of any kind, no science of any kind that takes them out of the category, experimental.
Clinical trials are ongoing, but obviously they are completely incomplete.
My understanding is that normally it takes a two year process of experimenting with a few, and then and only then might a medicine get approved as something other than merely experimental.
Therefore, as has been the case since the very first needle injected something into somebody’s arm, these injections have been granted, “EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION USE ONLY.”
There’s no debate here. It’s an experiment.
How do you like that? How do you like being an experiment for free?
They get a bishop of the Catholic Church—by the way, when this emergency use authorization, the acronym EUA, uses a status distinct from being approved or license vaccination and as such by law cannot be mandated by either public or private entities.
Yet there you have a bishop of the Catholic Church insisting that Catholics take an experimental genetic altering substance into their temples of the Holy Spirit.
I wonder how that makes the people of that diocese feel that they are being strong armed into being part of an experiment. …
Dear family, Pope St. Gregory spoke thusly about the cowardice among the clergy who are afraid to speak and speak out the truth. He said, “Pastors who lack foresight, hesitate to say openly what is right because they fear losing the favor of men.”
Listen dear family, if ever I get a little chicken about just telling you the truth, just kick me out. I don’t deserve to be standing here if I can’t tell you the truth, if I’m afraid to tell you the truth.
As Pope St. Gregory the Great about fourteen hundred years ago, I think, and St. Augustine about sixteen hundred years ago. He spoke thusly about the damnable failure of such shepherds to be shepherds.
He said, “But what sort of shepherds are they for fear of giving offense, not only fail to prepare the sheep for the temptations that threaten, but even promise them worldly happiness.
What’s this whole experiment all about? Here take it. You surely will not die.
It’s like an insurance policy. Well, I got insurance on my car because I might get in a wreck if I go out and drive, or somebody might hit me.
Oh, just take this. What harm can it do?
It’s only altering your genetic RNA. What harm can it do? You surely will not die.
Those are the words of Satan in the Garden. Promise them worldly happiness.
Don’t worry. Take the vaccine and you can travel again, go to other countries, go to school, go to the grocery store.
Here take the vaccine. Inject into your body genetic altering material.
Finally, St. Maximillian Kolbe. You know him, gave his life for another at Auschwitz.
St. Maximillian Kolbe, martyr, said this about any duty to obey such a shepherd as that. He said a superior may make a mistake, but it is impossible for us to be mistaken in obeying a superior’s command.
He’s talking about kind of administrative stuff. He says the only exception to this rule of obedience is the case of a superior commanding something that even in the slightest way would contravene God’s law. Such a superior would not be conveying God’s will.
That’s St. Maximillian Kolbe. Bishop Taylor, you should read him.
Our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit. We don’t experiment with our bodies, Bishop Taylor.
Such a superior is not conveying God’s will. …
Damnation awaits those unrepentant shepherds who through incomprehensible abuse of authority even go so far as to require injections of experimental drugs. …