Covid-Compliant Clergy Doing Violence To God’s Will – Severe Judgment Awaits…

Martin Blackshaw (aka blogger, Athanasius) writes…

Given that the Covid-19 crisis and lockdown are demonstrably fabricated, constitutionally unprecedented, counter-cultural, globally oppressive, repressive, suppressive and depressive, it was only natural that Catholics should look to the Church, in her clergy, to raise the voice of moral objection and resistance.

What we have witnessed instead, with no little incredulity and scandal, is a clergy which has largely complied silently and submissively with unjust government legislation; first in suppressing the Mass and the Sacraments for 4 months, and now with Church re-opening rules that are, frankly, an affront to Almighty God and a violation of conscience for so many Catholics.

In fine, our clergy have turned the Church, the House of God, the House of Faith, into a House of fear and forbiddance, the very antithesis of Our Saviour’s invitation: “Come to Me all ye who labour and are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest”. (Matthew 11, 28).

Surely this shocking clerical capitulation to abusive civil authority renders a good many bishops and priests worthy of that Gospel condemnation of Our Lord: “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut the kingdom of heaven against men: for you yourselves do not enter in and those that are going in, you suffer not to enter…” (Matthew 23, 13).

Before expanding further on this great betrayal of our times, it is first necessary to recap on some very basic, easily obtainable, facts about Covid-19.

Fact 1. This virus has never been correctly isolated and identified using the gold standard method of science, namely, ‘Koch’s Postulates’. Rather, world governments have simply accepted the flawed PCR science of Communist China, a notoriously unreliable method that renders all subsequent human testing suspect and inadmissible.  

Fact 2. 99.7% of the global population is relatively unaffected by this virus. Of the remaining 0.3% of global humanity, only a tiny 0.04% of the Scottish population is said to have died with or of it. In other words, we are dealing with a virus that is barely comparable with a bad flu year.

Fact 3. Professor Neil Ferguson, the architect of national lockdown, has since been discredited along with his apocalyptic computer model predicting millions of Covid-19 deaths.

Fact 4. There is no definitive scientific evidence underpinning the imposition of “social distancing”, face masks and hand sanitisers. Quite the contrary, “social distancing” was plagiarised from a hypothesis written many years ago by a college student and face masks have been shown to be more dangerous than helpful to health.

Fact 5. National quarantine of the healthy as well as the sick during a viral outbreak is unprecedented in world history, it runs contrary to human reason and sound governance.

Fact 6. Secular authorities are subordinate to the authority of the Church, not the other way around. Hence any State law that declares the public cessation of holy Mass under any pretext offends against the divine law, as do clergy who obey men rather than God.

Suffice it to say that by these few facts, and there are many others, we can easily determine the two elements necessary to render the present imposition of State Covid legislation null and void in respect to both the Church and society. These are that the legislation is irrational and contrary to the eternal law.


Regarding the eternal law, the Third Commandment of the Decalogue obliges all under pain of mortal sin to keep holy the Sabbath day. The Church teaches that the fulfilment of this obligation consists primarily, though not exclusively, in assisting at Holy Mass on Sundays and Holy Days.

Throughout history the Church has witnessed many plagues and viruses, some with a devastating cost in human lives that makes Covid-19 look like a case of the sniffles.

To give just a few examples from antiquity through the middle ages up to more modern times: The Antonine plague of A.D.165 is estimated to have killed around 5 million people throughout the Roman empire. The plague of Cyprian (A.D.280), so-called after St. Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, who thought it the end of the world, was killing 5000 people a day at its height in Rome. The plague of Justinian (A.D. 541), named after the Byzantine emperor of the time, is estimated to have killed up to 10% of the world’s population. The Black Death of 1346 is said to have wiped out half the population of Europe. The Cocoliztli epidemic of 1545 killed 15 million inhabitants of Mexico and Central America. The Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 is estimated to have killed 100 million worldwide.

For brevity’s sake I have left out numerous lesser historical plagues whose death tolls have varied from around 100, 000 to 1 million, against which latter number Covid-19 does not even compare.

Suffice it to say that through the worst plagues in history all Churches remained open without restriction while priests ministered bravely to their faithful, including the sick and the dying, filled with supernatural faith and divine charity. Indeed, it is recorded in antiquity that the terrified pagans marvelled at the selfless charity of the Christians during times of plague.

With this in mind we come to a comparison with today’s clergy, not to mention a very large number of faithful, who, having approved the lockdown of the House of God for 4 months, now humiliate the Church further with a sanitised faith that is a parody of Catholicism and a mockery of the spirit of the early Christians and holy martyrs.   

Against this appalling capitulation in the face of evil, we read in the 1921 edition of Spirago-Clarke’s Imprimatured “The Catechism Explained”: “The Church is, in its own department, absolutely independent of the State, for Christ left the teaching and government of His Church to the Apostles and their successors, not to any temporal sovereign. Hence the State has no claim to dictate to Christians what they are to believe and reject, nor to instruct priests what they are to preach, nor how and when they are to give the sacraments, say Mass, etc. Such interference has always been resented by the Church…”

Pope John XXIII expanded on this teaching, writing: “laws and decrees passed in contravention of the moral order, and hence of the divine will, can have no binding force in conscience, since “it is right to obey God rather than men.”…As St. Thomas teaches, “In regard to the second proposition, we maintain that human law has the rationale of law in so far as it is in accordance with right reason, and as such it obviously derives from eternal law. A law which is at variance with reason is to that extent unjust and has no longer the rationale of law. It is rather an act of violence.” (Peace on Earth, 1963, 51).

Even in the new Catechism we read as follows:

“Authority does not derive its moral legitimacy from itself. It must not behave in a despotic manner, but must act for the common good as a moral force based on freedom and a sense of responsibility: A human law has the character of law to the extent that it accords with right reason, and thus derives from the eternal law. Insofar as it falls short of right reason it is said to be an unjust law, and thus has not so much the nature of law as of a kind of violence.” (#1902)

Catholic Social Teaching St. Augustine: “An unjust law is no law at all.” (On Free Choice Of The Will, Book 1, § 5)

Authority is exercised legitimately only when it seeks the common good of the group concerned and if it employs morally licit means to attain it. If rulers were to enact unjust laws or take measures contrary to the moral order, such arrangements would not be binding in conscience. In such a case “authority breaks down completely and results in shameful abuse”. (#1903)

The citizen is obliged in conscience not to follow the directives of civil authorities when they are contrary to the demands of the moral order, to the fundamental rights of persons or the teachings of the Gospel. Refusing obedience to civil authorities, when their demands are contrary to those of an upright conscience, finds its justification in the distinction between serving God and serving the political community. “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” “We must obey God rather than men.” (#2242).

In Pope Leo XIII’s June 1881 Encyclical on Government Authority (Diuturnum Illud), we read:

The one only reason which men have for not obeying is when anything is demanded of them which is openly repugnant to the natural or the divine law, for it is equally unlawful to command and to do anything in which the law of nature or the will of God is violated…”

Demonic Intelligence…

As already clearly illustrated, the Covid-19 crisis is fabricated and the response to it is contrary to human reason, human freedom and the eternal law. Hence bishops, clergy and faithful who have in any way complied with the present evil, not recognising the demonic intelligence behind the initial suppression of the Mass followed by re-opening rules that include forbidding Holy Communion on the tongue, replacing holy water with sanitiser, taping off pews to restrict numbers, leper-like distancing with infantile face masks, including perspex riot guards, a moratorium on kissing statues, lighting votive candles and moving around the church, will certainly not escape the just judgment of God for their faithlessness, having shown themselves more concerned with the health of the mortal body than with the health of the immortal soul.

Comments invited…   

116 responses

  1. Dear Editor,
    What can I add? Phew – what a masterful analysis of what will go down in history of Catholics time of the ‘Great shame’
    God bless you Athansious for your righteous indignation.

  2. Righteous indignation indeed, but why are Athanasius comments not being printed broadcast in the media more generally, both religious and secular.
    CT has only a very limited readership most of whom appear to consistently agree with each other in the main.
    Perhaps it’s time to go public/mainstream and reach a wider more diverse readership………????

    • Charles,

      Believe me, Athanasius has tried to have his work published elsewhere, including in the secular media. He always very humbly asks if I would mind and of course the answer is “Go for it!” I’d dearly love his work to have a more extensive platform than we can offer here. However, no dissent is permitted in the secular media

      He also submitted his Letter to the Bishops to both Lifesitenews and The Remnant. Lifesitenews (which is read by a lot of novus ordo Catholics who are prolife, so a ready-made audience) didn’t publish and the Remnant took a while to do so, even then publishing it on their sidebar, not as a main piece. Incredible.

      Catholic Truth is more widely read than you may think, though – although, of course, it would be better to have Athanasius’ excellent writings published in more popular outlets, and, as you say, reach a wider more diverse readership.

      Those with Twitter accounts and Facebook might spread the link to this thread – that’s one way of reaching a bigger audience, and I don’t mean bigger through too many visits to McDonald’s!

    • Charles,

      Have you ever tried to get your own [presumably] truth-affirming comments and/or articles broadcast in the media? If so, please do tell us what the result was.

      • Charles,

        Believe me when I say that the media is well stitched up by liberals and Marxists at every level. They won’t publish anything remotely truthful, let alone Christian. In fact I have recently noticed that all newspapers in the UK have now removed direct email access to editors, which was the standard route for submitting articles. Most of them also have a little message somewhere saying that they only publish the writings of their in-house journalists. In other words, they don’t want unsolicited submissions. It has all been very cleverly closed down over a period of time.

    • Charles,

      I meant to clarify sooner, that my original reply to your suggestion about other outlets was based on my belief that you were referring to Athanasius’s recent letters to the Bishops, Chief Constable, Nicola Sturgeon, and now this article. I should have mentioned that he was published in secular outlets in the past, including The Herald, and well known Catholic publications such as the Scottish Catholic Observer and The Remnant.

  3. Another brilliant work by Athanasius, he is certainly living up to his user name!

    Just warning readers about the “Covid19 Compulsory Passport” soon to be introduced in the UK and elsewhere it will “determine if individuals can access basic services like restaurants or need a medical test is expected to be rolled out in 15 countries as parts of a post COVID-19 global agenda being spearheaded by Bill Gates, the United Kingdom, the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organisation”

    See link below for more details

    https://www.herald.ng/covid-19-compulsory-immunity-passports-to-be-unveiled-in-15-countries/

    • Francescomarta,

      Chilling. Surely somebody with clout and cash will challenge this, big time – who the blankety blank does Bill Gates think he is?

      I’m still waiting to hear about the outcome of the legal case brought against the Boris’ Government for the illegal lockdown. Do you know anything about that?

      • Editor,

        The man in question, Simon Dolan failed in his attempt at challenging the Government over the Lockdown, but has launched an appeal. See link below

        https://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/simon-dolan-to-appeal-judicial-review-decision-over-government-handling-of-lockdown/

        Other ideas could be a Rosary Crusade online by word of mouth/social media, a well organized World conference of Virologists, Lawyers who will challenge the “WHO” and Government with peaceful protests larger than in Serbia, would put a spanner in the works.

        That’s the best way forward I think and that is just for ‘starters,’ but I can’t see this happening at this moment.

        • Francescomarta,

          Thank you for that update on the legal case. I hope his appeal is successful, although probably unlikely.

          The kind of conference you suggest would be great but that would take some “non-believers” (in the lockdown etc) with both deep pockets and contacts, to do with organising.

          The rosary, of course, is the spiritual weapon, given special power/efficacy, for these times, as guaranteed by Our Lady to the Fatima seer, Sr Lucia.

  4. I’d say that Martin is one of the premier voices of truth about the Faith in Europe, as he has proven time and time again. The fact that he is apparently not widely known is convincing testament to the fact that the voices of truth are considered pariahs in a modern world built on lies. Pariahs that must be ignored, marginalized, suppressed or persecuted (that is the typical sequence of response to outbreaks of truth) (and a strategy developed by Communists).

    As for our clergy, “complicit” is not the word that comes to mind, but I am not known for my charity. Another thing that comes to mind regarding the clergy is what the Jewish mob shouted at Pontius Pilate:

    “We have no king but Caesar!”

    • Comment deleted.

      Note: nothing of this nature will EVER be published here. You keep trying, but I will keep deleting. Do NOT pick up any and every mention of Jews to peddle this sort of “thinking”. It won’t get through here, so don’t waste your time.

      • Editor,

        Just so I understand…

        One of the bloggers can refer to a “Jewish mob” yet I cannot quote directly from Popes and Canonised Saints (which almost made up my entire post) – is that correct?
        Editor: that’s correct. By the way the canonised saint whom you quoted is one whom I never quote, because if he said half the stuff that is attributed to him, he would never have been considered canonisable. Trust me. The original reference was a passing mention of a Gospel event. No need to use that reference for the purpose of going totally off topic. If the reference had been to Muslim terrorists, I doubt that you would have sought to redirect the discussion into a conversation about Islam.

        If it pleases you, would you mind explaining for me why traditional Catholic “thinking” (as you put it) will never be published here? Isn’t that Catholic Truth’s raison d’être?
        Editor: we do not allow anyone to go off topic. At least, when it happens, we try to minimise the disruption. Due to early warning signs of this tendency when you first appeared here, your comments are moderated, i.e. I see them in advance and you will only be published here if you adhere to our House Rules. Twice, you have tried to redirect discussions in a particular direction and in a spirit which is not Catholic. Catholic teaching cannot be given in sound-bites, so authentic Catholic teaching will certainly be published here if there is a context for the subject and at that time, it will be explained fully and charitably. Not bitterly, when it is made to appear evil. Properly understood, ALL Catholic teaching is beautiful and cohesive, and that is how we seek to impart the Faith. Not with bitterness and partial understanding. Now, either stick to the topics, or blog somewhere else. Thank you.

    • RCAVictor

      I think I can speak for a good many Catholics, including myself, when saying that charity is exceptionally difficult to practice when it comes to priests failing in their duty. You’re not alone in that struggle!

  5. Because MANY, MANY of today’s bishops, clergy, do not believe in Heaven or hell, or the real presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. They show this very clearly and undeniably in their actions. The Holy year of the Eucharist 2004-2005 summarized: FIRSTLY, By our actions (or lack of) we show what we believe.
    They don’t listen to the words of Jesus in the Gospel. We read on Ascension Thursday, “Go out to the whole world; proclaim the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptised will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned. THESE are the signs the signs that will be associated with believers: . . . . . . in my name they will pick up snakes in their hands and be unharmed should they drink deadly poison . . .” (Mark 16)
    The Bishop’s Conference believes in obedience to Nicola Sturgeon, clearly shown in their actions, not in Jesus words, nor obediece to those words.
    “This is my Son, the beloved, in whom I am well pleased. Listen to Him!” Matt 17:5

    • Our Lady of Guadalupe,

      in my name they will pick up snakes in their hands and be unharmed should they drink deadly poison

      I think that must be one of those verses that are not meant to be taken literally, LOL!

        • Our Lady of Guadalupe,

          I agree – totally. It’s like when Our Lord told us to pluck out our eyes and cut off our limbs if they cause us to sin, He meant it. These pic ‘n mix Catholics… what are they like?

  6. I thank you all for your very kind words and support for this article in particular and for my writing in general. More importantly, I thank Almighty God for the individual graces he gives to all of us to carry out our various tasks in life in accordance with our Confirmation duty. I also thank Editor for this blog and all the effort she puts into it.

    I have absolutely no hesitation in declaring that I am perfectly content to have all my writings published here regardless of readership numbers. Over many years my writings have appeared in many Catholic and secular outlets, including the Remnant, the Angelus, the Scottish Catholic Observer, the Glasgow Herald, etc., for which I also thank God.

    Sadly, apart from the Editor of this blog and Michael Matt at the Remnant, my sometimes forthright and fiery style does not fit with the modern diplomatic tip-toeing around serious issues relating to the honour of God and the salvation of souls. Hence, I often meet with little or no response from editors when submitting articles to them for consideration, which is rather tragic, though quite in accord with these effeminate times.

    We are living through a period in which the feelings of others is more important than telling the truth, a false charity arising from human respect. Thankfully, Our Lord and many of His saints give us the example that where divine truth and eternal salvation are concerned there is no room for diplomacy and hurt feelings, though always for due respect.

    I am therefore perfectly content to be publish here on this blog by an editor who understands the distinction between true and false charity, as well as between true and false obedience. I am also thankful to Michael Matt who, while perhaps not publishing my submissions as quickly as I would like, has never failed to provide me with a Catholic platform.

    I feel certain that no matter where the truth is published God will guide those of good will and upright intention towards it.

    Francescomarta

    In response to your query about a rosary crusade, I’m fairly certain that the Remnant is organising one. I read about it somewhere the other night but it went out of my mind due to sleep deprivation (symptom of the furlough). Thank you for reminding me, I must find the source and sign up to that.

    • Athanasius,

      A brilliant article from you again. It’s really first class. I think every priest in the UK should have to read it – about a dozen times!

      • Lily

        Thank you.

        Sadly, I think the priests are way too busy familiarising themselves with the government’s orders, like obedient citizens under their new Marxist bosses, to be bothered reading anything remotely Catholic.

    • Athanasius,

      I think that’s a key point about this being the age of feelings, not only regarding the feelings of narcissists being offended by anything which disturbs their [poorly formed] consciences, but also in the pursuit of intense sensations and thrills, drugs, alcohol, sexual promiscuity, and entertainment in general.

      The NWO has been cultivating a feelings-based society for a long time, since that orientation also trumps and poisons reason, and lowers us to the level of beasts.

      I came across this article the other day about Plato’s account of the four stages by which minds can become progressively disordered:

      https://americanmind.org/essays/woke-ideology-is-a-psychological-disorder/

      (It’s a long one, might be good bathroom reading!)

      • RCAVictor

        I look forward to reading Plato’s account, many thanks.

        As for feelings, the entire post-Vatican II religion is based upon them, like new Commandments in the worship of man! They are all so concerned about hurting each other’s feelings, yet they offend Our Blessed Lord in His own House with impunity. You truly could not make these people up.

      • RCAVictor

        I have just read the essay on Plato and it fascinated me. What Plato described, unknown to himself, was the struggle between good and evil in every soul, the spirit against the lower passions. Although pagan, he wrote as a Christian with incredible insight and foresight. This demonstrates that even by nature and human reason the divine power of God is discernable.

        His description of the depraved mind in democracy fits perfectly with what we see today in our culturally Marxist democracies, the deterioration into depravity and hedonism since they rejected God. Incredible stuff!

        • Athanasius,

          That article was so chock-full of information that I need to go back and read it again, but it’s not surprising that the Fathers of the Church sought to harmonize the thought of Plato and Aristotle with Church doctrine, given their preview of Catholic teaching.

          The author, Edward Feser, has written a couple of books on St. Thomas Aquinas (I tried to read one of them a couple of years ago, but gave up because my eyes kept getting glazed over…), and actually has his own website and blog:

          http://edwardfeser.com/

  7. I have been informed by a family member of the measures which have been implemented in her parish: Mass attendance capped at 50 persons; personal information documented for ‘track and trace’ purposes; mandatory wearing of masks, and masks available at church for purchase at the price of five pounds sterling; Abbreviated liturgy, with one Mass reading only; Holy Communion to be received only upon leaving the church building, hands to be outstretched and cupped, and masked pulled upward to obstruct the nose. This was all specified in a parish communication.

    This is manipulative, passive-aggressive, and controlling behaviour. What else could it be? I able to entertain only one interpretation: Novus Ordo priests hate the laity and do not believe in the Holy Catholic Religion. Either that, or they are cowards. (Actually, they are probably just cowards, Occam’s Razor and all that.)

    The diocesan Traditional Latin Mass centre in my city cancelled the Saint Joseph’s day Traditional Mass, and the following Sunday’s Traditional Mass. And this was immediately prior to the passing of legislation that enabled the government to enforce the lockdown. Only the FSSPX continued Masses and Sacramental ministry up until the moment the Covid measures received Royal Assent.

    Previously, I had offered fraternal and cordial sentiments and gestures towards our brethren in the diocesan Traditional Latin Mass community. Never again will I be so naïve, and what is more, it was not reciprocated. Regardless of their high-church liturgical proclivities — which are essentially just a hobby for them — a Novus Ordo priest, when faced with the decision to choose Tradition or their Novus Ordo bishop, will always choose their Novus Ordo bishop, and if the case were otherwise, they would long ago have left their bishops and joined the FSSPX. This lot might enjoy dressing up lace and Chinese silk every once in a blue moon, but when push comes to shove, they know which side their bread is buttered on… A leopard never changes it’s spots.

    (I apologise for that litany of clichés.)

    • Miles Immaculatae,

      I’ve been hearing about the FSSP in England (don’t know about Scotland) where the priests have been fantastic all through lockdown, basically ignoring it.

      That’s what ALL priests should have done.

      • Lily,

        That’s commendable regarding the FSSP priests. I have only been to one FSSP Mass in my life so I could not possibly make any fair judgement about them. I don’t fully understand the history between them and the FSSPX. It’s irrelevant to my anyway, since they do not have a Mass centre in my city.

        My comment referred only to ‘bi-ritual’ priests who say the Novus Ordo, and began offering the Traditional Mass only by means of the indult and Summurom Pont.. Take note: in their parishes, the Paschal Triduum is celebrated according to the Novus Ordo books, and not the 1962. This shows that we will always be second class within the Novus Ordo structures.

        And will the diocesan Mass centres be continuing with Communion on the tongue (which is the immemorial and universal law of the Church)? I would like to know.

    • Miles Immaculatae

      There is no way to describe the first paragraph of your comment, the new rules for Mass in the Novus Ordo parishes, other than straight from Hell. There is no question in my mind that this is a demonic assault on the Catholic religion facilitated by bishops and priests who have either lost the faith or are cowards. The reason for their compliance is ultimately unimportant as it results in the same betrayal of Our Lord and His flock. I fear their judgment in eternity will be extremely severe.

      As regards the SSPX, its priests should never have gone along with this evil, Royal Assent or not. Our Lord is way more royal than any earthly monarch, hence His will and authority should have been observed. Truth be told, not a single Catholic organisation of Traditional or Modernist observance stood firmly against the iniquitous lockdown as their priestly duty demanded of them. It pains me to say that, but truth is truth and we have to acknowledge it.

    • Therese,

      That is beyond shocking. I will be emailing that archbishop later. If he believes in the Real Presence, I’m about to win the lottery and I haven’t even bought a ticket.

    • Therese

      This is shocking sacrilege. The bishops needs defrocked, or de-jeaned(!), and driven from the Church for this manifestation of the demonic.

    • Therese,

      “Catholic Community”? “Worship space”? No religion happening in that building!

      And isn’t it amusing that they still call themselves a community, when they can’t even sit near each other?

      • RCAVictor

        I beg to differ. There is religion happening in that building, but it’s not the Catholic religion. Mockery of, and irreverence towards, the Blessed Sacrament has the stench of Lucifer about it!

    • Editor

      No point emailing this heretic bishop, he doesn’t have the holy faith and quite evidently doesn’t believe in the Real Presence. His face tells us all we need to know about him. He has the countenance of a self-indulgent worldling, not a trace of priestly or episcopal grace.

  8. Editor/Athanasius

    I do wonder (but not too much) whether the archbishop/priests/laity can possibly believe in the Real Presence if they are willing to offer such an appalling insult to Our Blessed Lord.

    • Therese,

      ‘Jesus to go in an envelope’ – Absolutely shocking. It really begs the question whether the archbishop/priests/laity can believe in the Real Presence of our Saviour. It also makes me wonder as this obnoxious lockdown is eased, how many of the laity returned to Church on Sunday. Too few, if any.

      This article from Life Site News tells of at least one SSPX priest who clandestinely offered Mass recently. I am not sure exactly the whereabouts of the Church.

      https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/id-rather-be-locked-in-than-locked-out-priest-celebrates-public-triduum-despite-pandemic

      • Theresa Rose,

        That’s what happens when you hand Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament out like movie tickets, with no more sense of the sacred than standing in line at the movies.

        In my opinion, it’s not that far a leap from Communion in the hand, courtesy of EMHO’s, to “Jesus to go in an envelope.”

      • MB

        If Mass was celebrated every day, as you claim, then it was not made known to anyone outside of the special circle of favoured people. Since I am not remotely related to Uri Geller, I cannot be held responsible for that.

        As regards “Confession day”, I mean this gets more ridiculous by the minute, there were zealous priests elsewhere who provided those every day. The July 15 Exposition I could not attend for unavoidable reasons. But then with it starting at 3.30pm in the middle of the week, I’m surprised anyone was able to attend.

        Now, how about answering my questions at @10.33 & 11.11pm, just to show that you’re here for honest exchange rather than to disrupt?

    • Therese,

      Although this video clearly reveals the character of the priest, I don’t particularly sympathise with persons who singularly intend to receive Communion on the tongue and kneeling if they choose to do so at Novus Ordo liturgies. Why do they not simply attend the Traditional Mass? And if the Traditional Mass is not available to them, they would be better of staying at home.

      Even if every communicant at every Novus Ordo Mass everywhere in the world received Holy Communion on the tongue and kneeling, the Novus Ordo would still continue to be a protestantised and modernist rite.

      • Miles Immaculatae

        I have to agree with Therese in this as we have no idea if this man even knows about Tradition and the crisis in the Church. If he knelt to receive holy communion then presumably he loves and reverences Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, which is more than can be said for the officiating priest, although there are some who think priests, especially Traditional ones, can do no wrong and that it is therefore outrageous to do other than pay, pray and obey.

        All in all, let’s not be too harsh on poor souls trying to do their best in difficult circumstances.

        • Athanasius,

          I hope he makes the journey to Tradition. If he already knows about Tradition, but attended this Novus Ordo liturgy in order to make a scene, then I have no sympathy for him, and I stand by this.

          I do not make any judgment about which of these two camps he is in. I regret my comments I made earlier that did pass judgement on him.

          In charity, I will assume that this gentleman is a pious Catholic who simply wished to receive Holy Communion in the licit and traditional way. I should have assumed this to begin with. However, if I met this man, it would be my duty to tell him that he should not go the Novus Ordo again, and instead, attend the Traditional Mass exclusively.

          • Miles Immaculatae

            Make no mistake, if he is well intentioned then God will know it and direct him to Tradition. It’s as you say further down the page, that’s the way of grace that led all of us back to Tradition.

            As for passing judgement on the man, you were hardly consigning him to Hell fire!

    • MB

      Just had a thought. Would you be good enough to direct me to a single declaration or sermon by any UK SSPX priest explaing to the faithful why the priests have complied with the unjust law of government to suspend the Mass, or, even better, a statement that decries the iniquitous law. Please and thank you.

    • MB

      I think your purpose was to disrupt this thread in order to distract readers away from the truth being exposed. Of course that old chestnut won’t work here as we do not pay much heed to anonymous sources quoting anonymous sources with generalised accusation. Yours is a behaviour that is very far from CatholicTruth, and I’m not just referring to this blog!

      Now that your attempt at disruption has failed, I suggest you find something more constructive to do.

    • MB

      If frustrating the divine law by withdrawing the Holy Sacrifice and sacraments from souls for 4 months on the basis of a clearly irrational and unjust order of government is not sinful, then what would you call it?

    • “By its fruits shall you know the tree” – Christ’s words, not mine!
      The Catholic Church has been in grave decline in the western world since 1960, possibly earlier: Our Lady of Fatima warned of this. Who is the primary source of this decline? The bad/unfit shepherds who are the bishops, priests, even Cardinals! Simple truth.
      If unable to see this, may I suggest a Novena to Our Lady of Good Success; it only takes 9 days and requires 8-10mins each day. Good luck!

    • Athanasius,

      I wish I’d seen this before posting my lengthy reply – exactly right. You point out, as I did, that according to the right order of things, Church & State, there is clearly objective sin in placing the State above Christ and His Church. Absolutely.

  9. Miles Immaculatae

    I’m sorry that you cannot sympathise/empathise with the father in the video, because he and his child are attending a Novus Ordo liturgy. I take it, from your remarks, that everyone who does not attend the Traditional Mass is not, properly speaking, a member of the Catholic Church? If so, please indicate where the Catholic Church, and its earthly head, can be found?

    In charity, I will refrain from further commenting upon your remarks as I feel there would be no point.

    As to your final paragraph, nobody’s arguing.

    • Therese,

      I did not say I cannot empathise with him because he attends the Novus Ordo. I said I could not empathise with his as to why he attends the Novus Ordo. In any case, I should not have been so judgmental of the father.

      I myself am suspicious of people such as in the video, and this is based on past experiences with them. I had previously thought that we were on the same team as them, but often they are very hostile to those who attend the Traditional Mass exclusively. Although I cannot possibly judge which camp the father in the video is in. He could be ignorant, as I once was, and I do not judge him for this. But if he knows about the Traditional Mass, and is aware of the defects of the Novus Ordo, yet persists in attending it, then he has only himself to blame, and I stand by this.

      I believe that the Novus Ordo Missae is intrinsically evil.

      Unfortunately, I am sorry to say Terese, that I am now at the stage where I have serious reservations about the Catholicity of those who attend the Novus Ordo. I believe that most of them have lost the faith and are no longer Catholic, and this is according to the Catholic Church’s own definitions. In some Novus Ordo parishes the Catholic faith will not be found there at all. That is my suspicious, and I don’t pretend to know which of these parishes have lost the faith or retain it. I just know that they exist. The Catholic church exists and can be found, certainly, and I believe we must recognise Pope Francis as valid pope. I believe in the Traditional Catholic ecclesiology, as upheld by Archbishop Lefebvre. Does this answer your question?

      I can empathise with those who are on a journey of discovering the Truth. They may be in an intermediary stage where they wish to receive Holy Communion in the licit way, but do not yet know about the Traditional Mass. I too was one of these people, and probably most commenters on this blog were prior to coming to Tradition. However, I am not sympathetic to those who know about Tradition who continue to frequent Novus Ordo liturgies. I know such a Catholic, who should know better, but he attends Novus Ordo liturgies to receive kneeling and on the tongue in order (I suspect) to cause trouble and to test priests. I don’t think that this is heroic.

      I should probably stop commenting on blogs on the internet from now on, as it is too much of a temptation for me to write uncharitable and judgmental things, and to upset people.

      • Miles Immaculatae

        You’re no different from the rest of us in that you sometimes overstep the mark out of frustration at the neglect of the faith in so many people who should know better. Believe me, we’re all guilty of that from time to time.

        Your comments here are greatly valued and perfectly Catholic, and you’re right about the New Mass which is “intrinsically evil”. You’re also right about so many Catholics in parishes who seem to have little or no faith Catholic faith at all. I found myself saying the same thing the other day when I saw everyone enter a particular church with muzzles on their faces and following the diabolic rules as though it were normal in the House of God. Let’s face it, most of the older generation (pre-Vatican II Catholics) were happy to throw the faith away and the younger ones have never been taught it. I think it has rightly been termed “a diabolical disorientation”, which has even stupified most of the clergy!

      • Miles,

        I have serious reservations about the Catholicity of those who attend the Novus Ordo

        There is good reason to hold such reservations. While there are still many Catholics in the N.O world who try to be faithful, they are very much in a minority in an environment dominated by “Catholics in name only”.

        Bad enough that many “Catholics” reject the teachings of the Church to begin with, but, even worse, they can even be openly hostile to those who do accept them.

        Statistics show, clearly, the character of the Novus Ordo Church. There are many stats, but I found these (18 months old) compiled by a priest working with a statistician (relating to American Catholics). It compares TLM v NO Catholics:

        Approve of Contraception? TLM – 2% NO – 89%
        Approve of Abortion? TLM – 1% NO – 51%
        Attend mass weekly? TLM – 99% NO – 22%
        Approve of Gay Marriage? TLM – 2% NO – 67%
        % Income as tithe: TLM – 6% NO – 1.2%
        Fertility rate: TLM – 3.6 NO – 2.3

        https://onepeterfive.com/new-survey-shows-disparity-of-beliefs-between-latin-mass-novus-ordo-catholics/

        I believe this pattern would be reliably repeated across the world.

        The difference is very clear.

  10. “Covid-Compliant Clergy Doing Violence To God’s Will – Severe Judgment Awaits…”

    I’ve been expecting severe judgement since about 1980. It never seems to arrive. I’m not saying it will not. I feel like one of the workers in the vinyard who arrived at the crack of dawn and now its about 7pm. Mustn’t grumble, I know; the glory that awaits will make it all seem trivial.

    I’m still exhausted though and this latest basket of grapes that somebody has just loaded onto my back is [very] heavy!

    • Cbucket,

      Very well put! I think you speak for a good many of us who feel exactly the same way. But, as St. Peter delcared, “for God, a day is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as a day”. It’s Almighty God’s infinite patience and mercy that holds back His hand, always hoping that man will repent. But that patience and mercy has a limit in as much as God will not be mocked.

      The mockery began in earnest with the “Pride” movement. That’s when fallen human nature moved to a different level, the level of outright public “non serviam” under Lucifer’s banner. It was no longer a case, then, of sin with shame but of sin with pride. That’s mocking God and that’s what will finally bring down his wrath!

      Anyway, we can but keep up our prayers and efforts by God’s grace. He never fails to provide us with the strength.

    • Cbucket,

      I think our severe judgment is here now – God’s wrath is being implemented through both revolutionary and faithless men. Both the attackers and those who surrender have joined up to tighten the grip of chastisement not seen, perhaps, since the French and Bolshevik revolutions. And this grip is global, not restricted to one nation. It’s like a spiritual bubonic plague.

      But we have weapons far superior to theirs: prayer, penance and Truth. Ask Our Lady to help you shoulder that basket of grapes, and may those grapes soon become Our Lord’s Precious Blood as priests return to their Sacramental duties.

  11. Many Bishops have been complicit with the Government every step of the way. I’m sure they will possibly invest in a QR Code Scanner at the front of the church when the Covid-1984 Digital Passports are in action. Any Parishioner who does not take the vaccine will be stopped from entering the Church (unclean, dangerous to others, have not been doing their civic duty).
    This link below will show how this QR Code Scanner may work for the complicit Bishops eager to please Bill Gates, Boris Johnson and Co.

  12. A few days ago, a [novus ordo] priest-reader gave me permission to recount his experience when helping out in a nearby parish. He had to go through the following ritual: hand sanitizer on entering the church, again on entering the sanctuary; again before the Offertory and again AFTER the Offertory. He was also expected to wear rubber gloves when giving out Holy Communion but at that, he drew the line.

    After ascertaining that he was deadly serious, and not pulling my leg, I suggested that he learn the TLM asap because (hopefully) he would manage to “religiously distance” himself from this sort of nonsense, although even there some are slavishly adhering to Government instructions.

    Clearly, the compliant priests are not going to be able to (or even want to) refuse “the vaccine” when it comes.

    Interesting times ahead, folks!

    Francescomarta,

    If I were to ditch my smart-phone (which I detest anyway, with every fibre of my being) and return to using a small non-internet phone, would I be safe from this shocking enforced vaccination app – or would there be another way of checking up on me?

    • Hi Editor,

      There is a study from the University of Exeter is looking at the risks of Covid19 Immunity Passports pose on Human Rights.

      During this article it mentions people can be tracked via mobile phone(internet) or electronic bracelets! I also read in another article, not able to find at the moment that the tracking can also be done on those without internet phones via a key fob!

      https://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/research/title_803048_en.html
      Research news – New study will investigate risks COVID-19 “immunity passports” pose to human rights – University of Exeter
      A new study will examine the risks coronavirus “immunity passports” pose to human rights as more countries begin to use technology to monitor health during the pandemic. Digital health certificates could be used as a way of allowing people who may have acquired immunity to COVID-19 to return to …
      http://www.exeter.ac.uk

      These Globalists will stop at nothing in their control of the population.

      • Francescomarta,

        What we need to keep reminding ourselves about is the planned (by Heaven) intervention, albeit “late”. Once the Consecration of Russia is effected, the best laid plans of mice and Bill Gates will definitely gang agley, if you get my drift 😀

  13. I came across an interesting Video by Carl Vernon where it seems a certain shop owner has more guts than the Bishops.

    “My New Favourite Shop” (No Naps/masks Allowed!) this shop happens to be in Glasgow and has a sign in the window forbidding Masks. If only Priests would do the same!

    In the comments section below the Video, I also spotted this.

    “Carl, the shop is in Glasgow and I am headed there with a fellow activist tomorrow to show our support (we meet at Glasgow Green every Saturday at noon).

    Sans Papiers was also mentioned, not sure if this is what the shop is called! “The only lead was that it was near The Shed nightclub in Glasgow which is almost at a crossroads in Shawlands”

    Nice to see that not all shops are complicit with the Government and people are fighting back, you gutsy Glaswegians!

    • Francescomarta,

      If that shop is in Glasgow, I’d head there to give them some business – I must check it out.

      The following comment under that video made me laugh….

      “It won’t be long before you meet an old friend who’s dressed up like Neil Armstrong…helmet, full body protection suit, gloves and boots… and you’ll ask “Oh, where are you off to?” And they’ll reply “Sainsbury’s.” …

      Priceless!

  14. Here is one of the most devout, zealous and wonderful priests of God I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. What a relief in these dark days he is.

    • Athanasius,

      Thank you so much for posting that – what a stirring, comforting sermon! Truly there are some points of bright light among the clergy in this Novus Ordo era.

  15. Another great article from Martin. Incisive facts.

    It has been a great act of stupidity for the Church to allow the state to interfere with the practice of the faith. You can guarantee that this will be a slippery slope, with the State keen to take a greater interest still at every opportunity (as per the schools).

    The great Christopher Ferrara / SSPX legal victory against sanctions in New York City showed the way as to how the Church should have fought this. But today’s Bishops prefer to grovel to politicians, as they think that is what “relevance” is.

    That the hierarchy rushed to close Churches in the face of virus scaremongering made an absolute mockery of Pope Francis’ portrayal of the Church as a “field hospital”. Some field hospital, galloping off and leaving the faithful to eat their dust. The greatest shame lies with Francis himself, of course, along with his predictable silence in the face of Hagia Sophia, Nantes Cathedral etc.

    • Editor,

      Sorry, but I have to call that priest a clown. If you want to delete this, go ahead but if it’s charitable to make excuses for him in such an obviously evil act of throwing out a man and his child for not wearing a stupid face mask in church, then I can’t think of any other word than clown to describe him. I would add a swear word as an adjective but I know that would definitely get me banned, LOL!

      • Fidelis,

        That priest’s boss has sold the Church out to the New World Order, so…imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…

    • Editor

      He is simply a priest absent of supernatural faith, another apostate. The man with his son did the right thing by calling out his “ideology” for it’s clear that the priest is ideology driven (Marxist) and not theology driven. I wouldn’t go near any Mass this priest celebrated because it is very likely invalid.

      • Athanasius,

        I’m a bit late to the party here but thank you for another brilliant post!

        I send on all you write to all and sundry here in Oz and elsewhere, and they agree your articles and letters are great reads.

        • MaryW52

          Thank you for these kind words. Getting the truth out there to fellow Catholics is its own reward.

    • Editor,

      It really is impossible to find words to condemn such faithlessness and idiocy. I think I’ve seen it all now, but I always say that and then something else even crazier comes along.

  16. Dear Editor,

    While on the subject of muzzels, I have been into several shops this week unmasked, and have had no comment, except in our local Chemist (pharmacy) where a very nervous functionary asked if I knew I should be incognito.
    Like your hero Columbo would do, I flashed your mask exemption card and she was impressed no problemo.

    UNMASKED

    If you really need to ask
    Why I will not wear a mask,
    It’s because I’m one of those
    Who the Marxists laws oppose,
    Which will have us all kowtow
    To the nation of the Lao
    While our leaders lay supine
    With a space where was a spine
    They lie down before the beast
    Subjugated by the East
    Not a chance they’ll ever learn
    To ignore the Cominterm.
    To me it is a puzzle
    Why humans wear a muzzle
    We were told by Doctor Chu
    That masks didn’t stop the flu
    Which was just two months ago
    Now we’re told it isn’t so
    It really is farcical
    Seeing Ecclesiastical
    Total capitulation
    To forced emasculation

    • Patrick,

      May neither you nor your bard-like talent ever be muzzled
      No matter how much ale you may have guzzled.
      You help make this blog an oasis of sanity
      While all around us, the decline of Christianity
      Is making the world a very dark place.
      For further updates, just watch this space…

  17. Just heard that Sainsbury’s are not going to challenge any shopper for not wearing a mask. Hope they stick to their guns.

    • Therese,

      It seems that not only Sainsbury’s, but Tesco and Lidl too will not challenge any shopper for not wearing a mask. But, Lidl’s do also say it is the responsibility of the individual, and should be enforced by the Police and Council Enforcement officers.

      I think that there will be customers who think it their civic duty to report those not wearing face masks to the police. That is the curse of mobile phones. And of course New World Oder diktaks.

      https://www.heart.co.uk/lifestyle/sainsburys-tesco-lidl-explain-face-mask/

  18. Dear Editor,
    I have been to Morrison, Tesco. and Lidl this week unmuzseled and unchallenged this week.
    The only challenge I have had was at Booths the chemist.
    I showed the wee womman “your” exemption card and she said “fine – thank you”
    So get printing and get a life!

    • Patrick,

      I’m not going along with any of this. I keep finding out new exemptions such as a doctor on TV last night who said that people who wear hearing aids are exempt since the mask could interfere with a person’s hearing, and the other interesting reason is if someone would suffer undue distress by having to wear one. So, I’m planning to say that I am exempt under the Government’s rules, but I wouldn’t wear one anyway because I believe it is an outrageous infringement on my personal freedom.

      That way I get to do the equivalent of having my cake and eating it – love it!

      What I absolutely refuse to do is to give the impression that I accept that the Government (any Government) has the right to tell me what to wear. I want them to know that it’s not a virus they’re keen to control, but me. And I ain’t having it!

    • RCA Victor,

      “Compelling” is the word. This jumped out at me in the early part of the piece, where the writer describes the chaos going on right now as the Marxist revolution against Trump…

      There’s another report out there into which I merely dipped, but the headline made me smile as it pointed out that the same people who have refused to accept the outcome of the 2016 election, are claiming that Donald Trump won’t accept the result of the 2020 (they believing it will be a Biden victory!)

      Priceless!

  19. I wasn’t sure whether to post this here or on the “China” thread (he covers McCarrick’s involvement in the China deal scandal), but here is the latest brilliant unmasking of this sleazy pontificate by Abp. Vigano:

    https://www.marcotosatti.com/2020/07/25/vigano-exclusive-interview-the-pope-and-the-sodomites/

    Here’s a headline about it, quoting an excerpt:

    ““THE VATICAN IS FACED WITH A SORT OF COUP D’ÉTAT THAT MAKES THE
    BERGOGLIAN CHURCH THE SPIRITUAL ARM OF THE WORLD GOVERNMENT, UNDER
    THE AEGIS OF COMMUNIST TYRANNY AND WITH THE COMPLICITY OF GLOBALIST
    PARTIES.”

    A few months ago, Michael Matt published a video of himself interviewing the good Archbishop, and mentioned that he, the Archbishop, has a “plan.” I’m still wondering what that plan is, but I hope it involves more than just publicly undressing this hierarchical corruption., incisive and devastating though that undressing is. The trouble with the current phase of this “plan” is that there are too many boot-lickers all too ready to defend the indefensible, and to conduct smear campaigns against this noble voice of truth.

    • RCA Victor,

      I totally agree – we need a real “action plan” – not just interviews and words in one form or another. I believe Archbishop Vigano will, indeed, be planning some action – akin to a fireworks display, based on his past and present performance…

        • RCA Victor,

          That’s very interesting. Comes just as I’m reading a book called Catholic Prophecy, in which one prophecy just might refer to Trump. More on that in due course…

            • Yes. I’ve only started reading it, after an avid Trump fan, who on reading something that made him think of Trump, researched the President’s family tree/history, and thinks it’s a possibility. He alerted me to it and lent me the book. What do you think?

              • Editor,

                I don’t remember the prophecies well enough to say anything about a Trump connection. Gimme a clue, like page number(s)….I have a PDF.

                • RCA Victor,

                  I’ve only started reading it but on the very first page, after outlining chaos in world and Church, it reads: “In the west, however, Christians rally around an unexpected leader, an army officer of royal blood, but their chances seem very slim…”

                  There’s more, but my source tells me that Trump was, in fact, a major in the army (he emailed a photo and page about that) and actually does have royal ancestry on both his mother’s and father’s side of the family (again, emailed me the evidence)

                  I’ve not had time to study the evidence, so I’ll be interested in what you think – it occurred to me that it might make a good blog discussion although by the time I get around to properly reading up on the whole thing, it might be November – and just in time for the election over there!

                  On the other hand, if YOU can come up with the evidence, well… over to you!

                  • Editor,

                    On the page following your citation, it says: “The Christian Prince [that is, the “unexpected leader”] leads his growing army to battle and wins victory upon victory. In West Germany he crushes a Germano-Russian Army. Communism collapses everywhere. The Mohammedans are thrown back to the sea. The war is carried to Africa and the Middle East, where the Arab Power is dealt a deadly blow. At this stage, if not earlier, U.S. troops come to the assistance of Western Europe.”

                    Then, at the bottom of this same page, it says that the Christian Prince is crowned Emperor.

                    I can’t see President Trump leading an army in Europe, let alone being crowned Emperor, but then again, I can’t see too well without my glasses, either!

                    My understanding is that this Emperor, aka the “Great King,” is French. Does Donald Trump’s royal blood include some of the French variety?

                    • RCA Victor,

                      Penultimate paragraph is priceless!

                      Moral: always read beyond the first page before drawing conclusions 😀

                      I take all of your points and await the arrival of our sometime blogger from Paris, Lionel, to lay claim to the French King to come!

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