Some Thoughts To End 2020…

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This is NOT the “Happy New Year” thread which we have every year – that will be posted at midnight, so hold off with the greetings! 

The above video – one of Dennis Prager’s enjoyable fireside chats – takes us briefly over the past year and allows us to consider whether or not we were wise to “follow the science” on Covid, giving up our freedoms.  What do you think?  Will we continue in the same way in the coming year – or have we learned our lesson?  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if everyone held to the kind of common sense attitudes displayed by Dennis in his video chat?

Obviously, we would disagree with Dennis’s opinion on transgenderism (he is a committed Jew, not a Catholic) but that aside, he talks a lot of  sense, not least about the role of the lying media in promoting evil – agreed?  

Covid Compliance Leads To Tyranny… Spain Proof Positive – So Stop Complying! 

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I stopped watching Carl Vernon videos a long time ago due to his foul mouth – generally speaking, he can’t string a paragraph together without using bad language.  The above video is one of the exceptions – and it’s worth reflecting on the truth of what Carl is saying: full compliance, which is what we are witnessing across the UK today, is a huge mistake. Tyranny is upon us – and the majority don’t even recognise it. 

Yet, the silence from churchmen at every level is deafening.  The apparently prophetic words of (the deceased) American Archbishop Fulton Sheen spring to mind:  “… a religion that doesn’t interfere with the secular order will soon discover that the secular order will not refrain from interfering with it.”   

Archbishop Viganò: Is Pope Francis Preparing Us To Accept The Antichrist?

December 23, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò (left), in a new interview with LifeSite, comments on LifeSite’s report that since the first coronavirus lockdown in March, Pope Francis is not anymore using the papal altar in St. Peter’s Basilica for his public Masses, an altar which is situated on top of St. Peter’s tomb. Instead, the Pope is using another altar at the basilica. For Viganò, this papal act is symbolic in light of the fact that Pope Francis himself ordered during the closing Mass of the October 2019 Amazon Synod that a bowl of plants dedicated to the false goddess Pachamama be placed on that very papal altar at St. Peter’s. Not long after that act, the Pope also decided that he would no longer use the title “Vicar of Christ” in the 2020 Vatican Yearbook.

The Italian prelate here finds strong words about the recent developments at St. Peter’s and the Vatican.

“In my opinion,” Viganò writes, “what we are witnessing represents the general rehearsal for the establishment of the kingdom of the Antichrist, which will be preceded by the preaching of the False Prophet, the Precursor of the one who will carry out the final persecution against the Church before Our Lord’s definitive and crushing victory.”

The Italian prelate compares the placing of a Pachamama bowl on the altar with the enthronement of the “Goddess Reason” at Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral during the Terror of the French Revolution in 1793. However, he explains, this time, the profanation of an altar came from within, committed by the highest levels of the hierarchy. “The Bergoglian church is giving itself an increasingly more disconcerting image, in which the negation of Catholic truths is accompanied by the explicit affirmation of an intrinsically anti-Catholic and antichristic ideology, in which the idolatrous cult of pagan divinities – that is, of demons – is no longer hidden, who are propitiated with sacrilegious acts and profanations of holy things.”

Pagan Ceremony in Vatican at opening of the Amazon Synod

He goes on to say that this “presence of an idol of ‘mother earth’ is a direct offense against God and the Most Holy Virgin” and “a tangible sign that explains in a certain sense Bergoglio’s many irreverent utterances with regard to the Blessed Mother.”

Here, the Italian archbishop sees a link to the warnings of Our Lady of Salette from the 19th century. For him it is not surprising “that those who want to demolish the Church of Christ and the Roman Papacy do so from the highest Throne, according to the prophecy of Our Lady at La Salette: ‘Rome will lose the Faith and will become the seat of the Antichrist.’”

Hideous nativity scene in Vatican, 2020

Commenting on the fact that Pope Francis removed from his entry in the 2020 Vatican Yearbook the title “Vicar of Christ” – he merely placed it at the end of his entry, under “historic titles” – Viganò states that “whoever refuses to be called Vicar of Christ apparently has the perception that this title does not suit him, or even looks with contempt at the possibility of being the Vicar of the One whom by his words and actions Bergoglio shows that he does not wish to recognize and adore as God.”

All these papal acts taken together are seen by Archbishop Viganò as a development toward apostasy and sacrilege, that is, demon worship. And for him, this development has its beginning at the Second Vatican Council. “I believe,” he explains, “that the premises that have been laid down up to this point – which in good part go back to Vatican II, but also to later events such as the Interreligious Prayer Meeting in Assisi – will inexorably lead in an ever more explicit way towards a ‘profession of apostasy’ by the leaders of the Bergoglian church.”

But Archbishop Viganò also gives us encouragement and strength. He recalls that “the Church does not belong to the Pope, and even less does she belong to a clique of heretics and fornicators that has succeeded in coming to power by deception and fraud.” He continues, by saying:

Therefore, we ought to unite our supernatural faith in the constant action of God in the midst of His people with a work of resistance, as counseled by the Fathers of the Church: Catholics have the duty of opposing the infidelity of their Shepherds, because the obedience that they owe them is aimed at the glory of God and the salvation of souls. We therefore denounce everything that represents a betrayal of the mission of the Shepherds, imploring the Lord to shorten these times of trial. And if one day we are told by Bergoglio that, in order to remain in communion with him, we must perform an act that offends God, we will have further confirmation that he is an impostor, and that as such he has no authority.                         

It is the archbishop’s hope that this crisis in the Church will open the eyes of many a lukewarm Catholic. He hopes that it will “permit us to see that where Christ the King does not reign, the tyranny of Satan is inevitably established; where Grace does not reign, sin and vice spread; where the Truth is not loved, people end up embracing error and heresy.” Perhaps, he hopes, this crisis will make many people who have difficulty adoring God realize “perhaps they can now understand that without God our life becomes hell.”

Archbishop Viganò concludes this interview with the hopeful words: “And let us pray that we will see the day on which a Pope will return to celebrate the Holy Sacrifice on the Altar of the Confession of Saint Peter, in the rite that Our Lord taught the Apostles and that they handed down intact through the centuries. This will also be a symbol of the restoration of the Papacy and of the Church of Christ.”  Source – Lifesitenews…

A bowl with symbols and flowers associated with the demon Pachamama was placed, at the explicit direction of Francis, on the altar of St. Peter’s Basilica, at the offertory during the closing (of the Amazon Synod) Mass. 

Comment:

Is Archbishop Vigano’s interpretation of Pope Francis’ actions correct – IS Francis preparing us to accept the Antichrist?    

If The Communist Plot To Steal American Election Works, World Tyranny Follows…

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I had no sooner prepared this thread, than YouTube removed the above video.  Happily I found it elsewhere, so you can watch and guess why it “violated YouTube’s terms of service” – which are designed to keep the truth from us. 

The comment below, taken from the YouTube platform says it all…

One of the greatest videos I have ever seen on YouTube, all categories.

Tell  us if you agree – or not – after you’ve viewed in here – on Vimeo

A Happy & Holy Christmas Everyone!

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Since singing is frowned upon at this time (“the virus” apparently isn’t the musical type!) we invite bloggers to post their favourite Christmas carols / songs on this thread, as well as favourite prayers and stories about Christmas. One of my own favourite short stories is the beautiful, classic Gift of the Magi by O Henry – enacted below…

Happy Christmas to our bloggers and to all visitors to this site.   

Christmas Eve: A Jew Reflects on Christmas & the Death of Christianity…

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We always post a Christmas thread for the exchange of greetings and to reflect on the Feast of Christmas, and that thread will, as usual, be posted tomorrow, but the above video allows us, first, to consider some key issues about the way Christianity is being attacked in the west, with attempts to belittle the festival of Christmas itself.  

Saying “happy holidays” seems to have taken off in the USA but I don’t think it happens here – or have I missed something?  How to react if it does cross The Pond… I’d be sticking with Happy Christmas – what  about you?   

Scotland’s First Minister: Mask Rule For Thee, But Not For Me! Police Agree… 

From Police Scotland…

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We’re aware of a photograph of the First Minister which appeared in The Sun, on 23 December, in which she was not wearing a face mask at a wake. The First Minister has acknowledged this inadvertent breach, for which she has apologised.

“We remind everyone of the requirement to wear face coverings in indoor public places for public health reasons. Police Scotland will not be taking any further action in relation to this matter.”  Daily Record

Comment: 

A friend was telling me about conversations she’s had with more than one member of the public recently, casual conversations in shops, mostly, where she’s been amazed to learn that the person(s) hated wearing the mask, didn’t actually need to because they were exempt, but were afraid that people would tell them off if they didn’t wear one – afraid, too of someone reporting them to the police.  Now they can rest assured that there will be no police action as long as they apologise.  Yeah right. 

On The Telegraph YouTube channel, there were sympathisers, with the point being made that plenty of other people do this (not wear a mask) so what’s the difference if Nicola Sturgeon does it?  Here’s one printable reply… “The difference is, she makes the rules and fines normal people for not following them. People like you are the reason they’re getting away with the [bleep!] they’re feeding us.

Well, do you agree?  Or were the police correct not to impose a fine for this “inadvertent breach for which she has apologised”... ?

Is China Stealing the USA Election? Goal of Communists – Complete Tyranny…

From the YouTube platform of The Epoch Times

Due to many requests from viewers, we have decided to release this documentary on YouTube. If this video is removed from our channel, you can still watch it on The Epoch Times: https://www.theepochtimes.com/2020-el…

2020 has been a most unusual year… It started with an unprecedented global pandemic caused by the CCP virus, and is concluding with the globally captivating U.S. presidential election—the results of which will not only decide the future of the United States, but also determine the future of the world.

However, the US election has been plagued with allegations of irregularities. So following election night, The Epoch Times’ investigative team quickly went to work. In an attempt to uncover the issues behind the election, senior investigative reporter Joshua Phillip travelled across the country to swing states to interview whistle-blowers, big data experts, and election experts. And this is what he uncovered…

From Editor, Catholic Truth

The above video arrived in my inbox with such a high recommendation that despite the length of it, I handed my boss a sick note bribe and said I needed some time off for personal reasons.  I was then glued to the screen and, despite some irritatingly loud background music (why do they do that?) I found myself becoming more and more informed about the intense level of determination of the Chinese Communist Party to dominate the world, politically, militarily, cyber/internet control and financially  – and that it has already infiltrated where it matters – big time.  I found the video very useful, so I thought you would, too.  It’s much lengthier that we normally post here but there are exceptions to every rule, and this video is one of those – I hope you agree.  

Having viewed the film, I’m asking myself if it is an exaggeration to say that Chinese Communist Party (CCP)-inspired corruption is rife in the USA – including within the court system –  and that it is, therefore, impossible for President Trump to prevail against such manifest evil… Is it?  You tell me…   

Final word -I just wish that great journalist (Joshua Phillip) would apply his excellent skills to investigating the highly detrimental effects of wearing face masks all day long, week in and week out for the foreseeable future. I’m throwing this in as  incidental information so if you want to comment on that topic, please don’t do so here – instead, click on this link which takes you to our previous discussion on the subject. Thank you.   

Covid Vaccines – Are We Guinea Pigs? 

Media Blackout: Moderna’s FDA Report Lists 13 Total Deaths, 6 In Vaccine Group, 7 In Placebo

Spiro Skouras writes…

The Pfizer Covid vaccine is already being administered to the public in the UK and the first doses have been given in the US ahead of a mass vaccination campaign on a global scale.

It is important to recognize that the Pfizer Covid vaccine has not been approved by the FDA. It has only received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) meaning the vaccine has not gone through the standard process to get official approval from the regulatory agency.

Now Moderna’s experimental Covid vaccine is set to get the same Emergency Use Authorization allowing the shot to be distributed to millions of people.

We have already witnessed short term adverse events (side effects) from the Pfizer vaccine. Truth is, nobody knows what the long term effects could be and it appears the public is being subjected to an experiment on a global scale.

In this report, we examine discrepancies in the FDA Moderna report that was voted on by an advisory panel. The panel voted 20-0 recommending EUA.

Some of the discrepancies include cherry picked trial participants to achieve the desired results to gain EUA. As well as 13 total deaths in the trials, 6 in the vaccinated group and 7 in the placebo. Something the media refuses to address.

Comments invited…