Joe Biden’s Weak Presidency Greatest Threat to the Entire World: God help us! 

Comment: 

I watched the entire live press conference yesterday and believe, me, Grant Stinchfield is not exaggerating one bit.  Indeed, he’s omitted almost as much as he’s included in the above short video clip.  At one point, one of the reporters asked him about gun control, following the most recent mass shootings.  His  response was a lecture on infrastructure and the need to build better bridges!  I kid you not.  Biden is clearly not operating with a full deck, and I wouldn’t put it so unkindly but for the fact that his ambition to become President and his determination to do so by fair means or foul, has endangered us all. 

Frequently, when pondering the possible means by which the Fatima prophecies would be fulfilled (that Communism would overtake the entire world) I find myself saying that it never once occurred to me that it could come by means of a virus, courtesy of China.  We’re allowing totalitarian governance to become embedded in the UK, due to the fearmongering which has left the population terrified of death;  as if death can come a second before God permits it.  Nor did it ever cross my mind that things would accelerate thanks to the election of a [nominally] Catholic President of the USA.  In fact, putting all the cards on the table, it is clear that we are living in a totalitarian (soon to be outright Communist) State because we have remained silent as Godlessness enveloped the West.  Here’s a quote from Archbishop Viganò which underlines this point beautifully: 

“A few days ago, a woman, believing that she would appear endowed with common sense, said that it is necessary to submit to the use of the mask and social distancing not only because of their effectiveness, but also to support our political leaders, in hope of a relaxation of the measures adopted so far: ‘if we put on the mask and get vaccinated, maybe they will stop it and let us live again.’  In response to this observation an elderly man responded that a Jewish person in  Germany in the 1930’s might have thought that wearing the [yellow] Star of David sewn on his jacket would somehow satisfy Hitler’s delusions, avoiding far worse violations and saving himself from deportation.  Faced with this calm objection, the woman who was speaking with him was shaken, understanding the disturbing similarity between the Nazi dictatorship and the pandemic madness of our time; between the way in which tyranny could be imposed on millions of citizens by leveraging their fear, then as now.”

What say you?   

Low IQ House-Plants: It’s Not Remotely Possible That Trump Lost To Biden…

Successful Presidents of Trump’s calibre simply do not lose office to basement-dwelling opponents who can’t campaign due to cognitive degeneration that prevents them from stringing two coherent sentences together…

Martin Blackshaw, aka blogger Athanasius, was published in the print edition of the American Catholic newspaper The Remnant, 31 January, 2021.  Martin’s article graced the front page and so was read around the world. Unfortunately, however, it was not available to online readers so below we publish Martin’s article in full – originally headlined  “A Farewell To The American President: The Man Who Tried To Save The World”…

When President Trump took office in 2016 he did so with a list of promises and priorities which, for his supporters, seemed in some respects unlikely to materialise over a term of just 4 years.

He promised to build the wall, re-establish the rights of Christians, bring American jobs back home, re-write trade deals in favour of the U.S., make NATO pay its fair share of the common defence budget, withdraw from the rip-off Iran nuclear deal and Paris climate accord, end the wars in the Middle East, make China accountable and resolve the ever-present menace of North Korea. In essence, it was a plan to disrupt the Communist globalist assault on God, freedom, national security and prosperity.

He kept every one of those promises and more. He re-built and re-equipped the military, created a booming economy, oversaw tax cuts and boosted employment numbers to record levels and beyond. He also swung the balance in the Supreme Court back in favour of conservatism while adding record numbers of like judges to the lower federal courts.

In terms of promises kept and success achieved, there is no President of the United States in living memory who comes anywhere near this one for leadership, patriotism, integrity and honesty. In addition to all of this, President Trump is the first President ever to stand front and centre in defence of the unborn child, the one achievement more than any other that sets him apart as more Catholic in spirit than Pelosi, Biden, Cardinal Wilton Gregory and even Pope Francis, all of whom are in accord with the spirit of “the Prince of this world”.

So in terms of fidelity to office and country, President Donald J Trump will surely be recorded for posterity as among the few greats in American history.

President Donald J. Trump visiting Scotland: “Among the few greats in American history”…

Every objective person in the world knows that Trump won re-election on November 3 with a landslide, a fact that is perfectly obvious to anyone in possession of an IQ even marginally higher than a house plant. Successful Presidents of his calibre simply do not lose office to basement-dwelling opponents who can’t campaign due to cognitive degeneration that prevents them from stringing two coherent sentences together – it just doesn’t happen, at least not this side of the Twilight Zone.

Without the least shadow of a doubt Trump’s victory was stolen from him by pre-planned, well-orchestrated and blatant fraud that any 5-year old could recognise and no true American could ever endorse in good conscience.

So why was it endorsed? It was endorsed because “the swamp” is much deeper than Trump ever imagined, as deep in fact as the pits of Hell from whence it springs, bubbling to the surface with putrefaction in the halls of power, not least the Capitol where the hate-filled queen of impeachment reigns supreme in conspiracy and a lust for vengeance.

In terms of promises kept and success achieved, there is no President of the United States in living memory who comes anywhere near this one for leadership, patriotism, integrity and honesty

How easy it is to imagine this lamentable individual in secret meetings asking a familiar-sounding question “Is it not better that one nation should suffer than that global Socialism should perish?”

I said months ago that the Chinese virus had a twofold purpose: 1. to enable the circumventing of Constitutional safeguards in order to facilitate fraud in the U.S. election, thereby ensuring a new Administration hallmarked “Made in China”. 2. To simultaneously enable the imposition of Beijing totalitarianism on all other nations of the world, thereby fulfilling the Communist objective of revolutionary subjugation of the West without a shot being fired.                                                                                                    

In the name of this virus we have seen the most extraordinary eradication of freedoms and civil liberties everywhere without regard for established law and even those “Human Rights” our leaders have declared for decades to be sacrosanct.

Employing the psychology of fear through the controlled media they have been able to achieve what they could never have hoped to achieve by any other means, convincing vast numbers of people on earth of a viral “silent assassin” while in reality it was cover for a vicious clampdown on growing populism in the U.S., the UK, Europe and Brazil, populism that threatened to sweep Communism and China’s ambitions aside. They dubbed this counter strategy for regaining control “The Great Reset”.

That it is a diabolic assault on the free world is evident in the particular targeting of religion and small to medium businesses, electronic surveillance of the masses, neighbourhood snitching to the authorities, huge arbitrary fines for accused rule breakers, police brutality including the tearing of screaming children from the arms of their mothers, entering homes without cause to arrest even heavily pregnant women for merely voicing opposition to lockdowns on social media, punching disabled women to the ground during peaceful demonstrations, etc., etc.

The list of evils goes on and on and none of it has anything to do with protecting and promoting health, as suicide and mental breakdown cases skyrocket alongside hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of cases of suspended treatment for people with genuine life-threatening illnesses.

Now the same tactics are being used to demonise, de-platform and de-legitimise President Trump, his colleagues and associates, his friends and his followers.

Without the least shadow of a doubt Trump’s victory was stolen from him by pre-planned, well-orchestrated and blatant fraud that any 5-year old could recognise and no true American could ever endorse in good conscience.

With lawless arrogance “Big Tech” has set about silencing the justly-outraged voices of Trump and the MAGA movement in the same way it suppressed the voices of eminent scientists, doctors, law professors and other distinguished experts who contradicted the official narrative, making use of such neutralising sound bites as “conspiracy theory” “unsubstantiated claim”,  “Misinformation” and other generalisations to excuse their trampling of the First Amendment. Same people, same tactics, same Communist ideology, same source – China!

Now there are foreboding signs that it will not stop at mere silencing as a brutal purge of conservatives begins to manifest. 

Senators Cruz, Hawley and others have already been decried as “Nazis” and proposed for punishment by “the House” while other Republican lawmakers around the country are threatened with the spectre of criminal charges for challenging the election results.

In New York, Rep. Elise Stefanik has been removed from her Harvard University position on the school’s political advisory committee, payback for her public remarks challenging the election result, while Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s lawyer, faces calls for his disbarment.

In other worrying developments, honorary titles are being stripped from pro-Trump politicians, book deals are being cancelled and large corporate donors such as AT&T, Airbnb, Dow and Marriot are withdrawing financial support from all GOP Reps who questioned the election.

As regards ordinary citizens, two women have recently been kicked off a Delta Airlines flight, having been overheard defending Trump during a private conversation. At the same time, any and all who can be identified as having participated in the January 6 protest rally in DC, regardless of activity, are having their names placed on a “no fly” list.

We can see the direction this purge is moving in. Following the convenient and all too predictable storming of the Capitol building on January 6, a breach that scuppered Trump’s last hope for justice and the public’s last hope of hearing the truth, the MAGA movement is set to be outlawed as an internal threat to national security while the part played by certain Antifa operatives is airbrushed out of existence.

It’s just getting started, wait until President Trump leaves office on January 20, assuming he is accorded that courtesy given Nasty Nancy’s impeachment attempt backed by the treachery of Mitch McConnell, whose wife and family members are up to their eyeballs in business relationships with the CCP. These people will do whatever it takes to ensure that Trump cannot run for office again.

If he does leave with his presidential integrity in tact they will hound him and his family with false accusations of criminality, tax avoidance and whatever else they can conjure up in their black souls while they persecute with increasing brutality his core support.

Speaking of black souls, it seems appropriate to wrap this up with an interesting, if tragic, observation.

We have seen how “deep State” and “deep Church” have come together to destroy this good man and what he stands for, particularly the reprehensible part played by Pope Francis who is known for his undermining remarks relating to Trump and his Administration. This is the same Pope who betrayed the underground Chinese Catholic Church through a secret Vatican deal with the CCP.

That aside, Catholics at all levels would appear to have held lead roles in the business of destroying the Trump legacy. From Pelosi and Biden in politics, not forgetting Republican Senator Patrick Toomey, the most vociferous after nasty Nancy in calling for a Trump impeachment, to former Attorney General Bill Barr, who astoundingly declared “no electoral fraud” and whose DOJ suppressed the Hunter Biden laptop revelations linking the Biden family to Chinese and Ukrainian money, among other things.

Then there’s the part played by VP Mike Pence, a man who long ago apostatised from the Catholic Church and who, true to form, betrayed Trump when he had the Constitutional authority to right the wrong during the Congressional count of ballots. 

Let us also consider the cowardice of the Supreme Court justices who failed Trump with excuses of procedural inadequacy when called upon to hear a very serious Constitutional case of great importance to the nation. Six out of the nine SCOTUS justices are baptised Catholics, including Chief Justice John Roberts.                                                            

In terms of the Covid-19 façade that facilitated the electoral fraud, two of the most influential enablers of this Beijing plot have been Dr. Anthony Fauci, a Jesuit-educated apostate, who now fancies himself a humanist, of all things, and apostate UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the first world leader to congratulate Joe Biden on his victory before the electoral college had even officially announced it. Johnson has since gone on public record blaming Trump for the events of January 6.    

What we see now in America is the fall of the last bastion of freedom in the world to the “errors of Russia”, as foretold by Sister Lucy in 1946, all other nations having already succumbed years ago to cultural Marxism. But who could have guessed that it would be by the intrigues of bad Catholics that the fall would come about?

In 1946, Sister Lucia told American historian William Thomas Walsh
that Our Lady had warned that every country in the world, including the USA, would be overcome by Communism

With incredible foresight, President Trump recently lamented this cultural Marxism as being responsible for the violence that broke out in all those Democrat controlled States some months back, declaring that Antifa, BLM, WOKE and the “Cancel Culture” are products of decades of infiltration by Marxists into all institutions of American academia.

I suspect events in DC on January 6 are rooted also in this and I agree with the President that it certainly underpins the steal, otherwise described by him as “a massive criminal enterprise”.

Conclusion

From a human perspective, President Trump along with so many other people of good will in the world must feel disconsolate and discouraged, having witnessed an unprecedented level of corruption and cowardice within the political and judicial systems they thought they could trust.

Darkness has now enveloped the whole earth, having first darkened the Church at Vatican II. It’s the Third Secret chastisement in its full terrifying reality, the consequence of infidelity on the part of conciliar popes and bishops who have consistently denied Our Lady’s request for a consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart, preferring instead their own pathetic vision of a conciliar new humanism. Blind guides indeed!

The good news is the present evil will be very short lived; For Our Lady has already promised us that in the end her Immaculate Heart will triumph, Russia will be converted and the world will be granted a period of holy peace. She said it would be late, but it will happen.

If ever there was a time when all seemed lost, it is now with the complete subjugation of the world under Communist totalitarianism, yet popes have admonished us that it is precisely at such times of apparent defeat that victory is imminent, as in the Gospel account of the disconsolate disciples on the road to Emmaus.

Again, Our Lady foretold these times at Quito more than four centuries ago and has promised that just when Satan thinks he has the victory she will intervene in a sudden and miraculous way to snatch it from his hand. We have no reason to be discouraged when we have heaven on our side!

Comments invited…
Reflecting on the above commentary  in the context of the unfolding policies of the Biden administration, the key question for discussion is this:  do you agree with those low IQ house-plants? 

Restrictions: Crime Against Humanity: Letter to Scottish Health Secretary…

The following letter was penned by our very own Athanasius aka Martin Blackshaw and sent to the Scottish Government Health Secretary, Jeane Freeman SNP, on 16 February, 2021. After briefly outlining some practical examples of how this past year has adversely affected families, Martin continues…

You will never be able to comprehend the mental and emotional anguish associated with such a nightmare, entirely inflicted by the present irresponsible Government.

If there is one positive aspect to be taken from this madness, however, it is that, being of independent mind, I have spent endless hours researching official outlets for all information relating to the Chinese virus dubbed “SARS-CoV-2” ­- a dubious designation given that this particular Coronavirus has never been isolated and identified by established scientific method (Koch’s Postulates) anywhere in the world, a fact confirmed recently by the Australian government in response to a Freedom of Information request.

Notwithstanding this false classification of the virus, my God-given common sense suggested to me as far back as March last year that locking down a nation in response to a viral pandemic is as futile as it is unprecedented in human history, not to mention unlawful, which is why responsible governments of the past never considered such an approach to pandemic viruses, especially one that is rated 24th in the list of global threats to health.

The World Health Organisation has recently vindicated that wisdom, declaring lockdowns to be both pointless and counterproductive following the utter failure of the initial 4-month effort which concluded in July 2020 with a destroyed global economy, countless millions of ruined lives and a virus still very much alive and spreading.

Whatever happened to that government mantra “we follow the science”? If you really did follow the science then you would know that on May 11 last year Sir Chris Whitty, England’s Chief Medical Officer, declared from Downing Street that “for most people Covid-19 is harmless”, a declaration that has since been echoed by experts the world over.

You would also know that social distancing and face coverings are science-fiction, not peer-reviewed science  fact, which explains why the virus continues to spread despite these ridiculous classroom innovations. Airborne viruses have a much longer range of inhalation than 2 metres and are not deterred by  silly open-sided face masks. Furthermore, droplets can just as easily enter the body through the eyes.

Another questionable element in this global push to impose Beijing government on the nations is PCR testing. I note that the World Health Organisation has finally downgraded this method of testing as unreliable, citing an unacceptably high number of false positives and stating that it should not be used in future to isolate asymptomatic individuals who are very likely not infected.

Of course, a good many experts said this months ago, pointing out that PCR testing was never intended for use as a diagnostic tool on human beings since it cannot distinguish between a live virus and a dead one. They further pointed out that testing is open to results manipulation depending on how many cycles are used to run samples. Interesting that the voices of these eminent scientists and medical experts were suppressed on social media!

At any rate, this unreliability of PCR testing brings me to Covid-19 mortality and the huge question mark that now hangs over accuracy in the numbering of reported dead, even though it is already relatively low as it stands in terms of global population and very small in comparison with the estimated 70 million people who die in the world every year.

Since my immediate concern is about Scottish deaths, I will restrict my observations to official Scottish Government figures. According to these, 15,000 deaths are insinuated on the government website from a population of 5.5 million, which number equates to a mere 0.27% of the Scottish population – hardly the plague upon us!

I say insinuated because nowhere on the government website is there a declaration of deaths resulting directly from Covid-19. Nor indeed are we told how many of these 15,000 deaths were of people with pre-existing serious underlying health conditions, which, as we know, accounts for most deaths.

Instead, we have the following ambiguous declaration: “6,500 have died who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 8,300 deaths were registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate”. Given what we now know about PCR testing it is quite possible that very few of these people died from Covid-19. Is this why the website is so strangely, perhaps legally, vague in the matter?

Just to emphasise how harmless this virus is for a majority of the world’s healthy citizens, the American Centre for Disease Control (CDC) released the following Covid survival statistics in September last year: Age 0-19 years: 99.99% – Age 20-49 years: 99.98% – Age 50-69 years: 99.5% – Age 70 & over years: 94.6%. These numbers have not altered in the five months since they were published.

English Rose

Now, given that at the height of virus infection in England last year 40% of acute NHS beds were lying empty for the first time in decades, and given that more people are at risk of dying from suspended testing and treatment for genuine life-threatening illnesses, not to mention rising suicides and the mental health impact of Covid lockdowns, I want you to tell me what this is really all about.

Official statistics and declarations do not lie and cannot be written off so easily as “conspiracy theory”. This lockdown business, the psychological manipulation via the media to ensure compliance, the mask and social distancing mandates, the surveillance, the misuse of police, the encouraging of neighbours and children to report perceived rule breakers, etc., these are all classic tactics of Communist totalitarian regimes.

In Scotland, the additional singling out of religion for particular lockdown persecution is further confirmation, if such were required, that our nation is at the mercy of a Communist government with a programme to trample the divine and natural law while suppressing Constitutional civil liberties and human rights through abuse of legislative authority. In effect, it is the realisation of G K Chesterton’s wise observation: “Abolish the God, and the government becomes the God.”

As with all such aggressive atheistic regimes, however, the present Scottish government will pass into infamy, as have historically-similar destructive  regimes whose leaders thought themselves elected to power rather than to serving office.

It is in the very nature of Communists to want to dictate, oppress and destroy because they are unhappy souls who have not the charity or wisdom of God in them. The ideology they serve, while masquerading as caring and progressive, is diabolic in origin and in governance, inevitably resulting in national servitude and misery.

My one consolation at this time is that the SNP is presently tearing itself apart internally, another common feature of Communist regimes, and will soon hopefully disappear completely from the Scottish political landscape, though not without first having destroyed the economy and the lives of millions.

There is also the hope that one day, when this Covid fiasco is finally revealed for what it is, a good number of people will be called to account, at a Nuremburg-type hearing, for what I consider to be one of the greatest crimes ever perpetrated against humanity. Whether this happens or not is immaterial for none of us ultimately escapes the far more rigorous justice of God in eternity for our actions in this life.

I will conclude by saying that I would rather take my chances with a real deadly plague than live isolated and oppressed under the present Sturgeon dictatorship. How quickly a few weeks of lockdown “to flatten the curve” turned into a permanent police state with loss of freedom and hope for the population, mirroring life in Red China, North Korea, and the former USSR.  Ends.  

Comment:

Thank you, Martin, for writing that first class letter – it speaks for the majority, if not all of us, on this blog.  As a matter of interest, for those who may not know, Jeane Freeman was a leading member of the Communist Party in her youth and the Communist Party is listed as one of her political affiliations on her Wikipedia page.  For now, though, do you agree with Martin that we are living through “one of the greatest crimes ever perpetrated against humanity” ?

 

IS talkRADIO “The Home Of Free Speech”? Just Ask Peter Hitchens… 

Comment:

The censored segment in the Mike Graham/Peter Hitchens interview is very significant.  Peter Hitchens isn’t saying anything that has not been said on this blog many times. So, what do the executives at talkRADIO know that the rest of us have not been told? Guesses welcome…  

Having lived in the Soviet Union – and he makes frequent references to the fact – Peter seems to be more aware than just about anyone else in the world of journalism/media that what is going on right now in the UK has led us into living life as populations do under Communist dictatorships. 

If only we could find an informed and committed Catholic journalist who would speak up in the same confident way,  with the ability to concisely explain the 1917 Fatima apparitions, including the later prophecy revealed by the Fatima seer, Sr Lucia; in an interview with American Historian Professor William Thomas Walsh in 1946,  Sr Lucia said that every country in the world would be overtaken by Communism, reinforcing the earlier warnings that Communism would spread unless the Pope & Bishops consecrate Russia to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart.  Russia, the first nation to publicly disown the very existence of God in its governance, has to be given back to God, and until that happens in the manner prescribed at Fatima, the world (and Church) will continue in turmoil. 

So, please… is there a Catholic journalist in the house? 

Biden’s Agenda: Build Back Backwards! 

Comment: 

The above overview of the Biden administration so far, requires no further comment here. Far from moving America forward, The Man Who  Stole America is taking the United States back in time… big time! 

Diamond and Silk mention, among other things, the Biden return to the evil pro-abortion policies of the Obama/Biden years – there is a separate thread on the push for abortion in the new administration  here

So, true or false… IS Biden’s agenda to build back backwards? 

Covid Censorship In UK – MP Under Attack For Challenging Propaganda…


Comment: 

Notice how the Sky News presenter intervenes throughout the above report to “correct” the MP. This is censorship writ large. It’s a devious means of not allowing the viewer to hear the full statement(s) from a critic, a means of suppressing the truth. 

Sir Desmond Swayne MP has spoken out from a relatively early stage, questioning the need for the restrictions.  On one occasion he said – paraphrasing slightly  – there may be a time when we find ourselves afflicted by a virus so deadly that we need to impose these kind of restrictions… this is not it!

The TV news outlets are dangerous. You should only watch if you are totally clear in your own mind that they are suppressing the truth about “the virus”, and that the numbers are not reliable – to put it as mildly as possible. The media, certainly the broadcasting media (with the exception of talkRadio), is effectively an arm of the Government, a propaganda wing, no less which is why the entire population has been so easily controlled.  If you disagree, say so in the comments below.

If you would like to congratulate Sir Desmond Swayne MP, and encourage him to continue to use his voice in Parliament to fight the tyranny descending upon us, you can email him on desmond.swayne.mp@parliament.uk

What’s Wrong With The World? Climate Change? Nope… I am! – GK Chesterton…

Comment: 

Enjoy the above excellent talk by Irish priest, Father David Sherry, SSPX, Superior of the District of Canada. At 46 minutes, it’s a bit longer than we usually post, but well worth watching right through. 

Father Sherry served in the Scottish SSPX churches for a while (not long enough!) soon after his ordination. As evident in the above talk, this is one priest who knows how to teach difficult concepts very simply and clearly.  It’s a real gift. 

Having had the pleasure of many conversations with Father Sherry, I’m confident that he won’t mind if I make a debatable point up front. 

Firstly, I’ve noticed for a while that the SSPX clergy in general do not speak much in sermons about Fatima. At this point in time, it is my belief that Our Lady’s warnings in 1917 should be at the forefront of every Catholic mind in the world, all the time.  There is just no other event in recent history which matches the Fatima apparitions and subsequent apparitions to Sr Lucia. Father Nicholas Gruner RIP – “the Fatima priest” – would often describe Fatima as the single most important event in the twentieth century.  Thus, it is a little surprising to hear Father Sherry say, in an oblique reference to Fatima,  that he “thinks” the Church will be restored through the triumph of the Immaculate Heart. 

I’m not sure why priests appear to be reluctant to speak about Fatima because it’s as clear as the day is long that those prophecies are unfolding before our very eyes – goodness, the three child-seers reported Our Lady’s warning that Communism would spread from Russia before Communism was established in Russia!  And it’s spreading like wildfire across the world right now. It’s already arrived here in the UK.  It’s the easiest of all apparitions to explain:  two of the three seers are already canonised – and they were able to reveal that Our Lady had affirmed Catholic dogmas from papal authority to the reality of Hell, by letting them actually see the tormented souls in Hell. There was a public miracle, witnessed by over 70,000 people and reported – with photographs of the massive crowd – in the local newspapers at the time. Atheists converted on the spot. 

It is a little puzzling, then, that priests don’t seem to have Fatima at the front of their minds in preaching and in conversations.  In the case of Fr Sherry, I know it can’t be for lack of belief in the apparitions – he gladly attended our Fatima Conference some years ago when we had the privilege of welcoming Father Gruner RIP to address a Catholic Truth audience and I have heard him speak of the apparitions, with conviction.  I’m sure there will be other videos in which Fr Sherry does, in fact, speak of Fatima, but  should not  the Fatima Message be right at the forefront of all Catholic minds today, and shouldn’t we – priests especially – never assume that we are speaking to the already converted or informed? Repetition is the mother of education, as the saying goes…

Maybe our commentators will disagree – share your thoughts on that, but don’t forget, either, to comment on the excellence of the information in the above video, not to mention Father Sherry’s superb professional delivery – he is a natural communicator and a first class teacher.  

I’ll send the link to this thread to Father Sherry, so if I disappear without explanation, start a crowd-funding campaign to pay the ransom 😀 

Scots TV Presenter On Covid-Generation: “What’s The Point?” Future Bleak…

Comment: 

It is my considered opinion that there is no point any more in writing to politicians at any level. Things are too far gone now – lockdowns have become an accepted method of controlling the population. Generating fear really does work, and it makes no difference if we remind folk that the Government’s own alleged experts said at the outset that there is a 99.98% recovery rate in those who become infected with this virus.  In other words, most people recover. At least two people in England, who were aged over 100 recovered way back at the beginning – wheeled out of hospital to a parade of staff cheerfully applauding. Doesn’t matter. There is a tiny risk of becoming infected, so best to stay at  home, close schools and businesses, ban church-going, insist on mask-wearing and (anti) social distancing, with heavy handed police tactics, including hefty fines, imposed on anyone who dares to disobey.  Too bad about those suffering with other illnesses;  last time I checked Covid was #24 on the list of causes of death in the UK – or was that England, can’t be sure, but you’ll get my drift…it’s certainly not #1 cause of death in Scotland, or anything like it, that’s for sure.

In that context, I have every sympathy with Neil Oliver’s views, and I’m not at all surprised at the perfectly understandable attitude of his 17 year old daughter and her friends who ask “what’s the point” of studying and working to succeed in education in preparation for the world of work, when, on the whim of a Government our personal and religious freedoms may be removed, with education and work brought to an unceremonious halt. 

What I find hard to fathom, though, is why someone with Neil Oliver’s obvious  intelligence (and ditto Mike Graham) hasn’t apparently realised why we are in lockdown for the foreseeable future; that this is not about a virus at all, never was about a virus – that we are actually living under a system of totalitarian governance, stealthily established with the willing, if naïve, co-operation of the majority of the population; that, almost overnight, Communism has arrived.  They don’t appear to be joining up the dots to reach that conclusion. Too busy, I suppose, rightly focused on encouraging the teenagers in their circle not to lose hope, but to keep planning ahead…

In any event, Neil Oliver hits a number of nails on the head in the above interview, and I fully sympathise with his response to this ongoing and apparently never-ending series of lockdowns.  Do you?    

Fatima Prophecies Unfolding Before Our Very Eyes – Global Communism Is Here! 

Comment:

Our Lady told the three little seers at Fatima that Russia would spread her errors.  This, in July, 1917 before the Communist Revolution had taken place in Russia.

Our Lady “messaged” the children, before “messaging” became the fashion… they were to let it be known to the Church authorities that unless Russia were consecrated to her Immaculate Heart, the errors of Russia would spread across the world. 

Successive popes have failed to carry out this instruction; they were told that they must pray this consecration with all the bishops of the world on the same day, and that thereafter, Russia – the first ever nation to publicly deny the very existence of God in its governance – would be converted and a period of world peace would follow. The popes failed to obey and so the errors of Russia did spread, notably the error of atheistic totalitarian governance – first to China and thereafter to other nations. There cannot be peace in the world until Russia is consecrated – that is, until atheistic Russia is given back to God. 

As we can see, totalitarian governance is spreading fast, far and wide.  The current pontiff seems highly unlikely to effect the consecration of Russia.  Our Lady did say that it would be done, but it would be late.  It’s certainly very late, now. 

So, perhaps now is a good time to reflect on the fact that we are living through the unfolding of this particular part of the Fatima prophecies – the spread of Communism.  How much longer before we are blessed with a pope who will consecrate Russia? And what might be the likely geo-political context for that consecration? 

We keep asking what can be done about our situation; we feel helpless, finding ourselves forced to live under the yoke of tyrannical rule, dressed up as concern for our health.  Prayer is obviously essential…  Is that all we can do?  Prayer and penance?  Anything else? 

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!  Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!   

Archbishop of Glasgow: “The Church has never said that [anyone] is in Hell” … Eh?

The following reflection, dated 22 November, 2020, is taken from the website of the Archdiocese of Glasgow – editorial comment added…

COVID restrictions and salvation

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia

In a far-reaching reflection this week, Archbishop Philip considers the new pandemic restrictions, our duty to live with charity and solidarity during this period, and our final judgement by Christ the King: “Two things make me hopeful for our eternal destiny … I have never met anyone without a scrap of love and charity in their heart.
Editor: allow me to introduce myself…

Secondly, the Church has never said that any individual person is in hell.
Editor: allow me to introduce you to Saint Jacinta – one of the Fatima seers, solemnly canonized by Pope Francis at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima, in Portugal on 13 May 2017.  After the vision of Hell, when the seers saw the souls (plural) of those suffering there, Jacinta was so desperate to help poor sinners avoid Hell that she made many sacrifices. Read all about Fatima here  –  you really need to know about it, if you want to make sense of what is happening in the world today. Oh, and to know that there ARE souls in Hell.  Lots, sadly, of individuals.  Our Lord told us that, even before Saint Jacinta… Don’t you remember?  He mentioned “the furnace of fire” where there would be “weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 13:5).  Don’t you remember?  And it is the tradition of the Church,  the teaching of the Fathers and Doctors of the Church, that Judas Iscariot is in Hell. I’m not sure that we’ve ever covered this in our newsletter, so watch out for our January 2021 edition – we’ll find a spot for it there. Interesting, isn’t it, that the Fathers and Doctors of the Church agree unanimously that there is, at least, one bishop in Hell… Er, moving on…

Jesus is the one who has the authority and the power to look into our souls and find there the love that will permit us to enter eternal life.
Editor: allow me to introduce you to Our Lord’s definition of “love” – He told us that if we love Him, we will keep His  Commandments and voila! Then we will be admitted to eternal life. It’s a tad misleading to speak of Jesus finding “love” in our souls when the word is so misused and abused these days.  Don’t you have a duty to make sure that those hearing and reading your words understand the nature of the love required to achieve eternal happiness?  “Love” (in the sense of the pop song) is NOT “all you need”. 

“Jesus is the one who, despite our sins and frailties, has the authority to validate our existence and our activity forever. Jesus, the Universal Judge, in calling us to unselfish charity, is the one who scrutinises our souls for the spark of divine love that will permit us to live forever with the saints in heaven.
Editor: allow me to introduce you to my previous response. Except I need to mention “validate our existence and our activity forever” – if this is the latest way of describing The Judgment, I’d say ditch it. The Four Last Things is much easier to understand:  Death, Judgment, Heaven or Hell.  Nobody needs to run for a dictionary.

“Covid-19 is a particularly nasty virus, and we do not want people to become ill or die. Practical charity in this pandemic may just be that spark of divine love in us that the Lord will look for.”
Editor: allow me to introduce you to St Thérèse of Lisieux, one of the many great Christian souls who longed for death: “During this prayer, I would begin thinking that the day of rest was coming to an end, that the morrow would bring with it the necessity of beginning life over again, we would have to go back to work, learning lessons, etc., and my heart felt the exile of this earth. I longed for the everlasting repose of heaven, that never-ending Sunday of the Fatherland!” Indeed, can you believe this, Archbishop, we’re all going to die of something, some day.  And horrible as this virus is (you are right about that – well, even a broken clock is right twice a day 😀 ) some deaths may be much worse. 

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And then there were 20 … It seems like a huge joke on the Church to proclaim Jesus Christ as King, while being under such severe restrictions that only 20 people at a time are allowed to come together in Church for Mass to celebrate this great feast. I never imagined for a second that I would mark my fifteenth anniversary as a bishop under these circumstances.
Editor:  well, this is one “joke” that’s not leaving any of the faithful amused.  Not one little bit.  I’ve yet to meet any Catholic  anywhere in Scotland who finds this situation remotely funny. I take your point, however, and it is true that we find it disgusting that the bishops would preach Christ is King while effectively handing His crown to Nicola Sturgeon.  An uncharitable soul might accuse the hierarchy itself of being “a huge joke”.  So, your point is not without merit. 

I consoled myself by remembering the crucifixion of Jesus when the soldiers mocked him. “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.”
Editor: well, don’t console yourself. What you ought to be remembering is the fate awaiting false shepherds, because Scripture reveals that Christ warned against false teachers  more than He preached about love or any other desirable quality. To teach that the Government’s authority is greater than that which Christ the King bequeathed to His Church, is not something which should console you – it should worry you, dare I say it, to death…

When we proclaim Christ as King, we need to recognise that He is a King who reigns from the Cross, and, from the Cross he is the King who can promise paradise. To one who was crucified with him, you remember, and who recognised Jesus’ innocence, Jesus promised, “Today you will be with me in paradise.” Jesus is King because, through his Cross and Resurrection, he is the Saviour who has won for us the crown of eternal life.
Editor:  the “Good Thief” was promised Paradise despite his sins and crimes; but why? Because he confessed his sinfulness, unlike the other thief who doggedly taunted Our Lord and refused to accept his own sinfulness before God. We’re still waiting for that “Good Thief” confession from any of our Bishops; nothing, so far.  All we are hearing is that you’re all doing your bit to “save lives” and “protect the NHS”.  No repentance for designating God as non-essential in a public health “crisis”.

Jesus is the King who reigns from the Cross, and those who belong to his kingdom are called to carry their Cross and follow him to the glory of the Resurrection. Because of this pandemic, we are once again suffering even more severe restrictions to our freedom to come to church to worship God. Part of our suffering is the fact that it is not particularly clear why 50 had to drop to 20 in the Tier 4 regulations. It could, however, be worse. In England, Ireland and France, all churches are just closed full stop. We do not want that to happen, so we will bear this cross with dignity, patience and forbearance, hoping that the Tier 4 restrictions are lifted on 11th December as has been promised.
Editor:  this is not a “cross” – this is a dereliction of duty.  A cross of suffering we must accept with peaceful resignation.  Episcopal and priestly neglect we rightly abhor. It is a scandal which we are duty bound to publicly correct.  God is never “non-essential” especially at a time when we are being  frog-marched into totalitarian governance.

If you are frustrated by the Tier 4 restrictions on your personal freedoms, let me point you to today’s Gospel. Jesus is King also because he is the universal judge of every human being, with the authority to admit to eternal life or to condemn to the eternal fire.
Editor: that is a non-sequitur.  There is no connection between my loss of my personal freedom, for which the hierarchy (and each individual member of it) is largely to blame, because the Governments of the UK could never have imposed these restrictions on our religious liberty without the co-operation of the hierarchy, so, to recap, there is no connection between the loss of my personal freedom and the authority of Christ to Judge us in eternity. Unless, that is, you are saying that those politicians responsible for removing our personal (and religious) freedoms are going to face a very severe judgment.  Is that what you mean?  If so, you have a duty to warn them very publicly and very clearly, not hide your warning behind a  vague, generalised statement. 

In this scenario of the last judgment, the measure Jesus will use for his judgment is love and practical charity. Here are his words: “I was hungry and you gave me food, thirsty and you gave me drink, sick and imprisoned and you visited me, a stranger and you made me welcome. When you did this to the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.”
Editor:  another non-sequitur.  What do those [beautiful] words of Our Lord have to do with your insistence on obeying a wholly secular and heavily Marxist-leaning Government which is responsible for the introduction of evil laws to destroy the family and legitimise (and promote) sexual immorality, a Government which is planning further evil through its shocking Hate Crime Bill and which is now wielding authority over the Church?   We’re definitely in waffle territory here.

We are told that we are under Tier 4 restrictions because the rate of Covid-19 infection in Glasgow and the West of Scotland remains, in the First Minister’s words, “stubbornly high”. At the beginning of this pandemic, we were all in it together and it was easier to accept lockdown. Now we are not. In some parts of Scotland, people are shopping normally, going to pubs and restaurants freely until fairly late in the evening, and socialising with each other more than we are.
Editor: it’s very interesting – and telling – that you found the first lockdown “easier” to accept, and that you quote the ridiculous slogan “we’re all in this together” which, is balderdash. The fact that the churches were closed meant that no Catholic found the first lockdown remotely easy.  We found it painful and doubly so because you, our bishops were happily going along with the Government’s authoritarian rule. We can’t even accuse the politicians of a coup d’état because the bishops were happy to co-operate and hand over their authority to the Government.  I find it very interesting that, for all the quotes from Scripture relating to Judgment, you do not seem to apply any of them to yourselves.  Your confidence in “love” being the passport into Heaven is troubling.  When Christ pointed out that that the infamous sinner, the woman who anointed his feet with oil would be forgiven her many sins “because she hath loved much”, she had first washed his feet with her tears of repentance. This was no superficial or emotional love – it was the kind of love required of us all, the love that takes us to the confessional box. (Luke 7:37-48).  It is misleading for priests and bishops to speak of “love” as if it pleases God and brings us to salvation, without repentance of our sins. 

Part of this disparity is that in four Catholic dioceses, 50 people can be at Mass; and in the other four (which contain the vast majority of the Catholic community of Scotland), only 20 people can be at Mass. If this makes you frustrated or angry or feel a sense of unfairness, just try to bear it as our commitment to practical charity and to the love of our neighbour, so that infection rates will come down, and we will all be able to enjoy more personal freedoms at the end of this period of Tier 4 restrictions.
Editor:  there are just no words in any dictionary to describe the frustration and anger  (to use your words) felt by Catholics shocked by your subservience to the Government throughout this period.  To speak of “practical charity” and the “love of neighbour” as being the correct response to the limitations set on numbers of faithful who may attend Mass simply beggars belief. Charity and Justice must first be offered to God.  Of course, since the introduction of the new Mass, the emphasis has been on the people, the “community”, making the Mass more enjoyable, fun even, for them but – of course – that is the wrong way round. Charity is first and foremost, the love of God.  Our concern for justice, too, must first be directed to Justice for God to Whom we owe true worship.  The Ten Commandments are more important than any Coronavirus restriction. Thankfully, there ARE some (not many) priests who are defying Government rules – I’ve just been reading about a priest in Ireland who has re-opened his church despite his bishop cowering behind the propaganda about the need to “suppress the virus” – such idiocy!  This priest reveals more insight than any bishop into the reality of what is going on when he says: “There is a suspicion that they want to stop people believing in God … to stop people practising their faith.”  Got it in one.  In Scotland – and indeed across the UK – the bishops, complicit with the Government, are succeeding in doing this, whether deliberately or unwittingly, where the Protestant Reformers of the 16 century failed. 

More than that – much more than that – Jesus the Universal King will judge us at the end on our love and charity.
Editor: to quote  Groucho Marx,  if I’ve told you this before, don’t stop me, I want to hear it again…  (I repeat): we will be judged on the kind of love which leads us to obey the Commandments:  “If you love Me, you will keep my Commandments” (John 14:21-24 ). 

Two things make me hopeful for our eternal destiny … I have never met anyone without a scrap of love and charity in their heart. Secondly, the Church has never said that any individual person is in hell. Jesus is the one who has the authority and the power to look into our souls and find there the love that will permit us to enter eternal life.
Editor: again, in the spirit of Groucho Marx, allow me to repeat myself by introducing you to Saint Jacinta – one of the Fatima seers, solemnly canonized by Pope Francis at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima, in Portugal on 13 May 2017.  After the vision of Hell, when the seers saw the souls (plural) of those suffering there, Jacinta was so desperate to help poor sinners avoid Hell that she made many sacrifices. Read all about Fatima here  –  you really need to know about it, if you want to make sense of what is happening in the world today. Oh, and to know that there ARE souls in Hell.  Lots, sadly, of individuals.  Our Lord told us that, even before Saint Jacinta… Don’t you remember?  He mentioned “the furnace of fire” where there would be “weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 13:5).  Don’t you remember? And it is the tradition of the Church,  the teaching of the Fathers and Doctors of the Church, that Judas Iscariot is in Hell. I’m not sure that we’ve ever covered this in our newsletter, so watch out for our January 2021 edition – we’ll find a spot for it there. Interesting, isn’t it, that the Fathers and Doctors of the Church agree unanimously that there is, at least, one bishop in Hell… Er, moving on…

Jesus is the one who, despite our sins and frailties, has the authority to validate our existence and our activity forever. Jesus, the Universal Judge, in calling us to unselfish charity, is the one who scrutinises our souls for the spark of divine love that will permit us to live forever with the saints in heaven.
Editor: once more, in the spirit of Groucho Marx, allow me to repeat myself.  If by “validate our existence and our activity forever” you mean The Judgment, I’d say ditch it. The Four Last Things is much easier to understand:  Death, Judgment, Heaven or Hell.  Nobody needs to run for a dictionary.

Covid-19 is a particularly nasty virus, and we do not want people to become ill or die. Practical charity in this pandemic may just be that spark of divine love in us that the Lord will look for.
Editor:  the problem with all this talk of “practical charity” is that the Government tells us to stay away from people.  I’m surprised that the bishops haven’t picked up on that in their anxiety to obey Mz Sturgeon & Company.  There’s not a lot of “practical charity” any of us can legitimately do when we are supposed to be wearing masks (which discriminates against the hard of hearing who struggle to understand what is being said behind the muzzles) and when we must keep a distance of six feet or whatever it is now from others  – I no longer keep up with these crackpot rules. I’ve worked it out that God has given me a mind of my own for a reason.  So, really, with all due respect, we don’t need exhortations from our bishops to “practical charity” or patience in carrying this “cross”; we need to see some backbone, some pushback, some practical charity towards God by a declaration that “enough is enough”.  The virus has been used by Government to introduce totalitarian governance by stealth, using the fear of  infection and death to control us.

Shame on you, Archbishop Tartaglia, and your brother bishops for allowing yourselves to be complicit in this spread of Communism, which was foretold at Fatima.  You must seek to make amends urgently, and where better to begin – after opening your churches, refusing to pay fines and accept prison if necessary – than by asking the Pope to arrange for the Consecration of Russia to be carried out in the manner prescribed by Our Lady at Fatima. When she spoke to the Fatima seer, Sr Lucia, Our Lady requested  that the Pope, in union with all the bishops of the world, consecrate Russia, the first ever nation to publicly deny the very existence of God in its governance, the first ever Communist country, to her Immaculate Heart. Only when this is done, will peace and order be restored in both the world and the Church. 

This public giving back to God of Russia, this Consecration must be done by the Pope and the bishops of the world at the same time. A short prayer of Consecration, as requested by God through His mother at Fatima, would see off  the fear of this virus (which is not at all the deadly threat which the schemers claim) and we would enjoy the promised period of world peace. To date, we are seeing a purely worldly response to a contrived public health crisis, absent any spiritual, religious or moral leadership from the hierarchies around the world.  There’s plenty of talk of “judgment” in the above reflection but it is all askew – it is clear evidence of the lack of any Catholic sense.

At Catholic Truth, Archbishop, we are praying for you and for your brother bishops in Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales. But what we cannot do, is defend your negligence and your worldly complicity with the politicians who are brazenly changing the way we are governed in order to remove our personal and religious freedoms.  Of this you must repent, as a matter of the utmost urgency, in the knowledge that judgment for any of us can come at any minute, day or night. You may take refuge in the Woody Allen philosophy: “It’s not that I’m afraid of death, I just don’t want to BE there when it happens!”  Well, Archbishop, Breaking News, you WILL be there. 

St Joseph, patron of a happy death, pray for us. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us! 

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