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Canada’s federal government paid nearly $10 million in COVID benefits to dead people

Families of the deceased are apparently being used as the scapegoat for not reporting the status of their loved ones.
Wed Jun 2, 2021 - 8:28 pm EST
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OTTAWA, Ontario, June 2, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) - Canada’s federal government paid out more than $9 million in COVID-19 relief funds to deceased individuals, new documents show.

As first reported by Blacklock’s Reporter, according to documents the news site obtained, the Department of Employment made automatic payments totaling $9,208,500 to 15,398 people who had died and were deemed beneficiaries of Disability Tax Credits. In July 2020, the Canadian Liberal government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had announced that it would give a one-time payment of $600 to Canadians with disabilities.

According to the Department of Employment, the government will now be taking “a post-payment review to determine whether there are any overpayments.” 

“In order for the payment to reach as many recipients as possible, all implicated programs conducted a detailed review and careful analysis of their data to confirm eligibility for the one-time payment, including how to address payments following the death of a beneficiary,” stated an Inquiry.

“Much like the need for clients to update their personal information with each department for their specific programs, death-related information would also need to be updated by relatives or the estate.”

The government’s messaging appears to place the blame on the families of the dead who received the funds for not updating their loved ones’ information in a timely manner.

“In some cases, information for persons with disabilities may not have been up to date because the government did not receive the individual’s updated personal information, or because of late or incomplete tax filing,” stated the documents obtained by Blacklock’s Reporter.

According to the documents, 4,637 people who lived outside of Canada also received money, but no total was given. 

Blacklock’s Reporter stated that while those who received the money died before COVID-19 crisis hit, the payments were made to their accounts anyway. 

Despite this, the government said repayment would not be necessary for the “one-time” payments. 

Legislation was passed in 2015 when Bill C-247 mandated that the Department of Employment register deaths with pertinent government agencies so that loved ones would not have to, in a time of grief, update information. 

Despite Bill C-247 being passed, it was never enacted. 

The bill's sponsor, then-Liberal MP Frank Valeriote, said, “Grieving people have no inkling who they should call.” 


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Fauci knew about possible COVID lab leak evidence, ‘gain of function’ concerns, emails reveal

The Biden administration's chief medical adviser had downplayed the possibility of the virus being engineered before acknowledging last month that it could have been created by researchers.
Wed Jun 2, 2021 - 7:21 pm EST
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WASHINGTON, D.C., June 2, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Dr. Anthony Fauci knew about potential evidence of lab origins of COVID-19 as early as January 2020, according to a tranche of emails from the Biden administration medical adviser that were published Tuesday.

The emails, obtained by The Washington Post and Buzzfeed News through a Freedom of Information Act request, show that Fauci was informed by experts about “unusual features” of the virus that pointed to possible man-made origin. 

An email sent to Fauci on January 31, 2020 by Kristian Andersen, a professor with Scripps Research, noted that parts of COVID-19 could “(potentially) look engineered.”

“On a phylogenetic tree the virus looks totally normal and the close clustering with bats suggest that bats serve as the reservoir,” Andersen wrote. “The unusual features of the virus make up a really small part of the genome (<0.1%) so one has to look really closely at all the sequences to see that some of the features (potentially) look engineered.”

“I should mention that after discussions earlier today, Eddie, Bob, Mike, and myself all find the genome inconsistent with expectations from evolutionary theory,” he added. “But we have to look at this much more closely and there are still further analyses to be done, so those opinions could still change.”

“Thanks, Kristian. Talk soon on the call,” Fauci replied. Prior to Andersen’s email, Fauci had forwarded him an article in Science magazine titled “Mining coronavirus genomes for clues to the outbreak’s origins.” 

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“This just came out today,” Fauci said, calling it “of interest to the current discussion.”

“It’s a great article, but the problem is that our phylogenetic analyses aren’t able to answer whether the sequences are unusual at individual residues, except if they are completely off,” Andersen responded. 

Two months later, a paper by Andersen and colleagues in Nature Medicine stated that “SARS-CoV-2 is not a purposefully manipulated virus” and “we do not believe that any type of laboratory-based scenario is plausible.” The authors acknowledged, however, that “it is currently impossible” to disprove other theories. 

Fauci, chief medical adviser to the Biden administration and previously President Trump’s top COVID-19 adviser, had downplayed the possibility that the virus may have been engineered for more than a year before finally changing his tune last month.

In another email, the founder of an American nonprofit flagged for research on bat coronaviruses in Wuhan, China, that could have resulted in the creation of COVID-19 thanked Fauci for his public dismissal of the lab leak theory last April. 

“I just wanted to say a personal thank you on behalf of our staff and collaborators for publicly standing up and stating that the scientific evidence supports a natural origin for COVID-19 from a bat-to-human spillover, not a lab release from the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” Dr. Peter Daszak, founder of EcoHealth Alliance, wrote to Fauci on April 18, 2020. 

“From my perspective, your comments are brave,” Daszak said. A large portion of the email remains redacted. 

EcoHealth Alliance had received U.S. taxpayer funding for its controversial “gain of function” virus work in Wuhan, as LifeSite reported earlier this year. The funds came from the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) led by Dr. Fauci. 

Additional emails between Fauci a top NIAID official show that Fauci may have had significant concerns about gain of function research and its links to the pandemic. 

“It is essential that we speak this AM,” Fauci wrote to Hugh Auchincloss, NIAID principal deputy director, in February 2020. The email was labeled “IMPORTANT,” with an attachment titled “Baric, Shi et al – Nature medicine – SARS Gain of function.pdf.”

“Keep your cell phone on. I have a conference call at 7:45 AM with (Trump administration health secretary Alex Azar). It likely will be over at 8:45 AM,” Fauci said. “Read this paper as well as the e-mail that I will forward to you now. You will have tasks today that must be done.”

“The paper you sent me says the experiments were performed before the gain of function pause but have since been reviewed and approved by NIH,” Auchincloss wrote to Fauci, likely referring to a freeze on gain of function work enacted under the Obama administration in 2014. 

“Not sure what that means since Emily is sure that no Coronavirus work has gone through the P3 framework. She will try to determine if we have any distant ties to this work abroad,” he said. 

LifeSite will report more on Fauci’s emails in the coming days.


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China announces first-ever human case of rare bird flu from ‘accidental’ transmission

As the world tires of coronavirus restrictions, communist China announced on June 1 that this infection was 'an accidental cross-species transmission. The risk of large-scale transmission is low.'
Wed Jun 2, 2021 - 7:13 pm EST
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BEIJING, China, June 2, 2021 (LifeSiteNews)  – Some 18 months after COVID-19 began spreading through the world after originating in Wuhan, China recently announced the first human case of a rare form of bird flu.

On June 1, the Associated Press reported that Chinese authorities announced a 41-year-old man had been hospitalized on April 28 and was now in a stable condition. The outbreak occurred in the Jiangsu province, northwest of Shangai, when the man developed a fever some days before he was hospitalized.

An entire month later, May 28, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention finalized genome sequence testing and discovered that the sample was positive for the H10N3 variant of the bird flu virus. The patient is now reportedly recovered and ready to be discharged.

In its statement, Beijing’s National Health Commission (NHC) declared that “this infection is an accidental cross-species transmission. The risk of large-scale transmission is low.”

Authorities ordered medical observation of all the patient’s close contacts as well as contact tracing, but did not detect any cases of transmission, and so far no other cases have been detected globally.

China’s state-sponsored media, the Global Times, reported that NHC summoned experts, who did not believe that the strain of the virus had the ability to effectively infect humans, and was of a low pathogenic nature.

No details are known, or have been released, on how the man became infected with the virus.

However, Yang Zhanqiu, a deputy director of the Pathogen Biology Department at Wuhan University, suggested to the Global Times that the patient had contracted the virus from having contact with sick poultry.

Speaking to Reuters, the World Health Organization gave this statement: “The source of the patient’s exposure to the H10N3 virus is not known at this time, and no other cases were found in emergency surveillance among the local population. At this time, there is no indication of human-to-human transmission. As long as avian influenza viruses circulate in poultry, sporadic infection of avian influenza in humans is not surprising, which is a vivid reminder that the threat of an influenza pandemic is persistent.”

The genetic sequence of the virus has yet to be published, meaning that information about the strain of bird flu is yet to be fully disseminated amongst the scientific community.

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Reuters noted that there had been “no significant numbers of human infections with bird flu since the H7N9 strain killed around 300 people during 2016-2017.” However, amongst the larger family of avian influenza, a different strand named H5N1 is highly pathogenic, with a mortality rate of around 60%.

It remains to be seen what the long-term implications are of the Chinese government’s announcement, and the trajectory the strain of the virus could take.

A familiar situation

Given the Chinese origins of COVID-19, many commentators are suggesting, even warning, that H10N3 could develop into a similar situation. Jürgen Richt, a professor at Kansas State University and director of the Center on Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), said: “If they were to transmit human to human, then we would be at a worse situation than COVID-19 in terms of case fatality rates.”

Such musings are of a similar vein to comments made by globalist billionaire and population control advocate Bill Gates. “This pandemic is bad, but a future pandemic could be 10 times more serious,” declared Gates in January of this year.

This tone was echoed in an annual letter sent out by Bill and Melinda Gates also in January 2021.

“We all saw firsthand how quickly a disease you’ve never heard of in a place you may have never been can become a public health emergency right in your own backyard…The unfortunate reality is that COVID-19 might not be the last pandemic. We don’t know when the next one will strike, or whether it will be a flu, a coronavirus, or some new disease we’ve never seen before. But what we do know is that we can’t afford to be caught flat-footed again. The threat of the next pandemic will always be hanging over our heads—unless the world takes steps to prevent it.”

In comments to the Science Media Center, Dr. John W McCauley, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, The Francis Crick Institute did not rule out the possibility of human-to-human transmission as blithely as the Chinese “experts” did. Instead he answered that such an event had “not been clearly documented.”

Meanwhile, political commentator and journalist Jack Posobiec highlighted the thoughts of many on social media, by merely writing: “Here we go again.”

“Modern genetics has shown that most of the plagues in human history – the bubonic plague, smallpox, the Spanish Flu, the Hong Kong flu of 1968-70 – originated in China,” Population Research Institute president and China expert Steven Mosher told LifeSiteNews. “The difference now is that we have to worry about viruses and bacteria from China that have been genetically engineered by the Chinese military for use as a bioweapon. Just as the China Virus – COVID-19 – was.”

Indeed, the situation presents many similarities to the origins of COVID-19. On that occasion it was the WHO, who wrote early on in January 2020, that “Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus.”

In fact, recently surfaced emails have revealed that the WHO, the NIH, and Dr. Anthony Fauci all adopted a China-centric attitude in the early months of COVID-19. The emails document that investigating WHO and NIH teams signed Chinese-designed confidentiality forms when looking into the origins of the virus, and waited for Chinese approval before making public announcements.

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton pointed to a style of subservience to China, accusing Fauci and the WHO of colluding with the Chinese in a cover-up attempt: “These new emails show WHO and Fauci’s NIH special accommodations to Chinese communist efforts to control information about COVID-19.”

The world now awaits the next updates with regards to H10N3, looking to see whether China has been honest in its revelations about the virus, or if a similar situation to the origins of COVID-19 is currently developing, whether public health bureaucrats will use the opportunity to attempt to introduce more lockdowns, and whether the media will distort the dangers of the virus to stoke fear in the public.


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Biden attacks states for protecting female students in ‘Pride Month’ proclamation

'Some States have chosen to actively target transgender youth through discriminatory bills that defy our Nation’s values of inclusivity and freedom for all' in an apparent reference to eight states that enacted laws ensuring females will not be forced to compete against males in athletic programs.
Wed Jun 2, 2021 - 5:42 pm EST
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WASHINGTON, D.C., June 2, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – President Joe Biden hailed June as LGBT “Pride Month” Tuesday with a statement accusing conservative states of “actively target(ing) transgender youth” for discrimination.

“Pride is both a jubilant communal celebration of visibility and a personal celebration of self-worth and dignity,” the proclamation reads. “This Pride Month, we recognize the valuable contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals across America, and we reaffirm our commitment to standing in solidarity with LGBTQ+ Americans in their ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice.”

Biden touted pro-LGBT gains over the past several years in the form of judicially-imposed nationwide recognition of same-sex “marriage,” various “nondiscrimination” and “hate crime” laws, and the increasing number of LGBT officeholders. “Nearly 14 percent of my 1,500 agency appointees identify as LGBTQ+, and I am particularly honored by the service of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, the first openly LGBTQ+ person to serve in the Cabinet, and Assistant Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, the first openly transgender person to be confirmed by the Senate,” Biden said.

At the same time, the president lamented the “many States in which LGBTQ+ individuals still lack protections for fundamental rights and dignity in hospitals, schools, public accommodations, and other spaces,” “tragic levels of violence against transgender people” (a claim not supported by federal crime statistics), and “bullying and harassment in educational settings.”

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“Some States have chosen to actively target transgender youth through discriminatory bills that defy our Nation’s values of inclusivity and freedom for all,” Biden added, an apparent reference to the eight states that enacted laws ensuring females will not be forced to compete against males in athletic programs. In February, Biden Press Secretary Jen Psaki dismissed a question about the harm to girls such laws is meant to prevent, brushing it off by reciting the slogan “trans rights are human rights.”

Across the rest of the proclamation, Biden touted his pro-LGBT record and called on Congress to pass the so-called “Equality Act,” which would force a broad range of public and private entities to accommodate pro-LGBT dogma at the expense of their own constitutional rights, such as forcing religious adoption agencies to place children in same-sex homes; photographers, florists, and bakers to participate in same-sex “weddings”; employers and businesses to accommodate cross-dressing and sex-change treatments regardless of their own values or policies; and women and girls to share sleeping quarters, showers, changing areas, and bathrooms with gender-confused males.

Among Biden’s first actions upon taking office was signing an executive order declaring his intentions to interpret “nondiscrimination” laws in such a way as to require recognition of “sexual orientation and gender identity” in a wide variety of contexts. 

In March, he commemorated International Women’s Day by issuing two executive orders establishing a White House Gender Policy Council and directing the U.S. Department of Education to undertake a comprehensive review of “all existing regulations, orders, guidance documents, policies, and any other similar agency actions” for compliance with his LGBT agenda. Biden also reversed the Trump administration’s ban on gender dysphoria in the military, displayed the transgender flag at the White House, and is allowing U.S. embassies to fly “pride” flags, even at the Vatican.


  democrats, homosexuality, joe biden, lgbt, lgbt pride month, pride month, transgenderism

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Catholic teacher nominated for atheist ‘person of the year’ award for classroom LGBT activism

The Canadian Atheist award honors those who've had the 'greatest positive impact in Canadian secularism, humanism, atheism and freethought.'
Wed Jun 2, 2021 - 5:16 pm EST
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TORONTO, June 2, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – The “Canadian Atheist” website nominated a Catholic teacher from the Toronto Catholic board for its 2021 “person of the year” award that is given to the individual who had the “greatest positive impact in Canadian secularism, humanism, atheism and freethought” in the previous year.

While Grade 1 Catholic school teacher Paolo De Buono ultimately did not win the award, he made the “runner-up” list for “standing up for LGBTQ2S+ students in the Catholic school system.”

The Canadian Atheist, an independent blog with multiple contributors that aims at providing articles of interest to atheists, secularists, humanists, and freethinkers, praised De Buono’s efforts in asking the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) last year to recognize “Pride” month.

“Paolo De Buono is a teacher, and he was teaching his students about reality — about the fact that LGBTQ2S+ exist, and they are people too,” the Canadian Atheist stated on its website about the nominees for the award.

“Indeed, after his (ultimately fruitless) campaign to get the Toronto District Catholic School Board to recognize Pride Month, De Buono didn’t slack off. He continued to keep tabs on the Board — particularly throughout the scandalous review of the conduct of trustee Micheal Del Grande (who compared accepting people’s gender identity with accepting paedophilia, cannibalism, and bestiality) — and on other Catholic districts across Ontario,” the website states.

“For demonstrating what it means to be a good teacher in a bad system — or at least, a good teacher forced to work under a bad Board — for making space for LGBTQ2S+ in a school system whose leaders hate them, and for keeping tabs on Ontario’s Catholic school boards and their progress toward LGBTQ2S+ tolerance, Paolo De Buono definitely deserves his nomination for person of the year,” it added.

While De Buono’s efforts to influence the TCDSB to recognize Pride month last year failed, the board decided this year not only to declare June “Pride month” but to fly the pro-homosexual “Pride” flag on all schools within the board during the month of June.

The Canadian Atheist misrepresented TCDSB Trustee Micheal Del Grande’s actions. In 2019, the trustee tabled a “reductio ad absurdum” motion in response to the board wanting to amend its code of conduct for teachers and students to include “family and marital status” and “gender identity and gender expression” as prohibited grounds of discrimination. Del Grande’s motion, which was ultimately ruled out of order, asked the board to refer the matter to committee to study whether it should add other sexual behaviors, such as pedophilia or bestiality, as protected categories under the code along with gender identity and expression, behaviors which are incompatible with Catholic Church teaching on God's plan for human sexuality. In August 2020, Del Grand was cleared of complaints that he violated the trustee code of conduct with his motion. 

The Canadian Atheist states on its website that it is not an organization and is not affiliated with any other organization or group. Its awards are offered to individuals who “progress the causes and interests of humanism, secularism, freethought, or atheism in Canada, even if that wasn’t their explicit motivation.”

“All of the nominees this year, as every year, are more than deserving of this award. Every one of them was a shining light of hope and encouragement in a very dark year. They were exactly the heroes we needed, exactly when we needed them the most,” the website states.

De Buono makes no secret about how he indoctrinates Catholic school children to accept LGBT ideology.

In a May 10 Youtube video, De Buono provides a tour of his “rainbow room” where his virtual classes take place. Along with a checkered rainbow-colored rug, his room includes a bastardized pro-LGBT version of one of the world’s most revered images of Our Lady – the Black Madonna, bedecked with a rainbow-colored halo.

“It’s a very, very beautiful image that adds a lot to the classroom,” said De Buono in his video.

The room also contains a virtual bookshelf with a number of pro-homosexual children’s books, including “The Boy who cried fabulous”, “Be who you are!”, “I love my purse,” “Pride Colors,” and others. Children can click on the books to access more information about them.

For the month of June, De Buono added a “Pride” flag to his virtual room.

“My Pride Month / Pride Day classroom is ready,” he tweeted June 1. “There's a Pride flag near the cross, a link to today's board-wide Pride celebration & an environment that welcomes students, saying in effect, ‘It's OK to be gay in a Catholic school/classroom.’”

He revealed in a June 1 tweet the kind of pro-homosexual conversations he has with his students.

This morning in my Gr. 1 classroom waiting for the live stream:

S: I know what Pride means.

Me: Tell us.

S: It means others who are lesbian, who are gay.

Me: Very good! It also means us. Some of our students in this classroom, some of our family members, are lesbian or gay.

The Catholic Church teaches that homosexual acts are one of the four sins that cry to heaven for justice. The Church teaches that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered.”

“They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved,” states the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2357). 

The Catholic Church furthermore teaches that the homosexual inclination is also “objectively disordered” since God created sexual attraction for the purpose of drawing a man and a woman together to become husband and wife in marriage. While the Church holds that God does not make anyone “gay” and that same-sex attraction constitutes for most “a trial,” the Church teaches that those who struggle with such attraction “must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity.” In a 1986 letter to bishops about how to care for persons with same-sex attraction, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith — led by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger who became Pope Benedict XVI — stated that “special concern and pastoral attention should be directed toward those who have this condition, lest they be led to believe that the living out of this orientation in homosexual activity is a morally acceptable option. It is not.” 

LifeSiteNews reached out by email to St. Anne Catholic Academy where De Buono teaches in an attempt to get in touch with him for comment. No response was provided. LifeSite also reached out to Cardinal Thomas Collins of the Archdiocese of Toronto for comment but did not receive a reply before publication.

In February 2020, Canada’s pro-life and pro-family organization Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) called for the TCDSB to fire De Buono for not only reading pro-homosexual and pro-transgender children’s books to Grades 5 and 6 students in his classroom but for openly boasting about it on Twitter.

“This pro-gay activist teacher has crossed a line and needs to be fired immediately. His excuse that he’s merely teaching kids about ‘respecting differences’ is so super-thin as to be nonexistent,” CLC’s Jack Fonseca told LifeSiteNews at that time.

De Buono is “openly promoting the homosexual lifestyle and transsexualism to impressionable Catholic children,” and “destroying their supernatural faith and indoctrinating them to embrace and celebrate behaviours that are condemned by the Catholic Church as gravely sinful and intrinsically disordered,” he added.

De Buono responded by launching a Change.org petition to rally support for himself. It was signed by 1,516 people.

“Our Catholic religion should be the reason we read a book like The Boy Who Cried Fabulous. It’s OK to be gay in a Catholic school … there is nothing wrong with being gay in a Catholic school,” he told Global News in a February 20, 2020 interview.

“We have to teach our students about racism, about homophobia, about sexism right from the start,” he said.

Fonseca told LifeSiteNews that a Catholic teacher’s nomination for an award by an atheist website makes it clear just how far the Catholic education system has fallen away from genuine Catholic teaching.

“What this nomination makes clear is that publicly-funded Catholic schools are no longer Catholic. With this nomination, the Canadian Atheist website readily admits that De Buono’s push for the TCDSB to celebrate gay ‘Pride’ is moving the board towards atheism. Let that sink in. Atheists are celebrating that a Catholic teacher has advanced the goals of atheism in Toronto’s Catholic schools via his pro-LGBT lobbying efforts.”

Fonseca called on Cardinal Collins to view De Buono’s nomination for the award as a sign of the “rot” in Toronto’s Catholic school system.

“This is a big deal and a red flag that something is rotten in the Catholic school system that risks corrupting tens of thousands of impressionable schoolchildren,” he said.

“I think the Trustees, the Director of Education and the Cardinal need to address this nomination with the seriousness it deserves. If even atheists acknowledge the TCDSB is moving towards atheism, the charade can’t be kept up any longer by our Catholic education leaders,” he added.

Fonseca said that Cardinal Collins has two options to shepherd children under his watch who are sent to TCDSB schools to receive a Catholic education. The first is to deliver a “package of concrete actions” that the Cardinal and his team will marshal to “bring the TCDSB back inside the moral boundaries of the Catholic Church.” The second is to “strip TCDSB schools of the privilege of using the name ‘Catholic.’”

“If the Cardinal chooses the second option, he needs to organize a campaign with whatever appropriate resources, to encourage Catholic families to homeschool or to enroll their children in Catholic private schools where they can receive the authentic faith rather than risk having their child turned into a practical atheist,” he said.

Contact information for respectful communication:

Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archdiocese of Toronto
1155 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON, M4T 1W2
Phone:416-934-0606, ext. 609
Email: [email protected]

Apostolic Nunciature to Canada
Attn  Msgr. Matjaž Roter, First Secretary of the Apostolic Nunciature
724 Manor Ave. Ottawa, ON, K1M 0E3 Canada
Phone: 613.746.4914
Email: [email protected]

June 3, 2021 update: This report now includes more background on TCDSB trustee Mike Del Grande. 


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Pro-BLM school board member under investigation for sex abuse of 60+ students

The Black Lives Matter activist on the Denver school board denies allegations from children that he committed acts that ranged from touching to 'violent act of rape.'
Wed Jun 2, 2021 - 4:47 pm EST
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DENVER, June 2, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – A Black Lives Matter (BLM) activist and Denver, Colorado school board member is under investigation over allegations that he sexually assaulted as many as 62 minors and counted on their immigration status to keep them quiet.

In March, local BLM chapter Black Lives Matter 5280 went public with an accusation from an unidentified woman that Tay Anderson had sexually assaulted her. Anderson denied the “gut-wrenching” allegations by claiming he was “not aware of any actions of mine that could be considered or construed as sexual assault,” or of “any past partners who have considered anything I have done as sexual assault.”

Colorado education news site Chalkbeat reported at the time that the school board responded simply by confirming there was “no pending criminal investigation or charge” and pledging to “review any additional information it receives immediately and consider appropriate next steps.” In April, the board hired the Denver-based outside firm Investigations Law Group to investigate the allegation.

On May 22, Denver mother-of-three and community activist Mary-Katherine Brooks Fleming testified before the Colorado House Judiciary Committee that 62 students had come to her for help about the same “sexual predator targeting DPS children,” with allegations ranging from unwanted touching to “violent acts of rape,” the Denver Post reported. Though she did not name the alleged predator, the school board subsequently confirmed she was referring to Tay Anderson.

“Those who came to my home didn’t have health insurance, couldn’t afford emergency rooms, and even if they could, they wanted to avoid mandatory reporters for fear that such an interaction could jeopardize their family,” Brooks Fleming said. “It is horrifying to realize that someone had preyed on these children, knowing their silence was guaranteed.”

Anderson is stepping away from “everyday board functions” while the investigation is ongoing, but will still vote on “key matters,” Chalkbeat added. Anderson denied the latest claims, and says he will make no further comments on the matter until the investigation is finished.

The Post-Millennial reported that, as a supporter of BLM, Anderson has vowed to “cement” BLM’s ideology in school district policy and has accused the controversial group’s critics of “bigotry.”


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Leftist ‘public health’ group panics as states begin to limit power of public health officials

New report cites laws to block hospitals from requiring employee vaccinations; to block health departments from mask mandates; and closure of companies with outbreaks.
Wed Jun 2, 2021 - 3:11 pm EST
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WASHINGTON, June 2, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — In the wake of public pushback against government overreach through recent public health directives, at least fifteen U.S. states have passed or are considering legislation to limit the power of public health authorities. In response, a national public health conglomerate has organized a webinar claiming the laws will “lead to preventable tragedies.”

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is a Washington-based organization representing around 2,800 public health departments across the U.S. The publicly funded body’s mission is purportedly to “improve the health of communities by strengthening and advocating for local health departments.” However, on their “Strategic Priorities 2018–2021” website, the first priority listed is “equity.”

To this end, NACCHO has established a “Health Equity and Social Justice” program, the sole goal of which is to “advance the capacity of local health departments (LHDs) to confront the root causes of inequities in the distribution of disease and illness through public health practice and their organizational structure.”

The program runs a number of initiatives centered on “social justice,” including a training course for public health workers designed to “address systemic differences in health and wellness that are actionable, unfair, and unjust.”

A complementary course, entitled “Health Equity and Social Justice 101,” instructs participants in “how structural racism and class oppression are implicated as root causes of health inequities as well as strategies for acting upon root causes.” The course also offers training in intersectionality, allegedly showing “how multiple social identities (i.e. race, gender, class) intersect and are experienced at the individual level and reflect interlocking systems of privilege and oppression at the structural level.”

The same public health association will run a webinar on June 8 to address “the role of public health authority in protecting the health of communities, and [examining] specific laws that would limit public health authority.”

NACCHO, working in conjunction with the Network for Public Health Law, compiled a 12-page report into “the forces seeking to limit public health authority,” taking on proposed prohibitions on health authorities to impose burdensome and unconstitutional requirements such as mandating face masks, business closures, and vaccination requirements.

Taking account of all their complaints, the public health report drew four major conclusions:

1. Legislation to block reasonable public health measures like mask wearing, social distancing, and quarantine poses an immediate threat to life and health.

2. Legislation to stop expert public health agencies from leading the response to health emergencies creates unforeseen, serious risks to life and health.

3. Legislation that strips authority from public health agencies and the executive branch infringes on the constitutional separation of powers and undermines effective government response.

4. These laws could make it harder to advance health equity during a pandemic that has disproportionately sickened and killed Black, Hispanic and Latino, and Indigenous Americans.

The report dedicates a significant portion (over one third) to laying out the proposals of 15 U.S. states currently considering or having recently passed one or more pieces of legislation that limit the reach and power of their local public health authority.

For example, Arizona is listed as introducing a bill (House Bill 2190) that would “prohibit Arizona’s state, county, and local governments, as well as state officials, from: (1) requiring a person to receive a vaccination, except in K-12 school settings; (2) conditioning receipt of government benefits, financial benefits, services, licenses, permits, certifications, public building entrance, or public transportation use on receipt of vaccination; or (3) offering special privileges, financial benefits, or other incentives for vaccination.”

In short, the new law would allow citizens to freely choose to reject vaccinating without the fear of reprisal, or state-sanctioned coercion. Furthermore, “[b]usinesses may not refuse to provide services, products, admission or transportation on the grounds that a person does not have a vaccine.” The report added that infractions against the new law “would constitute a Class 5 felony.”

NACCHO, clearly dismayed by Arizona’s proposal to protect individuals’ freedoms, explained the “implications” of the above legislation as limiting “the ability to reach herd immunity quickly in the state,” resulting in an “unnecessary and dangerous spread of and morbidity or mortality from communicable diseases.” The implications are drawn without sustaining evidence to support the claims.

In fact, regarding COVID-19, a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine professor, Dr. Marty Makary, explained in a May 25 radio interview that natural immunity to COVID-19 has already tipped the nation over the herd immunity threshold.

Despite federal and state governments pushing a monolithic approach to immunity through vaccination, Makary explained that “about 150 million people” already have a natural immunity to COVID by being previously infected.

“One of the biggest failures of our current medical leadership is ignoring natural immunity,” he said. “They’ve given out no guidance to those who’ve had the infection, they just tell them to get the vaccine as if they don’t already have antibodies and they demonize them when they’re hesitant.”

He added that the members of the medical establishment “don’t know what to do with those who already had the infection,” leading them to simply suggest taking one of the experimental vaccines. Accordingly, Makary accused the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of being the “most slow, reactionary, political” public health organization “in American history.”

Like the bill in Arizona, North Dakota’s House Bill 1323, enacted in April, also brought the ire of NACCHO. The bill prevents any “state-wide elected official or the state health officer” from mandating “an individual in this state use a face mask, face shield, or other face covering.” According to NACCHO, this law “impedes a coordinated response to pandemics and other airborne threats that require face coverings as a mitigation measure.” Again, no supporting evidence for the claim was provided.

On the contrary, much evidence against the efficacy of using face masks to mitigate the spread of viruses exists.

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Indeed a May 2020 study, published by CDC’s peer-reviewed journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, “did not find evidence that surgical-type face masks are effective in reducing laboratory-confirmed influenza transmission, either when worn by infected persons (source control) or by persons in the general community to reduce their susceptibility.”

Moreover, a newly completed study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, suggests that mask mandates “are not predictive of smaller or slower shifts from low to high case growth” of COVID-19. The group stated that its main finding was that “mask mandates and [mask] use are not associated with lower SARS-CoV-2 spread among U.S. states.”

“80% of US states mandated masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mandates induced greater mask compliance but did not predict lower growth rates when community spread was low (minima) or high (maxima),” the researchers continued. “We infer that mask mandates likely did not affect COVID-19 case growth, as growth rates were similar on all days between actual or modelled issuance dates and 6 March 2021.”

But perhaps the most controversial of all the objections raised by NACCHO is regarding Tennessee’s dual-filed bill proposing to prohibit “governmental entities and officials from mandating or limiting the number of persons who may congregate in a residence, or in a church.”

The new law would therefore “prevent the Governor, the executive head of a city or county, or a governmental entity … from placing limitations on the number of people ‘who may exercise their First Amendment right to peaceably assemble’ at either a personal residence or a place of worship.”

But, taking umbrage with the protection of rights afforded by the First Amendment, NACCHO stated that “these bills would limit the ability of state and local authorities to issue orders that may mitigate the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19 by limiting contact between individuals and groups of individuals,” such as by closing churches and banning social visitation. As yet, no outbreaks of COVID-19 have been verifiably traced to a church or religious congregation.


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Lawsuit filed after teacher suspended for speaking about gender ideology at public school board meeting

The proposed policies would force teachers to violate their beliefs by requiring them to address students with their chosen pronouns rather than the ones consistent with their biological sex.
Wed Jun 2, 2021 - 12:46 pm EST
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ASHBURN, Virginia, June 2, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) attorneys representing a Leesburg Elementary School teacher filed a lawsuit against Loudoun County Public Schools Tuesday after officials suspended him for voicing his objections to two proposed school policies during the public comment period of a school board meeting. The policies would force teachers to violate their conscience as educators and their deeply held beliefs by requiring them to address students with their chosen pronouns rather than the ones consistent with their biological sex.

The teacher, Tanner Cross, attended Loudoun County’s school board meeting May 25, where he respectfully explained his concern for students who struggle with gender dysphoria and also his concern about being forced to speak something he knows to be false and to violate his beliefs. Two days after the meeting, the school informed Tanner in a letter that he was being placed on administrative leave “pending an investigation of allegations that [he] engaged in conduct that had a disruptive impact on the operations of Leesburg Elementary School.”

“Public schools have no business compelling teachers to express ideological beliefs that they don’t hold, nor do they have the right to suspend someone simply for respectfully providing their opinion at a public meeting,” said ADF Senior Counsel Tyson Langhofer, director of the ADF Center for Academic Freedom. “The school district favors a certain set of beliefs on a hotly contested issue, and it wants to force Tanner to cry uncle and endorse them as well. That’s neither legal nor constitutional, and neither was the school’s move to place Tanner on leave.”

ADF attorneys sent a letter to the school district Friday explaining that placing Tanner on leave and barring him from campus because of his constitutionally protected speech constituted illegal retaliation. ADF requested that the school reinstate Tanner, rescind the suspension and remove the letter from his file, and refrain from any future retaliation against protected speech if the district wished to avoid legal action.

The school responded to the letter by doubling down on its unconstitutional actions and stating that it intends to stand by its decision to suspend Tanner. In response, ADF attorneys filed suit against the school district Tuesday and asked the court to immediately halt the enforcement of Tanner’s suspension.

As the lawsuit Cross v. Loudoun County School Board filed in Loudoun County Circuit Court explains, the school board’s actions violated the Virginia Constitution when it punished Cross by retaliating against him for expressing his beliefs in a public forum, and also violated his free exercise of religion by discriminating against his religious beliefs.

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‘Porn is leading to the enslavement’ of young people: Canadian MP

Arnold Viersen describes how there is a growing bipartisan coalition inside the Canadian Parliament to fight and solve these issues.
Wed Jun 2, 2021 - 12:30 pm EST
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June 2, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — In the latest episode of The Van Maren Show, Canadian Conservative MP Arnold Viersen joins Jonathon to discuss how he is combatting internet porn, digital sexual abuse, and human and child trafficking in Canada. He describes how there is a growing bipartisan coalition inside the Canadian Parliament to fight and solve these issues.

Viersen highlights how Canada has some of the highest numbers of digital porn usage, especially among youth. He points out that “85% of 15 to 35 year-old males are viewing pornography on a weekly basis.” The parliamentarian says that this has led to the “normalization” of porn in the country, that is violent and abusive to children and women.

Viersen talks about how he has seen the movement to combat online sexual violence grow in recent years, and it has become largely politically bipartisan. He mentions that “one of the big issues that all of them seem to have in common is combating human trafficking.”

Together with members from the Liberal, NDP, and Conservative parties, as well as independents, Viersenn formed the All Party Parliamentary Group to End Modern Slavery, aiming to fight human trafficking.

Viersen is also taking action to fight Pornhub, the largest distributor of pornography. The companz is based in Canada. The Alberta MP says that late last year, The New York Times exposed that Pornhub is home to millions of videos depicting child sexual abuse and trafficking. He states that his coalition in Parliament is focused on stopping Canada from being the “headquarters of the largest porn company in the world.”

Lastly, Viersen vows that with “the consumption of porn leading to the enslavement of many young people” in Canada, he will continue to campaign against pornography and its connections to human trafficking.

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44-year-old BBC presenter dies from blood clots following AstraZeneca COVID jab

'Lisa developed severe headaches a week after receiving her AstraZeneca vaccine and fell seriously ill a few days later. She was treated by the Royal Victoria Infirmary’s intensive care team for blood clots and bleeding in her head,' read a statement from the family of Lisa Shaw.
Wed Jun 2, 2021 - 12:03 pm EST
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NEWCASTLE, U.K., June 2, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – A 44-year old radio presenter for BBC Newcastle in the U.K. has died as a result of blood clots following her dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 injection.

Lisa Shaw died Friday, May 21, at age 44. Media reports at the time merely stated that she had been in hospital for a “short illness.” 

However, fuller details only began to emerge about the successful radio presenter’s death after her family stepped in and revealed the link to one of the experimental COVID-19 injections. 

Her relatives released a second statement following her death, in which they revealed that Shaw had developed “severe” headaches only one week after having the Oxford/AstraZeneca injection, and fell seriously ill a few days later. She was then transferred to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle and treated in intensive care for blood clots and bleeding. 

The family’s statement read: “Lisa developed severe headaches a week after receiving her AstraZeneca vaccine and fell seriously ill a few days later. She was treated by the Royal Victoria Infirmary’s intensive care team for blood clots and bleeding in her head.”

The mother of one was not known to have any underlying health problems.

Veteran journalist Katie Hopkins revealed that sources close to the family noted how the family had even been told by the hospital that Shaw’s death would “definitely not be documented” as linked to the vaccine.

Meanwhile, a statement released by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) about Shaw’s death, read: “As with any serious suspected adverse reaction, reports with a fatal outcome are fully evaluated by the MHRA, including an assessment of post-mortem details if available. Our detailed and rigorous review into reports of blood clots occurring together with thrombocytopenia is ongoing.” 

While initial reports in the mainstream media failed to mention that Shaw had recently taken the AstraZeneca jab, after the release of the statement by her family, some major news outlets subsequently reported that she died shortly after having received the COVID-19 injection.  

The BBC, Shaw’s former employer, continues to downplay the connection between her death and the COVID injection, writing only that an investigation will be conducted into the link and that a coroner will consider if the cause of Shaw’s death “might have been complicated by her having had the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.”

The BBC says that it has seen the interim fact-of-death certificate, which lists “complication of AstraZeneca Covid-19 virus vaccination” only as a consideration, with the cause of death only to be determined following the investigation. 

Notwithstanding the mainstream media’s reticence about forming the link between Shaw’s death and the injection, a number of social media users have commented on the dangers posed by the injection. David Kurten, leader of the Heritage Party and former member of the London Assembly, quipped, “Lethal injection? BBC presenter dies after taking experimental Covid ‘vaccine’.”

Meanwhile Law-or-Fiction, a group of lawyers critiquing the government’s lockdown restrictions, wrote: “This loss is very sad. How many deaths will it take? How many to lose their sight?”

Official government advice in the U.K. is that those aged under 40 are offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca injection, due to the risk of blood clots and thrombocytopenia. The injection has been subject to numerous headlines in recent months, as reports of blood clots following its administering led a number of countries to suspend the injection for various age groups. 

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Data released by the U.K. government, records 631 accounts of thrombocytopenia and 172 cases of immune thrombocytopenia, when the immune system actively attacks blood platelets. A total of 5,820 blood disorders have been recorded for the AstraZeneca injection, from January 4 through May 19.

There have also been 157 reports of cerebral venous sinus thromboses, blood clotting in the brain, along with 32 reports of cerebral venous thromboses, 22 reports of the “potentially devastating” superior sagittal sinus thrombosis, and 4 instances of the “life threatening” transverse sinus thrombosis.

In total, 676,083 adverse reactions have been recorded following injection with the AstraZeneca drug, with 806 deaths occurring.

LifeSiteNews has produced an extensive COVID-19 vaccines resources page. View it here.


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Brave nun warns people away from COVID jab, cites numerous deaths, severe injuries

‘Since January, I’ve been asked to pray for 50 people who have died,’ following the COVID injection. ‘In the end, what this crisis is about, is the battle between good and evil and what is at stake are souls.’
Wed Jun 2, 2021 - 10:46 am EST
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LONDON, June 2, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Last weekend, anti-lockdown protestors in London, U.K., were welcomed by Catholic nuns from the historic Tyburn convent, one of whom revealed that she had been asked to pray for “50 people who have died” following the reception of COVID-19 experimental vaccines. The brave nun later gave a powerful email interview to LifeSiteNews, providing shocking details of the incidents which had been entrusted to the convent’s prayers, urging people to have hope, and to strengthen their prayer life in the face of a what is ultimately a “battle between good and evil.”

In London, Unite for Freedom marchers protesting coronavirus restrictions and vaccine passports were greeted by a group of cheering nuns as they made their way past Marble Arch.

One of the sisters, Mother Marilla, the Mother General, addressed the protestors, encouraging them as they marched through the streets of the capital.

“You were made in the image and likeness of God. You were born free,” she said. “Don’t let them take your freedoms away from you.”

She also warned against the much-hyped experimental coronavirus injections. “Protect the children, and under no conditions let them have that vaccine, it kills people,” she stated.

“Since January, I’ve been asked to pray for 50 people who have died. I’ve been a nun for 28 years, and all my life I’ve never been asked for anybody, to pray for anybody who’s died or even been injured by a vaccine. Only once in 2015, a young girl, but since January this year, 2021, 50 people we’ve been asked to pray for who have died from the vaccine.”

Her warning is not without supporting data. In the U.S., data show that “between Dec. 14, 2020 and May 21, a total of 262,521 total adverse events were reported to Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), including 4,406 deaths — an increase of 205 over the previous week — and 21,537 serious injuries, up 3,009 since last week.”

The Defender noted that of those deaths, “23% occurred within 48 hours of vaccination, 16% occurred within 24 hours and 38% occurred in people who became ill within 48 hours of being vaccinated.”

There were also “527 reports of miscarriage or premature birth,” out of the 1,641 pregnant mothers who voluntarily reported adverse reactions to the injection to VAERS.

Meanwhile, weekly data released by the government in the U.K. records over 851,000 adverse reactions following the coronavirus injections, including 1,213 deaths.

147 mothers have reported miscarriages or stillbirths following the injection, and despite this, the U.K.’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JVCI) advised that pregnant mothers can take the COVID injections. Both the U.K. and the U.S. data is collated based on voluntary reports, and is estimated by the official bodies themselves, to account for between 1% to 10% of the actual adverse effects.

Mother Marilla revealed in the video that people had contacted the convent asking for prayers for those who had died, not only in London and England, but in Ireland, and further overseas also.

The marchers, who numbered in the hundreds of thousands, up to a million, greeted the nuns warmly, with many hugging and thanking the religious sisters for their encouragement and prayers.

“Have courage, we’re praying for you. Have courage,” said Mother.

The nuns are from London’s Tyburn convent, and are part of the Benedictine Adorers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Montmartre, an order which has been based in Tyburn since 1901. Their life is centered around Eucharistic adoration, and as such, there is always at least one nun praying in the chapel before the exposed Blessed Sacrament. The day is further punctuated with communal chanting of the Divine Office seven times a day, and daily Mass.

Tyburn itself is the site of infamous Tyburn Tree, the gallows on which criminals were hung. During the era of Catholic persecution, many Catholic martyrs were hung, drawn, and quartered at the site – the penalty given for committing treason by being a Catholic.

In the crypt of the convent are many relics of some of the more well-known martyrs of the persecution, including Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of Ireland, St. Oliver Plunkett, who was the last Tyburn martyr.

Mother Marilla speaks to LifeSite

LifeSiteNews contacted the convent and spoke with Mother Marilla via email, who generously shed further light on the brief comments she made to protestors at the weekend. She stated first of all that she could not allow herself to remain silent on the issue of the COVID-19 injections: “This is a subject that my conscience will not allow me to remain silent about.”

Before proceeding, Mother asked for prayers for the convent, anticipating backlash after her public witness, especially given that footage of her discussions with the protestors has already been rapidly spread across social media channels worldwide.

“I ask your prayers that our congregation may be protected,” she wrote. “The sisters are with me and are encouraging me to give this witness. We are desperate to save lives.”

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Mother Marilla did not downplay the nature of COVID-19, explaining that five of the sisters, including herself, had had the virus, and some of the nuns had family members who died with the virus. “We know that many people have died from this manipulated virus and we are very sorry and we pray for the families.”

However, Mother stood firm on her warning about the injections, highlighting the large number of people who the nuns had been asked to pray for, after having had the experimental vaccine:

From our personal experience, we have been asked to pray for many more people who have died from the COVID-19 vaccines than the virus itself. We have been asked to pray for over a hundred people who have been injured, there are so many, and the injuries are terrible and life-threatening, we have lost count of how many because there are too many.

I am not against vaccines, in fact the opposite, I come from a medical family and would describe myself as pro vaccine. But these so called COVID-19 vaccines are still in the experimental stage, about these, I am vaccine hesitant.

Mother Marilla has been a religious sister for nearly 28 years, and in that time has “never been asked before this year to pray for anyone who has died from any vaccine.” Only on one occasion was she asked to pray for a young girl who had been paralyzed from a cancer vaccine. “Think about this, think about how many dozens of vaccines exist, in all the 28 years and in fact, I have no recollection from my whole life, of anyone being injured or dying from vaccine except the case in 2015.”

“However, this year, since January 2021, we have been asked to pray for over fifty people who have died from the COVID-19 vaccines,” said Mother Marilla. “This is not normal, we have never received requests like this.”

She noted that the sisters, while not experts in the field, had been studying the science behind the vaccine, and in addition to the “over fifty people” who have died, the nuns had been asked to pray for “more than a hundred people who have been injured from the COVID-19 vaccines who we have been asked to pray for. This is not a normal experience for us either.”

Mother Marilla’s examples of coronavirus injection effects

Mother then proceeded to relate to LifeSite some of the details of those who she had been asked to pray for, recounting numerous deaths and injuries occurring swiftly after the COVID injections.

One of the first prayer requests came from a close friend of the convent who works in the National Health Service (NHS) and took the injection with his colleagues in January. Five days later he informed the nuns that two of his colleagues, who were close friends, had died. He himself developed problems with his leg some months later, leading to difficulties walking.

Another prayer request came from another friend of the convent, who works as a General Practitioner, who was shocked to discover events in a local nursing home after the COVID injections were given (not by him). The residents of the home had caught the virus the previous year, resulting in two dying. However, after handing out the injection this January, eight residents died two weeks later.

“To ascribe this incident to mere coincidence would be grossly negligent,” wrote Mother, who also noted that staff were too frightened to speak out and report it.

Such a tale was mirrored in Ireland, where a friend of the convent reported that a nursing home injected all 50 residents in late January. Within two weeks 13 had died, and by March a total of 26 had died, “a mortality rate of more than 50%.” All the coroners who were approached refused to investigate the matter.

Mother Marilla revealed that the most common injuries the nuns are asked to pray for are blood clots. But prayer requests are not limited to this malady alone. One request came for a young woman who was paralyzed and unable to walk, after taking the injection in order not to lose her job. Others were from people who had gone blind.

Despite recounting numerous incidents of severe and debilitating side effects following the injection, Mother did not do so in order to spread fear, but to give hope. “We are praying for [those] still alive and they may recover,” she wrote.

“Everything is in God’s hands and nothing happens by accident. The most important thing that we must do at this point in history is to pray for souls, to pray for the salvation of souls. Suffering has great value, you can save many souls by offering up your suffering.”

The most important message Mother Marilla wished to share was the importance and power of prayer, and the reality of the battle between good and evil.

“In the end, what this crisis is about, is the battle between good and evil and what is at stake are souls. We must fight, and our weapons are the Holy Mass, the Divine Office, which is an extension of the Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Lectio Divina and the Holy Rosary. Pray and fast and prepare for battle, prepare for a very great battle against the dark forces which surround us, that wish to enslave us. Now is the time to pray, now is the time to take up your weapons and fight. We know that Our Lord, our Eucharistic King has the victory and that the Immaculate Heart will triumph. But, at this very time — souls, souls are at stake, we must rise up and do battle to help save these souls.”


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Google Docs censors sharing by COVID-19 doctor linked to Trump

Google Docs restricted Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, the first doctor to advocate for alternative COVID-19 treatments, from sharing six different documents.
Wed Jun 2, 2021 - 7:27 am EST
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2 June, 2021 (NewsBusters) – Google has opened a new front in the online censorship fight — restricting access to documents created in Google Docs. 

Google Docs restricted Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, the first doctor to advocate for alternative COVID-19 treatments, from sharing six different documents. Users received a terms of service note when the doctor tried to share the documents with them. “We're sorry. You can't access this item because it is in violation of our Terms of Service,” went the Google alert. It was unclear what rule was broken.

He wasn’t surprised by the restriction, noting, “I called out the globalist elite” for how they handled the pandemic. The six documents that Google is censoring include an op-ed he wrote and a letter he sent to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo about the pandemic.

The restrictions appear to be geared toward Zelenko and not necessarily the content, which was shareable on other accounts. The documents discussed his policy of “early intervention” as a way of preventing hospitalizations, which he said resulted in an “84 percent reduction in hospitalizations” for COVID-19 patients. 

Zelenko is used to social media censorship. He’s been restricted by Facebook and YouTube and also had his Twitter account suspended. He added that Google search has also limited access to his own site, https://vladimirzelenkomd.com. A Google Incognito search lists the doctor’s site 39 or the fourth page of results. The search engine DuckDuckGo lists the site No. 1.

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Zelenko made news in 2020 when he recommended alternate treatments for COVID-19, including the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine and antibiotics. He sent a letter to the White House about his experience treating patients and was also contacted by the Trump administration. 

Former President Donald Trump gave support to the doctor’s efforts last May, according to The Times of Israel. The president even took hydroxychloroquine and a zinc supplement. He explained, “I got a letter from a doctor the other day, from Westchester, New York,” who appeared to be Zelenko. “Trump did not name the doctor, but it matches the description of Jewish physician Vladimir ‘Zev’ Zelenko.”

Even a disdainful New York Times referred to him in a headline as, “Touting Virus Cure, ‘Simple Country Doctor’ Becomes a Right-Wing Star.”  

Google is the world’s most dominant search engine, with an estimated 92 percent of all global search traffic. The company has also been called out repeatedly for censoring conservative content. In July 2020, Google seemingly blacklisted numerous conservative websites like NewsBusters, MRCTV, CNSNews.com, Free Beacon, Breitbart, The Resurgent, Twitchy, RedState, PJ Media, Judicial Watch, The Blaze, Townhall, Project Veritas, LifeNews, PragerU and The Daily Wire. 

Google did not respond to questions by deadline. 

Conservatives are under attack. Contact Google at (650) 253-000, or by mail to 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, and demand that the platform not censor Google Docs. If you have been censored, contact us at the Media Research Center contact form, and help us hold Big Tech accountable.

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Disney Channel classic ‘The Proud Family’ gets woke reboot with new gay dads characters

And even better, the two gay dads – one of which is white, while the other is black – are raising a budding BLM/Antifa supporter.
Wed Jun 2, 2021 - 4:42 pm EST
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June 2, 2021 (NewsBusters) – Another favorite kids show for the last generation of youngsters is falling victim to yet more militant wokeness. Last month, Entertainment Weekly finally unveiled the new, LGBTQ-as-hell characters from its upcoming Proud Family reboot. Yes, the show now has an interracial gay dad couple, who, might we add, are the proud parents of another new character, a budding social justice activist.

Well this certainly puts the Proud in Proud Family.

The reboot, which is set to air on DisneyPlus in 2022, makes no bones about its commitment to the radical, anti-traditional family spirit of the age. Just look at the show’s name, The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder. Of course, the show lives up to the euphemism, with EW announcing that gay Hollywood actor Zachary Quinto and trans actor Billy Porter will be playing an interracial gay couple.

The outlet wrote, “Zachary Quinto and Billy Porter are joining the upcoming animated series as Barry Leibowitz-Jenkins and Randall Leibowitz-Jenkins, respectively. The characters are mixed-race adoptive parents.” Oh wow, how revolutionary. 

And even better, the two gay dads – one of which is white, while the other is black – are raising a budding BLM/Antifa supporter. Well EW referred to their adoptive daughter as “14-year-old activist Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins,” but we know exactly what they’re going for. Though really, if Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins is that woke, wouldn’t she be having a problem with her African American dad being married to a white man?

Well at the very least, we should be expecting long lectures from Maya towards her white dad about his tacit cooperation with America’s systemic racism. 

It’s also fitting that the new character will be played by former Disney Channel star, Keke Palmer, an actress and BLM supporter who tried to convince folks that President Trump was trying to start a race war in 2020; never mind the mayhem violent leftists were visiting on American cities.

And the wokeness doesn’t stop there. Apparently a character from the original series – Michael, the best guy friend of the main character Penny – appears to be returning as a non-binary character with pink braids and other feminine features. EW described the updated character “as a non-conforming trendsetter, serving fierce looks at school and on the basketball court.”

Eh, judging by the photo, “Michael” looks like he would be more comfortable in a YouTube beauty vlog. But I guess that’s just us neanderthals judging a book by its cover. 

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Though what else are we to expect from Disney these days? The mega media giant has cultivated some of the most cherished childhood memories, only to brutally crush them years down the road. Ask any diehard Star Wars fan. Now it seems that even a lighthearted children’s comedy about a charmingly dysfunctional African American family can’t escape the woke revisionism.

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Opinion

Classic children’s cartoon ‘Blue’s Clues’ publishes video featuring drag queen ‘Pride parade’ sing-along

This seemingly innocent kid’s cartoon looks like an aggressive grooming campaign. There’s an astonishing level of attention to detail within each moment of the video to push blatant LGBT motifs.
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June 2, 2021 (NewsBusters) – Pride Month is upon us. And with that, an onslaught of LGBTQ propaganda from every corporation and media outlet. Unfortunately, for the children of America, classic cartoons, such as “Blue Clues” are the latest mechanism being used to target kids and snuff out their innocence.

“Blues Clues” published a video to its YouTube channel entitled “Blues Clues Pride Parade Sing- Along.” Nina West, a popular drag queen and previous contestant of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” stars as a cartoon drag queen leading all the other queer animals in song. "This family has two mommies. They love each other so proudly and they all go marching in ... the ... big parade," the lyrics go. 

You children can sing along: “this family has two mommies” and “this family has two daddies” and “these babas are non-binary.” And “Ace, BI and Pan grown-ups you see can love each other so proudly.”  

Won’t it be fun to hear them chant, “This house is a family of kings and queens, they love each other so proudly.” At last, as if to signal the completion of your child’s brainwashing, the song concludes with “Love is love is love you see, and everyone should love proudly.” 

This seemingly innocent kid’s cartoon looks like an aggressive grooming campaign. There’s an astonishing level of attention to detail within each moment of the video to push blatant LGBT motifs. The “Blues Clues” creators took pains with this one, even unto the point of depicting a disabled gay dolphin waving its rainbow flag from a wheelchair. Every variation of queer flag is represented and paraded around by little woodland animals. A hijab-wearing owl is shown proudly waving the rainbow flag. This is not parody.

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As a Twitter user pointed out, there’s an “aromantic” snail included, which, for those who are not familiar, represents those people who have little or no romantic attraction to others. Clearly, no sexual identity was overlooked in this short piece as even the most obscure is featured. Even LGBT frogs! Alex Jones was right. They have succeeded in turning the frogs gay. Heck, a little beaver is shown with “top scars” (mastectomy scars) to the delight of LGBTQs on the internet. Then of course a subtle, but poignant inclusion of the BLM power fist symbol depicted on the microphone of the drag queen character.

Of course, if you disagree with a kid’s show teaching your susceptible children that mutilating perfectly healthy bodies is okay and rejecting your God-given sexuality is right and proper, you are a bigot. Celebrating and encouraging mental illness in such a glaring manner should be enough to radicalize every person against these sickos. In the meantime, hide your kids, hide your wives, hide your husbands, and throw the TVs out. 

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Opinion

China pushed one-child policy propaganda for decades. Now couples are reluctant to have more children

The same government that told couples one child was better for families and for society can hardly be surprised at the reluctance for families to have more than one child.
Wed Jun 2, 2021 - 1:22 pm EST
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June 2, 2021 (Family Research Council) – On Monday, in an effort to reverse China's rapidly declining birthrate, Chinese authorities announced expanding the country's two-child policy to three. The three-child policy is the third iteration of China's one-child policy instituted in 1979 for the purpose of slowing population growth. The one-child policy was carried out with unrestrained brutality and it proved all too effective.

Under the one-child mandate, Chinese women were given permission to have one child. Those pregnant with a second were forced to abort their child and were then sterilized. Those who managed to hide until the birth of a second child were fined, demoted at work, and shunned socially. Second children were excluded from ration coupons, leaving families who defied the policy at risk of starvation. In some areas of the country, government officials separated second children from their families shortly after birth. Unsurprisingly, the policy prevented 400 million births, and caused a drastic decline in China's population.

Now, Chinese leaders observe an aging population and a shrinking young workforce – a direct result of the campaign to limit births. Foreseeing the looming economic disaster and desperately hoping to maintain the country's demographic advantage, policymakers hope to right the course with the latest easing back on birth restrictions. The Chinese government thinks that it can change policies and the reality of population trends will similarly change overnight. This grossly underestimates the damage that was done by the one-child policy over the course of more than three decades.

When China sought to reverse their declining birthrate by extending their one child policy, to two in 2015, the "expansion" had little effect. Years of state propaganda arguing women should limit their families to just one child, claiming that one child was more likely to be clever, pretty, and lovely, and incentivizing "less births, better births, to develop China vigorously," had a huge impact on Chinese culture. As evidenced by the 29,000 responses of "I would never think of it" to a 31,000 person online Chinese poll asking "are you ready for the three-child policy", that cultural impact continues today indicating that – similar to the two-child policy – the three-child policy will fail to reverse China's population decline.

The Chinese government should not be surprised that their propaganda efforts have been effective and that having more than one child is still outside the realm of what most Chinese couples will consider. One Chinese mother admitted to Reuters that, "it would be a bit better if a child has siblings." Yet, economic pressures and social norms are affecting her decision. She said, "realistically, I don't want to have a second child. And a third is even more impossible." The same government that told couples one child was better for families and for society can hardly be surprised at the reluctance for families to exceed two, or even one, child.

Americans should take note of and learn from this tragedy while the United States still has the opportunity to choose a different path. Thankfully, the United States government has not imposed a child-limit on families, but, American culture, and the new policies promoted by the anti-life Biden administration pose a similar threat.

In 2020, the U.S. birthrate fell by 4 percent to its lowest point in history. In 2021, the birthrate is predicted to fall 12-14 percent more. During that same time period overt disrespect for human life has increased. Avow, formerly known as NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, announced a $3,000 per year stipend for employees who have abortions, a Satanic temple raffled off an abortion up to $2,500 as part of a fundraising campaign and Planned Parenthood lobbied girls as young as 11 to be part of a birth control study without their parent's knowledge. And America has elected the most anti-life, pro-abortion president in history, who has already championed countless extreme anti-life policies including: abolishing the Mexico City Policy, providing more funding to the abortion business than any other president, creating an "American Families" plan that uses families as a tool of the economy, and creating a budget that does not include the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits American taxpayer dollars from funding abortions.

While the United States does not have a one-child, two-child, or three-child policy, the U.S. is currently promoting a culture of death similar to China's. Families are not valued, unborn children in the womb are systematically destroyed, conscience rights are violated, and evil is celebrated. Though failing, China is clearly trying to turn back the clock. The reality is that healthy families benefit individuals, societies, and economies. Both the American government and Chinese government should learn this lesson and implement policies that truly support, rather than undermine, families.

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Opinion

Disaster looms if Pope Francis restricts the traditional Mass

At a time when Catholics are leaving the Church by the thousands, and young people especially are deserting the faith, traditionalist parishes are seeing explosive growth, marked in particular by an influx of young families. So why would any Catholic prelate, intent on evangelization, want to interfere with the growth of traditional Catholicism?
Wed Jun 2, 2021 - 1:08 pm EST
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June 2, 2021 (CatholicCulture.org) – The rumors are true. My sources in Rome — too many and too reliable to be doubted — confirm that a document is circulating at the Vatican which, if given papal approval, would significantly restrict use the “extraordinary form” of the liturgy, the traditional Latin Mass (TLM).

This document is in draft form. It could be amended. It might never be released. But it would not even be under discussion without at least tacit approval (if not active support) from Pope Francis. And if it is released in anything like its current form, it would be a pastoral and doctrinal disaster. It would thwart a powerful movement for reform in the Church, and it would — paradoxically — undermine the Pope’s own authority.

Let me explain.

In Summorum Pontificum, his apostolic letter of 2007, Pope Benedict XVI gave the Catholic faithful much wider access to the TLM. With this new document, styled as an “instruction” for the “implementation” of Summorum Pontificum, Pope Francis would in effect repudiate the work of his predecessor, and at the same time cut off the blood supply to the fastest-growing part of the universal Church.

Pope Benedict wrote Summorum Pontificum because he recognized, in the growing demand for the traditional liturgy, an authentic movement of the Holy Spirit within the Church. The desire for the TLM is not prompted by nostalgia; the overwhelming majority of people in the pews are not old enough to remember the liturgy that was universal before Vatican II. At a time when Catholics are leaving the Church by the thousands, and young people especially are deserting the faith, traditionalist parishes are seeing explosive growth, marked in particular by an influx of young families.

So why would any Catholic prelate, intent on evangelization, want to interfere with the growth of traditional Catholicism? Why mess with success? Could it be because the obvious pastoral health of the traditionalist communities makes for an unpleasant contrast with the failures of the rapidly shrinking parishes in the Catholic mainstream? As I observed just a few weeks ago, it is revealing “that the one liturgical option liberal Catholics cannot abide is the option for the ancient liturgy.”

In Summorum Pontificum, Pope Benedict declared that any priest has the right to celebrate the traditional liturgy, without requiring an “indult” or special permission from his bishop. The draft document would reportedly rescind that permission. To be perfectly honest, in practice this change would not have too much impact on the availability of the TLM, because any prudent diocesan priest already knows that if he displeases the bishop by offering the TLM without his approval, he will likely suffer reprisals. In that way, contrary to the spirit of Summorum Pontificum, many bishops have continued to smother the demand for the traditional liturgy.

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However, the requirement of episcopal approval (which is only one of several new restrictions being proposed) would have a very significant effect in another way. In Summorum Pontificum Pope Benedict also made it clear that — contrary to a widespread impression — the TLM had never been abrogated. “What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful,” Pope Benedict explained.

Clearly, if Pope Francis now effectively forbids the celebration of the TLM, and/or says that the traditional liturgy is harmful — or gives diocesan bishops the power to do so — then he is directly contradicting his predecessor. And if Pope Francis can contradict the teaching of Pope Benedict, what is to prevent a future Pontiff from contradicting Pope Francis? Anyone who is genuinely interested in preserving papal authority (as opposed to gaining a temporary advantage in intramural debates) should recognize the mischief this draft document could cause.

Ironically, the Catholic leaders who are lobbying for a heavy-handed use of papal power in this instance have spent the past several generations railing against the invocation of papal authority in other cases — including the case of Summorum Pontificum. But the rightful authority of the Roman Pontiff is severely limited. He can only proclaim the truths passed down in the Catholic Tradition. If he contradicts the teaching of previous Pontiffs — if he suggests that what was once sacred is sacred no longer — he attacks the base on which his own authority rests.

This draft document, then, represents not just a problem for traditionalists, but a grave danger for the Church. It should be vigorously resisted by anyone who cares about the mission of evangelization, the integrity of doctrine, and the preservation of papal authority.

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Liberal bishops aren’t interested in ‘dialogue’ about COVID vaccines or pro-abortion politicians

The proponents of inauthentic 'dialogue' argue that instead of upholding the perennial teaching of the Church, instead of fulfilling the clear demands of canon law, pastors should engage in quiet, personal conversations with those prominent Catholics who support the slaughter of the unborn.
Wed Jun 2, 2021 - 10:39 am EST
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2 June, 2021 (CatholicCulture.org) – Yesterday I wrote about “the abuses of language…that I see in many recent pronouncements from our Church leadership,” with my focus on two recent Vatican announcements. Now let me turn to a few noteworthy American examples.

Sometimes the misuse of language is downright Orwellian. When Chicago’s Cardinal Blase Cupich announced that unvaccinated Catholics must not be allowed inside churches without masks, he stipulated that each parish should have officials at the doors to check every individual for proof of vaccination. These people – who will block the doors to those who are unmasked and undocumented – are identified as “the parish’s greeter/hospitality team.” Some greeting; some hospitality.

Unless I’m much mistaken, these “greeters” will not be asking parishioners to show the results of their latest tuberculosis tests. They won’t quiz people about other legitimate public-health concerns (“Do you smoke? Take intravenous drugs? Engage in sexual practices known to spread disease?”). They will have one, and only one, medical concern: the single test ordered by Cardinal Cupich in his capacity as a public-health official. But the cardinal is not a public-health official. He is a bishop of the Catholic Church, who should have other concerns.

So if the parish guards (let’s use honest language) are deciding which people should be allowed into the church, aren’t there more important questions that they might ask? For instance: “Are you party to an invalid marriage?” Or: “Have you voted to support legal abortion?”

Ah, there’s the rub! Because Cardinal Cupich has also recently been leading the charge to block a discussion of Eucharistic coherence, currently scheduled to take place at the US bishops’ meeting in June. He and other bishops have argued that the discussion should not take place, because the American bishops lack the “high standard of consensus” that would be required for a strong statement on the issue.

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Now explain to me, please, how the U.S. bishops’ conference can develop that “high standard of consensus,” if there is to be no discussion of the question. Clearly Cardinal Cupich and his allies are not being entirely forthright about their reasons for wanting to avoid the topic.

There are other signs of dissimulation here, too. Although in theory Cardinal Cupich strongly supports Pope Francis in his call for decentralized decision-making, in practice he lobbied energetically for Vatican intervention to curtail an open discussion among the American bishops. Although he complains that the discussion might cause divisions, he and his allies deepened the fractures within the episcopal conference by urging a late change to the agenda – the elimination of a topic that had already been approved by the usual process.

Above all, Cardinal Cupich and his allies do not want “dialogue” on this issue. For all their insistence on open discussion, it is an open discussion that they are doing their utmost to thwart. The incessant calls for “dialogue” are a smokescreen: an attempt to ensure that the issue will remain unresolved indefinitely.

The proponents of this inauthentic “dialogue” argue that instead of upholding the perennial teaching of the Church, instead of fulfilling the clear demands of canon law, pastors should engage in quiet, personal conversations with those prominent Catholics who support the slaughter of the unborn. There is, of course, no reason why a pastor cannot undertake that dialogue and fulfill his canonical duties. But again there is a deeper point at issue.

In nearly 50 years since the Roe v. Wade decision, some of this country’s most prominent Catholic politicians have grown steadily more forthright in their support for unrestricted legal abortion on demand. While bishops trumpet the need for ever more “dialogue,” politicians scoff at the Church’s moral law, and denigrate those who uphold it. Show me one case of an active Catholic politician who has repented of his support for abortion, and embraced the pro-life cause, after a quiet conversation with his bishop. Just one case, and I’ll take the argument for “dialogue” a bit more seriously.

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Call for more ‘synodality’ is another chance for liberal activists to drive green agenda in the Church

The quest for synodality is a key theme in the teaching of Pope Francis. But the truth is that no one has a very clear understanding what 'synodality' means. And maybe that’s the point.
Wed Jun 2, 2021 - 8:37 am EST
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2 June, 2021 (CatholicCulture.org) — As an editor, a writer, and a reader, I cherish clarity of expression. As a Catholic, I am appalled by the abuses of language — the pretense, the confusion, the obfuscation, and even the outright deceit—that I see in many recent pronouncements from our Church leadership.

Last week the Vatican announced that a meeting Synod of Bishops, which scheduled for October 2022, will be postponed for a year, to allow for broader discussions of the chosen topic: synodality. The Vatican has suggested a full program of consultations: in parishes, then at the level of dioceses, then episcopal conferences, and finally at the “continental” level, leading to the bishops’ session in Rome.

The topic of all these consultations, again, will be synodality. The quest for synodality is a key theme in the teaching of Pope Francis. But the truth is that no one has a very clear understanding what “synodality” means. And maybe that’s the point. Will a year of consultations clarify things, or will it simply allow for more general confusion?

Or — a more likely possibility, in my view—will that general confusion allow for a cadre of activists to seize control of the process, and turn “synodality” into a handy cover for their own preferred plans?

This week, in a similar development, the Vatican unveiled a a seven-year “action platform” to implement the teaching of the encyclical on the environment. Pope Francis explained the ambitious goal of this program, saying that “we need a new ecological approach, that can transform our way of dwelling in the world.”

So how does the Vatican propose to transform human life? The plan suggests that the first year of the effort should focus on “the three fundamental tasks of community building, resource sharing, and drawing up of concrete action plans.” Thus after calling for seven years of concrete action, the Vatican proposes to begin by making plans for concrete action. So this isn’t really an “action platform,” so much as a call for some action(s) which have not yet been identified. The Vatican’s plan, as described, is not for specific actions but for a lengthy and malleable process.

In both cases — the synod consultation and the environmental “action platform” — the Vatican calls for the recruitment of activists who will work with parishes, dioceses, and episcopal conferences to pursue the desired goals. So a fresh layer will be added to the ecclesiastical bureaucracy, with new operatives holding meetings, attending conferences, issuing statements, and promoting what they see as the top priorities for their Catholic communities.

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The great conservative theorist Russell Kirk attended the “Call to Action” conference in Detroit in 1976, and saw how a cadre of such activists — whom he described as “the church mice” — could and did drive the agenda, producing a pastoral disaster from which the Church in America has not yet fully recovered. The bishops who should have controlled the meeting were unprepared; the activists were oh-so-very prepared, and ready to seize the day.

Is this the meaning of “synodality” — a process that would allow a determined, organized minority to dictate pastoral practice? Is this the way the Vatican under Pope Francis proposes to transform human activity, ushering in an environmentalist utopia? And if that is the immediate future of our Church, what will the cost be, in terms of the integrity of Catholic doctrine, the vigor of sacramental life, and the mission to make disciples of all nations?

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Why I was banned from Facebook

For suggesting that the China Virus came from a Wuhan lab, the censors of Silicon Valley tried to silence me.
Wed Jun 2, 2021 - 6:50 pm EST
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June 2, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – I thought that my New York Post article of February 23, 2020, understated the lab-leak hypothesis. After all, I only called it a possibility. But Facebook quickly moved to suppress the column as “False Information,” refusing to unblock it until April 17.

As it happened, I was only the first of many who were censored for questioning China’s cover story – that someone had gotten a bad bowl of bat soup in something called the Wuhan Wet Market. 

In my article, “Don’t buy China’s story: The coronavirus may have leaked from a lab,” I marshalled several plausible pieces of evidence – all of which pointed to the lab:

  • China had only one Level 4 lab that can “handle deadly coronaviruses,” and that lab just happened to be located in Wuhan at the very “epicenter of the epidemic.” 
  • Underlining China’s shoddy lab-safety record, Xi Jinping himself had, in the early days of the crisis, warned about “lab safety” as a national-security priority.
  • Following Xi’s guidance, “the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology released a new directive titled: ‘Instructions on strengthening biosecurity management in ­microbiology labs that handle advanced viruses like the novel coronavirus.’ ”
  • As soon as the outbreak began, China’s military was put in charge, with the PLA’s top biowar expert, General Chen Wei, dispatched to Wuhan to deal with it.

Yet despite my careful caveats and the fact that this was published in the “opinion” section of the paper, Facebook’s so-called “fact-checkers” blocked posters’ friends from reading it for themselves. The mainstream media piled on, hammering me a “conspiracy theorist” and slamming the Post for publishing it.

Over the past few months, the attempted cover-up has finally started to unravel. The evidence pointing to the China Virus as  a genetically engineered product of the lab is finally getting the serious consideration it deserves.

For example, New York Magazine’s January cover story, “The Lab-Leak Hypothesis,” concluded that COVID-19 is probably a human-engineered virus that escaped from a Wuhan lab.

Last weekend, a Wall Street Journal report noted that according to U.S. intelligence, three researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology fell ill and went to the hospital in November 2019 with COVID-like symptoms. This was, perhaps not coincidently, the time the virus began circulating in the city.

The week before, 18 highly respected scientists wrote to Science magazine that “we must take hypotheses about both natural and laboratory spillovers seriously.” Even Dr. Anthony Fauci, Mr. Pandemic himself, has now made a 180 and no longer rules out the lab theory.

Finally, Facebook itself announced that it “will no longer take down posts claiming that Covid-19 was man-made or manufactured.”

Of course, Facebook’s shameful censorship did not occur in a vacuum. Those who perpetrated this fraud on the public include lying scientists, self-interested politicians, and those suffering from TDS – Trump Derangement Sydrome.

We were told that there was a “scientific consensus.” But experts called for comment were themselves often engaged in “gain-of-function research” that manipulates deadly viruses — and didn’t want to lose their funding if the public turned against it. Others had worked with Wuhan’s researchers and had done experiments in their lab.  

These were the same characters who, deliberately concealing their conflict of interest, published letters in the journal Lancet in February 2020 and another in Nature Medicine a month later ridiculing the lab theory, and calling anyone who suggested it – like me – a “conspiracy theorist.”

The chief offender in this regard was, of course, Dr. Anthony Fauci himself, who was doing everything in his power to discredit the idea that the virus was a laboratory construct. His behavior is perhaps understandable: his grants had helped to train the scientists who worked there, not to mention indirectly funding the lab itself.

The incompetent media echoed the message of the “scientists,” who were insisting that the science was settled. When they mentioned it at all, the major media treated the Wuhan lab theory as a paranoid fantasy, not all that different from the claim of Chinese propagandists that the virus had actually escaped from the U.S. Army’s labs at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

Politics played a role as well. Once President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested last summer that the virus might have begun in a Chinese lab, the Democrats and their followers in the media blindly took the opposite position. There was an election coming up, and Trump couldn’t be allowed to be right – about this or anything else.  

Mainstream media reporters didn’t simply “ignore” the lab leak theory, they gave free rein to their TDS and relentlessly attacked anyone suggesting that it might be true as a hater or ignoramus. Their real target, of course, was Donald Trump. 

Now that we know, with near certainty, that it came from a lab, don’t expect an apology from those who got it wrong and misled millions. 

Or from those, like Facebook, who shunned dissenters and stifled debate.

As for me, I don’t expect to hear from Mark Zuckerberg any time soon.

Steven W. Mosher is the President of the Population Research Institute and the author of Bully of Asia: Why China’s Dream is the New Threat to World Order.


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BREAKING: NJ bishop hospitalized after taking COVID vaccine

Recent research shows that the coronavirus spike protein in the shots unexpectedly enters the bloodstream, leading to adverse events.
Wed Jun 2, 2021 - 3:42 pm EST
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June 2, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – In this episode of The John-Henry Westen Show, I bring you breaking news from Trenton, New Jersey, where Bishop David M. O’Connell has been hospitalized for blood clots, just months after he was shown on a local newspaper taking and promoting the COVID vaccine.

Thousands of side-effect cases similar to this have been reported in the United States through the VAERS database, leading to recent research showing that the coronavirus spike protein in the shots unexpectedly enters the bloodstream, creating these adverse events.

LifeSite’s Celeste McGovern reported Monday on a study by Dr. Byram Bridle, a Canadian cancer vaccine researcher. Bridle found that a plausible explanation for the side effects, ranging from blood clots and heart disease to brain damage and reproductive issues, could actually be the jabs themselves.

In an interview with Alex Pierson, Dr. Bridle says that “we made a big mistake” in pushing the COVID vaccines. With his peer-reviewed and scientifically backed studies, he describes how a big question on the injections remains whether we will “be rendering young people infertile.”

In fact, I asked Celeste to come on today’s program to discuss this issue of vaccine side effects more in depth. She begins by highlighting just what VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) is. She says that since doctors are not mandated to report side effects “this is a huge problem with VAERS because it only captures a small fraction of adverse events.”

Celeste states that with the database showing 1 percent to 10 percent of side-effects cases, 4,200 deaths and nearly 15,000 hospitalizations associated with COVID-19 injections have been reported in the United States. She mentions instances of thrombosis (blood clots), lung clots, and other cardiovascular problems.

We also discuss another report out of Connecticut, where 18 teens were hospitalized for heart problems after receiving the jab. Celeste points out that such a high number of cases in a small state “is extraordinarily alarming” and represents just a fraction of the true number.

Finally, I bring you a video from one of the Tyburn Sisters in London. She warns families to “protect your children, and under no condition let them have that vaccine, it kills people.” She says that since January, they have been asked to pray for 50 people who have died from the vaccine.

I can personally attest to the holiness of those nuns. I was privileged to stay at their convent when I was speaking in England in 2017. They are prayer warriors and obviously unafraid of the backlash of the world, and truly concerned for the welfare of people. 

This is why I won’t be getting this experimental so-called vaccine, developed on the backs of aborted babies and being rammed down our throats by the same elite powers that attempt to force all the world into accepting abortion and the LGBT agenda. Be healthy, exercise, take vitamin D, but most of all, keep yourself spiritually healthy.

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There can be no moral neutrality in an era of moral revolution

You will be made to care, and there will be a cost to resisting.
Wed Jun 2, 2021 - 11:04 am EST
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June 2, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — With the arrival of Pride Month comes the relentless pressure on corporations, schools, charities, and public institutions to signal support for the LGBT movement. Live and let live is long dead — now a significant portion of the month is dedicated to demanding that the flag of an ideological movement get hoisted over religious schools. The media assists in these efforts by serving as a microphone for LGBT groups seeking to colonize other spaces to air their accusations.

Consider, for example, an article this week from the CBC, Canada’s taxpayer-funded state broadcaster. Titled “Hamilton Catholic school board facing backlash for refusal to raise Pride flag in June,” the story itself constitutes the backlash. The story is only accurate because the story exists. Is it news that a Catholic school does not want to raise the flag of an ideology which celebrates what the Catholic Church calls sin? According to the CBC, it is — and so a controversy is brought into being.

According to the CBC:

The Queer Trans Diversity Coalition of Hamilton (QTDC) and the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion (HCCI) are demanding the local Catholic school board raise the Pride flag in June. The QTDC said it was “sorely disappointed and deeply saddened,” adding the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic School Board (HWCDSB) is dismissing students in the LGBTQ+ community.

Considering the wording here. These LGBT groups are “demanding” that a Catholic school raise their flag. They are also claiming that the refusal to raise the flag of their choice (and now there’s a trans flag, too) constitutes an attack on students who might identify as LGBT, as if those two things were the same, which they obviously are not. In order to portray the Hamilton Catholic school board is an overt threat to its own students for refusing to bend the knee, they make their accusations even more explicit:

The Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion (HCCI) says the local Catholic school board is perpetuating “violent, discriminatory acts” for its decision. The Ontario Parent Action Network also reacted to the news on Twitter with one word: “Shame!”

HWCDSB faced backlash online over the weekend after chair Patrick Daly said instead of the Pride flag, the board would continue to display the Canadian flag and cross at all its schools. He said the Canadian flag and the cross are symbols of unity and inclusion.

Other Catholic school boards have already buckled in the lead-up to “Pride Month,” including Toronto, Ottawa, Waterloo, Durham, Wellington, Niagara, and Dufferin-Peel — and each time a board surrenders, they make it even more difficult for those attempting to hold out and adhere to Catholic doctrine. The longer a board holds out, the more the LGBT mafia ups the rhetoric. The Queer Trans Diversity Coalition of Hamilton, for example, used terminology insinuating that the Hamilton Catholic school board was acting like the racists of the Jim Crow era.

“This is not the time for separation and segregation as this is not a matter of church doctrine, but rather of public morals and human rights,” the QTDC stated. “Raising a flag will not diminish your faith but strengthen it.” The HCI chimed in to say: “When they choose not to fly a flag, it sends a message to people that they are not welcome in this space and their issues are not supported … The history of discrimination against the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in Hamilton is ongoing, and your decision is one of the many examples. The board’s decision not to raise the flag excludes, marginalizes, and dehumanizes parents, children, and residents of Hamilton that belong to 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.”

In other words? Raise our flag over your school building, bigots — if you know what’s good for you. There can be no moral neutrality in an era of moral revolution. You will be made to care, and there will be a cost to resisting.


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Patriotism or Pride: Self-sacrifice or self-obsession, which makes us greater?

I’m all about individual freedom. But if your 'equality' robs me of my (actual) Constitutional rights, I’m not going to bow and wave an LGBT flag of capitulation.
Wed Jun 2, 2021 - 7:24 am EST
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June 2, 2021 (Radiance Foundation) It’s interesting how we move from the self-sacrifice of soldiers who’ve died for our freedoms into a month of self-obsession from LGBT activists who demand we give up our freedoms. We go from memorializing the courageous to merchandising the outrageous. In the process, we’re told to be good automatons and embrace “equality.”

But are things really becoming more equal?

Corporate America doesn’t rebrand itself for a whole month in red, white, and blue to show any devotion to the USA. (May was designated Military Appreciation Month in 1999 by Congress, by the way). They don’t ever celebrate America’s rich religious heritage. They don’t raise flags and release special product editions for other people groups. But they’ll proudly dip their logos into the shallow pool of rainbow colors to show their devotion to LGBTQXYZ. This June, companies, medical associations, school systems, city councils, colleges and seminaries will fall over themselves to be the most LGBT. They’ll splash co-opted rainbows all over their social media profiles, posts, and products.

It gets better, right?

Well, it depends on whom you talk to. What about the ones who’ve “de-transitioned” or (more accurately) those who ultimately embrace the sex determined by DNA at their conception? What about the spouses left behind in marriages left in ruins? What about a precious teenager I know who is celebrated because she “came out” but the affirming crowd completely ignores her parents’ drug addictions and years of molestation from her father?

Will corporations be at the other end of their plastered rainbows to pick up the broken pieces of lives that need more than sparkly glitter and clever hashtags? Will pro-LGBT legislators be there to care for the children languishing in foster care at increasing rates because they allowed faith-based adoption agencies to be shut down by Big LGBT?

The Church of Corporate America has decreed that the only sin is rejecting their doctrine of wokism. Curiously, capitalism is blasted as irreparably evil by today’s social justice warriors unless it forces its religion onto everyone in the workplace and the marketplace.

I won’t change my language, the colors on my profile, or my life-long worldview. My conviction is beyond the temporal nature of politics. It’s rooted in something eternal. There are truths about human identity that never change, no matter the cultural tides, no matter the public polling. Christ calls us in John 13:34 to “love one another” as He has loved us. Christ never embraced a lie. He affirmed that God made us “male and female” in Matthew 19:4-6 and spoke of marriage between one man and one woman.

In a day and age where cultural appropriation is heavily denounced by the Left, it’s perfectly okay (somehow) for the appropriation and complete distortion of religious symbols. The origin of things matters. The creator of the rainbow flag, drag-performer and artist Gilbert Baker, was “inspired by the Bible” according to CNN. “The rainbow’s in the Bible. It’s a covenant between God and all living creatures,” Baker acknowledged without the context that the world was destroyed by a flood because of all the things the Bible details as sinful. Baker continued in his advocacy of “coming out”: “You can live in this light of the truth. It’s totally liberating. You don’t have to live a lie. Living a lie will mess you up.”

Yes. Living a lie does mess you up. Ask former homosexuals. Their stories are heartbreaking and inspiring.

I’ll always love the individual, no matter what he or she is going through. But I won’t tolerate a reckless activism that invites millions—especially children—into confusion and depression. I know the difference between love and tolerance. Love lifts people out of their circumstances. Tolerance keeps people where they are and pretends there are no circumstances.

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I won’t bow to the cult of LGBTism. I won’t call a boy a girl any more than I would refer to Rachel Dolezal as “African-American.” If self-identity must be acknowledged as reality, then I identify as a Twitter and Facebook user whose content isn’t shadow-banned or censored.

Our very language is being controlled by those who decry discrimination while being sure to discriminate against those who believe in basic biology and Constitutional free speech. Pronouns, for instance, are not hate. They simply describe the core of who we are. But if the (In)Equality Act is passed, anti-pronoun and anti-science codes that currently exist in NYCDC and CA will become federalized. We’ll be forced to recognize an individual as two or more people.

When did confusion become a virtue and clarity a vice?

Virginia physical education teacher Tanner Cross understands the difference and lovingly expressed, in a school board meeting, why he wouldn’t cave to the school’s transgenderism dictate. He, like millions of other parents, sees the emotional and physical harm done to children by denying our very identity. Days later, Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) sent Cross a letter putting him on administrative leave stating he “engaged in conduct that has had a disruptive impact on the operations.” Apparently, that conduct is exercising his First Amendment rights.

“I love all of my students, but I will never lie to them regardless of the consequences. I’m a teacher but I serve God first and I will not affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa because it’s against my religion. It’s lying to a child, it’s abuse to a child, and it’s sinning against our God,” Cross expressed in a short but moving speech (see here at 1:48). The Loudoun County Public Schools Propaganda System, via its arrogant activist school board, won’t tolerate informed dissent.

I’m all about individual freedom. But if your “equality” robs me of my (actual) Constitutional rights, I’m not going to bow and wave an LGBT flag of capitulation. I’ll keep on standing firm in my faith (which is constantly reinforced by science), love people enough to speak the truth, and unapologetically wave the red, white, and blue. Now those are colors with which all Americans, in a diverse nation richly blessed by God, can be proud.

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BREAKING: NJ bishop hospitalized after taking COVID vaccine

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After publicly taking the COVID jab in January, Trenton NJ Bishop O'Connell was hospitalized this week for blood clots. Recent research shows that the coronavirus spike protein in the shots unexpectedly enters the bloodstream, leading to adverse events. Read more: https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/breaking-nj-bishop-hospitalized-after-taking-covid-vaccine