(LifeSiteNews) — Mask mandates, vaccine mandates, and marches. And in the midst of it all, the Church in her liturgy gives us today the feast of little St. Agnes, virgin and martyr.
A girl of only 12 or 13, Agnes was murdered in 304 in Rome during the persecution of Christians under the Emperor Diocletian for refusing marriage. Agnes had committed to give her whole self to Jesus Christ and not even the threat of death could deter her from this promise.
Since God’s timing is perfect, it is no mistake that St. Agnes’ feast day falls on the 2022 March for Life, where, this year, the ever-heated issue of abortion shares the stage with a backdrop of abortion-tainted vaccines, vax passes and mandates. What lesson does St. Agnes have for us today?
Agnes stands in the middle of this seeming chaos and self-destruction as a reminder of the dignity of chastity and life, both of which are worth turning our lives upside down for—even to the point of death.
Tell the Ronald McDonald House in British Columbia (BC) and Yukon to stop discriminating against families who do not wish to get the experimental COVID-19 vaccine!
It seems incredible -- like one of those click-bait headlines you see every day on shady websites.
But this is 100% real, and represents a terrifying new reality that families with sick children are facing without any rational or logical justification.
That's why we're asking you to SIGN and SHARE this crucial petition asking the Ronald McDonald House Charities leadership to STOP discriminating against the unvaccinated family members of sick children who need their support.
The Canadian Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon, which provides housing for the families of sick children who are being treated in nearby hospitals, has sent letters to families ordering them to submit to the experimental COVID shots or to vacate the premises -- regardless of their children's needs.
On the organization's website, the Ronald McDonald House plainly states the following: "All guests and visitors to the House must show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. These measures in addition to an abundance of sanitizer and kindness will help us ensure the safety of everyone at the House."
But, of course, none of the measures suggested by the Ronald McDonald House, much less the COVID-19 vaccine, have been successful in stopping or even slowing the virus' transmission or reducing infection rates.
And with Pfizer's own CEO admitting just this week that the two COVID shots are not effective at preventing infection, it remains unclear what, exactly, the Ronald McDonald House means by "full vaccination."
Regardless, denying families housing during their child's hospital stay -- which is the primary mission of the Ronald McDonald House -- is not only a misguided discriminatory practice, it's stunningly cruel, and it must not continue going forward.
So please take a minute to SIGN and SHARE this important petition calling on Ronald McDonald House British Columbia and Yukon to stop discriminating against families based on their vaccination status.
These families need to focus on supporting their loved ones through very difficult medical situations and procedures, not get caught up the maddening politics of the COVID vaccine.
Whereas the Ronald McDonald Houses have historically been a refuge for needy families, they have now tragically succumbed to the mass formation psychosis over COVID taking Canada and the world by storm, and have decided to join in the unconscionable mass targeting of the unvaccinated to virtue-signal their way through these unprecedented times.
This is unacceptable -- particularly from an organization like the Ronald McDonald House -- and it must stop.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Canadian-based Ronald McDonald House evicts unvaccinated family of 4-yr-old with cancer': https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/canadian-based-ronald-mcdonald-house-evicts-unvaccinated-family-of-4-yr-old-with-cancer/
'Pfizer CEO backtracks on jab effectiveness, admits two shots offer ‘very limited protection’': https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pfizer-ceo-claimed-covid-jabs-were-100-effective-now-says-2-shots-offer-very-limited-protection-if-any/
With sexual perversion of all kinds plaguing our society and families—and with sexual sins paving the way for abortion—Agnes calls us to task, to begin with ourselves, to do a little examination of conscience: how can I be living more of a chaste life in thoughts, words and actions? With my very life, how can I provide a balance and a witness to the beauty of purity, innocence, holy love in marriage, the total gift of self? If little Agnes were willing to die for chastity, shouldn’t I at least be willing to give up a TV show that may tempt me or to think twice before I go out of the house in those super-tight leggings?
As for the dignity of life, Agnes encourages us. She tells us that defending life is always worth every ounce of sacrifice. Marching through Washington, D.C. on a frigid January day, is worth it. Eating a cold picnic lunch because you are barred from restaurants for not taking the jab, is worth it. Being ridiculed and hated for defending all the little ones of the world, is worth it.
Agnes confidently tells us that we have no choice but to hold firm in the face of persecution. That we have every duty and responsibility to stay true to what know to be true. She tells us that there are things worth being uncomfortable for. Her sacrifice consoles us in making our own sacrifices. She reminds us there are things worth dying for. She did it. And so can we.
St. Agnes, virgin and martyr, pray for us.