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(LifeSiteNews) – Many Catholics in the United States are concerned about being fired or otherwise forced to receive abortion-tainted vaccines. Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Kazakhstan has decided to provide affidavits certifying membership in the Confraternity of Our Lady of Fatima.

The Confraternity is opposed to abortion-tainted vaccines as a deeply religious held belief. The certificates are personalized with the name of each member and bear his signature.

Any member is able to take that certificate along with a personal statement to his/her place of employment.

The certificate reads:

“This is to certify that [NAME] is a perpetual member of the Confraternity of Our Lady of Fatima in good standing and as such holds to the following deeply held religious belief that the crime of abortion is so monstrous that any kind of concatenation with this crime, even a very remote one, such as vaccines that use aborted fetal cells for the testing or production, is immoral and cannot be accepted under any circumstances by a Catholic.”

Christopher Wendt, International Director of the Confraternity of Our Lady of Fatima, who helped co-found the Confraternity with Bishop Schneider, explains that anyone in the world is welcome to join the Confraternity.

“There are a some promises that you make to try to help live out the call of Our Lady of Fatima and to bring about the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in your own life,” Wendt said.

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Thanks be to God, Cardinal Burke is now on the mend and recovering in hospital. After his harrowing medical emergency during which he was intubated and placed on a ventilator in the ICU, His Eminence has thanked everyone for their prayers and asked to be allowed to make his full recovery in peace.

Thank you for having participated in this special message of thanks which we will seek to personally deliver to either members of his family or to another party responsible for the Cardinal's correspondence.

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'BREAKING: A letter of gratitude from Cardinal Burke, no longer in the ICU' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-a-letter-of-gratitude-from-cardinal-burke-no-longer-in-the-icu/

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Raymond Cardinal Burke has been on the frontlines of defending life, family, freedom and tradition for decades. He is literally a pillar of the Faith, unafraid and unapologetic in his stance supporting Catholic orthodoxy.

Very unfortunately Cardinal Burke has been striken with a severe COVID infection, and the cardinal’s condition is rapidly deteriorating as he has developed severe pneumonia and is not responding to treatment.

Therefore, apart from your fervent prayers for his speedy recovery, we ask you to join us in sending a special message of thanks to Cardinal Burke for all of the good he has done in his service for the Church to-date.

Please SIGN and THANK Cardinal Burke right now, and help bolster his spirit! We will endeavour to personally deliver your signature to him or his family - or, another party responsible for the Cardinal's correspondence - upon his recovery.

Cardinal Burke was admitted to the hospital after he tested positive for COVID-19 last week. In a tweet he posted on his twitter account, the 73-year-old cardinal asked the faithful to pray for him and invited them to trust in Divine Providence.

This is typical of the Cardinal's serene reliance on God.

But, on matters of life, family, freedom and tradition, Cardinal Burke has been anything but serene. He has, rather, been a lion in defense of the perennial teachings of the Catholic Church.

A stalwart in the defense of the sanctity of human life and the natural family, Cardinal Burke served at the Vatican for 6 years, after he was called there by Pope Benedict, heading up the highest court of the Catholic Church, the Apostolic Signatura.

In 2016, the cardinal was one of four cardinals who issued a letter of concerns, or “Dubia,” regarding Pope Francis' encyclical Amoris LaetitiaAmoris Laetitia seemed to allow communion for adulterous couples, which raised many questions concerning Christ’s doctrine on marriage and the concept of mortal sin.

And, more recently, he has criticised Pope Francis' new motu proprio Traditionis Custodes which effectively reverses Pope Benedict’s 2007 motu proprio Summorum Pontificum by imposing drastic limitations on the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) according to the 1962 Roman Missal.

Please join us as we send a prayerful message of thanks and encouragement to Cardinal Burke for all he has done to protect life, family, freedom and tradition. And, let us beg God Almighty to allow this true Prince of the Church to remain and continue the fight for orthodoxy.

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'Praying for Cardinal Burke' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/praying-for-cardinal-burke

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There is also a resource link on their website on how to request your certificate and how to get a copy of the Religious Exemption Letter Template.

It’s all very straightforward. First you download your Religious Exemption Letter Template. You take that template and personalize it, making it an expression of your deeply personal religious beliefs. Then, second, if you feel called to join the Confraternity, you fill out the form and become a member. A third party will send you your personalized certificate signed by Bishop Schneider in an email within one business day. Then you submit both to your place of employment.

It says on the website that it is not offered as legal advice, but respected attorneys have reviewed it.

It is recommended certainly that you do seek expert legal help if you feel that your Constitutional rights are being violated.

To join the Confraternity of Our Lady of Fatima and to request your certificate from Bishop Schneider, go to https://www.livefatima.io/exemption/.

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