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GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, Newfoundland and Labrador (LifeSiteNews) – You might have a hard time getting into Mass in parts of Newfoundland or Labrador if you haven’t gotten COVID jabs.  

The Bishop of Grand Falls-Windsor in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador (N.L.) has barred unvaccinated parishioners from attending Mass. In a letter released 10 days ago, Bishop R. Anthony Daniels wrote that “effective October 22,” it would be “mandatory”for  everyone aged 12 or over to be vaccinated with COVID jabs if they want to attend Mass.  

Many Catholics do not want to take the current COVID inoculations because they were developed or tested using cell-lines derived from aborted babies. Others have refused them because of the thousands of deaths and millions of injuries reported to official watchdogs such as the USA’s Vaccine Adverse Effects Reporting System (VAERS) following their use.  

In his letter, the bishop gave detailed instructions for downloading an app that facilitates vaccine-segregation in the province and stressed the importance of “compliance  with the Mandate.” The bishop was referred to the N.L. vaccine passport system unveiled on October 22. The Mandate is not dissimilar to segregation systems throughout the country, and it does not require churches or religious to comply with its directives.  

The provincial health authorities did speak with religious leaders in the province and encouraged voluntary vaccination, but they were clear that religious groups are not required to demand proof of inoculation against COVID-19.  

Thus, the Bishop of Grand Falls-Windsor has freely decided to forgo the option not to demand a vaccine passport as the price of entry to Catholic communal devotional life. 

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UPDATE 10/29/2021:

Joe Biden claims Pope Francis said he should continue receiving Holy Communion, despite the president's radical, anti-Catholic support for abortion. Biden asserted that the pontiff “was happy I’m a good Catholic,” and that the president should “keep receiving Communion.”

Please SIGN this urgent petition to Pope Francis urging him to clarify what he told Biden at his private audience in Rome. Biden should be facing formal excommunication because of his public and obstinate promotion of abortion, but instead we have the perverse situation in which he claims to have the blessing of the pope to sacrilegiously receive Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist. Pope Francis must clarify what exactly was said in order to avoid scandal and being complicit in such grave sin. If Joe Biden wishes to return to communion with the Church he must immediately and publicly stop and repent from his active support of the culture of death.

To ensure that this petition reaches Pope Francis, it will also be CC'ed to the Papal Nuncio of the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, as well as to the Chairman of the Pro-Life Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Joseph Naumann.

Indeed, Joe Biden recently proposed a budget which would eliminate the Hyde Amendment, potentially allowing billions of taxpayer dollars to go to the funding of abortion domestically.

So, it is now an indisputable fact that Joe Biden, himself, is forcing abortion on the American public as well as around the world (e.g., Biden's executive order abolishing the Mexico City Policy).

However, since we know that the Church prioritizes abortion as the "pre-eminent" moral issue, and also how the pope has recently reiterated the teaching that abortion is "homicide," we ask the Pope to ensure that Biden's scandalous claim be clarified and his support for abortion be condemned.

This is the prime opportunity for the pope to make it crystal clear to Biden: Promoting abortion is absolutely and utterly incompatible with being in communion with the Church, and that those politicians who publicly and obstinately support abortion effectively put themselves outside communion with the Church, but also merit formal excommunication.

Joe Biden's active and concentrated promotion of abortion since he took office only 9 months ago is a grave scandal to the faithful of the United States, and to Catholics everywhere.

But, perhaps even more scandalous is the USCCB's decision not to directly and publicly address how Biden's radical, public promotion of abortion affects his standing in the Church.

The silence from our American shepherds is deafening.

Therefore, Pope Francis must now intervene to protect both the Holy Eucharist and our preborn brothers and sisters from death, to protect authentic Church teaching from deceitful "Catholics" like Joe Biden, and to protect the faithful from the grievous scandal caused by Biden's claims, action and the intolerable dithering and "dialoging" engaged in by the USCCB.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'Biden will meet with Pope Francis to discuss ‘human dignity,’ but abortion left off agenda'

'Biden restores foreign aid to abortion by repealing Mexico City Policy'

'Removing the Hyde Amendment in Biden’s proposed budget will set a precedent'

ORIGINAL PETITION:

Joe Biden is scheduled to meet Pope Francis in Rome in a rapidly approaching audience on October 29th.

Please SIGN this urgent petition to Pope Francis urging him to tell Biden that he will face formal excommunication because of his public and obstinate promotion of abortion, and that if he wishes to return to communion with the Church he must immediately and publicly stop and repent from his active support of the culture of death.

To ensure that this petition reaches Pope Francis, it will also be CC'ed to the Papal Nuncio of the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, as well as to the Chairman of the Pro-Life Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Joseph Naumann.

Indeed, Joe Biden recently proposed a budget which would eliminate the Hyde Amendment, potentially allowing billions of taxpayer dollars to go to the funding of abortion domestically.

So, it is now an indisputable fact that Joe Biden, himself, is forcing abortion on the American public as well as around the world (e.g., Biden's executive order abolishing the Mexico City Policy).

But, reports suggest that the pope and Biden are only supposed to speak about COVID and climate change...

However, since we know that the Church prioritizes abortion as the "pre-eminent" moral issue, and also how the pope has recently reiterated the teaching that abortion is "homicide," we ask the Pope to ensure that Biden's scandalous support of abortion become the central focus of their meeting.

This is the prime opportunity for the pope to make it crystal clear to Biden: Promoting abortion is absolutely and utterly incompatible with being in communion with the Church, and that those politicians who publicly and obstinately support abortion effectively put themselves outside communion with the Church, but also merit formal excommunication.

Joe Biden's active and concentrated promotion of abortion since he took office only 9 months ago is a grave scandal to the faithful of the United States, and to Catholics everywhere.

But, perhaps even more scandalous is the USCCB's decision not to directly and publicly address how Biden's radical, public promotion of abortion affects his standing in the Church.

The silence from our American shepherds is deafening.

Therefore, Pope Francis must now intervene to protect our preborn brothers and sisters from death, to protect authentic Church teaching from deceitful "Catholics" like Joe Biden, and to protect the faithful from the grievous scandal caused by Biden's action and the intolerable dithering and "dialoging" engaged in by the USCCB.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'Biden will meet with Pope Francis to discuss ‘human dignity,’ but abortion left off agenda' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/biden-will-meet-with-pope-francis-to-discuss-human-dignity-abortion-left-off-agenda/

'Biden restores foreign aid to abortion by repealing Mexico City Policy' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/biden-restores-foreign-aid-to-abortion-with-repeal-of-mexico-city-policy/

'Removing the Hyde Amendment in Biden’s proposed budget will set a precedent' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/removing-the-hyde-amendment-in-bidens-proposed-budget-will-set-a-precedent/

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Under normal circumstances, attendance at Sunday Mass is an obligation for Catholics under the pain of sin. Participating at Mass is considered central to the spiritual life of the faithful Catholic. Even Catholics who have incurred excommunication and thus cannot receive the sacraments are bound to take part in Sunday worship. If there are circumstances that preclude a Catholic from attending Mass, such as illness or necessary travel, then the obligation is lifted from him or her. The letter from the bishop did not say whether Catholics who do not take the jab are dispensed from attending Sunday Mass. 

Responsibility for policing churches in the diocese rests with laypeople. Bishop Daniels instructed “Ushers or Greeters or other volunteers” to download the vaccine passport app and “use their smartphone camera to scan the Electronic QR Code on the attendees’ smartphone or on the printed page to confirm proof of vaccination.” 

Additionally, “after verifying proof of vaccination,” the enforcers of medical segregation “must also review identification.”  

Despite barring unjabbed Catholics from his churches, Bishop Daniels has opted to continue imposing restrictions on the rest of the congregants. “[A[ll the current restrictions presently in place will continue even for churches using the NLVaxPass and NLVaxVerify applications,” he wrote.  

The restrictions are as following:  

  • congregations are limited to 50 percent of churches’ capacity; 
  • everyone must wear a non-medical mask at all times (including the officiant and musicians); 
  • congregational singing is not permitted; 
  • the names and contact information of all attendees must be recorded and retained for 14 days for contact tracing, and must be shared with public health officials if requested;
  • physical distancing must be maintained between individuals from different family groups; and 
  • entry must be restricted to those who do not have COVID-19 symptoms and who are not required to self-isolate for any reason. 

The bishop finished the letter by saying: “Our patience and the patience of our parishioners will be tested. But we cannot let the pandemic win. Our people need access to the Sacramental life of the Church especially now.” 

LifeSiteNews has reached out to the Diocese of Grand Falls-Windsor  to ask how banning unvaccinated parishioners from the Sacrament of the Eucharist will somehow help with “access to the Sacramental life of the Church.” The diocese has not yet replied.  

To respectfully advise the bishop in this matter, please contact 

Most Rev. R. Anthony Daniels  

PO Box 771
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Canada
A2A 2M4 

[email protected] 

Tel: 709-489-2778
Fax: 709-489-8431   

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