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KRAKOW, Poland, February 26, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — The Metropolitan Archbishop of Kraków preached against the “Great Reset” envisioned by globalists, saying there is no renewal without Christ.
“It is in Christ that we must achieve 'a great reset,’ a great renewal, and a reordering of our lives,” said Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski in Kraków’s Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on Wednesday.
Jędraszewski (pronounced yen-dra-SHEF-ski) is the third successor of the late Cardinal Karol Wojtyła to the important southern Polish diocese. According to the Polish Catholic “Niedziela” (Sunday) magazine, the metropolitan archbishop reflected in his homily on the English word “reset” and how the word most appropriately pertains to the Lenten season. He said the “fashionable word” described the experience of people of Nineveh in the day’s reading (Jonah 3:1-10) after the prophet Jonah warned them of God’s wrath.
“The inhabitants of Nineveh believed Jonah, they called for a fast and everyone, from the least to the greatest, wore sackcloth,” the archbishop said.
“And God responded to the collective ‘reset’ of the people of Nineveh by changing his original plan for the city,” he continued. “It was a great new reality, a new way of life thanks to Jonah’s call, which the inhabitants of Nineveh believed and accepted.”
The archbishop then discussed an entirely different call to “reset”: COVID-19: The Great Reset by Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, and economist Thierry Malleret. The book, he noted, had a vision of a renewed humanity, but one without any reference to God.
“As a human community, we are supposed to deal with endangered species of animals; zoonotic (animal-to-human) pathogens; poisoned air; the level of greenhouse gas emissions; geopolitical, physical and psychological analyses about modern society’s state of health; about moral and ethical dramas; and the existential crisis that plagues Western societies,” Jędraszewski related.
He stated that one of the chapters of Schwab’s book was entitled “Redefining our humanity” and that this section “mentions joining the whole person with a machine” that will assist in bringing humanity to a higher level of evolution.
The new and improved human being championed by COVID-19: The Great Reset is to be more empathetic, involved in social and economic questions, like climate change and LGBT ideology, involved in international movements like Black Lives Matter, concerned for immigrants, willing to sacrifice himself and his own aspirations in the business of building a better world — “and to throw out any reflection about who I am as a human being as pointless, unnecessary, useless,” the archbishop added.
The Communist-run People’s Republic of China is guilty of systematic human rights' abuses which are totally and utterly inconsistent with the spirit of the Olympic Games.
And yet, the 2022 Winter Olympics are scheduled to be held in Beijjing, starting in only one year's time.
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Think about the ongoing genocide of the Uighur people who inhabit the North-west corner of China; think of the recent crackdown and arrest of dozens of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong; think of the detention of members of Falun Gong; and, think of the persecution of Christians in China.
This is sickening.
China should be held to account for its manifest human rights' abuses, not lauded on the world stage. The Chinese Communist Party should be shamed, not celebrated.
Right now, the delay of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, which were scheduled to begin last summer, provides the perfect opportunity for the IOC to press pause on the Beijing Games, and take emergency action to relocate them away from China.
Not only that, but it could be very strongly argued that sending athletes from around the world to the "breeding ground of Covid-19" and then back home again, makes absolutely no sense from the perspective of protecting public health.
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Here are just some of the human rights' abuses which China is guilty of:
GENOCIDE. In a report released on January, 19th of this year, the U.S. State Department found that, at least since 2017, the Chinese Communist Party is guilty of "genocide" against the Uighur population, living in Xinjiang Province. An abbreviated list of lesser crimes committed by the state against this largely-Muslim ethnic group includes:
- Torture of a large number of those arbitrarily detained
- Forced labor
- The imposition of draconian restrictions on freedom of religion or belief, freedom of expression, and freedom of movement.
CRACKDOWN ON HONG KONG DEMOCRACY ACTIVISTS. China's newly-implemented National Security Law (NSL) is being used to enforce a draconian clampdown and arrest of pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong, who have bravely resisted the Communist Party's efforts to squash the right to vote and the right to run for political office.
PERSECUTION. China has mercilessly persecuted practioners of Falun Gong and Christians of every denomination. Over the last few years, incidents of persecution include:
- Christian churches have been destroyed by authorities.
- Two million Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and Falun Gong followers have been held in detention.
- Christian teachings have been reinterpreted according to socialist doctrine.
- Churches in Hunan province were forced to remove displays of the Ten Commandments and replace them with quotes of President Xi Jinping.
These appalling human rights' abuses don't even include the extensive history of forced abortion and sterilization which the Chinese Communists are known to have committed in their ruthless enforcement of their "one-child policy," which only ended in 2015.
Of course, the world's premier amateur athletes should not be punished for the sins of the hosting nation, but neither should they lend their credibility and talent to support a nation which is guilty of so many systematic human rights' abuses.
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'It’s time for the Pope to recognize the carnage among Uighurs, Catholics in China' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/its-time-for-the-pope-to-recognize-the-carnage-among-uighurs-catholics-in-china
“Where is a place for God here?”Jędraszewski asked the congregation.
“How can one speak about a new man and a new world without reference to God?” he continued.
“The enormous work of several hundred pages only once refers to religion. It has no mention of transcendence, of God. Eventually, there is some talk of an undefined 'Mother Nature' written with capital letters.”
The archbishop quoted historian Grzegorz Kucharczyk, who believes that the globalists’ ideas are opposed to Christianity.
“The globalists are trying to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to completely devalue everything that Christianity has contributed for almost 2,000 years, and is still contributing, to the good of mankind,” he said.
Jędraszewski also cited Professor Renato Christina of the University of Trieste, who said Schwab’s work “lacks certain and clear ideas, there are no foundations there, no foundations on which to build the future; instead, there is an invitation to widespread confusion.”
“The book itself shares in the chaos that affects the contemporary Western world,” the archbishop continued. “It is a manifestation of nihilistic secularism and a direct route to the dechristianization of society.”
The archbishop eventually referred to his episcopal predecessor and his Christian anthropology.
“Let us remember also the powerful message John Paul II carried for almost 27 years and which he shared right from the beginning: ‘Open wide the doors to Christ!,'” Jędraszewski said.
“Open the doors to Christ, the doors of your hearts and minds, but also entire political, social and economic systems, because only Christ knows what is hidden in the heart of a human being,” he continued.
“And only Christ is the key to understanding who I am as a human being. He reveals my dignity, the dignity of a child of God.”
The archbishop concluded by calling Catholics to a true “reset” in Christ, their particular duty in the season of Lent.
“It is in Christ that we must achieve a great reset, a great renewal, and a reordering of our lives,” he said.
“And it is today the fundamental task of our experience of Lent (…) to respond to our relationship with another human being, expressed through the widely understood practice of almsgiving,” he continued.
“It is a holy time in which we must renew our relationship with God, praying to Him as the Lord Jesus taught us: Our Father, Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, give us this day our daily bread.”