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A Catholic anti-lockdown protestor (not the author of this article)

Editor’s note: The author of the following piece wished to remain anonymous.

LONDON, England, March 24, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – This past Saturday several friends and I apprehensively walked up Grosvenor Place towards Hyde Park Corner in the center of London. We'd heard that numbers of anti-lockdowners had started to amass there, with the police helicopter overhead and riot vans zooming past confirming our suspicions.

With most of us known to each-other through the traditional Catholic movement, we had no idea what to expect after varying experiences at previous anti-lockdown events. In the midst of hundreds soon to be thousands of people grouping together, one of our number revealed a large, framed image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

And in the middle of what was, at that point, semi-organized chaos, people began approaching Our Lady with a sense of calm and, in some cases, to pay respects in their own way. Several of the journalists and film crews present had their cameras fixated on her, strangely ignoring the far more “exciting” occurrences taking place all around.

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As the numbers now in their thousands processed intrepidly up Park Lane towards Marble Arch and Oxford Street, I suspect the vast majority of those present hadn't felt so exhilarated in quite some time. That in itself is worth something, as huge swathes of society have been living in blanket misery for the best part of a year now.

I pondered on what role the Catholic laity, or indeed the clergy, should play in all of this and the answer seemed abundantly clear to me. It's beyond a shadow of a doubt that this lockdown is wrong! Not one iota of it is justified, and it never has been. But its installation was anything but spontaneous – as Jacob Rees Mogg (possibly England’s most famous Catholic, who last year voted to suppress the public celebration of Mass and impose fines on those who organize or attend Mass) has made clear: it has, at least to some extent, required the consent of the general public.

As Catholics, we know Holy Mother Church offers the only solution to this nefarious global tyranny. That is, the Social Reign Of Christ The King. Is it not imperative that we stand shoulder to shoulder with those who have the foresight to at least see a degree of the problem? Lest they see of the Church nothing but the locking of doors, the withdrawing of sacraments and a reflection of “woke” politics of the liberal society they find themselves imprisoned within.

Catholics are not called to endure decline, be it moral or social, but instead to fight against it. Pray the Rosary at home, yes, but never forget that prayer itself doesn't dispense from action. Today presents an opportunity perhaps never seen before, where so many in society have a distrust of both their government and associated media.

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Those today opposing sinister global initiatives often describe themselves as “truth seekers,” belonging to what many now know as the “truth movement.” Such collectives have often had shady characters acting as the gurus, typically serving either their own egos, wallets, or even the state itself. Several of us agreed that compared to previous anti-lockdown events, Saturday just gone perhaps represented a new departure. The usual fringe issues, that quite frankly scare the average man off, didn't seem quite so prevalent at this event, if even noticeable at all.

Our Lady however had the opposite effect to these potential pitfalls, attracting questions, interest, and devotion alike. I think it's clear she wants us to play a public part in this.

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Powerful nations of the world, including China, the UK, and Canada are discussing plans to require so-called 'vaccine passports' as a condition for travel, and possibly to restrict entry to shopping and entertainment venues.

Israel has already put in place a system to discriminate against those who choose not to take the COVID vaccine, and, in the United States, Joe Biden has signed a new executive order which could pave the way for the implementation of a 'vaccine passport' system. [See more below.]

This kind of medical dictatorship must be resisted, and therefore, we must act quickly before these authoritarian notions take root and spread!

Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition to SAY NO to government 'vaccine passports.' Tell your legislators to respect your freedom not to vaccinate without fear of repercussion.

People should not have to live in fear of government retribution for refusing a vaccine which is being rushed to market by Big Pharma and their fellow-travelers in NGOs, like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

It would be intolerable and immoral for the government to coerce someone, and their family, to take a COVID vaccine against their will just so they can do their weekly grocery shopping, go to a high school soccer game, travel on public transport, or visit their relatives who live in a different part of the country, or overseas.

Medical freedom must be respected in principle and also in practice.

So, it is now time that our policy-makers listen to all voices involved in this vital conversation, and start to represent those who will not tolerate being punished, restricted, or tracked for refusing an experimental vaccine.

Simply put, legislatures must begin to act as legislatures again.

Questions must be asked. Hearings and investigations must be held. And, the legislatures of each state and country must return to the business of representing the people who voted for them, assuming their rightful place as the originator of legislation.

We will no longer accept the dictates of executive branches without question. And, neither can we accept the dictates of some doctors who seem detached from reality and from science.

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'Biden executive order directs government to evaluate ‘feasibility’ of vaccine passports' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/biden-executive-order-directs-government-to-evaluate-feasibility-of-vaccine-passports

'China lobbies WHO to develop COVID vaccine passports for all nations' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/china-lobbies-who-to-develop-covid-vaccine-passports-for-all-nations

'UK advances plans for vaccine passports to travel, enter stores' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/uk-advances-plans-for-vaccine-passports-to-travel-enter-stores

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'European Commission president plans to introduce vaccine passports' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/european-commission-president-plans-to-introduce-vaccine-passports

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Whereas Catholics have played a leading role fighting tyrannical globalism in Ireland, France, and Italy this past year, we have less of a demographic advantage in Britain. We need to work within our means and the realms of reality, whilst not shying away from the challenge.

Network with other likeminded Catholics, form small action associations, liaise with other such groups, and come together practically where appropriate and necessary. Assess and understand each others’ means and talents, and attribute roles accordingly. Study the relevant social teachings of the Church and related manuals. Let us step out and proclaim our King as Christ which, more than you might expect, will resonate with the inner nature of our fellow men.

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