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(The Stream) – Joshua Charles did the world and the Church a service by going public with his experience in the White House, regarding the abortion links of the COVID vaccine. If you haven’t read his account, please do. I’d like to put his narrative back in context, and explain what we can learn from it — especially about how not to run a Church or advance the Gospel.

After China’s engineered bug escaped the lab, China locked down domestic travel, even welding sick people to die in their homes. But the Communist Party decided China would not suffer alone. So it kept sending flights of infected people from Wuhan around the world — in a massive biological Pearl Harbor sneak attack that military historians will point to with grim admiration. From the point of view of advancing Red China’s power it was … brilliant.

Christians dying alone and being burned like abandoned pets

And with the disease spread panic. Chinese cheap laborers had carried COVID as far as Italy, whose hospitals were completely overrun in early spring 2020. Thousands of elderly Italians died alone, without family goodbyes or the last sacraments, from the imported Chinese virus. Media hyped this tragic result of Chinese Communist callousness, and used it to whip up hysteria. Democrats pivoted from denouncing Trump’s “xenophobic” travel ban and leading trips to their local Chinatowns, to demanding total lockdowns and planning a “Great Reset” attack on property rights and political freedom.

Where modest death statistics didn’t provide a sufficient pretext for “emergency” powers for governors, and radically loosened vote security, blue state officials acted quickly. For instance, by dumping hundreds of COVID patients on nursing homes, to carry off thousands of grandmas and veterans, and silence dissent from the panic. This happened in virtually every large state the Democrats ran (New York, California, Michigan, New Jersey, Connecticut), and in none run by Republicans. So yes, it was coordinated and intentional. The party of partial birth abortion wasn’t squeamish about euthanasia by COVID. Denied Christian burial, thousands of Americans from nursing homes were mass incinerated like abandoned pets at kill shelters.

A very convenient virus

The Democrats had already figured out how to make use of COVID politically, to crash Trump’s economy, justify massive censorship of media and social media, and steal the 2020 election via massive mail-in balloting. Sure, it might be kind of sad that all those old folks had to die. But the Democrats couldn’t afford to be sentimental. In any case, Joe Biden’s chief COVID advisor, Ezekiel Emanuel, had already made clear that nobody really needs to live past age 70, which is why he calls for withholding life-saving medicine for people above that age. Just by sheer coincidence, it was Ezekiel’s brother Rahm who coined the phrase, “Never let a crisis go to waste.”

In the context of all this, with Trump’s team foolishly feeding into the panic instead of pushing back, Operation Warp Speed began. As Joshua Charles documents, U.S. Catholic bishops did the right thing — at first. They marched into the White House and insisted that any vaccines should be developed without using cell lines plundered from the corpses of aborted babies.

Immigration über Alles

But Catholic bishops hadn’t exactly developed a good working relationship with President Trump. Pope Francis openly hated him, denouncing his moderate immigration stance during the 2016 campaign as “un-Christian.” Pre-COVID, some 40% of the USCCB’s funds derived from federal non-profit contracts, mostly for “processing” immigrants. With the collapse of weekly donations during the COVID lockdown, that number has surely risen.

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PETITION UPDATE (9/3/21)

Following the US Supreme Court's decision to allow Texas' Heartbeat Law to go into effect, Joe Biden made the announcement that he would initiate a "whole-of-government" response against the new pro-life statute which could ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.

This is yet another, outright confirmation of Biden's openly pro-abortion policies, policies which have the main objective of ensuring that women will continue to be able to kill their own children without impediment.

This anti-life, anti-Catholic stance needs to be urgently addressed and condemned by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

For the good of the Church, for the good of pre-born babies, for the good of the faithful, and, indeed, for his own good, Joe Biden needs to be publicly rebuked by the bishops and excommunicated until such time as he repents from his pro-abortion policies.

Please continue to SIGN and SHARE this petition, which asks the bishops of the United States to act in unison to exclude Joe Biden from Holy Communion for his scandalous promotion of abortion - the murder of the innocent.

After signing, please take a moment to CONTACT the offices of the USCCB to politely, but firmly, encourage the Conference to take the necessary steps to exclude from Holy Communion public officials who continue to show blatant disregard for innocent human life and the Church's teaching.

The USCCB's Office phone number is: 202.541.3000

Thank you!

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"No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." - Matthew 6:24

In the lead-up to their meeting in mid-June, we call on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to exclude Joe Biden and other “Catholic” politicians (like, Nancy Pelosi) from Holy Communion over their public, obstinate, and scandalous promotion of abortion.

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition which asks the USCCB to act to stop the abuse of the reception of the Holy Eucharist by politicians who promote the murder of innocent pre-born babies.

We know that making a decision to exclude public figures from Holy Communion is not easy. But, sometimes, this is the only way to make them understand the error of their ways, and to preserve the Church from serious scandal.

Indeed, Canon Law (Canon 915) declares that those who persist in manifest, grave sin should not be admitted to Holy Communion

Beyond that, at this point, public excommunication appears as the only suitable response for Biden's obstinate, public and grave sin of promoting abortion.

In doing so, we do not hold ourselves up as judges over Joe Biden's eternal soul, but we encourage the bishops to make known one of the consequences of public and obstinate support of abortion by our 'Catholic' politicians.

The fact is, in terms of the manifest, grave sin of abortion, Joe Biden is as bad as he said he would be before the election.

Therefore, it is cold comfort that the USCCB is only preparing to discuss this issue only now.

But even now, if the USCCB publicly excommunicate Biden for his pro-abortion stance (as well as other pro-abortion politicians), the Conference could reclaim some of the moral authority which they lost by their largely silent assent to Biden's candidacy.

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition, now.

Since Joe Biden was sworn-in on the 20th of January, he has wasted no time in signing orders and bills which facilitate the destruction of unborn human life.

  • In one executive order, Biden rescinded the Mexico City Policy prohibiting the federal government from spending taxpayer monies on abortion and the promotion of abortion.
  • Biden also signed (instead of vetoing) the COVID relief bill, which, for the first time in 44 years, contained funding for abortions in America, using taxpayer dollars.
  • Biden said that he wouldn't defend Hyde, and he hasn't.

And, if he and the Democratic Party get their way, a lot more of the same regarding abortion is on the way.

Strong action must be taken lest anyone, especially young people, be confused by the scandal of a "Catholic" in Biden's position aggressively promoting abortion, enabling the killing of innocent human beings.

American rank-and-file Catholics don't want any more compromise and equivocation from the Bishops Conference on this "pre-eminent" life-and-death issue.

We want clear action, not twenty more years of dithering and "dialoguing."

50 million babies have been lost to abortion in the U.S. since Roe!

So, we will NOT accept any more lives lost as a result of dithering and "dialoguing." [**Please see "Notes" below about how it has been reported that some senior U.S. clerics are trying to prevent this discussion from even taking place.]

And, we will especially NOT accept one life lost to abortion by politicians who claim the Catholic Faith, but who promote grave evil. God forbid!

With all due respect to these bishops, they diminish the Holy Eucharist and their high office, as well as cause grave scandal to the faithful, by not imposing public canonical penalties on a man who is promoting mass murder of the unborn against the constant teaching of the Church.

The bishops are now at a crossroads and must choose either God or mammon.

We call on them to choose God and choose Life!

And we also continue to encourage those brave, true and good bishops who have done well to warn Amercian Catholics about the perils to the unborn and the Faith resulting from Biden's promotion of abortion!

SIGN and SHARE this petition, which asks the bishops of the United States to act in unison to exclude Joe Biden from Holy Communion for his scandalous promotion of abortion - the murder of the innocent.

After signing, please take a moment to CONTACT the offices of the USCCB to politely, but firmly, encourage the Conference to take the necessary steps to exclude from Holy Communion public officials who continue to show blatant disregard for innocent human life and the Church's teaching.

The USCCB's Office phone number is: 202.541.3000

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Joe Biden: I support abortion ‘under any circumstance’ - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/joe-biden-i-support-abortion-under-any-circumstance

Biden administration has opened the way for ‘abortion by mail on a massive scale’ - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/biden-administration-unleashed-by

‘Catholic’ Biden marks Roe v. Wade anniversary with pledge to make abortion available for ‘everyone’ - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/catholic-biden-marks-roe-v-wade-anniversary-with-pledge-to-make-abortion-available-for-everyone

BREAKING: DC archbishop affirms he will give Holy Communion to pro-abortion Joe Biden - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-dc-archbishop-affirms-he-will-give-holy-communion-to-pro-abortion-joe-biden

Vatican puts brakes on US bishops confronting problem of pro-abortion Biden receiving Holy Communion - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/vatican-puts-brakes-on-us-bishops-confronting-problem-of-pro-abortion-biden-receiving-holy-communion

Abp. Aquila backs call for pro-abortion ‘Catholic’ Joe Biden to be denied Holy Communion - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/abp-aquila-backs-call-for-pro-abortion-catholic-joe-biden-to-be-denied-holy-communion

Cardinal Burke floats ‘excommunication’ for Biden over his ‘aggressive’ abortion promotion - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/cardinal-burke-floats-excommunication-for-biden-over-his-aggressive-promotion-of-abortion

Biden’s HHS is lying about Title X to push abortion - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/bidens-hhs-is-lying-about-title-x-to-push-abortion

List of US bishops for and against denying Communion to pro-abortion politicians like Biden, Pelosi - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/list-of-us-bishops-for-and-against-denying-communion-to-pro-abortion-politicians-like-biden-pelosi

Notes about USCCB's June Meeting:

For nearly twenty years, the US bishops have been dithering about whether or not to excommunicate pro-abortion politicians by formally withholding Holy Communion from them.

Their indecision on this gravely scandalous matter is a scandal in itself, but one of the biggest obstacles has been internal opposition from senior U.S. bishops.

And, although the faces have changed in the last 20 years, their morally-and-intellectually-challenged arguments against excommunication have not changed.

Liberal bishops of the USCCB say that excommunicating Biden (for example) would divide the Church, divide the bishops, and would politicize the reception of Holy Communion.

Indeed, in the name of “unity,” it is reported that some senior U.S. clerics, including Cardinal Blase Cupich (Chicago), Cardinal Wilton Gregory (Washington, DC) and Cardinal O’Malley (Boston), have been working overtime to prevent any substantial discussion of so-called “Eucharist coherence” (that is, what qualifies as worthy reception of Holy Communion).

It is also reported that at least 57 other American bishops allegedly joined these Cardinals in a recent letter to the Head of the Bishops Conference, Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles, to try to pressure him to drop the planned discussion at the full meeting of bishops in June.

And now, even the Vatican is getting involved, with the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith suggesting that even more “dialogue” is needed.

These same clerics may mistakenly believe that any attempt to suppress the objective connection between a politician’s promotion of abortion and his unworthy reception of Holy Communion will fool anyone.

But, it will not.

Rank-and-file Catholics are not stupid and can smell compromise a mile away, and we’ve had enough.

With all due respect to the Cardinal, bishops, and the Vatican…those who fail to act diminish the Holy Eucharist and their high office, as well as cause grave scandal to the faithful, by “dialoguing” with a man who is promoting mass murder of the unborn against the constant teaching of the Church.

Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition urging the bishops Conference to take action at their June meeting to exclude pro-abortion Joe Biden and other abortion-promoting “Catholic” politicians from Holy Communion.

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So the bishops’ bottom line depended on the U.S. failing to control its borders. Likewise, bishops who lose some 40% of native-born Catholics to apostasy depended on immigrants to fill the emptying pews — at least for a few years, before they leave the Church as well, to be replaced by … still more immigrants. The American Catholic Church is turning from a spiritual ark into an airport lounge with a revolving door. And so the bishops bashed Trump far more for his immigration policies than they praised him for (real, if limited) pro-life progress.

So maybe that’s why Trump’s White House didn’t take the pro-life pleadings of Catholic bishops too seriously. Not seriously enough to inconvenience the folks at Big Pharma companies, who rushed forward using the same fetal cell lines they routinely used, ethics be damned.

How much incense would Caesar like us to burn?

Scorned by the White House, the bishops turned around and … did nothing. And that was their fatal error, at the same time a crime and a blunder. In politics, you don’t do things like that if you want to be taken seriously. Can you imagine the LGBT lobby making a major demand of the Biden White House, getting shot down in flames, then … meekly shutting up? Of course not. Gay-friendly media would have filled with endless hit pieces about “homophobia” in the White House. Democrat donors would have melted down the phones of their members of Congress. Drama queens would have staged a massive “die-in” on the White House lawn. And Biden would have caved within a week or two.

But the bishops? They folded like a cheap tent in a thunderstorm, along with most of the rest of the pro-life movement. That is a great way to make sure that no political demand you make will ever be taken seriously again. So on a human level, the pro-life pivot on the vaccine was catastrophically stupid. Now, as Charles pointed out, the bishops have actually spun around to make themselves enforcers of coercive vaccination, using vaccines they were denouncing as immoral not even two years ago. “How high would Caesar like me to jump? Thank you, sir, may I have another?”

Skin in the game? No, I have allergies

Seen in a supernatural light, of course, the pro-life surrender on the vaccine was something far worse. For decades, we’ve called for laws that would prohibit women from aborting their inconvenient children. That would have imposed quite a burden on some women — and probably dried up much of the supply of easy sex for men in America. Feminists have long claimed that huge swathes of the pro-life movement had no “skin in the game.” Devout, non-promiscuous Christians (much less celibate bishops) wouldn’t pay much of a price for outlawing abortion. So it was easy for us to demand.

That wasn’t entirely fair of course, but there was something to the argument. And by caving in and becoming vaccination enforcers, our bishops and compliant churches are vindicating the feminists. Because right here, right now, we do have skin in the game. If we refuse the abortion vaccine, we could die of COVID, for instance. In choosing to refuse this immoral vaccine, I’ve had to ponder that. Also the fact that I likely won’t be able to fly on most major airlines, or (it seems) ever visit my birthplace New York City again.

More likely, we’ll suffer in other ways. Our colleges might get sued, if students spread COVID to elderly professors. And the federal government plans to use many means of coercion and retaliation against the unvaccinated, as Joe Biden is making clear. Would non-profit contracts (the lifeblood of the bishops conference) be withheld from agencies of churches refusing abortion-tainted vaccines?

Kneeling before the world

The world will never know, because our bishops and leaders of other churches fell all over themselves promoting the same vaccine they once condemned, at the first little patch of skin they had in the game. And most Christians followed them, like swine over a cliff. What a disgrace.

Jesus promised us that the World would hate us, as it hated Him. He never told us to earn, really earn the World’s … contempt.

Reprinted with permission from The Stream

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