Featured Image

LifeSiteNews has produced an extensive COVID-19 vaccines resources page. View it here. 

(New Daily Compass) – Saintliness? Not any more. The first requirement for a good priest is to be vaccinated. This is what has been established by the episcopal seminary of Milan – the largest seminary in Italy – which has set the vaccine as a condicio sine qua non for the 120 aspiring priests who next September 12, will return to Venegono, the town in the province of Varese where the “citadel of seminarians” is located.

A letter from the rector Don Enrico Castagna is clear: get vaccinated and show charity towards each other; this is the message of the letter that the Daily Compass has seen. Compulsory vaccination, without bypasses or byzantine Green Passes: not even the Italian State has gone that far. Do you want to become a priest? Get vaccinated and then we’ll consider you.

The Daily Compass sought confirmation of the indiscretion and, after contacting the rector, was able to speak, with his consent, to the vice-rector Don Michele Galli, in charge of the COVID protocol, who trains priests for the largest diocese in Europe. And he confirmed the draconian measure, which appears at the moment to be only taken by Milan, since there is no news from other Italian seminaries.

“Given the epidemiological situation, we are changing our approach,” explains Don Michele. “The state decree-law, in particular regarding schools and universities, has guided us. In fact, we’ve covered the part about university and community, but the decree does not mention religious communities so we had to make our own provisions.”

How? We ask. “By leveraging the vaccine, we have asked the seminarians to get vaccinated by their return on 12 September, because this will enable us to use the classrooms and common areas without wearing masks, since the school decree allows classes that have completed the vaccination cycle to be exempt from wearing masks.”

Don Michele refers to one of the most disturbing passages addressed to schools, which, it has been noted on several occasions, will create the unpleasant situation of superior vaccinated students blaming inferior unvaccinated ones for still being obliged to wear masks. This is barbaric, a pillory – so much for fighting bullying in schools! Knowing that the very seminary that has formed saintly priests in the last century has chosen to rely blindly not only on state regulations, but also on its most barbaric, as well as scientifically questionable, declensions, is astounding.

— Article continues below Petition —
PETITION: Tell University of Pittsburgh to stop barbaric experiments using human babies
  Show Petition Text
23347 have signed the petition.
Let's get to 25000!
Thank you for signing this petition!
Add your signature:
  Show Petition Text
Keep me updated via email on this petition and related issues.
Keep me updated via email on this petition and related issues.

CAUTION: Some material below is by its nature disturbing and graphic.

The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) is involved in barbaric experimentation using aborted baby body parts which are, by the university's own admission, obtained by their abortionist partners, Planned Parenthood, from babies who are still alive when the organs are "harvested."

What happens at Pitt after the aborted baby body parts are obtained is equally as gruesome. Just this May, it was revealed that in one experiment, Pitt was grafting aborted baby scalps onto lab rats to see if baby hair would continue to grow.

This depraved butchery must stop!

SIGN and SHARE this petition which calls on the Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh and the Board of Trustees to call an immediate halt to this appalling experimentation using preborn human beings.

Of course, all abortion is barbaric and wrong, but this is downright ghoulish!

But, to make matters even worse, some of this experimentation is paid for, in part, by your taxpayer dollars, in the form of NIH grants. And believe it or not, some of the grants even specify racial quotas of aborted baby parts for this grisly butchery.

Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition to the University of Pittsburgh Chancellor, Patrick Gallagher, and to the Pitt Board of Trustees demanding that they put a stop to this ghastly experimentation.

At the same time, we will also CC this petition to the leadership of Pennsylvania State Legislature, urging them to do everything they can, including defunding (to the extent possible) any university departments involved in experimentation on aborted babies.

NB: You do not need to be from Pennsylvania to sign and share this petition. The University of Pittsburgh is a national leader in medical research and in receipt of millions of dollars in federal tax dollars, thereby necessitating a huge response from pro-lifers around the country!

After signing the petition, you might consider contacting the Pitt Board of Trustees directly to politely, but firmly, tell them to put a stop to this kind of barbarism masquerading as "scientific" inquiry.

The Board's direct phone number: 412-624-6623

The Board's email: [email protected]


'University of Pittsburgh’s organ harvesting practices include racial quotas for minority babies' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/university-of-pittsburghs-organ-harvesting-practices-include-racial-quotas-for-minority-babies/

WATCH CMP's YouTube video: 'Government-Sponsored Fetal Experimentation at the University of Pittsburgh and Planned Parenthood'

Photo Credit: CMP YouTube / screenshot

  Hide Petition Text

But what will the seminarians do? Will they all get vaccinated? One can’t help wondering, but the vice-rector does not consider this a major problem.

“At the moment no-one has informed us of any opposition, but if cases arise, we will assess them on an individual basis. For example, if someone cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons we will consider it, but if the reasons are more of an ideological nature… well… I don’t know, we haven’t discussed the issue yet, but I don’t think they will cause any problems”, he says, cutting short the discussion.

The spectre of expulsion is not mentioned, but according to the words of the vice-rector, it is not completely ruled out either, given that the no-vax seminarian is branded an ideologue: for whom there must be no escape route or alibi.

We asked whether the decision was shared with Archbishop Mario Delpini, who was once also rector of Venegono Inferiore. “No, it was taken independently as a seminary council, but on the other hand we feel encouraged in this decision also by the note of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), which expressly encouraged vaccination.”

To tell the truth, there is no evidence of such explicit encouragement from the former Holy Office, indeed, the CDF has also stated that vaccination should not be imposed, but it is clear that this was not taken into account.

Finally, a provocation: why vaccinate everyone in a communal environment where after a month of living together they will practically be like non-related cohabitants? Moreover why, since the vaccine does not stop contagion? “Because in any case we all have to leave the seminary to visit the parishes and this will allow us to live more freely and serenely.”

At this point, we don’t know how tomorrow’s priest will guide us towards the heavenly Jerusalem, but we do know, he will certainly be armed with the sacred inoculum. The matter is closed.

Reprinted with permission from the New Daily Compass


Commenting Guidelines

LifeSiteNews welcomes thoughtful, respectful comments that add useful information or insights. Demeaning, hostile or propagandistic comments, and streams not related to the storyline, will be removed.

LSN commenting is not for frequent personal blogging, on-going debates or theological or other disputes between commenters.

Multiple comments from one person under a story are discouraged (suggested maximum of three). Capitalized sentences or comments will be removed (Internet shouting).

LifeSiteNews gives priority to pro-life, pro-family commenters and reserves the right to edit or remove comments.

Comments under LifeSiteNews stories do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.