Covid-Compliant Clergy Doing Violence To God’s Will – Severe Judgment Awaits…

Covid-Compliant Clergy Doing Violence To God’s Will – Severe Judgment Awaits…

Martin Blackshaw (aka blogger, Athanasius) writes…

Given that the Covid-19 crisis and lockdown are demonstrably fabricated, constitutionally unprecedented, counter-cultural, globally oppressive, repressive, suppressive and depressive, it was only natural that Catholics should look to the Church, in her clergy, to raise the voice of moral objection and resistance.

What we have witnessed instead, with no little incredulity and scandal, is a clergy which has largely complied silently and submissively with unjust government legislation; first in suppressing the Mass and the Sacraments for 4 months, and now with Church re-opening rules that are, frankly, an affront to Almighty God and a violation of conscience for so many Catholics.

In fine, our clergy have turned the Church, the House of God, the House of Faith, into a House of fear and forbiddance, the very antithesis of Our Saviour’s invitation: “Come to Me all ye who labour and are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest”. (Matthew 11, 28).

Surely this shocking clerical capitulation to abusive civil authority renders a good many bishops and priests worthy of that Gospel condemnation of Our Lord: “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut the kingdom of heaven against men: for you yourselves do not enter in and those that are going in, you suffer not to enter…” (Matthew 23, 13).

Before expanding further on this great betrayal of our times, it is first necessary to recap on some very basic, easily obtainable, facts about Covid-19.

Fact 1. This virus has never been correctly isolated and identified using the gold standard method of science, namely, ‘Koch’s Postulates’. Rather, world governments have simply accepted the flawed PCR science of Communist China, a notoriously unreliable method that renders all subsequent human testing suspect and inadmissible.  

Fact 2. 99.7% of the global population is relatively unaffected by this virus. Of the remaining 0.3% of global humanity, only a tiny 0.04% of the Scottish population is said to have died with or of it. In other words, we are dealing with a virus that is barely comparable with a bad flu year.

Fact 3. Professor Neil Ferguson, the architect of national lockdown, has since been discredited along with his apocalyptic computer model predicting millions of Covid-19 deaths.

Fact 4. There is no definitive scientific evidence underpinning the imposition of “social distancing”, face masks and hand sanitisers. Quite the contrary, “social distancing” was plagiarised from a hypothesis written many years ago by a college student and face masks have been shown to be more dangerous than helpful to health.

Fact 5. National quarantine of the healthy as well as the sick during a viral outbreak is unprecedented in world history, it runs contrary to human reason and sound governance.

Fact 6. Secular authorities are subordinate to the authority of the Church, not the other way around. Hence any State law that declares the public cessation of holy Mass under any pretext offends against the divine law, as do clergy who obey men rather than God.

Suffice it to say that by these few facts, and there are many others, we can easily determine the two elements necessary to render the present imposition of State Covid legislation null and void in respect to both the Church and society. These are that the legislation is irrational and contrary to the eternal law.

Regarding the eternal law, the Third Commandment of the Decalogue obliges all under pain of mortal sin to keep holy the Sabbath day. The Church teaches that the fulfilment of this obligation consists primarily, though not exclusively, in assisting at Holy Mass on Sundays and Holy Days.

Throughout history the Church has witnessed many plagues and viruses, some with a devastating cost in human lives that makes Covid-19 look like a case of the sniffles.

To give just a few examples from antiquity through the middle ages up to more modern times: The Antonine plague of A.D.165 is estimated to have killed around 5 million people throughout the Roman empire. The plague of Cyprian (A.D.280), so-called after St. Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, who thought it the end of the world, was killing 5000 people a day at its height in Rome. The plague of Justinian (A.D. 541), named after the Byzantine emperor of the time, is estimated to have killed up to 10% of the world’s population. The Black Death of 1346 is said to have wiped out half the population of Europe. The Cocoliztli epidemic of 1545 killed 15 million inhabitants of Mexico and Central America. The Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 is estimated to have killed 100 million worldwide.

For brevity’s sake I have left out numerous lesser historical plagues whose death tolls have varied from around 100, 000 to 1 million, against which latter number Covid-19 does not even compare.

Suffice it to say that through the worst plagues in history all Churches remained open without restriction while priests ministered bravely to their faithful, including the sick and the dying, filled with supernatural faith and divine charity. Indeed, it is recorded in antiquity that the terrified pagans marvelled at the selfless charity of the Christians during times of plague.

With this in mind we come to a comparison with today’s clergy, not to mention a very large number of faithful, who, having approved the lockdown of the House of God for 4 months, now humiliate the Church further with a sanitised faith that is a parody of Catholicism and a mockery of the spirit of the early Christians and holy martyrs.   

Against this appalling capitulation in the face of evil, we read in the 1921 edition of Spirago-Clarke’s Imprimatured “The Catechism Explained”: “The Church is, in its own department, absolutely independent of the State, for Christ left the teaching and government of His Church to the Apostles and their successors, not to any temporal sovereign. Hence the State has no claim to dictate to Christians what they are to believe and reject, nor to instruct priests what they are to preach, nor how and when they are to give the sacraments, say Mass, etc. Such interference has always been resented by the Church…”

Pope John XXIII expanded on this teaching, writing: “laws and decrees passed in contravention of the moral order, and hence of the divine will, can have no binding force in conscience, since “it is right to obey God rather than men.”…As St. Thomas teaches, “In regard to the second proposition, we maintain that human law has the rationale of law in so far as it is in accordance with right reason, and as such it obviously derives from eternal law. A law which is at variance with reason is to that extent unjust and has no longer the rationale of law. It is rather an act of violence.” (Peace on Earth, 1963, 51).

Even in the new Catechism we read as follows:

“Authority does not derive its moral legitimacy from itself. It must not behave in a despotic manner, but must act for the common good as a moral force based on freedom and a sense of responsibility: A human law has the character of law to the extent that it accords with right reason, and thus derives from the eternal law. Insofar as it falls short of right reason it is said to be an unjust law, and thus has not so much the nature of law as of a kind of violence.” (#1902)

Catholic Social Teaching St. Augustine: “An unjust law is no law at all.” (On Free Choice Of The Will, Book 1, § 5)

Authority is exercised legitimately only when it seeks the common good of the group concerned and if it employs morally licit means to attain it. If rulers were to enact unjust laws or take measures contrary to the moral order, such arrangements would not be binding in conscience. In such a case “authority breaks down completely and results in shameful abuse”. (#1903)

The citizen is obliged in conscience not to follow the directives of civil authorities when they are contrary to the demands of the moral order, to the fundamental rights of persons or the teachings of the Gospel. Refusing obedience to civil authorities, when their demands are contrary to those of an upright conscience, finds its justification in the distinction between serving God and serving the political community. “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” “We must obey God rather than men.” (#2242).

In Pope Leo XIII’s June 1881 Encyclical on Government Authority (Diuturnum Illud), we read:

The one only reason which men have for not obeying is when anything is demanded of them which is openly repugnant to the natural or the divine law, for it is equally unlawful to command and to do anything in which the law of nature or the will of God is violated…”

Demonic Intelligence…

As already clearly illustrated, the Covid-19 crisis is fabricated and the response to it is contrary to human reason, human freedom and the eternal law. Hence bishops, clergy and faithful who have in any way complied with the present evil, not recognising the demonic intelligence behind the initial suppression of the Mass followed by re-opening rules that include forbidding Holy Communion on the tongue, replacing holy water with sanitiser, taping off pews to restrict numbers, leper-like distancing with infantile face masks, including perspex riot guards, a moratorium on kissing statues, lighting votive candles and moving around the church, will certainly not escape the just judgment of God for their faithlessness, having shown themselves more concerned with the health of the mortal body than with the health of the immortal soul.

Comments invited…   

Comments (116)

  • editor

    We’ve had plenty of “beyond belief” and “beyond parody” reports on this subject, so I don’t quite know how to categorize this latest “mask” scandal.

    Omitting the bad language, all suggestions welcome!

    July 22, 2020 at 11:30 am
    • Fidelis


      Sorry, but I have to call that priest a clown. If you want to delete this, go ahead but if it’s charitable to make excuses for him in such an obviously evil act of throwing out a man and his child for not wearing a stupid face mask in church, then I can’t think of any other word than clown to describe him. I would add a swear word as an adjective but I know that would definitely get me banned, LOL!

      July 22, 2020 at 1:15 pm
      • RCAVictor


        That priest’s boss has sold the Church out to the New World Order, so…imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…

        July 22, 2020 at 10:40 pm
    • Athanasius


      He is simply a priest absent of supernatural faith, another apostate. The man with his son did the right thing by calling out his “ideology” for it’s clear that the priest is ideology driven (Marxist) and not theology driven. I wouldn’t go near any Mass this priest celebrated because it is very likely invalid.

      July 22, 2020 at 1:48 pm
      • maryw52


        I’m a bit late to the party here but thank you for another brilliant post!

        I send on all you write to all and sundry here in Oz and elsewhere, and they agree your articles and letters are great reads.

        July 23, 2020 at 3:51 am
      • Athanasius


        Thank you for these kind words. Getting the truth out there to fellow Catholics is its own reward.

        July 23, 2020 at 6:58 pm
    • Michaela


      It really is impossible to find words to condemn such faithlessness and idiocy. I think I’ve seen it all now, but I always say that and then something else even crazier comes along.

      July 22, 2020 at 3:39 pm
  • Michaela

    This is another ridiculous situation although not in church this time, but it shows how terrified people are of this virus. A woman driving is threatening another driver with the police for not keeping 2 metres apart in his car! LOL!

    July 22, 2020 at 3:37 pm
  • Patrick Healy

    Dear Editor,

    While on the subject of muzzels, I have been into several shops this week unmasked, and have had no comment, except in our local Chemist (pharmacy) where a very nervous functionary asked if I knew I should be incognito.
    Like your hero Columbo would do, I flashed your mask exemption card and she was impressed no problemo.


    If you really need to ask
    Why I will not wear a mask,
    It’s because I’m one of those
    Who the Marxists laws oppose,
    Which will have us all kowtow
    To the nation of the Lao
    While our leaders lay supine
    With a space where was a spine
    They lie down before the beast
    Subjugated by the East
    Not a chance they’ll ever learn
    To ignore the Cominterm.
    To me it is a puzzle
    Why humans wear a muzzle
    We were told by Doctor Chu
    That masks didn’t stop the flu
    Which was just two months ago
    Now we’re told it isn’t so
    It really is farcical
    Seeing Ecclesiastical
    Total capitulation
    To forced emasculation

    July 22, 2020 at 7:40 pm
    • RCAVictor


      May neither you nor your bard-like talent ever be muzzled
      No matter how much ale you may have guzzled.
      You help make this blog an oasis of sanity
      While all around us, the decline of Christianity
      Is making the world a very dark place.
      For further updates, just watch this space…

      July 22, 2020 at 10:52 pm
      • maryw52

        Patrick and RCAVictor,

        Hilarious! Maybe Editor can start compiling all your poems and publish them somehow.

        July 23, 2020 at 3:43 am
  • Therese

    Just heard that Sainsbury’s are not going to challenge any shopper for not wearing a mask. Hope they stick to their guns.

    July 23, 2020 at 5:02 pm
    • Theresa Rose


      It seems that not only Sainsbury’s, but Tesco and Lidl too will not challenge any shopper for not wearing a mask. But, Lidl’s do also say it is the responsibility of the individual, and should be enforced by the Police and Council Enforcement officers.

      I think that there will be customers who think it their civic duty to report those not wearing face masks to the police. That is the curse of mobile phones. And of course New World Oder diktaks.

      July 23, 2020 at 6:08 pm
  • Patrick Healy

    Dear Editor,
    I have been to Morrison, Tesco. and Lidl this week unmuzseled and unchallenged this week.
    The only challenge I have had was at Booths the chemist.
    I showed the wee womman “your” exemption card and she said “fine – thank you”
    So get printing and get a life!

    July 23, 2020 at 6:23 pm
    • editor


      I’m not going along with any of this. I keep finding out new exemptions such as a doctor on TV last night who said that people who wear hearing aids are exempt since the mask could interfere with a person’s hearing, and the other interesting reason is if someone would suffer undue distress by having to wear one. So, I’m planning to say that I am exempt under the Government’s rules, but I wouldn’t wear one anyway because I believe it is an outrageous infringement on my personal freedom.

      That way I get to do the equivalent of having my cake and eating it – love it!

      What I absolutely refuse to do is to give the impression that I accept that the Government (any Government) has the right to tell me what to wear. I want them to know that it’s not a virus they’re keen to control, but me. And I ain’t having it!

      July 23, 2020 at 10:53 pm
  • RCAVictor

    Here’s a Protestant Evangelical explaining why Portland, Oregon is a center of demonic Marxist activity. Very compelling:

    July 24, 2020 at 10:22 pm
    • editor

      RCA Victor,

      “Compelling” is the word. This jumped out at me in the early part of the piece, where the writer describes the chaos going on right now as the Marxist revolution against Trump…

      There’s another report out there into which I merely dipped, but the headline made me smile as it pointed out that the same people who have refused to accept the outcome of the 2016 election, are claiming that Donald Trump won’t accept the result of the 2020 (they believing it will be a Biden victory!)


      July 25, 2020 at 7:34 pm
  • RCAVictor

    I wasn’t sure whether to post this here or on the “China” thread (he covers McCarrick’s involvement in the China deal scandal), but here is the latest brilliant unmasking of this sleazy pontificate by Abp. Vigano:

    Here’s a headline about it, quoting an excerpt:


    A few months ago, Michael Matt published a video of himself interviewing the good Archbishop, and mentioned that he, the Archbishop, has a “plan.” I’m still wondering what that plan is, but I hope it involves more than just publicly undressing this hierarchical corruption., incisive and devastating though that undressing is. The trouble with the current phase of this “plan” is that there are too many boot-lickers all too ready to defend the indefensible, and to conduct smear campaigns against this noble voice of truth.

    July 25, 2020 at 11:06 pm
    • editor

      RCA Victor,

      I totally agree – we need a real “action plan” – not just interviews and words in one form or another. I believe Archbishop Vigano will, indeed, be planning some action – akin to a fireworks display, based on his past and present performance…

      July 25, 2020 at 11:56 pm
      • RCAVictor


        Here’s Mundabor’s speculation about a plan. He thinks Abp. Vigano’s latest is especially directed to President Trump:

        July 26, 2020 at 10:38 pm
      • editor

        RCA Victor,

        That’s very interesting. Comes just as I’m reading a book called Catholic Prophecy, in which one prophecy just might refer to Trump. More on that in due course…

        July 27, 2020 at 12:03 am
      • RCAVictor


        Would that book happen to be by Yves Dupont?

        July 27, 2020 at 1:04 am
      • editor

        Yes. I’ve only started reading it, after an avid Trump fan, who on reading something that made him think of Trump, researched the President’s family tree/history, and thinks it’s a possibility. He alerted me to it and lent me the book. What do you think?

        July 27, 2020 at 8:58 am
      • RCAVictor


        I don’t remember the prophecies well enough to say anything about a Trump connection. Gimme a clue, like page number(s)….I have a PDF.

        July 27, 2020 at 3:40 pm
      • editor

        RCA Victor,

        I’ve only started reading it but on the very first page, after outlining chaos in world and Church, it reads: “In the west, however, Christians rally around an unexpected leader, an army officer of royal blood, but their chances seem very slim…”

        There’s more, but my source tells me that Trump was, in fact, a major in the army (he emailed a photo and page about that) and actually does have royal ancestry on both his mother’s and father’s side of the family (again, emailed me the evidence)

        I’ve not had time to study the evidence, so I’ll be interested in what you think – it occurred to me that it might make a good blog discussion although by the time I get around to properly reading up on the whole thing, it might be November – and just in time for the election over there!

        On the other hand, if YOU can come up with the evidence, well… over to you!

        July 27, 2020 at 3:57 pm
      • RCAVictor


        On the page following your citation, it says: “The Christian Prince [that is, the “unexpected leader”] leads his growing army to battle and wins victory upon victory. In West Germany he crushes a Germano-Russian Army. Communism collapses everywhere. The Mohammedans are thrown back to the sea. The war is carried to Africa and the Middle East, where the Arab Power is dealt a deadly blow. At this stage, if not earlier, U.S. troops come to the assistance of Western Europe.”

        Then, at the bottom of this same page, it says that the Christian Prince is crowned Emperor.

        I can’t see President Trump leading an army in Europe, let alone being crowned Emperor, but then again, I can’t see too well without my glasses, either!

        My understanding is that this Emperor, aka the “Great King,” is French. Does Donald Trump’s royal blood include some of the French variety?

        July 27, 2020 at 4:30 pm
      • editor

        RCA Victor,

        Penultimate paragraph is priceless!

        Moral: always read beyond the first page before drawing conclusions 😀

        I take all of your points and await the arrival of our sometime blogger from Paris, Lionel, to lay claim to the French King to come!

        July 27, 2020 at 6:01 pm
    • Fidelis


      That’s brilliant. God bless that Spanish cardinal.

      July 29, 2020 at 12:59 pm

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