Scots Protestant Minister on Totalitarian Covid Measures as Bishops Remain Shamefully Silent…editor
From the YouTube Platform…
“My biggest fear over this last year has not been for the Covid, but of the creeping totalitarianism it has brought about.” Rev. Dr. William Philip …
If you recall, front page in the May newsletter I published a short report on the successful court challenge brought by 27 Protestant Ministers, led by Rev Dr William Philip, which saw the Scottish Government’s closure of churches ruled unlawful. I sent a copy of that edition to Dr Philip who kindly emailed in reply – see page 8 of the current, July, newsletter to read that letter. JULYnewsletter21 (catholictruthscotland.com)
Dr Philip also granted permission for us to publish his excellent pastoral letter to the Tron congregation, since it stands is stark contrast to the dreadful Pentecost pastoral letter published by the bishops. See pages 4 & 5 at the above link to read each of those pastoral letters.
So, firstly we had the group of ministers, led by Dr Philip, refusing to accept the closure of churches, refusing to accept that Christian worship is “non-essential” and, thanks to their courage, our churches were re-opened. Not having learned their lesson at that time, the bishops still remain silently obedient to every Government diktat. Will they, or won’t they, be hanging their heads in shame as they listen to Dr Philip’s talkRadio interview, with his forthright warnings about the totalitarianism which has crept into the governance of Scotland – and the rest of the UK? Will they? I doubt it. Yet, they bear huge responsibility before God for the growing secularisation and Godlessness in our society.
What will it take to ignite even a spark of faith in the souls of the apparently apostate Scottish bishops?
The Scottish bishops will not be listening to Dr. Philip’s interview, because first of all, it’s truth, and that is anathema to apostates (as well as to Marxists). Second, I doubt that they care one whit that they have facilitated tyranny, as long as they themselves retain their privileged lifestyles. I get the impression that they have adopted the same attitude as socialists: one set of rules for them, and another for the Great Unwashed.
As for what it will take to ignite a spark of faith in them, I hate to say this, but I think the death of Francis might have some interesting effects. I say that because part of the apostate problem is that they are all afraid of the “dictator Pope.” Once he is gone, who knows…
I’m going to shock you (and the others) now, because when I read about the Pope undergoing colon surgery…
I thought… “Lord, is it wrong of me to wonder to the point of hoping that it’s not actually a colon that we’re dealing with here but … a … full stop…?!”
I really am a very bad girl!
I have to confess, I’m right there with you…
Me, too – LOL!
I have to confess – Me too.
“Truth is anathema to apostates” – I agree with you. The bishops won’t be listening to that minister’s great interview because they really don’t believe any more, they are goners.
I have to say that I agree with your every word – the bishops are a disgrace and a scandal to the Church. It would have been better for these men that they had never been ordained for strict indeed will be their judgment before Our Lord. Never in the history of the holy Church have the faithful witnessed such spineless creatures as the present Catholic hierarchy, so utterly void of supernatural faith that even the Protestants have more zeal for souls. Utterly shocking excuses for bishops, the lot of them.
Spot on… I found myself, listening to Dr Philip in the radio interview, thinking that here, today alone, we’ve listened to Jordan Peterson, clearly searching for the truth about Christ, and others NOT of the Faith, but who recognise something of that truth and speak out according to their own lights to acknowledge that something is very wrong in today’s world – and then Dr Philip’s clear voice speaking out against the introduction of totalitarian governance using the virus as the excuse so to do.
It’s amazing that Dr Philip led the challenge to the Scottish Government’s unlawful closure of churches while we had priests plotting and planning for a “new normal” without churches, using Zoom instead. You truly could not make this stuff up.
You are so right about the judgment awaiting these bishops and priests. They bleat on about God’s wonderful mercy forgetting that His mercy ends at their death, when they will face His Justice.
Very well put, I agree entirely, especially with the last sentence.
How ironic that the Church surrendered her zeal for souls at Vatican II, and then even more so with the Novus Ordo, so that Protestants would feel more welcome, not be offended, and thus have incentive for “reunion” and conversion!
Yet despite this “new evangelization,” Protestants failed to convert, and millions left the zeal-less Church. I have to wonder how much Protestant zeal originates among those who left the Church and took their zeal with them.
The Protestants in my family and friends are not at all attracted to the watered down post-Vatican II Catholicism, not one bit.
It’s interesting that (I think my memory is right), Dr Philip’s congregation broke away from the Church of Scotland when it watered down Christian teaching on homosexuality. That’s when they moved to Bath Street Tron as a separate congregation. So, we’d be closer to them in many ways than to the weak-kneed ecumaniacs in the C of S and in the Catholic Church.
Concerning the Bishops, I heard a thing the other day that shocked me to the core, so much so that I’ve decided to share it here.
It would seem that one of the Scottish Bishops, in order to accommodate the recording schedule of a broadcaster, anticipated the celebration of the Mass of Easter Sunday of this year. My source was unsure as to when exactly this Mass was recorded, whether on one of the week days of Holy Week prior to Holy Thursday or during the preceding week, but it would seem a heinous violation of the law and spirit of the liturgy.
Not only, but when this Mass was broadcast, was it made clear that it was a recording? Or were the poor punters deceived into thinking that they were fulfilling their Sunday obligation by watching it?
Are there any lengths will they not go to to get visibility, especially now that Glasgow is for the taking?
Watching Mass on TV doesn’t fulfil the Sunday/Feast day obligation. Even during lockdown. It was just a way of participating, in a very limited manner, in the Mass. I used my missal and followed the Mass but I knew that I was not fulfilling my obligation. It was just useful for times like this when I could “virtue-signal” as they say in these crazy days 😀
I seem to recall being told that assisting at a live broadcast of Holy Mass, whether on television or radio, does fulfill the Sunday obligation for the housebound.
There IS no obligation for the housebound. This is the sort of gobbledegook coming out of the “New Theology”. Anyone who is ill, is dispensed from the obligation.
There is just no end of the confusion in the modern(ist) Church.
However, my point here is not about the Sunday obligation, important as that is. It is about how a bishop can have such a shallow understanding of the liturgy to the point where self-promotion trumps everything.
He has truly had his reward.
We know the bishops have a shallow understanding of the liturgy – if they understood the liturgy they’d be closing down the novus ordo performances and restoring the traditional Mass. End of.
I have no idea why you are so exercised about this one matter when you probably think nothing of the queues of “Catholics” with outstretched hands going up to Holy Communion, Sunday after Sunday or even day after day.
Victor yes you are correct and am sure that The Godfather would have no regrets of conscience if He has to evict a Bishop from His Palace . Am sure that He has most certainly done that with Bishop Callahan in the case of Fr Altman . ” Either You go Callahan or Altman goes ” probably a quick phone call rather than an Email so as The Godfather cannot be accused of Being cruel along with being Anti Catholic. Having said that ,surely some of these Men ( and it would probably only take 2 at the most ) could burst Francis’s Bubble if He did make these threats. Let’s hope and pray that 1 or 2 Bishops will have the Catholic Moral standing to stand up to Francis and tell The World that they Have been Evicted from their Palaces because they stood for Catholic Teaching and not Francis’s threats.
There you go again: “Victor, you are correct…” Never “Editor, you are correct…” 😀
Sorry about that . What I should have said was Victor was correct about The Ed being Correct.
My God but we certainly need some Humour in these Times . My Real Excuse Ed is that I am too Rigid.
For the Life of me I cannot understand why their is something wrong in being Rigid. After all was that not what cased The Hunchback of Notre Dames Problems ,not being Rigid. Or was it ” The Bells The Bells 🔔 “
You have to remember that when Editor runs out of chocolate, she gets a little high maintenance….especially when she’s correct….
I’ve been thinking about the way the clergy and especially this pope have been either silent in the midst of this pandemic or going along with it, supporting the totalitarian restrictions put in place by governments. It brought to mind this quote from Our Lady of Good Success in the Quito, Ecuador apparitions to Mother Mariana (Church-approved).
““Thus I make it known to you that from the end of the 19th century and shortly after the middle of the 20th century…the passions will erupt and there will be a total corruption of morals… As for the Sacrament of Matrimony, which symbolizes the union of Christ with His Church, it will be attacked and deeply profaned. Freemasonry, which will then be in power, will enact iniquitous laws with the aim of doing away with this Sacrament, making it easy for everyone to live in sin and encouraging procreation of illegitimate children born without the blessing of the Church … In this supreme moment of need for the Church, the one who should speak will fall silent.” -Our Lady of Good Success
Lily as far as am concerned now ,the less said about The Godfather the better after all nothing He would do now would surprise Me and I mean Nothing.
As far as Freemasonry is concerned , as the saying goes that Ship sailed long ago. I actually in a way liked working amongst some Freemasons for the Craic let’s just say . You know How to us Peasants they thought they were better than us and still probably do . I know not your History with debating with Masons but as they were supposed to keep their Masonic Identity Secret I sometimes found it Hilarious. Especially if you went along with their Charade .
I totally agree – the bishops should be (but won’t be) hanging their heads in shame, listening to that brave minister speaking out against the totalitarianism which has crept in (and look as if it’s going to stay).
He didn’t miss and hit the wall, as the saying goes. He took no prisoners. He is also a medical doctor so he was able to tear apart the claims that face masks are necessary and also shows knowledge of the dangers of the covid vaccines, especially for children.
What hit me between the eyes is that our priests are celibate in order (1) to imitate Our Lord, the High Priest, who was celibate, given totally to God and so (2) they would be free to suffer for Christ, to speak out and proclaim the Truth without their sense of duty being torn between the faith and their families. Yet, here we have this minister who is married with children, fearlessly speaking out and even challenging the Scottish Government in court over the closure of churches. I read his excellent pastoral letter in the July Catholic Truth newsletter and it looks like the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, right enough – his minister father before him also spoke out bravely against evil government policies 50 years ago.
If the Catholic clergy aren’t shame-faced at the fact that it was Protestant ministers who challenged the Government over the closure of churches and again in the radio interview challenging masks, vaccines and the creeping totalitarianism in Scotland, then there’s really no hope for them. We should all withdraw our financial support, not putting a penny in the collection plate until we see some action, some evidence that they are men of faith.
Well said – and I agree completely with your comment about withdrawing financial support.
Michaela & Josephine
There’s only one way for believing Catholics to deal with these faithless bishops and priests of Modernism and that is to get themselves out of the parishes to Traditional Masses offered by faithful priests. Don’t just stop financial support, stop supporting their destruction of the Church by refusing to attend their Protestantised Masses with all those COVID restrictions. They are no longer bishops and priests fit for purpose – they’ve lost the faith!
With all due respect, it’s not always that easy to go to the Latin Mass. I don’t just mean distance – I’m in a Glasgow suburb so I could get, but it’s not easy to persuade kids to stick with the old Mass. They get bored and make excuses if they’ve already been used to the new Mass, so sometimes parents have to try to cater for difficult teenagers. Hopefully, in the end, they will come around and return to the old Mass but in the meantime, parents have to tread a careful path not to lose them altogether.
I’m both surprised and puzzled at your comment.
Firstly, allow me to repeat what I have said over and over again on this subject. There is only ONE reason to avoid the new Mass and that is if it is displeasing to God. I assume, since you appear to have attended the TLM for a time, that you understood this. However, to refresh your memory, this link explains why the new Mass is a danger to the Faith and, self-evidently, displeasing to God.
Assuming, therefore, that at some point in time you had come to recognise that the New Mass does not please God and that Catholics should avoid it at all costs, I am surprised that you would leave the novus ordo to attend the TLM and then return to the novus ordo. That’s a first. I’ve never heard of anyone doing that – abandon the new Mass in order to attend the ancient Mass which pleases God, and then go back to the new Mass which displeases Him. Phew!
I am puzzled as well as surprised, because the reason you give is that you feel the need to cater for your teenage children’s preferences. They prefer the Mass which displeases God, so you feel obliged to return to the novus ordo in order to not displease them! We’re in “you couldn’t make this up” territory again!
I don’t know your children, obviously and so I don’t know whether they are early or late teens, but I wonder what your response would have been had you taken them out of a poor performing school, say, and put them into a top academic school, only to find that they missed their friends and wanted to return to school # 1, even though this would have a detrimental effect on their futures? Somehow, I imagine that (unless they are totally spoilt – no offence intended) you’d have insisted on them staying in the better school for the sake of giving them a bright future.
And it’s precisely the same argument here – if you want to give them a reasonable chance of saving their souls, I would be sitting down with them to explain why you were not returning to the Mass which you know, and they need to understand, is not true worship and is thus, not pleasing to God.
As for this business of “parents treading a careful path not to lose them altogether” – sorry, but, while there may be a time and a place for such careful treading, this is not it. Parents – like any other leader – have to risk (temporary) unpopularity in order to teach their children properly. The time to “tread carefully” is not when they are young and being formed, brought to understanding of the Faith, but later, if, having been properly taught and given good example, they reject the TLM, then might be the time to go a little easy on them.
Speaking generally, young people today, from their youngest days, are all too often having their every whim indulged by parents who just do not know how to discipline their offspring – and I say this with all due respect to parents everywhere because I know it’s not easy raising children since they discovered they’ve got “rights”!
I didn’t mean to type all this so I’ll sign off now, hoping you don’t remove me from your Christmas card list, assuming I’m on your (or anyone else’s) Christmas card list 😀
ED I agree with all you say but we unfortunately live in a time and a place where Children ,again unfortunately don’t think that they know it all ,they are being told by Nippy and Co that they Do know it all. For instance there is School Teacher who Attends our Latin Mass ,who has told me He has a Sometimes Transgender in one of His Class .I say sometimes Transgender ,because the Teacher says one Day he’ll come in dressed as a Girl and has to be called let’s say Jean . The next Day he comes In dressed as the Boy that he is and wants to be called John and the Teacher under threat of losing His Job has to go along with this Garbage. Of course the Teacher cannot obviously say anything to ITS Parents as he’ll be called a Transgenderaphobic . I know that word is still not in The Oxford Dictionary but give it time give it time .
I regret to inform you that the neologism ‘transphobia’ already appears in the Oxford English Dictionary.
As long as they’re under your roof they follow your rules and example, that’s the parental duty regardless of what the children have to say about it.
Besides that, I tend to find that more young people are attracted by the Latin Mass than older people and the reason for that is precisely the opposite of what you imagine, which is that they get bored with the banality of the New Mass but are attracted by the sanctity of the old, or at least should be if there’s faith still left in the soul after years of New Mass watering down. At any rate, unless they get out of that New Mass setup soon they could end up losing what they have left of the faith in their souls. Youngsters don’t always know what’s best for them, that’s why parents sometimes have to get tough, especially when their eternal salvation is at stake.
I’m sorry of that sounds a bit brutal but it’s the way generations of Catholics raised their children before liberalism turned everything on its head and the children started to dictate to their parents. One day they’ll thank you for your tough love.
I didn’t really mean to put everyone to the trouble of giving me advice, but thank you for it.
Unfortunately, things are not so simple now, and the “as long as they’re under my roof” rule isn’t always easy to keep to.
Please pray for my kids.
Most young people would be bored if they had to attend a second Mass on a Sunday, unless they were especially pious. The solution to your children’s boredom would be to take them only to one Mass — a Traditional Mass. The TLM fulfils the Sunday obligation, and even if there is no TLM available, you are never morally required to attend a Novus Ordo because it is harmful to your faith, and the Church never requires us to put our faith in danger, even if it is for a supposed good. The Church dispenses our Sunday obligation if it would require us to participate with intrinsic moral evil.
The NO is dangerous to our faith, not merely because of its irreverent and Protestant character, but also because it causes one to be disturbed, angry and embittered, which wears down ones faith over time. Why would God command us to endure an hour or more of spiritual and psychological suffering every Sunday? Those who say that one must attend a NO if a TLM is not available are mistaken.
There are some Catholics who concede that the NO is a novel and Protestantised rite, but they attend the NO when a TLM is not available to them, for fear of not keeping the Sunday obligation. They are suffering from scrupulosity and legalism.
Some people find the TLM difficult, but only because they are not accustomed to it. If anyone experiences boredom at a TLM it is most likely because they are not actively participating in the Mass. It will need to be explained to your children that when one attends a TLM one actively participates interiorly, by uniting ones intentions with the preist who offers the Mass in the place of Christ to adore Almighty God, to give Thanksgiving to Him, to atone for our sins which have offended Him, and to petition Him for our needs, and for the world, the Church, and the Holy Souls in purgatory.
I don’t know why you think I take my children to two Masses every Sunday – I don’t.
We used to attend the parish novus ordo, then moved to a Latin Mass but then the kids wanted to return to the novus ordo and I’ve given in to them, so now we are back at the novus ordo.
I probably didn’t spend enough time teaching them about the old Mass so I will try to put that right and I would ask for your prayers that I manage to do that.
I misread your comment. I now understand that you do not take your children to both rites. I use the plural because they are different rites, and not two forms of the same rite as wrongly claimed by Summorum Pontificum.
In my opinion, it would be better to go to the TLM on your own and leave your children at home if they refuse to come. I would not capitulate to their demands to go to the NO. If they genuinely enjoy the NO then surely they can walk there themselves?
The ironic thing about the NO is that it does not encourage people to actively participate at the Mass, even though this was the supposed intention of the NO. It is a passive dialogue between priest and congregation and this distracts people from making interior prayer. Consequently, they never learn how to pray interiorly at the Mass. This is something which needs to be taught to some people. Having a missal helps. I only read the propers at Mass (introit, epistle, gradual, alleluia, Gospel, offertory chant, communion chant). I don’t bother to pray the entire order of Mass, which would be onerous for me, instead I silently meditate and pray on the four ends of Mass: adoration, thanksgiving, atonement for sin, supplication. All pre-Conciliar devotional literature for the Mass contained prayers and meditations for the four ends of Mass. Also, a hand missal will contain prayers to be said in preparation for Holy Communion, which can be said before Mass or during Mass and your children might take well to these.
The following memetic might help your children to structure their prayers during the TLM:
Adore ’till the Gospel,
Give thanks to ’till the bell,
‘Till Communion beg pardon,
Then all your wants tell.
At the FSSPX chapel in St Andrew’s there are some pious adolescents that your children might be open to becoming acquainted with?
I forgot to say, a classic way of assisting at Mass, much despised by modernists, is to unite oneself with Our Lady of Sorrows at the foot of the Cross by saying the sorrowful mysteries of the Holy Rosary. This is perfectly reverent and acceptable way to assist at Mass, in spite of what modernists might claim. How could mediating on the Passion possibly be a distraction from the Mass?
The introduction to a traditional missal will also contain a theological explanation of the Mass which might be appropriate to read with your children together. Or it might help you to explain the Mass to them?
All good suggestions for Catriona. Well said.
That’s a very good link, which I will use to try to get my children to understand the old Mass better. Thanks for that.
That is an excellent interview – and I agree with everyone else that the Scottish clergy, especially the bishops, should be thoroughly ashamed of their silence. To think they thought nothing of closing the churches and it took non-Catholic ministers to take the matter to court. It’s really terrible.
If only all these good people, like Dr Philip and Jordan Peterson, would become Catholics. That would be a great day indeed.
Unfortunately, with the dreadful state of the Church today, it’s highly unlikely that such conversions will be coming any time soon.
I think it’s fair to say that those who claim that God has withdrawn His grace right now, and left us with the minimum necessary, have a point.
This is published on the Lockdown Sceptics website and should make every single Catholic who has gone along with this scam, truly ashamed of themselves.
In short – you are about as Catholic as the Chinese President Xi
Just as I predicted, wee Nicola, the Marxist, has decided that face covering and social distancing regulations will remain in place after July 19. We live in a country full of daft folk who will comply with this wee Fascist – they’d be up in arms in England.
It’s true what you say. When I went to Macclesfield in England, nobody was wearing face coverings. In Glasgow, you won’t be allowed on the bus without one. It’s not the bus drivers’ fault, because if they don’t enforce the mask, then the drivers will feel full iron fist of the law.
Textiles manufacturers and merchants have made a fortune.
Macclesfield is a beautiful place. Absolutely beautiful.
Your closing sentence? Spot on…
Completely unsurprising, as you say. Nicola Sturgeon should change her surname to Stalin because she just loves her dictatorial rule over us.
The useful idiots who follow her every command, haven’t noticed that the use of “cases” to keep the fear alive, doesn’t make sense. Nobody asks how many “cases” of heart disease there are in the land and heart disease, last time I checked, is the main cause of deaths across the UK.
Stupid is, as stupid does, as the (daft) saying goes!
It says a lot about the general IQ of the population that Sturgeon and her Marxist Party were voted into power in the first place. And they say the Scots are canny people! Aye, right!
Agreed. “Canny” is now “Cannae go back to living normally, I need the Government to keep an eye on me…” I say this because, today…
Lockdown Sceptics is reporting polls which show that a majority of people do not want restrictions to end, and the report quotes the Communist SAGE member, Susan Michie as seeking to keep masks and social distancing etc. forever, as a part of our normal way of living…
However, Lockdown Sceptics asks where are these people who want to keep the restrictions – here is an extract from today’s Lockdown Sceptics email…
There’s a great letter in the Telegraph today asking where broadcasters find Brits who want to remain in lockdown.
These people may be happy to merely “exist”, the author writes, but “some of us want to live”!
Judging from England fans filling Wembley Stadium and dancing in streets across the country last night, many more are in the “get back to normal” camp than some reporters suggest.
SIR – Television reporters constantly interview members of the public who claim that they don’t want lockdown to end. Where do they find these people?
If their lives have not been blighted by the lockdowns of the last 16 months, I can only assume that they don’t work or run a business; they don’t go shopping; they never eat out; they don’t have school-age children or students in their family; they don’t know anyone in hospital or a care home; they don’t have health problems or ever need to see a GP; they never go on holiday; they never go to the theatre, a cinema or to a concert; they don’t support a charity; they neither attend nor support nor try to organise a local club or organisation; they don’t go to public talks or meetings; they don’t have or want any social contact; their family never plans an event such as a wedding; they don’t wish to attend any funerals.
This amounts to existing, not living. Some of us want to live!
That letter from the Telegraph is absolutely spot on. How many times have we all asked where they find these people to survey? Well, I think the truth is they’re paid individuals, paid by the likes of Soros and other intersted parties, the people who own and run most of the left wing surveys.
And let’s not forget the sheer number of Communists in high places in this country who have infiltrated every structure and discipline – legal, scientific, politics, media, etc. It’s these hidden, and sometimes not so hidden, criminals who have wrecked our country and the world.
Thank God people are catching on to these polling scams. Actually, it might be worse – someone needs to check the bank accounts of those who allegedly want the police state to continue…
I’d start with Hancock’s and Fauci’s bank accounts, especially the off shore ones!
With totalitarian restrictions remaining in place courtesy of Nicola Sturgeon. And the bishops complicit in this matter.
From Gloria.tv, this expert says that “Vaccines are Bioterrorism”. And, suppression of early covid treatment linked to vaccinations.
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