Are Catholics Emotionally Attached To Covid?editor
The Benedictine Monastery of Santa Caterina in Perugia is being shut down. In February they received an unexpected Apostolic Visit, which has now been followed by the transferal of 5 nuns. The motive? “The visitor found all aspects of our monastery in order, with the exception of the fact that we have not been vaccinated,” stated the Mother Superior, Mother Caterina to the Daily Compass, as she confirmed the truth behind the indiscretions circulating in the ether. “I was informed of the impromptu visit by Bishop Bassetti, who was, however, unaware of the motivations behind such sudden interest. The decree underlines what is stated as my inappropriate behaviour: should I have obliged my Sisters to perform an act against their will, risking denunciation?” Read more here
A commentator on GB News recently suggested that the reason why so many people are still wearing masks, is because they have “emotionally bonded” with their mask. When I stopped laughing, I began to reflect, thinking about a number of occasions when I’ve been with friends who are very positive about the whole Covid situation; no problem wearing masks, still using hand sanitizer at every opportunity, vaccinated of course, and so on. I recently attended the funeral of a friend and it was like spending time in Beijing. Almost everyone wore a mask. This was a Catholic funeral. Yesterday’s consecration ceremony in the Vatican was thoroughly scandalous, in my view, because just about everyone wore masks, notably cardinals, bishops and priests. Surprisingly, Papa Francis was mask-free for once – I’d say, due to the fact that he had to speak quite a bit but the members of the choir were masked up, so I’m not sure why the Pope was mask-free. It was dreadful to see just about everyone wearing masks in that place, of all the places on earth. It’s a wonder they didn’t put a mask on the statue of Our Lady of Fatima. Some would be sure to consider that omission thoroughly irresponsible – that’s how crazy this whole thing has become.
No Catholic should be emotionally bonded or attached to Covid in ANY of its aspects; masks, vaccines, social distancing, hand sanitizer, or anything else Covid-connected. It’s over. It was no big deal anyway. Already, the attempts to exaggerate the number of hospitalisations and deaths, including side effects and deaths after vaccination, are beginning to unravel. The truth IS coming out, just not in the mainstream media, but those outlets won’t be able to continue their cover-up forever. That’s for sure.
I was appalled to see the majority of priests, bishops and cardinals masked up in the Vatican yesterday. As already noted, even the choir (of all people – ridiculous) sang through their masks. Truly shocking. We must assume that these same churchmen would not have approved of Our Lord visiting lepers and they would certainly have refused to accompany Him. As I say, it was shocking to see this display of Covid-mania… And shocking, too, to read about the nuns who have been forced out of their convent because they refuse to be vaccinated.
Your thoughts – are Catholics wrong to be emotionally bonded or attached to Covid in any of its aspects, such as masks and vaccines? Or should Catholics, like everyone else, settle down to a life where “stay safe” replaces “God bless” in everyday parlance?
I’m re-posting this video (I posted it on the most recent Vaccination thread recently), where you will hear an informative conversation about Covid facts and figures. Just scroll to 25.32 to find out why you really ought NOT to become emotionally attached to anything Covid-related…
It’s a wonder they didn’t put a mask on the statue of Our Lady of Fatima.
ED am with nearly all on Here as far as The Masks are concerned ,My God either their Vaccines Work or they don’t. I believe that anyone reading the Latest Article on L.S.N. Of the Many ,very Many young Sportsmen and Sportswomen who have died or can now no longer take part in their Sport due to mostly Heart Defects caused directly by these Injections know the answer.
Also to see the Ones in The New Babylon all Masked up is no surprise especially when they take Property off of Cloistered Nuns they have no Shame. They are CINO
I went to a Holy Hour yesterday between 4. and 5. Probably like lots on Here to Pray for Peace, as for The Consecration ,al leave that to someone more theologically educated than me . Now there were probably over 50 in our small but lovely Church. I was the only one not masked up . In fact their was one young Women who looked like a Muslim,although am sure She wasn’t.
Now their is no way that I am saying that I am a better Catholic than others ,but I am saying that I agree with all you say in your opening statement.
Also I agree that no one seems to need to wear Masks to go and fight The Russians. Just as a way to save Ammunition . Why Don’t The Western Politicians not just tell us to go to Ukraine and Breathe on Putin’s Troops
It’s a wonder that the Green Brigade haven’t come up with that Idea. Maybe wee Greta Reads this and will pass it on.
In my experience this is another issue on which there is a clear distinction between those attending the new Mass and the TLM.
Throughout the scamdemic the bishops and novus ordo priests have largely been in thrall to the Covidian religion. They closed their churches when there was no legal reason to do so, they mandated masks as a condition of attending Mass when the public were free to make their own choice in shops and other venues, they scandalously promoted the dangerous experimental injections (linked to abortion and injurious to health and probably fertility). They withheld sacraments and sacramentals in many places for almost 2 years – far beyond the initial confusion of what we were dealing with. In my town not one of the 7 Catholic churches (n.o.) opened their doors on Ash Wednesday last year. We were not in lockdown at the time and pretty much everything else was functioning. The next diocese over didn’t have confessions available for nearly 18 months (“make a perfect act of contrition” and “receive spiritual rather than sacramental communion” the faithful were told). These priests and bishops went far beyond caution for their flock. They were pathetically scared and gullible. They revealed that they thought neither their priesthood nor the sacraments were essential. They’re still largely muzzled up zones with heavy emphasis on sacramental Dettol and reception on the tongue absolutely forbidden.
By contrast, the three TLM communities that I attend have all done their best to stay open and have a full programme of Mass and confession. Except for a short period when there was a legal lockdown they have remained open and dine their level best to place God and His Church at the centre of their parishioners’ lives especially in times when many faced uncertainty and the existential big questions. Even during that one short closure provision was made. This is robust Catholicism: these priests take their vocations seriously.
I know there are some on here who don’t like it when a distinction is made between “trad” and “novus ordo” Catholics. The attitude to Covid has made the distinction even more visible. The TLM congregations have been largely unmasked throughout, we’ve been unconcerned with social distancing measures except by common sense, we’ve added additional masses to accommodate the refugees from closed or ridiculously compromised n.o. churches, we’ve been led by priests who actually use their critical thinking skills and maintain ethical standards with regard to abortion-tainted drugs and are vocal about these issues in their homilies and talks. This part of the Church is growing and vibrant. The seminaries are full. Something like the Catholic faith that the saints and martyrs encountered is present here.
And there will be martyrs – even among the rare traditionally-minded novus ordo contemplatives. It’s not just the poor sisters in Italy who are being persecuted by the Covidian hierarchy. Some of you may be aware that there was a hit piece in one if the national broadsheet newspapers, last week, on the Mother General of Tyburn Convent in London. She’d offered her sisters a free choice over the injections and had spoken with candour about the ethical issues and the freedom rallies that were regularly passing Tyburn’s door. The former editor of The Tablet decided to make an issue of it and now Mother Marilla Aw has been splashed all over the Sunday Times and reported to the Vatican by Bishop Sherrington. Please pray for her.
Sadly, I think there are large portions of the Church, over the past 2 years, that have propagated irrational fear instead of the Catholic faith. There are many priests who clearly do not believe in the importance of the sacraments and are so poorly formed that they are swayed by any fashionable cause. I’m heartened that most new vocations are coming from the traditionally-minded and that the revival of the faith will be more secure because of this.
I didn’t know that the Tyburn nuns were “traditionally minded novus ordo” – I thought they had the TLM in their convent so that is a bit surprising. However, they were the proper habit and their website seems very traditional. I just paid a visit https://www.tyburnconvent.org.uk/
I checked their “news” page but it doesn’t have anything about their being attacked in the media. That’s terrible, it’s a real tyranny now, and if I wasn’t suspicious about the vaccine to start with, all this pressure to take it would be like a very loud alarm bell ringing in my ears.
Lifesite has the bare outline. Mother Marilla’s longer letter has been on some of the Catholic Telegram groups.
The convent is a wonderful place and traditional in most respects but uses the new mass and the vernacular. These wonderful sisters need our prayers.
I know there are some on here who don’t like it when a distinction is made between “trad” and “novus ordo” Catholics.
In fact, my objection is to using “trad” as an adjective for Catholic – not in using it to distinguish Mass-goers. In your comment here, you are not doing that, you are not using it as an adjective for “Catholic”, you are doing what I do, myself, which is to distinguish between Catholics who attend the novus ordo and those of us who attend the TLM. I am a TLM (i.e. Traditional-Mass) going Catholic, and although on this blog I may sometimes slip into writing of “traditional Catholics” that’s purely because I’m rushing, typing at top speed, and perhaps using the recognised (sadly) shorthand now for Catholics who have not changed our beliefs, or, in some cases, have realised they were on the wrong path and returned to the Faith of our Fathers as taught in the liturgy, traditional theology, devotions etc. Not everyone who attends the TLM is sound in their beliefs; it is startling, at times, to discover whole gaps in what some so-called “traditional” Catholics think and believe, and the same is sometimes conversely true of those who attend the novus ordo, as your example of the Tyburn nuns confirms.
I just do not like the terms such as “trad” and (definitely not) “rad trad” – it can come across as superior, apart from giving the impression, as I say, of two churches. We are either members of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church, or we are not. There’s no in-between. Which is why, generally speaking, I prefer to distinguish Catholics by the rite of Mass they attend – whether the new order of Mass (novus ordo) or the Traditional Latin Mass. It’s the Mass which is “traditional”… not necessarily the attendee, who may well, sadly, hold to the same errors as their novus ordo neighbour
I hope that’s [not] as clear as mud 😀
PS I think you are mostly correct about the novus ordo Catholics being more likely to go along with the Covid nonsense. Certainly, that is true in Scotland, although I’m not so sure about England. If you can inform us on this, please do so. Gratitude.
I think that’s a really accurate explanation for the way people just don’t want to end the restrictions. I’d even go a step further, not just emotionally attached but they actually love their masks and vaccines, LOL! It’s more like a romantic attachment, LOL!
Seriously, it’s very worrying because this is why Sturgeon is getting away with her power grab, keeping the so-called emergency powers permanently, because she knows she’s got people quite happy with this way of life.
The photo of the terrified cardinals and the fact that the convent has closed because the nuns won’t get vaccinated, says is all, really, the nuns ARE setting a good example but the churchmen in charge are not. It’s unbelievable to see Catholics going OTT on this.
Quivering Covidiots are in the grip of a mass delusional psychosis (described as such by psychiatrist Dr. Mark McDonald in his book, The United States of Fear: How America Fell Victim to a Mass Delusional Psychosis; also hear his Informed Dissent podcast), or what clinical psychiatrist and professor Dr. Mattias Desmet calls Mass Formation (his upcoming book, The Psychology of Totalitarianism, is now available for pre-order on Amazon). These two docs’ terms have been popularly combined as Mass Formation Psychosis, as famously described by Dr. Robert Malone in his Joe Rogan interview.
See interviews of both docs McDonald and Desmet on Youtube, or more likely, on alternative sites like Rumble. For example, see this vid on Rumble:
Covid Psychosis Explained by Psychiatrist
Red Pill Pharmacy
It really and truly is a “mass delusional psychosis” and it’s scary to watch. It’s lasted a lot longer that I would have expected and we’re already being prepared for more restrictions, as the Mail Online proves with this report from 24 March
The awful thing is, most people will go along with this rubbish. They’ve lost all ability to reason.
Definitely. The mass insanity we’re now seeing in the West in so many forms is the inexorable result of the West, of Christendom, having abandoned Christ and thus Logos. Unmoored from Logos, we now embrace every kind of madness and depravity. Notice that this is an embrace, not merely a susceptibility. The mad degenerates of today view their madness and depravity as goods, as features rather than bugs. And they despise and attack anyone who doesn’t share or applaud their madness and depravity, which they diabolically portray as the highest enlightenment and rectitude.
“A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, ‘You are mad; you are not like us.’”
-St. Antony the Great
Also see Frank Sheed’s book, Theology and Sanity.
Isn’t it ironic that all the politicians who locked us down for the last two years — and those in the Catholic hierarchy who readily participated in the scamdemic by denying us our rights as Catholic faithful to the Sacraments — are the same ones who are now buying into the Ukrainian war propaganda? They didn’t want us to socialize and certainly not travel.
They made our lives miserable, and kept us from our loved ones, especially if those loved ones were on another continent. But now, they want us to travel to Ukraine to fight the evil Russians. Oh, boy, unrestricted travel is back! Anyone want to send their sons, daughters, and grandchildren to die on the wheatfields of Ukraine?
Yes, and they are determined to keep making our lives miserable. One of our bloggers (FOOF, I think) made the excellent point that they are sending soldiers to fight the Ukraine war without any concerns about Covid, no masks*, no sinks to wash their hands at the front line, no social distancing – hilarious if we were to witness the first ever socially distanced warfare in the history of the world 😀
* That was FOOF – I added the rest and want full credit for being so clever 😀
I think it would be more accurate to say that Catholics – in fact, all “normies,” as they now call the compliant sheeple who obey and hang on every word coming from Fauci’s mouth – are emotionally attached to the fear of death. Death from a type of flu.
All the Covid behavior, masks, “vaccines,” social distancing, etc., follows from that fear – which just happens to be the theme of the 24/7 bombardment of lies by the mouthpieces and agencies of the “experts.”
When America was still 13 British colonies, one of the flags that appeared in 1775 to incite rebellion had the image of a coiled snake, with the message “Don’t tread on me.”
Thanks to the psychological warfare being conducted against us (and which is also operating with a new theme of “hate Russia and Putin”), that attitude has been replaced among the sheeple by this one:
“Don’t breathe on me.”
Since God always brings good out of evil, perhaps all this fear of death will result in an increase in the fear of hell – or even better, in the fear of offending God. Masked up and “vaccinated” clergy, take note….
PS: Pope Francis looked quite frail in the Consecration video.
I suppose the reason people are emotionally attached to Covid (clinging to their masks and vaccines etc) is because of their fear of death, so I don’t think it’s an either/or thing.
I’m surprised you think the Pope looked quite frail yesterday – he’s still overweight and I couldn’t see any sign of health decline. I won’t say more than that in case I fall into the sin of un-charitableness, LOL!
Agreed. I didn’t see any frailty in Francis.
Editor: your description was unkind, so removed. Reflect on St Paul’s warning about having faith that will move mountains, etc.
Incredible. You removed this: “He’s definitely fat.” Yet Josephine said: “He’s still overweight.”
Thus you removed my sentence because I used the word “fat,” which is a purely descriptive and totally accurate word routinely used until the last 20 years or so of cultural Marxist indoctrination. Now you ban it and will only allow “overweight,” thus proving that you’ve been propagandized, you who posture as fighting the rot. You too are a propagandized Orwellian. Ironic!
Do you also only allow the word “gay” and ban “sodomite”?
Pitiful. Just pitiful.
Editor: Firstly, I don’t “posture” as anything. Gerragrip. And yes, Josephine did say “overweight” – so am I, but not “fat”; there’s a difference and it is a tad unkind to call someone “fat” just because they’re not as sleek as (I) used to be 😀 You can think I’m a “propagandized Orwellian” if you like. Happily I don’t give a toss what you think of me. I think of you as a rude troublemaker, who is a very unhappy person, and I’m sure you don’t give a toss either. What you ought to give a toss about, though, is watching your manners on this blog, because you will remain in moderation until you develop something akin to courtesy in commenting here. In short… gerranothergrip!
The concept of breathing, coughing, spluttering all over people is now part of the language here. The powers-that-be know how to condition the population, that’s for sure. The concept of being “cautious” / “responsible” is now ingrained and where we would once have gone about our business normally if we found ourselves suffering a cold (unless it was full-blow flu, in which case we’d take to our beds feeling very sorry for ourselves), now I hear friends say they think they’ll just stay at home for a couple of days, don’t want to go into work and cough all over everyone, something like that. I always use the same comeback: Do you do that? Cough all over people? They don’t realise they’ve been indoctrinated – language is a key tool in this psychological warfare. Amazing how few people have realised this.
This is really interesting – I’ll post a comment from a blogger first, then the link to the video about the the Covid cover up in the USA – same applies here, no question.
“I too have notice a disturbing uptick in pandemic mania. As predicted; to maintain (or increase) mass psychosis, it is necessary to back off just a tiny bit on tyranny, to make people feel comfortable, only to turn the screws even tighter before the masses become too accustomed to liberty. Classic mass psychosis operation.”
That’s what we are seeing now – a break in the tyranny but it will be back, soon, probably after summer when there would be less chance of any pushback.
If the majority of people had faith and trust in God, their Creator and Saviour, they wouldn’t be so fearful for their mortal lives and therefore not as open to propaganda and manipulation. As it stands, however, the divine wisdom is absent and so they are led by the smoke and mirrors of Lucifer. The tragedy of our times, I’m afraid, called “the apostasy”.
I agree, totally. It’s the lack of faith that makes Catholics so easily propagandized – and that includes priests, bishops and cardinals.
N O T I C E . . .
Reminder, folks, that the clocks in the UK go forward one hour tonight or early morning, whatever.
For the doubting Thomases, remember the rule: Spring forward, Fall Back 😀
Looking at that picture above of all those prelates wearing face masks, there is serious question marks over all of them as to whether they have supernatural faith. They certainly don’t have the faith of the saints and martyrs, whose only concern was for the glory of God and the health of souls. Can you imagine, for example, St. Padre Pio wearing a face mask, or St. John Ogilvie? Not a chance. It demonstrates admirably the great loss of faith in our time and it’s heart rending to see.
I think you are totally right about that – people wearing those face masks in church, especially prelates, just don’t have real faith. That’s the long and the short of it.
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