Churches closed again!

Discussion in 'The Signs of the Times' started by Shae, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. Julia

    Julia Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

    Everybody want to get to Heaven, but nobody wants to die. On a lighter note.
     
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  2. garabandal

    garabandal Powers

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  3. Joan J

    Joan J HolySpiritCome!

    Yet, he's promoting that promised by Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca....???

    Isn't the chip/mark expected as such after the antichrist makes himself known which is AFTER the Warning?
     
  4. garabandal

    garabandal Powers

    Ireland - no Mass at Easter. No Mass beginning of Advent.
     
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  5. MMM

    MMM Archangels

    Our priest just announced no more communion on the hand until further notice per our Bishop. I have done communion on the tongue for many years only but am ok with on the hand under the circumstances. I realize this is a super divisive issue. I feel our Lord telling me he is much happier I unite with Him in Communion body and soul than forgo completely because I have to touch Him in my hand first. Receiving Him with reverence, love and true faith trumps all else to me. I would go as far as saying Jesus would not be pleased if I skipped uniting with Him because of a rule I place as more important than the union itself.

    Praying our church stays open or at the very least communion available. We are about 1 1/2 hours east of Toronto, Ontario. Fortunately our very holy priest will fight to make sure communion is available I'm certain.
     
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  6. HeavenlyHosts

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  7. Joan J

    Joan J HolySpiritCome!

    On a separate thread, please share links to solid information regarding the chip in this vaccine. I have been looking for like information to confirm one way or another and can't find it.
     
  8. Advocata Nostra

    Advocata Nostra Archangels

    I am very sorry.
     
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  9. Shae

    Shae Archangels

    My Pastor set up a Holy Communion drive-through at our Church parking lot today. It was awesome! Cars were lined up right out into the street! FEA4C603-1ED0-473A-BF84-375A17505D6C.jpeg
     
  10. Dolours

    Dolours Powers

    How fortunate for you. I'm finding the second lockdown harder to bear than the first. A feeling of detachment has set in and it's hard to shake off. Our churches are open for private prayer but nothing is the same any more. I'm hoping the government will cave in to the pub owners because if the pubs are open there will be no excuse for banning Mass.
     
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  11. Shae

    Shae Archangels

    I understand completely Dolours. I signed a Petition that our Churches be reopened. It makes no sense that Costco can be open with lots of shoppers inside, yet we can't have 50 socially distanced people in our Churches.:(
     
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  12. Don_D

    Don_D ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

    I believe that there are a group of "people" (and I use that term loosely) who believe in a concealed ancient form of what is today lightly passed off in new age teachings. It is something which is very present in masonic teaching stretching back into ancient times. Masonry was officially revealed in the early 1700's but this goes back much further. All of them scoff at anyone who believes in the teachings of Christ and enjoy exerting their power over us who they consider their slaves anyway. They do believe in a kind of hereafter but it is not as we believe.
    Peter warned us that we will be openly mocked regarding Jesus return. When they reveal themselves and demand we worship them don't be surprised.
    They waged war against the order of things for many centuries concealed within the sea of humanity and most people had no idea. We have been easily manipulated. Remember Paul warned about the mystery of iniquity and that it already was at work in his day. I believe that it was at work within the body of the Church even then and he clearly saw it and warned others.
     
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  13. Dolours

    Dolours Powers

    The rules are ridiculous. Here's my favourite church for Mass: https://www.facebook.com/SaintSavioursDublin/photos/a.409305829134552/3345383728860066

    It's as big as many supermarkets and the ceiling is far higher than any supermarket. When they were allowed open for Mass, the pews had to be cleaned after each Mass. Supermarkets don't have to clean all surfaces after every hour of being open for business.
     
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  14. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    Same here, pew cleaners UGH
     
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  15. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    What a gorgeous holy church. That would be my favorite as well.
     
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  16. Joan J

    Joan J HolySpiritCome!

    Sure they do.
     
  17. Joan J

    Joan J HolySpiritCome!

    Hey, I am happy & honored to help clean/disinfect our pews after Mass. That is a special opportunity to volunteer for the benefit of all...helps keep our doors open for public Mass.
     
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  18. Dolours

    Dolours Powers

    There are nicer and bigger churches but that's my favourite for Mass because it has the most reverent atmosphere including great devotion to Our Lady. There are no altar rails and the wooden altar was installed recently when the tabernacle was restored to its rightful position, front and centre. There are pictures on the Facebook page of the original marble altar but the spirit of Vatican 11 took a sledgehammer to that.

    Sometimes I go to weekday Masses in the Augustinian Church which really is a lovely church. I don't see any decent pictures on their website, but this should give you an idea of the size of the Augustinian church: http://archikey.com/picture/read/460/John-s-Lane-Church.jpg

    The Carmelites have two large churches - one of them as big if not bigger than Dominican and Carmelite churches. There is no valid reason for banning public Mass in those churches.
     
  19. SgCatholic

    SgCatholic Maranatha

    It is time for civil disobedience in the name of fidelity to Christ
    To all clergy, mainstream and traditionalist, the challenge has been sounded: your continued compliance is not going to be a tactful investment in tomorrow after 'things blow over'
    Tue Jan 5, 2021
    by Peter Kwasniewski

    (Excerpt):

    Catholics need a hero. The faithful are calling out to the clergy for one perhaps ridiculous and fruitless effort to show how important the Eucharist truly is. The American Church is desperate for some action. Catholicism must be heroic, brave, and countercultural. Or it is nothing. There’s a time for lawyers and press conferences and petitions. This is not that time. Now is the time Catholics must be willing to draw a line in the sand and say here, and no further. Open the Churches. Don’t allow them to be closed. Let’s be willing to go to jail. Let’s be fools for Christ. Take a stand. Imagine the impact of seeing a priest put in jail for celebrating Mass. Yes, the media would ridicule that priest. Perhaps many in the Church would as well. But it would inspire millions to understand that ours is not a passive faith. We are different because we believe. Think of all the young men who might see that and be inspired. Force the secularists to put a priest, bishop, or cardinal in jail or rescind their anti-Catholic mandates. Force them to unmask themselves. Show the world who they really are. And let’s show the world who we are.

    It has been no different in Ireland, where the bishops instantly caved in; and in many other parts of the world. With this kind of “playing dead,” pretty soon the Church will move past playing dead—it will just be dead. And thus does Christian faith go out... not with a bang, but with a whimper. We witness the spectacle of Successors of the Apostles folding under lady governors’ sanitarian diktats.

    The rejoinder quickly comes: “We are supposed to overcome evil with good. That means abiding by all the civil laws and regulations.” But laws and regulations must be proportioned to the common good and not be—or appear to be—radically opposed to it. Categorizing religious gatherings as “unnecessary” or “inessential” is manifestly contrary to the common good of society, which includes the public recognition of God’s right to receive due worship, and the priority of our spiritual obligations and needs, as Leo XIII, Pius XI, and other popes taught with one voice. In his Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King Jr. memorably recalled the teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas: an unjust law is no law at all (and the same holds for regulations, policies, and other government initiatives, whether officially passed in a legislature or not). To such “laws” we must give not obedience but civil disobedience, which, indeed, is obedience to a higher law, indeed the highest law.

    Among the sad lessons learned in 2020, perhaps the saddest was that we cannot rely on most of our bishops to look out for our spiritual good, or even to exhibit a basic understanding of the non-negotiable and non-erasable priority of divine worship. We enter 2021 with a gritty awareness that we are more or less left on our own to find whatever resources we can, where and when we can. It is our good and holy priests who will need to carry the holy water, so to speak, and do the heavy lifting when push comes to shove. That will include—and here we come to the crux of the matter—a willingness to suffer suspension or other disciplinary measures for doing so.

    It is time to show forth in broad daylight the two kingdoms that currently occupy the same physical, liturgical, and juridical space. The servants of these respective kingdoms do not work for the same ends, and the gods of the new religion are hungrier by the day. It will continue to compel a choice. The traditional Latin Mass is part of it, but clearly not all. The priests of so-called “Ecclesia Dei” institutes (e.g., the Institute of Christ the King, the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter) will need to figure out ASAP their “bridge too far”—and perhaps die to their own fears of the marauding indy chapel life. The whole canonically-regular edifice is going under; it is falling in line for state subservience. COVID continues to show that we are already living in a state church, just without the visible bloodshedding of China.

    To all clergy, mainstream and traditionalist, the challenge has been sounded: your continued compliance is not going to be a tactful investment in tomorrow after “things blow over.” What will then be left to defend—a set of “services” that can be canceled at the whim of a heathen governor? Yet laity are simultaneously supposed to teach our children about the heroism of martyrs and how good it is to stand in the stream of sacred Tradition? Things haven’t even begun to get really rough, and the fort’s already been betrayed.

    (read the full post at https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/...isobedience-in-the-name-of-fidelity-to-christ)

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  20. sparrow

    sparrow The ultimate limit to evil is Divine Mercy

    Excellent article! Thank you for posting SgC!
     
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