A Canadian Diocese is now requiring a COVID-19 vaccination to attend Mass. I could think of worse ideas. But not many.
Liberty Journal: “Those who have recently turned 12 will have a three-month “grace period” to receive a COVID-19 vaccine before being subject to the vaccine passport system at churches, the diocese said.
A Catholic diocese in Canada will be requiring proof of vaccination and identity verification for anyone age 12 or older to attend Mass or other events held at parishes.
“Effective October 22, 2021, it will be mandatory for all persons 12 and older wishing to attend Masses or Services in our churches to demonstrate proof of vaccination by using the Vaccine Passport: NLVaxPass or by showing proof of vaccination by presenting their QR code before entering our churches,” said an Oct. 15 letter from Bishop Robert Anthony Daniels of Grand Falls to the priests and pastoral leaders of the diocese.
The Diocese of Grand Falls is located in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Its territory is approximately half of the island of Newfoundland.”
OK. Is the Church doing so well that they can now chase families away? You are literally refusing sacraments to people at this point to score political points. This sickens me.
For years we were told that the Church should never be unwelcoming. But that’s all gone now, huh?
I’m asking you this seriously, if those inside the Church were actually secretly enemies of the Church and working feverishly towards her destruction, I ask you, how would they act any differently?
October 27, 2021 at 7:17 pm
I’ve got to believe that there is a special place in hell for a bishop such as this.
October 28, 2021 at 9:01 am
Whatever happened to “In the world, but not of the world”? At least one of the roles the Church is supposed to play in society is to stand athwart the prevailing tides and say, “Stop!” when necessary.
The lack of true leadership from government officials should not be met with craven compliance by Church leaders but with a display of that very leadership of which those officials are bereft.
How does denying the body and blood of our Lord to those that are unvaccinated serve Christ?
October 28, 2021 at 9:16 am
Right. So we must ask ourselves who are they serving?
October 28, 2021 at 11:40 am
October 29, 2021 at 7:48 am
Canadian Catholic leadership is a joke. They are subservient to government mandates and health edicts. They care nothing for the people in the pews. They live in fear. At least in the USA you have a few standing strong against this nonsense. I can count on one hand the clergy who have spoken out (4 to be exact, in a country of 38 million). The same for our politicians–may 6-8 at most are fighting back. At least we have many strong Protestant brothers who have been vocal, and been arrested and even tortured. They are leading the charge. But crickets from the Catholic Church–particularly our fearless “leader” Cardinal Thomas Collins, who bows to the state at every turn. If wasn’t certain that there is only One True Faith I’d be out of here.
October 29, 2021 at 9:01 am
I don’t think anyone who reads this blog would think that there ISN’T enemies inside the Church seeking to destroy Her. It’s been too obvious for too long. You’d have to be blind, deaf and dumb to think otherwise.