Reblog: Some Coronavirus Catch-Up

Reposting here, with permission, some excellent comments from Boniface on his blog, https://unamsanctamcatholicam.blogspot.com/2020/03/some-coronavirus-catch-up.html Here goes: Some Coronavirus Catch-Up Greetings, friends. I've had a lot of thoughts over the past several weeks and every time I sat down to share them, something else drew my attention away or some other rumination caused me to pause and reevaluate … Continue reading Reblog: Some Coronavirus Catch-Up

Italian Ministry of the Interior relents: Catholics can pray again in Church

I sure hope someone at the Diocese of Dallas reads this.

FromRome.Info

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

It’s not total victory against the arbitrary, prejudiced, irrational, unjust, bigoted persecution of the Catholics of Italy, but its a step back to normality: the Italian Ministry of the Interior in an official explanation of the Health Decrees against Coronavirus spread, has affirmed the following:

  • Catholics can visit the local church or Parish to pray if they are on their way to work or to buy groceries or a newspaper or are engaged in necessary exercise or are walking their dog or must visit someone who cannot care for himself.
  • Ceremonies such as Weddings which do not require the violation of the prescribed social-distancing of 1 meter are permitted.
  • Holy Week Services can be transmitted from Churches where the minimum number of clergy and assistants are present.

Of course, this is merely throwing crumbs to the peasants, but Catholics now have permission to show their faith…

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Bill Gates: God Father of the Worldwide Coronavirus Panic

Hmm…anyone believe all this is just a series of coincidences?

FromRome.Info

by David Kaftal

Currently the world’s economies are crashing, much of the world’s population is under what is effectively house arrest, and the mainstream media, the world’s governments, and talking heads with M.D.’s and Ph.D.’s are telling us that it is unavoidable and in our best interest.

Did the architects of these draconian measures that created the above massive collateral damage know in advance that their approach would have this effect?

Whatever the answer to that question, it is perhaps curious that the people who crafted this response were those who would profit the most from picking up the pieces afterwards. Also curious and possibly significant is the fact that just weeks after holding panel discussions and enacting the response to a worldwide pandemic of an imaginary novel coronavirus that was highly contagious and attacked the respiratory system, the exercise had become real world. But, this time it was not…

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As Narrative control slips, Italian government threatens misinformation on Corona

Coming soon to your country or state…

FromRome.Info

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Now that Italian citizens have begun to pivot towards civil disobedience, the Italian government is on the warpath to sanction any news outlet which spreads “misinformation” about the Corona Virus.

The notice came from Agcom, the Italian Agency For the Guarantee of Communications — what in the USA would be called the Federal Communications Commission — on the Feast of Saint Joseph, in the form of a communication sanctioning satellite TV channels which featured a program called “ll Cerca Saluta” with Mr. Panzironi.  This program, whose title might be rendered popularly into English as, The search for health, presents health solutions that Mr. Panzironi believes would help one cure or resist Corona Virus. Among his suggestions is taking Vitamin C in a compound produced by his company.

But the sanctions are imposed upon newspapers and magazines which advertise his TV program and satellite channels…

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Bergamo propaganda now seen as essential to the Corona hype

Br. Alexis highlights some telling numbers from the region of Italy where, according to the mainstream press, Armageddon is occurring in the form of the Wuhan Virus. In truth, maybe not so much…

FromRome.Info

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Let us pray for the dead, regardless from what they have died. But let us pray for world leaders that they do not exploit the dead for political agendas.

Take Bergamo for instance.

In recent days the international press has run stories about this Italian City as ground zero for the Wuhan Virus pandemic. They want desperately that all panic and accept their narrative about the apocalyptic plague which is decimating this city.

First, we cannot dismiss or diminish the death of any person let alone of large numbers of them. But, second, we ought not manipulate statistics to make a flu seem like a plague.

Bergamo is a city of around 120,000 souls. It is also the chief city in the province of Brescia, which has 1.2 million souls. There are many hospitals in the province, but Bergamo has the principal ones. Not all who…

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7 Reasons not to panic over Corona Virus 19

Wise words from Br. Alexis Bugnolo’s FromRome blog.

FromRome.Info

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

There are at least 7 reasons not to panic over corona virus 19.

First reason not to panic

The pathogen is of a family of corona viruses already known to man, as the World Health Organization explains:

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

What they do not say, is how large a family of virus they are. But Wikipedia does, in the article on Coronaviridae:

The family Coronaviridae is organized in 2 sub-families, 5 genera, 23 sub-genera and about 40 species:[2]

Note, that each species can have variations, some more potent than others. But of these 40 species, and all their variations, only…

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Objective Data: Coronavirus Scare An Intentional Media Effort to Cause Panic

From the inimitable and invaluable Ann Barnhardt (and no, I don’t always agree with her, but she is spot-on here): “Calling Bee-Ess with objective data: Guess how many people have died of influenza in Italy by year?   The Truth will set you free. As Italy, which is and has been used for years as … Continue reading Objective Data: Coronavirus Scare An Intentional Media Effort to Cause Panic

Archbishop Lenga fires back!

The argument over the true occupant of the See of Peter seems to be escalating. Pray for the Church and for the truth to be made clear to all.

FromRome.Info

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

The sign of a man is that he fights back when his cause is just. The sign of a Catholic Bishop is that he not only calls a heretic, “a heretic”, but that he treats him as one, that is, as one who has no jurisdiction in the Church. This is the true and ancient faith: a heretic loses all jurisdiction in the Church ipso facto. This is also the teaching of Pope John Paul II in the Code of Canon Law of 1983, canon 1364.

Accused of saying things which are improper and publicly denounced by the local Bishop — who is a former Intelligence officer of the Polish Communist State — Archbishop Lenga has gone on the warpath!

Here are some of the quotes, in English translation, attributed to him in the NCR article, entitled, Retired Archbishop says he wont keep quite about pope…

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There is no Faith without the Cross

Here is an excellent reflection on sacrifice as we prepare for the holy Season of Lent.

FromRome.Info

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

God could have forgiven sin by simply willing it. He did not have to order His Son to become incarnate and die on the Cross to redeem us.

Yet, God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, so that all who believe in Him, may not perish, but have eternal life (John 3:16, Vulgate).

God’s incarnation was a scandal to the Jews, who refused to admit that God could take flesh and remain God. So they had Him betrayed by a false apostle and buffeted Him, falsely condemned Him and put Him to death.

But since He was God of Life, He rose from the dead, as the Saving God and as the Redeeming Man.

The passage of Jesus Christ from the glory of Palm Sunday through the horrors of the Cross to the Glory of Easter Sunday is the Mystery of…

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Dr. Janet Smith: My Experience at the Latin Mass was Extraordinary

Dr. Smith’s reflection expresses perfectly my own experience a few years ago, when I attended my first TLM.

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The following reflection by Dr. Janet E. Smith originally appeared as a post on her Facebook page. It is reprinted here with her permission.

My experience at the TLM yesterday was extraordinary. I seem to occupy a deeper place of prayer and adoration the more I attend.

Before Mass I find myself quite immediately plunged into the joys of silence. And as I pray the prayers of the Mass I experience much profounder contrition for my sins, great concern for my soul and the souls of others.

And then I marvel at the grand movements on the altar to prepare for the sublime moments of consecration. The chant seems to banish all anxiety from my being. I experience virtually no distracting thoughts.

I believe I am just beginning to experience what the Traditional Latin Mass offers.

Prior to her recent retirement, Dr. Smith held the Father Michael J. McGivney Chair…

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