”For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
Thus St. Paul. But wait, says the archbishop of Moncton, the government has explained to us that we are not all one in Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, male nor female, but there are vaccinated and unvaccinated. And the latter must be eradicated. Meanwhile, they must stay away from Mass, as from funerals, weddings, and every gathering of the church – even baptisms!
The archdiocese, in other words, has joined the provincial health authorities in pursuit of the preposterous Covid-zero fantasy, and handed over to the Ministry of Health the power to decide who participates in the sacramental life and fellowship of the church:
Can we still accept a person who is not vaccinated or has a single dose inside our facilities for a celebration or a meeting? Even with a mask and social distancing? The minister said “no” unless she had proof of exemption, which is rare. We ask you to implement these new measures in each of your Christian communities not only to respect the government’s request but above all to help stop the spread of the virus among our population. We would not want one of our places of worship to be the location of a Covid exposure due to our negligence. The Minister of Health is counting on our cooperation.
Moncton, for those who don’t know, is in New Brunswick, where Covid has taken less than fifty people to meet their Maker in the past year and a half. That’s a whopping 0.006 percent of the population. So it’s perfectly obvious why the government would ask “faith communities” to ban the unvaccinated from their gatherings and equally obvious why Mgr Valery Vienneau would lend his imprimatur to that.
You don’t think so? Well, let me explain.
On the part of the state, it’s not so puzzling. Yes, we know that from Israel and elsewhere that vaccination is no guarantee at all against infection or transmission or (in those few who by reason of advanced age or multiple co-morbidities are especially vulnerable) even death. So this is not “a pandemic of the unvaccinated” and there’s no good reason to exclude the unvaccinated. Indeed, it’s not a pandemic at all, unless it’s a pandemic of vaccine injuries. Mark my words, of this much more will soon be said and those coercing, including bishops, will be held liable. But we need not speak of it here, for it’s not to the point.
What is to the point? The vaxpass system itself, which (as I have explained in The Emerging Nowa Huta) is laying the foundation for a QR-coded society in which bio-surveillance and bio-tinkering are the norm. And those behind this system can easily see that the churches will either baptize the system or prove a bastion of resistance to it. So after eighteen months of brutal conditioning, they’ve asked nicely that we get on with that baptism and lock out the resisters. The rest, as Archbishop Vienneau informs us, will be able to drop all those onerous conditioning measures.
On the part of the churches, then, it’s not all that complicated either. Saying no is difficult, especially when the government promises it won’t bully you any more so long as you cooperate. And if you buy that, you probably buy also its assurances that the vaccines are safe and effective, together with its lies about the threat posed by the unvaccinated. So it just seems prudent to lock them out. “Unclean! Unclean!”
Enough of this, however. I will say frankly what must be said. By dividing the body of Christ between the vaccinated sheep and the unvaccinated goats, sending the latter away into the desert, the bishop of Moncton has joined the ranks of heretics and schismatics. I do not use those words lightly. Any bishop who does likewise must also be counted among their number….
The above comes from a Sept. 20 story by Douglas Farrow in Catholic World Report.