Take Care of Your Brothers and Sisters
An article in the Angelus News captured the pastoral mindset of Archbishop José H. Gomez. At the time the article was published, Gomez asked priests in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to receive vaccination against the coronavirus.
“Being vaccinated is a gesture of our priestly tenderness and compassion for our people, especially for those who are scared and those who are most vulnerable,” he wrote in a Sept. 21 letter to Los Angeles priests.
Being vaccinated, he said, will give these people “peace of mind to know that they can trust the Church’s ministers to look out for their health and well-being, as well as for their spiritual needs.”
Based on personal experience, I know that Abp. Gomez is a caring, pastoral leader. In the article addressed to his priests, he speaks of tenderness and compassion.
“Being vaccinated is a gesture of our priestly tenderness and compassion for our people, especially for those who are scared and those who are most vulnerable. Being vaccinated as a priest is a work of mercy. It will offer our people the peace of mind to know that they can trust the Church’s ministers to look out for their health and well-being, as well as for their spiritual needs. It helps protect those we serve, as well as the ones we love and live with.”
The emotion, the sentiment, rings true. But, then, the entire article falls apart when it comes to a matter of veracity:
And as we also know, many of our brothers and sisters are still becoming infected and hospitalized with the disease, especially those who have not been vaccinated.
The idea that the COVID “vaccines” prevented transmission and infection was false. The evidence, then and now, shows the mRNA and DNA injections DID NOT prevent infection or hospitalization. In fact, as data accumulated, we came to know that the vaccinated were more likely to become infected, some multiple times. The unvaccinated were NOT more likely to become infected or hospitalized.
The Archbishop used a key phrase that should always be met with hearty skepticism: “And as we also know…” The assumption was false. In a mean-spirited act of deception, someone lied and led the Archbishop to provide false information to his priests and, in general, to faithful Catholics. That false information ultimately caused harm.
Deceiving an Archbishop into dispensing false information to the faithful is a sin that ranks with acts we might call Satanic.
Sin and Penance
The leader of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops was deceived into telling priests and laypersons that they were doing a “good deed” by submitting to experimental mRNA and DNA injections, which, in fact, caused considerable harm to many who received them.
Archbishop Gomez was fooled into telling the faithful that they would be acting in a loving manner toward their brothers and sisters, if they received a dangerous experimental gene therapy.
Scientific research show the COVID vaccines did not stop transmission or infection. Those vaccinated were more likely to become infected.
“Experts” behind the scenes knew the Bishops had been fooled into issuing a false statement. They knew they set them up to promote falsehoods.
Who promoted the false information? Who lied to the Bishops? Who continues to misinform Archbishop Gomez, so that his letter advocating vaccines continues to be posted, as if it were based on the truth?
Deceiving an Archbishop in a way that causes him to harm the faithful who place trust in him, is nothing short of evil. The Church owes the faithful a thorough investigation. Who played the role of the Deceiver? Who lied to Gomez and other Bishops? The names of those who deceived the Church should be uncovered and proclaimed far and wide.
All Catholics, as well as Christians in general, should reflect on the suitable penance that might lead such individuals from evil to salvation.
For more background information visit Katherine Watt’s Substack, Bailiwick News. Check out the archived thread that details her past research.