My name is Rick and I belong to an awesome men's group called the Men of Saint Joseph. We are a group of Catholic men whom have been called together to help promote and defend our Catholic Faith. We are all instructed by scripture to pick up our cross and follow Jesus Christ. For Jesus says... Seek and you shall find. Ask and it shall be granted unto you. May Almighty GOD open your eyes to see him and your ears to hear him through this Blog.
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First published May 10, 2019…
THERE are so many serious changes unfolding in the world right now that it is almost impossible to keep up with them. Because of these “signs of the times,” I have dedicated a portion of this website to occasionally speaking about those future events that Heaven has communicated to us primarily through Our Lord and Our Lady. Why? Because Our Lord Himself spoke of future things to come so that the Church would not be caught off guard. In fact, so much of what I began writing thirteen years ago is beginning to unfold in real-time before our eyes. And to be honest, there is a strange comfort in this because Jesus already foretold these times.
False messiahs and false prophets will arise, and they will perform signs and wonders so great as to deceive, if that were possible, even the elect. Behold, I have told it to you beforehand. (Matt 24:24-26)
If He hadn’t, we would wonder what on earth is going on. But this is also why Jesus calls us to “watch and pray that you may not undergo the test,” adding, “the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” Understanding the signs of the times is essential to know the kind of battle we’re in and thus avoid falling asleep.
My people perish for want of knowledge! …I have told you this so that you may not fall away… (Hosea 4:6; John 16:1)
At the same time, Jesus never obsessed about these things. Likewise, there is a risk that in fixing our eyes upon the distant and uncertain horizon rather than Jesus, we can quickly lose sight of what is most important, what is most necessary, what is most essential in the present moment.
When Martha greeted Jesus with the news that Lazarus had been dead for several days, He responded: “Your brother will rise.” But Martha replied: “I know he will rise, in the resurrection on the last day.” To which Jesus said,
I AM the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this? (John 11:25)
Martha’s eyes were fixed on the future horizon that moment instead of the Lord’s presence. For right then and there, the Creator of the Universe, the Author of Life, the Word Made Flesh, the King of kings, the Lord of lords and Conqueror of Death was present. And He raised Lazarus right then and there.
So too, in this moment of uncertainty, confusion, and darkness that has descended upon our world, Jesus says to you and me: “I AM the Era of Peace; I am the Triumph; I am the Reign of the Sacred Heart, right here, right now… Do you believe in me?”
Yes, Lord. I have come to believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one who is coming into the world. (John 11:27)
You see, the main event is not coming—it is already here! Jesusis the main event. And so, what is most necessary at this moment is that you and I fix our eyes upon Him who is “the leader and perfecter” of our faith.  Practically, this means deliberately surrendering your life to Him; it means speaking with Him in prayer, seeking to know Him in Scripture, and loving Him in those around you. It means repenting of those sins in your life that hurt your relationship with Him and postpone the coming of His Kingdom in your heart. Everything I have said or written in over 1400 writings here comes down to one word: Jesus. If I have spoken of the future, it’s so that you may turn your eyes to the Present. If I have warned of a coming deceiver, it is so that you may encounter the Truth. If I have talked about sin, it is so that you may know the Savior. What else is there?
Whom else have I in the heavens? None beside you delights me on earth. Though my flesh and my heart fail, God is the rock of my heart, my portion forever. But those who are far from you perish; you destroy those unfaithful to you. As for me, to be near God is my good, to make the Lord God my refuge. (Psalm 73:25-28)
The main event at this moment is not earthquakes, famines, or plagues; it is not the rise of a beast and the collapse of Christianity in the West; it is not even the triumphs of which Our Lady has spoken. Rather, it is her Son, Jesus. Here. Now. And He gives Himself daily to us in both His Word and the Eucharist, or wherever two or three are gathered, and even wherever and whenever you call upon His holy name:
To pray “Jesus” is to invoke him and to call him within us. His name is the only one that contains the presence it signifies. —Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 2666
…every day in the prayer of the Our Father we ask the Lord: “Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”(Matt 6:10)…. we recognize that “heaven” is where the will of God is done, and that “earth” becomes “heaven”—i.e., the place of the presence of love, of goodness, of truth and of divine beauty—only if on earth the will of God is done. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, General Audience, February 1st, 2012, Vatican City; cf.Hymn to the Divine Will
So, do not be worried or anxious about tomorrow, brothers and sisters. The Main Event is already here. His name is Emmanuel: “God is with us.” And if you fix your eyes upon Him and don’t turn them away, you will actually become the most significant sign of the times on the horizon of tomorrow.
You will be the dawning of a new day, if you are the bearers of the Life, which is Christ! —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Address to the Young People of Apostolic Nunciature, Lima Peru, May 15th, 1988; www.vatican.va
Mark Mallett is a former award-winning journalist with CTV News Edmonton (CFRN TV) and resides in Canada.
A SPECIAL REPORT
For the world at large, normalcy only returns when we’ve largely vaccinated the entire global population. —Bill Gates speaking to The Financial Times April 8, 2020; 1:27 mark: youtube.com
The greatest deceptions are founded in a grain of truth. Science is being suppressed for political and financial gain. Covid-19 has unleashed state corruption on a grand scale, and it is harmful to public health. —Dr. Kamran Abbasi; November 13th, 2020; bmj.com Executive Editor of The BMJ and editor of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization
BILL GATES, the famed founder of Microsoft turned-“philanthropist,” made it clear in the beginning stages of the “pandemic” that the world will not get its life back — until we are all vaccinated.
…activities, like schools… mass gatherings… until you’re widely vaccinated, those may not come back at all. —Bill Gates, interview with “CBS This Morning”, April 2nd, 2020; lifesitenews.com
But locking down billions of healthy people until they are injected seems bizarre and unethical to many world-renowned scientists. And yet, the mainstream media has given Gates an open and uncritical platform to dictate his public policy across the world. How did Gates gain this unspoken power? Is COVID-19 the existential threat to humanity Gates says it is, thus justifying mass lockdowns, mask mandates, increasing policing powers and suppression of freedom to the point of breaking the global economy? We know what Mr. Gates thinks. But what does the science say? And most importantly, is the normalcy Gates promises really going to return?
WHO CONTROLS THE WHO?
Not a few have thought it odd how a computer software developer who never finished college, a man without a background in either science or medicine, is calling the shots around the globe. However, in an article titled “Meet the world’s most powerful doctor: Bill Gates”, Politico notes that he is the second largest donor to the World Health Organization (WHO) based in Geneva, Switzerland.
Some billionaires are satisfied with buying themselves an island. Bill Gates got a United Nations health agency in Geneva. Over the past decade, the world’s richest man has become the World Health Organization’s second biggest donor, second only to the United States and just above the United Kingdom … the Gates Foundation has pumped more than $2.4 billion into the WHO since 2000 … This largesse gives him outsized influence over its agenda … The result, say his critics, is that Gates’ priorities have become the WHO’s… Some health advocates fear that because the Gates Foundation’s money comes from investments in big business, it could serve as a Trojan horse for corporate interests to undermine WHO’s role in setting standards and shaping health policies. — Natalie Huet & Carmen Paun, Politico, May 4th, 2017
“Is Gates the real power behind the curtain?”, asks health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola, himself the target of increasing censorship. “When you look back over the past year, it seems Gates has often been the first to announce what the world needs to do to address the pandemic, and then the WHO comes out with an identical message, which is then parroted by world leaders, more or less verbatim.”
Dr. Astrid Stückelberger, Ph.D, who has worked inside the World Health Organization and is president of the WHO-funded Geneva International Network on Ageing, is being hailed as a “whistleblower” for her recent revelations. “Switzerland is the center of a lot of corruption,” says Dr. Stückelberger, referring to what’s happening with the WHO. In a video interview with four German attorneys investigating international pandemic violations, she points to internal documents in the WHO that show, as of 2016, that the health organization gained unprecedented unilateral powers that all member states must obey. The WHO is actually “directing as a corporate agency,” she says.
This has made the health security [WHO] a dictatorship where Director-General can decide on his own to sell vaccines, to sell the PCR [tests]… So, I’m finding out some inconsistencies that have not been used in law… —Dr. Astrid Stückelberger, Ph.D, interview; 9:37; mercola.com
Moreover, Bill Gates requested to be part of the WHO “like a member state. It’s incredible… this is unprecedented in a constitution of member states,” claims Dr. Stückelberger. While she says she has not uncovered evidence that Gates was granted this status, she believes he “unofficially” holds power.
He is treated liked a head of state, not only at the WHO, but also at the G20.—Politico, citing a Geneva-based NGO representative, who called Gates one of the most influential men in global health; May 4th, 2017; politico.com
Second, GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization) that was founded by Gates, was made into an “an independent international institution” in Switzerland. GAVI is the organization partnering with ID2020 and Gates’ Microsoft to create a digital ID for every person on the planet, tied to their vaccination. What’s “very strange,” she says, is that GAVI is not only not subject to taxation but has complete “qualified diplomatic immunity” preventing them from being investigated or charged of any wrongdoing, willful or otherwise. This was confirmed by another member in the panel discussion who agreed this was simply unprecedented concentrated power.
Of course, it is not Gates but Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus who is the Director-General of the WHO. He was the former Minister of Health in Ethiopia where he was accused by several health officials of having covered up three cholera outbreaks there. Before being appointed to the WHO, Tedros had served on several Gates founded organizations, including GAVI.
THE GOLDEN GATES
What perhaps seals the deal of Gates’ unprecedented influence over the WHO, and consequently, the world’s pandemic response, is his surprising “philanthropy” toward the media. According to Columbian Journalism Review, he has steered over $250 million to the BBC, NPR, NBC, Al Jazeera, ProPublica, National Journal, The Guardian, the New York Times, Univision, Medium, the Financial Times, The Atlantic, the Texas Tribune, Gannett, Washington Monthly, Le Monde, Center for Investigative Reporting, Pulitzer Center, National Press Foundation (NPF), International Center for Journalists, and a host of other entities including those online “fact-checkers.”
PolitiFact and USA Today (run by the Poynter Institute and Gannett, respectively—both of which have received funds from the Gates Foundation) have even used their fact-checking platforms to defend Gates from “false conspiracy theories” and “misinformation,” like the idea that the foundation has financial investments in companies developing covid vaccines and therapies. In fact, the [Gates’] foundation’s website and most recent tax forms clearly show investments in such companies, including Gilead and CureVac. —Tim Scwab, Columbian Journalism Review, August 21st, 2020
In 2010, Gates declared the “Decade of Vaccines”, donating ten billion to their development. Then he dropped billions more in April 2020 for building seven “vaccine factories” since he thought he could mobilize faster than governments to fight the coronavirus outbreak. But that’s not just money to the wind. “We feel there’s been over a 20-to-1 return”, Gates boasted of his investments in vaccines. Indeed, his foundation owns stocks in several vaccine manufacturers, including Pfizer, according to an investment firm. He also gave a grant for the new mRNA gene therapy “vaccine” to Moderna who, in turn, agreed to “grant to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation certain non-exclusive licenses.”
But aren’t Gates’ foundations “non-profit”? In truth, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust manages the endowment assets. “These two entities often have overlapping interests and, as has been noted many times in the past, grants given by the Foundation often directly benefit the value of the Trust’s assets.”
They — and the corporations they invite to join them — use the tax shelter of a non-profit organization to invest in for-profit enterprises. Gates & Buffet get tax write-offs for putting money in their foundation, but their foundation can give money (both as grants & investments) directly to for-profit corporations creating for-profit products. This, obviously, creates huge conflict of interests. —Dr. Joseph Mercola, October 2nd, 2012; nvic.org
That’s precisely the case with Moderna and Pfizer, who have received funding from Gates. Vaccines aren’t free. Last month, Pfizer’s CFO said he sees “significant opportunity…from a pricing perspective” to hike the price on future booster shots. They wasted no time. In the midst of the pandemic, Pfizer has just jacked their prices by 62% with Moderna and Johnson and Johnson saying price increases aren’t far behind.
Thus, it is no surprise that Forbes lists Gates, whose net worth is 130.4 billion, among the world’s most powerful leaders. This is the same man whose founding partner in Microsoft, Paul Allen, wrote an autobiography that “unveils Gates’s ruthlessness in sweeping out of his way all impediments to success, Allen included.” The same man who was successfully sued by the U.S. government for breaking antitrust laws in attempting to monopolize competition to Microsoft’s web browser and operating system. The same Gates who recently became America’s top farmland owner. The same Gates who “also controls the world’s seed supply.” The same Gates who is funding GAVI to track every person on the planet with “digital certificates to show who has recovered or been tested recently, or when we have a vaccine, who has received it.”
But how would he achieve such a goal?
A WAKE OF TEARS
First, consider the history of the Gates Foundation and the WHO, which has produced some disturbing results. In 2011, they administered a polio vaccine in Uttar, Pradesh leaving 491,000 paralyzed from 2000-2017. While Gates and the WHO went on to declare India “polio free”, scientists backed by studies warned that it was, in fact, the live polio virus in the vaccine causing the polio-like symptoms. The Indian Journal of Medical Ethics study concluded:
Professor Raul Andino, a professor of microbiology at the University of California at San Francisco, stated bluntly:
It’s actually an interesting conundrum. The very tool you are using for [polio] eradication is causing the problem. —npr.com; read study here
The time is coming when the only cause of polio is likely to be the vaccine used to prevent it. —Dr. Harry F. Hull and Dr. Philip D. Minor of the Division of Virology at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control in the U.K., Clinical Infectious Diseases periodical in 2005, healthimpactnews.com; Source: “When Can We Stop Using Oral Poliovirus Vaccine?”, Dec. 15th, 2005))
This is the same Gates/GAVI/WHO alliance that introduced the DPT vaccine in Africa after it was discontinued in the US and western nations in the 1990s following thousands of reports of death and brain damage. In a peer-reviewed study of the African injections, the results proved devastating.
Dr. Mogenson and his team found that girls vaccinated with the DTP vaccine died at 10 times the rate of unvaccinated kids. While the vaccinated children were protected from Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis, they were far more susceptible to other deadly diseases than unvaccinated peers. The vaccine apparently compromised their immune systems. Thanks to Gates, DTP is the world’s most popular vaccine. For African nations, GAVI and WHO use DTP vaccine uptake to gauge national compliance with vaccine recommendations. GAVI can financially punish nations that don’t fully comply. —Robert F. Kennedy, April 23rd, 2020 childrenshealthdefense.org (emphasis mine)
And yes, this is the same Gates/WHO partnership that the Kenyan Catholic bishops claimed were chemically sterilizing millions of unwilling Kenyan women with a “tetanus” vaccine campaign similar to what happened in the Philippines, Nicaragua, and Mexico. While the WHO and their “fact-checkers” continue to deny the allegations, a paper published in 2017 concluded that the pregnancy hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) that through injection leads to sterility, was in the vaccines administered:
Three independent Nairobi accredited biochemistry laboratories tested samples from vials of the WHO tetanus vaccine being used in March 2014 and found hCG where none should be present. In October 2014, 6 additional vials were obtained by Catholic doctors and were tested in 6 accredited laboratories. Again, hCG was found in half the samples. Subsequently, Nairobi’s AgriQ Quest laboratory, in two sets of analyses, again found hCG in the same vaccine vials that tested positive earlier… Given that hCG was found in at least half the WHO vaccine samples known by the doctors involved in administering the vaccines to have been used in Kenya, our opinion is that the Kenya “anti-tetanus” campaign was reasonably called into question by the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association as a front for population growth reduction. —John Holler, et. al., University of Lafayette, October 2017; researchgate.net
The fact is that such a vaccine was developed in 1995 and in 2018, Nature journal published renewed efforts to vaccinate women in India as a form of birth control.
But the general population isn’t getting that message. All vaccines—they are told daily by obedient news anchors—are “safe and effective.” To suggest otherwise is “conspiracy theory” and will earn you the opprobrious title of “anti-vaxxer.”
“Philanthropist”, on the other hand, is a more pleasant word.
DEADLY WORD GAMES
About the same time the Gates Foundation announced the “Decade of Vaccines”, the WHO curiously changed the definition of a pandemic by excluding reference to a contagion as something causing “enormous numbers of deaths and illness.” This was shortly before “the WHO declared a pandemic of H1N1 influenza, using criteria… [that] did not include reference to morbidity or mortality.” H1N1, as it turned out, was anything but a pandemic — but the precedent was now established. The WHO attempted to downplay the change saying that it never really defined what a pandemic was to begin with. But a paper published in the prestigious Nature journal highlighted the WHO’s double-speak and the seriousness of the term.
Although the WHO no longer uses the term ‘pandemic’ officially, the WHO Director-General drew attention to their use of the term as recently as March 2020, to describe the status of the COVID-19 outbreak… The WHO’s use of the term was of interest to the public, receiving extensive press coverage. The term ‘pandemic’ clearly continues to be important to indicate serious risk during disease outbreaks. —”The effect of the definition of ‘pandemic’ on quantitative assessments of infectious disease outbreak risk”, January 28th, 2021, nature.com
The word “pandemic” triggers global mechanisms and governmental powers that have the potential to undermine freedom and democracy in order to “control” its spread. Several leading global thinkers think so:
Political opportunism and fear of a new pandemic will lead many governments to leave some of their newly acquired powers in place… In the post-coronavirus world, Big Brother will be watching. —Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renée Belfer, professor of international relations at Harvard University, May 16th, 2020, foreignpolicy.com
…we may now be on the cusp of an unprecedented period of wealth redistribution in the form of higher taxes to fund an expansion of health care and other services. —Robert D. Kaplan, author of 19 books on foreign affairs, May 16th, 2020, foreignpolicy.com
Some governments, however, are trying to use the coronavirus pandemic to silence critics, expand surveillance, and entrench their rule. Whether they succeed will depend on whether the public understands that this would only increase the likelihood and severity of future public health disasters. —Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, May 16th, 2020, foreignpolicy.com
Thus, with a new definition in their pocket, on January 30th, 2020, the WHO declared a global public health emergency of severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) causing illness of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). “Interestingly,” says Dr. Baruch Vainshelboim, Phd, “99% of the detected cases with SARS-CoV-2 are asymptomatic or have mild condition, which contradicts with the virus name (severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2).” Even Dr. Anthony Fauci of the U.S. stated that, “the overall clinical consequences of COVID-19 are similar to those of severe seasonal influenza.”
Nonetheless, Bill Gates and the WHO declared a pandemic and began pushing unprecedented dictates upon member nations.
Mandatory Masking of the healthy
Lockdowns of the healthy
Testing of all
Vaccination of all
We’ll have a lot of unusual measures until we get the world vaccinated — seven billion people — that’s a tall order. But, it is where we need to get to… —Bill Gates, The Daily Show, April 2nd, 2020
The WHO claimed the origin of the virus came from a food market in Wuhan, China. However, they’ve come under fire for sloppy investigation into what could be deemed a crime against humanity, as a growing list of international scientists suggest that SARS-CoV-2 is a bio-weapon developed at a Wuhan laboratory.
Then in March 2020, there was a significant change made to what constitutes a “COVID-19 fatality” in the National Vital Statistics Systems (NVSS) guidelines. Now, notes Dr. Henry Ealy, rather than listing COVID-19 as a contributing cause in cases where people died from other underlying conditions, it is to be listed as the primary cause. This unprecedented change in reporting, admitted by the Trump administration, caused those scary numbers on the news to skyrocket.
We’ve taken a very liberal approach to mortality… There are other countries that if you had a pre-existing condition, and let’s say the virus caused you to go to the ICU and then have a heart or kidney problem, some countries are recording [that] as a heart or kidney issue and not a COVID-19 death… right now… if someone dies with COVID-19 [positive test], we are counting that as a COVID-19 death.” —Dr. Deborah Birx, White House Task Force on COVID-19, April 7th, 2020; realclearpolitics.com
According to Dr. Ealy’s calculations as of August 23, 2020:
The CDC reported 161,392 fatalities caused by COVID-19 [in the U.S.]. Had the long-standing, original guidelines for death reporting been used, there would have only been 9,684 total fatalities due to COVID-19. —April 18th, 2021; mercola.com
The U.S. Centers for Disease Controls’ (CDC) statistics echoed those numbers as they reported that only 6% of the total death count had COVID-19 listed as the sole cause of death. The remaining 94% had an average of 2.6 comorbidities or preexisting health conditions that contributed to their deaths.
Another unexpected redefinition came last autumn to the concept of “herd immunity”. The definition has always been understood to mean that a greater portion of the population has built an immunity against a certain contagion, either through natural prior infection or through vaccines. However, the WHO quietly but significantly changed the definition:
‘Herd immunity’, also known as ‘population immunity’, is a concept used for vaccination, in which a population can be protected from a certain virus if a threshold of vaccination is reached. Herd immunity is achieved by protecting people from a virus, not by exposing them to it. —October 15th, 2020; who.int
The implications cannot be underestimated. Now, only vaccines, and not naturally acquired immunity, can apparently achieve “herd immunity.” No wonder Gates is practically giddy in his televised interviews.
But this was only the beginning of the “goal posts” moving…
The entire basis of locking down and masking the healthy is built upon the premise that asymptomatic people (persons who exhibit no symptoms) are, in fact, a danger in spreading SARS-CoV-2, the virus which leads to COVID-19. However, Dr. Mike Yeadon, former Vice President and Chief Scientist for Allergy & Respiratory at Pfizer, says this theory is pure invention.
Asymptomatic transmission: the concept a perfectly well person can represent a respiratory virus threat to another person; that was invented about a year ago — never been mentioned before in the industry… It’s not possible to have a body full of respiratory virus to the point that you’re an infectious source and for you not to have symptoms… It’s not true that people without symptoms are a strong respiratory virus threat. —April 11th, 2021, interview on The Last American Vagabond
Several peer-reviewed studies confirm this.
A randomized controlled trial (RCT) of 246 participants [123 (50%) symptomatic)] who were allocated to either wearing or not wearing surgical facemask, assessing viruses transmission including coronavirus. The results of this study showed that among symptomatic individuals (those with fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose etc…) there was no difference between wearing and not wearing a facemask for coronavirus droplets transmission of particles of >5 µm. Among asymptomatic individuals, there was no droplets or aerosols coronavirus detected from any participant with or without the mask, suggesting that asymptomatic individuals do not transmit or infect other people.This was further supported by a study on infectivity where 445 asymptomatic individuals were exposed to asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 carrier (been positive for SARS-CoV-2) using close contact (shared quarantine space) for a median of 4 to 5 days. The study found that none of the 445 individuals was infected with SARS-CoV-2 confirmed by real-time reverse transcription polymerase. — “Facemasks in the COVID-19 era: A health hypothesis”, Baruch Vainshelboim,PhD, November 22nd, 2020; ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
A JAMA Network Open study found that asymptomatic transmission is not a primary driver of infection within households. And a massive study of nearly 10 million people was published on November 20th, 2020 in Nature Communications:
All city residents aged six years or older were eligible and 9,899,828 (92.9%) participated… There were no positive tests amongst 1,174 close contacts of asymptomatic cases… Virus cultures were negative for all asymptomatic positive and repositive cases, indicating no “viable virus” in positive cases detected in this study. — “Post-lockdown SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid screening in nearly ten million residents of Wuhan, China”, Shiyi Cao, Yong Gan et. al, nature.com
Thus, says renowned microbiologist, Dr. Sucharit Bahkdi:
…if you’re not ill, you will never spread the disease COVID-19, which is the pneumonia to anyone. There’s no documented case in the world where it has been shown that a severely diseased individual with COVID-19 pneumonia contracted this from a non-symptomatic individual, not a single case in the world. —Interview, dryburgh.com, February 12th, 2021
Masking the truth
Therefore, the wearing of masks by the healthy is pointless and, as more and more doctors are warning, actually dangerous when worn for longer periods. The following peer-reviewed study echoes hundreds of others:
The existing scientific evidences challenge the safety and efficacy of wearing facemask as preventive intervention for COVID-19. The data suggest that both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective to block human-to-human transmission of viral and infectious disease such SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, supporting against the usage of facemasks. Wearing facemasks has been demonstrated to have substantial adverse physiological and psychological effects… Long-term consequences of wearing facemask can cause health deterioration, developing and progression of chronic diseases and premature death. — “Facemasks in the COVID-19 era: A health hypothesis”, Baruch Vainshelboim, PhD, November 22nd, 2020; ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
In one of the most exhaustive articles on the subject of universal masking of the healthy, I have compiled a mountain of studies and research that confirm Dr. Vainshelboim’s peer-reviewed study (see Unmasking the Facts). Despite the mainstream media’s relentless mantra that “masks work”, the science says the opposite. Dr. Jim Meehan summarizes the vast research on this subject:
Since the beginning of the pandemic, I’ve read hundreds of studies on the science of medical masks. Based on extensive review and analysis, there is no question in my mind that healthy people should not be wearing surgical or cloth masks. Nor should we be recommending universal masking of all members of the population. That recommendation is not supported by the highest level of scientific evidence. —March 10th, 2021, csnnews.com
What is bizarre is that the WHO was saying the very same thing from the beginning, that “facemasks are not required, as no evidence is available on its usefulness to protect non-sick persons” and that “cloth (e.g. cotton or gauze) masks are not recommended under any circumstance.” This was based on dozens of studies showing that N95, surgical masks, and cloth facial coverings failed to stop the influenza virus.Given that the coronavirus is several times smaller than a flu particle, it’s no surprise that masks have been shown to be even less effective against SARS-CoV-2. Its diameter is 1000 times smaller than the openings of a mask, thus SARS-CoV-2 can easily pass through any facemask. A CDC cited study revealed that “medical masks (surgical masks and even N95 masks) were not able to completely block the transmission of virus droplets/aerosols even when completely sealed” and these aerosol droplets, forced out the sides of masks, can remain suspended in the air for as long as fourteen minutes.
That these basic facts of physics and peer-reviewed science are being ignored at the cost of creating numerous other health issues including, says a brand new meta-analyses of 65 studies, long term “drastic” effects — and causing immense pollution of the planet and its oceans (1.56 billion face masks will pollute oceans this year)…  remains one of the most divisive issues — and best advertising tools for fear and control.
In February and March we were told not to wear masks. What changed? The science didn’t change. The politics did. This is about compliance. It’s not about science… —Dr. James Meehan, August 18th, 2020; press conference, activistpost.com
Locking down common sense
It follows then that locking down the healthy (ie. the asymptomatic) is just as unnecessary as masking them. A 2021 study published in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation found that the most restrictive non-pharmaceutical interventions for controlling the spread of COVID‐19, such as mandatory stay‐at‐home orders and business closures, did not provide significant beneficial effect on case growth in any country.
But the WHO’s own special envoy did warn against its potentially drastic ramifications. We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as a primary means of control of the virus… We may well have a doubling of world poverty by early next year. This is a terrible global catastrophe, actually. And so we really do appeal to all world leaders: stop using lockdowns as your primary control method.—Dr. David Nabarro, World Health Organization (WHO) special envoy, October 10th, 2020; The Week in 60 Minutes #6 with Andrew Neil; gloria.tvNonetheless, nations, states, and provinces continue to use increasingly draconian lockdowns as a “primary means of control.” The United Nation’s World Food Program also warned of the consequences early on.…we were already calculating 135 million people around the world, before COVID, marching to the brink of starvation. And now, with the new analysis with COVID, we’re looking at 260 million people, and I’m not talking about hungry. I’m talking about marching toward starvation… we literally could see 300,000 people die per day over a 90-day period. —Dr. David Beasley, Executive Director of The United Nations World Food Program; April 22nd, 2020; cbsnews.com
But there has been another cost that we’ve seen, particularly in high schools. We’re seeing, sadly, far greater suicides now than we are deaths from COVID. —Center for Disease Control Director Robert Redfield, “COVID Webinar Series”, July 28th, 2020; buckinstitute.org
By March 2020, over thirty studies questioned the efficacy of lockdowns as the cure quickly became worse than the disease. In fact, several scientists have warned that locking down the healthy is actually preventing “herd immunity” and prolonging the health crisis.
…total isolation prevents broad population immunity and prolongs the problem. We know from decades of medical science that infection causes individuals to generate an immune response — antibodies — and the population later develops immunity. Indeed, that is the main purpose of widespread immunization in other viral diseases — to assist with “herd immunity”… That fact has been incorrectly portrayed as an urgent problem requiring mass isolation. On the contrary, infected people are the immediately available vehicle for establishing widespread immunity. By transmitting the virus to others in lower‐risk groups who then generate antibodies, pathways toward the most vulnerable people are blocked, ultimately eradicating the threat. —Scott W. Atlas, MD, Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, “How To Re‐Open Society Using Evidence, Medical Science, and Logic”; hsgac.senate.gov
Which is why The Great Barrington Declaration was spearheaded by doctors from Harvard, Stanford and Oxford University. Signed now by nearly 14,000 medical & public health scientists, they recommend letting the healthy “live their lives normally to build up immunity through natural infection,” while improving safeguards for the elderly and others at greater risk of death from COVID-19.
Ah, but what about Italy and those early reports of burgeoning hospitals, soaring death tolls, and piling bodies that fuelled global panic? Turning again to one of the world’s most respected epidemiologists, we hear a far more measured explanation for the higher death toll than was offered by news anchors peddling fear. For one, says Prof. John Ioannidis, the Italian health-care system always runs at near full capacity in most winters. By admitting mild or moderate cases very quickly in the beginning of the pandemic, they became saturated with no room for later, more serious cases. Moreover,
Italy has the oldest population in Europe. The average age of death from COVID-19 in Italy is 81. Also, most of these people have lots of other underlying diseases. Italy is a country with a very strong history of smoking. It has very high rates, therefore, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It has very high rates of coronary heart disease. And these are very strong risk factors for having a bad outcome in this infection. It still remains to be decided how many of these infections are deaths with SARS-CoV-2 versus deaths by SARS-CoV-2… —April 10th, 2020; straight.com
A study last summer confirmed that many country’s handling of the pandemic had more to do with poor management as opposed to an ability to handle capacity — something I have heard even Canadian health care workers say in a health care system revered by other nations. “In many cases, the structural stress was a result of incorrect allocation of medical care resources… A key role in exacerbating the healthcare sector overburdening was played by misleading information on the virus and disease caused by it.”
Hundreds of millions have been spent on retrofitting businesses with plexiglass, dividers, signage and millions of dots pasted to store floors to make sure that people who don’t know what six feet is are “social distancing.” In Canada alone, 120 million taxpayer dollars were allocated to “educate” the public on distancing. But those random restrictions, which have created a near universal anthropophobia (fear of people) in the general populace, are likewise unfounded in science. A new MIT study has determined that it doesn’t matter if you are 6 or 60 feet away from somebody, or whether you’re wearing a mask.
It really has no physical basis because the air a person is breathing while wearing a mask tends to rise and comes down elsewhere in the room so you’re more exposed to the average background than you are to a person at a distance… —Prof. Martin Z. Bazant, April 23rd, 2021, cnbc.com; Study: pnas.org
Moreover, the study will, or should, give bishops plenty of ammo to fight against futile and unjust restrictions against churches. And not just them, but business districts and sports stadiums. In other words, life should continue…
What our analysis continues to show is that many spaces that have been shut down in fact don’t need to be. Often times the space is large enough, the ventilation is good enough, the amount of time people spend together is such that those spaces can be safely operated even at full capacity and the scientific support for reduced capacity in those spaces is really not very good. I think if you run the numbers, even right now for many types of spaces you’d find that there is not a need for occupancy restrictions… The distancing isn’t helping you that much and it’s also giving you a false sense of security because you’re as safe at 6 feet as you are at 60 feet if you’re indoors. Everyone in that space is at roughly the same risk… If you look at the air flow outside, the infected air would be swept away and very unlikely to cause transmission. There are very few recorded instances of outdoor transmission.—Prof. Martin Z. Bazant, April 23rd, 2021, cnbc.com
Nonetheless, a CNN technical director was caught admitting on hidden camera recently, “Fear is the thing that really keeps you tuned in.” As such, he said network president Jeff Zucker wanted that little counter on the screen showing the number of climbing deaths and cases because it is “the most enticing thing that we have.”
This brings up another definition that changed on the fly. The medical term “case” used to refer to someone who was actually sick. Now anyone who tests “positive” is deemed a “case,” even if they have no symptoms or active viral infection. “That is not epidemiology. That’s fraud,” says Dr. Lee Merritt.
But far worse, and utterly mind-boggling, is the continued use of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. These are those cotton swabs they stick up one’s nose to get an RNA sample from nasal tissue. This sample is then “reverse transcribed” into DNA. However, because the genetic snippets are so tiny, they must be amplified several cycles to become discernible.
Amplification over 35 cycles is considered unreliable and scientifically unjustified. Some experts say nothing above 30 cycles should be used, yet Drosten tests recommended by the World Health Organization are set to 45 cycles. —November 19th, 2020; mercola.com
The New York Times reported that in three states “up to 90 percent of people testing positive carried barely any virus” as they were picking up viral debris incapable of causing infection or being transmitted.
This has led to the greatest outcry from scientists and doctors around the world, accusing the WHO of creating a “casedemic.” The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons published an article asking, “COVID-19: Do We Have a Coronavirus Pandemic, or a PCR Test Pandemic?” Very early in the pandemic, the Bulgarian Pathology Association declared, “COVID19 PCR Tests are Scientifically Meaningless”. BMJ medical journal published: “Covid-19: Mass testing is inaccurate and gives false sense of security, minister admits”. Perhaps that is why the Appeals Court in Lisbon, Portugal ruled that the PCR test is “not a reliable test for SARS-CoV-2” and that “a single positive PCR test cannot be used as an effective diagnosis of infection” and therefore, “any enforced quarantine based on the results is unlawful.” Following the Portuguese, the German, Dutch and now the Austrian courts have ruled that PCR tests are not suitable for COVID-19 diagnosis and that lockdowns have no legal or scientific basis.
But apparently several other countries did not get the memo. A “positive” test alone, despite a lack of symptoms or “clinical observation,” can land you in government “quarantine facilities” for as long as fourteen days. But Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, who has published over three hundred articles in the fields of immunology, bacteriology, virology, and parasitology, and has received numerous awards, says this is borderline criminal.
…the PCR method developed by Mullis who got the Nobel prize for this, he himself said, do not use this test for diagnosis… In fact, this test should be trashed immediately worldwide, and it should be considered a criminal act for anyone to be sent to quarantine because this test was positive. —Interview, dryburgh.com, February 12th, 2021
Dr. Stückelberger called it “intentionally criminal.” But they are not the only scientists who find this abuse of diagnostics outrageous. Canadian Dr. Roger Hodkinson, a medical specialist in pathology and virology who is currently Chairman of a medical biotechnology company in North Carolina that produces COVID-19 tests, stated:
There is utterly unfounded public hysteria driven by the media and politicians. This is the biggest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public. There is absolutely nothing that can be done to contain this virus. This is nothing more than a bad flu season. It’s politics playing medicine and that’s a very dangerous game. There is no action needed… Masks are utterly useless. There is no evidence whatsoever they are even effective. It is utterly ridiculous seeing these unfortunate, uneducated people walking around like lemmings obeying without any evidence. Social distancing is also useless… Positive testing results do NOT indicate clinical infection. It is simply driving public hysteria and ALL testing should STOP immediately. —from a conference call with The Community and Public Services Committee on the Council Chambers in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, Nov. 13, 2020
While media “fact-checkers” went into a tantrum playing semantics with Dr. Roger’s use of the word “hoax,” other scientists denounced the muzzling of the facts. “Aided by mainstream media and censorship by tech giants,” wrote Dr. Eshani M King, “the “science” being relied upon “is at complete odds with the views of many other world-class scientists.”
…public fear of Covid has been elevated to levels that are completely out of proportion to the actual danger. A recent peer-reviewed paper by one of the world’s most cited and respected scientist, Professor John Ioannidis of Stanford University, quotes an infection fatality rate (IFR) for Covid of 0.00-0.57% (0.05% for under 70s), far lower than originally feared and no different to severe flu. —Dr. Eshani M King, November 13th, 2020; bmj.com
The collective gasps mustered by the mainstream media were predictable if not shameful. Professor Ioannidis, like all the other world-renowned experts questioning the WHO’s response, was banished to social media’s penalty box and declared guilty of “horrible science” for simply stating the facts.
Curiously, out of the blue, one hour after Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th president of the United States, the WHO suddenly lowered the recommended PCR cycle threshold. They recommended secondary tests and stated that these should only be considered as an “aid” for diagnosis and that “clinical observations, patient history, confirmed status of any contacts, and epidemiological information” should also be attained.
And Gates continued to press the urgency of vaccinating the world.
Despite everything said above, the general public is still under the impression that the pandemic will soon end “as long as we just do our part.” And that, everyone is told, means getting vaccinated.
Humankind has never had a more urgent task than creating broad immunity for coronavirus. Realistically, if we’re going to return to normal, we need to develop a safe, effective vaccine. We need to make billions of doses, we need to get them out to every part of the world, and we need all of this to happen as quickly as possible. —Bill Gates, blog, April 30th, 2020; gatesnotes.com
There’s only one problem. The vast bulk of the “mRNA” vaccines that Gates has invested in for COVID-19, and which are presently being distributed across the world, are not vaccines at all. If you thought the word games, faux tests, and ignored science were bad enough, what you’re about to read really takes the cake.
The mRNA vaccines created by Moderna and Pfizer are actually “gene therapies.” Moderna’s legal registration says as much:
Currently, mRNA is considered a gene therapy product by the FDA. —pg. 19, sec.gov
While anonymous “fact-checkers” have tried to dismiss this, actual experts won’t.
The so-called Covid-19 vaccine is not a vaccine at all. It’s a dangerous, experimental gene therapy. The Centers for Disease Control, the CDC, gives the definition of the term vaccine on its website. A vaccine is a product that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease. Immunity is the protection from an infectious disease. If you are immune to a disease, you can be exposed to it without being infected. This so-called Covid-19 vaccine does not provide any individual who receives the vaccine with immunity to Covid-19. Nor does it prevent the spread of the disease. —Dr. Stephen Hotze, M.D., February 26th, 2021; hotzehwc.com
So, here’s the show-stopper: After all the lockdowns, after all the restrictions, lost dreams, lost family time, lost memories, dashed hopes and masks strewn across the earth… the mRNA injections aren’t aimed atbuilding “herd immunity” — the stated goal of Bill Gates, the WHO, and their army of unelected health officials who are dictating policies to frightened statesmen — but only at reducing symptoms. Dr. Larry Corey, who oversees the National Institutes of Health (NIH) COVID-19 vaccine trials, said:
The studies aren’t designed to assess transmission. They don’t ask that question, and there’s really no information on this at this point in time. —November 20th, 2020; medscape.com; cf. primarydoctor.org/covidvaccine
That’s incredible. After viewing the clinical trial protocols of Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca, former Harvard Professor William A. Haseltine also observed that these “vaccines” were indeed only aimed at reducing symptoms and not stopping the spread of infection.
It appears that these trials are intended to pass the lowest possible barrier of success. —September 23rd, 2020; forbes.com
This was confirmed by the U.S. Surgeon General on Good Morning America.
They [the mRNA vaccines] were tested with an outcome of severe disease — not preventing infection. —Surgeon General Jerome Adams, December 14th, 2020; dailymail.co.uk
But even that outcome was apparently fudged.
What the English did, in Oxford, because the side effects were so severe, from that point on, all the subsequent test subjects for the vaccine were given a high dose of paracetamol [acetaminophen]. That’s a fever-reducing painkiller… In response to the vaccination? No. To prevent the reaction. That means they received the painkiller first and then the vaccination afterwards. Unbelievable. —Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, M.D., Interview, September 2020; rairfoundation.com
And hence, the entire argument that these experimental vaccines are a “moral obligation for the common good” because they will build “herd immunity”, collapses.
It is not a vaccine… It’s not prohibiting infection. It’s not a prohibiting transmission device. It’s a means by which your body is conscripted to make the toxin that then allegedly your body somehow gets used to dealing with, but unlike a vaccine, which is to trigger the immune response, this is to trigger the creation of the toxin… The companies themselves have admitted to every single thing I’m saying but they are using the public manipulation of the word vaccine to co-opt the public into believing they’re getting a thing, which they are not getting. This is not going to stop you from getting Coronavirus. —Dr. David Martin, “It’s Gene Therapy, Not a Vaccine”, January 25th, 2021; westonaprice.org
NEEDLESS LOST LIVES
As a tragic and truly shameful footnote to all this, it must be noted that these mRNA injections are not even licensed for use; they only began distribution to the public after they were granted “emergency use authorization”. However, in the U.S. at least, the FDA states that “there must be no adequate, approved, and available alternative to the candidate product for diagnosing, preventing, or treating the disease or condition.” The public has been repeatedly told, on a daily basis, that the only hope is to be vaccinated.
On the contrary, a study found 84% fewer hospitalizations for those treated with a “low-dose hydroxychloroquine combined with zinc and azithromycin.” Over 232 clinical trials have been published on the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine which, in early treatment before a patient becomes deathly ill, shows significant improvement. But this commonly used drug was inexplicably and suddenly opposed and discouraged in the mainstream media. In a recent interview, infectious disease expert Dr. Steven Hatfill condemned Dr. Anthony Fauci and others’ intentional interference against the drug’s use.
It’s pretty clear that Dr. Fauci, Dr. Woodcock and Dr. [Rick] Bright are responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths in the United States for giving this drug a bad name. —April 14th, 2021, thebl.com
Moreover, Vitamin D — long known to be a first defense against many diseases — is shown to reduce coronavirus risk by 54%. A study in Spain found that 80% of COVID-19 patients were Vitamin D deficient.
And then on December 8th, 2020, Dr. Pierre Kory pleaded at a Senate hearing in the U.S. for the NIH to urgently review over 30 studies on the effectiveness of Ivermectin, an approved anti-parasitic drug.Mountains of data have emerged from many centers and countries around the world, showing the miraculous effectiveness of Ivermectin. It basically obliterates transmission of this virus. If you take it, you will not get sick. —December 8th, 2020; cnsnews.comWhile more highly effective treatments continue to emerge,  the forced and rushed experimental mRNA “vaccines” continues distribution to the global population with hundreds of thousands of adverse reactions and thousands of deaths reported in just months. In fact, Pfizer announced that they will now start injecting babies, despite the fact that young people under the age of 20 have a virtual 100% survival rate from COVID-19.
Yet, despite safe and proven alternatives that aren’t an experimental cocktail like mRNA injections with unknown long term effects, nations continue to move toward “vaccine passports” that will only allow those with proof of a vaccine to participate in society, thereby creating a virtual medical apartheid.
All of this, however, begins taking a much darker turn. I have already recounted the warnings of several renowned scientists around the world regarding the dangers of this gene therapy. While adverse reactions are already piling up, they warn that it may not be until several months or years later that severe auto-immune reactions will begin to occur that could wipe out tens of millions. In the mRNA animal trials, for instance, “all the animals died, not immediately from the injection, but months later, from other immune disorders, sepsis and/or cardiac failure.”
I think the end game is going to be, ‘everyone receives a vaccine’… Everyone on the planet is going to find themselves persuaded, cajoled, not quite mandated, hemmed-in to take a jab. When they do that every single individual on the planet will have a name, or unique digital ID and a health status flag which will be ‘vaccinated,’ or not… And I think that’s what this is all about because once you’ve got that, we become playthings and the world can be as the controllers of that database want it… If you wanted to introduce a characteristic which could be harmful and could even be lethal, you can even tune [the “vaccine”] to say ‘let’s put it in some gene that will cause liver injury over a nine-month period,’ or, ’cause your kidneys to fail but not until you encounter this kind of organism [that would be quite possible].’ Biotechnology provides you with limitless ways, frankly, to injure or kill billions of people…. I’m very worried… that pathway will be used for mass depopulation, because I can’t think of any benign explanation…. —Dr. Mike Yeadon, interview, April 7th, 2021; lifesitenews.com
That’s an incredible warning from someone who worked for decades within the vaccine industry. He’s one of several scientists who have bravely come forward denouncing the pseudo-science of Gates and the WHO and warning of a potential wave of mass deaths tied to these experimental injections.
Why aren’t the doctors and scientists speaking?… Instead, what they’re doing is they’re forcing vaccination on people, and I believe they are killing people with this vaccination… You are heading for the greatest catastrophe in your history. —Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, M.D.; The New American, (10:29)
Dr. Igor Shepherd is an expert on bio-weapons and Pandemic preparedness. He worked in the Communist Soviet Union before becoming a Christian and emigrating to the United States to work for the government. In an emotional address that cost him his job, Dr. Shepherd warned that, with what he has seen of the new vaccines, they are a threat to mankind.
I want to look 2 – 6 years from now [for adverse reactions]… I call all these vaccinations against COVID-19: biological weapons of mass destruction… global genetic genocide. And this is coming not only to the United States, but to the whole world… With these kind of vaccines, untested properly, with revolutionary technology and side-effects we don’t even know, we can expect millions of people will be gone. That’s a dream of Bill Gates and eugenics. —vaccineimpact.com, November 30th, 2020; 47:28 mark of video
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, who provides online education and training regarding all aspects of vaccines and vaccination, was pressed by LondonReal TV host, Brian Rose, as to what could possibly be behind such a misuse of science.
Well, one of the things we kind of try not to talk about in the vaccine world is the eugenics movement… —LondonReal.tv, May 15th, 2020; freedomplatform.tv
THE PEOPLE PROBLEM
Gates turned heads over a decade ago when, during a TED talk, he said:
The world today has 6.8 billion people. That’s headed up to about nine billion. Now, if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by, perhaps, 10 or 15 percent. —TED talk, February 20th, 2010; cf. the 4:30 mark
He repeated this on CNN a year later:
The benefits [of vaccines] are there in terms of reducing sickness, reducing population growth… —Bill Gates on CNN, March, 2011; youtube.com
Here’s his logic. Gates argues in another interview that vaccines for the poorest will help their offspring live longer. As such, parents won’t feel like they need to have more children to care for them in old age. He then compares the lower birth rates in richer countries to support his theory as “proof” that we in the West have fewer children because they are healthier.
This unsubstantiated, patronizing and utterly bizarre theory has not only gone completely unchallenged by the press, but is a contradiction. For one, if the problem is that families are too big in third world countries, then child mortality rates can’t be what Gates is claiming. On the other hand, if children are dying in droves, then population growth is not the issue he says it is. Second, Western culture is deeply influenced by materialism, individualism, and a “culture of death” that encourages ridding oneself of any and all inconvenience and suffering. The first victim of this mindset has been the generosity of having large families that began with “the pill.”
The truth is that Gates has been obsessed with limiting the world’s population since he was a child, according to his father:
It’s an interest he has had since he was a kid. And he has friends who are interested in supporting research into world population problems, people whom he admires… —William Henry Gates, Sr., January 30th, 1998; salon.com
Gates Sr. apparently fostered those feelings. He was himself a Planned Parenthood director (abortion provider). Bill Gates Jr. reminisced how at “the dinner table my parents were very good at sharing the things that they were doing. And almost treating us like adults, talking about that.”
Some of the “friends” who have joined Gates overpopulation endeavours includes Warren Buffet, the third member of the board of trustees of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Buffet made the largest donation ever to the Gates foundation, and has donated billions to population reduction, abortion activism, and “reproductive health” issues. “Reproductive health and family planning” is a buzz phrase that emerged out of the 1994 United Nations Cairo conference on population issues, said Dr. Gordon Perkin of the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH).
In the past, the research topic used to be referred to as “population control” — though, said Dr. Perkin, “the words ‘population control’ are not used any more, except by people who don’t know the field. —January 30th, 1998, salon.com
“In essence, Bill Gates is in charge of the world’s health,” writes Lee Harding of a Canadian think tank.
The application of his massive wealth, and his rallying of others to do the same, puts him in an unparalleled position of impact. However, his influence is enormous enough that it may muffle the scrutiny he would otherwise receive. Gates’ philanthropy on health care is driven by his perspective that population control is key. His integral role in the funding of WHO is cause for concern because of that organization’s long association with the development of abortive vaccines even before Gates’ influence came to apply. It is important that national governments and watchdog groups provide extensive independent assessment of Gates-sponsored vaccines, especially through WHO, to ensure that they do not become covert means of contraception. — “Gates, WHO, and Abortion Vaccines”, The Frontier Centre for Public Policy, July 19th, 2020; fcpp.org
Melinda Gates shares her husband Bill’s fixation on reducing population growth. After visiting a third world country and seeing their destitution, this was her takeaway:
I’m startled by all the things they don’t have. But I am surprised by the one thing they do have: Coca Cola… So when I come back from these trips, and I’m thinking about development… I’m thinking, well, we’re trying to deliver condoms to people or vaccinations, you know; Coke’s success kind of makes you stop to wonder: how is it that they can get Coke to these far flung places? —TED talk; cf; 18:15, corbettreport.com
Coke and condoms. Leave it to Westerners to improve the lives of the poor. In another address, Melinda excitedly proposed that women in developing countries may not have to travel any longer by foot to attain contraceptives. It can now be done by injection.
Pfizer is testing a new form, a new device… Uniject… so “Sadie” won’t have to go 15km anymore to get that injection. —The Corbett Report, 1:04:00, corbettreport.com
In January 2020, the Gates foundation launched “The Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations LLC”, also known as “Gates Ag One”. It’s led by Joe Cornelius, a former executive at Bayer Crop Science and former Director for International Development at Monsanto — which was bought out by Bayer. Dr. Vandana Shiva, PhD, is directly working to block many of Gates initiatives in third world countries.
Gates … [is] entering every field that has to do with life… He calls it Gates Ag One, and the headquarters of this is exactly where the Monsanto headquarters are, in St. Louis, Missouri. Gates Ag One is one [type of] agriculture for the whole world, organized top down. —April 11th, 2021, mercola.com
Monsanto, whose name disappeared when Bayer bought them for over $60 billion, is one of the most controversial agricultural companies in the world, sued and rebelled against by many farmers who have become enslaved to their GMO seeds and chemicals. They’re leading herbicide “Roundup” (glyphosate) now contaminates more than 80% of the US food supply  and has been linked to over 32 modern diseases and health conditions including cancer and impaired gastrointestinal function, which leads to “obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.” More disturbing is that glyphosate has been linked to vaccines and infertility.
The glyphosate is a sleeper because its toxicity is insidious and accumulative and so it slowly erodes your health over time, but it works synergistically with the vaccines… In particular because glyphosate opens up the barriers. It opens up the gut barrier and it opens up the brain barrier… as a consequence, those things that are in the vaccines get into the brain whereas they wouldn’t if you didn’t have all the glyphosate exposure from the food. —Dr. Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory; The Truth About Vaccines, documentary; transcript, p. 45, Episode 2
In recent years, sperm counts in males are dropping so fast, The Guardian reported that “the infertility crisis is beyond doubt. Now scientists must find the cause… sperm counts in western men have halved.” Two scientists say they may have found it:
Cholesterol sulfate plays an essential role in fertilization and zinc is essential to the male reproductive system, with a high concentration found in semen. Thus, the likely reduction in the bioavailability of these two nutrients due to effects of glyphosate could be contributory to infertility problems. — “Glyphosate’s Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Diseases”, by Dr. Anthony Samsel and Dr. Stephanie Seneff; people.csail.mit.edu
THE GREAT RESET
Hence, I find myself in much the same surreal place as Dr. Yeadon: without a “benign explanation” for all that is taking place at “warp speed.”  And make no mistake, Gates is in a hurry — and climate change is just the speeding ticket.
Overlapping behind several of the initiatives launched by Bill and Melinda Gates, is a characteristic urgency that all new technologies and mitigation efforts must be pushed, adopted and quickly implemented in the name of stopping climate change. — “Gates Ag One: The Recolonisation Of Agriculture”, Navdanya International, November 16th, 2020; independentsciencenews.org
Without swift and immediate action, at an unprecedented pace and scale, we will miss the window of opportunity to ‘reset’ for… a more sustainable and inclusive future. In other words, the global pandemic is a wake-up call we cannot ignore… With the urgency that now exists around avoiding irreversible damage to our planet, we must put ourselves on what can only be described as a war footing. —Prince Charles, dailymail.com, September 20th, 2020
According to the poster child of climate change, Greta Thunberg, we have less than seven years before the climate apocalypse arrives. And apparently convinced by the Gates’ global narrative is no less than Pope Francis, the visible head of the Catholic Church. He recently echoed Thunberg that “time is running out” and that taking the vaccines is a “universal common good.” How the Pope has become the best advertising arm for the Gates Foundation is a good question and that few, if any, have answers to at this point.
What we do know is that collective humanity is apparently the real evil. At least, that’s what the globalist think tank known as The Club of Rome stated some twenty-eight years ago:
In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill… All these dangers are caused by human intervention in natural processes, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself. —Alexander King & Bertrand Schneider. The First Global Revolution, p. 75, 1993
However, what the globalists like Bill Gates and think tanks like The Club or Rome won’t tell you is that it’s neither global warming nor the virus that has doubled world poverty in some places and led others to starvation. Rather, it’s the outright fabricated science as you’ve read above with unnecessary lockdowns that has led to the “unemployment of 460 million Indian workers” and “broken supply chains [that] have left thousands of truckers idle on the highways as food rots unharvested in fields”  and global food prices about to skyrocket. With new “variants” reportedly racing through Brazil and India, and with Perth, Australia going into a snap lockdown after discovering just a single new case of COVID-19, the global psyche has been injected with a new dose of fear and despair: we need a savior.
Enter one other pivotal Gates-funded initiative: the World Economic Forum (WEF). On October 18th, 2019, the Gates Foundation joined the WEF and The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security to host Event 201, a high-level pandemic exercise that was run, coincidentally, less than two months before the actual COVID-19 outbreak. In the early stages of the pandemic in 2020, a new figure began to emerge, Professor Klaus Schwab, founder of the WEF. In 2008 at the Davos Annual Meeting, Schwab had introduced Bill Gates saying,
If in the 22nd century, a book will be written about the “Entrepreneur of the 21st or even of the 20th Century”, I’m sure that the person who will foremost come to the mind of those historians is certainly Bill Gates. —cf. Introduction to Bill Gates, youtube.com
Prof. Schwab and the WEF, however, are the ones who have recently taken center stage promoting what is called “The Great Reset.”
Many of us are pondering when things will return to normal. The short response is: never. Nothing will ever return to the ‘broken’ sense of normalcy that prevailed prior to the crisis because the coronavirus pandemic marks a fundamental inflection point in our global trajectory. —Founder of the World Economic Forum, Professor Klaus Schwab; co-author of Covid-19: The Great Reset; cnbc.com, July 13th, 2020
Aligning themselves with the United Nations Agenda 2030, the WEF has promoted nothing short of a neo-Communist agenda — a blend of capitalism and Marxism that quietly endorses most all of Bill Gates initiatives. Several videos from the WEF openly tout that, as soon as 2030, “you will own nothing and be happy.” Most would dismiss this as madness were it not that several world leaders, as if on cue, began to echo the WEF’s program and their lingo to “build back better” or “reinvent capitalism.”
And so this is a big moment. And the World Economic Forum… is going to have to really play a front and center role in defining “Reset” in a way that nobody misinterprets it: as just taking us back to where we were… —John Kerry, former United States Secretary of State; The Great Reset Podcast, “Redesigning Social Contracts in Crisis”, June 2020
…after all we have been through it isn’t enough just to go back to normal… to think that life can go on as it was before the plague; and it will not. Because history teaches us that events of this magnitude—wars, famines, plagues; events that affect the vast bulk of humanity, as this virus has—they do not just come and go. They are more often than not the trigger for an acceleration of social and economic change… —Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Conservative Party speech, October 6th, 2020; conservatives.com
So, I think this is a time for a ‘Great Reset’… this is a time for a reset to fix a bunch of challenges, first among them the climate crisis. —Al Gore, American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th vice president of the United States; June 25th, 2020; foxbusiness.com
This pandemic has provided an opportunity for a “reset”. —Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Global News, Sept. 29th, 2020; Youtube.com, 2:05 mark
There is no question that the “pandemic” has exposed certain vulnerabilities and disparities in “capitalism” and the global economy — and I would say intentionally. But the vision offered by the WEF is nothing short of haunting. In one video, the WEF admires how “quiet” the world is with lockdowns and even added a tweet, which they later removed, saying, “Lockdowns are quietly improving cities around the world.” But in a second video, even before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, the WEF’s utopian dreams really shine:https://www.youtube.com/embed/3A1l0Vl55F0
Letting trees grow back naturally could be the key to restoring the world’s forests. Natural regeneration — or ‘rewilding’ — is an approach to conservation… It means steppng back to let nature take over and let the damaged ecosystems and landscapes restore by themselves… It can mean getting rid of manmade structures and restoring native species that are in decline. It can also mean removing grazing cattle and aggressive weeds… — “Natural regeneration could be key to restoring the world’s forests”, November 30th, 2020; youtube.com
How do you “rewild” enormous tracks of land without first removing the millions who occupy it? This is nothing but a rehashing of the United Nations radical tenets insinuated in the fine details of Agenda 21 that was signed onto by 178 member nations — and later absorbed into Agenda 2030. Among their aims: the abolition of “national sovereignty” and the dissolution of property rights.
Agenda 21: “Land… cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes.” — “Alabama Bans U.N. Agenda 21 Sovereignty Surrender”, June 7th, 2012; investors.com
Those ideas came from its principal author, Maurice Strong, who also insisted that “current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle-class … involving high meat intake, consumption of large amounts of frozen and ‘convenience’ foods, ownership of motor vehicles, numerous electrical appliances, home and workplace air-conditioning … expensive suburban housing … are not sustainable.” So, why not just “rent everything you need in life?” asks another WEF video.
But this requires that we do not “return to normal” and our previous world view; that we remove the real stumbling block to these globalist dreams and “the root causes of the loss of biodiversity… [and] the way societies use resources”:
This world view is characteristic of large scale societies, heavily dependent on resources brought from considerable distances. It is a world view that is characterized by the denial of sacred attributes in nature, a characteristic that became firmly established about 2000 years ago with the Judeo-Christian-Islamic religious traditions. —Global Biodiversity Assessment prepared by the UN Environmental Program (UNEP), p. 863, green-agenda.com/agenda21
And not only Christianity, but apparently, vast portions of the population who are just too noisy for the New World Order.
Pope John Paul II compared those obsessed with population control to Pharaoh who was haunted by the growing Israelite population — those who feel that God made a mistake when He commanded man and woman to “Be fertile and multiply and fill the earth.” 
Today not a few of the powerful of the earth act in the same way. They too are haunted by the current demographic growth… Consequently, rather than wishing to face and solve these serious problems with respect for the dignity of individuals and families and for every person’s inviolable right to life, they prefer to promote and impose by whatever means a massive programme of birth control.
Looking at the situation from this point of view, it is possible to speak in a certain sense of a war of the powerful against the weak… In this way a kind of “conspiracy against life” is unleashed…. In today’s cultural and social context, in which science and the practice of medicine risk losing sight of their inherent ethical dimension, health-care professionals can be strongly tempted at times to become manipulators of life, or even agents of death. —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Evangelium Vitae, n. 16, 12, 89
Admittedly, most people will not be able to process all that they’ve just read or even that it’s rapidly unfolding in front of their eyes. Like those in 1942 who tried to warn fellow Jews of the occupying German soldiers’ intent, they were ignored or dismissed as conspiracy theorists — men like Canadian author Michael D. O’Brien who decades ago repeated the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s warning of the Antichrist and accompanying “secular messianism.”
It is in the nature of secular messianists to believe that if mankind will not cooperate, then mankind must be forced to cooperate—for its own good, of course… The new messianists, in seeking to transform mankind into a collective being disconnected from his Creator, will unknowingly bring about the destruction of the greater portion of mankind. They will unleash unprecedented horrors: famines, plagues, wars, and ultimately Divine Justice. In the beginning they will use coercion to further reduce population, and then if that fails they will use force. —Michael D. O’Brien, Globalization and the New World Order, March 17th, 2009
Or as one scientist put it recently:
The medical-political complex tends towards suppression of science to aggrandize and enrich those in power. And, as the powerful become more successful, richer, and further intoxicated with power, the inconvenient truths of science are suppressed. When good science is suppressed, people die. —Dr. Kamran Abbasi; November 13th, 2020; bmj.com
THE GREAT DECEPTION
The fact is that, whether COVID-19 is a threat or not, the entire infrastructure to control and manipulate humanity is in place. And that, it would appear, was the entire goal. There is no return to normalcy — only a world remade, in part, in Bill Gates image.
In many ways, Jesus subtly warned precisely of these times when lies, pseudo-science, and population controllers would appear.
You belong to your father the devil and you willingly carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning… he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44)
How? St. John tells us:
…your merchants were the great men of the earth, all nations were led astray by your sorcery. (Rev 18:23)
The Greek word for “sorcery” is φαρμακείᾳ (pharmakeia) — “the use of medicine, drugs or spells.”
When Matthew Herper wrote about Bill Gates and vaccines for Forbes in 2011, he said, “Here’s the truest definition of power: When you have the ability to not just solve a problem but also to create a sustainable market that addresses it.” Gates has that power. And, as his discussions with billionaires in 2009 showed, he wants to overcome political and religious barriers to population control efforts. —Lee Harding, “Gates, WHO, and Abortion Vaccines”, The Frontier Centre for Public Policy, July 19th, 2020; fcpp.org
“A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor a bad tree produce good fruit.” Now, the masonic sect produces fruits that are pernicious and of the bitterest savour. For, from what We have above most clearly shown, that which is their ultimate purpose forces itself into view — namely, the utter overthrow of that whole religious and political order of the world which the Christian teaching has produced, and the substitution of a new state of things in accordance with their ideas, of which the foundations and laws shall be drawn from mere naturalism. —POPE LEO XIII, Humanum Genus, Encyclical on Freemasonry, n.10, April 20th, 1884
Bill Gates may truly think he is doing the world a favor and, in fact, doing a world of good. The greatest deceptions are founded in a grain of truth.
Many countries across the globe utilized medical and non-medical facemasks as non-pharmaceutical intervention for reducing the transmission and infectivity of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). Although, scientific evidence supporting facemasks’ efficacy is lacking, adverse physiological, psychological and health effects are established. Is has been hypothesized that facemasks have compromised safety and efficacy profile and should be avoided from use. The current article comprehensively summarizes scientific evidences with respect to wearing facemasks in the COVID-19 era, providing prosper information for public health and decisions making.Keywords: Physiology, Psychology, Health, SARS-CoV-2, Safety, EfficacyGo to:
Facemasks are part of non-pharmaceutical interventions providing some breathing barrier to the mouth and nose that have been utilized for reducing the transmission of respiratory pathogens . Facemasks can be medical and non-medical, where two types of the medical masks primarily used by healthcare workers , . The first type is National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-certified N95 mask, a filtering face-piece respirator, and the second type is a surgical mask . The designed and intended uses of N95 and surgical masks are different in the type of protection they potentially provide. The N95s are typically composed of electret filter media and seal tightly to the face of the wearer, whereas surgical masks are generally loose fitting and may or may not contain electret-filtering media. The N95s are designed to reduce the wearer’s inhalation exposure to infectious and harmful particles from the environment such as during extermination of insects. In contrast, surgical masks are designed to provide a barrier protection against splash, spittle and other body fluids to spray from the wearer (such as surgeon) to the sterile environment (patient during operation) for reducing the risk of contamination .
The third type of facemasks are the non-medical cloth or fabric masks. The non-medical facemasks are made from a variety of woven and non-woven materials such as Polypropylene, Cotton, Polyester, Cellulose, Gauze and Silk. Although non-medical cloth or fabric facemasks are neither a medical device nor personal protective equipment, some standards have been developed by the French Standardization Association (AFNOR Group) to define a minimum performance for filtration and breathability capacity . The current article reviews the scientific evidences with respect to safety and efficacy of wearing facemasks, describing the physiological and psychological effects and the potential long-term consequences on health.Go to:
On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a global public health emergency of severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) causing illness of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) . As of October 1, 2020, worldwide 34,166,633 cases were reported and 1,018,876 have died with virus diagnosis. Interestingly, 99% of the detected cases with SARS-CoV-2 are asymptomatic or have mild condition, which contradicts with the virus name (severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2) . Although infection fatality rate (number of death cases divided by number of reported cases) initially seems quite high 0.029 (2.9%) , this overestimation related to limited number of COVID-19 tests performed which biases towards higher rates. Given the fact that asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases is several times higher than the number of reported cases, the case fatality rate is considerably less than 1% . This was confirmed by the head of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases from US stating, “the overall clinical consequences of COVID-19 are similar to those of severe seasonal influenza” , having a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1% , , , . In addition, data from hospitalized patients with COVID-19 and general public indicate that the majority of deaths were among older and chronically ill individuals, supporting the possibility that the virus may exacerbates existing conditions but rarely causes death by itself , . SARS-CoV-2 primarily affects respiratory system and can cause complications such as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), respiratory failure and death , . It is not clear however, what the scientific and clinical basis for wearing facemasks as protective strategy, given the fact that facemasks restrict breathing, causing hypoxemia and hypercapnia and increase the risk for respiratory complications, self-contamination and exacerbation of existing chronic conditions , , , , .
Of note, hyperoxia or oxygen supplementation (breathing air with high partial O2 pressures that above the sea levels) has been well established as therapeutic and curative practice for variety acute and chronic conditions including respiratory complications , . It fact, the current standard of care practice for treating hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is breathing 100% oxygen , , . Although several countries mandated wearing facemask in health care settings and public areas, scientific evidences are lacking supporting their efficacy for reducing morbidity or mortality associated with infectious or viral diseases , , . Therefore, it has been hypothesized: 1) the practice of wearing facemasks has compromised safety and efficacy profile, 2) Both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective to reduce human-to-human transmission and infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, 3) Wearing facemasks has adverse physiological and psychological effects, 4) Long-term consequences of wearing facemasks on health are detrimental.Go to:
Evolution of hypothesis
Breathing is one of the most important physiological functions to sustain life and health. Human body requires a continuous and adequate oxygen (O2) supply to all organs and cells for normal function and survival. Breathing is also an essential process for removing metabolic byproducts [carbon dioxide (CO2)] occurring during cell respiration , . It is well established that acute significant deficit in O2 (hypoxemia) and increased levels of CO2 (hypercapnia) even for few minutes can be severely harmful and lethal, while chronic hypoxemia and hypercapnia cause health deterioration, exacerbation of existing conditions, morbidity and ultimately mortality , , , . Emergency medicine demonstrates that 5–6 min of severe hypoxemia during cardiac arrest will cause brain death with extremely poor survival rates , , , . On the other hand, chronic mild or moderate hypoxemia and hypercapnia such as from wearing facemasks resulting in shifting to higher contribution of anaerobic energy metabolism, decrease in pH levels and increase in cells and blood acidity, toxicity, oxidative stress, chronic inflammation, immunosuppression and health deterioration , , , .
Efficacy of facemasks
The physical properties of medical and non-medical facemasks suggest that facemasks are ineffective to block viral particles due to their difference in scales , , . According to the current knowledge, the virus SARS-CoV-2 has a diameter of 60 nm to 140 nm [nanometers (billionth of a meter)] , , while medical and non-medical facemasks’ thread diameter ranges from 55 µm to 440 µm [micrometers (one millionth of a meter), which is more than 1000 times larger . Due to the difference in sizes between SARS-CoV-2 diameter and facemasks thread diameter (the virus is 1000 times smaller), SARS-CoV-2 can easily pass through any facemask . In addition, the efficiency filtration rate of facemasks is poor, ranging from 0.7% in non-surgical, cotton-gauze woven mask to 26% in cotton sweeter material . With respect to surgical and N95 medical facemasks, the efficiency filtration rate falls to 15% and 58%, respectively when even small gap between the mask and the face exists .
Clinical scientific evidence challenges further the efficacy of facemasks to block human-to-human transmission or infectivity. A randomized controlled trial (RCT) of 246 participants [123 (50%) symptomatic)] who were allocated to either wearing or not wearing surgical facemask, assessing viruses transmission including coronavirus . The results of this study showed that among symptomatic individuals (those with fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose ect…) there was no difference between wearing and not wearing facemask for coronavirus droplets transmission of particles of >5 µm. Among asymptomatic individuals, there was no droplets or aerosols coronavirus detected from any participant with or without the mask, suggesting that asymptomatic individuals do not transmit or infect other people . This was further supported by a study on infectivity where 445 asymptomatic individuals were exposed to asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 carrier (been positive for SARS-CoV-2) using close contact (shared quarantine space) for a median of 4 to 5 days. The study found that none of the 445 individuals was infected with SARS-CoV-2 confirmed by real-time reverse transcription polymerase .
A meta-analysis among health care workers found that compared to no masks, surgical mask and N95 respirators were not effective against transmission of viral infections or influenza-like illness based on six RCTs . Using separate analysis of 23 observational studies, this meta-analysis found no protective effect of medical mask or N95 respirators against SARS virus . A recent systematic review of 39 studies including 33,867 participants in community settings (self-report illness), found no difference between N95 respirators versus surgical masks and surgical mask versus no masks in the risk for developing influenza or influenza-like illness, suggesting their ineffectiveness of blocking viral transmissions in community settings .
Another meta-analysis of 44 non-RCT studies (n = 25,697 participants) examining the potential risk reduction of facemasks against SARS, middle east respiratory syndrome (MERS) and COVID-19 transmissions . The meta-analysis included four specific studies on COVID-19 transmission (5,929 participants, primarily health-care workers used N95 masks). Although the overall findings showed reduced risk of virus transmission with facemasks, the analysis had severe limitations to draw conclusions. One of the four COVID-19 studies had zero infected cases in both arms, and was excluded from meta-analytic calculation. Other two COVID-19 studies had unadjusted models, and were also excluded from the overall analysis. The meta-analytic results were based on only one COVID-19, one MERS and 8 SARS studies, resulting in high selection bias of the studies and contamination of the results between different viruses. Based on four COVID-19 studies, the meta-analysis failed to demonstrate risk reduction of facemasks for COVID-19 transmission, where the authors reported that the results of meta-analysis have low certainty and are inconclusive .
In early publication the WHO stated that “facemasks are not required, as no evidence is available on its usefulness to protect non-sick persons” . In the same publication, the WHO declared that “cloth (e.g. cotton or gauze) masks are not recommended under any circumstance” . Conversely, in later publication the WHO stated that the usage of fabric-made facemasks (Polypropylene, Cotton, Polyester, Cellulose, Gauze and Silk) is a general community practice for “preventing the infected wearer transmitting the virus to others and/or to offer protection to the healthy wearer against infection (prevention)” . The same publication further conflicted itself by stating that due to the lower filtration, breathability and overall performance of fabric facemasks, the usage of woven fabric mask such as cloth, and/or non-woven fabrics, should only be considered for infected persons and not for prevention practice in asymptomatic individuals . The Central for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made similar recommendation, stating that only symptomatic persons should consider wearing facemask, while for asymptomatic individuals this practice is not recommended . Consistent with the CDC, clinical scientists from Departments of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology in Australia counsel against facemasks usage for health-care workers, arguing that there is no justification for such practice while normal caring relationship between patients and medical staff could be compromised . Moreover, the WHO repeatedly announced that “at present, there is no direct evidence (from studies on COVID-19) on the effectiveness face masking of healthy people in the community to prevent infection of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19”. Despite these controversies, the potential harms and risks of wearing facemasks were clearly acknowledged. These including self-contamination due to hand practice or non-replaced when the mask is wet, soiled or damaged, development of facial skin lesions, irritant dermatitis or worsening acne and psychological discomfort. Vulnerable populations such as people with mental health disorders, developmental disabilities, hearing problems, those living in hot and humid environments, children and patients with respiratory conditions are at significant health risk for complications and harm .
Physiological effects of wearing facemasks
Wearing facemask mechanically restricts breathing by increasing the resistance of air movement during both inhalation and exhalation process , . Although, intermittent (several times a week) and repetitive (10–15 breaths for 2–4 sets) increase in respiration resistance may be adaptive for strengthening respiratory muscles , , prolonged and continues effect of wearing facemask is maladaptive and could be detrimental for health , , . In normal conditions at the sea level, air contains 20.93% O2 and 0.03% CO2, providing partial pressures of 100 mmHg and 40 mmHg for these gases in the arterial blood, respectively. These gas concentrations significantly altered when breathing occurs through facemask. A trapped air remaining between the mouth, nose and the facemask is rebreathed repeatedly in and out of the body, containing low O2 and high CO2 concentrations, causing hypoxemia and hypercapnia , , , , . Severe hypoxemia may also provoke cardiopulmonary and neurological complications and is considered an important clinical sign in cardiopulmonary medicine , , , , , . Low oxygen content in the arterial blood can cause myocardial ischemia, serious arrhythmias, right or left ventricular dysfunction, dizziness, hypotension, syncope and pulmonary hypertension . Chronic low-grade hypoxemia and hypercapnia as result of using facemask can cause exacerbation of existing cardiopulmonary, metabolic, vascular and neurological conditions , , , , , . Table 1 summarizes the physiological, psychological effects of wearing facemask and their potential long-term consequences for health.
Physiological and Psychological Effects of Wearing Facemask and Their Potential Health Consequences.
• Hypoxemia• Hypercapnia• Shortness of breath• Increase lactate concentration• Decline in pH levels• Acidosis• Toxicity• Inflammation• Self-contamination• Increase in stress hormones level (adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol)• Increased muscle tension• Immunosuppression
• Activation of “fight or flight” stress response• Chronic stress condition• Fear• Mood disturbances• Insomnia• Fatigue• Compromised cognitive performance
• Increased predisposition for viral and infection illnesses• Headaches• Anxiety• Depression• Hypertension• Cardiovascular disease• Cancer• Diabetes• Alzheimer disease• Exacerbation of existing conditions and diseases• Accelerated aging process• Health deterioration• Premature mortality
In addition to hypoxia and hypercapnia, breathing through facemask residues bacterial and germs components on the inner and outside layer of the facemask. These toxic components are repeatedly rebreathed back into the body, causing self-contamination. Breathing through facemasks also increases temperature and humidity in the space between the mouth and the mask, resulting a release of toxic particles from the mask’s materials , , , , , . A systematic literature review estimated that aerosol contamination levels of facemasks including 13 to 202,549 different viruses . Rebreathing contaminated air with high bacterial and toxic particle concentrations along with low O2 and high CO2 levels continuously challenge the body homeostasis, causing self-toxicity and immunosuppression , , , , , .
A study on 39 patients with renal disease found that wearing N95 facemask during hemodialysis significantly reduced arterial partial oxygen pressure (from PaO2 101.7 to 92.7 mm Hg), increased respiratory rate (from 16.8 to 18.8 breaths/min), and increased the occurrence of chest discomfort and respiratory distress . Respiratory Protection Standards from Occupational Safety and Health Administration, US Department of Labor states that breathing air with O2 concentration below 19.5% is considered oxygen-deficiency, causing physiological and health adverse effects. These include increased breathing frequency, accelerated heartrate and cognitive impairments related to thinking and coordination . A chronic state of mild hypoxia and hypercapnia has been shown as primarily mechanism for developing cognitive dysfunction based on animal studies and studies in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease .
The adverse physiological effects were confirmed in a study of 53 surgeons where surgical facemask were used during a major operation. After 60 min of facemask wearing the oxygen saturation dropped by more than 1% and heart rate increased by approximately five beats/min . Another study among 158 health-care workers using protective personal equipment primarily N95 facemasks reported that 81% (128 workers) developed new headaches during their work shifts as these become mandatory due to COVID-19 outbreak. For those who used the N95 facemask greater than 4 h per day, the likelihood for developing a headache during the work shift was approximately four times higher [Odds ratio = 3.91, 95% CI (1.35–11.31) p = 0.012], while 82.2% of the N95 wearers developed the headache already within ≤10 to 50 min .
With respect to cloth facemask, a RCT using four weeks follow up compared the effect of cloth facemask to medical masks and to no masks on the incidence of clinical respiratory illness, influenza-like illness and laboratory-confirmed respiratory virus infections among 1607 participants from 14 hospitals . The results showed that there were no difference between wearing cloth masks, medical masks and no masks for incidence of clinical respiratory illness and laboratory-confirmed respiratory virus infections. However, a large harmful effect with more than 13 times higher risk [Relative Risk = 13.25 95% CI (1.74 to 100.97) was observed for influenza-like illness among those who were wearing cloth masks . The study concluded that cloth masks have significant health and safety issues including moisture retention, reuse, poor filtration and increased risk for infection, providing recommendation against the use of cloth masks .
Psychological effects of wearing facemasks
Psychologically, wearing facemask fundamentally has negative effects on the wearer and the nearby person. Basic human-to-human connectivity through face expression is compromised and self-identity is somewhat eliminated , , . These dehumanizing movements partially delete the uniqueness and individuality of person who wearing the facemask as well as the connected person . Social connections and relationships are basic human needs, which innately inherited in all people, whereas reduced human-to-human connections are associated with poor mental and physical health , . Despite escalation in technology and globalization that would presumably foster social connections, scientific findings show that people are becoming increasingly more socially isolated, and the prevalence of loneliness is increasing in last few decades , . Poor social connections are closely related to isolation and loneliness, considered significant health related risk factors , , , .
A meta-analysis of 91 studies of about 400,000 people showed a 13% increased morality risk among people with low compare to high contact frequency . Another meta-analysis of 148 prospective studies (308,849 participants) found that poor social relationships was associated with 50% increased mortality risk. People who were socially isolated or fell lonely had 45% and 40% increased mortality risk, respectively. These findings were consistent across ages, sex, initial health status, cause of death and follow-up periods . Importantly, the increased risk for mortality was found comparable to smoking and exceeding well-established risk factors such as obesity and physical inactivity . An umbrella review of 40 systematic reviews including 10 meta-analyses demonstrated that compromised social relationships were associated with increased risk of all-cause mortality, depression, anxiety suicide, cancer and overall physical illness .
As described earlier, wearing facemasks causing hypoxic and hypercapnic state that constantly challenges the normal homeostasis, and activates “fight or flight” stress response, an important survival mechanism in the human body , , . The acute stress response includes activation of nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, and the immune systems , , , . These include activation of the limbic part of the brain, release stress hormones (adrenalin, neuro-adrenalin and cortisol), changes in blood flow distribution (vasodilation of peripheral blood vessels and vasoconstriction of visceral blood vessels) and activation of the immune system response (secretion of macrophages and natural killer cells) , . Encountering people who wearing facemasks activates innate stress-fear emotion, which is fundamental to all humans in danger or life threating situations, such as death or unknown, unpredictable outcome. While acute stress response (seconds to minutes) is adaptive reaction to challenges and part of the survival mechanism, chronic and prolonged state of stress-fear is maladaptive and has detrimental effects on physical and mental health. The repeatedly or continuously activated stress-fear response causes the body to operate on survival mode, having sustain increase in blood pressure, pro-inflammatory state and immunosuppression , .
Long-Term health consequences of wearing facemasks
Long-term practice of wearing facemasks has strong potential for devastating health consequences. Prolonged hypoxic-hypercapnic state compromises normal physiological and psychological balance, deteriorating health and promotes the developing and progression of existing chronic diseases , , , , , , , , , . For instance, ischemic heart disease caused by hypoxic damage to the myocardium is the most common form of cardiovascular disease and is a number one cause of death worldwide (44% of all non-communicable diseases) with 17.9 million deaths occurred in 2016 . Hypoxia also playing an important role in cancer burden . Cellular hypoxia has strong mechanistic feature in promoting cancer initiation, progression, metastasis, predicting clinical outcomes and usually presents a poorer survival in patients with cancer. Most solid tumors present some degree of hypoxia, which is independent predictor of more aggressive disease, resistance to cancer therapies and poorer clinical outcomes , . Worth note, cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, with an estimate of more than 18 million new diagnosed cases and 9.6 million cancer-related deaths occurred in 2018 .
With respect to mental health, global estimates showing that COVID-19 will cause a catastrophe due to collateral psychological damage such as quarantine, lockdowns, unemployment, economic collapse, social isolation, violence and suicides , , . Chronic stress along with hypoxic and hypercapnic conditions knocks the body out of balance, and can cause headaches, fatigue, stomach issues, muscle tension, mood disturbances, insomnia and accelerated aging , , , , . This state suppressing the immune system to protect the body from viruses and bacteria, decreasing cognitive function, promoting the developing and exacerbating the major health issues including hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer disease, rising anxiety and depression states, causes social isolation and loneliness and increasing the risk for prematurely mortality , , , , .Go to:
The existing scientific evidences challenge the safety and efficacy of wearing facemask as preventive intervention for COVID-19. The data suggest that both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective to block human-to-human transmission of viral and infectious disease such SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, supporting against the usage of facemasks. Wearing facemasks has been demonstrated to have substantial adverse physiological and psychological effects. These include hypoxia, hypercapnia, shortness of breath, increased acidity and toxicity, activation of fear and stress response, rise in stress hormones, immunosuppression, fatigue, headaches, decline in cognitive performance, predisposition for viral and infectious illnesses, chronic stress, anxiety and depression. Long-term consequences of wearing facemask can cause health deterioration, developing and progression of chronic diseases and premature death. Governments, policy makers and health organizations should utilize prosper and scientific evidence-based approach with respect to wearing facemasks, when the latter is considered as preventive intervention for public health.Go to:
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Baruch Vainshelboim: Conceptualization, Data curation, Writing – original draft.Go to:
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FOR 2000 years, the Church has laboured to draw souls into her bosom. She has endured persecutions and betrayals, heretics and schismatics. She has gone through seasons of glory and growth, decline and division, power and poverty whilst tirelessly proclaiming the Gospel — if only at times through a remnant. But someday, said the Church Fathers, she will enjoy a “Sabbath Rest” — an Era of Peace on earth before the end of the world. But what exactly is this rest, and what brings it about?
THE SEVENTH DAY
St. Paul was actually the first to speak of this coming “sabbath rest”:
And God rested on the seventh day from all his works… So then, there remains a sabbath rest for the people of God; for whoever enters God’s rest also ceases from his labors as God did from his. (Heb 4:4, 9-10)
In order to enter God’s rest, we have to understand what was accomplished on the seventh day. Essentially, the “word” or “Fiat” God that He spoke set creation into motion in perfect harmony — from the movement of the stars to the very breath of Adam. All was in perfect balance and yet, not complete.
Creation has its own goodness and proper perfection, but it did not spring forth complete from the hands of the Creator. The universe was created “in a state of journeying” (in statu viae) toward an ultimate perfection yet to be attained, to which God has destined it. —Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 302
What, then, was to complete and perfect creation? In a word: Adam. Created “in the image of God”, the Holy Trinity desired to expand the infinite borders of divine life, light, and love through the progeny of Adam and Eve in “endless generations.” St. Thomas Aquinas said, “Creatures came into existence when the key of love opened His hand.” God created all things, said St. Bonaventure, “not to increase His glory but to show it forth and to communicate it,” and this would be done primarily through Adam’s participation in that Fiat, the Divine Will. As Jesus said to Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta:
My joy reached its peak in seeing in this man [Adam], the almost endless generations of many other human beings who would provide Me with as many other kingdoms as there would be humans who exist, and in whom I would reign and expand My divine boundaries. And I beheld the bounty of all other kingdoms that would overflow for the glory and honor of the first kingdom [in Adam], which was to serve as the head of all others, and as the prime act of creation.
“Now, to form this kingdom,” states theologian Rev. Joseph Iannuzzi,
Adam being the first of all humans, had to freely unite his will to the eternal operation of the Divine Will that formed in him the divine indwelling (‘abitazione’) of God’s ‘being’.’ —The Gift of Living in the Divine Will in the Writings of Luisa Piccarreta (Kindle Locations 896-907), Kindle Edition
In her revelations to Luisa, Our Lady reveals that in order for creation to enter further into this glorious state of perfection (of endlessly expanding kingdoms of love), Adam needed to pass a test.
[Adam] had command over all creation, and all the elements were obedient to his every nod. By virtue of the Divine Will reigning in him, he too was inseparable from his Creator. After God had bestowed upon him so many blessings in exchange for one act of his fidelity, He commanded him not to touch only one fruit of the many fruits in the terrestrial Eden. This was the proof God had asked of Adam to confirm him in his state of innocence, holiness and happiness, and to give him the right of command over all creation. But Adam was not faithful in the test and, as a result, God could not trust him. So Adam lost his right of command [over himself and creation], and lost his innocence and happiness, whereby one may say that he turned the work of creation upside down. —Our Lady to Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, The Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will, Day 4
Hence, not only Adam but in a certain sense God lost the “sabbath rest” that He had established on the “seventh day.” And it was this “sabbath rest” that Jesus came to earth as a man to restore…
FORESEEN BY THE FATHERS
According to the “deposit of faith” handed on to them by the Apostles, the Early Church Fathers taught that the “eighth day” or eternity would not come until the seventh day was restored in the order of creation. And this, the Scriptures teach, will come through a great labor and tribulation, since the fallen angels now battle for dominion over man and his will. Though claiming many souls, Satan and his legions will ultimately fail, and the seventh day or “sabbath rest” will come…
…when His Son will come and destroy the time of the lawless one and judge the godless, and change the sun and the moon and the stars—then He shall indeed rest on the seventh day… after giving rest to all things, I will make the beginning of the eighth day, that is, the beginning of another world. —Letter of Barnabas (70-79 A.D.), written by a second century Apostolic Father
St. Irenaeus, in fact, compares the “six days” of creation to the following six thousand years after Adam was created:
Scripture says: ‘And God rested upon the seventh day from all His works’… And in six days created things were completed; it is evident, therefore, that they will come to an end at the sixth thousand year… But when The Antichrist shall have devastated all things in this world, he will reign for three years and six months, and sit in the temple at Jerusalem; and then the Lord will come from Heaven in the clouds… sending this man and those who follow him into the lake of fire; but bringing in for the righteous the times of the kingdom, that is, the rest, the hallowed seventh day… These are to take place in the times of the kingdom, that is, upon the seventh day… the true Sabbath of the righteous. —St. Irenaeus of Lyons, Church Father (140–202 A.D.); Adversus Haereses, Irenaeus of Lyons, V.33.3.4, The Fathers of the Church, CIMA Publishing Co.; (St. Irenaeus was a student of St. Polycarp, who knew and learned from the Apostle John and was later consecrated bishop of Smyrna by John.)
Hint: the Jubilee year 2000 marked the proximate end of the Sixth Day. This is why St. John Paul II called the youth to become “the watchmen of the morning who announce the coming of the sun who is the Risen Christ!” — “‘morning watchmen’ at the dawn of the new millennium.” This is also why the Church Fathers understood St. John’s “thousand year” reign after the death of Antichrist (Rev 20:6) to inaugurate the “seventh day” or “Day of the Lord.”
Behold, the Day of the Lord shall be a thousand years. —Letter of Barnabas, The Fathers of the Church, Ch. 15
…this day of ours, which is bounded by the rising and the setting of the sun, is a representation of that great day to which the circuit of a thousand years affixes its limits. —Lactantius, Fathers of the Church:The Divine Institutes, Book VII, Chapter 14, Catholic Encyclopedia; www.newadvent.org
St. Augustine would later confirm this early apostolic teaching:
…as if it were a fit thing that the saints should thus enjoy a kind of Sabbath-rest during that period, a holy leisure after the labors of six thousand years since man was created… (and) there should follow on the completion of six thousand years, as of six days, a kind of seventh-day Sabbath in the succeeding thousand years… And this opinion would not be objectionable, if it were believed that the joys of the saints, in that Sabbath, shall be spiritual, and consequent on the presence of God… —St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430 A.D.; Church Doctor), De Civitate Dei, Bk. XX, Ch. 7, Catholic University of America Press
In the last century, nearly all the popes have spoken of this coming “pacification”, “peace”, or “restoration” in Christ that will subdue the world and give relief to the Church, as it were, of her labors:
When it does arrive, it will turn out to be a solemn hour, one big with consequences not only for the restoration of the Kingdom of Christ, but for the pacification of… the world. We pray most fervently, and ask others likewise to pray for this much-desired pacification of society. —POPE PIUS XI, Ubi Arcani dei Consilioi “On the Peace of Christ in his Kingdom”, December 23, 1922
Oh! when in every city and village the law of the Lord is faithfully observed, when respect is shown for sacred things, when the Sacraments are frequented, and the ordinances of Christian life fulfilled, there will certainly be no more need for us to labor further to see all things restored in Christ… All this, Venerable Brethren, We believe and expect with unshakable faith. —POPE PIUS X, E Supremi, Encyclical “On the Restoration of All Things”, n.14, 6-7
Still, what produces this Sabbath Rest? Is it merely a “time out” from war and strife? Is it simply the absence of violence and oppression, especially that of Satan who will be chained during this period in the abyss (Rev 20:1-3)? No, it’s far more than that: the true Sabbath Rest will be the fruit of the resurrection of the Divine Will in man that Adam forfeited…
Thus is the full action of the original plan of the Creator delineated: a creation in which God and man, man and woman, humanity and nature are in harmony, in dialogue, in communion. This plan, upset by sin, was taken up in a more wondrous way by Christ, Who is carrying it out mysteriously but effectively in the present reality, in the expectation of bringing it to fulfillment…—POPE JOHN PAUL II, General Audience, February 14, 2001
THE TRUE SABBATH REST
In one of the most consoling passages in the New Testament, Jesus says:
Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your selves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light. (Matt 11:28-30)
What is this yoke that is “easy” and this burden that is “light”? It is the Divine Will. For it is the human will that produces all the miseries and unrest of the soul.
Fears, doubt and apprehensions are that which dominate you — all miserable rags of your human will. And do you know why? Because the complete life of the Divine Will is not established within you — the life which, putting to flight all the evils of the human will, makes you happy and fills you with all the blessings it possesses. Oh, if with a firm resolution you decide no longer to give life to your human will, you will feel all evils die within you and all goods come back to life. —Our Lady to Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, The Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will, Day 3
Jesus says, “Take my yoke and learn from me.” For Jesus, the yoke was His Father’s Will.
I came down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of the one who sent me. (John 6:38)
Thus, Christ modeled for us the union of the human will with the Divine Will as the quintessence of interior harmony.
…in Christ is realized the right order of all things, the union of heaven and earth, as God the Father intended from the beginning. It is the obedience of God the Son Incarnate which reestablishes, restores, the original communion of man with God and, therefore, peace in the world. His obedience unites once again all things, ‘things in heaven and things on earth.’ —Cardinal Raymond Burke, speech in Rome; May 18th, 2018, lifesitnews.com
If planet Earth were to go out of its orbit by even one degree, it would throw the entire balance of life into chaos. So too, when we do anything in our human will apart from the Divine Will, our interior life is thrown into imbalance — we lose our interior peace or “rest”. Jesus is the “perfect man” precisely because everything He did was always in the Divine Will. What Adam lost in disobedience, Jesus repaired in His obedience. And thus, the mysterious plan of God being carried out “in this present reality” is that, through Baptism, every human is invited to be incorporated into the “Body of Christ” in order that the life of Jesus may be lived in them — that is, through the union of the human with the Divine in one Single Will.
In all of his life Jesus presents himself as our model. He is “the perfect man”… Christ enables us to live in him all that he himself lived, and he lives it in us. By his Incarnation, he, the Son of God, has in a certain way united himself with each man. We are called only to become one with him, for he enables us as the members of his Body to share in what he lived for us in his flesh as our model: We must continue to accomplish in ourselves the stages of Jesus’ life and his mysteries and often to beg him to perfect and realize them in us and in his whole Church… This is his plan for fulfilling his mysteries in us. —Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 520-521
…until we all attain to the unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the extent of the full stature of Christ… (Ephesians 4:13)
In short, the Sabbath Rest will be given to the Church when True Sonship is restored to her such that the original harmony of creation is returned. I believe this will ultimately come through a “second Pentecost,” as the popes have been imploring for over a century — when the Spirit will “renew the face of the earth.” Through the revelations of Jesus to Luisa Piccarreta, we understand that this “full stature” is essentially the restoration of the “gift of living in the Divine Will” that Adam forfeited. The Lord has called this “the crown and the fulfillment of all the other sanctities” that He has bestowed upon His People throughout the centuries, beginning with the “Fiats” of Creation and Redemption, and now coming to completion through the “Fiat of Sanctification” in the last era.
The generations will not end until my Will reigns upon earth… The third FIAT will give such grace to the creature as to make him return almost to the state of origin; and only then, when I see man just as he came out from Me, will my Work be complete, and I will take my perpetual rest in the last FIAT. —Jesus to Luisa, February 22, 1921, Volume 12
Indeed, not only will man find his Sabbath Rest in the Divine Will, but astonishingly, God, too, will resume His rest in us. This is the divine union Jesus willed when He said, “If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love… so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete” (John 15:10-11).
…in this love I find My true Love, I find My true rest. My Intelligence rests in the intelligence of the one who loves Me; My Heart, My desire, My hands and My feet rest in the heart that loves Me, in the desires that love Me, desiring only Me, in the hands that work for Me, and in the feet that walk only for Me. Therefore, bit by bit, I go resting within the soul who loves Me; while the soul, with her love, finds Me everywhere and in every place, resting completely in Me. —Ibid., May 30, 1912; Volume 11
In this way, the words of the “Our Father” will at last find their fulfillment as the final stage of the Church before the end of the world…
…every day in the prayer of the Our Father we ask the Lord: “Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matt 6:10)…. we recognize that “heaven” is where the will of God is done, and that “earth” becomes “heaven”—i.e., the place of the presence of love, of goodness, of truth and of divine beauty—only if on earth the will of God is done. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, General Audience, February 1st, 2012, Vatican City
The most authoritative view, and the one that appears to be most in harmony with Holy Scripture, is that, after the fall of the Antichrist, the Catholic Church will once again enter upon a period of prosperity and triumph. —The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life, Fr. Charles Arminjon (1824-1885), p. 56-57; Sophia Institute Press
THERE is a mysterious passage in the book of Daniel that is unfolding in our time. It further reveals what God is planning at this hour as the world continues its descent into darkness…
After seeing in visions the rise of a “beast” or Antichrist, who would come toward the end of the world, the prophet is then told:
Go your way, Daniel, for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end. Many shall purify themselves, and make themselves white, and be refined… (Daniel 12:9-10)
The Latin text says these words will be sealed usque ad tempus praefinitum—“until a predetermined time.” The proximity of that time is revealed in the next sentence: when “many shall purify themselves, and make themselves white.” I’ll come back to this in a few moments.
Over the past century, the Holy Spirit has been revealing to the Church the fullness of the plan of Redemption through Our Lady, several mystics, and a recovery of the authentic meaning of the teachings of the Early Church Fathers on the Book of Revelation. Indeed, the Apocalypse is a direct echo of Daniel’s visions, and therefore, the “unsealing” of its contents presupposes a fuller understanding of its meaning in keeping with the “Public Revelation” of the Church—Sacred Tradition.
…even if [Public] Revelation is already complete, it has not been made completely explicit; it remains for Christian faith gradually to grasp its full significance over the course of the centuries.“ —Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 66
As a sidenote, in the locutions to the late Fr. Stefano Gobbi whose writings bear two Imprimaturs, Our Lady allegedly confirms that the “Book” of Revelation has now been unsealed:
Mine is an apocalyptic message, because you are in the heart of that which has been announced to you in the last and so very important book of Sacred Scripture. I entrust to the angels of light of my Immaculate Heart the task of bringing you to an understanding of these events, now that I have opened the sealed Book for you.—To the Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons, n. 520, i,j.
That which is being “unsealed” in our times is a deeper grasp of what St. John calls the “first resurrection” of the Church. And all of creation is awaiting it…
THE SEVENTH DAY
The prophet Hosea writes:
He will revive us after two days; on the third day he will raise us up, to live in his presence. (Hosea 6:2)
Again, recall the words of Pope Benedict XVI to journalists on his flight to Portugal in 2010, that there is “the need for a passion of the Church.” He warned that many of us have fallen asleep at this hour, much like the Apostles in Gethsemane:
…‘the sleepiness’ is ours, of those of us who do not want to see the full force of evil and do not want to enter into his Passion.” —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Catholic News Agency, Vatican City, Apr 20, 2011, General Audience
…[the Church] will follow her Lord in his death and Resurrection. —Catechism of the Catholic Church, 677
That being the case, the Church will also follow her Lord for “two days” in the tomb, and rise on the “third day.” Let me explain this through the teachings of the Early Church Fathers…
A DAY IS LIKE A THOUSAND YEARS
They viewed human history in light of the story of creation. God created the world in six days and, on the seventh, He rested. In this, they saw a fitting pattern to apply to the People of God.
And God rested on the seventh day from all his works… Therefore, a sabbath rest still remains for the people of God. (Heb 4:4, 9)
They saw human history, beginning with Adam and Eve until the time of Christ as essentially four thousand years, or “four days” based on St. Peter’s words:
Do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day. (2 Peter 3:8)
The time from Christ’s Ascension to the threshold of the third millennium would be “two more days.” In that regard, there is a staggering prophecy unfolding right there. The Church Fathers foresaw that this present millennium would usher in the “seventh day”—a “sabbath rest” for the People of God that would coincide with the death of the Antichrist (“the beast”) and the “first resurrection” spoken of in St. John’s Apocalypse:
The beast was caught and with it the false prophet who had performed in its sight the signs by which he led astray those who had accepted the mark of the beast and those who had worshiped its image. The two were thrown alive into the fiery pool burning with sulfur… I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, and who had not worshiped the beast or its image nor had accepted its mark on their foreheads or hands. They came to life and they reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were over. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over these; they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for the thousand years. (Revelation 19:20-20:6)
As I explained in How the Era was Lost, St. Augustine proposed four explanations of this text. The one that has “stuck” with the majority of theologians to this day is that the “first resurrection” refers to the period after Christ’s Ascension until the end of human history. The problem is that this does not fit with the plain reading of the text, nor is it consonant with what the Early Church Fathers taught. However, Augustine’s other explanation of the “thousand years” does:
…as if it were a fit thing that the saints should thus enjoy a kind of Sabbath-rest during that period, a holy leisure after the labors of six thousand years since man was created… (and) there should follow on the completion of six thousand years, as of six days, a kind of seventh-day Sabbath in the succeeding thousand years… And this opinion would not be objectionable, if it were believed that the joys of the saints, in that Sabbath, shall be spiritual, and consequent on the presence of God… —St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430 A.D.; Church Doctor), De Civitate Dei, Bk. XX, Ch. 7, Catholic University of America Press
It is also the expectation of numerous popes:
I would like to renew to you the appeal I made to all the young people… accept the commitment to be morning watchmen at the dawn of the new millennium. This is a primary commitment, which keeps its validity and urgency as we begin this century with unfortunate dark clouds of violence and fear gathering on the horizon. Today, more than ever, we need people who live holy lives, watchmen who proclaim to the world a new dawn of hope, brotherhood and peace. —POPE ST. JOHN PAUL II, “Message of John Paul II to the Guannelli Youth Movement”, April 20th, 2002; vatican.va
…A new age in which hope liberates us from the shallowness, apathy, and self-absorption which deaden our souls and poison our relationships. Dear young friends, the Lord is asking you to be prophets of this new age… —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Homily, World Youth Day, Sydney, Australia, July 20th, 2008
John Paul II linked this “new millennium” to the “coming” of Christ: 
Dear young people, it is up to you to be the watchmen of the morning who announce the coming of the sun who is the Risen Christ! —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Message of the Holy Father to the Youth of the World, XVII World Youth Day, n. 3; (cf. Is 21:11-12)
What the Church Fathers—up until our most recent popes—have been announcing, is not the end of the world, but an “era” or “period of peace,” a true “rest” whereby the nations would be pacified, Satan chained, and the Gospel extended to every coastland (see The Popes, and the Dawning Era). St. Louis de Montfort gives a perfect preamble to the Magisterium’s prophetic words:
Your divine commandments are broken, your Gospel is thrown aside, torrents of iniquity flood the whole earth carrying away even your servants… Will everything come to the same end as Sodom and Gomorrah? Will you never break your silence? Will you tolerate all this for ever? Is it not true that your will must be done on earth as it is in heaven? Is it not true that your kingdom must come? Did you not give to some souls, dear to you, a vision of the future renewal of the Church? —St. Louis de Montfort, Prayer for Missionaries, n. 5; www.ewtn.com
It is God’s task to bring about this happy hour and to make it known to all… When it does arrive, it will turn out to be a solemn hour, one big with consequences not only for the restoration of the Kingdom of Christ, but for the pacification of… the world. We pray most fervently, and ask others likewise to pray for this much-desired pacification of society. —POPE PIUS XI, Ubi Arcani dei Consilioi “On the Peace of Christ in his Kingdom”, December 23, 1922
Most significant is that this “happy hour” would also coincide with the perfection of the People of God. Scripture is clear that the sanctification of the Body of Christ is necessary in order to make her a fitting Bride for Christ’s return in glory:
…to present you holy, without blemish, and irreproachable before him… that he might present to himself the church in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. (Col 1:22, Eph 5:27)
This preparation is precisely what St. John XXIII had at heart:
The task of humble Pope John is to “prepare for the Lord a perfect people,” which is exactly like the task of the Baptist, who is his patron and from whom he takes his name. And it is not possible to imagine a higher and more precious perfection than that of the triumph of Christian peace, which is peace at heart, peace in the social order, in life, in wellbeing, in mutual respect, and in the brotherhood of nations. —POPE ST. JOHN XXIII, True Christian Peace, December 23rd, 1959; www.catholicculture.org
Here is why the “millennium” is often referred to as an “era of peace”; the interior perfection of the Church has external consequences, namely, the temporal pacification of the world. But it is more than that: it is the restoration of the Kingdom of the Divine Will that Adam lost through sin. Hence, Pope Piux XII saw this coming restoration as a “resurrection” of the Church before the end of the world:
But even this night in the world shows clear signs of a dawn that will come, of a new day receiving the kiss of a new and more resplendent sun… A new resurrection of Jesus is necessary: a true resurrection, which admits no more lordship of death… In individuals, Christ must destroy the night of mortal sin with the dawn of grace regained. In families, the night of indifference and coolness must give way to the sun of love. In factories, in cities, in nations, in lands of misunderstanding and hatred the night must grow bright as the day, nox sicut dies illuminabitur, and strife will cease and there will be peace. —POPE PIUX XII, Urbi et Orbi address,March 2nd, 1957; vatican.va
Are you sensing a bit of hope right now? I hope so. Because the satanic kingdom rising at this present hour is not the final word on human history.
THE DAY OF THE LORD
This “resurrection,” according to St. John, inaugurates a “thousand year” reign—what the Church Fathers called “the day of the Lord.” It’s not a 24 hour day, but is represented symbolically by “one thousand.”
Behold, the Day of the Lord shall be a thousand years. —Letter of Barnabas, The Fathers of the Church, Ch. 15
Now… we understand that a period of one thousand years is indicated in symbolic language. —St. Justin Martyr, Dialogue with Trypho, Ch. 81, The Fathers of the Church, Christian Heritage
St. Thomas Aquinas affirms that this number should not be taken literally:
As Augustine says, the last age of the world corresponds to the last stage of a man’s life, which does not last for a fixed number of years as the other stages do, but lasts sometimes as long as the others together, and even longer. Wherefore the last age of the world cannot be assigned a fixed number of years or generations. —St. Thomas Aquinas, Quaestiones Disputate, Vol. II De Potentia, Q. 5, n.5; www.dhspriory.org
Unlike the millenarianists who erroneously believed that Christ would literally come to reign in the flesh on earth, the Church Fathers understood the Scriptures in the spiritual allegory in which they were written (see Millennarianism—What it is, and is Not). Theologian Rev. Joseph Iannuzzi’s work in differentiating the Church Fathers’ teachings from the heretical sects (Chiliasts, Montanists, etc.) has become the necessary theological groundwork in bridging the prophecies of the popes to not only the Church Fathers and the Scriptures, but also to the revelations imparted to 20th-century mystics. I would even say his work is helping to “unseal”that which has been reserved for the end times.
I sometimes read the Gospel passage of the end times and I attest that, at this time, some signs of this end are emerging. —POPE PAUL VI, The Secret Paul VI, Jean Guitton, p. 152-153, Reference (7), p. ix.
THE KINGDOM OF THE DIVINE WILL
Everything Jesus said and did was, in His words, not His own human will, but that of His Father’s.
Amen, amen, I say to you, a son cannot do anything on his own, but only what he sees his father doing; for what he does, his son will do also. For the Father loves his Son and shows him everything that he himself does… (John 5:19-20)
Here we have a perfect summary of why Jesus took upon Himself our humanity: to unite and restore our human will in the Divine. In a word, to divinize mankind. What Adam lost in the Garden was precisely that: his union in the Divine Will. Jesus came to restore not only friendship with God but communion.
“All creation,” said St. Paul, “groans and labors up till now,” awaiting Christ’s redemptive efforts to restore the proper relationship between God and his creation. But Christ’s redemptive act did not of itself restore all things, it simply made the work of redemption possible, it began our redemption. Just as all men share in the disobedience of Adam, so all men must share in the obedience of Christ to the Father’s will. Redemption will be complete only when all men share his obedience… —Servant of God Fr. Walter Ciszek, He Leadeth Me (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1995), pp. 116-117
Thus, the “first resurrection” appears to be a restoration of what Adam and Eve forfeited in the Garden of Eden: a life lived in the Divine Will. This grace is far more than simply bringing the Church into a state of doing God’s will, but into a state of being, such that the Divine Will of the Holy Trinity becomes that also of the mystical Body of Christ.
For the mysteries of Jesus are not yet completely perfected and fulfilled. They are complete, indeed, in the person of Jesus, but not in us, who are his members, nor in the Church, which is his mystical body. —St. John Eudes, treatise “On the Kingdom of Jesus”, Liturgy of the Hours, Vol IV, p 559
Now is not the time to expand in detail what this “looks like”; Jesus did so in thirty-six volumes to Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta. Rather, let it suffice to simply say that God intends to restore in us “the gift of living in the Divine Will.” The impact of this will reverberate throughout the cosmos as the “final word” on human history before the consummation of all things.
The gift of Living in the Divine Will restores to the redeemed the gift that prelapsarian Adam possessed and that generated divine light, life and sanctity in creation… —Rev. Joseph Iannuzzi, The Gift of Living in the Divine Will in the Writings of Luisa Piccarreta (Kindle Locations 3180-3182); NB. This work bears the Vatican University’s seals of approval as well as ecclesiastical approval.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that “The universe was created ‘in a state of journeying’ (in statu viae) toward an ultimate perfection yet to be attained, to which God has destined it.”  That perfection is intrinsically linked to man, who is not only part of creation but its pinnacle. As Jesus revealed to Servant of God Luisa Piccaretta:
I desire, therefore, that My children enter My Humanity and copy what the Soul of My Humanity did in the Divine Will… Rising above every creature, they will restore the rights of Creation— My own as well as those of creatures. They will bring all things to the prime origin of Creation and to the purpose for which Creation came to be…—Rev. Joseph. Iannuzzi, The Splendor of Creation: The Triumph of the Divine Will on Earth and the Era of Peace in the Writings of the Church Fathers, Doctors and Mystics (Kindle Location 240)
Hence, says John Paul II:
The resurrection of the dead expected at the end of time already receives its first, decisive realization in spiritual resurrection, the primary objective of the work of salvation. It consists in the new life given by the risen Christ as the fruit of his redemptive work. —General Audience, April 22nd, 1998; vatican.va
This new life in Christ, according to the revelations to Luisa, will reach its pinnacle when the human will resurrects in the Divine Will.
Now, the portent of my Redemption was the Resurrection, which, more than refulgent Sun, crowned my Humanity, making even my most tiny acts shine, with such splendor and marvel as to astonish Heaven and earth. The Resurrection will be the beginning, the foundation and the fulfillment of all goods – crown and glory of all the Blessed. My Resurrection is the true Sun which worthily glorifies my Humanity; It is the Sun of the Catholic Religion; It is the glory of every Christian. Without Resurrection, it would have been as though heavens without Sun, without heat and without life. Now, my Resurrection is the symbol of the souls who will form their Sanctity in my Will. —Jesus to Luisa, April 15th, 1919, Vol. 12
RESURRECTION… A NEW HOLINESS
Since the Ascension of Christ two thousand years—or rather “two days” ago—one could say that the Church has gone down into the tomb with Christ awaiting her own resurrection—even if she still faces a definitive “Passion.”
For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:3)
And “all creation is groaning in labor pains even until now,” says St. Paul, as:
Creation awaits with eager expectation the revelation of the children of God… (Romans 8:19)
Note: Paul says that creation is awaiting, not the return of Jesus in the flesh,but the “revelation of the children of God.” The liberation of creation is intrinsically tied to the work of Redemption in us.
And we hear today the groaning as no one has ever heard it before… Pope [John Paul II] does indeed cherish a great expectation that the millennium of divisions will be followed by a millennium of unifications. —Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (BENEDICT XVI), Salt of the Earth (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1997), translated by Adrian Walker
But this unity will only come about as a work of the Holy Spirit as through a “new Pentecost” when Jesus will reign in a new “mode” within His Church. The word “apocalypse” means “unveiling.” What is waiting to be unveiled, then, is the final stage of the Church’s journey: her purification and restoration in the Divine Will—exactly what Daniel wrote about thousands of years ago:
Many shall purify themselves, and make themselves white, and be refined… (Daniel 12:9-10)
…the wedding day of the Lamb has come, his bride has made herself ready. She was allowed to wear a bright, clean linen garment. (Revelation 19:7-8)
St. John Paul II explained that this will indeed be a special gift from on high:
God himself had provided to bring about that “new and divine” holiness with which the Holy Spirit wishes to enrich Christians at the dawn of the third millennium, in order to “make Christ the heart of the world.” —POPE JOHN PAUL II, Address to the Rogationist Fathers, n. 6, www.vatican.va
When Jesus reigns in His Church, such that the Divine Will reigns in her, this will bring to completion the “first resurrection” of the Body of Christ.
…the Kingdom of God means Christ himself, whom we daily desire to come, and whose coming we wish to be manifested quickly to us. For as he is our resurrection, since in him we rise, so he can also be understood as the Kingdom of God, for in him we shall reign. —Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 2816
…they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for [the] thousand years. (Revelation 20:6)
Jesus says to Luisa:
…my Resurrection symbolizes the Saints of the living in my Will — and this with reason, since each act, word, step, etc. done in my Will is a Divine resurrection that the soul receives; it is a mark of glory that she receives; it is to go out of herself in order to enter the Divinity, and to love, work and think, hiding herself in the refulgent Sun of my Volition…—Jesus to Luisa, April 15th, 1919, Vol. 12
But, as Scripture and Tradition notes, the “day of the Lord” and the concomitant resurrection of the Church is first preceded by a great trial:
Thus even if the harmonious alignment of the stones should seem to be destroyed and fragmented and, as described in the twenty-first psalm, all the bones which go to make up Christ’s body should seem to be scattered by insidious attacks in persecutions or times of trouble, or by those who in days of persecution undermine the unity of the temple, nevertheless the temple will be rebuilt and the body will rise again on the third day, after the day of evil which threatens it and the day of consummation which follows. —St. Origen, Commentary on John, Liturgy of the Hours, Vol IV, p. 202
But is this “first resurrection” only spiritual and not bodily? The biblical text itself suggests that those who were “beheaded” and who had refused the mark of the beast “came to life and reigned with Christ.” However, this does not mean that they reign on earth. For example, immediately after Jesus died, the Gospel of Matthew attests that:
The earth quaked, rocks were split, tombs were opened, and the bodies of many saints who had fallen asleep were raised. And coming forth from their tombs after his resurrection, they entered the holy city and appeared to many. (Matt 27:51-53)
So here we have a concrete example of a bodily resurrection before the “resurrection of the dead” that comes at the very end of time (Rev 20:13). The Gospel account suggests that these risen Old Testament figures transcended time and space since they “appeared” to many (though the Church has not made any definitive pronouncement in this regard). This is all to say that there is no reason that a bodily resurrection is not possible whereby these martyrs will also “appear” to those on earth as many of the saints and Our Lady already have, and do.  However, generally speaking, Thomas Aquinas states of this first resurrection that…
…these words are to be understood otherwise, namely of the ‘spiritual’ resurrection, whereby men shall rise again from their sins to the gift of grace: while the second resurrection is of bodies. The reign of Christ denotes the Church wherein not only martyrs, but also the other elect reign, the part denoting the whole; or they reign with Christ in glory as regards all, special mention being made of the martyrs, because they especially reign after death who fought for the truth, even unto death. —Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Qu. 77, art. 1, rep. 4.; cited in The Splendor of Creation: The Triumph of the Divine Will on Earth and the Era of Peace in the Writings of the Church Fathers, Doctors and Mystics by Rev. Joseph Iannuzzi; (Kindle Location 1323)
However, it is primarily this interior sanctity that Piux XII prophesied — a sanctity that puts an end to mortal sin.
A new resurrection of Jesus is necessary: a true resurrection, which admits no more lordship of death… In individuals, Christ must destroy the night of mortal sin with the dawn of grace regained. —Urbi et Orbi address,March 2nd, 1957; vatican.va
Jesus says to Luisa that, indeed, this resurrection is not at the end of days but within time, when a soul begins to live in the Divine Will.
My daughter, in My Resurrection, souls received the rightful claims to rise again in Me to new life. It was the confirmation and seal of My entire life, of My works and of My words. If I came to earth it was to enable each and every soul to possess My Resurrection as their own – to give them life and make them resurrect in My own Resurrection. And do you wish to know when the real resurrection of the soul occurs? Not in the end of days, but while it is still alive on earth. One who lives in My Will resurrects to the light and says: ‘My night is over’… Therefore, the soul who lives in my Will can say, as the angel said to the holy women on the way to the sepulcher, ‘He is risen. He is not here anymore.’ Such a soul who lives in My Will can also say, ‘My will is no longer mine, for it has resurrected in God’s Fiat.’ —April 20, 1938, Vol. 36
Hence, says St. John, “Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over these.” They will be few in number — a “remnant” after the tribulations of the Antichrist.
Now, my Resurrection is the symbol of the souls who will form their Sanctity in my Will. The Saints of the past centuries symbolize my Humanity. Although resigned, they did not have continuous act in my Will; therefore, they did not receive the mark of the Sun of my Resurrection, but the mark of the works of my Humanity before my Resurrection. Therefore, they will be many; almost like stars, they will form a beautiful ornament to the Heaven of my Humanity. But the Saints of the living in my Will, who will symbolize my Resurrected Humanity, will be few. —Jesus to Luisa, April 15th, 1919, Vol. 12
Hence, the “triumph” of the end times is not merely the chaining of Satan in the abyss (Rev 20:1-3); rather, it is the restoration of the rights of sonship that Adam forfeited — that “died” as it were in the Garden of Eden — but which is being restored in the People of God in these “end times” as the final fruit of Christ’s Resurrection.
With this triumphant act, Jesus sealed the reality that He was [in his one divine Person both] Man and God, and with his Resurrection He confirmed his doctrine, his miracles, the life of the Sacraments and the entire life of the Church. Moreover, He obtained the triumph over the human will of all souls that are weakened and almost dead to any true good, so that the life of the Divine Will that was to bring the fullness of holiness and all blessings to souls should triumph over them. —Our Lady to Luisa, The Virgin in the Kingdom of the Divine Will, Day 28
..for the sake of the Resurrection of your Son, make me rise again in the Will of God. —Luisa to Our Lady, Ibid.
[I] implore the resurrection of the Divine Will within the human will; may we all resurrect in You… —Luisa to Jesus, 23rd Round in the Divine Will
It is this which brings the Body of Christ into her full maturity:
…until we all attain to the unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the extent of the full stature of Christ… (Eph 4:13)
BECOMING OUR PERFECT SELVES
Clearly, St. John and the Church Fathers do not propose an “eschatology of despair” where Satan and Antichrist triumph until Jesus returns to put an end to human history. Sadly, some prominent Catholic eschatologists as well as Protestants are saying just that. The reason is that they are neglecting The Marian Dimension of the Stormthat is already here and coming. For Holy Mary is…
…the image of the Church to come… —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Spe Salvi, n.50
At once virgin and mother, Mary is the symbol and the most perfect realization of the Church… —Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 507
Rather, what we are realizing anew is what the Church has taught from the beginning—that Christ will manifest His power within history, such that the Day of the Lord will bring about peace and justice in the world. It will be a resurrection of lost grace and a “sabbath rest” for the saints. What a witness this will be to the nations! As Our Lord Himself said: “This gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the world as a witness to all nations, and then the end will come.” Using the allegorical language of the Old Testament prophets, the Early Church Fathers merely said the same thing:
So, the blessing foretold undoubtedly refers to the time of His Kingdom, when the just will rule on rising from the dead; when creation, reborn and freed from bondage, will yield an abundance of foods of all kinds from the heaven’s dew and the fertility of the earth, just as the seniors recall. Those who saw John, the Lord’s disciple, [tell us] that they heard from him how the Lord taught and spoke about these times… —St. Irenaeus of Lyons, Church Father (140–202 A.D.); Adversus Haereses, Irenaeus of Lyons, V.33.3.4,The Fathers of the Church, CIMA Publishing
…His Son will come and destroy the time of the lawless one and judge the godless, and change the sun and the moon and the stars—then He shall indeed rest on the seventh day… after giving rest to all things, I will make the beginning of the eighth day, that is, the beginning of another world. —Letter of Barnabas (70-79 A.D.), written by a second century Apostolic Father
First published March 15th, 2018.
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And then many will fall away, and betray one another, and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because wickedness is multiplied, most men’s love will grow cold. (Matt 24:10-12)
LAST week, an interior vision that came to me before the Blessed Sacrament some sixteen years ago was burning on my heart again. And then, as I entered the weekend and read the latest headlines, I felt I should share it again as it may be more relevant than ever. First, a look at those remarkable headlines…
In Ireland, the faithful were shocked to learn over the weekend in the Irish Catholic newspaper that the government there will consider it “an offence for a priest to leave his home to celebrate a public Mass unless this is a funeral or a wedding.” Of course, this means it would be a crime for the faithful to attend a Mass, even if they follow the same protocols that allow them into other public spaces.
Then a screenshot of a Catholic Church’s website in New Jersey, USA shot around the globe this weekend of a new restriction put in place by the pastor:
“Confessions are Now Available for Those Who Are Vaccinated”
The idea that a priest would only hear the confessions of the vaccinated is not only a violation of Canon Law 843.1, but utterly contradicts the example of Jesus, the saints and many martyrs who were not afraid to touch the “unclean” — and who even gave their lives to bring the sacraments to those with disease and plague. For it is the disease of the soul that can lead to eternal death.
A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. (John 10:11)
Of course, this pastor is working from a flawed but widespread myth that the unvaccinated are somehow a threat to the “common good,” and thus putting “people’s lives in danger.” For one, this presumption totally excludes those who have built natural immunity to a virus or who, for medical reasons, cannot receive a vaccine. Also, it ignores the fact that the vaccinated have actually been shown to still be carriers of a virus, such as has happened with the vaccine against mumps, polio, whooping cough, and diptheria, to name but a few. In fact, not only do the current COVID-19 experimental mRNA vaccines not stop infection (they only reduce symptoms for some), but several renowned virologists are warning that the vaccines may actually spark mass deaths by causing new variants that the vaccinated themselves will carry, or cause unforeseen auto-immune reactions.
By Monday morning, the bishop stepped in and put an end to this shocking policy as his Vicar General reiterated the Vatican’s recent document that vaccines cannot be considered a moral obligation.
Meanwhile, in the diocese of Kansas City, it is a different story. The diocesan website reads:
It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and encouraged by Bishop Johnston that particular sections of the parish church be designated for those persons who continue to prefer wearing a mask at this time as well as those who are not vaccinated. Another area is to be designated for the vaccinated and non-mask wearing section. —kcsjcatholic.org
This is liturgical apartheid — based, again, on the aforementioned faulty assumptions. It also contradicts the growing mountain of studies, for instance, that show masking of the healthy to be insignificant in reducing the transmission of the virus, and may actually be spreading it faster. Hence, such incredibly divisive measures seem to be based on fear rather than facts. For those in America who remember the days of segregation, these guidelines from a Catholic Church, no less, must be appalling. Of course, for those who believe the daily misinformation of the mainstream media, they might find these guidelines reassuring. However, what happened to “follow the science”?
Meanwhile, in a letter to his flock, one Californian bishop stated:
It is vitally important that all of us receive the Covid vaccine. The Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson vaccines are safe and effective. —Rev. Robert W. McElroy, Bishop of San Diego; letter
This while nearly 6000 deaths and over 200,000 injuries have been reported from the vaccines between the American and Europeanadverse reporting systems, with estimates that this only comprises 1-10% of incidences actually reported. Thus, such incredibly divisive edicts being issued by the hierarchy are far from being reassuring for many of the faithful who are apparently far more well read on the scientific data. But that hasn’t stopped major publications like the Jesuit’s America Magazine from headlines like this:
Churches should mandate vaccines for people coming back to Mass. —February 19th, 2021; americamagazine.org
It is remarkable, even to some secular ethicists, that an experimental medical treatment like this can even remotely be considered a moral obligation. How is it, then, that several hierarchy have suddenly become the leading advocates for Big Pharma — at the cost of dividing and even excluding the faithful from the sacraments?
THE COMING PARALLEL COMMUNITIES
Pope Benedict XVI issued a warning in 2009 that the powers driving globalization run the risk of creating new divisions in humanity if they remain unchecked.
The principal new feature has been the explosion of worldwide interdependence, commonly known as globalization… without the guidance of charity in truth, this global force could cause unprecedented damage and create new divisions within the human family. —Caritas in Veritate, n. 33
The crisis of this very hour could indeed be summarized as “charity without truth.” Hence, virtue-signalling has replaced science; censorship has displaced discussion; irrationality has neutered reason; fear has blinded the facts; and panic has dispensed with prudence. As such, new divisions, like cracks in the earth’s crust, are forming between families and communities, coworkers and schoolmates — if not nations, as the origins of the coronavirus continually point toward a bio-weapon developed at a Wuhan laboratory in China. Sadly, many readers have already recounted to me personally the hostile reactions they’ve received both in public and private settings as the virus of fear has spread like a contagion. And this will only explode as several nations begin to implement “vaccine passports” that will make it impossible for one to travel, shop, and move about freely without one.
Now you understand how St. John’s vision of a global “beast” that forces all to “buy and sell” with a “mark” is anything but far-fetched.
Years ago on one of my concert tours in the U.S., the Lord showed me various aspects of these times in a series of interior visions and words. For instance, whenever we passed through toll booths or border crossings, I sensed an intense spirit of control there, and that these would become future “checkpoints” to control population’s movements. Now, it’s becoming abundantly clearer how and why.
But one word stands out from the rest at this time. It came to me during a week of prayer with a priest who had fled Hurricane Katrina, and who came to spend time with me, as his parish and rectory were decimated. We were sitting before the Blessed Sacrament in a small chapel at the base of the Canadian Rockies. Earlier in the day, while driving up that mountain, I had to stop our vehicle as a powerful vision came to me of pilgrims walking up the mountain with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Why, was not clear; but the sense was that they were seeking refuge.
While before the Sacrament, I was given what I would call an interior locution (inaudible prophetic word). Perhaps we are now seeing the beginning of this vision, and how those who refuse to be coerced by the state may have to band together sooner than later. The kernel of the “word” was simply an infused understanding that “parallel communities” were going to emerge — those with access to resources, and those without.
Vision of the Parallel Communities
(first published on September 14th, 2006 on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross and eve of the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows)
I saw that, in the midst of the virtual collapse of society due to cataclysmic events, a “world leader” would present an impeccable solution to the economic chaos. This solution would seemingly cure not only these economic strains, but the deep social need of society, that is, the need for community. I immediately perceived that technology and the rapid pace of life have created an environment of isolation and loneliness—perfect soil for a new concept of community to emerge. In essence, I saw what would be “parallel communities” to the Christian communities. The Christian communities would already have been established through “the illumination” or “Warning” or perhaps sooner (they would be cemented by the supernatural graces of the Holy Spirit, and protected beneath the mantle of the Blessed Mother.)
The “parallel communities,” on the other hand, would reflect many of the values of the Christian communities—fair sharing of resources, a form of spirituality and prayer, like-mindedness, and social interaction made possible (or forced into being) by the preceding purifications, which would compel people to draw together. The difference would be this: the parallel communities would be based on a new religious idealism, built on the footings of moral relativism and structured by New Age and Gnostic philosophies. AND, these communities would also have food and the means for comfortable survival.
The temptation for Christians to cross-over will be so great, that we will see families split, fathers turned against sons, daughters against mothers, families against families (cf. Mark 13:12). Many will be deceived because the new communities will contain many of the ideals of Christian community (cf. Acts 2:44-45), and yet, they will be empty, godless structures, shining in a false light, held together by fear more than by love, and fortified with easy access to the necessities of life. People will be seduced by the ideal—but swallowed by the falsehood. (Such will be the tactics of Satan, to mirror true Christian communities, and in this sense, create an anti-church).
As hunger and incrimination escalate, people will face a choice: they can continue to live in insecurity (humanly speaking) trusting in the Lord alone, or they can choose to eat well in a welcoming and seemingly secure community. (Perhaps a certain “mark” will be required to belong to these communities—an obvious but plausible speculation I deduced (cf. Rev 13:16-17)).
Those who refuse these parallel communities will be deemed not only outcasts, but obstacles to what many will be deceived into believing is the “enlightenment” of human existence—the solution to a humanity in crisis and gone astray. (And here again, terrorism is another key element of the enemy’s present plan. These new communities will appease the terrorists through this new world religion thereby bringing about a false “peace and security”, and hence, Christian’s will become the “new terrorists” because they oppose the “peace” established by the world leader.)
Even though people will have by now heard the revelation in Scripture regarding the dangers of a coming world religion (cf. Rev 13:13-15), the deception will be so convincing that many will believe Catholicism to be that “evil” world religion instead. Putting to death Christians will become a justifiable “act of self-defence” in the name of “peace and security”.