Saturday, May 9, 2020

Appeal for the Church to the World - to Catholics and people of goodwill

Brother Knights,

Please see below an important message by prominent members of the Church (Cardinals, Bishops, etc.) regarding the response of governments toward the Church in the COVID-19 crisis. Please share with your brother Knights, and families, friends, etc.

This historic letter by clergy warns Catholics to be vigilant against excessive government instructions. We encourage you to read the entire letter but here are a few pro-life highlights: 

APPEAL FOR THE CHURCH TO THE WORLD - To Catholics and all people of goodwill

Link here:

Abortion/Population Control:
  • In particular, citizens must be given the opportunity to refuse these restrictions on personal freedom, without any penalty whatsoever being imposed on those who do not wish to use vaccines, contact tracking or any other similar tool.
  • Let us also consider the blatant contradiction of those who pursue policies of drastic population control and at the same time present themselves as the savior of humanity, without any political or social legitimacy.
  • Let us also remember, as Pastors, that for Catholics it is morally unacceptable to develop or use vaccines derived from material from aborted fetuses.
Rights of the Catholic Church:
  • Finally, as Pastors responsible for the flock of Christ, let us remember that the Church firmly asserts her autonomy to govern, worship, and teach.
  • For this reason, as Pastors we firmly assert the right to decide autonomously on the celebration of Mass and the Sacraments, just as we claim absolute autonomy in matters falling within our immediate jurisdiction, such as liturgical norms and ways of administering Communion and the Sacraments.
  • The State has no right to interfere, for any reason whatsoever, in the sovereignty of the Church.

This truly is a historic moment, and though worrisome, let us remember that the 103rd anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima is this Wednesday. As Pope Benedict remarked 10 years ago:

"We would be mistaken to think that Fatima's prophetic mission is complete," the pope said. From the earliest times, he said, humanity "has succeeded in unleashing a cycle of death and terror, but failed in bringing it to an end." - Pope Benedict XVI, May 13, 2010

Finally, let us also show solidarity with the persecuted Christians in the Middle East, Africa, and China by praying: 

Prayer for Persecuted Christians: 

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!