By David Martin
Filthy lucre apparently had much to do with the closing of Catholic Churches in March 2020. It's not that COVID-19 necessitated the closure of churches thus forcing dioceses to turn to the state for financial aid, but that the state paid the dioceses to ensure their compliance with state orders to close the churches. According to the Associated Press, the U.S. Catholic Bishops received over $3 billion in such "financial aid."
"Overall, the nation’s nearly 200 dioceses, where bishops and cardinals govern, and other Catholic institutions received at least $3 billion,” AP reported on February 3. “That makes the Roman Catholic Church perhaps the biggest beneficiary of the paycheck program, according to AP’s analysis of data the U.S. Small Business Administration released." https://apnews.com/article/catholic-church-get-aid-investigation-39a404f55c82fea84902cd16f04e37b2
The truth is that the U.S. bishops closed the churches to make the almighty state happy, which had nothing to do with COVID-19. The socialist deep-state was hinging on these closures for success in launching nationwide riots and lockdowns last spring.
It's a simple spiritual 2+2. The enemy plan was to cut off needed grace from the Sacrifice of the Mass while cranking up nationwide satanic black masses to fuel their effort, something the bishops should have immediately recognized, but because the bishops are no longer spiritual but are now absorbed in the Marxist politics of "immigration" and "Black Lives Matter," they turned their back on the flock and empowered the state to bully the Church, done of course under the guise of public health and safety.
Bishop Schneider and other responsible prelates made it clear last spring that clergy were under no obligation to heed episcopal/state orders to close churches and suspend Masses. President Trump himself issued a statement on December 28 in which Christian America was encouraged to follow the example of St. Thomas Becket in preferring to die for the Faith before allowing the state to infringe on the Church, yet churches are still in restricted mode because bishops continue to heed state advice to impose restrictions on churches. It seems the bishops can't act fast enough to please these elite masters while divine rules, tradition, and commandments are thrown out the window. They've become like the hypocrites in Christ's time, touting their hand-washing and "sanitary" procedures and adopting ridiculous "traditions of men" while the work of God is ignored!
What we are witnessing is a virus of disinformation that has all but deranged the public mindset and turned society and church into a political insane asylum. Deep-state socialists have simply used COVID as a political tool to lock down on liberty and launch their "Great Reset.”
The best cure for this madness is to ignore the COVID fuss and go back to being normal. When America can finally drop the masks and distancing and ignore socialists like Newsom, Cuomo, and Fauci, our cure will be complete.