9 June 2020

Johnson, Get Your Knee Off Our Necks

They've got us prone and at their mercy. I don't think the Christophobic bullies will easily or willingly give this up.

While great unhindered crowds of the Wokefascisti run riot, seven people worshipping together can be arrested.

The elite do their traditional on-the-one-hand-on-the-other-hand act, but they are very happy to have the churches locked. When it comes to Knees on Necks and squashed windpipes, padlocked church doors are what an interested analyst should contemplate, not just the actions of one murderous American plod.

There are suggestions that Vincent Nichols has been insufficiently assertive. I think this view is mistaken, as well as unfair. He has been quite steely in the diplomatic way that he does so skilfully. My own opinion is that he has judged and balanced things rather well.

But I think it is possible that we may be moving into a new situation, the thematic structure of which will be the vivid contrast between demonstrating and destroying mobs, and the ban on the public offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

I would like to imagine a situation in which the hierarchy told the government exactly when and how they are going to reinstate public worship, beginning in their own cathedrals, and said: "If that is against your laws, you know where you can find us to arrest us.

"We already have our own ancestral memories of being banned from worshipping by your predecessors; of being arrested; and even of worse. 

"Non possumus sine Dominico."


11 comments:

GOR said...

Here in the US recent days have been disgusting. The BLM movement has been shown to be nothing more than an anarchic movement which admits of no logic or rational discourse. You must not disagree with them. The spectacle of elected officials and ‘celebrities’ kow-towing, often on bended knee, to thugs and leftist activists is a sad reflection on today’s world.

The Church is not immune to this either. The Ab. of Washington ‘invited’ priests and religious to a ‘prayer meeting’ outside the White House, which was nothing more than an anti-Trump spectacle. What kind of message is sent when an Archbishop restricts access to the Sacrifice of the Mass but advocates a public demonstration under the guise of prayer?

vetusta ecclesia said...



A friend, Anglican, frequently organist at a West Country church, opined that the usual congregation of 20 - 30 for services could easily be accommodated at social distance in their 400 seater church.

The problem is “equality”. Any official dealings with religion nowadays have to treat esp. Islam equally and we know what sardine tins their mosques are on Friday. So we will have to wait to use properly our echoing churches. Although one prelatic pp of my acquaintance is threatening unilateral action.

Frederick Jones said...

If our priests called all our masses demonstrations would the secular authorities follow recent precedent and leave them unhindered?

OreamnosAmericanus said...

These people are not fascisti. Fascists, for all their faults, love their motherlands and their own people.

These are crowds of White-hating Marxists, Bolsheviks updated from class-hatred to race-hatred and driven by the same combinations of envy and resentment (among the Third Worlders) and bizarrely suicidal self-loathing and virtue-signalling (among the Whites, who, unlike fascists, hate their own flesh and blood).

Unknown said...

From Martin Hartley
I trust that the bit about bishops in their cathedrals also applies to the HQ of the Ordinariate at Warwick street and we can open to a glorious Pontifical High Mass and resume friendships over a glass of wine after a long painful interegnum
Martin Hartley

Rod George said...

The churches should have at least been kept open for private prayer and the government told if you want to punish us then you know where to find us. The bishops capitulated. Once again the fort has been betrayed by those who should have defended it.

Tony V said...

I must say that I've found the lockdown a welcome respite from my Novus Ordo parish, where the homily and bidding prayers frequently focus on the burning moral issues of the day, like climate change and the need for open borders.
Is there any way to extend it?

Shaun Davies said...

Is it the first time in history that the church (and all religious organisations) seem to have abandoned their faithful ? As far as I know in every disaster,plague,pestilence or affliction, the bishops and priests have been out there in the front(smelling of the sheep). A recent article in The Times about "Winners and losers" in the pandemic, classes the Churches as being among the losers. It wasn't written by a Christian. The churches bey being open and available could have maybe had a great evangelistic triumph.Maybe not. In my very limited experience I have yet to meet a priest who seems REALLY sad/angry/anxious/disappointed about the suspension of public Masses and the ones I have met have metaphorically and literally shrugged their shoulders and said: Well, there you are, we have to obey rules.

Bobby said...

God has permitted this chaos to happen in our time. Perhaps by staying his hand He is allowing us to experience what life without his help would be like, not by abandoning us but by what OUR abandoning Him would result in. Our worship has been taken away from us by the world with barely a whimper from our shepherds. Our faith is being tested. An untested faith is a weak faith.

There many we are told who will not return to Mass after Covid-19. Is God now culling the faithful from the unfaithful? Let's not let our hearts grow lukewarm during this time. It is too easy for us to let this happen without the strength of the Eucharist within us, but we always have recourse to Him in prayer. We've been told time and again the Mass is our greatest prayer to God and that the Rosary is the second most powerful prayer. If that is so then if we do not have the one, let us depend on the other.

Bobby said...

God has permitted this chaos to happen in our time. Perhaps by staying his hand He is allowing us to experience what life without his help would be like, not by abandoning us but by what OUR abandoning Him would result in. Our worship has been taken away from us by the world with barely a whimper from our shepherds. Our faith is being tested. An untested faith is a weak faith. There many we are told who will not return to Mass after Covid-19. Is God now culling the faithful from the unfaithful? Let's not let our hearts grow lukewarm during this time. It is too easy for us to let this happen without the strength of the Eucharist within us, but we always have recourse to Him in prayer. We've been told time and again the Mass is our greatest prayer to God and that the Rosary is the second most powerful prayer. If that is so then if we do not have the one, let us depend on the other.

Cherub said...

I don't think the Church should ask for special treatment. Equal treatment would do the trick.