Communion: Tongue vs Hand in the COVID era

Communion on the tongue

In the COVID era, some Catholics have been debating the communion in the hand vs on the tongue issue. Bishops have often instructed that communion be in the hand only.

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Catholic Stupidity in Coronavirus Season

Novus Ordo Seclorum

Life is normal for me, except for the quiet roads and longer and more tiring working hours in a COVID lab. But for most people, this must feel post-apocalyptic. They’re grasping for some level of control over their lives, and, sometimes, YouTube and conspiracy theories provide an outlet. However dangerous that may be. Now a bunch of Catholic bishops have signed a declaration that the whole lockdown thing is a plot by shady businesses and tyrannical governments to institute a one world government that answers to nobody. Just because they’re being told they can’t go to church and make people sick.

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The SSPX – when a church goes COVID cult

SSPX chapel quarantine notice, 25 March 2020

As a clinical virologist involved in the fight against SARS coronavirus 2 in South Africa, I advised 2 Catholic groups in Cape Town on how to manage groups of people (at Mass and otherwise) during the local epidemic. The Catholic Archdiocese of Cape Town shut down 12 days before the country shut down, and went online with video streams of congregationless Masses. Some in the SSPX congregation then advertised their chapel as the only Catholic church that was open, then crammed “very close to 100 people” into a chapel that seats 70-80 at most, and then made plans to continue underground Mass throughout lockdown, thereby recklessly disregarding the safety of the community.

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Adventist and Catholic News & Views 012 – 14 March 2020

Donkey, Boston Public Library

Key words: Charles Pope, Kool-Aid, Coronavirus, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Mass, Shut down, MyCatholicDoctor, Computational biology

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Go ye therefore, and infect all nations

Snake handling

“Be ready to abandon this mortal life and take along with you the people committed to your care. Go forward among the faithful and cause them to be plague-stricken, as a reward, even if there is only one soul available to be sent to Christ.” – nobody sane

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Adventist and Catholic News & Views 011 – 9 March 2020 – Coronavirus edition

Coronaviruses - electron microscopy

Key words: Coronavirus, Cryptic transmission, Seattle, Revelation, Crackpot, Doug Batchelor, Amazing Facts, Herbert Armstrong, COVID-19, South Africa, Zweli Mkhize, Vatican, Italy, Communion in the hand, Communion on the tongue, Extraordinary Form, Violet Harris

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Adventist pastor signs ecumenical charter with Catholics

Rabid dog

Recently there was an ecumenical meeting in Italy. Catholics attended and signed. An Adventist pastor attended and signed. The end is nigh!

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Adventist and Catholic News & Views 010 – 4 March 2020

Fake church sign with the only real biblical evidence Adventists have.

Key words: William Shea, Spectrum, Patterson v Walgreens, SCOTUS, Coronavirus, Pope Francis, Kinship International, King Francis, Franz Duke of Bavaria, Ordination of women, One World Government, Catholic monarchy, Northern Italy, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Sunday law, Fake meat

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Ellen White was Catholic in classifying her meat and fish

Fish stuffed with Thai herbs

Ellen White was Catholic in classifying her meat and fish … at least as far as classifying fish as non-meat goes, as we do in Lent.

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Does the coronavirus mean we might soon have a world-ruling Catholic monarchy?

Princess Sophie, the Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein

Certainly an interesting idea, which Adventists could start to worry about. They may not die from the coronavirus, but what about a worldwide Sunday law implemented by a Catholic ruler of the world?

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Jesus entered the most holy place in 1844?

Ellen White

When Jesus failed to return in person in October 1844 (aka the Great Disappointment), after several failed calculation attempts by proto-Adventists, some of William Miller’s followers decided that 1844 just had another meaning. What really happened, they claimed, is that Jesus entered the Holy of Holies in order to finish the atonement for our sins.

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Subtle Arianism in the Seventh-day Adventist “Clear Word Bible”

Ellen White icon

Some of the Seventh-day Adventist founding fathers were Arians. Arians deny that Jesus Christ is God the Son, one being with the Father (consubstantial), equal to the Father (co-equal), and as eternal as the Father (co-eternal). The founding mother of Adventism wrote many Arian-like statements, such as “The man Christ Jesus was not the Lord God Almighty, yet Christ and the Father are one.”

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If Cardinal Burke gets elected pope …

Pope Pius V

If Cardinal Burke gets elected pope … Cardinal Burke takes which one of the following names as the new pope …

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Adventist and Catholic News & Views 009 – 28 Feb 2020

St John Maron

Key words: Perception creep, Judgement creep, Concept creep, Ridigity, China, Religious persecution, James Martin, Archbishop Wester, Bishop Biegler, Darrell Patterson, Walgreens, Patterson v Walgreens, Married priests, Eastern Catholics, Bishop Gallaro, Religious liberty, Vatican II

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Commentary on Prophecy in the Bible

Pope Innocent III

What follows are two comments on the role of biblical prophecy in our modern era. One is from 2016; the first is from 2020.

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Pachamama and Pope St John Paul II

His Holiness, Pope St John Paul II

In 1988, Pope St John Paul II mentioned Pachamama in a sermon. Pachamama, the earth, so-called by their ancestors; producing food and reflecting the work of divine providence.

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Eucharistic pronouns – It vs Him?

Eucharistic adoration at Saint Brigid of Kildare Church (Dublin, Ohio)

This week on Facebook, I observed someone being attacked for incorrect and disrespectful pronoun usage. The main topic was churches allowing the homeless poor to sleep in the pews at night. A definite no-no for some, with legitimate reasons either way. But this particular grammar episode became bizarre.

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Adventist and Catholic News & Views 008 – 21 Feb 2020

Phylolinguistic MCC DensiTree

Key words: Enzyme bonded concrete, Concrete, Amazon, Pope Francis, Hermits of Westray, Pets, Death of pets, Hong Kong, COVID-19, Seal of confession, Third way, Third Rite of Reconciliation, Joseph Zhu Baoyu, Querida Amazonia, Phylolinguistics, Married priests

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On the Virginity of Mary “in partu”

In 2015 I wrote to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith regarding Mary’s virginity, specifically the aspect about it remaining intact during Jesus’ birth.

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Adventist and Catholic News & Views 007 – 15 Feb 2020

Pope Francis in Korea

Key words: Conspiracy Theories, Special Knowledge, Conspiracies, Coronavirus, Gaming, Pope Francis, Amazon, Celibacy, Married priests, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Requiem aeternam, Querida Amazonia

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