To Catholic Priests Today: Why Are You Afraid Of The Virus?

Chaplain Francis Duffy, World War I
Chaplain (Maj.) Francis P. Duffy poses in an undated photo. Duffy, a Catholic priest, is one of the most celebrated chaplains from World War I. He accompanied litter bearers into battle to help recover the wounded and received the Distinguished Service Cross, among other awards, for his bravery under fire. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School)
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Father Aloysius H. Schmitt
December 4, 1909 – December 7, 1941
Roman Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Dubuque
Chaplain in the United States Navy during World War II
On December 7th, 1941, Fr. Schmitt was serving on board the battleship, USS Oklahoma when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He had just finished saying Mass when the call went out for “general quarters”. A Japanese hit caused the ship to capsize. A number of sailors, including Fr. Schmitt, were trapped in a compartment with only a small porthole as the means of escape. Fr. Schmitt helped a number of men through this porthole. When it came his time to leave, he declined and helped more men to escape. In total, he helped 12 men to escape.
Fr. Schmitt died on board the Oklahoma. He was the first chaplain of any faith to have died in World War II. His example inspired a number of other priests to become chaplains.
He was honored posthumously by the U.S. government when it awarded him the Navy and Marine Corps Medal along with the Purple Heart. A destroyer escort named USS Schmitt was commissioned in 1943 by the Navy in his honor, ceremonially launched by his sister, and served the U.S. Navy until 1967 when it was transferred to Taiwan.

 

 

 

Father Emil Kapaun
Servant Of God Father Emil Kapaun, Chaplain In The Korean War, POW, Medal of Honor Recipient , Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star and other medals.
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Servant Of God Father Vincent Capodanno US Navy Chaplain to the US Marines in Vietnam, Medal of Honor Recipient

Again, my dear Reverend Fathers, your shoes are big and that cross is heavy, and this virus and the hysteria and panic caused by the media does not help, but look at these men once again, your role models, modern day Patron Saints who offered the Latin Mass and the Sacraments and Spiritual Direction under fire, in POW camps, in the depths of the USS Oklahoma in Battleship Row in Pearl Harbor under siege during the air attack, and Father Capodanno, in the jungle of Vietnam with all the weird diseases, creepy crawling things, an intense enemy who fought a guerrilla style warfare, yet Father Capodanno didn’t stop his prayer services, Mass, Sacraments.

Be like the Priests creating confessionals on their front porch, or drive through confessionals, or live streaming their Masses and having a screen made available outside the parish or available on tablets or laptops on a website and then the people in their cars waiting for the Blessed Sacrament.

We are at Passion Sunday, getting close to that holiest time of the year of Holy Week.  As President Trump is calling it, a war with an invisible enemy, so you my dear reverend fathers are wartime chaplains, no time to run from the fight and leaving your flock behind.

If you need a Saint to look to, Saint Charles Cardinal Borromeo

San_Carlo_Borromeo-1Everything began in the month of August that year. Milan was celebrating joyfully the arrival of Don John of Austria, on his way to Flanders, where he had been appointed governor. The city authorities were abuzz with excitement in their desire to bestow the highest honours on the Spanish prince, but Charles, who had been Archbishop of the diocese for six years, was following with concern the news coming from Trento, Verona and Mantua, where the plague had begun claiming victims. The first cases exploded in Milan on August 11th, right at the moment when Don John of Austria arrived. The victor of Lepanto, followed by the governor, Antonio de Guzmán y Zuñiga, departed the city, while Charles, who was in Lodi for the Bishop’s funeral, returned in haste.

Confusion and fear reigned in Milan and the Archbishop dedicated himself completely to assisting the sick and ordering public and private prayers. Dom Prosper Guéranger sums up his infinite charity in this way:

“In the absence of local authorities, he organized the health service, founded or renewed hospitals, sought money and provisions, decreed preventive measures. Most importantly though, he took steps to ensure spiritual help, assistance to the sick and the burial of the dead. Unafraid of being infected, he paid in person, by visiting hospitals, leading penitential processions, being everything to everyone, like a father and true shepherd” (L’anno liturgico – II. Tempo Pasquale e dopo la Pentecoste, Paoline, Alba 1959, pp. 1245-1248).

St. Charles was convinced that the epidemic was “a scourge sent by Heaven” as chastisement for the sins of the people and that recourse to spiritual measures was necessary to fight against it: prayer and penitence. He rebuked the civil authorities for having placed their trust in human measures rather than divine ones.

The magistrates who governed the city continued to oppose public ceremonies, out of fear that the large gathering of people would spread contagion, but Charles “who was guided by the Divine Spirit” – recounts another biographer – convinced them by citing various examples, among which was the one regarding St. Gregory the Great who had halted the plague devastating Rome in 590 (Giussano, op. cit. p. 266).

While the pestilence spread, the Archbishop then ordered three general processions to take place in Milan on the 3rd, 5th and 6th of October, “to placate the wrath of God”. On the first day, the Saint, despite it not being the Lenten season, placed ashes on the heads of the thousands gathered, exhorting them to penitence. Once the ceremony was over, the procession went to the Basilica of St. Ambrose. Charles put himself at the head of the people, dressed in a hooded purple robe, barefoot, penitential cord at his neck and large cross in his hand. In the church, he preached on the first lament of the prophet Jeremiah Quomodo sedet sola civitas plena populo, affirming that the sins of the people had provoked the just indignation of God.”  Please Continue Reading The Account At 

To Read The Two Volume Autobiography of Saint Charles Borromeo Online
Click Volume One and Volume Two
So Imitate this Great Saint and these Great soon to be Saints who are Military Chaplains and be creative to get your flock the Sacraments!

God Bless,

Andrew

Catholic Publishers Need To Translate and Publish These Important Books

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In my days of trying to do research to write on the Royal Catholic Army of Bavaria, most importantly on Field Marshal Prince Leopold of Bavaria and his Army Group, Prince Leopold of Bavaria Army Group, there are no video documentaries on him, not even is his father, Prince Regent of Bavaria mentioned.

His books, The Memoirs Of Life: Leopold Prince v. Bavaria, 1846-1930,
Then a book on him as Field Marshal General Prince Leopold of Bavaria

His Father, Prince Regent Luitpold also has a biography called Luitpold. To learn about Leopold, one must know his up bringing.

I’d love to tell his story and the story of his army group, along with my other relative who served under him on the Eastern Front in World War I, but that won’t happen unless Catholic Publishers get their act together and go and find these books that need to be properly translated from German into English and re-published.

So much we do not know of Royal Catholic Bavaria, because no one is translating these amazing books, so I am asking for Catholic Publishers to find copies of these works and translate them properly, then if they are public domain and over a hundred years old, re-publish them, if not, find out who in Germany or Bavaria still publishes them, work with them to be the English Language Publisher.

We need good Catholic Books right now, yet, they are out of reach because of language or no longer in print, fix that problem!

Andrew

We Must Stop The Fear, The Panic, The Hysteria

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Saint King Ferdinand III, King Of Spain, Castile, Leon, My Dear Great Grandfather

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I could go on and on with all the countries of Europe, but let us begin!

The craziness, madness and hysteria going on all over the world, in America and in Europe is from all the fake numbers being hyped up, the huge cover up of facts from China, when, how and where it came from in the Wuhan bio-chemical lab.

Then the numbers grew when finally tests came in that could tell who has the virus, then the death toll jumped up, because it hit an old folks home who were already infirmed and super weak, then came the mass panic, mass hysteria and panic buying.

Then we now have no where to go for the Sacraments, for Holy Mass, being home bound and being able to watch it on TV or your computer is good, but if you are able to go to it in person, oh so much better.  “But what about the distance we are to keep?”  It would not be a problem if the crazy socialist liberals after Vatican II didn’t destroy our churches and kept the multiple side chapels for Mass and the Sacrament of Confession.  There you could in different parts of the church, Mass being celebrated by multiple priests at these side chapels, now, we have to close our churches and deny the faithful the Holy Eucharist and the Sacraments.

Update, just saw where public Masses are canceled by Bishop Strickland, but not private Masses just by the priest, no faithful.

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Please see what a true Shepherd is!

Are we to fear this virus? No, I fear loosing my soul more! Any Christian Leader would make provisions for the Sacraments and the Mass to be celebrated openly and properly, and make sure the people are safe.

Plus, they would not shut down their countries, States or whatever it is called where you are, they would want every day life to remain normal, to keep the panic down and go after anyone spreading fear, panic and hysteria!

The liberals hate it that there are drugs that cure this virus and will end their try at a Massive Global Take Over through panic and hysteria, one is Melatonin, and the medicine Chloroquine has been used in New York by the doctors to save lives of those already ill and gotten the Wuhan Virus and near death’s door and saved.

Those actually with the virus should be properly monitored and taken care of, so that they can get well and no one can get sick, but to shut down everything and hurt everyone because of the virus is demonic and shows you have no care for all your subjects or citizens by hurting those healthy and who have to close their shops, fire employees, and tank the economics of your country.  Do not come at me with what is going on Bergamo, because that is what the media wants you to believe, that the death tolls will be massive and will make it appear this virus is like the Spanish Flu or Black Death, but it is not. The news is to report the truth and facts, but there are so few facts and truths about the virus, that they are spreading rumors, hysteria from other countries and causing massive amounts of civil unrest, panic buying and hoarding.

I say again and finally, do not buy into all the hype, panic and madness, do not panic buy and hoard things you do not need, do not panic buy a store out to hurt others by selling the stuff you bought at higher prices, that is illegal or should be illegal.  Stores, you have a duty to protect your product, your employees and your actual customers, do not let these panic buyers come in and empty the shelves.  Run them off, call the police on them!

Bishops and Priests! Follow the lead of these Holy and Brave Chaplains!

God bless you all!

Andrew

An Open Letter To The Bishops Who Have Closed Down Dioceses Due To The Virus

Your Excellencies,

By your lack of Faith and Trust In God and His Divine Providence, you have gone with what all secular and Anti-Christian Governments want and those in the Democratic Party want, to limit or close our churches and Dioceses out of fear, panic and hysteria.

You do a great dis-service to the People of God in taking away the Sacraments and even the Last Rites, Anointing Of The Sick:

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You have removed the shepherds from the flock and now the roaring lion that never sleeps as Saint Peter warns us about the Devil, has free reign against us without the protection of the Sacraments! We need God, His Holy Church and the Sacraments He gave us to fight and combat all this evil! I assure you, this virus and where it is hitting, it is due to what happened in the Vatican with the Idolatry Worship of the pagan idol!

Not only are our priests who are going along with your decree to stop all Masses and Sacraments and closure of our churches acting like cowards, but also dishonoring the numerous Holy Priests who gave their own lives to be with their flock on the battle fields of Pearl Harbor when Japan attacked:

Father Aloysius Schmitt

Father Aloysius Schmitt died saving lives at Pearl Harbor when Japan was bombing Battleship Row!

Father Emil Kapaun
Father Emil Kapaun, Medal Of Honor Recipient, POW and Korean War Hero.

Chaplain Francis Duffy, World War I
Father Francis P. Duffy Of The Fighting 69th Irish Brigade New York, The Most Highly Decorated Chaplain in history!

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UPDATE! Servant Of God Father Vincent R. Capodanno, Navy Chaplain to the Marines!

So, are you so scared of an illness and buying the hype and hysteria that you risk your flock’s souls?  You are to be ashamed of yourself in calling yourselves shepherds, these men who risked their life for their flock on the battlefield are true shepherds!

To those who are not canceling Mass, the Sacraments and not closing your diocese, bravo! You are also true shepherds!

Andrew