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Monday, March 23, 2020

WHO'S IN HYSTERIA NOW AND IS THIS NEW FOUND HYSTERIA PRUDENT IN THE CURRENT CRISIS?



How many times since I have been blogging since about 2009 or so have I sounded the alarm about the danger of contracting viruses and diseases from multiple people drinking after one another from the common chalice especially those who receive last and the poor person drinking the dregs of ablutions?

How many times have I been mocked and persecuted by one or two who comment here for being Chicken Little about this and the low chance of anyone getting sick or dying from this unsanitary practice in which the Church could be held legally liable?

And now there is a new hysteria being promoted from the top down, secular and religious sources,  about the contagion of the Coronavirus. We're in a pandemic and while we need to take precautions, we won't know until all this has passed if what we are doing now is an over-reaction or not. Time will tell.

I was at our Cathedral in the mid 80's when the AIDS crisis with its panic and hysteria were at a peak, not unsimilar, but on a smaller scale, to what is happening today. The gay lobby put an end to that hysteria and called everyone homophobic and bigoted toward gays for thinking being in close proximity with a person with aides might transfer the disease to them. No such lobby today to put an end to today's Coronavirus hysteria.

Let me make clear what the difference is between the common chalice and normal things we do in church in normal times. We all need to live in the world and touch things that are contaminating with all kinds of germs and viruses, even poison. We take precautions but live life in a carefree way because touching things and social interaction are necessary.

Much of what we do in life is involuntary or required and much of the germs we experience help us to build immunity. My parents intentionally exposed me to chicken pox when I was 4 years old so that I would get it then and not later at an older age that would be more dangerous. (This was before a vaccine). The same will be true of the coronavirus until a vaccine is developed. Those who have recovered will be developing a immunity.

The common chalice is not necessary for the Laity or anyone. It is a mandate of dogmatic liturgists and bishops who swallowed these liturgists' mandates about the Post Vatican II Mass hook, line and sinker much of which has led to the Liturgy Wars and the malaise in Mass attendance we had just prior to the Coronavirus and who knows who will return to Mass when it ends?

No one should lick or place their mouth on  door knobs, hymnals or any other unclean surface or think they should because someone told them the chances are slim to none that they will get sick. The same with the common chalice. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO NEED FOR IT NOW, IN THE PAST, OR IN THE FUTURE!

FINALLY, IT IS NOT NECESSARY FOR CONCELEBRTING PRIESTS TO DRINK FROM THE COMMON CHALICE EITHER. ALL THEY NEED TO DO, AS DONE IS ROME, AND AT PAPAL MASSES, IS TO APPROACH THE ALTAR AFTER THE CELEBRANT HAS RECEIVED FROM HIS CHALICE, AND TAKE THE HOST ON THE ALTAR FOR HIM AND INTINCT IT INTO ANOTHER CHALICE OF CONSECRATED WINE, VERY CAREFUL NOT TO TOUCH THE PRECIOUS BLOOD WITH HIS FINGER/S. EVERYONE UNDERSTAND????


5 comments:

TJM said...

1,2,3 Our resident Democrat will be weighing in any second.

By the way, Nancy Pelosi is blocking aid to workers because she wants money for Abortions. I wonder what Archbishop Cordileone (never lives up to that name) is going to do about her?

ByzRC said...

Agree with TJM. While Schumer and Pelosi try to advance their agenda, people will suffer.

Carol H. said...

The democrats are complaining that the bill helps businesses too much. They fail to see that if the businesses continue to pay wages, less of a bail-out will be needed.

Anonymous said...

The Bill opposed by ALL Democrats included a $500 billion (your money and mine) fund that would allow the Secty of the Treasury to KEEP SECRET the names of the corporations to which the money was given.

The Bill DID NOT propose ANY Congressional oversight of the fund, nor did it mandate oversight by the General Accounting Office.

Opposition to this debacle was in your best interests.

Anonymous said...

Carol H. Does the Bill REQUIRE that the bail-out go to salaries, not to stock buy-back? No.

Does the Bill REQUIRE that the bail-out not be used for CEO bonuses? No.

Does the bill REQUIRE that the corporations who receive the bail-out are identified the instant they receive the money? No. In fact, the Secty of the Treasury can keep it secret.

Does the Bill REQUIRE that the bail-out be monitored by the General Accounting Office or a special Congressional Committee? No.

Does the Bill REQUIRE that corporations maintain a 3 to 6 month "Rainy Day" fund so that future disasters won't result in further bail-outs? No. YOU and I are supposed to have at least three months in savings. Why not corporations?

What you fail to see is that the scenario I describe is what happened after the bail-out in 2009/2010.