Below I copy and paste a post from the Deacon’s Bench which is a copy and paste from other sources. How can a priest get up in front of his parish and give a 20 minute homily, that in and of itself would get him suspended in New Mexico, on a conspiracy theory, or better yet, lie, and think he can get away with it?
And the Diocesan response is tepid and a bit too lawyer-like for me who believes in the prophetic mission of the Church. Thus I have some sympathy, although with reservations, for Fr. Altman and he being a lawyer in another life, but not acting like one as a priest.
I have to admit I have wondered out loud, but never ever would wonder out loud like that in a homily, if China manufactured this virus as a part of germ warfare and released it to their own people to see what would happen. Certainly a germ warfare technique that kills people but keeps buildings and infrastructure in tact is preferable to a nuclear bomb and its physical destruction. But what a choice!
My only gripe with this pandemic and it is a pandemic and a pandemic kills people when it concerns a virus that has no vaccine, is how the media is using it for political purposes causing all of us to question what we hear even when what we hear is true but it comes from a news channel that has a political agenda.
In reporting on COVID-19, would it not be better to say, these many people died of Covid 19 and had no other health concerns, like dying of cancer or some other disease. This number died as a secondary result of Covid-19. These many people were diagnosed with Covid 19 but have fully recovered and this is the number diagnosed with Covid-19 but this is the current number. (The current number that is well having been diagnosed is no where near 6 million. But 6 million scares people not the true number who no longer have it.
Btw, I got the flu vaccine on Thursday night, the one for 65 and older, which is a vaccine on steroids. I asked the person giving it to me if there would be any side-reactions. She said that my arm would be sore where the shot was given but that is it. Lies, all lies. No it was true my arm would be sore and it was. But on Friday I felt like a Mack truck had run over me. I was sleepy all day and sore and flushed but no fever. Thanks be to God I am back to normal, which means I feel like crap but not as crappy as yesterday.
From the Deacon’s Bench: