So much for “remote material”! Grazie, Don Pietro! — Updated 4 May

Don Pietro Leone

Dear Readers, on the heels of the excellent article by Francesca Romana, the Rorate Caeli website has featured an absolutely brilliant analysis by Don Pietro Leone. The editors of Rorate Caeli describe Don Pietro’s list of the ten evils behind the production of abortion-tainted vaccines as “devastating.”  It is, frankly, an understatement.

We say this because we recently received a response to our letter of 22 February 2021, which we sent to Fr. Davide Pagliarani, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X.  The response to our three-page letter came not from the Superior General, but from none other than Fr. Arnaud Sélégny, the author of the dubious sspx.org article that prompted us to write to Fr. Pagliarani in the first place. Since it was a private correspondence and due to the fact that we are preparing a rebuttal, we will not, at this time, share Fr. Sélégny’s letter with you, dear readers. Suffice it to say, however, that Fr. Sélégny’s missive contained the same sophistry that was purveyed to the faithful of Immaculate Conception at the “Vaccine Talk” of 4 January 2021.  Again, we are not waging a war against the SSPX; we are fighting for the Truth.  It is more than disappointing that the SSPX is on the wrong side of this issue.

Don Pietro’s analysis is truly devastating against all those Catholics who wish to reject the incontrovertible fact that we are dealing with a continuing evil.  So much for “remote material”.

UPDATED Tuesday 4 May: We were humbled today to receive a note from Francesca Romana, the courageous Italian lady we wrote about in the last posting. Her comment, which you can read for yourselves below, dear readers, was submitted on behalf of Don Pietro himself. As you will read in Francesca Romana’s comment, the concern raised by our traditional priest friend in the 16 April update has been obviated, as Don Pietro has amended the paragraph in question to read:

“We conclude that vaccination cannot be justified morally. Whether it can be excused is another matter. The Church teaches that moral responsibility in general can be lessened, or even removed, by fear, violence (including psychological pressure), or by ignorance. How indeed can we blame the elderly for taking the vaccine, believing all they see in the media, perhaps also under pressure from family members, and fearful of death; or Catholics of good will who, failing to grasp the nature of the evil involved, have adopted the position taken by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (‘CDF’), by religious orders and congregations, and even by the Pope and the Queen of England?”

We wish to thank both Don Pietro for taking the time to examine the matter further in light of our priest friend’s analysis, and we are sincerely grateful to Francesca Romana for reaching out to us on this issue. Molte grazie!

UPDATED Friday 16 April: We spoke this morning to a traditional priest whom we have known for several years. Father told us by phone that he had noted a serious flaw in Don Pietro’s analysis in an otherwise excellent article. Father disagreed strenuously with the following statement by Don Pietro:

“Whether it [the taking of abortion-tainted vaccines] can be excused is another matter. The Church desires heroism of us, but will not condemn us if we fail to practise it. She teaches that moral responsibility in general can be lessened, or even removed, by fear, violence (including psychological pressure), or by ignorance. How indeed can we blame the elderly for taking the vaccine, believing all they see in the media, under pressure from family members, and fearful of death; or employees threatened with redundancy; or Catholics of good will docile to the recent statements of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), to the judgments of religious orders and congregations, and even to the Pope and the Queen of England?”

Father told us that by this “logic,” if someone were to take this question as rhetorical with an answer that we can ‘t blame any such persons for taking abortion-tainted vaccines, then by the same “logic,” any gravely evil act — including murder, grand larceny, rape, etc. — can be likewise “excused”. Father told us that these things are, of course, always objectively mortal sinful, and must be condemned as such. He went on to say that only ignorance or grave fear could mitigate the subjective guilt; but not the objective mortally sinful nature of the act. Father reminded us that it is the teaching of the Church that once someone is informed of and realizes the truth of the matter (such as the correct moral principles as stipulated in the rest of Don Pietro’s article), it would be both objectively and subjectively mortally sinful to proceed with such evil acts, including accepting or facilitating such baby murder-tainted products. This is especially true given the circumstances of the satanic New World Order launched by means of this planned “epidemic” complete with a population-destroying vaccine.

Father emphasized that “the main fatal flaw in Don Pietro’s article is this: ‘the Church desires heroism of us, but will not condemn us if we fail to practise it.’ This statement,” Father continues, “falsely frames the subject of rejecting the mortally sinful act of taking the DeathVax as a matter of ‘heroism’ and not a matter of moral necessity to reject the DeathVax.” Father goes on to point out that the author goes on to erroneously list such things as employees getting fired as “excusing reasons to take the Death Vax. In other words,” Father says, ” for Don Pietro it would be a matter of morally optional ‘heroism’ to refuse to accept the DeathVax if one was threatened with losing his job.

“But that is patently wrong,” Father points out, “as the rest of his article proves. As bishop Athanasius Schneider said, that would be like the early Catholics sinning by giving incense to the pagan false gods, in order not to be martyred. Losing one’s job is not as grave as losing one’s life. And yet, Holy Mother church does require that we give up our lives in such circumstances, and that certainly includes giving up our employment!”

Father emphasized that “giving incense to false gods and taking the DeathVax are not matters of morally optional ‘heroism,’ but rather matters of moral obligation. Finally, Don Pietro essentially said that the Church would not condemn anyone for following the erroneous guidance of the CDF; but that is tantamount to saying that priest who follow Amoris Latitiae and give Communion to adulterers are not condemned by the Church.” Father wonders what Don Pietro means by the “Church.” “If he means that such a one who commits objectively evil acts will not be condemned by corrupt members of the Hierarchy,” states Father, “then I sadly agree. But if by the Church we mean the authentic binding Doctrine and Morals of the Church, then I strongly disagree. In any case, God is gravely offended by all evil acts of men, whether or not the person is subjectively culpable or not. God condemns all objectively evil acts whether or not corrupt member of the Hierarchy do so.” Father asked us to let all our readers know that he is praying for everyone to unequivocally reject the DeathVax and all of the satanic agenda that it is designed to accomplish.”

We sincerely thank Father for his insights. It was our reading of the passages in question above that Don Pietro was in fact making the distinctions that Father discussed with us this morning; however, in retrospect, Father’s contention that Don Pietro contradicted himself in an otherwise outstanding analysis appears to have much merit. You tell us, dear readers, what you think. Here is the link to Don Pietro’s analysis, as translated by that courageous lady, Francesca Romana:

RORATE CÆLI: Don Pietro Leone: Chains of Evil

12 thoughts on “So much for “remote material”! Grazie, Don Pietro! — Updated 4 May

  1. I rarely comment but after this very concise article quoted here I’d like to add something more that I’m not sure anyone has covered or linked together yet. Last night, to my horror, an article crossed my path about the 800,000 babies and children that go missing per year in the USA alone. Child trafficking. But this is not ‘just’ for “sex grooming” purposes. Horrifically, a great number of these poor innocents go to these medical experiments and to child sacrifice. The Illuminati is made up of some of the top influential politicians, socialites and celebrities. Brutal child sacrifice and blood harvest is an initiation rite in the Illuminati. It is more barbaric and satanic than can be described in these comments. But if you go to healthimpactnews.com and search for “young blood” you will find an article that I believe is the duty of each of us to know about. How can this NOT be linked to these experiments by these same companies leading in aborted baby cell use? We, as Christians, as children of the light, must be speaking out and standing up against all if this horror. And the illegal immigrant children being trafficked through on Biden’s watch will undoubtedly, many of them, end up in the 800K per-year-missing list. Thank you for the link to this article and let’s hope and pray the SSPX soon gets on the right side of this vaccine fight! SO many confused souls are being led astray by their undoubting trust in them.

    • We apologize that it took so long for your comment to appear. We finally found it in the “admin” section of our site; which only confirms that we are still learning more about WordPress each day. Your comment about the child trafficking is eye-opening for many of us, we are sure. Hopefully, this posting will prompt many of us to look into this more in-depth. God bless!

    • Bravo, Fr. Burfitt! Yes, we have mentioned before on this page that there are some SSPX priests who dissent from the “official” position of the hierarchy of the Society. We are very glad that we can count our old friend Fr. Trevor Burfitt among those who see the cooperation in such evil for what it is: immoral.

  2. Tony,

    Many thanks for this – I’ll link to it over on the Catholic Truth blog (and you are always welcome to post links to this excellent blog on our platform, anytime!)

    Just one thing; I hear this a lot from people who have written to various people, bishops, priests, politicians, etc., that since the correspondence was “private”, they won’t publish. I don’t see it that way at all.

    If the subject matter is of grave moral importance – as is this issue – then there should be no problem with publishing material received after an enquiry. Unless a person is writing for the purpose of creating or adding to a collection of letters from the “great and the good” – a
    bit like an autograph collector – then it is not indiscreet to publish any responses received. Indeed, it may be a matter of duty. Our prophetic Baptismal and Confirmation calling means that we have a duty to warn others of spiritual and moral danger.

    When I write in response to enquiries, I write to a “reader” (of our newsletter and/or blog) and I fully appreciate that it may well be published or forwarded so that others will read it. I never interpret enquiries as personal – although if the email or letter states that it is not for publication, I respect that stated wish.

    So, thank you for writing this “warning” post – as I say, I will post the link to it on our Catholic Truth blog.

    God bless you.

    • Thank you, Patricia. Your words ring true; after all, we did write to Fr. Pagliarani on behalf of untold numbers of traditional Catholics who were/are confused due to being provided publicly with the SSPX “remote material” position. It was disturbing to us, especially, to have had the same priest who had developed the “party line,” so to speak, as the one the Superior General chose to respond to us, even though there were requests we made of Fr. Pagliarani in his capacity as the head of the Society. We had been ambivalent anyway regarding whether or not to publish our letter and the response; but with the help of your wise words, we are reconsidering publishing both our initial letter to the Superior General, and Fr. Selegny’s response. God bless!

      • In fact, I didn’t want to push you against your will, but, in fact, our apostolate took shape precisely because we had written to priests and bishops over a period of years between us, and the results varied from polite brush off type replies to outright rudeness. Thus, we took the Gospel injunction to heart – if, going to the individuals concerned and then to their superiors didn’t effect the required change, usually and end to some type of scandal, then we had to make the wider community aware of the situation(s). Enter Catholic Truth into the Scottish Catholic scene!

        Anyway, I do not mean to press you – it may be that the correspondence is not all that important, but I just had to throw in my tuppence-worth!

  3. Apologies for my typos and poor spacing in the above posts. Feel free to correct. Thank you. Not my best written pieces due to the usual typing at 300 words per minute!

  4. It appears that Rorate is trying to balance out their scandalous recent articles by Cippola and de Mattei. No doubt they’ve received a lot of blowback.

  5. Francesca Romana

    Francesca Romana here. Hello! Thank you so much for mentioning Don Pietro’s superb article (and my humble one) on the Covid 19 Vaccination controversy!
    Don Pietro wanted you to know that he is very grateful for your useful suggestions and has changed the paragraph you mentioned as he saw fit.

    Here is the corrected paragraph:

    “We conclude that vaccination cannot be justified morally. Whether it can be excused is another matter. The Church teaches that moral responsibility in general can be lessened, or even removed, by fear, violence (including psychological pressure), or by ignorance. How indeed can we blame the elderly for taking the vaccine, believing all they see in the media, perhaps also under pressure from family members, and fearful of death; or Catholics of good will who, failing to grasp the nature of the evil involved, have adopted the position taken by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (‘CDF’), by religious orders and congregations, and even by the Pope and the Queen of England?”

    https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2021/04/don-pietro-leone-chains-of-evil.html#more

    Should you have doubts or queries about any future writings, as on the Second Vatican Council, he would be grateful to know from you directly, (you can contact New Catholic or Adfero at Rorate) so he can assess them as soon as possible. He sends his priestly blessing to yourself and your good readers in the Charity of Christ.
    Again many thanks and warmest greetings.
    F.R.

    • Dear Francesca Romana, thank you ever so much for your note. We were truly humbled to have heard from you today. Moreover, we are proud to have made the acquaintance of the lady that wrote those beautiful words we repeated in our 11 April posting, “What happened to moral absolutism and the non-negotiables?” Your article on the Rorate Caeli site touched our hearts and was, we believe, one of the most succinct and heart-felt arguments against abortion-tainted vaccines to date. Complimenti e Mille Grazie! Please pass on our “complimenti” and filial devotion to Don Pietro as well. May God bless you both. Sincerely in the Risen Christ, Tony & Vickie Ambrosetti.

  6. Marinaio,

    This is very interesting, indeed. I will post the link on the Catholic Truth blog with an alert to the excellent update.

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