In Nomine Patri et Filii et Vacca Sancti

It seems the Archdiocese of Sydney regrets not being able to get rid of principled men:

A number of Catholic priests in Sydney are refusing the Covid-19 vaccination, against express requests from their Archbishop Anthony Fisher, who has already received complaints from parishioners.

The revelation that a “handful” of priests are holding out against the jab – despite repeated “exhortations” from Archbishop Fisher – was made by one of the most senior priests in the Sydney Archdiocese, the vicar-general Father Gerry Gleeson.

Father Gleeson told ABC broadcaster Geraldine Doogue during her daily podcast, Plenary Matters, on Wednesday night, that a “concrete example” of how hard it was for the church to sack priests had arisen over vaccinations…

“The Archbishop has made repeated exhortations but it’s going to come to a crunch in the next couple of weeks because there’s a handful probably who will say no. The letters of complaint have begun already from parishioners who have found out that their man is saying no.”

Father Gleeson said that while individual freedoms around vaccination had to be respected, the refusal of some priests created a problem for the church. Unlike a corporation which could sack or transfer an unvaccinated employee, it was difficult for the Archbishop to take action against a priest in these circumstances.

I’d say this was a “concrete example” of ratting, invasion of privacy, disloyalty and hysteria.
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6 Responses to In Nomine Patri et Filii et Vacca Sancti

  1. Shy Ted says:

    In the name of the father, son and miserable ghost, Malcolm? Been a while since Latin studies.

  2. rosie says:

    Why should the Archbishop take action?

    And I can just imagine the spittle flecked letters.

  3. cuckoo says:

    Surely the current Pope would have no hesitation in declaring a, I mean, in declaring vaccine abstention an excommunicable offence? The deities Gaia, Pazuzu and Chupacabra could whisper it into his ear.

  4. C.L. says:

    Been a while since Latin studies.

    Vacca –> cow –> vaccine


  5. C.L. says:

    Cuckoo, my advice to the rebel priests would be to don rainbow stoles, preach transsexual love and kindness + climate change for a month of Sundays.

    That’ll make them unsackable.

  6. Not Trampis says:

    They might have good reasons such as possible reactions to the vaccine however if not let the people know so they can make their decision to go or not.

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