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Father Daniel Nolan FSSP on September 1

“Do not obey the bishop, do not obey the governor. They cannot tell you to wear a mask. This is a lie. They are lying to all of us.” And, “If your bishop tells you, don’t do it. I encourage everybody…More
“Do not obey the bishop, do not obey the governor. They cannot tell you to wear a mask. This is a lie. They are lying to all of us.”

And, “If your bishop tells you, don’t do it. I encourage everybody not to wear a mask. I am telling you: disobey your bishop, disobey your governor. That’s what I’m telling you.”

Nolan added that they have „zero authority“, „are cooperating in evil“, are „suppressing the American people, their rights, liberties and common sense,“

„The emperor has no clothes. If you are healthy you have a 0.006% chance of dying from Covid-19. The flu has a greater chance of killing you, if you’re healthy.“ Nolan referred to the coronavirus hype as “scamdemic.”
sheepette
I don't think a gov's mandate is a law.
Ultraviolet
Technically it's worse. Depressing reading for Saturday evening...

www.americanbar.org/…es-legal-approach-to-pandemic/

www.nolo.com/…irus-public-health-crisis.html
sheepette
thanks. keep me outta jail. 😊
salliperson
There are more of “us” than there are of “them”.
Catholics I’m talking about.

Thank you Father Nolan for speaking out against this pandemic.
Those of us who have eyes to see know that Covid was perpetrated to usher in worldwide Marxism.
Priests back in my day once spoke like you Father because they and their Bishops were true Shepherds of Jesus Christ. You were willing to risk everything for …More
There are more of “us” than there are of “them”.
Catholics I’m talking about.

Thank you Father Nolan for speaking out against this pandemic.
Those of us who have eyes to see know that Covid was perpetrated to usher in worldwide Marxism.
Priests back in my day once spoke like you Father because they and their Bishops were true Shepherds of Jesus Christ. You were willing to risk everything for the sake of your flock. This does not go unnoticed.
The world is looking for courageous priests like you, Father. We will support you with or without a Bishop.
Catholics need their churches reopened with no stipulations attached. We need to receive the sacraments openly and freely as God intended.
Rest assured to those who are at high risk, Our Lord will provide.
God bless you Father Nolan!
Chris Benischek
One must distinguish between the different kinds of law. Cf. St Thomas Aquinas, Articles 90 through 95 in the Summa Theologia (First Part of the Second Part of the Summa Theologiæ). Human law is subject and susceptible to human reason--otherwise you would have to be a lawyer to serve on a jury. Justice however is not the (exclusive) province of lawyers. Similarly, truth.

Fr. Nolan's point is …More
One must distinguish between the different kinds of law. Cf. St Thomas Aquinas, Articles 90 through 95 in the Summa Theologia (First Part of the Second Part of the Summa Theologiæ). Human law is subject and susceptible to human reason--otherwise you would have to be a lawyer to serve on a jury. Justice however is not the (exclusive) province of lawyers. Similarly, truth.

Fr. Nolan's point is that a human law that violates natural reason and the divine law is no law. That is an echo of Aquinas: an unjust law is no law.

And in this Fr. Nolan is quite correct. Must one exterminate the Jews on the orders of the Third Reich, or kill unarmed noncombatant village peasants in Nam because your CO so orders? Similarly, the holocaust of abortion is completely legal here in the U. S. A just law?
philosopher
How does it follow that refusing a lawful order to commit murder, (which I agree is ethically correct), ethically univical to being asked to wear a mask in some situations during the outbreak of a new infectious disease? That seems like a reasonable directive from a health department. St.Thomas noted that the purpose of government and law was to direct people toward the good- body and soul.
Chris Benischek
Covid as an infectious disease is over--check your facts. The Mask is a political hoax. Therefore the directives are far from reasonable. (And "univical" is not a word.) catholicfamilynews.com/…loyalty-to-the-party-of-covid/
philosopher
So, what happens if a medical doctor, nurse or surgeon follows Fr. Nolan' s advise? If you are in hospital and getting an operation, do you want the surgical team to mask, or do they have to follow the hospital ordinances? Are the medical practitioners who mask in health facilities fearful fools? Are they automatons under the control of Bill Gates and the Rockefeller Foundation Globalist? …More
So, what happens if a medical doctor, nurse or surgeon follows Fr. Nolan' s advise? If you are in hospital and getting an operation, do you want the surgical team to mask, or do they have to follow the hospital ordinances? Are the medical practitioners who mask in health facilities fearful fools? Are they automatons under the control of Bill Gates and the Rockefeller Foundation Globalist? Seriously folks, let us not loose a grip on reality during the present time.

St. Thomas Aquinas and Blsd. Duns Scotus pray for us!
Chris Benischek
Fr. Nolan is not discussing masks in the context of the operating room. This analogy is a distortion of his point. Rather, he is pointing out the senselessness and uselessness of the Mask Cult in the public square and the precincts of the altar.
philosopher
It's just an analogy, and in no way distorts his point that masks are not necessary.

I'll grant that he's referring to everywhere outside of a hospital, including churches and public spaces but if you are in an enclosed space, (I agree with him on open outdoor spaces), for example a college campus and there happens to be, perchance individuals who have the Wuhan virus, then you significantly …More
It's just an analogy, and in no way distorts his point that masks are not necessary.

I'll grant that he's referring to everywhere outside of a hospital, including churches and public spaces but if you are in an enclosed space, (I agree with him on open outdoor spaces), for example a college campus and there happens to be, perchance individuals who have the Wuhan virus, then you significantly lower the risk of contracting it if you and the infected person are wearing a mask. There are no guarantees that I will not be in a auto accident, but wearing a seatbelt significantly lowers your risk of a fatal injury.

How is this precaution being senseless or useless.
Ultraviolet
"Obviously all laws are good and must be obeyed" @Derpy45

Your opinion of a law's goodness does not give you the legal right to break it. SMH indeed. Wal-Mart shoppers might hate the laws requiring them to pay for things they want, but that doesn't give them the right to shoplift.

Putting "emergency" in "scare quotes" doesn't invalidate the laws granting the governor such powers. Derpy45 …More
"Obviously all laws are good and must be obeyed" @Derpy45

Your opinion of a law's goodness does not give you the legal right to break it. SMH indeed. Wal-Mart shoppers might hate the laws requiring them to pay for things they want, but that doesn't give them the right to shoplift.

Putting "emergency" in "scare quotes" doesn't invalidate the laws granting the governor such powers. Derpy45 got his legal education watching The People's Court during the good old days of Judge Wapner.

"including "emergency" orders based on zero scientific evidence."

Disaster emergencies can be declared for entirely NON "scientific" causes. Riots, for example. Simply put, emergency orders don't need "scientific evidence", you moron.

In Colorado, where Fr. Nolan is located at the moment, the Governor has wide latitude for declaring an emergency and the powers granted to him once he does so.

In theory, there -is- legislative oversight.

A pity Wal-Mart doesn't have anything even approaching a legal section in the book aisle. That's assuming Derpy would ever bother tearing himself away from Sports Illustrated and Transworld Motocross. :P
Ultraviolet
Nolan added that they have "zero authority".Has Fr. Nolan has passed the bar in his state? If so, which legal precednts he's citing for disobeying an emergency order issued by the state governor?