In case you missed it — February 2024

Catholic Candle update to the article below: After the publication of the thorough, major study discussed in the article below, the journal which published the study apparently faced tremendous political pressure and caved into that pressure without giving any serious scientific reasons (in our opinion) for retracting the peer-reviewed study that it had published.  (Indeed, we had originally marveled at the bravery of this journal because of the pressure that we anticipated the journal would receive.)

The study’s authors gave an excellent response to that political retraction, which you can read here:

In Catholic Candle’s opinion, that retraction for political reasons does not affect the scientific cogency of the study, or our recommendation of this study, or the force of the article below.  Instead, this retraction seems to simply be a further example of how the truth is censored when it opposes the leftists’ political agenda.

The COVID-19 “Vaccine’s” Harm
Continues to Be Further Disclosed

As Catholic Candle has shown in a January 2021 article, the first reason to avoid the COVID-19 mRNA gene therapy (which is falsely called a “vaccine”) is because it is a mortal sin of cooperating in the murders of innocent aborted babies who these pharmaceutical companies chose to use to develop the vaccine.[1]

As shown in this same article, the “new” liberal SSPX reversed it prior Traditional Catholic position and now follows the modernist Vatican in accepting the use of abortion-tainted injections including this evil Covid “vaccine”.[2]  As shown in this article, the SSPX previously condemned its current position.

In Catholic Candle’s January 2021 article, we warn of other harms which are also caused by this COVID-19 “vaccine”.[3] 

Since Catholic Candle published that article three years ago, there has been much additional evidence published about the harm caused by this COVID-19 “vaccine”.[4] 

Another study was just published on January 24, 2024.  Among its many important conclusions is:

applying these reasonable assumptions, the estimated harms of the COVID-19 mRNA injectables outweigh the rewards by nearly 14-fold.[5]

This entire study is filled with information showing the sloppiness, concealment of the truth, and other evils of the leftists pressing people to receive this evil gene therapy.  We recommend reading the entire study.  However, here we quote the conclusion section:


Careful, objective evaluation of COVID-19 mRNA product safety is crucial for upholding ethical standards and evidence-informed decision-making. Our narrative review concerning the registrational trials and the EUA’s [i.e., Emergency Use Authorization] aftermath offers evidence-informed insights into how these genetic vaccines were able to enter the market.  In the context of the two pivotal trials, safety was never assessed in a manner commensurate with previously established scientific standards either for vaccines or for GTPs [viz., gene therapy products], the more accurate classification of these products. Many key trial findings were either misreported or omitted entirely from published reports. The usual safety testing protocols and toxicology requirements were bypassed by the FDA and vaccine manufacturers, and the premature termination of both trials obviated any unbiased assessment of potential SAEs [i.e., serious adverse events ] due to an insufficient timeframe for proper trial evaluation.  It was only after the EUA that the serious biological consequences of rushing the trials became evident, with numerous cardiovascular, neurological, reproductive, hematological, malignant, and autoimmune SAEs identified and published in the peer-reviewed medical literature. Moreover, the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines produced via Process 1 and evaluated in the trials were not the same products eventually distributed worldwide; all of the COVID-19 mRNA products released to the public were produced via Process 2 and have been shown to have varying degrees of DNA contamination. The failure of regulatory authorities to heretofore disclose process-related impurities (e.g., SV40) has further increased concerns regarding safety and quality control oversight of mRNA vaccine manufacturing processes.

Since early 2021, excess deaths, cardiac events, strokes, and other SAEs have often been wrongly ascribed to COVID-19 rather than to the COVID-19 mRNA vaccinations.  Misattribution of SAEs to COVID-19 often may be due to the amplification of adverse effects when mRNA injections are followed by SARS-CoV-2 subvariant infection.  Injuries from the mRNA products overlap with both PACS [“post-acute COVID-19 syndrome”] and severe acute COVID-19 illness, often obscuring the vaccines’ etiologic contributions. Multiple booster injections appear to cause immune dysfunction, thereby paradoxically contributing to heightened susceptibility to COVID-19 infections with successive doses. For the vast majority of adults under the age of 50, the perceived benefits of the mRNA boosters are profoundly outweighed by their potential disabling and life-threatening harms. Potential harms to older adults appear to be excessive as well. Given the well-documented SAEs and unacceptable harm-to-reward ratio, we urge governments to endorse and enforce a global moratorium on these modified mRNA products until all relevant questions pertaining to causality, residual DNA, and aberrant protein production are answered.[6]

Catholic Candle readers know that the most important reason to refuse the COVID-19 “vaccine” is because it gravely harms souls, viz., it is a mortal sin because of its link to murder.  But we should thank God for also protecting us from this evil concoction because it is such a grave harm to bodies as well.

Truly, as St. Paul infallibly teaches us, all things work together unto the Good for those who love God!  Romans, 8:28.


[5]           Appendix 2, of this study; Mead M, Seneff S, Wolfinger R, et al. (January 24, 2024) COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines: Lessons Learned from the Registrational Trials and Global Vaccination Campaign. Cureus 16(1): e52876. doi:10.7759/cureus.52876, found here:!/ (emphasis added).


[6]           Conclusion section of this study: Mead M, Seneff S, Wolfinger R, et al. (January 24, 2024) COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines: Lessons Learned from the Registrational Trials and Global Vaccination Campaign. Cureus 16(1): e52876. doi:10.7759/cureus.52876, found here:!/ (emphasis added).

In case you missed it — October 2023

Catholic Candle note (about the article on the next page, concerning the “new” SSPX):  Occasionally, we call readers’ attention to some aspect of the SSPX’s liberalism.  Someone could wonder:

Why mention the SSPX any longer, since they are unimportant as merely one of very many compromise groups? 

It is true that a priest (or group) is of small importance when he (or the group) is merely one of countless compromisers.  By contrast, an uncompromising priest is of great importance, even though he is only one.

However, regarding the “new” SSPX: we sometimes mention them for at least these four reasons, motivated by charity:

  New Catholic Candle readers might not be sufficiently informed of the N-SSPX’s liberalism to avoid that group.  Out of charity for them we occasionally provide these warnings to help these new readers appreciate the danger of the N-SSPX.

  Some longtime Catholic Candle readers might forget the N-SSPX poison or vacillate in their resolution to stay away from the N-SSPX, if they never received a reminder warning about the danger of the N-SSPX.  This is like the fact that all it takes for many people to become conciliar is to never be reminded about the errors of Vatican II and the conciliar church.  Out of charity for them we occasionally provide these reminders for readers who would otherwise “forget” the danger of the N-SSPX.


  The N-SSPX serves as an important study case to examine how leaving the truth often happens.  It is a warning to us all about a very common way to depart from the truth and become unfaithful.  Out of charity for ourselves we occasionally provide these insights about what happens when a person takes this common road of compromise that the N-SSPX is taking.


  Over time, the N-SSPX provides us with a thorough catalogue of liberal compromises, and studying those compromises and errors with the contrasting Traditional Catholic truth is a helpful means of studying our Faith and guarding ourselves from the principal errors of our time.  This helps us to fulfill our duty of continually studying the doctrines of our Faith.  Out of charity for ourselves, we use the occasion of the N-SSPX’s liberalism to study our Traditional Catholic Faith better and the corresponding N-SSPX liberalism.


  If the SSPX ever abjured its liberalism, it could do great good as it used to do, without the grave problem of doubtful ordinations like most other groups.

In Case You Missed It

N-SSPX Bishop Uses Conciliar Church

The now-liberal SSPX recently held Mass and confirmations in the church of a conciliar diocese.[1]  The linked article describing this event states that the conciliar people at this church were very “welcoming”.[2]

The article includes a picture of the (now-liberal) Bishop Tissier sitting in front of this conciliar church’s “mass” table, behind which is the tabernacle stuck to the wall.[3]

The article states that that conciliar church “also offers the Traditional Latin Mass at the parish historic chapel”.  But the article does not mention that this chapel is a different building at a different location, and that the conciliar church used by the N-SSPX was a location only used for conciliar services. 

The website of this conciliar church shows that it features typical conciliar modernism such as English and Spanish “masses”, a “parish council”, and “parish synods” as well as women doing the “readings” of the “mass”[4] and administering the Ash Wednesday ashes.[5]

This conciliar hospitality was accorded with approval of the local conciliar “bishop”.[6]  This should not surprise us, since the “new” SSPX is liberal and is conciliar in many ways[7], e.g., accepting 95% of Vatican II.[8]

Faithful and informed Catholics know that such a conciliar church is a very unfitting place to pray because: 

  These churches are places of continual sacrilege;

  Catholic common sense and the love of God would make these places abhorrent to faithful and informed friends of God.

  Entering and being present in conciliar churches are occasions of scandal to others.

  Conciliar churches are places doing the devils’ work, accustoming people to the new conciliar religion, which is passed on, preached, and fostered there, amid ugliness, immodesty, banality, and heresy.

For a more thorough explanation about the evil of entering conciliar churches, read this article here: .


Note: Catholic Candle holds that the supposed “consecrations” of conciliar “bishops” is inherently doubtful and should be treated as invalid.  For further information about the doubtfulness of the conciliar “consecration” rite, read this analysis:

For more about the principle that it is our duty to treat doubtful consecrations and ordinations as invalid, read this article here:

[7]           See, e.g., articles at these links:

September 2019

In Case You Missed It …

The “new”, liberal SSPX portrays

a family which fits with the world and the conciliar church

When a person wears a wedding ring, it tells people that he/she is married.  The absence of a wedding ring tells people that the person is not married. 

In the August-September 2019 Regina Coeli Report, the “new” SSPX’s theme was the family (the “domestic church”).  The cover photo is of a smiling family and neither parent has a wedding ring.[1] 

In this same photo, the family has two children – the maximum number approved by the world.

In this photo, the boy is dressed in pink – an approved color for boys and men in our corrupt, upside-down world.  Promoting pink for boys and men feminizes them, contributes to the destruction of the fathers’ leadership, and promotes to the very gender confusion so rampant today.


[1]           Here is the website where this commercial photo is offered to the public:

Here are more pictures of the same couple, some of which show the parents’ ringless fingers from other angles:

July 2019

In Case You Missed It …

Information to Counter the Liberal Gradualism

We must Fight against Every Day

The words of the “new” liberal SSPX in Florida, in 2019:

Thursday is Ascension of the Lord.  In Florida, this Thursday is not a day of obligation.  The day of obligation is reported on Sunday.  Nevertheless, you are of course more than invited to come to Mass and to celebrate as best as you can this ascension of the Lord ….[1]

What won’t the “new” SSPX not emphasize to accustom its followers to the lax conciliar way of living?

[1]          Listen to the N-SSPX priest here: (emphasis added).

June 2019

In Case You Missed It …

Important Information to Counter the Liberal Gradualism

We must Fight against Every Day

SSPX seminary rector, Fr. Yves LeRoux, wrote:

It is indeed essential for the priest to be rooted in the Church, whether through his diocese or through a religious congregation ….[1]

Fr. LeRoux promotes the local dioceses as a way to be “rooted in the Church”, even though they are all occupied by the enemy, viz., anti-Catholic conciliar church.

[1]          April 12, 2019 letter to friends and benefactors, p.2 (emphasis added).