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The interview, below, is by the St. Boniface Institute, which is located in Austria. They have information and articles in German and English here: https://www.boniface-institute.com

Cardinal Müller – speaks about compulsory vaccination, the Sacraments and the Great Reset

German language and you can turn on English subtitles.
Kardinal Müller – spricht über Impfzwang, die Sakramente und den Great Reset”: https://youtu.be/3bwbnmoy4sE

We are concerned that the interview of Cardinal Müller has been misrepresented in the media. This interview is maybe the best and most comprehensive overview of the most pressing problems of our times. Most thinking people, Roman Catholic and non-Roman Catholic, alike, can benefit from this interview.

We hope that you will watch the interview, starting at the 4 minute 56 second mark. Roman Catholics will probably be interested in what he says in the first five minutes, as well.

Below we put an unofficial approximate English translation, based upon English subtitles of the video starting at 4 min 56 sec. to 17 min., to give a sense of the video, or in case you don’t have time to watch it.

Question: There is a visible rift between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated, who are increasingly being turned into scapegoats. What can you say about it?

Answer by Cardinal Müller:
“It is generally bad when society is split ideologically in this manner of class struggle. Where there is a class-enemy… or someone who has to be destroyed or completely incapacitated. Especially in a crisis-situation we have to stand together and in this situation also we do have to listen to the experts so we take the appropriate measures to reduce danger to life and limb. And I think that nobody, no politician has a good solution to this situation which would help us to overcome Covid as a disease. We currently have a huge chaos which on the one hand is born out of a lack of knowledge about the way the virus works and how dangerous it is but born, on the other hand, out of a will to use the opportunity to bring all people into line to submit them to total control to establish a surveillance state just like the proponents of the “Great Reset” said themselves. People like Klaus Schwab see Covid as an opportunity. Many people are dying, many are sick, strongly restricted in their way of life. The economy is heavily damaged, children cannot go to school, which can have dramatic longterm effects on their soul and their spirit. And then there are people who, from their wealthy throne look down on these everyday struggles, who then proclaim loudly that this is an opportunity to push their agenda, an agenda which is based on a fraud namely the opinion that we can, with the help of modern technology or modern communication bring forth a new creation create a new human, in their image and likeness. I do not want to be created and saved in the image and likeness of Klaus Schwab, or Bill Gates or Soros or other such people, who have accumulated much money, while calling others to save and live a humble life, who fly to Glasgow in their jets but then want to impose measures and restrictions on “the mass” as they call it from a political point of view, this has nothing to do with democracy, where every person should be equal. This is a pattern we know all too well, dividing the masses into a small, self-proclaimed elite of the owning, the commanding, the ruling, the privileged and the large mass that should only comply, which is punished for every individual thought and is being threatened with disproportionately high fines or even prison time.

Question: The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has clearly stated that there should be no compulsory vaccination. (Note on the morality of using some anti-Covid-19 vaccines: 5). Yet a vaccination requirement is now to be introduced in Austria.

Answer: I think that in an extremely dire situation if the consequences are manageable from an ethical point of view the public authority and the state could maybe introduce a vaccine mandate, which was done before with smallpox for example, but in these cases it was clear that there would not be any unexpected side effects and repercussions. This is not the situation that we are in right now. On the contrary, everything is unclear. The politicians themselves have caused immense chaos where information is concerned but also with the measures taken. All the promises that they made were not fulfilled. They make excuses, like that they could not have foreseen the course of events. But, if you cannot foresee you should not make such concrete promises but instead say “we are a little lost here”. But we simply cannot go so far as to make all of the society their subservients. Right to freedom and human rights are rights that are meant to protect us from the state, which is why it is even more problematic, that these powerful forces against whom these rights have been formulated, these rights that belong to human nature that these are the people trying to dictate how far these rights go that restrict and even suspend these basic rights. Unfortunately we can not even rely on the courts like the constitutional court since the people sitting in these courts are being nominated and rely on those same politicians. And, simply because, as much as we support the tripartition of political forces we find, that in practice, there is much to be desired. The courts have to be completely independent and should judge based on the law and justice and not based on societal trends based on those opinions that they want to promote. Of course, even in the universities even down to the law faculties we see feminist ideology, emancipation ideology, LGBT ideology, the agenda of the Great Reset, so dominant that people are put under a lot of pressure. Free thinking is punished and persecuted through the “Pensiero Unico” through the mass mentality and political correctness, cancel-culture and however these other practically neofascist measures, neocommunist measures, totalitarian thought processes are called. Unfortunately it is exactly in the universities, in public institutions, in mass media, in the press, where we find this mindset. There is basically no journalist left that can report freely, since if he does not comply with what is expected of him he either gets fired, or put under so much pressure by his colleagues that he quits voluntarily. Therefore this crisis is not only a crisis of health, but a crisis of democracy and freedom of thought. And, we can see something developing here that the people from this Forbes list of the wealthiest men in the world – they proclaim themselves the saviors of the world, they take over the function of philosophy and theology, they present a picture of man, which is only oriented towards consumption and profit and has nothing to do with the dignity of the person created by God for freedom and reason.

Question: Despite the statement of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Lackner spoke of a moral duty to be vaccinated. What response do you have to the Archbishop?

Answer: I think that it is his personal opinion. He shouldn’t use his position as Bishop to exert pressure. The Episcopate is there to spread the Gospel and proclaim ethical principals publicly: The fight for life, against abortion, against euthanasia – that is, the killing of old people because they are not needed anymore, supposedly forfeiting their general sense for society if they cannot participate in the enjoyment of life – those are the great challenges for the church and the society as a whole. One should be focused on this and not morally cover up what politicians actually have bungled. There is no moral obligation, even for things like compulsory military service. Many democracies have implemented a general compulsory military service in order to be able to defend the people or for example when Napoleon attacked Russia, the whole French Nation had to stand behind him. Modern democratic states have also decided that there is duty to defend your homeland. But, and this is the thing, every individual has to decide with his conscience if he defends his country with force of arms or if he says I cannot with a clear conscience shoot at other people. So here we have also the reservation of conscience which should be applied in the same manner to the question of the Vaccine Mandate precisely because all the needed requirements are not clear: Side-effects, the consequences for your health. How any one individual acts I think he should be able to talk to his personal doctor. And a situation that concerns your health cannot be decided by politicians who have as little an idea of medicine and pharmacy as any Bishop. I don’t think that a Bishop possesses direct medical knowledge or that he can act as a virologist. In these cases we have to rely on experts but at the same time every individual has to weigh the moral obligations that emerge from these questions thoroughly and relate them to his own conscience. To pressure any ones conscience is I think the wrong way. We want to form one’s conscience in such a way that every human can, in his freedom before God with a clear conscience, make a decision….”

Disclaimer: This is an unofficial translation, based upon the English closed captions, with some corrections, and the accuracy is not guaranteed. The original is always the original.

Some points need elaboration, which isn’t provided by the Cardinal, because they are off topic. For instance, when he speaks of feminist ideology, it doesn’t necessarily mean that he is opposed to women’s rights, as opposed to a certain ideology. He does oppose women’s ordination, however. We aren’t sure exactly what he means by “emancipation ideology”. He may be referring to something like this: “Emancipation Through Communism: The Ideology of A. M. Kollontai” Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 January 2017 https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/slavic-review/article/emancipation-through-communism-the-ideology-of-a-m-kollontai/415F7555E92054F80039C1071DE42C45

Ideology/ideological tends to mean a certain narrow interpretation of a subject matter.

Austria legalizes assisted suicide for people considered terminally ill or disabled The current ruling party, the supposedly Christian conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP), supported the bill”. https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/austria-legalizes-assisted-suicide-for-people-considered-terminally-ill-or-disabled/?utm_source=top_news&utm_campaign=usa

During the Second World War, the Roman Catholic Church protested against Aktion T4, the Nazi involuntary euthanasia programme under which the mentally ill, physically deformed, and incurably sick were to be killed. The protests formed one of the most significant public acts of Catholic resistance to Nazism undertaken within Germany. The euthanasia programme began in 1939, and ultimately resulted in the murder of more than 70,000 people who were senile, mentally handicapped, mentally ill, epileptics, cripples, children with Down’s Syndrome, or people with similar afflictions. The murders involved interference in Church welfare institutions, and awareness of the murderous programme became widespread. Church leaders who opposed it – chiefly the Catholic Bishop Clemens August von Galen of Münster and Protestant Bishop Theophil Wurm – were therefore able to rouse widespread public opposition…”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_euthanasia_and_the_Catholic_Church

Pereira, J. “Legalizing euthanasia or assisted suicide: the illusion of safeguards and controls.” Current oncology (Toronto, Ont.) vol. 18,2 (2011): e38-45. doi:10.3747/co.v18i2.88