YouTube has censored a recording of a Minnesota priest’s homily that slammed the “mass formation psychosis” of the COVID pandemic.
Fr. Thomas Dufner, pastor at Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids, gave the homily on Sunday, Jan. 9, a day that commemorated the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. In it he condemned the division and hysteria fueled by government officials and the media during the pandemic.
Dufner also pointed out the various inconsistencies of their response and namedropped a couple courageous doctors — Drs. Vladimir Zelenko and Robert Malone — facing COVID censorship and ridicule for daring to counter the mainstream narrative.
“This partnership between Google and the government is corrupt,” he said.
The context of these remarks came as Dufner preached about the duty all baptized Christians have to put on the mind of Christ, to bring His light into the world, to combat the prevalence and influence of “lies and dishonesty.”
Not only has the virus itself brought on waves of suffering and death, the response on the part of government officials and the media has brought plenty of “pain and division” in their own right.
“It’s brought pain and division among friends. It’s brought division among families, torn social networks apart. The questions of whether we’re vaccinated or unvaccinated, whether we’re wearing masks or unmasked, whether we have the right to go to a Christmas party or not go to a Christmas party — all of these things have been enormously divisive,” Fr. Dufner said.
The Catholic priest added that he is not strongly for or against the vaccine, but what he is strongly against are vaccine mandates that “rob us” of our human dignity, our individual rights, and our privacy.
Fr. Dufner confirmed to Alpha News that YouTube banned the recording. But the 13-minute homily is still available on Rumble and was provided to Alpha News.