by Br. Alexis Bugnolo
Contrary to the widespread abuses which we have all suffered for the last 2 years, no one in the Church has the right to forbid baptized Catholics from entering Church to attend religious functions.
This is a divine right, since Christ founded the Church to serve the Faithful. But it is also a canonical right, enshrined in Canon 1221.
That canon reads, in its official Latin version (source):
Can. 1221 — Ingressus in ecclesiam tempore sacrarum celebrationum sit liber et gratuitus.
Which in English is:
Can. 1221 — Let entrance into a church at the time of sacred celebrations be free and without charge.
And contrary to what appears in the standard English translation (source):
The canon in Latin is not speaking only about the fact that the doors of the Church should be unlocked or that you should not be charged money to enter.
The Latin word, “liber”, means “open, that is, accessible to all who wish to enter”, and the other Latin word, “gratuitus”, means not only free from a pecuniary requirement, but “as a grace”, that is a favor and service to all.
Thus, the very notion of placing any requirement upon the faithful such as the DeathMask or DeathVaxx Passport runs contrary to canon 1221. And without scientific evidence — for which there is none — no sanitary requirement can justly be invoked to deny this right.