American Christians Under Attack, by Paul BrockSeptember 14, 2021
‘Cardinal Cover-Up’, by Martina MoyskiSeptember 15, 2021
By Michel Therrien, Crisis Magazine, Sept. 15, 2021
Michel Therrien is the President and CEO of Preambula Group, a nonprofit lay apostolate dedicated to the work of the new evangelization. He has taught at Saint Vincent Seminary and the Augustine Institute and served as president of the Institute for Pastoral Leadership in the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
One thing that every COVID-19 mandate has in common—masks, lockdowns, and now vaccines—is that they originated in the dictatorship of technocracy. By this term, I am referring to the combination of applied science and statecraft as the solution to the problem of suffering and death. The underlying historical context of this phenomenon is the centuries-old assumption that positivistic reasoning through government-led social conditioning and the technological application of modern scientific discovery is the only response to what we Christians know to be the effects of original sin, in either its physical or moral manifestation. Today, devoid of any reference to sin whatsoever, post-moderns are driven by a singular determination to get rid of all the “evil” stuff that threatens our individual comfortability.
It’s not that working to mitigate the effects of evil is wrong. …