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By Patrick O’Hearn, Crisis Magazine, May 17, 2021

Patrick O’Hearn is a husband and father. He is the author, mostly recently, of Parents of the Saints: The Hidden Heroes Behind Our Favorite Saints (TAN Books, 2021).


Patrick O’HearnIn his classic Aphorisms, Hippocrates once declared, “For extreme diseases, extreme methods of cure, as to restriction, are most suitable.” Today, we say, “Desperate times call for desperate measures.” But do desperate measures justify perceived desperate times?

Last year, we saw firsthand how “extreme methods of cure” were unnecessarily imposed on our world and Church, even though the survival rate for COVID-19 is around 99%. Consequently, our world is no longer the same, and those who now refuse a vaccine tainted with aborted fetuses or refuse to subscribe to a secular-socialist regime are quickly becoming the lepers of society. Unfortunately, their voice is being censored. This is a time of great trial. …