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By Eric Sammons, Crisis Magazine, Sept. 10, 2021

Eric Sammons is the editor-in-chief of Crisis Magazine. His most recent book Deadly Indifference (May 2021) examines the rise of religious indifference and how it has led the Church to lose her missionary zeal.

As we all know, Twitter is a cesspool of the obtuse, the oblivious, and the opinionated. Nothing brings out this unfortunate trifecta more than a blindingly obvious statement of fact. Recently, I tweeted through the Crisis Magazine twitter account: “Vaccine Mandates are contrary to Catholic moral teaching.”

Based on the reaction, you’d think I suggested hanging puppies or that men can’t get pregnant. Liberal Catholic luminaries Massimo Faggioli and Fr. James Martin were quick to condemn the tweet (and when Fr. Martin condemns a tweet, you can be sure his hordes of woke followers will follow with their inane comments). And of course creepy vaxx-pusher Fr. Matthew Schneider, LC was quick to jump in. What was amazing about the reaction was how ignorant (yet confident) most of the comments were. …