Thursday, December 24, 2020

Briefly Noted: First Catholic Martyr To Covid?

It seems it's come to that. Covid may be hazardous to your health in ways you never imagined. Fox reports:

A coronavirus patient is accused of beating his 82-year-old hospital roommate to death with an oxygen tank in Lancaster, Calif., last week because he was upset with his Catholic prayers, according to authorities.

The victim shared a two-person room at Antelope Valley Hospital with the suspect, 37-year-old Jesse Martinez. They were both undergoing treatment for COVID-19, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The two did not know each other, but the elderly victim’s praying upset Martinez on the morning of Dec. 17, authorities said. The suspect is accused of grabbing an oxygen tank and pummeling the victim.

The death will be counted by our liberal secular masters in California as a Covid death, so that should be good enough for the Church, right? Patron saint of Covid sufferers.