For those of us whose children were harmed by their pediatric vaccines, coercion to get another vaccine is a sin. To ask us to do so, is to ask us to forsake our children at the altar of Pharma.
By Anne Dachel
They basically reassured everyone that regardless of how closely a COVID vaccine was linked to aborted fetuses, Catholics could in good conscience get one.
This statement was further bolstered by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) in Rome, which is the Holy Father’s own doctrinal and moral office. Also, this same position was taken by the well-respected National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC). If a choice of vaccine is possible, the ones that are the least morally compromised should always be requested. However, when there is no choice, the Church teaches that it is morally permissible to receive the vaccine.
Recently Cardinal Cupich of Chicago went even further: Not only CAN Catholics get the COVID vaccine, they MUST GET THE VACCINE. It is their moral duty.
Here’s his statement:
May 5, 2021, Chicago Catholic: Pope Francis: ‘Morally everyone must take the vaccine’ https://www.chicagocatholic.com/cardinal-blase-j.-cupich/-/article/2021/05/05/pope-francis-morally-everyone-must-take-the-vaccine-
While the growing availability of effective COVID-19 vaccines is a sign of hope, the pandemic is still far from over. The number of cases is growing globally, with India seeing more than 400,000 in just one day. As the virus mutates, the pandemic will continue to wreak havoc with mounting death tolls, financial ruin, social isolation and great suffering for the most vulnerable.
The church is called to accompany humanity, as Pope Francis noted in his Sept. 30, 2020, weekly audience. We must bring “healing and salvation in the midst of sickness and death … tenderness in the midst of hatred … and ‘viralize’ love and ‘globalize’ hope in the light of faith.”
We must also bring truth and, as he urged in “Fratelli Tutti,” look upon this moment as a new opportunity to “rediscover once for all that we need one another, and that in this way our human family can experience a rebirth, with all its faces, all its hands and all its voices.”
Nothing less than the future of humanity is at stake, which is why the Holy Father insisted in January that “morally everyone must take the vaccine. It is the moral choice because it is about your life but also the lives of others.”…
For years many of us involved in issues of vaccine safety have described the blind obedience people have when it comes to the mandated schedule, no questions asked, as a religion. “Vaccines are safe, vaccines save lives” is a tenet of the faith.
NOW just like Cupich in Chicago, lots of actual churches are promoting the COVID vaccine. Just a quick look at the news shows that to be true. Denominations are promoting this untested, liability-free vaccine everywhere.
This Monday, in addition to visitors getting food boxes, they also had a chance to get their COVID-19 shot. The effort is a part of the church's mission to try and help with accessibility to the shots.
The vaccine is available to all community members ages 18 and older. The COVID-19 vaccine is free and no insurance or ID will be requested.
Sioux City, IA: COVID-19 vaccines offered at local church’s drive-up food pantry
On Monday, the COVID-19 vaccines were offered along with fresh produce and dry goods at a drive-up food pantry hosted by the St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church and Drilling Pharmacy.
The pantry is held weekly, and organizers said offering the vaccine helps protect the underserved Siouxlanders.
“Volunteer here every week and you get to know people, know a little bit about their lives and their names, and you see them, and then you realize they don’t have as easy, some of them, don’t have as easy access as we might to get their COVID shot and to provide that service is just a blessing,” said Rev. Patricia Johnson, St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church.
A group of medical students from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine is leading a critical mission to educate as many people as possible about COVID-19 vaccines.
Ryan Ko, M1, Mallory Evans, M2, and Brandon Prentice, M1, have led OUWB’s COVID-19 Vaccine Educational Campaign, working with community partners such as Baldwin Center, Welcome Missionary Baptist Church, and Gary Burnstein Community Clinic.
In partnership with Richland Public Health, Maddox Memorial Temple Church of God in Christ, 1148 Walker Lake Road, will host a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic May 20 from noon to 4 p.m.
Portland, OR: High marks given to Oregon vaccine rollout
Rose Bak, chief program officer for Catholic Charities of Oregon, said her agency has seen good cooperation from health authorities in getting vaccines for people without housing as well as low-income residents of Catholic Charities apartments. Oregon moved homeless people high on the list of priorities and counted on agencies to locate those who needed shots. Those who work with homeless people also had early access to vaccines, rightly being treated like first responders, said Bak.
Catholic Charities has provided vaccine information on the streets and has provided rides to clinics….
Deacon Marco Espinoza of St. Anthony Parish in Tigard said his church stepped up when Washington County health officials were looking for a place to vaccinate Latino residents. In March, Deacon Espinoza told KGW television that his community tends not to sign up for things on the internet, de rigueur for COVID-19 shots. But they do know and love the parish and so felt at home there. Deacon Espinoza got his own vaccine as an example to skeptics and then shepherded people through the process.
Nicole Garrett Program Manager with the Will County Health Department says there will be a vaccination clinic held Saturday, May 15th at St. Peter’s Church on Hickory Street. They have 800 doses of the Moderna vaccine and will be provided at no cost.
The Second Olivet Baptist Church is a part of the community on the Near Westside in Syracuse, one of the lowest vaccinated areas not just in the city, but in Onondaga County. It's part of the reason why Pastor Cyrus Thornton approached the county to become a vaccination site
"We wanted to be a beacon of light to those that may be fearful to say hey, here we are a community, a church who is saying hey let's take the vaccine, let's do our part to be responsible citizens," said Thornton
The Pope has been a big proponent for waiving patent rights on the COVID vaccine in order to vaccinate as many people as possible.
…A few days later, the Vatican’s COVID-19 Commission, which answers directly to the pope, published a document titled “Vaccine for all: 20 points for a fairer and healthier world.” The document invoked Francis’ address in a section on vaccine patents, arguing the world should “consider the vaccine as a good to which everyone should have access, without discrimination, according to the principle of the universal destination of goods.”
Then, in February, in a speech before the WTO, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, the Vatican’s permanent observer at the United Nations, spelled out the Holy See’s position again, quoting Francis’ view that vaccine waivers could benefit “the entire human family.”…