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Pope urges Catholics to take the vaccine as an “act of love”

Pope Francis has encouraged Catholics to receive a vaccine against coronavirus as an “act of love”. In a video message, the Holy Father joined with the bishops from the Americas to urge the faithful not to hesitate about getting a protective jab. “Thanks to God’s grace and to the work of many, we now have

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Diary: A stroll around Glastonbury, vaccine concerns and a new admirer

Last week I joined a Glastonbury walking group under the thoughtful and intelligent guidance of warbling Guy Hayward, founder of the British Pilgrimage Trust. We began and ended in the spotless quietude of St Margaret’s Chapel by the Magdalene alms houses. Beautiful countryside, good company and fine vistas, but the trip has inspired me to

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U.S. bishops praise Biden for committing to give vaccines to needy nations

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops praised President Joe Biden June 23 for his commitment to provide 500 million COVID-19 vaccines to lower-income countries.

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Pro-Life Catholic Philosopher Josef Seifert Speaks Out On Coronavirus Vaccine

Editor’s Note: Dr. Joseph Seifert is one of the preeminent Catholic philosophers in the world, and a member of the original Pontifical Academy for Life (PAL), where he was appointed to a lifetime position by his friend, the late Pope […]

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Pharmaceutical companies urged to stop using abortion-derived cell lines

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities has launched a campaign urging Catholics to write letters to pharmaceutical companies urging them to stop the use of abortion-derived cell lines in the development and testing of vaccines.

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British bioethicist: Vaccine passports could lead to ‘unethical coercion’

So-called “vaccine passports” could lead to an “unethical coercion” of citizens, according to the head of the UK’s leading Catholic bioethics center.

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Should we take whatever vaccine is offered?

On March 1, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker told residents in the town of Mattapan that when it comes to the various COVID-19 vaccines, “These are all very effective. People don’t need to pick one from another. People should get vaccinated. If you have a chance to get a vaccine, you should take it, whatever it is.”

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Catholic health care officials aim to get COVID-19 vaccine to everyone

To make sure COVID-19 vaccines reach everyone, Catholic health care officials are working to overcome hurdles of bias, language barriers, and technology and transportation access. As the vaccine has been rolling out across the country, they have been hosting town hall meetings at churches and community centers, promoting vaccinations on social media and forming partnerships […]

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