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Vaccine mandates are coming. Catholics have no moral reason to oppose them.

vaccinexyDo Catholics have a moral reason to object to receiving any of the currently available F.D.A.-authorized Covid-19 vaccines? The short answer is no.

The question remains relevant because the Catholic Medical Association and the National Catholic Bioethics Center have recently issued statements, which have apparently influenced a recent statement by the bishops of Colorado, contending that any governmental or institutional mandates for individuals to be vaccinated for Covid-19 ought to include conscience exemptions for Catholics and others who have moral objections to receiving such vaccines due to their connection—in either production or testing—to immortalized cell lines produced from aborted fetal tissue.

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