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Washington D.C., Dec 22, 2020 / 05:48 pm MT (CNA).- Catholics are not morally obliged to take the coronavirus vaccine and should appeal to the Holy Spirit for wisdom, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas has said. Speaking on EWTN’S Pro-Life Weekly with host Catherine Hadro, Naumann, chair

CNA Staff, Dec 16, 2020 / 12:30 pm MT (CNA).- Bishop Daniel Flores has released a pastoral letter reaffirming the morality of Catholics receiving the coronavirus vaccines. Flores, the Bishop of Brownsville, Texas, was elected by the other American bishops last month to serve as the next chair of the

CNA Staff, Dec 14, 2020 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- The United States bishops’ conference has said that Catholics can take two of the three available COVID-19 vaccines, even though they were developed with a “remote connection” to “morally compromised” cell lines. In a statement released Monday, the bishops also

CNA Staff, Dec 4, 2020 / 11:30 am MT (CNA).- A pro-life research group has clarified which of the leading COVID vaccine candidates in the United States have not used abortion-derived cell lines in production or testing. The Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research arm of the pro-life Susan B.

CNA Staff, Nov 17, 2020 / 03:01 pm MT (CNA).- While the Bishop of Tyler asserted Monday that the coronavirus vaccine being developed by Moderna “is not morally produced”, the National Catholic Bioethics Center and the Charlotte Lozier Institute have reached a contrary conclusion, saying the vaccine’s production is not

By Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 8, 2020 / 07:00 am MT (CNA).- Production for a new coronavirus vaccine is speeding along, but if one is developed to fight the pandemic, ethical questions remain about its development, and who should receive it first. There are many workers in health

by Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 28, 2020 / 04:00 pm MT (CNA).- As coronavirus vaccine prototypes move closer to testing and approval, some Catholics are debating the ethical sources behind a leading vaccine candidate. On Monday, President Donald Trump announced that the vaccine mRNA-1273, co-designed by the biotechnology

There is absolutely no reason why a vaccine for COVID-19 should be connected to abortion. But that is exactly what may happen in the coming months. Among the dozens of vaccines currently in development, some are being produced using old cell lines that were created from the cells of aborted

April 17, 2020 WASHINGTON – Four bishop chairmen of committees for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have urged Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to ensure that vaccines for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) are developed ethically and are free from

By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph In the year 2000, the United States declared the measles virus eradicated from the country. In 2015, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 140 people from 17 states have been infected with the illness. The primary reason for the