Washington D.C., Dec 22, 2020 / 17:48 pm
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 of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Pro-life Committee, said that while all three of the available vaccines have ties to a cell line derived from an abortion, it would not be illicit for a Catholic to receive them.
"I think, like in everything, we need to pray," said Naumann. "We need to ask the Holy Spirit to give us wisdom and to make the right choice, the moral choice for us. And we have to weigh these goods: the good of protecting our health, the health of our loved ones, the health of the community."
"And also at the same time, stand strongly to protect innocent human life and to bring an end to the culture of death and to abortion," he said.