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Nobel prize for medicine laureate Katalin Kariko speaks during the annual Nobel Symposium hosted by the Swedish Embassy at the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 14, 2023.

Pope names biochemist who contributed to COVID vaccine to Pontifical Academy for Life

Feb 12, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Katalin Karikó helped develop the mRNA technology used to create the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Read more

Former ESPN sportscaster Sage Steele talks with “EWTN News Nightly” host Tracy Sabol on Sept. 6, 2023.

Sports anchor Sage Steele: ‘I wouldn’t be standing today without my faith’

Sep 18, 2023

By Tina Dennelly

Steele sued ESPN and its parent company in 2022 for violating her free speech rights after she was taken off... Read more

Pope Francis speaks during his general audience on Oct. 26, 2022.

In World Peace Day message, Pope Francis asks, ‘What did we learn from the pandemic?’

Dec 16, 2022

By Courtney Mares

In a message sent to heads of state across the world, Francis asked leaders to reflect on what lessons can... Read more


COVID-19 vaccine mandate for military nears its end

Dec 9, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Republicans in the House of Representatives have secured a compromise with Democrats dropping the vaccine mandate from the nation’s annual... Read more


Republicans seek to end military’s COVID vaccine mandate by holding up defense bill

Dec 5, 2022

By Peter Pinedo

A number of Republicans are threatening to hold up the NDAA’s passage until Congress requires the DoD to reverse its... Read more


DC Catholic schools must comply with district's COVID-19 vaccination rules for students 12 and older

Aug 3, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Parents seeking a religious exemption must now provide additional information to support their request. Read more


Health care workers denied religious exemption to COVID-19 vaccine mandate settle lawsuit for $10.3M

Jul 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

The employees refused the vaccination due to its association with aborted fetal cells. Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein in St. Peter’s Square on Sept. 25, 2019.

Benedict XVI's secretary in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19

Apr 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Gänswein has been in isolation since April 11, a time period that included all of the Easter Triduum and Benedict... Read more

Sister Deirdre “Dede” Byrne, POSC.

If this nun-doctor can't get a vaccine religious exemption, who can?

Mar 11, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

If a Roman Catholic nun who is a doctor serving the poor in DC can't get a religious exemption to... Read more

Looking up of Gasson Hall on the campus of Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Parents, professor vow to keep speaking out against Boston College's booster mandate

Feb 17, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

A petition and telephone campaign by parents and others opposed to Boston College’s COVID-19 booster shot mandate failed to stop... Read more

Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., pictured on March 3, 2012.

Vatican astronomer: ‘Trust the science’ does not convince those who most need to be convinced

Jan 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

Brother Guy Consolmagno said the phrase left him ‘puzzled.’ Read more

President Joe Biden announces the vaccine mandate at the White House on Sept. 9, 2021

Supreme Court halts Biden vaccine-or-test policy for businesses, allows mandate for health care workers

Jan 13, 2022

By Shannon Mullen, Katie Yoder

The Supreme Court has blocked President Joe Biden's sweeping vaccine-or-test mandate for private sector businesses, while allowing a new federal... Read more


Italian bishop forbids unvaccinated priests from distributing Communion

Jan 11, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The new diocesan restrictions come as the Italian government has banned unvaccinated citizens from entering restaurants, public transportation, gyms, theaters,... Read more

CDC vaccination card

Conservative Supreme Court justices question basis for Biden COVID-19 vaccine policies

Jan 7, 2022

By Katie Yoder, Shannon Mullen

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to weigh in on the legality of President Joe Biden's COVID-19 mandates for businesses... Read more

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Unvaccinated Catholics asked not to attend Mass by English parish

Jan 6, 2022

By Luke Coppen

The diocese said vaccination status should not be a “barrier” to attending Mass. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin attends an ordination at the Basilica of Sant'Eugenio in Rome, Sept. 5, 2020.

Vatican tightens COVID-19 rules for offices of Roman Curia

Dec 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Parolin issued a decree outlining the new measures. Read more

The dome of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Christmas tree, Dec. 9, 2021.

Vatican reaffirms support for COVID-19 vaccines amid spread of omicron variant

Dec 22, 2021

By CNA Staff

It issued a statement amid global concern about the Omicron variant. Read more

Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, a Catholic psychiatrist and ethicist, was fired from his post at the University of Califorinia, Irvine, medical school for refusing to be vaccinated.

UC-Irvine fires Catholic ethicist who filed 'natural immunity' challenge to COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Dec 22, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, a Catholic psychiatrist and medical ethicist who is suing the University of California for denying him a... Read more

Pope Francis received the credential letters of seven new ambassadors to the Holy See on Dec. 17, 2021.

Pope Francis: Vaccine access is a matter of justice

Dec 17, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope told new ambassadors that the ongoing pandemic is a reminder that “we are a global community where one... Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein in St. Peter’s Square on Sept. 25, 2019.

Archbishop Gänswein: Benedict XVI had three COVID-19 vaccine doses ‘out of conviction’

Dec 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

He said: ‘One must not force anyone to vaccinate ... But one should appeal to the conscience.’ Read more