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Canadian archbishop: Only fully vaccinated can attend Mass

Unvaccinated Catholics barred from attending Mass in Canada's New Brunswick province, which has had fewer than 50 COVID-19 related deaths... Read more

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Weekly COVID-19 testing a 'good' alternative to vaccine mandate, bioethicist says

As the Biden administration prepares to require COVID-19 vaccinations at many workplaces, a Catholic bioethicist urged the administration to keep... Read more

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Catholics the most vaccinated religious group for COVID-19, new study shows

Catholics are the religious group most vaccinated against COVID-19 in the United States, according to a new national survey by... Read more

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Unvaccinated clergy in Lexington, Kentucky barred from ministering to the sick and homebound elderly

Priests of the Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 may not minister to the sick... Read more

President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the White House, Sept. 9, 2021

Catholic health ministry head decries 'unjust' federal vaccine mandate

President Joe Biden on announced a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate for many private employers, drawing criticism from the head of... Read more

The flag of Slovakia, pictured in the country’s capital, Bratislava.

More Catholics to see Pope Francis in Slovakia as COVID rules eased

Papal events will no longer be limited to the fully vaccinated Read more

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield

Springfield, Illinois bishop won't deny Mass to mask-less Catholics

The bishop of Springfield in Illinois is requesting that parishioners wear masks to Mass in compliance with a recent state... Read more

Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland in Oregon.

Portland archdiocese asks its schools to follow COVID vaccine mandate, but will consider conscience exemptions

The Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon responded Monday to a new state COVID-19 vaccine mandate, noting that Catholic schools in... Read more

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix. CNA file photo.

Bishop Olmsted of Phoenix encourages vaccination, supports conscience exemptions through employers

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix said on Friday that he encourages the faithful to prayerfully consider getting... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas celebrates Mass with members of the U.S. bishops' Region IX at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome on Jan. 14, 2020, during their ad Limina Apostolorum visit.

Archbishop Naumann encourages Catholics to get vaccinated, accommodate consciences

More U.S. bishops this week issued statements on COVID-19 vaccine mandates and conscientious objection. Read more

The Slovakian flag flies at the Presidential Palace in the capital, Bratislava.

Tensions rise over COVID vaccines as bishops organize Pope Francis’ visit to Slovakia

Only fully vaccinated people will be permitted to attend papal events. Read more

Blase Cardinal Cupich of Chicago during a press briefing in Rome, Feb. 22, 2019.

Chicago archdiocese mandates COVID vaccination for clerics, employees

The Archdiocese of Chicago will require all archdiocesan employees and clergy to receive the vaccine for COVID-19 within the next... Read more

Dr. Joseph Meaney, president of the National Catholic Bioethics Center

Catholic bioethics center praises Wisconsin bishops for respecting conscience on vaccine mandates

The National Catholic Bioethics Center on Monday praised the bishops of Wisconsin for their statement upholding the right to refuse... Read more

Official Portrait of Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki in 2021.

Wisconsin bishops encourage vaccination while affirming conscience rights 

The five bishops of Wisconsin on Friday issued a message encouraging vaccination against COVID-19, while maintaining that people ought not... Read more

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Mexico City archdiocese encourages COVID vaccination

The Archdiocese of Mexico called Sunday on the faithful voluntarily to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but is currently not considering... Read more

Bishop James Wall of Gallup greets parishioners following Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Gallup.

Bishop Wall encourages COVID-19 vaccination, while opposing state mandates

Bishop James Wall of Gallup, New Mexico released a letter Wednesday reiterating that COVID-19 vaccines can be taken by Catholics... Read more

Pope Francis shares a video message about COVID-19 vaccines.

Pope Francis, Ad Council collaborate to promote COVID-19 vaccines in the Americas

Pope Francis worked in collaboration with the Ad Council to produce a public service announcement promoting COVID-19 vaccines. The PSA... Read more

NCBC: Church teaching calls for respect of both common good and conscience with vaccine mandates

The National Catholic Bioethics Center on Tuesday recalled that its guidance on vaccination against the coronavirus is drawn from the... Read more

Bishop Mark Seitz. File photo.

El Paso bishop requires vaccination for Catholic church employees, ministers

Citing the need for the Catholic Church to “lead by example” and to act responsibly to protect others during the... Read more

St. John's Seminary, Boston

Catholic seminaries requiring vaccines, with exemptions, for fall semester

Catholic seminaries in the northeast are requiring COVID-19 vaccination for their seminarians before the coming semester begins.  Read more