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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

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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

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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

Oklahoma Attorney General John O'Connor.

Oklahoma AG objects after Catholic healthcare group enforces COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Nov 17, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Catholic healthcare group Ascension last week began suspending employees who refused to comply with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Oklahoma's attorney... Read more

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Madison decries harsh mischaracterization of COVID-19 vaccine clinic decision

Nov 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Diocese of Madison says media, especially Fr. James Martin SJ have misrepresented its decision to not host onsite COVID-19... Read more

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Supreme Court allows Maine's bar on religious exemptions to vaccine mandate to stand

Oct 30, 2021

By Autumn Jones

The U.S. Supreme Court Friday denied an emergency request to block Maine’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers, which does... Read more

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Canadian diocese requires COVID-19 vaccination to attend Mass

Oct 26, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A Catholic diocese in Canada will be requiring proof of vaccination and identity verification for anyone 12 or older to... Read more

Former Washington State University head football coach Nick Rolovich

After Catholic football coach was fired for refusing COVID-19 vaccine, lawyer alleges anti-religious animus

Oct 20, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The former Washington State University football coach, a Catholic, intends to sue the school after he was refused a religious... Read more

Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese of the Military Services outside the meeting hall during the 2019 USCCB General Assembly, June 12, 2019.

Archbishop Broglio: COVID-19 vaccines morally permissible, but troops may conscientiously object

Oct 13, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Service members should not be forced to receive a COVID-19 vaccine against their conscience, the archbishop of the U.S. military... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Rodi of Mobile

Mobile archbishop tests positive for COVID-19, reminds public to get vaccinated

Oct 6, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Archbishop Thomas Rodi of Mobile has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in quarantine, the Archdiocese of Mobile announced on... Read more