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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

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Federal government issues guidance on COVID-19 vaccine religious exemptions

Oct 6, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

New guidance on issuing COVID-19 vaccine religious exemptions for federal employees insufficiently treats the matter of conscience, one Catholic bioethicist... Read more

Coronavirus vaccine, stock image.

Canadian archbishop: Only fully vaccinated can attend Mass

Sep 18, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Sep 16, 2021

By Matt Hadro

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

Sep 16, 2021

By Kate Olivera

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

Sep 14, 2021

By Shannon Mullen, Joe Bukuras

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

Sep 10, 2021

By Matt Hadro

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

Sep 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Sep 2, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

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

Aug 31, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

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

Aug 28, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

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

Aug 28, 2021

By Matt Hadro

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

Aug 27, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Aug 25, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

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

Aug 24, 2021

By Matt Hadro

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 

Aug 23, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

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

Aug 23, 2021

By David Ramos

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

Aug 18, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

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