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A pilgrim from Russia wears a mask and uses hand sanitizer in front of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican March 6, 2020.

Vatican City to start coronavirus vaccinations in January

Dec 15, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Vatican City will begin to offer coronavirus vaccinations in January, according to the Vatican director of health and hygiene.   Read more

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Catholic US bishops approve use of COVID-19 vaccines with 'remote connection' to abortion

Dec 14, 2020

By CNA Staff

The United States bishops' conference has said that Catholics can take two of the three available COVID-19 vaccines, even though... Read more

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Vatican diplomat: COVID-19 vaccines must be accessible to all

Dec 11, 2020

By Courtney Mares

A Vatican diplomat has called for a coordinated rollout of COVID-19 vaccines which ensures that the poor are not left... Read more

English bishops say AstraZeneca’s vaccine may be received without sin

Dec 5, 2020

A coronavirus vaccine developed from cell-lines originating from the cells of an unborn child who was aborted in 1983 can... Read more

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Pro-life research group rates ‘encouraging’ COVID vaccine development

Dec 4, 2020

A pro-life research group has clarified which of the leading COVID vaccine candidates in the United States have not used... Read more

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Should prisoners be first, or last in line for COVID vaccine?

Dec 3, 2020

By Matt Hadro

As public officials debate whether prison populations should be among the first or last to receive a COVID vaccine, ethicists... Read more

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Debate continues over who should get new COVID vaccines first

Dec 2, 2020

By Matt Hadro

A federal health advisory committee proposed on Tuesday that health care workers and long-term care facility residents should be the... Read more

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What connection does Moderna’s vaccine have to aborted fetal tissue? 

Nov 24, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

Amid debate over the ethics of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate under development by Moderna, a Catholic microbiologist told CNA that... Read more

The ethics of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine

Nov 17, 2020

While the Bishop of Tyler asserted Monday that the coronavirus vaccine being developed by Moderna “is not morally produced”, the... Read more

Catholics thank drug company for switching to ethical polio vaccine

Sep 3, 2020

Catholic leaders in the U.S. have welcomed the news that one of the world’s biggest vaccine producers has decided to... Read more

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Questions surround possibility of mandatory coronavirus vaccinations

Aug 28, 2020

By Matt Hadro

With more than 1,000 deaths a day still being registered in the United States, coronavirus vaccines are being developed, and... Read more

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney.

Catholic Aussie archbishop calls for ethical coronavirus vaccine

Aug 24, 2020

The Archbishop of Sydney, Australia, has called on the country’s government to fund an ethical coronavirus vaccine not derived from... Read more

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Coronavirus, vaccines, and Catholic ethics

Aug 8, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Production for a new coronavirus vaccine is speeding along, but ethical questions remain about its development, and who should receive it... Read more

English Catholic bishops: Church backs vaccination to protect the most vulnerable

Jul 31, 2020

The Catholic Church supports vaccination because it helps to protect society’s most vulnerable people, bishops in England said Thursday.  Read more

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Is the coronavirus vaccine made from fetal cell lines?

Jul 28, 2020

By Matt Hadro

As coronavirus vaccine prototypes move closer to testing and approval, some Catholics are debating the ethical sources behind a leading... Read more

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life.

‘This is the moment to advocate’ for pro-life vaccines, says Archbishop Naumann

May 2, 2020

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, said in an interview... Read more

Vancouver archbishop donates to coronavirus vaccine research

Apr 28, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

Archbishop Michael Miller of Vancouver has announced that he is donating to the University of British Columbia’s research toward a... Read more

Pro-life leaders call for coronavirus vaccine without abortion ties

Apr 18, 2020

Development of an effective, safe and widely available vaccine for the novel coronavirus is deeply important, but its development should... Read more

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Maine law removes religious exemptions for vaccinations

Mar 4, 2020

Voters in the state rejected an effort to overturn a state law that will go into effect next September. The... Read more

Saint James Cathedral, Seattle, Wa.

Seattle Catholic schools to require vaccinations 

Oct 3, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Children who attend Catholic schools administered by the Archdiocese of Seattle must be vaccinated and can no longer claim personal... Read more