Archbishop for the Military Services, USA Reverend Timothy P. Broglio said Tuesday that while the Catholic Church has deemed coronavirus vaccines morally permissible, that does not preclude a service member from believing they would violate their conscience.
Broglio said in a statement:
Earlier this year, I affirmed that the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), clearly encourages the faithful entrusted to her care to follow the guidance of the Holy See and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) with regard to COVID-19 vaccines.
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which is the Church’s highest doctrinal authority, speaking for the Bishop of Rome, has made clear its position on the vaccines available to mitigate the Coronavirus pandemic. The USCCB