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Archbishop for Military Services Declares Catholic Soldiers Can Refuse COVID-19 Jab If It Violates Conscience


Religious exemptions from the experimental COVID-19 jabs remain a hot topic.

Many individuals have sought an exemption from the COVID-19 jab on religious grounds.

The Biden Administration and big corporations have attempted to make these accommodations extremely difficult to obtain.

But the Pfizer whistleblower who revealed aborted fetal cell lines contained in the company’s COVID-19 jab has intensified the fight for religious exemptions.

For many people, the use of aborted fetal cell lines goes against their conscience to receive a vaccine.

They reject vaccines based on that principle regardless of their religious institution’s official statement on the issue.

A religious exemption is a sincere personal statement of your faith and must come from the heart.

Check out this link for tips on writing a religious exemption.

The question about religious exemptions was recently discussed amongst Catholic U.S. military troops.

Catholic Archbishop for Military Services Timothy P. Broglio addressed the matter.

Although Broglio recently supported Biden’s mandate and referenced the church’s approval of the COVID-19 jabs, he stated Catholic troops should have the option to refuse if it violates the “sanctity of his or her conscience.”

Here’s the latest:

From Timothy P. Broglio’s statement:

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith examined these moral concerns
and judged that receiving these vaccines “does not constitute formal cooperation with the
abortion,” and is therefore not sinful.3

Notwithstanding the moral permissibility of these vaccines, the Church treasures
her teaching on the sanctity of conscience. “Conscience is the most secret core and
sanctuary of a man. There he is alone with God, Whose voice echoes in his depths.”4 St.
Paul VI wrote:

In all his activity a man is bound to follow his conscience in
order that he may come to God, the end and purpose of life.
It follows that he is not to be forced to act in a manner contrary
to his conscience. Nor, on the other hand, is he to be
restrained from acting in accordance with his conscience,
especially in matters religious.5

Accordingly, no one should be forced to receive a COVID-19 vaccine if it would
violate the sanctity of his or her conscience.
Individuals possess the “civil right not to be hindered in leading their lives in
accordance with their consciences.”6 Even if an individual’s decision seems erroneous or
inconsistent to others, conscience does not lose its dignity. This belief permeates Catholic
moral theology as well as First Amendment jurisprudence. As stated by the United States
Supreme Court, “[R]eligious beliefs need not be acceptable, logical, consistent, or
comprehensible to others in order to merit First Amendment protection.”7
The denial of religious accommodations, or punitive or adverse personnel actions
taken against those who raise earnest, conscience-based objections, would be contrary
to federal law and morally reprehensible.

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Broglio previously has supported President Joe Biden’s mandatory vaccination order for U.S. troops, citing the church’s guidance that permits Catholics to receive even vaccines derived from fetal tissue, when no other vaccine option is available. In his new statement, the archbishop said that while he still encourages followers and troops to get vaccinated, some troops have questioned if the church’s permission to get vaccinated outweighed their own conscious objections to it.

“It does not,” Broglio wrote.

The Archdiocese for the Military Services, created by the church in 1985, claims responsibility for 1.8 million service members and their families at 220 installations. Broglio was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2007.

In August, Broglio was quoted by Catholic News Agency, a publication of Eternal Word Television Network, supporting the Pentagon’s then-forthcoming vaccine mandates, saying the church, including Pope Francis, “had recognized the morality of the vaccine.” But, the article added, “The archbishop said that while a person could object from the mandatory vaccine due to their personal conscience, ‘even that should be formed by the teaching of the Church.’”

Broglio’s Tuesday letter appears to formalize that exemption. It begins with an explanation of how the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines that were tested using an “abortion-derived cell line”  are still not considered sinful by the Catholic church because it is “remote material cooperation with evil.”

“The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith examined these moral concerns and judged that receiving these vaccines ‘does not constitute formal cooperation with the abortion,’ and is therefore not sinful,” Broglio’s letter reads.


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