The Archbishop for Military Services Timothy P. Broglio released a statement on Tuesday supporting Catholic troops who do not want to be vaccinated and want a religious exemption.
He says Catholic U.S. troops should be allowed to refuse the COVID vaccine based solely on conscientious objection regardless of whether abortion-related tissue was used in its creation or testing.
Undercover video from Project Veritas recently exposed the effort by Pfizer to cover up the fact that ‘human fetal tissue’ was used in making the COVID vaccine (SEE BELOW).
The Archbishop’s complete statement is below:
ARCHDIOCESE FOR THE MILITARY SERVICES, USA The Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio
Statement on Coronavirus Vaccines and the Sanctity of Conscience
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.1
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 Committees on Doctrine and on Pro-Life Activities have stated that it is morally permissible to receive the COVID-19 vaccinations currently available in the United States.2
On 24 August 2021, the Secretary of Defense issued a memorandum directing the mandatory vaccination of all services members against COVID-19. Since then, some service members have refused to take the vaccine and have requested a religious accommodation through the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
This circumstance raises the question of whether the