Vaccine mandates and Catholic colleges

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In a recent statement from the National Catholic Bioethics Center on COVID-19 vaccines, we noted that the Catholic Church “neither requires nor forbids” the use of vaccines, but instead urges people to “form their consciences and to carefully discern the moral and prudential issues involved.”


Assisted suicide: The not-so-hidden agenda

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Most people have heard of the slippery slope. 


Countering Catholic misinformation about vaccines

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A priest recently mentioned to me that he was not planning to get the COVID-19 vaccine.


Should we take whatever vaccine is offered?

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On March 1, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker told residents in the town of Mattapan that when it comes to the various COVID-19 vaccines, “These are all very effective."


The “quality of life” error

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During “serious illness conversations,” some doctors will ply their patients with this question: “What is your minimally acceptable quality of life?”