Wednesday, October 13, 2021
The Catholic archbishop for the military has written that members of the armed services who are Catholic can refuse the COVID vaccination on religious grounds. The reason is that individuals should not have to violate their moral conscience. The failure of reasoning is that the vaccination is for the common good and not just for the person alone. While the archbishop has expressed support for vaccination, he is too easy in letting Catholics off the hook when it comes to health. As a Roman Catholic myself, I find the archbishop's logic to be unfortunate, especially since COVID remains a societal health crisis.