Posts Tagged ‘Vaccine mandate’

How tolerant of diversity are we? I mean, really?

Monday, February 14th, 2022
tolerant of diversity

I had to go to Wellington last Tuesday afternoon. On the way home, rather than avoid the CBD and take the most direct route onto the Hutt motorway, I decided for no particular reason to go through town. I knew about the protest convoy that had rolled into town earlier that day but assumed it Read more

Canadians becoming impatient with the unvaccinated – mixed message from Catholic Church

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021
Canadians impatient with unvaccinated

Canadians are becoming increasingly impatient with their unvaccinated countrymen, and the government is making it clear to citizens – get vaccinated or lose your job. Civil servants and anyone working in federally regulated industries who decline to get the Covid-19 shot will face unemployment. In October, Canada’s federal jobs minister added to the hard-line approach. Read more

Catholic bishops tolerate society’s Covid restrictions – for now

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

The New Zealand Catholic bishops are prepared to tolerate the State’s sweeping public health measures, however, they want the mandates and vaccine pass requirements to be continually reviewed. Their support of the government’s Covid measures is contingent on and only justified by, “the emergency situation as it exists at this point in time.” While all Read more

Keep safe, help keep others safe

Thursday, November 11th, 2021
help keep others safe

The pandemic we are in the midst of is unique and it is dangerous. It is not the “common cold” that some people write to me about. Worldwide there have been over 250 million cases and just over 5 million deaths – this pandemic is unique and dangerous. As of last week, in New Zealand Read more

‘Socially irresponsible freedom’ commandeers Capital

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

An estimated 5,000 people, Tuesday, took to Wellington’s streets protesting their freedom, and distrust of the government and media. The vocally loud and unmasked protesters took over the Capital’s streets and pavements as they snaked their way from Wellington’s Civic Square, through Mercer and Willis Streets and down Lambton Quay to Parliament. At one point Read more

Church staff, volunteers and the education vaccine mandate

Monday, November 8th, 2021
The New York Times

The Ministry of Education has clarified who falls within the education sector’s vaccine mandate. On the list are those who work or volunteer in an organisation in the same campus or building as a school or early learning service. Churches and cafes are cited as examples. Staff at churches sharing a building or campus with Read more

Vaccine mandates creating an “underclass of the unvaccinated” in Victoria

Thursday, November 4th, 2021
vaccine underclass

Australian religious leaders are broadly supportive of Covid-19 vaccinations, however they are concerned a vaccine mandate could create an underclass of the unvaccinated. While turning the unvaccinated away is a public health imperative, it is theologically very difficult for many religions. Father Peter Nguyen of St Dominic’s Catholic Church in Camberwell is grateful for an Read more

Taking responsibility for health is not at odds with worship

Monday, November 1st, 2021
vaccine mandates and church

A great deal has been heard of late about the use of vaccine mandates to control who can and cannot work in various organisations, from hospitals to schools, and who will or will not be allowed to attend concerts and sporting fixtures. In the midst of what can be a confusing scene, the leaders of Read more