Posts Tagged ‘Vaccine’

Cardinal Burke: Steady but slow

Thursday, September 30th, 2021
Cardinal Burke

Controversial vaccine denier Cardinal Raymond Burke describes his recovery from COVID as ‘steady but slow’. In a letter to his followers who are praying for him, Burke says he is experiencing difficulty in recovering from Covid-19 and is challenged to regain certain fundamental physical skills for daily living; among them, he lists general fatigue and Read more

Vaccines and fraternity

Monday, August 9th, 2021

No doubt we need to listen to those who are protesting against compulsory vaccinations, who feel “bullied” by a State they believe is encroaching on their own intimate space. Our freedoms are a precious commodity. Society must not become the domain of permanent policing and it is to the credit of democracy that these debates Read more

Get vaccinated: Choose solidarity and fraternity

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Since the beginning of COVID-19, Pope Francis has regularly reiterated his extreme concern for the sick, their loved ones and those who care for them. He’s also insisted that the world and the societies that gave rise to this pandemic must “heal globally”. To help in the effort towards developing a global response, the pope Read more

Should Catholics vaccinate using an ethically compromised vaccine?

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Edward Jenner is considered the father of vaccinology. He pioneered the world’s first vaccine, which was for smallpox. Caused by a virus, smallpox was a serious disease which killed about three in ten of the people who contracted it and left many others with severe scars. Smallpox was mainly spread by direct, lengthy face-to-face contact Read more

Archbishop’s COVID vaccination concerns needn’t be

Monday, August 31st, 2020

We tend to assume disseminating public health messages is solely the role of public servants such as Victorian chief medical officer Brett Sutton and his former federal counterpart Brendan Murphy, both of whom have become de facto celebrities during the pandemic. But to ensure vital health information reaches everyone in our community, we need a Read more