Archbishop Naumann affirmed the conscience rights of Catholics who refuse a COVID vaccine because of its connection to abortion.
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Archbishop Naumann Commends Archbishop Cordileone’s Pastoral Letter: ‘The Protection of the Unborn Remains a Preeminent Priority’
Archbishop Naumann reiterated the archbishop of San Francisco's sentiments adding, ‘Catholics in public life who advocate for abortion create scandal by encouraging others to do evil.’
Archbishop Naumann suggested there is “similar moral gravity” between performing an abortion or assisting someone to get an abortion and some pro-abortion Biden policy, like ending the Hyde Amendment.
Archbishop Naumann’s interview comes just weeks after Biden became the second Catholic to serve as U.S. president, with administration officials making a point to emphasize his Mass attendance.
While the National Prayer Vigil for Life is normally attended by thousands on the eve of the annual March for Life, the 2021 Mass was closed to the general public due to COVID-19 restrictions.
In a Dec. 21 interview on EWTN's Pro-Life Weekly, the archbishop of Kansas City spoke about the vaccines now available to the American public and what every Catholic should know before receiving one.
In their letter, Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Knestout pointed Catholics to “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” a statement written by the U.S. bishop’s conference and posted to their website.
Kansas City shepherd presided at the opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life at the basilica in Washington.
The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities addressed the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast Thursday morning.