An Army Chaplin and Archbishop for the Military Services Timothy P. Broglio released a statement that has thrown a wrench into Biden’s vaccine mandate.
“No one should be forced to receive a COVID-19 vaccine if it would violate the sanctity of his or her conscience,” Broglio said.
The Archbishop said that even through the church’s guideance permitted Catholics to receive vaccines derived from fetal tissue when no other options was available “it does not” outweigh a persons own conscious.
The Archdiocese for the Military Services overseas 1.8 million service members and their families, Broglio was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2007.
In August, Broglio said during an interview that even Pope Francis, “had recognized the morality of the vaccine.” But, the article added, “The archbishop said that while a person could object from the mandatory vaccine due to their personal conscience, ‘even that should be formed by the teaching of the Church.’”
Broglio emphasized the “sanctity of conscience,” meaning if the vaccine violates an individual’s conscience they should not be forced to receive it.
“The denial of religious accommodations, or punitive or adverse personnel actions taken against those who raise earnest, conscience-based objections, would be contrary to federal law and morally reprehensible,” said Broglio, in his letter.
This is going to throw a wrench in Biden’s mandatory vaccine mandate especially as we’ve watched left wing companies ignore and turn down religious exemptions.
Before the Archbishop expressed his position Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said, “There is a religious exemption possibility for any mandatory vaccine, and there’s a process that we go through to counsel the individual both from a medical and from a command perspective about using a religious exemption.”
Recently, Fauci condemned exemptions stating there aren’t any religions that don’t allow vaccines.
Fauci said, “Well, Dana, we looked at this years ago when people were claiming religious exemptions to avoid getting measles vaccines when we had the measles outbreak in certain clusters of under-vaccinated people. There are precious few religions that say you cannot do that. Very, very few. Literally less than a handful. But people, you know, sometimes confuse a philosophical objection with a religious objection. when you talk about established religions, there are so few that will not allow you to be vaccinated.”
But that is exactly what the Bishop is saying, if it violates a persons conscience they shouldn’t be forced to have a medical procedure.
In closing, Broglio’s asks when a treatment becomes available that is “not derived from, or tested with abortion-derived cell lines,” service personal should be open to it.