Letter from COLORADO bishops on Covid-19 vaccine mandates

… some individuals have well-founded convictions that lead them to discern they should not get vaccinated

… begin with government mandates that fail to respect the freedom of conscience

… Vaccination is not morally obligatory and so must be voluntary

… There is a moral duty to refuse the use of medical products, including certain vaccines

… there is no Church law or rule that obligates a Catholic to receive a vaccine—including COVID-19 vaccines

… we continue to support religious exemptions from any and all vaccine mandates

… should follow their conscience, and they should not be penalized for doing so

…  a letter template available to be signed by pastors of the Faithful if a Catholic wants a written record that they are seeking exemption on religious grounds



                      A letter template