Clarifying Catholic Teaching on Vaccines re: Fr. Michael Copenhagen

I wrote about the question of vaccines a priest raised speaking at an anti-vax event.

Girl happy after getting vaccinated (CC0 CDC)
Girl happy after getting vaccinated (CC0 CDC)

Several times people have sent me talks or writings by Fr. Michael Copenhagen claiming that he explains the actual Catholic teaching on vaccines. This is despite the fact that he disagrees with the overwhelming majority of bishops and theologians, as well as official Vatican statements. I maintain the position of the Vatican and the majority of theologians. I have responded in personal correspondence or in general terms before.

However, as Fr. Michael has decided to speak at a national anti-vax conference next weekend, I feel obliged to offer a fuller critique. I ask him to withdraw his speaking engagement at this conference or to change his views from those expressed previously.

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