When Catholics Do Not Have to Listen to the Pope

Pope Francis’ recent comments on vaccines, when examined closely, contradict the Catholic faith. Catholics are bound by Catholic doctrine which does not accept abortion, and as one of the Ten Commandments, respects and protects human life at all stages.

There can be no vaccine mandate in the Catholic Church, as this would violate human freedom and dignity—both fundamental elements of the Christian faith.

As the Pope continues to push for global ‘immunisation’, Catholics certainly do not have to listen to recommendations that go against their faith and freedom of choice, and may cause serious harm to their physical health or result in death. In fact, it becomes their duty to resist such impositions for the sake of the truth and the protection of life.

According to Vatican figures, there are an estimated 1.2 billion Roman Catholics in the world.

Life Site News: Pope Francis has once again strongly pushed for people to take the abortion-tainted covid-19 injections, calling health care and vaccination “a moral obligation,” both for personal health and the health of others, while continuing to ignore moral concerns.

In his annual address to the diplomatic corps, Pope Francis touched on a wide-range of topics, including a delivery of “some of his strongest words yet” in promoting the abortion-linked covid injections.

The 85-year-old pontiff called for “personal, political, and international” responses to global health, saying it is “therefore important to continue the effort to immunize the general population as much as possible.” (…)

In January 2021, he said that “ethically, everyone should take the vaccine,” describing objection to the injection as “a suicidal denial that I wouldn’t know how to explain.” (…)

In August of last year, the Pope then joined a number of cardinals in issuing a public service announcement video, saying the shots bring “hope” of an end to the pandemic and called receiving the vaccine “an act of love.”

But in a paper released on December 12, 2020, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, along with co-signers Cardinal Janis Pujats, Bishop Joseph Strickland, and Archbishops Tomash Peta and Jan Pawel Lenga, expressed their strong conviction that any use of a vaccine tainted with the “unspeakable crime” of abortion, under any circumstances, “cannot be acceptable for Catholics.”

Then in January 2021, following Pope Francis’ first public endorsement of the covid-19 injection, the former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò wrote:

“In all of [his] metamorphoses, what has always emerged, alongside his capacity to totally remove himself from his institutional role, is the polyhedric character of the Argentine, who, we now discover, is also the promoter of pharmaceutical companies, a convinced supporter of vaccines and a zealous cheerleader of those who for a year now have been using covid as a means to control the masses and to impose the Great Reset desired by the World Economic Forum.”

“Catholics, illuminated by the sensus fidei that instinctively suggests to them what clashes with Faith and Morals, have already understood that the role of healthcare supply salesman is only one of the many parts played by the polyhedric Bergoglio,” closed Viganò.

(Read the full article on Life Site News)

Crux (a Catholic News Site) also reports that the Vatican has mandated covid-19 vaccines or recovery for employees and most visitors: https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2022/01/vatican-mandates-covid-19-vaccines-or-recovery-for-employees-most-visitors

Catholic Bishops and priests should now make a clear statement, loyal to their faith, such as we have heard and read from Archbishop Viganò, Bishop Schneider and these priests.