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Apology and Retractions about the Vaccine Episode

By Catholic Culture Podcast ( bio - articles - email ) | Aug 20, 2021 | In The Catholic Culture Podcast

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Thomas Mirus apologizes for and retracts some things he said in Episode 106 of the Catholic Culture Podcast, a discussion of the morality of COVID vaccines.

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Thomas V. Mirus is Director of Podcasts for, hosts The Catholic Culture Podcast, and co-hosts Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast. See full bio.

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  • Posted by: Thomas V. Mirus - Aug. 26, 2021 8:34 PM ET USA

    Thank you so much, Pam - it's great to hear that this follow-up actually clarified things for people in addition to apologizing for my previous errors.

  • Posted by: - Aug. 25, 2021 7:26 PM ET USA

    I didn't listen to the original episode but I did listen to the retraction and apology. I had to come to the website to comment. What you said very much helped me clarify the confusion I had about the vaccine. The most clarifying statement was that the vaccine manufacturers are really to blame that we feel like we are violating our conscience by taking the shots. Big Pharm is not listening to prolife arguments and are making no effort to produce morally licit vaccines. I applaud you. Pam P.

  • Posted by: Thomas V. Mirus - Aug. 23, 2021 2:06 PM ET USA

    Thank you very much, Kevin and Winnie! All glory to God and our Blessed Mother.

  • Posted by: Kevin01 - Aug. 23, 2021 9:23 AM ET USA

    The passions have been running without restraint during this national ordeal. This is one of the only times I have seen someone on the internet say "I was wrong" Thank you for your work, honesty, and charity.

  • Posted by: winnie - Aug. 21, 2021 8:24 PM ET USA

    It took character, courage and humility to say:I was wrong, I’m sorry, I accept with docility the Church’s magisterial teaching. What a great example to all of us, your listeners! This podcast has deepened my respect for you & also my trust in the integrity of your work.

  • Posted by: Thomas V. Mirus - Aug. 21, 2021 5:56 PM ET USA

    Thank you, Fr. John! God bless you.

  • Posted by: pc0508262962 - Aug. 21, 2021 4:50 PM ET USA

    Very edifying. Thank you, Mr Mirus. God bless your work, Fr John