Massachusetts priest silenced for opposition to Covid vaccine
December 09, 2021
CWN Editor's Note: A priest of the Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts has been ordered to “refrain from speaking publicly or in writing on the Covid 19 vaccines.”
Bishop Edgar da Cunha issued the order after receiving multiple reports that Father Michael Fitzpatrick had denounced the use of the Covid vaccines. The priest’s public witness “has caused confusion and distress,” the bishop said; he explained that he had silenced the priest “in consideration of the pastoral needs of this parish community and the continuing health threat posed by the Covid 19 virus.”
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Posted by: Randal Mandock -
Dec. 09, 2021 6:00 PM ET USA
This is an example of why no other means of "stop[ping] or even prevent[ing] the epidemic" will be identified, developed, or allowed. In the absence of a determined Catholic witness to the evil means by which the 3 authorized vaccines have been brought to market and mandated in the U.S., there is zero incentive for pharmaceutical companies or governments to seek the good over the compromised. I have modified my resolve. I will refuse the vaccine until NO pharmaceutical products are compromised.