Healing: The Role of Religion in a Pandemic

The Finger Lakes Guild is happy to join St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry in co-sponsoring this on-line event!  We are looking forward to hearing Sr. Grace Miriam Usala’s thoughts from her unique perspective of religious sister and internal medicine physician!

When: Thursday, April 8th, 7:30 – 9 pm EST 

Where: Online via Zoom 

Please visit St. Bernard’s event page to register

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Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

The J&J Vaccine may be coming soon to a site near you. Based on our understanding of both the Vatican and USCCB, this vaccine would be acceptable…though we would recommend utilizing it only if the vaccines from either Pfizer or Moderna are not available. This is due to it being significantly more morally compromised than either of the other two, with abortion-derived cell lines being used in all three phases of production.

This article provides a good summary of the relative moral issues among these three vaccines, while this piece from the U of R gives their opinion regarding their relative effectiveness.

Update: 3/2 @ 4:40pm – The USCCB agrees…