Skip to main contentAccessibility feedback

Dear catholic.com visitors: This website from Catholic Answers, with all its many resources, is the world's largest source of explanations for Catholic beliefs and practices. A fully independent, lay-run, 501(c)(3) ministry that receives no funding from the institutional Church, we rely entirely on the generosity of everyday people like you to keep this website going with trustworthy , fresh, and relevant content. If everyone visiting this month gave just $1, catholic.com would be fully funded for an entire year. Do you find catholic.com helpful? Please make a gift today. Thank you. Wishing you a blessed Lenten season.

Dear catholic.com visitors: This website from Catholic Answers, with all its many resources, is the world's largest source of explanations for Catholic beliefs and practices. A fully independent, lay-run, 501(c)(3) ministry that receives no funding from the institutional Church, we rely entirely on the generosity of everyday people like you to keep this website going with trustworthy , fresh, and relevant content. If everyone visiting this month gave just $1, catholic.com would be fully funded for an entire year. Do you find catholic.com helpful? Please make a gift today. Thank you. Wishing you a blessed Lenten season.

Questions Covered:

  • 11:00 - What is remote cooperation? Can you really compare this vaccine to buying jeans or chips or something? 
  • 18:29 - Should Catholics get the Vaccine for COVID-19? 
  • 20:43 - Were old vaccines developed in a different way than the vaccines now? It seems like no one had any problem with getting a polio vaccine, for example. 
  • 24:25 - What is the Church’s policy on abortion in cases of rape and incest? 
  • 32:04 - I have heard that this COVID-19 vaccine can cause infertility and my husband, and I already struggle to have children. Is this true? Can I safely take the vaccine without affecting my fertility? 
  • 36:04 - Does the COVID-19 vaccine use human embryos in its development? Is this vaccine going to be made mandatory? 
  • 41:23 - The USCCB said it is morally permissible to take the vaccine because it would keep many people from dying. I agree. Since embryonic research and vaccines achieve so much good, what is the problem with using the fetal cells? 
  • 47:28 - The USCCB says that it is acceptable to take it, for the common good. They said it is our moral responsibility to take it and protect ourselves and others. Is this the case? 
Did you like this content? Please help keep us ad-free
Enjoying this content?  Please support our mission!Donatewww.catholic.com/support-us