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Bishop chairmen for Pro-Life and Doctrine address concerns on COVID-19 vaccines

(Dec. 14, 2020) In their statement, the bishops address the moral concerns raised by the fact that the three vaccines that appear to be ready for distribution in the United States all have some connection to cell lines that originated with tissue taken from abortions. READ FULL ANNOUNCEMENT





S3030/A4848 “the Reproductive Freedom Act.”  The Cardinal along with the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey share your concerns and have publicly expressed their strong opposition to the legislation. You can read the full statement here:


The New Jersey Catholic Conference has informed me that at this time the legislation is not moving; however, they are actively monitoring the situation. Should the bill begin to move through the legislative process, NJCC will issue the appropriate notifications. I encourage you to learn more about the legislation and sign up for the New Jersey Catholic Conference network by visiting:

Please call my office if you have any questions or concerns.


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