Catholic schools in the Diocese of San Diego will accept “any” personal belief exemption for the coronavirus vaccine once California’s mandate for schoolchildren goes into effect.
“In implementing any legal mandate for Covid vaccinations that includes a personal belief exemption, the Catholic schools of the Diocese of San Diego will accept any parents request for exemption as valid,” said a Nov. 1 letter to school pastors and principals from the diocese’s Offices for Schools and Communications & Public Affairs.
“The consensus among legislative analysts with whom we have spoken is that it is unlikely that the legislature will give legislative approval for a mandate without a personal belief exemption,” they said.
On Oct. 1, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced that all children enrolled in public, charter, or private schools aged 12 and older would need to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, albeit with personal belief exemptions. This mandate goes into effect January 2022.
The mandate has proven divisive even ahead of its implementation, said the diocese.
“The question of Covid mandates divides our parent communities as it divides our societies,” they said. “We hope that this course of action by the diocese balances the need to protect the health of our students, teachers and staffs with the rights of parents to decide issues vital to their children.”
Full story at Catholic News Agency.
I don’t support mandates, but I also wonder what is the point of a mandate that permits exceptions. The people who believe in mandates will not be happy that some people opt out because the mandate supporters will believe that those who opt out pose a risk to the community. Better not to have a mandate at all than to have a mandate in name only.
Most of the mandates I’ve seen require exempted to test frequently. I can’t speak about this particular one as I don’t know.
The LA Religious Ed Congress is imposing a vaccine mandate next year. But no exceptions. And you have to wear a mask all the time.
People who don’t question the effectiveness of the vax and the motives of those elitists and drug companies pushing it, forcing it, deserve what the vax will do to their bodies.
As a pro-life, practicing Roman Catholic I am dismayed that the Catholic Schools in San Diego would permit a personal exemption for the COVID19 vaccine mandate. 900 children in the USA have died from COVID since the beginning of the pandemic and 350 children have died of COVID19 since September of this year. If we truly care about life and about children’s lives we would promote the vaccination of children.
You don’t know what the jab will do to kids’ bodies and health long term.
You don’t know what that Costco hot dog will do to your kids long term yet you still feed it to them. Actually we DO know what hot dogs and pizza and junk food will do to your kids, but I bet you feed it to them anyway.
It is to my understanding that the Costco hot dogs are Kosher, – I mean that literally — and most rabbis are very fussy as to what goes into Kosher meat.
Well kosher only means it’s an all beef hot dog and no pork. It doesn’t imply that the product is healthy. Dont get me wrong…I love a good hot dog, and only eat them at Costco or a ballpark. But it’s pretty horribly bad for people. The sodium alone can send blood pressure skyrocketing for those who are sensitive. However, forgoing my regular hotdog may make my likelihood of a heart attack less, it doesn’t help the person next to me. Unlike the vaccine, which helps keep me and my neighbors from getting sick.
No, the vaccine doesn’t do that.
Is that the best you can do now? Just give up pushing the jab.
Can one say with certainty that any of the vaccinations your child has had won’t have long-term consequences? One can with reasonably hypothesize that of a given population of children thus vaccinated, only a small (<1%) will have a negative reaction. Now with COVID, those same protocols that the CDC and the pharmaceuticals use PRIOR to dispersal and approval have been in place and successful for decades – it's not like they're creating a vaccine from scratch, but using proven methods to get the best vaccine possible. It would be truly ironic if a parent refused their child the vaccine, and the child later passes from COVID, how might the parent feel then. To my mind, it's a false flag to say that one should NOT get the vaccine because of possible long-term effects that have not as yet been shown. (It's a fallacy of introducing facts not in evidence). You're right only in that we do not know of any such effects, but is that sufficient to take the risk of your child getting the disease due to non-vaccination?
I bet some of the most avid pushers of the vax on this website also were vocal that Kyle Rittenhouse is a “terrorist”. Now we’re seeing in court that brave and honorable Kyle acted justifiably in self defense. Don’t trust anything liberals say. They are liars and they are ignorant.
Kyle is a murderer and a coward. He was in essence a little boy playing cops and robbers when he killed those innocent people.
What will you do when he’s acquitted? The testimony and evidence prove he defended himself against an imminent threat to his life.
Grow up. His attackers weren’t innocent. They were going to kill him.
Democrats are wrong about everything.
If all the people he shot were intent on murdering HIM, why would they do that? Why do you suppose they would single him out among all the people that day the murder? Rittenhouse, then a minor, brought an ASSAULT weapon across state lines supposedly for self defense. If he would have been interested in self defense, he would have just stayed home, safe in his crib.
He shot the first man 4 times, killing him, because the man threw toiletries at him. Colgate is a powerful weapon against plaque, but it never killed anybody.
The crowd recognizes instantly that this child murdered someone, and so pursued him, as any crowd would do to pursue and detain a murderer. Rittenhouse next murdered “in self defense” a man armed only with a skateboard.
The next man Rittenhouse shot did have a pistol, but the victim had his hands in the air as the universal symbol that he meant no harm.
Maybe Rittenhouse did believe he was in danger, and legally, he may get off. But morally, this child, who sobbed on the stand, was in over his head in the first place, and ought to have known it from the beginning. Four men would be safer today if he had just sobbed himself to sleep in his own crib instead of playing make-believe superhero.
France just recommended that nobody under 30 get the Moderna jab because of the elevated risk of heart problems from the “vax”.
And some people want to inject this poison into our children?
France is recommending Pfizer vaccine.
You just named the injection poison, a very interesting generality that has specific effects. Was the recommendation by France from its government, and if so, based on evidence? Was it because of someone on the right making allegations and citing non-evidence or non-peer reviewed experiments? Be careful when someone makes a general statement without citing its evidence, even if that point of view coincides with your worldview. I’ve had the Moderna two jab plus the Pzifer booster, and I am over 60. So far, no ill effects. Can I make the general statement that the vaccine et al are absolutely safe? Of course not, I am an individual. However, if there are 100,000 similar incidences, that could be evidence that any ill effects are the exception, and not the rule. So, how many people who have the Moderna in Frances and over 30 get heart problems, and can one attribute those problems solely or primarily because of the vaccine?
Now Germany is recommending against the Moderna vaccine too because of heart problems associated with it.
See, the anti vaxers have been right to be skeptical.
don’t trust the elites.
Germany is recommending the Pfizer vaccine.
What made San Diego’s Bishop McElroy change his mind on this issue?
Don’t worry too much about Democrats. They’re going down in flames. Biden’s approval rating is in the toilet and Harris’ rating is even worse. America is realizing Democrats don’t know how to govern and can’t succeed. They just make life miserable for everyone except their cronies.
Dems have become pretty pathetic at electoral politics. Might as well not even vote
thank our holy God that Biden’s evil vaccine mandate has been stopped by a court of law