Statement from The Most Reverend Joseph V. Brennan, D.D. in collaboration with Right to Life of Central California

December 16, 2020

On Thursday, November 19th, I released a video about possible ethical issues with the vaccines that are in development to combat COVID-19. That video, along with subsequent comments to media entities that were disseminated in local, statewide, and national outlets, created some confusion among Catholics about the Church’s stance on these possible treatments. In this press release and accompanying letter to the Diocese of Fresno, I wish to clarify and correct certain aspects of my remarks, as well as to expound upon the Church’s teaching.

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 Media Release_Bishop Statement and RTLCC_Covid Vaccines_12.09.2020