I read the letter of the Australian bishops conference of April 2021 regarding covid vaccines.
This document engages with a strong emphasis on the moral permissibility of taking the vaccine.
What it does not emphasise is the fact that, even if a vaccine is “morally permissible”, it is not necessarily “physically safe”.
In fact, the bishops’ document goes on to say that “it is not the role of bishops to advise on the safety and efficacy of vaccines”.
Why spill so much ink on defending the moral permissibility of the vaccine when you’re not in a position to advise on the safety of the vaccine? Curious…
Moreover, the above bishops letter does not draw attention to an entire litany of very disconcerting realities: the risk of contracting Covid as compared with the risk of contracting the common flu (it’s minimal), the fact that alternative, effective cures for Covid have been consistently suppressed by the powers-that-be, the fact that Australian doctors are not permitted to speak against the vaccines–on pain of losing their livelihood, the fact that the collateral damage caused by the lockdowns on every level of human life is enormously disproportionate to the relatively small risks posed by this virus, the fact that many top medical experts and scientists around the world are warning that the ‘vaccines’ (in effect, experimental gene therapies) are causing much harm, and do nothing to stop the contraction and transmission of the virus.
It would be helpful if the bishops could put things into perspective for their flock, because their flock is extremely vulnerable to the harm brought about by powerful misinformation campaigns conducted around the nation, and the world.