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Cardinal Blase Cupich: "I got my COVID-19 vaccination, and you should too."
Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago is on a faux-religious crusade for Catholics to take one of the vaccines, any one of them.
The prelate appeared on local news in late December, televising himself receiving a first dose and pressing others to do the same.
Cupich: "We want to make sure that people are encouraged to become vaccinated, but also to have confidence in it, and to realize that being vaccinated, as the Holy Father has told us, is an opportunity for us to be supportive of the common good."
Cupich returned for a second dose mid-January, again using the occasion to persuade Catholics to follow suit, as seen in a video produced by the archdiocese.
Cupich: "I encourage everyone, in fact, when your time comes and you are invited to get vaccinated to do so. It's not only for your health, but as the Holy Father has said, it is for the common good, the health of all, that we have a moral obligation to make sure that we stamp out this pandemic."
He further spotlights the Holy See and United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have determined the vaccine is an act of neighborly love and part of our moral responsibility.
The Windy City prelate's vaccination mission incorporates outreach to Spanish speakers in the archdiocese, with the vicar general and a medical doctor from the Chicago Department of Public Health.
Cupich has also included a video titled Addressing Hesitancy in the African American Community, another attempt to reassure there's nothing to worry about.
Fr. Michael Trail: "Agreed, 'cause even for me as a priest, I'm vaccinated myself and I feel great. And it's just great for people like you and for me who are leaders in our community to be able to represent that — that we can show to others that it's safe and effective."
But while Cupich uses the Chicago archdiocese as a pro-vaccine propaganda machine, nothing in his campaign addresses the many documented fatalities and injuries, here and abroad, surrounding the vaccine.
Social media comment: "Ahhh, yesss, there's nothing more refreshing than a good dose of saline."
One Chicago priest told Church Militant, if Cdl. Cupich were to expend even half the energy he does into hawking vaccines into evangelizing Chicago's populace, churches would be overflowing.