Shannon, AP mom to:
My children attend / will attend a private Catholic school. My older two are vaccinated, but my youngest dd will most likely not be vaccinated (I'm still reading.... and reading, and reading, and reading.... ). I know that I can sign a religious exemption in IN at a public school, but if we are planning to join the Catholic church (that this school is affiliated with) will this exemption still work? Someone said that I should be able to cite some Bible passages still that I could interpret as saying that vaccines are against God's wishes, but I would like to know for sure what I'm up against.
It depends on your state; NJ, for example, allows religious schools to reject religious exemptions. In other states the law applies to ALL schools, without exception. The Catholic Church is officially "for" vaccination, but some parishes allow exemptions based on your particular interpretation.
You should also check your tribe for others in your area that may have submitted exemptions to Catholic schools.
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I homeschool so I haven't had to submit an exemption form yet.
|...expelled from a Catholic educational institution for reasons of non-conformity to a diocesan policy of denying State-allowed religious exemptions... This is a violation of the Catholic Church’s centuries-old teaching on the supremacy of the Moral Conscience and the right of parents to preside over the total wellbeing of their children.
Pending a final judgment on this issue the parental right of conscience is to be considered the binding authority in this matter and the child should not be penalized for non-conformity to a policy which is not defined as Church doctrine or practice.
I don't think a "final judgment" has been issued yet.