DAILY CATHOLIC     FRI-SAT-SUN     August 21-23, 1998     vol. 9, no. 164

NEWS & VIEWS
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CATHOLIC SCHOOL CAN REFUSE BUDDHIST ADMISSION OVER VACCINATION

          NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey (CWNews.com) - A Catholic parochial school is not required to admit a 14-year-old Buddhist girl who cited religious beliefs in refusing required vaccinations, a New Jersey judge ruled on Tuesday.

          St. John Vianney high school had initially accepted Sarah Metler in January, but rescinded that acceptance when she refused to receive immunization shots. The girl claimed that her Buddhist beliefs prevent her from ingesting animal products, which includes the vaccines because they are grown in chicken eggs.

          The girl took the school and the Diocese of Trenton to court, seeking an order requiring the school to admit her. Superior Court Judge Jack Lintner declined to issue one Tuesday.


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August 21-23, 1998       volume 9, no. 164
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