COMMENTARY: The Pontifical Academy for Life has said that Catholics may use, in a narrowly defined limit, vaccines prepared with cell lines derived from aborted children, but with strong warnings regarding our obligation to protest. Here’s how to demand ethical options in biomedical research.
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In a Dec. 21 interview on EWTN's Pro-Life Weekly, the archbishop of Kansas City spoke about the vaccines now available to the American public and what every Catholic should know before receiving one.
If morally unproblematic alternatives were available, one should refuse anything produced or tested using cell lines made from aborted fetuses for the sake of honoring the inherent dignity of the aborted victim. The question remains, is it always and everywhere wrong for a person, to avail themselves of this benefit if no alternatives are available?
In the pope’s video message, he said that a “sick economy” is one that “allows a very rich few, a very rich few, to own more than the rest of humanity.”
The May 6-8 event features the CEOs of Moderna and Pfizer, as well as Dr. Anthony Fauci and an array of other prominent vaccination advocates.
The bishop of Springfield along with Professor Gerard Bradley of the University of Notre Dame reflect on vaccine mandates and why ‘Notre Dame should respect these students’ voluntary choices.’
India’s official coronavirus death toll passed 200,000 on April 28 after 3,293 people died of COVID-19 in 24 hours.
Pope Francis will open the month of prayer on May 1, asking for Mary’s intercession.
In South America, fears are growing over the spread of the P.1 variant of COVID-19, also known as the Brazil variant, which recent research suggests is much more transmissible.
No effort was made to communicate the Church’s call for vaccines made without using abortion-derived tissues, or to present Church wisdom on a number of issues discussed at the event.