The Catholic Culture Podcast: 106 – Abortion-Linked Vaccines: A Moral Analysis

May 26, 2021Michael Pakaluk and Jay Richards join host Thomas V. Mirus for a
discussion of the moral issues involved with the production and
testing of vaccines using illicitly-obtained fetal cell lines, and
the reasons for freedom of conscience for those who do not wish to
take them.
Links
Read a full transcript of this discussion:
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=12522
Thomas Mirus’s apology and retractions 
https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/apology-and-retractions-about-vaccine-episode/
Church documents discussed:
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Dignitas
Personae (relevant paragraphs are 34-35)
https://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20081208_dignitas-personae_en.html
CDF, Note on the morality of using some anti-Covid-19
Vaccines (2020)
https://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20201221_nota-vaccini-anticovid_en.html
The Pontifical Academy for Life’s 2005 statement on vaccines,
emphasizing freedom of conscience https://www.immunize.org/talking-about-vaccines/vaticandocument.htm
Commentary discussed:
“To Awaken Conscience”
https://mailchi.mp/7742dd12483f/statement-of-conscience-to-awaken-conscience
Michael Pakaluk, “Why I Signed ‘To Awaken Conscience’”
 https://www.crisismagazine.com/2021/why-i-signed-to-awaken-conscience
Jose Trasancos, “The Cell Lines Used for COVID-19 Vaccines Came
from Carefully Planned Abortions, Not Miscarriages”

The Cell Lines Used for COVID-19 Vaccines Came from Carefully Planned Abortions, Not Miscarriages


Bishops Schneider, Strickland, et al, “COVID Vaccines: ‘The Ends
Cannot Justify the Means’”
https://www.crisismagazine.com/2020/covid-vaccines-the-ends-cannot-justify-the-means
Ethics & Public Policy Center, “Statement from Pro-Life
Catholic Scholars on the Moral Acceptability of Receiving COVID-19
Vaccines”

Statement from Pro-Life Catholic Scholars on the Moral Acceptability of Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines


Roberto de Mattei, On the Moral Liceity of the
Vaccination
https://libri.edizionifiducia.it/on-the-moral-liceity-of-the-vaccination/
Richards, Briggs, and Axe; The Price of Panic: How the
Tyranny of Experts Turned a Pandemic into a Catastrophe

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