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(LifeSiteNews) – LifeSiteNews has launched a petition to the Vatican and the U.S. Catholic bishops, asking them to “loudly and actively demand and lobby Big Pharma for the ethical development, production and testing of COVID vaccines, untainted by abortion.” 

The injections currently used in the global vaccination push have connections to abortion, as reported by LifeSiteNews and by Children of God for Life. 

  • The widely-used Pfizer and Moderna shots, relying on the novel mRNA technology, used the aborted fetal cell line HEK-293 in an “integral” manner in the testing of the injections, determining whether the vaccines worked as desired. HEK-293 was developed from the kidney of an aborted baby girl in 1973. 
  • AstraZeneca’s injection was also developed from HEK-293, and also uses the fetal cell line in design, development, testing, and production, meaning that the cell line is linked to the ongoing manufacturing of the injection. AstraZeneca also used the cell line MRC-5, taken from a 14-week-old baby killed in 1966, to test their vaccine’s effectiveness. 
  • The Johnson & Johnson injection is also linked to abortion, using the aborted fetal cell line in its design, research, and development. The PER.C6 fetal cell line was taken from retinal tissue removed from an 18-week-old baby boy, aborted in the Netherlands in 1985 and later converted into a fetal cell line in 1995 made specifically for “pharmaceutical manufacturing of adenovirus vectors.” 

In light of this, numerous cardinals, archbishops, and bishops have repeatedly stated that Catholics should reject using such vaccines due to their connection to abortion.  

Cardinal Raymond Burke, former Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, has previously spoken out against vaccines using aborted babies: “It must be clear that it is never morally justified to develop a vaccine through the use of the cell lines of aborted fetuses. The thought of the introduction of such a vaccine into one’s body is rightly abhorrent.”   

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Please SIGN this critical petition which urges the Catholic Church to demand that Big Pharma develop, produce and distribute ethical (non-abortion tainted) COVID vaccines for Catholics...and, anyone else who feels morally obliged to refuse abortion-tainted vaccines!

Over the past 10 months, the Catholic Church's teaching office (the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith - CDF) has quietly directed the Catholic faithful to protest against the use of aborted babies in the production or testing of available COVID vaccines in the West -- all of which use aborted fetal cell lines in either their development or testing phase.

Sadly, this direction has been so quiet that almost no-one knows about it.

At the same time, however, the Pope (see below), along with many other senior prelates, has been loudly promoting the uptake of these same unethically-produced vaccines amongst the Catholic faithful with only a whisper of protest.

It's clear that there is a major disconnect in the Church between word and action on this major moral issue.

But, instead of being a follower, the Church should be a leader in this area -- demanding the development of ethical vaccines (and, other ethically-developed products) for Catholics.**

In fact, there are already Catholic scientists, like Dr. Alan Moy, who are working with adult stem cells to help achieve ethical alternatives, but they have received "very little interest" from the Church, to-date.

And, to be fair, some individual bishops, like Archbishop J. Michael Miller of Vancouver, Canada, have vocally supported non-abortion tainted vaccines, with Archbishop Miller going so far as to donate towards ethical research.

But, it's time to try again and ask Church leaders in the Vatican and its US counterpart, the USCCB (the Catholic bishops' conference in the United States), to be fully consistent in word and deed on the issue of aborted fetal cell lines used to produce vaccines.

Jews have kosher foods and Muslims have halal foods. And, people from both traditions demand such foods - and, their demands are respected. As an example, please click and scroll down here to see all of the halal certificates which McDonald's needs to operate in Saudi Arabia.

So, certainly the Catholic Church could and should loudly demand that pharmaceutical companies develop and produce ethical vaccines for Catholics.

Indeed, the Church could and should ask the faithful to loudly demand ethical vaccines from Big Pharma (by providing phone numbers and email addresses, for example). And, or, the Church could and should commit to sponsoring the development of pro-life pharmaceuticals.

It should be noted here that the Catholic Church teaches that there is NO moral obligation, whatsoever, to accept a vaccine.

But, regrettably, for those who wish to take an ethically-produced COVID vaccine, even the Church's direction is hard to understand, precisely because it is contradictory.

On the one hand, the CDF says that acceptance of an abortion-tainted vaccine constitutes passive/remote material cooperation in the evil of abortion.

On the other hand the CDF also says that the acceptance of abortion-tainted vaccine is morally permissible when no ethically developed and tested vaccine is available.

At the same, however, the CDF paradoxically says that those who accept an unethical vaccine have the moral obligation to protest against it.

But then...there's the recent video of Pope Francis and other senior bishops, Archbishops and Cardinals promoting the COVID vaccines, without protesting against their gravely immoral development and testing, nor calling on Big Pharma to produce an ethical alternative.

So, where the current slate of COVID vaccines is concerned, the Church is apparently saying that you can cooperate with evil if some good may result...if you have no ethical alternative...but, you have to protest the evil...while participating in it.

And, well, the very people who are telling us to protest the unethical vaccines are, themselves, actually promoting them as, "an act of love."

That's confusing!

This kind of contradiction - saying one thing and doing another - is unacceptable because it assumes as normal the situation where only unethical vaccines are available for Catholics.

We are asking the Church to stop this seeming servility towards Big Pharma, and start a loud and active campaign promoting the development and production of ethical vaccines.

Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition urging Pope Francis and other Vatican authorities, as well as USCCB authorities, to loudly demand that Big Pharma develop and produce ethical vaccines for Catholics, untainted by abortion.

Thank you!

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'‘Wholly unethical’: US ‘personhood’ org condemns COVID vaccines derived from aborted babies' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/wholly-unethical-us-personhood-org-condemns-covid-vaccines-derived-from-aborted-babies/

'In ‘rupture’ with Church’s ‘absolute opposition’ to abortion, Vatican hosting pro-aborts at pro-COVID jab conference' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/in-rupture-with-churchs-absolute-opposition-to-abortion-vatican-hosting-pro-aborts-at-pro-covid-jab-conference/

'‘I will never comply with evil’: Pro-lifer Abby Johnson on abortion-tainted vaccines' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/i-will-never-comply-with-evil-pro-lifer-abby-johnson-on-abortion-tainted-vaccines/

'Canadian archbishop donates to ethical coronavirus vaccine research' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/canadian-archbishop-donates-to-ethical-coronavirus-vaccine-research/

**Actually, to be fully consistent with the Church's teaching on this issue, the Catholic Church should demand that Catholics be offered an "ethical" choice for every major product, from food to cosmetics, from to clothing to medicine, and beyond.

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Bishop Athanasius Schneider, along with co-signers Cardinal Janis Pujats, Bishop Joseph Strickland, and Archbishops Tomash Peta and Jan Pawel Lenga, had expressed the strong conviction that any use of a vaccine tainted with the “unspeakable crime” of abortion “cannot be acceptable for Catholics” under any circumstances.   

The prelates pointed to the contradiction between Catholic doctrine, which teaches that abortion is “a grave moral evil that cries out to heaven for vengeance,” and the commonly found view that abortion-connected vaccines are permitted in “exceptional cases of ‘urgent need.’”   

In its controversial December 2020 document, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) promoted the use of abortion-tainted vaccines, with certain conditions, and quietly directed the Catholic faithful to protest against the use of aborted babies in the production or testing of available COVID vaccines in the West. The latter part of this instruction has gone widely unnoticed.  

  • On the one hand, the CDF says that acceptance of an abortion-tainted vaccine constitutes passive/remote material cooperation in the evil of abortion. 
  • On the other hand, the CDF also says that the acceptance of abortion-tainted vaccine is morally permissible when no ethically developed and tested vaccine is available. 
  • At the same, however, the CDF paradoxically says that those who accept an unethical vaccine have the moral obligation to protest against it. 

While the CDF’s document stipulated that vaccination should always be “voluntary,” the Pope, along with many cardinals and bishops, have since described taking the COVID vaccination as a “moral duty,” or a “gift from God.”  

Rather than promoting abortion-tainted injections, the Church should be a leader in the pursuit of moral medicine – demanding the development of ethical vaccines (and, other ethically-developed products) for Catholics who wish to take an injection. 

While there are already Catholic scientists, like Dr. Alan Moy, who are working with adult stem cells to help achieve ethical alternatives, they have received “very little interest” from the Church to date. 

The John Paul II Medical Research Institute (JP2MRI) is also seeking to develop an ethical COVID-19 vaccine, for which LifeSiteNews is raising funds on its fundraising platform. 

Although some individual bishops, like Archbishop J. Michael Miller of Vancouver, Canada, have vocally supported non-abortion tainted vaccines, with Archbishop Miller going so far as to donate toward ethical research, there has been a widespread silence from the hierarchy on the need for ethically produced medicines. 

We are asking the Church to stop this apparent servility toward Big Pharma and start a loud and active campaign promoting the development and production of ethical vaccines. 

Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition urging Pope Francis and other Vatican authorities, as well as USCCB authorities, to loudly demand that Big Pharma develop and produce ethical vaccines for Catholics, untainted by abortion. 

Help JPII Medical Institute develop ethical vaccine  

RELATED:

Wholly unethical’: US ‘personhood’ org condemns COVID vaccines derived from aborted babies
On the moral illicitness of the use of vaccines made from cells derived from aborted human fetuses  
A priest reflects on the morality of abortion-tainted COVID-19 vaccines
The blood of murdered unborn children cries to God from abortion-tainted vaccines and medicines

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