Traditionis custodes: this is the incipit of the document with which Francis imperiously cancels the previous Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum of Benedict XVI. The almost mocking tone of the bombastic quotation from Lumen Gentium will not have escaped notice: just when Bergoglio recognizes the Bishops as guardians of the Tradition, he asks them to obstruct its highest and most sacred expression of prayer.
The important thing to the COVID-fearful is that the fear be relieved, and if causing innocent people to suffer relieves fear, it’s worth it. Later there may be monuments to the victims of unreasonable terror, and trials held with spectral evidence, but that does no good to the victims when they are in their graves. This time around, we should shut down the witch hunt before it gets started.
In determining the moral liceity of using vaccines derived from abortion, an assessment of cooperation with evil in terms of distance from the original abortion is a necessary, but ultimately insufficient criterion because there is another distinct and more immediate category of sin involved.
We must reject, on moral grounds, all COVID-19 vaccines that have any connection to aborted preborn baby cells (especially those babies who were 'kept alive' long enough for scientists to extract the kidneys or retinas from which they derived the desired 'material.') Time and distance are irrelevant to profiteering from such abominations for any reason, even life-saving in the present or future.