Fresno bishop encourages faithful not to take an unethical Covid vaccine
November 19, 2020
CWN Editor's Note: “I won’t be able to take a vaccine, brothers and sisters, and I encourage you not to, if it was developed with material from stem cells from a baby that was aborted or material that was cast off from artificial insemination,” said Bishop Joseph Brennan, whom Pope Francis named bishop of Fresno in 2019.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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Posted by: JimK01 -
Nov. 20, 2020 7:44 PM ET USA
Where can we learn which vaccinations are NOT derived from aborted stem cells or artificial insemiation?
Posted by: grateful1 -
Nov. 20, 2020 7:38 PM ET USA
Shouldn't the "proportionate reasons" analysis that applies in the abortion context (to allow a Catholic to vote for pro-abortion pols like Biden as long as the voter doesn't do so BECAUSE of the pols' pro-abortion policy) apply here?
Posted by: filioque -
Nov. 20, 2020 6:04 PM ET USA
I was rooting for him until the end when this came: "'Let's find out if this material was used. And if you have any problem with it, then don't use it,' Brennan replied." He is a Bishop, he is supposed to teach whether there is a problem with using cells from aborted babies or discarded embryos. Of course there is a problem. So he shouldn't be throwing it back into our laps as if it were a matter of personal opinion.