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After days of halting statements about vaccine morality, multiple Catholic leaders call the shots ur

Source: Washington Post

After days of halting statements about vaccine morality, multiple Catholic leaders call the shots urgent, important

By Michelle Boorstein
March 5, 2021 at 5:44 p.m. EST

After days of halting, nuanced statements by U.S. Catholic bishops about the morality of taking the coronavirus vaccines, some Catholic leaders began pushing back late this week, saying the shots are moral and needed urgently to save lives.

The barrage of differing, sometimes lengthy philosophical opinions on the three Food and Drug Administration-approved vaccines were based on how central the use of fetal cell lines were in their production. The lines are essentially reproductions of fetal cells from abortions done in the 1970s and 1980s and the shots themselves don’t actually contain fetal cells.

The controversy began Feb. 26, when the Archdiocese of New Orleans, singled out the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, saying it is “morally compromised as it uses the abortion-derived cell line in development and production of the vaccine as well as the testing.”

That sentiment was echoed by the Bismarck, N.D., diocese, which wrote Tuesday of Johnson & Johnson, “there is no justification for any Catholic” to use the vaccine when “two morally acceptable vaccines are available and may be used.” Allentown, Pa., Bishop Alfred Schlert wrote in a Wednesday newsletter that Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine “should not be accepted by Catholics if other choices are available.”

Some Catholic leaders and medical professionals worried that the stream of criticism over the Johnson & Johnson shot and tepid wording about the vaccines in general could discourage devout Catholics at a time when, for many, procuring any coronavirus vaccine is elusive. And some felt the need to say explicitly that getting a vaccine is not at all problematic morally and there is an ethical imperative to do so.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2021/03/05/catholic-bishops-vaccine-abortion-fetal-tissue-moral-coronavirus/

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Reply After days of halting statements about vaccine morality, multiple Catholic leaders call the shots ur (Original post)
Eugene Mar 2021 OP
efhmc Mar 2021 #1
Ritabert Mar 2021 #2
sanatanadharma Mar 2021 #3
3Hotdogs Mar 2021 #4
uriel1972 Mar 2021 #5
3Hotdogs Mar 2021 #6

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 12:51 PM

1. I despise the RCC because they care ALWAYS about human/male superiority but not about people.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 12:56 PM

2. Hypocrisy is their modus operandi

Always has been.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 01:14 PM

3. Religionists need better understanding of their own theologic beliefs

As I understand their POV, I suggest the souls of aborted beings return directly to God as they are never culpable of original sin or any other sinful behavior.
Going to God is said to be good.

Since they say God's hand gets involved human matters (like "God put me in the Capitol on 1/5", they ought also understand that God put the soul into that to-be-aborted body, knowing the soul would soon come home.
As they say the world around us is a temptingly dangerous, temporary place prior to Heaven, why do they insist so hard that souls must stay on this plane?

Altruism is highly regarded and doesn't seem to require premeditation or thinking or consideration of cause and effect, like the soldier instantly diving onto the grenade.
In this way we need to celebrate the altruism of the aborted souls and of the aborted-bodies' cellular descendants.

Religionists insult their own God by rejecting the God-given gifts of minds and knowledge and progress.

Or so it seems to this non-religionist.

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Response to sanatanadharma (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 01:39 PM

4. Da problem with aborted souls is that they can't afford to buy indulgences.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 06:38 AM

5. I thought non baptised souls went to limbo

Or hell if you don't believe in limbo. Limbo was basically invented after the codification of the bible as I understand it.

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 8, 2021, 08:37 AM

6. Either way, they can't pay for indulgences.

Let loss of $$,$$$,$$$,$$$. to the R.C. church over the years.

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