St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican CitySteve Jalsevac / LifeSiteNews
The Catholic Church ceded its authority to secular public health authorities, which have now been shown to have made serious scientific and public health policy mistakes.
By Alan B. Moy, MD, LifeSiteNews, Aug 30, 2022
IOWA CITY, Iowa (LifeSiteNews) — Secular public health policies for COVID-19 and the emergency use authorization of the vaccine had a disastrous impact on society, but for Catholics, it was especially burdensome due to its threat to our religious freedom and ability to have access to the sacraments. Throughout the pandemic, Church authorities at all levels of hierarchy ceded authority to secular entities like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and World Health Organization (WHO). All three of these entities are now admitting to serious scientific mistakes, and corporate and government whistleblowers are publicizing corruption within these organizations (1, 2). This has not only led to a lack of confidence in our public health institutions and healthcare system, but anger and lack of confidence among Catholics towards the Catholic Church for supporting this secular agenda. This raises the following questions: (a) Was the failure of the vaccine predictable? (b) Was there a scientific and religious infrastructure in place within the Vatican to properly advise the Pope on policies of science and religion? If so, was there a breakdown in the advisory system, and how did secular health authorities convince the Vatican to abandon its historic position on vaccines? (c) Why should the Catholic Church maintain its authority and decision making separate from secular authorities during a pandemic? (d) Would there have been a different medical outcome if the Church had held fast to its historic medical position on vaccines that are derived from abortion? These are the questions that will be answered below. ….