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By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture, Dec 01, 2020

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

Looking for clarity about the ethical status of Covid vaccines? Don’t miss the National Catholic Register interview with John Haas, the former president of the National Catholic Bioethics Center. Some of these vaccines were developed with the use of fetal tissue. Because the tissue lines were taken from babies aborted long ago, and because the vaccine is judged a critical need, many moralists have claimed that there is no ethical problem with the use of the vaccines.

Not so, cautions Dr. Haas. “The Church has repeatedly spoken out against the use of such tissues and cells.” Later he adds: “The Vatican has repeatedly stated that Catholics have an obligation to protest the use of these vaccines if, for a grave reason, they receive it.”  …

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