“Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines raised concerns because an abortion-derived cell line was used for testing them, but not in their production. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine, however, was developed, tested and is produced with abortion-derived cell lines raising additional moral concerns. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has judged that ‘when ethically irreproachable COVID-19 vaccines are not available … it is morally acceptable to receive COVID-19 vaccines that have used cell lines from aborted fetuses in their research and production process.’ However, if one can choose among equally safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, the vaccine with the least connection to abortion-derived cell lines should be chosen. Therefore, if one has the ability to choose a vaccine, Pfizer or Moderna’s vaccines should be chosen over Johnson & Johnson’s.
“While we should continue to insist that pharmaceutical companies stop using abortion-derived cell lines, given the worldwide suffering that this pandemic is causing, we affirm again that being vaccinated can be an act of charity that serves the common good.”
During this service, please pray this prayer during Communion, as you are not able to receive from home:
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Please remember that these changes are a way to care for all by limiting and hopefully preventing the transmission of the virus.
All confessions are Saturday from 4:00-4:30pm in the Hallway of the School, and also available by appointment.
Office is open from 9am-2pm Monday-Friday. Closed Saturday. Open Sunday from 9am-noon.
Do continue to pray for all those who are ill and their caregivers, for those who are working in many capacities to limit the virus and for an early end to this crisis. Remember to be at peace, to be prepared, to help your neighbor and to bear this hardship with grace.
The Diocese of Cleveland has set up a page of prayers and spiritual resources that are very helpful. CLICK THIS LINK TO CHECK THEM OUT!