Just when you think it can’t get any more revolting.
Amid mounting concerns about vaccines for the Eternal Virus of Doom that (among other alarming issues) have in some cases utilized the remains of murdered infants in their production, the USCCB’s Chairmen for Committees on Doctrine and Pro-Life Activities have written a joint statement.
Yet again, they have demonstrated that King Covid, now enthroned in Catholic sanctuaries across the world, can decree all manner of updates to Catholic moral principles. This one is sickening.
Given the urgency of this crisis, the lack of available alternative vaccines, and the fact that the connection between an abortion that occurred decades ago and receiving a vaccine produced today is remote, inoculation with the new COVID-19 vaccines in these circumstances can be morally justified.
…In addition, receiving the COVID-19 vaccine ought to be understood as an act of charity toward the other members of our community
Let’s try that in layman’s terms:
“Sure, somebody murdered an innocent child and chopped up her body a few years ago. That’s not good. But hey, this is a crisis – may as well put her parts to good use. It’s an act of charity!”
One begins to wonder if these so-called “pro-life” bishops at the USCCB haven’t been getting funding all along from Planned Parenthood, one of the most successful butchers and purveyors of dismembered children in the world today. “Research purposes” and all that.
After all, we’ve got bishops now practically thanking PP for their massacre of millions – even daring to tell the faithful that it would be an “act of charity” to inject little bits of these murder victims into their own bodies.
Charity to whom, exactly? Ah yes, the strong.
Let’s be clear. The basic reality of causal integrity – the “integral good” as it were – means it is not possible to say “the means are evil, but they can be put to good use when the stakes are high.” That’s situation ethics. You can’t say “abortion is bad, but it can be put to good use.” It doesn’t work like that. Anyone with a shred of moral consciousness knows that the end doesn’t justify the means.
By way of clarification – exactly opposite the bishops above – here is Bishop Athanasius Schneider talking some Pauline truth. From his statement:
The crime of abortion is so monstrous that any kind of concatenation with this crime, even a very remote one, is immoral and cannot be accepted under any circumstances by a Catholic once he has become fully aware of it.
It’s a worthwhile piece.