Bishops across North America are increasingly indicating that they see no problem with Catholics receiving coronavirus vaccines that used cell lines of aborted babies at some point in the development.
The bishops of California, including the current head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), unequivocally affirmed on Thursday “that the imminent Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are morally acceptable.”
In Texas, Bishop Michael F. Olson of Fort Worth wrote on Wednesday, “Some have asserted on social media that if a vaccine is connected in any way with tainted cell lines then it is immoral to be vaccinated with them. This is an inaccurate and rigorist portrayal of authentic Catholic moral teaching.”
“I wish to assure Catholics and men and women of good will that it is morally permissible to receive the vaccines for COVID-19 that are to arrive in Texas beginning December 14, 2020,” he added.
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