Catholic Candle note: This article
is about the particular COVID-19 vaccines which have been researched, produced,
or tested in some way by using human cells obtained from an abortion.
Candle showed in a previous article, the corona “pandemic” is overblown and
is in the “same ballpark” as a bad annual flu.
Therefore, a COVID vaccine, if a moral and safe one were available, would only
be a good idea for those for whom a flu vaccine would be a good idea, e.g.,
someone with multiple co-morbidities.
We must not
accept the COVID vaccines which are being offered to us. Below, we present five
aspects of the COVID-19 vaccine issue:
1. The first part
of this article concerns the sinfulness of all abortion-connected vaccines as a
2. The second part
examines the current COVID-19 vaccines in particular and shows that the current
COVID-19 vaccines are all abortion-connected and so they are sinful;
3. The third part
surveys the approval given by the Vatican and several conferences of Catholic
(supposed) “bishops” and also contrasts the N-SSPX’s new position concerning
abortion-connected vaccines and how the N-SSPX’s new position contradicts its
4. The fourth part
examines the grave health risks presented to the recipients of the current
COVID-19 vaccines and so, in addition to those vaccines being sinful because
they are abortion-connected, those vaccines would also seem to be a sin against
prudence because they are too risky to our own health; and
5. The fifth part
examines the lack of lasting immunity obtained from these vaccines.
remainder of this article, we examine each of these aspects.
Part 1: The
Evil of using Vaccines made through the Murders of Babies
We live in a
godless society and there are countless evils around us. For example, in some
places, for some diseases (like chickenpox), a person can only obtain vaccines
whose manufacturers used cell lines from murdered babies, to develop the
vaccines or as disease cultures for manufacturing them.
church is lax and liberal and approves receiving vaccines which come from the
cell lines of murdered babies, unless there is an alternative vaccine which
does not use murder. But there are three reasons it is wrong to accept these
vaccines developed or manufactured using the cell lines of murdered babies:
1. Using those
vaccines promotes future murders.
2. Using those
vaccines rewards persons connected with the murders.
3. We incur guilt
for those murders, by our consenting to use those vaccines.
discuss each of these reasons.
1. Using abortion-connected
vaccines promotes future murders.
Using the cell
lines from murdered babies encourages future murders whenever pharmaceutical
companies deem it to be convenient and profitable to commit more murders for
use in vaccine research or production.
did not refuse vaccines coming from the 1960s-era cell lines taken from
murdered babies, drug companies, labs, and researchers felt “free” to commit
more murders to create new cell lines. For example, a new cell line from a new
murdered baby, was announced in 2015.
vaccines manufactured through murdered babies, promotes future murders (and
every murder of an innocent human is a murder too many)! Thus, when you use a
vaccine produced through murder, the drug companies are encouraged to commit
additional murders to keep vaccine production high.
2. Using those
vaccines rewards persons connected with the murders.
It is wrong to
use vaccines produced from murdered babies because using these vaccines enables
manufacturers to profit through the murders. We should not help drug companies
make wickedness profitable!
3. We incur guilt
for the babies’ murders by our consenting to use those vaccines.
culpable for someone else’s sin by consenting to it. When St.
Paul teaches us this truth about sharing someone else’s sin by consent, he
mentions murder in particular. Here are his words:
Being filled with … murder, … they who
do such things, are worthy of death; and not only they that do them, but they
also that consent to them that do them.
Paul shows that consenting to murder is a grave sin and shows this by teaching
that such consent makes us “worthy of death”.
person is guilty of a murder by his consent when he acquiesces, even
or accedes, even reluctantly,
to the murder. When we use vaccines which come from murder, we are (at least)
passively accepting – i.e., giving in to – the
murders that make those vaccines available.
person can incur guilt by consenting even after the murder.
ways of sharing in someone else’s sin can only occur before the sin is committed,
e.g., commanding or advising that the sin should be committed. See,
the above list (from The
of ways to share someone else’s sin.
consent to the sin is different. A person can consent to (i.e.,
acquiesce in) a murder either before or after it is committed,
and so can incur guilt either way.
Thomas Aquinas, greatest Doctor of the Catholic Church, teaches that a person
can incur guilt by consenting to a murder which has already been committed. He
applies this principle (of guilt through post-murder consent) to a person who
joins the Jewish religion after Christ’s murder. Here are St. Thomas’ words:
When a person becomes a Jew, he
becomes a participant in the killing of Christ.
Thomas Aquinas, Lectures on St. Matthew’s Gospel, ch.23, §1861 (emphasis
using those vaccines manufactured through the murders of babies, a person thus
incurs guilt by consenting to (i.e., acquiescing in) the murders of
those babies even though those murders were already committed.
The passage of time does not make it no longer sinful to consent to those
objection could be raised that the vaccines were made from murdered babies more
than five decades ago and surely that is “so long ago” that we should disregard
the murders because they are too distant in time.
That is wrong.
God does not cease to treat a murder as murder merely because of the passage of
Those who commit murder and those that consent to it, remain culpable. The
mere passage of time does not remove the inherent guilt. The punishments of
hell are forever because the damned do not repent and the simple passage of
time does not erase guilt (even a billion years in hell).
Just as God
does not overlook culpability for murder simply because of the passage of time,
man does not do so either. In the civil society, there is typically no statute
of limitations for murder.
In other words, no murder is ever so remote in time that it is no longer
culpable and punishable.
of the babies which was committed in order to “harvest” their cell lines, was
premeditated and is first degree murder. The passage of time does not change
the guilt of those murders and does not eliminate the guilt of a person who
consents to them.
No matter how
much time passes, faithful and informed Catholics will never accept a vaccine developed
through the murder of a baby!
The end does not justify the means
superficial objection could be raised that vaccines do much good and that they
save so many lives that this “outweighs” the murders through which the vaccines
are produced. However, faithful and informed Catholics must never be complicit
in evil because of “good” that can come from it. The end does not justify
Discerning God’s Will through standing up for principle.
superficial objection is that without receiving these sinful vaccines, I will
opportunity, for example, the chance to enter (or send my dependents to) a
particular school. Again, the end does not justify the means!
your best efforts, you cannot receive a “conscience waiver” or “religious
exemption” to attend (or send your dependents to) the school without receiving
a sinful vaccine, that merely shows you that God does not want you to attend
that particular school, etc.
We are not justified in consenting to even the smallest of sins, much less,
consenting to murder.
The evil at
issue here is murder. That is a very grave evil. But even if a
person were to suppose that receiving vaccines derived from the cell lines of
murdered babies were “only” a venial sin, even the very smallest sin is an
infinite evil in three ways.
We should be ready to die rather than commit any sin.
Here is how St.
Alphonsus de Liguori, Doctor of the Church, warns against committing even the
A single venial sin is more displeasing to God than
[i.e., outweighs] all the good works we can perform.
de Liguori, Uniformity with God’s Will, §6 (bracketed word added for
Here is how St.
John of the Cross, Doctor of the Church, warns us that the road to hell begins
with small sins:
Our Lord said in the Gospel: “He that is unfaithful
in little will be unfaithful also in much.” For he that avoids the small sin
will not fall into the great sin; but great evil is inherent in the small sin,
since it has already penetrated within the fence and wall of the heart; and as
the proverb says: Once begun, half done.
Ascent of Mount
Book III, ch.20, section 1.
Here is how
John Henry Cardinal Newman declares that the smallest sin is worse than all the
physical suffering in the world:
The Catholic Church holds it better for the sun and
moon to drop from heaven, for the earth to fail, and for all the many millions
on it to die of starvation in extremest agony, as far as temporal affliction
goes, than that one soul, I will not say, should be lost, but should commit one
single venial sin, should tell one willful untruth, or should steal one poor
farthing without excuse.
Vita Sua, by John Henry Cardinal Newman, Image Books, Doubleday, Garden
City, New York, © 1956, p.324.
Conclusion of this section
In summary, some
vaccines are produced through cell lines obtained from murdered babies. There
are three reasons getting these vaccines is a sin:
1. Using these
vaccines promotes future murders.
2. Using these
vaccines rewards those connected with the murders.
3. We become culpable
for the murders, by our consent.
We should stand
up for Christ and reject these sinful vaccines. We should also urge others to
stand against these vaccines which break God’s Law (including the Natural
Law). At our Judgment we would want to have done so!
Part 2: The
Currently Available COVID-19 Vaccines are all Abortion-Connected and are all sinful
➢ The Pfizer COVID-19
vaccine is tested using the HEK293 cell line.
The abbreviation “HEK293”
refers to “Human Embryonic Kidney 293, identifying the organ of the particular
murdered baby, who in this case was a baby girl aborted in the Netherlands in
Although each “cell line” is from a particular murdered baby, the cell line
production process requires many babies dissected alive without
anesthetic to successfully obtain a single such human “cell line”.
➢ The Moderna COVID-19
vaccine used the parts grown from the same kidney from the same murdered baby
the parts of the same kidney from the same murdered baby girl.
➢ The coming
Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine which is being developed, uses the
PER.C6 cell line. This is the body of a different murdered baby. This vaccine
uses the retinal tissue of an 18-week baby boy who was murdered in the
Netherlands in 1985.
➢ The coming
COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Sanofi/Translate Bio uses the parts of
the kidney from the murdered baby girl identified as HEK293.
commit a serious sin by accepting any of these COVID-19 vaccines because they
were developed using abortion.
Part 3: The Vatican and several conferences of Catholic (so-called) “bishops” approve
of the abortion-connected vaccines and the N-SSPX contradicts its prior rejection
of abortion-connected vaccines.
The Vatican and the
national conferences of Catholic (so-called) “bishops” for the U.S., Canada, and the
UK all approve
receiving the COVID-19 vaccine based on the false reasoning that a few decades
passage of time makes it acceptable to cooperate and consent to these murders
by accepting these abortion-connected vaccines. Those conciliar leaders also
assert the evil argument that the end justifies the means, i.e.,
we need to accept the abortion-connected vaccines because our health is so
important. These false arguments were answered above.
Pope Francis even
went so far as to assert that Catholics have a moral duty to receive one of the
abortion-connected vaccines. Here are his words, as quoted in a news report:
“I believe that, ethically, everyone should take
the vaccine,” he said, according to a transcript released in advance of the
airing of the interview.
vast majority of the conciliar hierarchy accepts the abortion-connected COVID-19
vaccines, a few members of the hierarchy do stand for the truth and
oppose the COVID-19 vaccines. Among these are three cardinals (Mueller, Zen,
and five (so-called) “bishops”.
One of them declared (correctly) that we must accept martyrdom
rather than accept any of the current COVID-19 vaccines. He added
The crime of abortion is so monstrous that any kind
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.
and (so-called) “bishops” are conciliar, not traditional. They are
in “good standing” in the conciliar church and all of them accept various
conciliar errors, e.g., religious liberty for false religions. However,
even they clearly see the sinfulness of these abortion-connected vaccines,
in contrast to the liberal N-SSPX (as shown next).
The N-SSPX’s approval of the abortion-connected vaccines
In its recent
statement which approves using the abortion-connected COVID-19 vaccines, the
N-SSPX merely parroted the conclusory “justifications” of the Vatican, and the conciliar
“bishops” conferences of the U.S., Canada and the UK.
starts out by disparaging its own prior position (viz., that all abortion-connected
vaccines are sinful) as supported by “rumor”. Here are the N-SSPX’s words:
[M]any rumors circulate about those vaccines that
suggest a moral impossibility to use them [viz., using the COVID-19 vaccines
Because no one
wants to act based on “rumors”, the N-SSPX tries in this way to undermine its readers’
resistance to accepting the current COVID-19 vaccines.
of these abortion-connected COVID-19 vaccines, the N-SSPX then concludes that
is possible … to use such a vaccine.”
One of the
flaws in this liberal N-SSPX article, is that it focuses only on the sinfulness
of actually taking part (in one way or another) in the actual abortion itself.
The N-SSPX article does not explicitly consider the sin committed by consenting
to this sinful act (murder) already committed. See above, the nine ways
a person can share in someone else’s sin.
Another flaw in
the article is that the N-SSPX simply declares the conclusion that the abortion
used in the development of the vaccine was too long ago (“remote”) to be
sinful, but fails to make any comparison between:
length of time since these abortions only a few decades ago;
murders – even hundreds of years ago – where passage of time has still not removed
the sinfulness of cooperation with those ancient murders.
A third flaw in
the N-SSPX’s current position is that the N-SSPX fails to address the continued
compensation of all of those persons (e.g., the pharmaceutical
companies) who are continually profiting from these murders.
A fourth flaw
in the N-SSPX’s current article is that it does not address the fact that the
profitability of using the bodies of murdered babies gives researchers the
incentive to murder more babies.
ago, the SSPX used to teach the Catholic truth about abortion-connected
vaccines. In a June 2000 Angelus Magazine article, the SSPX stated:
“Consequently, it would be immoral to use a vaccine that one knew was developed
in fetal cells, no matter how great the advantage to be procured.” In other
words, the SSPX’s older article correctly warns that the end does not
justify the means.
A young woman who is to get married can thus
receive the rubella vaccine, although such a vaccine is almost always prepared
on fetal cells obtained by abortion. The reason is the danger for the child:
if a woman contracts rubella during pregnancy, especially during the first
trimester, the risk of birth defects – eye, hearing or heart – are [sic] significant.
These malformations are permanent.
Part 4: The grave health risks of the current COVID-19 vaccines would seem to make
receiving this vaccine a sin against prudence because those vaccines are too
risky to our own health.
In addition to
the COVID-19 vaccines being mortally sinful because recipients of the vaccines
consent to their development through use of murdered babies, these vaccines
would seem to also be a sin against prudence because they are a grave risk to
the health of those receiving the vaccines.
chief scientific adviser for the American COVID-19 vaccine rollout admitted
that the number of adverse reactions is higher than he expected it would be. So far, severe
adverse reactions to the COVID-19 vaccines occur at a rate about 8.5 times higher
than for flu vaccines.
One of the
severe reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine is anaphylactic shock, suffered even by
people who never previously had an allergic reaction to anything. This
anaphylactic shock can occur as a reaction to other vaccines, but it occurs 22
times more frequently in the COVID-19 vaccine.
Because of the unexpectedly high rate of dangerous reactions, the British
medicines regulator (the MHRA) recommends that locations administering these
vaccines have emergency resuscitation facilities on site. One news
report includes video footage of a nurse collapsing after receiving the
COVID-19 vaccine, as she stepped up to the podium to tell people how great it
was to receive the vaccine.
In addition to anaphylactic
shock, the U.S. FDA’s warning of severe adverse reactions to the COVID-19
vaccine, includes, but is not limited to:
➢ convulsions and
➢ heart attacks;
disseminated encephalomyelitis,” which is a “rare inflammatory condition that
affects the brain and spinal cord”;
myelitis” which is a neurological disorder which inflames the spinal cord,
causing “pain, muscle weakness, paralysis, sensory problems, or bladder and
(One such disease is “Guillain-Barré syndrome,” described as “a rare disorder
in which your body’s immune system attacks your nerves.” The syndrome has “no
known cure,” and its mortality rate is “4% to 7%.”)
➢ birth defects;
➢ harm to nursing
➢ infertility of
an indefinite duration;
paralysis, (Bell’s Palsy) ;
There are also
other severe risks as well as common, less severe side effects from receiving
the COVID-19 vaccines.
Here is one
catalog of less severe side effects, together with their likelihood of
occurring with any single injection of the COVID-19 vaccine:
In clinical studies, the adverse reactions in
participants 18 years of age and older were pain at the injection site (92.0%),
fatigue (70.0%), headache (64.7%), myalgia (61.5%), arthralgia (46.4%), chills
(45.4%), nausea/vomiting (23.0%), axillary swelling/tenderness (19.8%), fever
(15.5%), swelling at the injection site (14.7%), and erythema at the injection
As of December
18, 2020, hundreds of people have been admitted to the emergency rooms shortly
following their receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine
and thousands of people have suffered adverse reactions. There
has also been unexplained deaths of people believed to be healthy before
receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
The novelty and lack of testing of this vaccine presents possibly-grave
COVID-19 vaccines have been rushed out without the usual vaccine testing and
trial periods. The vaccines have been approved only for “emergency use”. The
vaccine makers are immune from legal liability no matter how much harm is done
by their poorly tested vaccines.
COVID-19 vaccines are
a completely new type of vaccine never tried before. All previous vaccines
introduced a weakened or neutralized part of the disease-causing substance into
the body and the body of the recipient then “learned” to fight this substance
so that it would be prepared to fight a virulent form of this same disease.
COVID-19 vaccines are much different. They use “messenger RNA” to change the
“commands” or “instructions” given to our bodies’ own cells to cause those
cells to produce spike proteins that they would never naturally produce, so
that our own bodies would then fight these spike proteins produced by our
Moderna, one of the COVID-19 vaccine makers, likens this overriding of our
bodies’ cellular processes to introducing a new software program into a
This is a
revolutionary and invasive procedure and has had only months of testing,
skipping much of the normal, much-longer testing process usually
used to help assure the vaccine is safe.
What are the long-term effects? We don’t know. No one knows. Among many
other grave potential harms, is the harm of a fatal, exaggerated immune
reaction when encountering the “wild” virus itself.
Yet the world
is injecting this vaccine into hundreds of millions (or even billions) of
people. Should we trust the pharmaceutical companies to be honest with us? Hardly.
Those companies are:
trillions of dollars selling whatever COVID-19 vaccine they can come up with;
❖ using a
❖ after an
extremely short and inadequate testing process; and
❖ shielded from
legal liability no matter how much harm they cause to us by these vaccines.
of trusting the pharmaceutical companies entirely leaves aside the past history
of pharmaceutical companies violating health and safety laws, and/or committing
media declares that COVID-19 is an extreme emergency and so the media tells
people how “alarming” it is that so many “frontline” workers refuse to accept
the vaccine. For example:
➢ About 60% of
Ohio nursing home workers refuse this vaccine.
➢ About 50% of
frontline workers in Riverside County, California, refuse it.
➢ Over 50% of New
York firefighters reject the vaccine.
For all of the
above reasons in this section, the COVID-19 vaccines are too risky even if it
were not a mortal sin to receive them because they were developed using murdered
Part 5: The Immunity obtained from the COVID-19 Vaccine is likely of short
The viruses’ continual mutations is one reason why there is no permanent
vaccine for the flu (or colds) and why vaccines even for the current version of
the flu are only partially successful – because the flu vaccine is being developed
months ahead of time and, before the flu season even begins, the flu virus is already
changing away from the current version of the flu at which the current vaccine
a single injection of the flu vaccine does not give lasting, multi-year
immunity, is because our bodies’ immunity does not last even against the same
strain of the flu.
That is why coronavirus
immunity from either contracting COVID-19 or from a vaccine is called “transient
immunity”, because the immunity does not last.
whatever coronaviruses are presently spreading will continually change and
whatever immunity we have through having contracted this (generally mild)
disease or through a vaccine, will probably not last long.
It is a mortal
sin to accept any vaccine developed using murdered babies. The current
COVID-19 vaccines are of this type and are gravely wrong to receive, consent
to, or to cooperate with. Further, these vaccines gravely endanger many people
because of their many grave and less-grave side effects. Those vaccines are
revolutionary and are invasive in a way never before tried because they change
the instructions used by our own cells. These vaccines have unknown long-term
side effects and provide an immunity which probably does not last long.