On Wednesday, March 3, the Rossi Center for Faith and Culture welcomed Fr. Tad Pacholczyk, Ph.D., Director of Education at the National Catholic Bioethics Center, for a virtual presentation over ethical concerns surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine. Fr. Tad addressed both the morality of the use of fetal cell lines derived from abortion in the making and testing of the COVID-19 vaccines as well as the ethical dilemma for those receiving such vaccines. While the Catholic Church does not endorse vaccines developed this way, it is morally permissible to receive these vaccines because of the risk that not receiving it would present to the individual and to society. He encouraged individuals to do their part to contact the companies who are responsible for the research and development of vaccines to express their ethical concerns with using these aborted fetal cell lines and encourage other means in development and testing that show greater respect for the dignity of human life.
For more information and for the full talk, you can visit Father Tad's website or visit our Speaker's page to find a recording of the talk from one of his previous events.