Falsehood always bears the stench of the evil one. Furthermore, it complicates and confuses. Truth, on the other hand, is as clear and transparent as a freshly washed pane of glass. Lucifer, the "light bearer," who made himself all darkness by his rebellion against God, now delights in spreading that darkness and tripping up souls with a cacophony of confusion.
Such is the situation we find ourselves in with the many conflicting voices expressing opinions about the morality of taking the Covid "vaccine." The first confusion is calling this gene therapy a "vaccine." It's not, as many medical professionals point out. But that's not the subject of this post.
The subject is a question: Is it moral to take the "vaccine?"
Many people follow the voices of "authority," both those in the medical establishment and in the Church. A man in a white coat or a roman collar must be telling the truth and have our best interests at heart. Right? And the pope himself has said it's irresponsible not to take the vaccine, that we have a moral obligation to do so. Well...let's listen to voices on both sides of the controversy. Here are some sources that say no, it is in fact, mortally sinful to take the vaccine:Priest’s analysis of Vatican documents: It’s ‘mortally sinful to take or facilitate’ coronavirus vaccine
"1. There is no available morally untainted therapeutic intervention that neutralizes the proposed health threat.
"2. There must exist a proportionate cause for using an abortion tainted therapeutic intervention based on the risks involved.
"3. There must exist an actual grave threat to your health or that of others if you were to refrain from taking the proposed abortion-tainted therapeutic intervention.
"4. One must oppose the fact that the therapeutic intervention is abortion-tainted.
"In order for such an abortion-tainted vaccine to be morally acceptable, all four conditions must be met, and if even one of these criteria is missing, Fr. Elias confirms that use of such an abortion-tainted experimental biological agent is gravely sinful. Yet, he goes on to illustrate how not just one, but the first three criteria have not been met for the use of these gene-based vaccines."
Read the article. It clearly explains that these four criteria have NOT been met with the currently available "vaccines."
Fr. Elias presents his perspective which I find compelling, but there are other voices that take a different perspective including the pope telling people they have a moral obligation and ethical duty to take it, an opinion conflicting with the statement of his own CDF (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith).
Catholic World Report ran an article by Fr. Vincent Twomey justifying taking the vaccine, but his rationale is an example of begging the question since it takes, as a given, the disputed reasoning for accepting the "vaccine." The best thing about this unfortunate article is the comments from readers!Opinion: Is taking the COVID-19 vaccine a moral duty?