Fetal Cell Lines ≠ Aborted Baby Parts

I wrote a post over on Patheos In the discussion around vaccines tested on fetal cell lines there is what appears to be a small matter of terminology but actually points to a significant difference both ontologically and morally. This is the distinction between cells from a fetal cell line and fetal cells. Fetal cells can often be termed as […]

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A Timeline Those Now Critiquing My HEK293 Post Miss

A post from my blog: I think a little timeline is helpful to understand how my post on how almost every medicine was tested on HEK-293 changed the argument. You can’t argue that based on your standard now, the standard I applied in January 2020 is inaccurate. I was applying the standard Catholics who are against getting COVID vaccines were using at that […]

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Bridgeport: The Best Vaccine Mandate Instruction Yet

On Patheos, I noted this diocese did a good job. Various dioceses have issued statements about vaccine mandates that seem contradictory. I think many of the others have missed one side or the other of a two-part reality. First, the Church thinks vaccines should be voluntary and supports conscience exemptions. Second, there is no reason for a Catholic religious exemption […]

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Imprudence & Imprecision on Vaccines & Mandates

I addressed this issue over on Patheos. On August 5, the Bishops of Colorado issued a statement that although not technically wrong, was imprecise in ways that can easily mislead an average reader. I think these wordings are imprudent. Although it is right to note that in general COVID-19 vaccines are voluntary, in the opening line and two lines near the end, […]

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