By Catherine Frompovich
There apparently may be some misunderstanding that members of the Catholic faith are not bound to a specific religious belief about vaccines and vaccinations. This addresses that topic based upon an article written by Timothy P. Collins, MD, titled “The Vaccination Question” published in the February 2006 issue of The Angelus, which according to its mission statement says, “As an apostolate of the Catholic press, we have the mission of spreading the Faith through the printed word by our books and magazine publications.”
On the last page of Dr. Collins’s article this heading appears: What Catholics must do. Catholics are instructed to telephone the 800 numbers listed in the information for each vaccine maker to determine that NON-fetal cell lines were used in the manufacture of the vaccines they elect to use.
Furthermore, a Catholic’s duty, according to a Pontifical Academy’s document, is “to motivate drug companies and use whatever leverage possible against them to produce NON-FETAL cell line vaccines where no alternative to ABORTED FETAL cell line vaccines now exist. There are no NON-FETAL vaccine alternatives for chickenpox, measles/mumps/rubella, rubella (alone), shingles, ebola, HIV, and sepsis.” The 2006 article does list resources for NON-FETAL cell line vaccines.