On Distractions and Staying Focused

Over the last couple of weeks, the focus of the COVID-19 debate seems to have shifted — amongst Christians in general, and some Catholics in particular — from the moral liceity of abortion-tainted vaccines and pharmaceuticals to the dangers of the shots. It is a distraction that should give us concern; for the logical extension of the argument is that when or if we have a safe COVID-19 vaccine, there will no longer be any basis for objection. When I tried to re-focus a friend of many years on the real issue — the immorality of any vaccine associated with murdered babies — he argued we would never be able to convince our legislators of the evil of the vaccine on moral grounds, so we should shut down the vaccination program through the pragmatic approach of sounding the public health warning.

No doubt, many of those who agree with my pragmatic friend have viewed the interesting video making the rounds on “social media” of Dr. Simone Gold, of Frontline Doctors. In the video, Dr. Gold, who is also an attorney, gives a convincing presentation at what appears to be a Protestant church earlier in January, on the many dangers of what she correctly calls “experimental biological agents” being injected into millions of Americans. Some of you may remember that Dr. Gold and several of her colleagues had gone to Washington, D.C., several months ago and held a press conference there to promote the common sense approach of using hydroxychloroquine and zinc in the treatment of what Frank Walker of Canon 212 humorously calls “the Blessed and Eternal Virus.” You can view the hour-long video here:

Dr. Simone Gold: Experimental Biological Agents

Dr. Gold’s sound arguments notwithstanding, most of us are adamant that the focus of the opposition to these vaccines should be on their lack of moral liceity.  We should be even more insistent that the current COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna are morally unacceptable after viewing the recent video of Lifesite’s John-Henry Westen interview of vaccine research expert Pamela Acker. Viewing this video will be an hour well spent:

Lifesite: Pamela Acker; Vaccine expert explains how aborted baby cells taint covid vaccines

Biologist Pamela Acker puts some big lies to rest in this interview, including the fable from “fact-checkers” (and unfortunately from some priests in the SSPX) that specific lines of what is termed “fetal cell lines” were perpetuated from two or three babies killed thirty of forty years ago. In fact, these stem cells/DNA (which Fr. Chad Ripperger correctly insists must be buried with a Christian burial) actually consist of stem cells/DNA from scores of murdered babies. The lie, for example, that HEK-293, which was used in both the development and testing of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, was from just the one baby we were told was killed in 1973. That is patently wrong. In fact, in the interview, Pamela Acker specifically mentions HEK-293:

[T]he HEK stands for Human Embryonic Kidney, but 293 stands for . . . the 293rd experiment that this particular researcher did to develop a cell line. And that doesn’t mean that there were 293 abortions, but for 293 experiments you need far more than one abortion. And we’re talking probably 100s of abortions. And, this was done with the collaboration of some hospitals. And there was a group in Sweden that was involved in developing the WI-38 cell line, so a different cell line, but they routinely were aborting babies for the use in trying to develop fetal cell lines.

There is far too much info in the interview — some quite gruesome — to allow me to dwell on all the points that this courageous young biologist makes. I am anxiously awaiting her book, which is on back order. I will be reviewing Pamela Acker’s Vaccination: A Catholic Perspective, on this site in the near future, God willing. In the meantime, you can order the book from the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation at:

Kolbe Center; Vaccination: A Catholic Perspective, Pamela Acker

It comes down to this: the tragic fact is that even if a vaccine does not use mRNA, nor contain oncogenic elements, most are either tested with, or contain stem cells of, brutally murdered babies —  many, many more than we were being told by the Left and sadly, by the SSPX, which bought into the idea years ago that fetal cell line WI-38, for example, was from a single baby aborted forty years ago, as articulated on page 9 of the Dr. Timothy P. Collins, M.D., article in the Angelus “Vaccine” issue of February, 2006. In fact, a 2018 video of a court case in which the ghoulish vaccine researcher and developer, Dr. Stanley Plotkin, was a witness, is eye-opening and nauseating. Parts of the original footage (in which Dr. Plotkin, under oath, reluctantly admits that seventy-six murdered babies were used in the development of the stem cell line WI-38) have been included in another gut-wrenching Lifesite video here:

THE PROOF: Many aborted babies used in vaccine creation

Regarding the article in the February, 2006, issue of the Angelus, mentioned above, Dr. Collins makes this very unfortunate statement in the second paragraph of that article: “I accept the usefulness of mass vaccinations in general.” The fact of the matter is, there is at the very least reasonable doubt that most of the vaccines routinely required for children today were ever really necessary. I will address this in a future posting; but for an excellent analysis of this, take some time to peruse the “Learn the Risk” website, particularly:

Learn the Risk: Did diseases decline because of vaccines? Not according to history

Unfortunately, too many traditional Catholics buy into the disinformation propagated in the infamous Angelus issue of February 2006 regarding the SSPX change of heart on Rubella vaccines.  The issue was prompted, of all things, by the pronouncement the year before by the Pontifical Academy for Life, that itself allowed Catholics the possibility of taking abortion-tainted vaccines like Rubella, if there were no alternative and if one makes his objection known.  The Angelus issue included the entire text of the PAL “decision”.  I have a copy of the February, 2006, Angelus issue before me as I write. The article by Dr. Collins is obviously the centerpiece of the issue, and clearly breaks with the statement in 2000, by then-District Superior (and physician) Fr. Peter Scott. At that time, Fr. Scott was disseminating, via a Q&A format, what he described as the teaching of Holy Mother Church regarding the moral theology principle of “cooperation in evil” with respect to abortion-tainted vaccines such as the Rubella shot. He was quite clear that such vaccines were not morally acceptable. But in the February, 2006, “Vaccine” issue of the Angelus, Fr. Scott, referred to as the “Publisher Emeritus,” changes his mind. On page 14 of that issue, he can hardly contain his enthusiasm for the June, 2005, statement from the Pontifical Academy for Life:

It is a surprising relief and unusual joy to find this quandary resolved authoritatively for Catholics. The document . . . is admirable and refreshing to see. (The PAL document) does allow the possibility of using such vaccines in the case of necessity for the health of one’s children when no other alternative exists, such being a very remote and material cooperation in the evil of abortion.

The February, 2006, issue is still available from Angelus Press. It is a sad and even heartbreaking realization — but an undeniable fact — that the SSPX unfortunately opened the door publicly to the possibility of taking abortion-tainted vaccines for “proportionate cause” with that Angelus issue – a break with what had previously been taught to the laity in the pews.  Most recently, the awful article that appeared in December, 2020, on the sspx.org website should give all traditional Catholics pause.  It is absolutely scandalous! All of a sudden, we agree with something out of “Modernist Rome,” as Archbishop Lefebvre so often called the cesspool on the banks of the Tiber. In fact, here is what Archbishop Viganò has to say about the Pontifical Academy for Life:

When we consider the new orientation of the Pontifical Academy for Life… we cannot expect any condemnation of those who use fetal tissue from voluntarily aborted children. Its present members hope for mass vaccination and the universal brotherhood of the New World Order, contradicting previous pronouncements of the same Pontifical Academy.

If you bring up objections to an SSPX priest, many will give you the three “talking points” reportedly being proffered as responses on at least three continents (though there are many priests who dissent from the official position):

1. “You are too emotional!”

2. “It is a very complex matter, and you are simply laymen;”

3. “Don’t you trust us?”

Well, there is a plethora of responses I could give to each of those, but the bottom line is that sometimes, we lay people have to stand up, with a properly formed conscience and a sensus Catholicus, for what we know is the immutable teaching of the Catholic Church from time immemorial. We were told from the pulpit last week that we have to “discern spirits” and we were given elements of the three arguments above — obviously a thinly veiled slap on the wrist for those faithful at Immaculate Conception church in Post Falls that have pushed back against what was disseminated in the unfortunate “vaccine talk” of 4 January. We must stand our ground and remind priests that they cannot assume we are stupid.  Furthermore, there are many, many Catholics – both traditional and Novus Ordo – who have discerned correctly that vaccines containing murdered baby stem cells (as described by Pamela Acker), or derived from such testing, are morally wrong. Period!

We are on the right side of this issue, and we are in good company. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, and countless prelates and priests throughout the world stand with us! Here is Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, one of the few courageous American bishops, who wrote on 22 January, the anniversary date of the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court decisions:

All the political posturing on vaccines is truly disgusting. The fact remains that ANY vaccine available today involves using murdered children before they could even be born. I renew my pledge . . . I will not extend my life by USING murdered children. This is evil. WAKE UP! (Upper case in the original)

Dear readers, don’t be led astray by the distraction of the (very real) medical/scientific/health problems of the vaccines. And do not listen to those who try to rationalize that taking abortion-tainted vaccines is only “remote material” cooperation in evil. It is sheer sophistry! These extractions and subsequent murders of babies for the sole purpose of medical “research” continue today. It is why Bishop Athanasius Schneider calls it “concatenation.” It is not only a linkage, it is an interdependence. Worse, by taking such morally unacceptable vaccines, we create a demand for more and more babies to die these horrible deaths, as the pharmaceutical companies perpetuate the lie that this barbarism (Bishop Schneider calls it “cannibalism”) is needed. So do not be distracted. Let’s stay focused on the real issue: the horrendous evil of abortion-tainted vaccines. May Almighty God grant us victory in this combat against the forces of darkness, which seem to have seduced so many of those who should be with us!

7 thoughts on “On Distractions and Staying Focused

  1. Rejection of these vaccines on purely utilitarian/pragmatic grounds is shallow and shifty. Shallow because rejection on such grounds doesn’t get to the fundamental issue, which is the moral issue discussed here, and shifty because if it were shown that these vaccines were safe instead of dangerous, then the grounds for rejection disappear.

    The reality is that even if these vaccines were shown to be 100% safe and effective, they should STILL be rejected. Why? Because they were built upon the slaughtered bodies of fetal infants.

    As for the SSPX, how sad to see that they’re increasingly in tune with the world precisely when they should be most militantly resisting it.

  2. It is as if they have been blinded. I never heard back from Fr. Fullerton; but I am drafting a letter to the Superior General of the SSPX, Rev. Fr. Davide Pagliarani, on the matter. I do not know if it will do any good; but it must be done in honor of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and Catholic Truth that he so dearly loved and to which he devoted his life..

  3. Maureen Sullivan

    Sounds like the enemy has found his way into the SSPX as well–God have mercy!!

  4. The assorted moral outrages and quandaries of our lifetime, abortion and the vaccination situations only to name a few; are themselves only the tip of the overall degrees of reasoning processes required by Americans who have never really been truly formed correctly in their conscience to distinguish right from wrong without having to first go through the flawed Americanist and moral relativist mindset filters.

    So it is not surprising although that the referenced local traditionalist weighs in with his adult big boy political pants in the “room” in his best shrill Mitch McConnell impersonation, stating: “…we would never be able to convince our legislators of the evil of the vaccine on moral grounds, so we should shut down the vaccination program through the pragmatic approach of sounding the public health warning.” Hey, you forgot to mention “…don’t be a “single issue” Catholics etc.! That kind of attitude is true cowardice under fire. This person demonstrates he lacks the ability to think and act with moral clarity. When faced with a simple, one way in, one way out proposition; you seek to scale the wall and mugwump a bit while more children’s souls are blood sacrificed. Come see me and I’ll tell you what I really think of you.

    The moral grounds is precisely what needs to be argued. The political grind can never be so long, so arduous that we’d ever be justified in giving up the struggle to save our lost innocent little souls deprived of the laver of Baptism. The succeeding generations beyond the Great Generation in ever increasing numbers and pathetic quantitative indifference have lost their zeal and the primal instinct to fight for justice. Even the virtues defended if only at the natural level. It’s pathetic.

    Today we are lulled to further indolence with exhortations that ask us to refrain from following the complex political events of the day – so as to…? So as to what Father? So that our little Pius Post Falls Equanimity, ever so fragile as it is; won’t be further assaulted and we feel even more overwhelmed? Really? Grow the hell up!

    If MORE people, not FEWER people would step up and take part in the defense against the moral outrages of our day the better off we would be. If we had more Father Charles Coughlins’ around the better off we would be.

    Courage begets courage! I bet the Bishop of Toledo[Spain] didn’t get his pants in a twist about the events of his day; as he strapped on his suit of armor after saying Holy Mass for the day, for his soldiers as they then rode off to kill the Moors and Saracen hordes. Probably because those men knew their immortal soul was not some stinking political weathervane from upon which you’re supposed to whinge & whine their way dealing with difficult moments.

    So who’s going to be today’s Bishop of Toledo? I bet the Bishop of Toledo knew the difference between moral clarity and rationalizations. Rationalizations, no matter in what form they come or under whose authoritative panel of experts they are based upon. Spare me please with the panel of experts intimidation tactic already. Our Lord would tell us to not take the shot! Are you people not smart enough to figure that out for yourselves?

    Submitted,
    Mike Fanning

  5. […] If you would like to use our posting, please feel free to do so.  Or you link to it, if you prefer …the priests here in Post Falls are apparently following the SSPX hierarch lead, unfortunately, even to the point of having held a “vaccine presentation” on 4 January.  We have our take on that in an earlier posting that you may find interesting. On Distractions and Staying Focused | Tradidi Quod et Accepi (wordpress.com) […]

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