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Drew Mariani Show – Vaccine Ethics

Drew Mariani Show – Vaccine Ethics

If you knew that a vaccine made against COVID was made through aborted baby fetal cells, would you take it? Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, TX is boldly calling out the companies who are using aborted fetal lines, and he is asking the faithful to refuse this. We as Catholics are called to stand against this and be a light in the culture of death. What if you were forced to take this vaccine? What would be your response? Dr. Stacy Trasancos works with this brave bishop, and she answers your questions and shares her thoughts. She gets into what constitutes material cooperation and she tells you why we cannot accept aborted research for COVID. She is asking you to take action now while we still have the time.

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Bishop Strickland’s “Abortion and Solidarity with Children”

Bishop Strickland’s “Abortion and Solidarity with Children”

Pope St. John Paul wrote in his seminal encyclical on life, “To claim the right to abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia, and to recognize that right in law, means to attribute to human freedom a perverse and evil significance: that of an absolute power over others and against others. This is the death of true freedom: ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin’ ( John 8:34).”

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Bioethics at the Houston Converging Roads Conference

Bioethics at the Houston Converging Roads Conference

Along with Christopher Kaczor, PhD, Cynthia Hunt, MD, George D. Santos, MD, Joseph Meaney, PhD, Charleta Guillory, MD, MPH, FAAP, and Paul J. Carson, MD, FACP, Stacy Trasancos presented two talks at the Converging Roads conference in Houston on March 28, 2020. The topics were “Medical Marijuana and CBD Oil: In Conflict with Hippocratic Medicine?” and “Vaccine Ethics: A View through Catholic Social Teaching.”

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Urbi et Orbi Homily of Pope Francis

Urbi et Orbi Homily of Pope Francis

“When evening had come” (Mk 4:35). The Gospel passage we have just heard begins like this. For weeks now it has been evening. Thick darkness has gathered over our squares, our streets and our cities; it has taken over our lives, filling everything with a deafening silence and a distressing void, that stops everything as it passes by; we feel it in the air, we notice in people’s gestures, their glances give them away. We find ourselves afraid and lost. Like the disciples in the Gospel we were caught off guard by an unexpected, turbulent storm. We have realized that we are on the same boat, all of us fragile and disoriented, but at the same time important and needed, all of us called to row together, each of us in need of comforting the other. On this boat… are all of us. Just like those disciples, who spoke anxiously with one voice, saying “We are perishing” (v. 38), so we too have realized that we cannot go on thinking of ourselves, but only together can we do this.

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