Catholics and Vaccines

Vaccinate your child at your own risk!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.” (http://www.angeluspress.org/oscatalog/about_us.php)

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.

However, one wonders why the Pontifical Academy stopped at aborted fetal cells—or diploid cells—such as WI-38, A-27, MRC-5, PER C6, when in reality toxic ingredients that often cause irreversible health damages to children also are included, e.g., mercury (a hazmat and neurotoxin) in the form of thimerosal, formaldehyde (a carcinogen), aluminum in at least four formulations (a neurotoxin implicated in Central Nervous System damage and dementia), MSG (an excitotoxin that damages brain cells), polysorbate 80 (produces infertility in lab rats), plus numerous other adjuvants, excipients, and media growth materials.

Since many vaccines are grown on diploid cell media that resulted from aborted fetuses, the Catholic Church declares it a matter of conscience NOT to use such vaccines.  So, Catholics do have a legitimate religious and moral objection to vaccines made from/with diploid cell medium in addition to any other religious objections that may be of a personal persuasion.

In a letter from the Pontificia Academia Pro Vita dated June 9, 2005, to the Executive Director of Children of God for Life, notation was made that

“…Catholic parents were often challenged by State Courts, Health Officials and School Administrators when they filed religious exemptions for their children to this type of vaccination.”

The very next paragraph provides the answer:

“This Pontifical Academy for Life, carrying out the commission entrusted to us by the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, in answer to your request, has proceeded to a careful examination of the question of these ‘tainted’ vaccines, and has produced as a result a study (in Italian) that has been realized with the help of a group of experts.  This study has been approved as such by the Congregation and we send you, there enclosed, an English translation of a synthesis of this study.  This synthesis can be brought to the knowledge of the interested officials and organisms. A documented paper on the topic will be published in the journal ‘Medicina e Morale’ edited by the Centra di Bioetica della Universita Catholica in Rome.” [emphasis added]

The religious issue surrounding vaccines for Catholics is addressed in depth in the booklet, The Vaccination Question by Timothy P. Collins, MD, ($2.00) at the following web site: (http://www.angeluspress.org/oscatalog/advanced_search_result2.php…)

Catherine J. Frompovich

Catherine J Frompovich is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting. Catherine is an editor and writing consultant who helps authors get into publication. For numerous semesters she taught several writing courses for a suburban Philadelphia school district’s Adult Evening School. Her passion is assisting and guiding authors into print. Catherine’s latest book, A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, will be available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook sometime in July 2012. Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008).

  • Christina England

    An excellent article as usual Catherine, Have you read Alternatives to Vaccines Made from Aborted Babies,” Catherine Williams


  • Jerry

    Thank you Catherine, and thanks to the site owners for always posting good content.

    I’m a Roman Catholic who uses the Massachusetts religious exemption to avoid vaccinating my children. About 15 years ago before our first child, my wife and I learned the truth about vaccines. We couldn’t, in good conscience, risk damaging our kids for life, and the Church upholds parents’ rights to protect their children.

    The fetal cell vaccines are a horror — cannibalism, actually. They are a must to avoid. Here is a good article about this from a Catholic priest: http://www.cogforlife.org/vaxwolfe.htm Even if the human cells were obtained without murder, there appears to be a risk of autoimmune disease from injecting foreign human DNA, and more testing is warranted. To my mind, knowing that big pharma has no qualms of conscience in murdering children and growing disease in their flesh is enough for me to avoid all their concoctions as much as it is possible.

  • patrons99

    There ought to be a rallying cry by people of faith the world over. Where is the morality in eating cloned food, and receiving inoculations of non-human DNA and aborted fetal tissue? What happened to our morality and religious values? Why is the church so conspicuous in its silence? More physicians need to speak out! The church needs to take a strong position! There’s no middle ground here. Pharma seeks to ban religious exemptions, globally. Vaccine mandates violate our God-given inalienable rights to medical freedom and religious freedom. Vaccines are Un-Godly! Vaccines are impure! It is INDISPUTABLE that vaccines are impure. This fact, alone, makes them ALL dangerous. Both spiritually and corporeally, vaccines are impure. They are a “gemisch” of multiple toxins, a literal toxic cocktail.



    “Vaccine Damnation: Retired Vaccine Researcher Speaks Out on Vaccine Dangers”


  • patrons99

    A politician’s stance on vaccine mandates, medical freedom, and informed choice, MUST become the new “litmus test” for elected office. A politician’s voting record on this issue will qualify many for the Hall of Shame. This must be made public. Let’s start a national database of voting records on this issue. A link between the voting record and political “contributions” from pharma, either direct or indirect, might be shown.

    “Vaccine philosophical exemptions: A moral and ethical imperative” by Alan Phillips, J.D. on February 18, 2011.


    Mayer Eisenstein, MD, JD, MPH is another attorney as well as a practicing physician, trained in public health, who has views on this topic, in his book titled “Don’t Vaccinate! Before You Educate”.


  • patrons99

    Why are the Christian conservatives so quiet on this important topic? Does anyone know? In many respects, certain vaccine mandates can be likened to mandated abortion. Are we “free” to opt-out? Not if pharma has their way! Pharma seeks to deprive everyone of their God-given rights to medical freedom and religious freedom.


    Miscarriages and infertility is most definitely not the worst thing that vaccines can do to us. Unless you thoroughly educate yourself on the subject of vaccine safety, you could be the next victim. Disclosure: I am not a therapeutic nihilist. I believe in medical freedom. I believe that we all have a God-given right to opt for a natural or homeopathic health paradigm. Medical freedom is an inalienable human right. Biomedical recovery is a freedom that we all share. We cannot let our health freedom be taken away from us. This freedom needs to be protected in law.

  • patrons99

    Vaccines are being used globally as immunocontraceptives and abortifacents. Polysorbate 80 has been associated with infertility. Triton 100 has spermacidal properties. These so-called excipients are not inactive. There are phase transfer catalysts and ionophores. They are present in many of the vaccines on the schedules. Fluarix has both a spermicide (triton 100) and an infertility agent (polysorbate 80). Triton 100 (Octylphenol Ethoxylate) is also present in Fluzone. So we’re supposed to just roll up our sleeves on demand! What is going on here?

    “According to the World Intellectual Property Organization, which is part of the United Nations, scientists from the organization are developing vaccines specifically to damage fertility as a method of contraception. A suggested ingredient for the vaccine is tween 80 (polysorbate 80):

    “In a preferred embodiment the vaccine comprises oil, preferably a biodegradable oil such as squalene oil. Typically, the vaccine is prepared using an adjuvant concentrate which contains lecithin in squalene oil. The aqueous solution glycoprotein is typically a phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) solution, and additionally preferably contains Tween 80.”

    (Fertility Impairing Vaccine And Methods of Use’ This application claims the benefit of U. S. Provisional Application No. 60/070,375, filed January 2,1998, U. S. Provisional Application No. 60/071,406, filed January 15,1998).

    As it is a preferred ingredient, scientists are obviously aware of its ability to cause infertility.”


    “Vaccinate the World: Gates, Rockefeller Seek Global Population Reduction” by Daniel Taylor on September 4, 2010.


    “Three Articles for Mass-Distribution: Rockefeller Depopulation Plans Exposed” by Jurriaan Maessen on August 31, 2010.


  • Jerry

    Thanks patrons99. Back in the mid 90’s, the World Health Organization and UNFPA (the population control nazis) were caught providing hCG-laced tetanus vaccines around the world:
    This vaccine caused many spontaneous abortions, effectively keeping down populations of those “undesirables.” Now, Bill Gates promotes the tetanus vaccine around the world. Hmmm…

  • patrons99

    Gates can be likened to a second or third generation “vampire”. He’s just doing some charitable “giving” on a global scale. :-(


    Merck also has quite an inglorious bloodline. Should we really be surprised that their latest “gift” to humanity is an anti-fertility vaccine and that vaccine schedules are government-endorsed?


  • patrons99

    It’s been a VERY long time since I read Orwell’s Animal Farm.

    The Seven Commandments of Animalism are written on the wall of a barn. The most important is the seventh, “All animals are equal.”

    Eventually the laws are replaced with “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”, and “Four legs good, two legs better!” as the pigs become more human.

    I suspect that privately the Gates clan really feel superior to the rest of us mere mortals, and righteously entitled to be in charge of the world. So, in point of fact, Gates and the controlling elites are “more equal than others”.

    We might consider reviewing “Thomas Malthus: Theory of over population”.



    “Remedies other than moral”. Hmmmmm. Sure does sound like global vaccine policy. Gates has to be a true sociopath. He probably perceives of himself as somehow a hero of humanity, doing the immoral heavy-lifting, that no one with a conscience could even contemplate.

  • Thanks for posting this. Here in Kansas, there is a spiritual and political battle underway precisely about this issue. In the Diocese of Wichita, since 2005, parents who send their children to the Diocesan Catholic schools are NOT allowed to use the Kansas religious exemption because of the way it is written. One must be “an adherent of a religous denomination whose teachings are opposed to such tests or inoculations.” Like those who are ignorant about the truth about vaccines and since the leaders of the Church are afterall humans like the rest of us, they will not allow parents to use this exemption because they believe it will pose a severe threat to the public health. An official petition, including the letters from the PAF, were included and sent to the Bishop of Wichita with a negative response. This year, Kansans for Vaccine Rights wrote a bill and had it introduced into the Kansas House, HB 2094, to add a conscience exemption but it is stalled in the committee until next year. KVR needs more help to get lawmakers and ordinary citizens who care about protecting parental rights and freedom of conscience to get this bill passed next year. Please pray for the Catholics in this state and join our facebook page and the Kansas NVIC portal if you live in Kansas or sign the petition.

  • patrons99

    Inoculations are invasive medical procedures with definite risks. Vaccine mandates should be banned, worldwide. They provide a portal for disease through the unintended creation of new pathogens. New pathogens are being created through assisted horizontal gene transfer and recombination. What will the endocrine disruptors, phase transfer catalysts, ionophores, neurotoxic metals, VLP’s, and genetically-modified, non-human antigens in the vaccine schedules do to people, in the long term? Hmmmmm.

    “Emergency! Pathogen New to Science Found in Roundup Ready GM Crops?”


    “This could be the worst nightmare of genetic engineering that some scientists including me have been warning for years [3] (see Genetic Engineering Dream or Nightmare, ISIS publication): the unintended creation of new pathogens through assisted horizontal gene transfer and recombination.”

    O.K.! I can see why we might ought to be a tad bit concerned here. The organism has been linked with outbreaks of plant diseases and implicated in animal reproductive failure. But the worst nightmare of genetic engineering is yet to come! The vaccine schedules and mandated inoculations have already been linked to cancers and autoimmune diseases, linked with outbreaks of human infectious diseases, and implicated in human reproductive failure. They are making humans an endangered species.


  • patrons99

    Oops! I note that the link was broken to the article titled, “The dangerous impurities of vaccines” by Janine Roberts. This link should work:


  • patrons99

    There are vaccine links to cancers. Educate before you vaccinate. We have a God-given right to decline vaccination. If you choose vaccination, make sure that there is a proper informed consent.

    “60 Lab Studies Now Confirm Cancer Link to a Vaccine You Probably Had as a Child” by Joseph Mercola, DO on February 18, 2011.


    “Polio Vaccine…60 Lab Studies Have Confirmed Cancer Link From Vaccine!”


    “60 Lab Studies Confirm Cancer Link to Polio Vaccine” by Terrence Aym on February 20, 2011.


  • patrons99

    There are vaccine links to autoimmune diseases. Educate before you vaccinate. You have a God-given right to decline vaccination. If you choose vaccination, make sure that there is a proper informed consent.

    “Vaccines and Autoimmune Diseases of the Adult” by Hedi Orbach on February 4, 2010.


    “Reported post-vaccination autoimmune diseases in the adult include SLE, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), inflammatory myopathies, multiple sclerosis (MS), Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), and vasculitis. Evidence for the association of vaccinations and the development of these diseases is presented in this review. In addition, we will discuss macrophagic myofasciitis, post aluminum containing vaccines and the recent support for autoimmunity following human papilloma virus vaccine.”

    “In the Danish Civil Registration system, among approximately half a million adolescent girls, 414 autoimmune disorders were listed. The 5 most common autoimmune diseases occurring within 6 weeks of vaccination among 100,000 girls were: type I diabetes, juvenile arthritis, Crohn’s disease, Henoch-Schonlein disease, and ulcerative colitis (Sutton et al., 2009). However, over a 10 year period, the common autoimmune diseases, from the most to the least common, were: type I diabetes, juvenile arthritis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, Basedow’s disease, Henoch-Schonlein purpura, psoriasis, and SLE (Verstraeten et al., 2008).”

    See Table 1. Association of Vaccines with Autoimmune Disease

  • Jerry

    Wow Kansas! The diocese is denying you a right that the state guarantees. And the Church has no doctrine on vaccines. You should sue, and get a judge to grant an injunction. (PS – if I couldn’t home school, I’d send the kids to the government school anyhow…but that’s a topic for another blog.)

    More on fetal tissue vaccines: Back in the late 40’s, polio was successfully grown in ground-up murdered babies:
    (search on fetal) That led to a Nobel Prize…for men who are willing to murder one child to prevent paralysis in another. Huh??? (Catholics should be pleased to know that Dr. Herbert Ratner, who exposed the polio vaccine fraud, was a Catholic.)

  • patrons99

    First, a disclaimer – I’m not a theologian or an attorney. Notwithstanding the fact that vaccine-induced “herd immunity” and so-called “vaccine-preventable” diseases are myths, there is something morally-wrong with the argument that the murder and maiming of the few is justified by preventing disease in many. How is it ethical to kill children to save children?


    “Should the government promote a medical intervention that undeniably causes death and serious injury to a minority in order to save the lives of the majority?”

    “the current vaccine program stakes the life of one child over another. No parents should be compelled to take actions that could cause their child to live a life of suffering, or even die.”

    “it is the people who fail to question the safety of the current vaccine program who may be allowing innocent infants and children to suffer serious injuries, and even death.”

    “People die from vaccines just as people die from infectious disease. Life is sacred, and one child’s death is not more tragic than another’s. Who gets to make these life-and-death decisions?”

    In law, doesn’t this fall under the heading of Equal Protection. So, if a vaccine-injured were to sue, I wonder what legal theory would be most likely to prevail in court? How about suing in state court under 14th Amendment Equal Protection or in federal court under 5th Amendment Equal Protection? Either the clear and present danger theory or the imminent risk of harm theory? Under the declaratory judgment act to declare vaccine mandates unconstitutional? The data are very strong that the vaccine schedules and vaccine mandates represent a clear and present danger and an imminent risk of harm to the public. Vaccine mandates violate our God-given inalienable rights to privacy, medical freedom, and religious freedom. Vaccine mandates should be declared unconstitutional.

  • patrons99

    Vaccine epidemics and resurgences of once “conquered” deadly diseases amongst heavily-vaccinated populations are becoming more common. Vaccine-polio and vaccine-pertussis may be examples. We need to understand how and why this is occuring.

    “Some of these kids have been vaccinated 10 or 12 times,” says Olen Kew, “and they still get paralytic polio.” For 21 years, Kew, chief of the molecular virology laboratory at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, has been involved with the global effort to eradicate polio. Sounds a lot like vaccine-polio doesn’t it? Mothers hide their children when the vaccinators come around and wonder why they don’t bring food or water. No one mentions that in spite of vaccinating over and over again, it is still there.


    “Still a Scourge” by Wendy Orent in 2006.


  • patrons99

    @ Jerry and @ Kansans for Vaccine Rights

    It sure does sound as though the diocese in Kansas has been duped by pharma’s marketing taglines for vaccinating the world. Vaccine-induced herd immunity and vaccine-preventable diseases are myths. We must help the public separate the myth from the reality. Btw – I was once duped by these myths.

    For those who still believe pharma’s bilious rant and vacuous chortle that vaccines were one of the greatest miracles of orthodox medicine, you really ought to study the topic a bit more closely. Pharma wants us to just take vaccines on faith. Take the “eradication” of polio, for example.

    “Polio eradication: experts have misled us”


    “The polio vaccine: a critical assessment of its arcane history, efficacy, and long-term health-related consequences”


    “Little known facts about poliomyelitis vaccinations”


  • patrons99

    Where does pharma derive it’s imprimatur? Does the church endorse pharma’s tidal wave of xenobiotics – chemical and biological intoxicants? Is the church more closely aligned with allopathy than with homeopathy? Where is the morality in eating cloned food, and receiving inoculations of non-human DNA and aborted fetal tissue?

    “Novavax will develop new technology to make vaccines using insect cells. VaxInnate will develop technology that combines influenza and bacteria proteins to stimulate strong immune response against the flu.”

    How about forced mass vaccination with “franken-viruses”? The reality of vaccine “madness” keeps getting stranger by the day. There really is a lot that we can learn from the H1N1 Pandemic Flu Fraud and Hysteria of 2009. History could easily repeat itself, unless we educate ourselves. Dr A. True Ott, PhD, ND has looked into the subject in detail. At first, I was skeptical, but the more I read about these events, and the hemorrhagic pneumonic plague in the Ukraine, the less skeptical I became. I really do wonder what is more dangerous – the wild-type “germ”, the lab virus, or the jab?


    “Flu viruses have eight gene segments and one of the segments is called the PA gene. Interestingly, all eight dangerous hybrids carried the PA gene belonging to the H1N1 parent virus. The eight hybrid viruses caused severe pneumonia, edema and hemorrhaging in infected mice, the experts wrote.”

    “Experts believe that a classic way for hybrid viruses to form is when different viruses meet and “marry” inside a single host, swapping genes. Humans and animals, such as pigs, can be efficient “mixing vessels.”

  • Patron99,

    You bring up some very salient points – ones that are certainly in the vaccine literature. Check out the term “carrier state” sometime and see if that fits what you are looking at.

    I appreciate your insight and thoughts.