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Church Teaching on Cooperation with Evil

I am seeing many fundamental errors on the magisterial teaching on cooperation with evil. These errors are often in articles on conservative websites, sites which propose to understand the Faith better than the Popes and the Bishops. So here is … Continue reading

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Cooperation with Evil and the Three Fonts of Morality

My approach to the principle of cooperation with evil is to apply the three fonts of morality (intention, moral object, circumstances) to the cooperative act. This approach is certainly valid, since the Magisterium teaches that every act with three good … Continue reading

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The principle of cooperation with evil: formal cooperation

Let’s continue our application of the three fonts of morality to the principle of cooperation with evil. Implicit cooperation concerns the font of intention (first font). Formal cooperation concerns the font called the moral object (second font). If your act … Continue reading

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The principle of cooperation with evil: implicit cooperation

In the previous article, we discussed explicit cooperation with evil. Explicit cooperation is always also either formal cooperation, or material cooperation. These three types of cooperation (explicit, formal, material) depend upon the three fonts of morality (intention, moral object, circumstances). … Continue reading

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The principle of cooperation with evil: explicit cooperation

If we analyze the principle of cooperation with evil according to the three fonts of morality, as taught by Veritatis Splendor (which is Latin for ‘the encyclical everyone ignores‘), the first consideration is intention. If another person is sinning, and … Continue reading

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The principle of cooperation with evil: introduction

The principle of cooperation with evil concerns a class of acts in which one person is considering committing an act that is related to the sinful act of another person. The Church’s teaching on cooperation teaches us how to determine … Continue reading

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Must Catholics choose Moderna or Pfizer over Johnson & Johnson vaccine?

The USCCB issued this statement on vaccines: “Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines raised concerns because an abortion-derived cell line was used for testing them, but not in their production. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine, however, was developed, tested and is produced … Continue reading

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Free Kindle book this weekend and monday

I have now set up a free for three days offer for my book Roman Catholic Teaching on Cooperation with Evil at Amazon.com in Kindle format Saturday, February 20, 2021; Sunday Feb. 21, and Monday, February 22, 2021, pacific coast … Continue reading

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Cooperation In Magisterial Documents

This section examines the application of the principles of cooperation with evil in magisterial documents. There is currently no complete exposition of the principles of cooperation with evil in any magisterial document of the Holy See (of which I am … Continue reading

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Vaccines and Aborted Fetal Cell Lines

There are many false and distorted claims being made about vaccines and cell lines from an aborted fetus. What is certain is that no vaccines contain any cells that were ever part of an aborted fetus (or any fetus). What … Continue reading

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Every Covid-19 Vaccine Is Moral To Receive

Certain Catholics have rejected the teaching authority of Pope Francis, and then of the body of Bishops who support him, and also of Vatican II, and of other Popes and other Councils. Nothing is left of the Magisterium for them … Continue reading

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OnePeterFive called Pope Francis a Monster

In a “featured commentary” on the blog OnePeterFive.com (1P5), Steve Skojec, founder and editor of 1P5, called Pope Francis a monster. The post title is “A Pope in Bed With Monsters“; the pope in question is Pope Francis. But as … Continue reading

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