Have you ever bought clothes or shoes originally made in a sweatshop in a third-world country? Do you ever take Tylenol or Aspirin, which has used research from the fetal cells of aborted babies in its continued development?
It is nearly impossible to avoid all forms and degrees of material cooperation in the immoral actions of others in modern society, and Jesus and Paul have yet told us not to go out of the world. The topic of what may be lawful and what not, in which circumstances, is one of the hardest in ethics, and yet it is massively relevant to our daily lives. The issues become most personal and pertinent when immorality is being pushed upon us, as is increasingly happening in our culture.
Yet there are solid principles that have been hammered out through Church history on this topic that will give you a sure foundation and be a safe guide in finding clear answers in seeking to please the Lord in these difficult matters. Read the Extended Introduction on this new page of resources (a one of its kind) and grow in the Christian life, that we might be like Zacharias and Elisabeth who “were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.” (Lk. 1:5-6)
On the Ethics of Material Cooperation with, & Associations with Evil