War & Peace

As a matter of policy, the Catholic church never takes a side in a war. They issue some vague guidelines, then trust that if the politicians (!) decide to kill people and animals and take other people’s things, they are probably doing it for Just and Moral reasons.

On the issue of abortion, they are definitive: “We have decided, and the answer is ‘No.'” On the issue of gay rights, they are definitive: “We have decided, and the answer is ‘No.'” On the issue of contraception, they are definitive: “We have decided, and the answer is ‘No.'” Even on the issue of capital punishment, they are definitive: “We have decided, and the answer is ‘No.'”

Then on the issue of war and peace, suddenly it becomes, “Well, you know, it’s not really our place to say…”

The United States is amping up for war, again, on a couple of different fronts. A compliant press is already busy paving the way.

Look for the Pope to wring his hands helplessly, issue vague “war is bad” kinds of statements, and pray for The Troops.

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  1. …and the current state of political affairs have me concerned about conflict in the immediate future…

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