Saturday, November 17, 2007

Is America Fighting An Unjust War?
From the Catholic perspective

We were discussing this very same topic just the other day. Lo and behold... look what article I just stumbled across --

Here's some of the article from the Catholic News Service;

Military archdiocese praises veterans for serving 'noble causes'

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a statement for Veterans Day, the U.S. military archdiocese paid tribute to "every man and woman who faithfully served in the noble causes of securing peace and freedom in the military service of our great nation."

"To our courageous and honorable veterans, we thank you. The archdiocese ... stands ready to serve your spiritual and pastoral needs wherever you find yourself in the journey of life," said the statement, issued by Auxiliary Bishop Richard B. Higgins, archdiocesan administrator and vicar for veterans affairs of the Washington-based U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services.

"The same devoted spirit that drove our patriotic ancestors to fight alongside" Gen. George Washington in the Revolutionary War and Gen. George Patton in World War II, he said, "still rings true for those who fight alongside our current generals in Iraq, Afghanistan and wherever American troops are deployed."

"Whether storming the beaches of Normandy, battling the brutal winters of Korea, enduring the steaming jungles of Vietnam, or securing order to distant and troubled lands in the Middle East, our American service members exemplify a true culture of generosity," Bishop Higgins said.

If, as the liberals state, the War in Iraq really is an unjust war from the Catholic perspective, then all those hundreds of thousands of Catholics (and let's not forget the hundreds of Catholic Chaplains, currently serving must all be in a state of mortal sin for participating in said "unjust war". Right? The libs can't have it both ways.

If someone wants to be against the war for whatever reason, I can deal with that. Just don't play the hysteria card and start screaming how the International War on Terror is in violation of official Church Teaching, and ergo, all participants are in a state of mortal sin.

'Nuff said.


Blogger Coffee Catholic said...

Godsake! Praise the Lord! This was one uplifting read! Pardon my lack of scholarshp... This was durn tootin' good to hear! (Er...see.) God bless!! Thanks for beings so disgustingly NOT LIBERAL!!!!

9:29 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

And still, the unbelievably stupid cannot seem to fathom that even though the Holy Father is personally against the war, his personal opinion isn't binding upon pain of sin.

But hey, what woulod we expect from liberals? They can't see beyond their own ignorance/arrogance.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Subvet said...

I got into it with a lib on another blog. When I asked why so many Catholic chaplains continued to serve if military service was reprehensible I was told they were only showing loyalty to the source of their pay.

Right. Noted. We all know life in the military is, "Every day a holiday, every meal a feast, every formation a parade and every paycheck a fortune".

Yep, sure.

2:05 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

I remember during my Marine Corps days that if anything, it was the Protestant Chaplains who were scrambling to augment.

As we both know, if a Catholic Chaplain didn't get augmented.... no problem. He still had a diocese/Order to go home to (paycheck, housing, medical, etc, all taken care of).

The vast majority of the Protestant Chaplains, if forced out, had nothing on the "outside" finacially, with the exception of whatever they could get from passing around the plate on Sundays.

I've known a number of Protestant minisaters who've had to do such things as construction work, sell vacuum cleaners, etc, to suppliment their income.

As usual, that liberal's argument is lacking in knowledge [absolute and utter ignorance] of the workings of both the military and Catholicism. Typical.

6:24 AM  

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