A Song for Nagasaki, by Paul Glynn

I've a difficult relationship with the atomic bomb. I mean that sincerely. I have a great ambivalence in my soul about the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.The Catholic Church teaches that targeting civilians is always and everywhere wrong, even if the war is otherwise just. By that measure, the German bombing of London and the American bombing of Nagasaki are both ruled out of court, even leaving the issue of nuclear weapons to the side. On top of that, the cities of Hiroshima and … [Read more...]

St. Paul Miki and Companions

So I got up this morning, and looked at iBreviary and realized that today is the memorial of St. Paul Miki and his companions, and I thought, "I wish I had time to write about this before I head off to work." I really need to start looking ahead in the liturgical calendar.But then I noticed that Julie had taken care of the matter for me, so I don't need to.However, expect to see a post about Takashi Nagai on Monday. … [Read more...]