Pewsitter Celebrates Crime Against God and Man

Pewsitter Celebrates Crime Against God and Man August 8, 2013

with a link to the annual conservative festivities in honor of Hiroshima/Nagasaki.

Not with a link to the actual teaching of the Catholic Church which says:

2312 The Church and human reason both assert the permanent validity of the moral law during armed conflict. “The mere fact that war has regrettably broken out does not mean that everything becomes licit between the warring parties.”109

2313 Non-combatants, wounded soldiers, and prisoners must be respected and treated humanely.

Actions deliberately contrary to the law of nations and to its universal principles are crimes, as are the orders that command such actions. Blind obedience does not suffice to excuse those who carry them out. Thus the extermination of a people, nation, or ethnic minority must be condemned as a mortal sin. One is morally bound to resist orders that command genocide.

2314 “Every act of war directed to the indiscriminate destruction of whole cities or vast areas with their inhabitants is a crime against God and man, which merits firm and unequivocal condemnation.”110 A danger of modern warfare is that it provides the opportunity to those who possess modern scientific weapons especially atomic, biological, or chemical weapons – to commit such crimes.

Wearing a Precious Feet pin does not take away the sins of the world and wearing an American flag lapel pin does not make a crime against God and man into a virtue. It would be really great if a Catholic prolife news aggregator could follow the Church’s lead on such a fundamental question as crimes against God and man, meriting firm and unequivocal condemnation. Otherwise, it does look increasingly as if a great deal of politicized right wing Catholicism is, not prolife, but merely anti-abortion in those instances when the death of the innocent is not inconvenient to the chances of a Republican victory.

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