FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Fortieth Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Fortieth Helping   August 9 should be for all the Churches of Christianity an annual day of mourning, penance and repentance. It should be Metanoia Day, a day when all the Churches employ every Christlike means at their dispos


FAST FOOD (AD 2019):THIRTY-NINTH HELPING

FAST FOOD (AD 2019):THIRTY-NINTH HELPING   In eodem sensu eademque sententia   In eodem sensu eademque sententia, remember those words in all discussions of Christian Just War Theory. They translate into English, “according to the same sense and


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Thirty-Eighth Helping 

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Thirty-Eighth Helping Any presentation of moral rules cannot contain rules that contradict one another. Any moral system must adhere to the principle of noncontradiction. X and not-X cannot both be true. “Without the principle


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Thirty-Seventh Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Thirty-Seventh Helping The Weapons Scientist: Today’s Grim Reaper Before the first atomic bomb explosion at Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, there are men and women of great scientific and mathematical learning and of high intellig


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Thirty-Sixth Helping 

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Thirty-Sixth Helping  The institutional Church is by structure an intrinsically violent institution. Therefore, it is in no position to proclaim or even desire to proclaim by word and deed the Nonviolent Jesus of the Gospels and


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Thirty-Fifth Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Thirty-Fifth Helping  “You are Christ.” -St. Pope John Paul II The Gospel is ultimately about God and about God’s desire and plan for the salvation of each person He adopted in His love when by His Word he drew him or her


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Thirty-Fourth Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Thirty-Fourth Helping ‘Possible’ means able to be done, within the power or capacity of someone or something. With words all things are possible. George Orwell in his novel about a dystopian, high teach society, Nineteen Eigh


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Thirty-Third Helping 

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Thirty-Third Helping Ignorance of the Gospels is ignorance of Jesus. It is from the Gospels that we know how Jesus loved. As the Dogmatic Constitution on Revelation of Vatican II states, “It is common knowledge that among al


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Thirty-Second Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Thirty-Second Helping The entire Law of the Gospel is contained in the “new commandment” of Jesus to love one another as He has loved us (CCC #1970), and this “new commandment” of Jesus expresses the Father&#


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Thirty-First Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Thirty-First Helping Since the “new commandment” imperatively and irrevocably centers the entire Christian moral life as well as the definition of “love” on the person, words and deeds of Jesus, any unders


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Thirtieth Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Thirtieth Helping  The “New Commandment:”                                                 The heart, the Sacred Heart, of Christian morality The Catechism of the Catholic Church (§782) teach


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Twenty-Ninth Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Twenty-Ninth Helping There are thousands hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root. -Thoreau Most of what is most important in existence takes place on the invisible side.” –Rabbi Abraham Heschel


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Twenty-Eighth Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Twenty-Eighth Helping Gospel Nonviolent Love and Resurrection *Every Sunday is a weekly feast in the Churches that remembers Jesus Christ’s Resurrection. Every Sunday is a mini-Paschal, a little Easter. This means that ever


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Twenty-Seventh Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Twenty-Seventh Helping The Mystery of The Nonviolent Jesus and His Way of Nonviolent Love The original name of Christianity was The Way — The Way – in scripture. It was called The Way which meant a way of living; a mo


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Twenty-Sixth Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Twenty-Sixth Helping Gospel Nonviolence and Culpable Conscience “The effort one is obliged to make in order to acquire moral certainty that an action is morally permissible is to be measured by the importance of the action


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Twenty-Fifth Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Twenty-Fifth Helping Gospel Nonviolence and Self Deception Self Deception: “It is all but impossible to get a person to see a truth if his or her livelihood or status, or even just comfort, depends on him or her not seeing


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Twenty-Fourth Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Twenty-Fourth Helping Truth and Gospel Nonviolence All human beings desire to know, and truth is the proper object of this desire. Everyday life shows how concerned each of us is to discover for ourselves, beyond mere opinions, t


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Twenty-Third Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Twenty-Third Helping The Ripple Effect of Gospel Nonviolence Day in and day out, we live by the invisible ripples that come to us over time and space that would never thought when they were started that they were going to be work


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Twenty-Second Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Twenty-Second Helping: Unjust War The first weapon of war is the lie. The first casualty of war is the truth. These two universally known and historically validated facts are truths that Christian just war theory, Christian just


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Twenty-First Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Twenty-First Helping: Post-Constantinian Christianity   A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right. The history of war is the history of powerful individuals willing to sacrifice


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Twentieth Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Twentieth Helping: The Church and the Massive and Monstrous Violence of War Emmanuel Charles McCarthy All FAST FOOD (AD 2019)  Helpings can be found at centerforchrisriannonviolence.org or http://www.emmanuelcharlesmccarthy.org/


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Nineteenth Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Nineteenth Helping Nonviolence, Conscience and History Emmanuel Charles McCarthy


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Eighteenth Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Eighteenth Helping Nonviolence and Resurrection Ethics


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Seventeenth Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Seventeenth Helping Gratitude and Nonviolence https://youtu.be/08qpZrJm60w Emmanuel Charles McCarthy


FAST FOOD (AD 2019):Sixteenth Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019):Sixteenth Helping: Nonviolence and Hope https://youtu.be/YhuswMhpBI8 A concise 10 minutes on Nonviolence & Hope – The Christian vocation is about hope.


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Fifteenth Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Fifteenth Helping:  Trust in Nonviolence https://youtu.be/Kn62xR0nQOo Emmanuel Charles McCarthy


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Fourteenth Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Fourteenth Helping: Nonviolence and the Right to Life https://youtu.be/1exNex0jr3w – Emmanuel Charles McCarthy


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Thirteenth Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Thirteenth Helping Putting on the Mind of Christ:   Emmanuel Charles McCarthy All FAST FOOD (AD 2019)  Helpings can be found at centerforchrisriannonviolence.org or http://www.emmanuelcharlesmccarthy.org/category/fastfood20


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Twelfth Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Twelfth Helping The Gift of Nonviolence: (Ten minutes) Emmanuel Charles McCarthy All FAST FOOD (AD 2019)  Helpings can be found at centerforchrisriannonviolence.org or http://www.emmanuelcharlesmccarthy.org/category/fastfood2019


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Eleventh Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Eleventh Helping Why not pray the Sanctus on Sundays as follows, “Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of love (or Lord God who is love or Lord God Father of all) Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Ble


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Tenth Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Tenth Helping Love is the only power which the New Testament knows. Jesus presents in His words and life not only a good way of doing things, not only an ideal to be executed whenever it is convenient, but the only way of doing


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Ninth Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Ninth Helping The saving act of Jesus is an act of love of the type which He recommends in the Gospels. The power which destroys all other powers is the power of love, the love of God revealed and active in Jesus Christ. God re


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Eight Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Eight Helping To justify an evil is to promote the evil. To name an evil good is to assure that an evil will propagate itself. To sanctify an evil is to energize it with self righteous religious zeal.To accept an evil as justifie


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Seventh Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Seventh Helping What Do These Chicks Have In Common? The answer is below the picture. It will surprise and delight you. If ever a “You go, girl” is deserved, it is here.     They are all US Air Force F-16 fighte


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Sixth Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Sixth Helping The power and wisdom, the love and resurrection of Jesus enables Christians, if they so desire, to see, to name and to disassociate themselves from the evils that the rulers of nation engage in on a regular basis. 


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Fifth Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Fifth Helping Leo Tolstoy writes, “Most men cannot accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleague


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Fourth Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Fourth Helping The teaching of Jesus, the Word (Logos) of God incarnate is a Divine Mandate to which all Christians must commit their total allegiance. When Jesus, the Creator—”All things were made through Him and without


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Third Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Third Helping ‘”The saving act of Jesus is an act of love of the type which He recommends in the Gospels.”                                                                   -R


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Second Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): Second Helping No reader of the New Testament, simple or sophisticated, can retain any doubt of Jesus’ position toward violence directed to persons, individual or collective, organized or free enterprise, he rejected it totally


FAST FOOD (AD 2019): First Helping

FAST FOOD (AD 2019): First Helping “If Jesus can be trusted to have said anything at all, he renounced violence…If Jesus did not reject any type of violence for any purpose, then we know nothing of him.”