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.”                    


FAST FOOD 2018: First Helping

FAST FOOD 2018: First Helping Jesus then asked His disciple the most radical question in the Gospels: “Who do people say I am—no, who do you say I am?” Everything in Christianity, everything in our lives, in fact, depends on the answer we give


FAST FOOD (2018): Second Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Second Helping   Christians frequently think that the question of non-resistance to evil is an invented question, a question which it is possible to circumvent. It is, however, a question which life itself puts before all people an


FAST FOOD (2018): Third Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Third Helping Since Christian Just War Theory cannot be found in Jesus teachings, the question is, “Why didn’t Jesus include a just war theory or even a justified violence teaching as part of His Way? Did He not know about w


FAST FOOD (2018): Fourth Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Fourth Helping   If you don’t want answers, you don’t ask the questions. “The majority of men do not think in order to know the truth, but in order to assure themselves that the life that they lead, and which is agreeable


FAST FOOD (2018): Fifth Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Fifth Helping Isaiah 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your


FAST FOOD (2018): Sixth Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Sixth Helping   “No Christian theologian or writer prior to Constantine justified killing or Christian participation in the military.” The Early Church on Killing —Ronald J. Sider, PhD (History, Yale)   The Christian


FAST FOOD (2018): Seventh Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Seventh Helping The Post-Constantinian theological lavishing of concentration of interest upon the physical death of Jesus vitiates, by intentional de-emphasis, all of the salvific teachings of Jesus that precede His death. The pre-


FAST FOOD (2018): Eighth Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Eighth Helping Unconditional faith in Jesus as the Messiah precedes His teaching of unconditional Nonviolent Love of all under all circumstances—whether they be friends or enemies. How could unconditional faith in Jesus as God’s


FAST FOOD (2018): Ninth Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Ninth Helping We are disciples of Jesus who commanded us to, “Love your enemies.” It is governments that kill their enemies. We are disciples of Jesus who commanded us, “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate


FAST FOOD (2018): Tenth Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Tenth Helping “If we know anything at all about the words of Jesus, we know that he was not indifferent to human pain. Fear of compromising his divinity has often kept Christians from seeing how deeply human pain entered into his


FAST FOOD (2018): Eleventh Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Eleventh Helping As I have often noted, the first word out of Jesus mouth in His public ministry is repent. The Greek word He employs and that is translated into English as repent is metanoia, which means “change your mind.”


FAST FOOD (2018): Twelfth Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Twelfth Helping “Nonviolence is not one among other behavioral implications that can be drawn from the gospel but is integral to the shape of Christian conviction.[True or False?] Indeed, nonviolence is not just one implication am


FAST FOOD (2018): Thirteenth Helping     

FAST FOOD (2018): Thirteenth Helping   Guilt      Written By Albrecht Haushofer as he awaited execution     as an anti-fascist resister in Nazi Germany     The burden of my guilt before the law     weighs light upon my shoulders; to


FAST FOOD (2018): Fourteenth Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Fourteenth Helping A Concise Ten Minutes on Gospel Nonviolence:               The Gift of Nonviolence https://www.youtube.com/watch? time_continue=27&v=95sMSpqoSa8


FAST FOOD (2018): Fifteenth Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Fifteenth Helping   A Concise Ten Minutes on Gospel Nonviolence:           Putting on the Mind of Christ https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=20&v=bfJQ0pucwyU


FAST FOOD (2018): Sixteenth Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Sixteenth Helping   A Concise Ten Minutes on Gospel Nonviolence:         The Place of Trust in Nonviolence https://www.youtube.com/watch? time_continue=30&v=Kn62xR0nQOo


FAST FOOD (2018): Seventeenth Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Seventeenth Helping A Concise Ten Minutes on Gospel Nonviolence:                Resurrection Ethics     https://www.youtube.com/watch? time_continue=105&v=ejyU5Wjrhc o


FAST FOOD (2018): Eighteenth Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Eighteenth Helping https://www.youtube.com/watch? time_continue=31&v=1exNex0jr3w


FAST FOOD (2018): Nineteenth Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Nineteenth Helping A Concise Ten Minutes on Gospel Nonviolence:            History and Conscience https://www.youtube.com/watch? time_continue=23&v=FFRqUDD-wmk


FAST FOOD (2018): Twentieth Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Twentieth Helping A Concise Ten Minutes on Gospel Nonviolence:                           Truth https://www.youtube.com/watch? time_continue=30&v=7iok9V3nTxs


FAST FOOD (2018): Twenty-First Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Twenty-First Helping A Concise Ten Minutes on Gospel Nonviolence:                 The Church and War https://www.youtube.com/watch? time_continue=34&v=bo4lhfJa_Cc


FAST FOOD (2018): Twenty-Second Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Twenty-Second Helping   A Concise Ten Minutes on Gospel Nonviolence:               Post Constantinian Christianity https://www.youtube.com/watch? time_continue=35&v=MOQ4JAdz0Ag


FAST FOOD (2018): Twenty-Third Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Twenty-Third Helping A Concise Ten Minutes of Gospel Nonviolence:       The Problem of Religious Self-Deception https://www.youtube.com/watch? time_continue=21&v=EwI1idPIHkc


FAST FOOD (2018): Twenty-Fourth Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Twenty-Fourth Helping A Concise Ten Minutes on Gospel Nonviolence:             The Culpable Conscience. https://www.youtube.com/watch? time_continue=26&v=OyDEDwZkgR4


FAST FOOD (2018): Twenty-Fifth Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Twenty-Fifth Helping A Concise Ten Minutes on Gospel Nonviolence: The Logic of an Illusion: Christian Just War Theory   https://www.youtube.com/watch? time_continue=18&v=-TN91zcHnsE


FAST FOOD (2018): Twenty-Sixth Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Twenty-Sixth Helping A Concise Ten Minutes on Gospel Nonviolence: Effectiveness https://www.youtube.com/watch? time_continue=25&v=-ebieLANxoc


FAST FOOD (2018): Twenty-Seventh Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Twenty-Seventh Helping   A Concise Ten Minutes on Gospel Nonviolence:          The Mystery of Jesus and His Way. https://www.youtube.com/watch? time_continue=35&v=31DxOoE4pnA


FAST FOOD (2018): Twenty-Eighth Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Twenty-Eighth Helping A Concise Ten Minutes on Gospel Nonviolence:               Resurrection of the Dead https://www.youtube.com/watch? time_continue=21&v=hlRFKtwTRRc


FAST FOOD (2018): Twenty-Ninth Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Twenty-Ninth Helping A Concise Ten Minutes on Gospel Nonviolence:                          Real Hope https://www.youtube.com/watch? time_continue=30&v=YhuswMhpBI8


FAST FOOD (2018): Thirtieth Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Thirtieth Helping https://www.youtube.com/watch? time_continue=10&v=08qpZrJm60w


FAST FOOD (2018): Thirty-First Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Thirty-First Helping The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by their nurturing in the monstrous traditions of politics to


FAST FOOD (2018): Thirty-Second Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Thirty-Second Helping Is Jesus just filling in time for 33 years until the stage is set for the only important event of His earthly life, namely, His death? Did He have anything essential to communicate about salvation and the Way t


FAST FOOD (2018): Thirty-Third Helping

FAST FOOD (2018): Thirty-Third Helping The Bishops of the Church claim to teach with moral certitude that Jesus’ teachings of love of enemies and the rejection of violence are just unrealistic thoughts of His, which need not to be taken too ser


FAST FOOD: THIRTY-FOURTH HELPING (2018)

FAST FOOD (2018): Thirty-Fourth Helping   Our Heroes? If a war is unjust according to Christian Just War Theory norms, then the killing in that war is unjust. The unjust killing of a human being is murder. Men and women who participate in killing pe


FAST FOOD: THIRTY-FIFTH HELPING (2018)

How does this Christian child  ​  become this Christian man? 90% of the casualties of modern war are civilians. “Patterns in conflict: Civilians are Now the Target” www.unicef.org ​”How can we bridge the enormous intellectual


FAST FOOD: THIRTY-SIXTH HELPING (2018)

FAST FOOD (2018): Thirty-Sixth Helping A sword in the hand of a Christian is a sure sign of an unchristlike violent mind and a violent person. But a Christian does not become nonviolent merely by throwing the sword away. Gospel Nonviolence, the Nonvi


FAST FOOD: THIRTY-SEVENTH HELPING (2018)

FAST FOOD (2018): Thirty-Seventh Helping Belief in a cruel god makes for a cruel man or woman. If god can be cruel to one person god can be cruel to you. No one loves a person he or she fear. No one love a god whom he or she fears. You can safely ass


FAST FOOD: THIRTY-EIGHTH HELPING (2018)

FAST FOOD (2018): Thirty-Eighth Helping   A Concise Memo on Gospel Nonviolence for Daily Reference**   “Only God is good.” Only by conforming one’s will to the will of God is good possible for a human being. “God is love.


FAST FOOD: THIRTY-NINTH HELPING (2018)

FAST FOOD (2018): Thirty-Ninth Helping Theatre of the Absurd The Final Act in Constantinian Christianity’s Tragicomedy, “Christian Just War Theory.” -Emmanuel Charles McCarthy All Fast Food Helpings are available at this URL: http:/


FAST FOOD: FORTIETH HELPING (2018)

FAST FOOD (2018): Fortieth Helping The  1700 Year Old History of Violence Justifying Constantinian Christianity: The physical, moral and spiritual fratricidal destruction of the Body of Christ and desecration of Temples of the Holy Spirit   &n


RECLAIMING JESUS —BUT NOT— THE NONVIOLENT JESUS OF THE GOSPELS

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HOLY COMMUNION AND UNHOLY COMMUNICATION

Download Holy Communion_Unholy Communication An introduction: When cars continue to drive the wrong way down a One Way street causing serious injury and death, it is important to get out on that street and try to stop the cars going in the wrong dire


Abortion “Intrinsically Evil,” Capital Punishment “Morally Neutral

Kansas City, Missouri, Catholic Bishop teaches why capital punishment is a valid Christian moral choice but abortion is not. http://catholickey.org/2016/10/20/weighing-the-issues/   The key concept that erroneously morally props up all Catholic


The First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation

The First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation   ​ In the Mystery of the Annunciation three “Yes”es are necessary. Each “Yes” has to be spoken in the context of a potentially horrific future. Mary must say “Yes” to carrying Jesus in her wo


October the Month of the Rosary: A Time for a Consideration

“The Rosary is essentially a contemplative prayer, which requires tranquility of rhythm or even a mental lingering which encourages the faithful to meditate on the mysteries of the Lord’s life”(Congregation of Divine Worship, 2001). The Ros


FAST FOOD: FORTIETH HELPING (2016)

  ​ “On all arable soil in the world we grow grain over tombs. The dead outnumber the living in a ratio of approximately 14 to 1. The estimate of the total number of persons ever born is about 85 billion. 78 billion of them are dead. 7 bil


FAST FOOD: THIRTY-NINTH HELPING (2016)

Giovanni Bugatti ​Pope’s Executioner, 1796-1865 Carried out 516 Execution The last execution by a Pope was by Blessed Pope Pius IX on July 9,1870. However the Vatican had a law permitting capital punishment until 1969. The Catholic Church tod


FAST FOOD: THIRTY-EIGHTH HELPING (2016)

“To sate the lust for power more horrid still, The foulest stain and scandal of our nature, murder, Becomes its boast.  One murder makes a villain, millions a Hero.  Princes are privileg’d To kill, and numbers sanctified their crime.”


FAST FOOD: THIRTY-SEVENTH HELPING (2016)

Thomas Merton writes, “People may spend their whole lives climbing some ladder of success only to find, once they reach the top, that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.” Are the mainline and evangelical Christian Churches and many Chr


FAST FOOD: THIRTY-SIXTH HELPING (2016)

Captain Philip S. Mumford was a former officer in Iraq. He gave a speech about why he was against what the British were doing in Iraq. He asked,” What is the difference between throwing 500 babies into a fire and throwing fire from an airplane


FAST FOOD: THIRTY-FIFTH HELPING (2016)

Men of religious congregations do evil; ministers of God make the congregations feel good about doing it. Rather than guide them in the moral cultivation of their conscience, ministers, with moral nimbleness, blunt that conscience, covering it up wit


FAST FOOD: THIRTY-FOURTH HELPING (2016)

​         Johannes Ude If the disciple of Christ is treated violently and gives his life for his conviction, this is not a defeat but rather a glorious victory, an eloquent witness to the power of Christianity, which is called to renew the face


FAST FOOD: THIRTY-THIRD HELPING (2016)

 Johannes Ude To avoid the slightest doubt, Christ and the apostles speaking in His name again and again emphasized love of the enemy. How can one reconcile these easily understandable commandments of Christ with the use of vio­lence against an ass


FAST FOOD: THIRTY-SECOND HELPING (2016)

       Johannes Ude Whoever is a Christian, that is, who truly abides by Christ’s teaching, may not touch a murder weapon and does not need a rifle, a revolver, a canon, or poison gas. His defense is nonviolence, and his weapons are love, goodn


FAST FOOD: THIRTY-FIRST HELPING (2016)

Those who control the writing and publication of church history as a matter of course, consign Christian pacifists to the threshold of oblivion. In twenty-one years of formal Catholic education I had never been taught a sentence about or even heard a


FAST FOOD: THIRTIETH HELPING (2016)

“Stone walls do not a prison make  Nor iron bars a cage.”​ Psychologically, emotionally, financially, spiritually and socially Bishops are imprisoned in a cult. By choice each has entered into The Cult ofHierarchs. And, like all member


FAST FOOD: TWENTY-NINTH HELPING (2016)

Jesus is the Eternal Word of God, “who is love,” “made flesh.” As the Word of God Incarnate, as the self-communication of God to human beings, He is Nonviolent and teaches to His disciples, by His choice of words and deeds, a


FAST FOOD: TWENTY-EIGHTH HELPING (2016)

“There is, indeed, no difference between war and murder apart from the fact that the one is on an immeasurably larger scale than the other, and claims an infinitely greater number of victims.That is true of all wars. And the only way to stop th


FAST FOOD: TWENTY-SEVENTH HELPING (2016)

“The most commonplace example of the cognitive dimension in art is the reader’s recognition—sometimes the shock of recognition—the “verification” of a sector of reality that the reader had known but not known that he


FAST FOOD: TWENTY-SIXTH HELPING (2016)

“There’s strong. Then there’s Army strong.Do your part to spirirtually strengthen our troops.” Be a Military Chaplain.   ​”There’s strong. Then there’s Army strong.Do your part to spirirtually strength