FAST FOOD (2014): Ninth Helping

Again, “We adore God who is love, who in Jesus Christ gave Himself for us, who offered Himself on the Cross to expiate our sins, and through the power of this love, rose from the dead and lives in His Church. We have no God other than Him” (Pope


FAST FOOD (2014): Eighth Helping

Again, “We adore God who is love, who in Jesus Christ gave Himself for us, who offered Himself on the Cross to expiate our sins, and through the power of this love, rose from the dead and lives in His Church. We have no God other than Him” (Pope


FAST FOOD (2014): Seventh Helping

Again, “We adore God who is love, who in Jesus Christ gave Himself for us, who offered Himself on the Cross to expiate our sins, and through the power of this love, rose from the dead and lives in His Church. We have no God other than Him” (Pope


FAST FOOD (2014): Sixth Helping

Again, “We adore God Who is love, who in Jesus Christ gave Himself for us, Who offered Himself on the Cross to expiate our sins, and through the power of this love, rose from the dead and lives in His Church. We have no God other than Him” (Pope


FAST FOOD (2014): Fifth Helping

Again, “We adore God Who is love, who in Jesus Christ gave Himself for us, Who offered Himself on the Cross to expiate our sins, and through the power of this love, rose from the dead and lives in His Church. We have no God other than Him” (Pope


FAST FOOD (2014): Fourth Helping

Again, “We adore God Who is love, who in Jesus Christ gave Himself for us, Who offered Himself on the Cross to expiate our sins, and through the power of this love, rose from the dead and lives in His Church. We have no God other than Him” (Pope


FAST FOOD (2014): Third Helping

FAST FOOD (2014): Third Helping Again, “We adore God Who is love, who in Jesus Christ gave Himself for us, Who offered Himself on the Cross to expiate our sins, and through the power of this love, rose from the dead and lives in His Church. We have


FAST FOOD (2014): Second Helping

FAST FOOD (2014): Second Helping Again, “We adore God Who is love, who in Jesus Christ gave Himself for us, Who offered Himself on the Cross to expiate our sins, and through the power of this love, rose from the dead and lives in His Church. We hav


FAST FOOD (2014): First Helping

FAST FOOD (2014): First Helping “First of all we Christians are people who adore God. We adore God Who is love, Who in Jesus Christ gave Himself for us, Who offered Himself on the Cross to expiate our sins, and through the power of this love, r


2012 – Fast Food Twenty-Ninth Helping

ST. JOAN OF ARC: HERO AND SAINT! BUT AN ICON OF JESUS? A Warning to End the Constantinian Era Not A Loophole to Continue the Constantinian Era “There is no notion of a warrior God who will lead the people in a historical victory over its enemie


ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST, 2011

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST, 2011 JULY1-AUGUST 9, FOR THE TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE — FAST FOOD: First Helping There is something unfathomably tragic taking place in and through the institutional Churches of Christianity as the leadership and membe















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Memorial Day Meditation: Wars begin in the minds of children – Part 3

“You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late, before you are six or seven or eight to hate all the people your relative hate, you’ve got to be carefully taught.” Parents, themselves bound hand and foot, mind and spirit, by the most gruesom


Memorial Day Meditation: Wars begin in the minds of children – Part 2

So, for each of us the practical moral question is this: Whom will I put before my children, grandchildren, godchildren, nephews, nieces, students, and neighbors as a model to desire to emulate and imitate? Who should I encourage them to become like?


Memorial Day Meditation: Wars begin in the minds of children – Part 1

THE HEBREW BIBLE Like the works of Homer, the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) was set in the late 2nd millennium BCE but written more than five hundred years later. But unlike the works of Homer, the Bible is revered today by billions of people who call


Biography of Rev. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy

Rev. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy is a priest of the Eastern Rite (Byzantine-Melkite) of the Catholic Church in communion with the Bishop of Rome, the Pope. He was ordained on August 9, 1981, in Damascus, Syria, by Patriarch Maximos V. He has served as


NV Christmas the Reason Gospel Nonviolence Is the Truth of God

So instead of giving a Lamborghini, a Starbucks’ gift certificate, or a toy M16 for a Christmas present, perhaps, a better present would be to give the gift of ourselves as a magnifying glass to others, as a magnifying presence of Christ for others


Napalm on Vietnamese

Napalm is a thickening/gelling agent generally mixed with petroleum or a similar fuel for use in an incendiary device, primarily as an anti-personnel weapon. The portmanteau Napalm was derived from the names of two of the constituents of the gel: nap


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Christmas Message 2011

The Christmas carol, O Little Town of Bethlehem, includes a verse that for decades has made me pause—even outside the Christmas season—to ponder its ineffable meaning and astonishing implications: Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting L


Abortion & War

This is an up-date of a reflection written soon after Iraq War I commenced. Neither the political-religious right nor left is interested in publishing it for very different reasons. The left because it does not want to draw attention in any way to th


A True Hero of the Vietnam War

“Hero” in reference to a person, who unjustifiably kills people, serves as part of the indoctrination process for normalizing the evasion of truth, the denial of reality and the manufacturing of facts that allows those, who planned and ex


August 9: Ave Crux, Spes Unica

This homily was delivered by Fr. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy, at the close of the Forty Day Fast for the Truth of Christian Nonviolence at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City, August 9, 1997. The end of the fast commemorates the date in 1942 t


Baffled

It is baffling-considering the fact that the justifications for the war currently raging in Iraq have proven to be fraudulent and that 100,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed-to know that the spiritual and moral leadership of Christian Churches in t


Blessed Are the Meek, for They Shall Inherit the Land

Homilies in the Papal Household, 2nd Lenten Sermon, March 16, 2007, in the presence Pope Benedict XVI, Posted 04/07/07 P. Raniero Cantalamessa, OFMCap (Pontifical Household Preacher) The beatitudes are a self-portrait of Jesus and thus, we should not


Christian Just War Theory or Christian Just War Fantasy

How much time needs to pass before a theory-that says the sun will rise in the West-ceases to be regarded as a theory or even as an hypothesis, and becomes self-evidently a fantasy? Is not “Christian Just War Fantasy” the accurate and tru


“Corruptio Optimi Pessima”

“Corruptio optimi pessima.” This is what Constantinian Christianity represents, is, has been for its 1600 years, and always will be so long as the Churches cling to it as their way of “being an extension of Christ in time and space.


Dead Right & Dead Wrong: Notre Dame, Obama, D’Arcy | PARTS I-IV

I wish there were a sound-bite way of presenting this material, but there isn’t. A large part of the reason that this is the case is that fixed opinions have long since been held and hardened on all sides here — Notre Dame, Bishop D’


Eulogy for Edward J. McDonough, C.Ss.R.

The Eulogy was given at the Mass of the Resurrection for Edward J. McDonough, C.Ss.R., at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Boston, Massachusetts, February 16, 2008. Fr. McDonough was perhaps the most well-known Marian healing priest in the


Fr. George Zabelka: A Military Chaplain Repents

In August of 1945 Rev. George B. Zabelka, a Catholic chaplain with the U.S. Army Air Force, was stationed on Tinian Island in the South Pacific. He was assigned to serve the Catholics of the 509th Composite Group, which was the Atomic Bomb Group. In


Franz Jägerstätter: The Man Who Chose to See

Franz Jäggerstäter, an Austrian martyr, is among the new Blessed announced by the Vatican. The life of Blessed Franz Jägerstätter was a simple life. An Austrian peasant from the village of St. Radegund, he was a devout Catholic, a daily communica


General George Patton and the Christian Churches

This reflection is a request for those Christians, who see that the Jesus of the Gospel is Nonviolent and teaches by word and deed a Way of Nonviolent Love of friends and enemies, to honor their Baptismal total immersion into Christ, their Baptismal


Homily: Mass of the Resurrection for Audrey Santo

From all over the world people have journeyed to the home of Audrey Santo and have witnessed the miraculous. Perhaps they came to see consecrated communion hosts that have bled, the religious statues and pictures that have wept tears of blood or shed


ST. JOAN OF ARC: HERO AND SAINT! BUT AN ICON OF JESUS?

The Issue: “What of Joan of Arc and Jesus’ nonviolence? She is a saint, yet she was a soldier who engaged in homicidal combat. Therefore, lethal violence on behalf of a state or king is consistent with the Way of Jesus to eternal life, is


LENT 2011

This year, Lent starts one day short of the latest date on which it can begin: Ash Wednesday falls on March 9. Lent is a word derived from the German, Lenz, and the Dutch, lente, both of which mean spring. In the West, Lent is an official part of the


Mother’s Day Proclamation: A Day of Peace, Nonviolence & Reconciliation

Take a moment to contemplate the real origins of Mother’s Day: the belief that women can create peace and justice through nonviolent love and community rooted in humanity rather than in geographical gangs. The movement to set aside a day for wo


The Nonviolent Palm Sunday and the Nonviolent Holy Week of 33 AD

Just in case your Palm Sunday and Holy Week liturgies do not communicate it clearly, or just in case your priest, minister, bishop, preacher or pastor do not tell you it from the pulpit, Palm Sunday and Holy Week are 100% about the victorious and sal


On the Revolution of Love It “Changes the World without Making a Noise”

It is thus understood that nonviolence, for Christians, is not mere tactical behavior but a person’s way of being, the attitude of one who is convinced of God’s love and power, who is not afraid to confront evil with the weapons of love a


The Passion of The Christ: A Meditation on A Film

The Passion of The Christ, produced and directed by Mr. Mel Gibson, is the single finest cinematic representation of the Nonviolent Jesus of the Gospels and His Way of Nonviolent Love of friends and enemies ever presented to the consciousness of huma


Pilate Lives! Boston College Washes Its Hands of the Blood of the Innocent

Can there be greater compounding of spiritual laxness for a Catholic institution than going beyond silence about the killing of over 100,000 civilians in Iraq and the maiming of hundreds of thousands more, to explicitly honoring the perpetrator of wh


Preemptive Truth: “What did they know and when did they know it?”

“He who controls the present controls the past, and he who controls the past controls the future.” 1984 (George Orwell) The intentional presentation of historical falsehoods as historical truths is the evil of lying. The use of historical


Remember: August 6

Throughout the world August 6 is rightfully remembered as the day that humanity entered into a never-before-seen form of homicidal violence-the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, August 6, 1945. Unlike the Fourth of July in the United States, Independence


Rorschach Jesus: The Ignorant Messiah

Could Jesus have been wrong and still have been the Messiah, the Christ, the Son of the living God, the Word of God, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, the Savior of the world? If Jesus is “like us in all things except sin” (Phil 2:7;


Sacerdotal Flagism

Should the Flag Be Permanently Displayed in Church Sanctuaries or Other Explicitly Christian Environments? The more zealous a person is for uniting the flag and the cross as complementary and compatible realities and symbols, the more important it is


The Sword of Peter

Christ ordered Peter to put up his sword and yet today the Vicar of Christ and the Successor of Peter possesses the oldest continually-active military corps in the world-the Papal Swiss Guard.


To Teach What Jesus Taught: A Call to Fidelity

Thoroughly enter into the depth of the issue of Gospel Nonviolence by pondering this reflection


Who is Your King? Who is Your God?

A meditation on the eternal contribution and challenge to Christianity and to humanity made by the servant of God-the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. This is the address that was delivered between five and six o’clock by Rev. Emmanuel Charles McCa


Christian Just War Theory: The Logic of Deceit

Just War Theories have been around for about 2000 years. However, they did not infect Christianity until three hundred years after Jesus’ Resurrection. St. Ambrose and St. Augustine were their original carriers into the Church. However, in fair


All things flee thee for thou fleest Me

This book, which contains 11 essays written by Fr. McCarthy, is his quintessential expression of the power and the wisdom of Gospel Nonviolence. The secondary purpose of this book is to plead with the leadership of the Christian Churches to allow the