Fast Food (2015): Twenty-Second Helping

Military involvement can find no place in the teaching of Jesus. War is a complete and pitiless break with Jesus’ teaching. The time-honored acceptance by Christians of military cruelty is one of the decisive causes of today’s barbarism. Must the Churches continue to encourage and nurture that barbarism, as they most assuredly have done and do to this day?”

-Jean Lasserre , War and the Gospel

When David Becker resigned as Catholic military chaplain at the Trident submarine base in 1982, he said, “Every time I celebrated Mass in my uniform and put the vestments on over my uniform, I couldn’t help but think of the words of Christ applying to me: Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing.”

-ECM

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