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


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


FAST FOOD: TWENTY-FIFTH HELPING (2016)

The Christian Military Chaplaincy: An Orwellian Ministry. Part Three  A Ministry of the Ministry of Peace https://www.dropbox.com/sh/t1gx32p325ef3e4/AAAIGZ6waOGAUyjrQgP0VjMUa?dl=0 or https://goo.gl/9wYnsa If you are having trouble play the entire vi


FAST FOOD: TWENTY-FOURTH HELPING (2016)

The Christian Military Chaplaincy: An Orwellian Ministry. Part Two  A Ministry of the Ministry of Love https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c42t8rr0m3cketd/AAAgB8a_mIPfScPI1hkMTH3Ca?dl=0 Or https://goo.gl/iGz7BU -Emmanuel Charles McCarthy Christian Military C


FAST FOOD: TWENTY-THIRD HELPING (2016)

The Christian Military Chaplaincy: An Orwellian Ministry. Part One  A Ministry of the Ministry of Truth   Friends, July 29, 2016 is the anniversary of the U.S. Military Chaplaincy. There will be, indeed there already has been, a parade of kudos in


FAST FOOD: TWENTY-SECOND HELPING (2016)

“We don’t cut up when mad men are bred by the old legitimate, regular-stock, Established Church religions, but we can´t allow wildcat religions to indulge in such disastrous experiments.” -Mark Twain There is nothing that ISIS has


FAST FOOD: TWENTY-FIRST HELPING (2016)

From Catholc News Service https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-0Xd7heeAc (Length 5 minutes) More videos on the Christian Military Chaplaincy are forthcoming. -Emmanuel Charles McCarthy


FAST FOOD: TWENTIETH HELPING (2016)

The deceptive and destructive core of the Christian just war doctrine can be stated very simply. It is the claim that wars, or at least some wars, and all the killing and destruction they entail, are good and right, even virtuous and meritorious, ple


FAST FOOD: NINETEENTH HELPING (2016)

Forgiveness, complete and total forgiveness of the sinner by God regardless of the heinousness of the sin, forgiveness dependent upon nothing other than a person’s desire to be forgiven, is a non-removable dimension of the Good News revealed by


FAST FOOD: EIGHTEENTH HELPING (2016)

Jesus does not seek to defend the interests of the poor and the oppressed in Palestine by organizing armed resistance against the Romans or against the privileged Jewish collaborators with Roman authority. Armed defense is not the way of Jesus. There


FAST FOOD: SEVENTEENTH HELPING (2016)

A major loophole that Christian Just Warists have manufactured to try to theologically legitimate their obstinate refusal to obey Jesus’ teaching in the Gospels of Nonviolent Love of friends and enemies is to reduce this teaching to a private o


FAST FOOD: SIXTEENTH HELPING (2016)

“Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his Mother, ‘Behold this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted, and you yourself a sword shall pierce, so that the thoughts of many hea


FAST FOOD: FIFTEENTH HELPING (2016)

Some moments, in retrospect, decided everything. When the two most towering minds and influential thinkers in the history of Western Christianity, Augustine and Aquinas, neither of whom knew Greek, the language of the New Testament, came to the con


FAST FOOD: FOURTEENTH HELPING (2016)

With regard to violence the New Testament bears a powerful witness that is both univocal and pervasive for it is integrally related to the heart of the kerygma and to God’s fundamental purpose…None of the New Testament witness makes any sense unl


FAST FOOD: THIRTEENTH HELPING (2016)

Since Jesus cannot be detached from His teachings and still be the Jesus of the Gospels, can the teachings of Jesus be detached from Jesus and still be His teachings? Are Jesus’  statements “Love your enemies,” or “turn the o


FAST FOOD: TWELFTH HELPING (2016)

“As a mundane proverb “Turn the other cheek” is simply bad advice. Such action makes sense only if the God and Father of Jesus Christ actually is the ultimate judge of the world and if his will for his people is definitely revealed in Jesus


FAST FOOD: ELEVENTH HELPING (2016)

Faith in the Jesus of the Gospels as “the Messiah, the Christ, the Son of the living God,” the Word of God “made flesh,” “Lord,” “God” and “Savior” is faith, it is not logically derived or e


FAST FOOD: TENTH HELPING (2016) 

John Dominic Crossan (b.1934) is an Irish-American New Testament scholar, historian of early Christianity and former Catholic priest, who has written twenty-eight books both scholarly and popular. Crossan is a major scholar in contemporary histo


FAST FOOD: NINTH HELPING (2016)     

A Pledge Every Bishop, Priest and Minister Should Make to Jesus “I cannot and therefore will not use my ministry to bless, sanction or support any war.“ -Composed by Rev.John Haynes Holmes (1879-1964) “It is admirable to denounce war in


FAST FOOD: Eighth Helping (2016)

“As I reviewed my past history, I perceived that I had drunk in this idea of the impracticability of Jesus’ teaching of non-resistance with my mother’s milk, and the rest of my life after, only confirmed me in this strange error. How was it tha


FAST FOOD: SEVENTH HELPING (2016)

34th ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE July 1-August 9    FAST FOOD: SEVENTH HELPING (2016) What does a bishop, priest or minister think he or she is doing by creating a Church that does not teach by word and deed what Jesus


FAST FOOD: SIXTH HELPING (2016)

34th ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE July 1-August 9    FAST FOOD: SIXTH HELPING (2016) One thing the institutional Church must do, if it wants to be a Church that is an extension of Christ Jesus in time and space, is to r


FAST FOOD: FIFTH HELPING (2016)

34th ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE July 1-August 9    FAST FOOD: FIFTH HELPING (2016) One cannot separate Jesus from the Christ or speak of a `Jesus of history’ who would differ from the ‘Christ of faith’…Christ


FAST FOOD: FOURTH HELPING (2016)

34th ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE July 1-August 9    FAST FOOD: FOURTH HELPING (2016) Dear Charlie, We have a new pastor in our parish and a group of parishioners have approached him asking him to put the American flag


FAST FOOD: THIRD HELPING (2016)

34th ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE July 1-August 9    FAST FOOD: THIRD HELPING (2016) If someone does not choose a particular means, it is because he or she sees no hope in it for achieving what they wish to achieve in t


FAST FOOD: SECOND HELPING (2016)

34th ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE July 1-August 9    FAST FOOD: SECOND HELPING (2016) “The natural flight of the human mind is not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope,” insightfully writes Samue


FAST FOOD: FIRST HELPING (2016)

34th ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE July 1-August 9    FAST FOOD: FIRST HELPING (2016) If Jesus did not reject any type of violence for any purpose, then we know nothing of Him. -Rev. John L. McKenzie, Catholic Biblical S


Fast Food (2015): Fifth Helping

Christians need falsifications of both the past and the present to make their lives as Christian Just War Theory supporters morally, spiritually and psychologically bearable. Selective memory, which remembers only the triumphs and glories of the pow


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


Serving those who serve us…military chaplaincy…collection for the military

October 2013 – Here is the poster that has been sent out for every Catholic diocese and parish in the U.S. to display on behalf of the coming first-time-ever National Collection for the Catholic Military Archdiocese. The buzz phrase to entice p


AD 2013- THE FIRST CHRISTMAS PRESENT: “GIVE IT A WAY.”

“Where are you from, Charlie?” “Malden.” “Where are you from, Jack?” “Wellesley.” And so it was with scores of other strangers who became classmates at Notre Dame in 1958, and so it has been in normal introductory conversation through


Litany of Christ the Prisoner

V: Lord, have mercy. R: Christ, have mercy. V: Lord, have mercy. Christ, hear us. R: Christ graciously hear us. V: God the Father of heaven. R: Have mercy on us (me). … DOWNLOAD Litany of Christ the Prisoner


FAST FOOD: Fortieth Helping

Attached is the homily delivered at the close of the Forty-Day Fast for the Truth of Gospel Nonviolence, at the Shrine of the Lamb in Knock, Ireland, August 9, 1988. On August 21 of 1879, at the rear of St. John the Baptist Church in Knock, Ireland,


FAST FOOD: Thirty-Ninth Helping

“The hand that held the Eucharist must not be sullied by the bloodstained sword.” -St. Cyprian Insignia of the U.S. Infantry Training School Fort Benning, Georgia, worn by military personnel assigned there, including Christian chaplains T


FAST FOOD: Thirty-Eighth Helping

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE A True Story from Church History Don Lorenzo Milani (1923-1967) was an Italian Catholic priest who unambiguously and undauntedly proclaimed the Nonviolent Jesus of the Gospels and His Nonviole


FAST FOOD: Thirty-Seventh Helping

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE SCIENCE AND SCIENTISTS IN THE SERVICE OF HUMAN DESTRUCTION: EVER NEW HOMICIDE GIMMICKS GALORE William Kemmler August 6, 1890 (See attachment) MOTHER OF NUCLEAR SORROWS “Whatever you do t


FAST FOOD: Thirty-Sixth Helping

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE Principle of Non-Contradiction Two contradictory propositions cannot be true at the same time and in the same sense. Between two logical and meaningful propositions “X” and “not X” the


FAST FOOD: Thirty-Fifth Helping

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE “The power of perception of people, who live in a system of deception, is darkened… In Psalm 19:12-13, we find the ever worth pondering passage: ‘But who can discern his errors? Clear th


FAST FOOD:Thirty-Fourth Helping

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold. —Aristotle A small error at the outset can lead to great errors in the final conclusions. —St. Thomas Aquinas


FAST FOOD: Thirty-Third Helping

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE Ponder the Faces of the Children Photo taken at My Lai, March 16, AD1968, by Ronald L. Haeberle, seconds before these children and women were slaughtered by mostly Constantinian Christians. Th


FAST FOOD: Thirty-Second Helping

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE The de facto operational method of catechises in the institutional Constantinian churches in relations to war, violence and enmity is a process of saving people by protecting them from knowing


FAST FOOD: Thirty-First Helping

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE Is withholding knowledge and/or information a Christian needs to make a moral decision, that is to do the will of God as revealed by Jesus, morally permissible in Christianity? He said these t


FAST FOOD: Thirtieth Helping

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE True or false: A bishop, priest, minister or pastor can morally withhold the proclamation of the Gospel, or some portion thereof, if proclaiming it would cause discomfort for a person or a gro


FAST FOOD: Twenty-Ninth Helping

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE “Through the Eucharist the deity is rendered present in a striking and unique fashion. Communion is achieved only through Jesus Christ, who is man and as man is body. The body is therefo


FAST FOOD: Twenty-Eight Helping

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE The earliest account of the institution of the Lord’s Supper is by St. Paul. It reads as follows: “For I received from the Lord what I also hand on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the nigh


FAST FOOD: Twenty-Seventh Helping

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE Noam Chomsky is neither a Christian nor a pacifist. He does, however, know a thing or two about words, grammar, rhetoric, logic, phrases, clauses, sentences, nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs,


FAST FOOD: Twenty-Sixth Helping

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE The Eucharist is the memorial, which Christ gave us on the eve of his death, when he said, “Do this in memory of me.” It is the solemn assurance of his abiding, life- giving presence—“


FAST FOOD: Twenty-Fifth Helping

Thanks to the Eucharist, God’s absolute ‘no’ to violence, pronounced on the cross, is kept alive through the centuries. The Eucharist is the sacrament of non-violence. With his sacrifice, Christ defeated violence, not opposing it with greater v


FAST FOOD: Twenty-Fourth Helping

The motto of the great ones might well be “Winner Take All—Even the Memories.” The winner owns history and bends it to his will. -Daniel Berrigan, S.J., The Kings and Their gods It does not take much reflection to perceive how detail-devoid Euc


FAST FOOD: Twenty-Third Helping

The motto of the great ones might well be “Winner Take All—Even the Memories.” The winner owns history and bends it to his will. -Daniel Berrigan, S.J., The Kings and Their gods Mrs. Rooney lived down the street from me in the 1940s when I was


FAST FOOD: Twenty-Second Helping

The motto of the great ones might well be “Winner Take All—Even the Memories.” The winner owns history and bends it to his will. -Daniel Berrigan, S.J., The Kings and Their gods Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi, Lex Vivendi Lex orandi, lex credendi (&#


FAST FOOD: Twenty-First Helping

Memories can be made to serve. Do some memories miss the mark of truth? What matter? In retrospect the wars of the Kings are laved in a perfume of virtuous necessity. The motto of the great ones might well be “Winner Take All—Even the Memories.


FAST FOOD: Twentieth Helping

To repeat from Helping Eighteen: It is deeply moving to see the unbelievable sensitivity with which Jesus listens to the Fourth Song of the Suffering Servant (Is 52:13-53:12) among the many voices, and used it to interpret the true rule of God and Hi


FAST FOOD: Nineteenth Helping

Was the reign of God that Jesus proclaimed a utopia? Most certainly it was not. Jesus proclamation and practice of the reign of God is more radical than any utopia. It is more realistic. It is more critical. It knows more about human beings. It is th


FAST FOOD: Eighteenth Helping

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE FAST FOOD: Eighteenth Helping It is deeply moving to see the unbelievable sensitivity with which Jesus listens to the Fourth Song of the Suffering Servant (Is 52:13-53:12) among the many voice


FAST FOOD: Seventeenth Helping

Power [i.e., dominative power, coercive power, the power of violence] more than other things recommends itself as a means to noble ends. Power can appear to be the sole means by which great good can be accomplished. It is not always easy to discern t


FAST FOOD: Sixteenth Helping

What would ever possess a Church leader to teach people that these two Christian men are faithfully following Jesus, obeying what He has commanded, loving as Jesus loves, loving their enemies, doing the will of God as revealed by Jesus, following the


FAST FOOD: Fifteenth Helping

What type of mind would interpret the vertical pen-and-ink figure below as a symbol of Jesus, as a symbol of the teachings of Jesus, as a a symbol of faithfully following Jesus, as a symbol of an act that is in conformity with Jesus and His teaching?


FAST FOOD: Fourteenth Helping

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE FAST FOOD: Fourteenth Helping Is faith a narcotic dream in a world of heavily armed robbers?…The problem of violence today must be traced to its roots: not the small time murders but the


FAST FOOD: Thirteenth Helping

FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE FAST FOOD: Thirteenth Helping At least since Constantine, if not longer, the institutional church has been, besides the vehicle for the Gospel, an omnibus carrying many passengers on a first-class ri


FAST FOOD: Twelfth Helping

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE FAST FOOD: Twelfth Helping “The whole point of the Gospels is that the leaders are just some other guys named Joe.” John L. McKenzie, Catholic Biblical Scholar Source, page157.


FAST FOOD: Eleventh Helping

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE FAST FOOD: Eleventh Helping Among police organizations in the U.S. there is the infamous blue wall, the code of silence, the unwritten rule not to report a colleague’s error, misconduct or c


FAST FOOD: Tenth Helping

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE FAST FOOD: Tenth Helping Who murdered Jesus? Those who plotted to kill Jesus and who handed Him over Pilate to finish the job were not just some other guys named Joe. They were the crème de l


FAST FOOD: Ninth Helping

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE FAST FOOD: Ninth Helping Who murdered Jesus? In the last two FAST FOOD Helpings in response to the above questions I wrote that Jesus was murdered by “a minuscule number of Jews and Romans,


FAST FOOD: Eighth Helping

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE FAST FOOD: Eighth Helping Who murdered Jesus? Jesus did not die in bed of cancer. Nor, was Jesus murdered by assassination. Jesus was murdered via two prestigious legal systems, the Roman and


FAST FOOD: Seventh Helping

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE FAST FOOD: Seventh Helping Who Murdered Jesus? The question, “Who murdered Jesus?” is usually more euphemistically presented as, “Who killed Jesus?” Killing a human being is homicide.


FAST FOOD: Sixth Helping

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE FAST FOOD: Sixth Helping U.S. DRONE KILL 16 MORE PEOPLE JULY 2, 2013 IN NORTH WAZIRISTAN, PAKISTAN: Total now killed by U.S. drones 3,460 Appalling Apparel: This picture of Mary, the Mother of


FAST FOOD: Fifth Helping

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE FAST FOOD: Fifth Helping I know of an Irishman, as staunch a Catholic as ever walked on God’s green earth, who professes his commitment to the faith by muscularly telling anyone who will lis


FAST FOOD: Fourth Helping

Independence Day for the Christian is Easter The Mystery of Faith: Lord, by your cross and resurrection you have set us free. You are the Savior of the world. (From the Roman Catholic Eucharist Prayer) It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. S


FAST FOOD: Third Helping

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE FAST FOOD: Third Helping Chinese Proverb: “If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.” A C


FAST FOOD: Second Helping

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE FAST FOOD: Second Helping “People have a right to resist annihilation.” -Arundhati Roy, Indian political activist The Guardian, June 2011 “What I want to achieve—what I have been striv


FAST FOOD: First Helping

ANNUAL FORTY DAY FAST for the TRUTH OF GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE FAST FOOD: First Helping “I don’t condemn violence. Non-violence is a piece of theatre. You need an audience. What can you do when you have no audience? People have a right to resist annih


Kingdom of the Lamb Transcript (Spanish)

1.Nuevo-mandamiento 2.Diaconia 3.-El-auto-engaño-religioso 4.Las-víctimas-victimarios-y-quienes-se-benefician-de-la-Victimización-1 5.El Víctimario como Víctima La Cruz y el Cordero


Kingdom of the Lamb Transcript (English)

These are the transcripts of the Kingdom of God retreat, which is a follow up to the Behold the Lamb retreat recorded at Knock, Ireland. The New Commandment The Kingdoms of the World and All Their Splendor or Diakonia Religious Self-Deception: How Ev


Behold the Lamb Transcript (English) for the 16 Lectures

This is the transcript of each of the Behold the Lamb audio recorded at Knock, Ireland. The series is the most spiritual and enlightening materials on Gospel Non-Violence (GNV). The updated version (April 2017) of the Full English Transcript of Behol


Vocations and Prayer Issue 90 – A Christmas Meditation

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


The Kingdom of the Lamb Audio (English)

This professionally recorded retreat on the Nonviolent Jesus of the Gospels and His Way of Nonviolent Love of friends and enemies was given by Emmanuel Charles McCarthy at the Shrine of the Lamb in Knock, Ireland. It is the follow up retreat to Behol


Vocations and Prayer Issue 88 – Life Unworthy Of Life: Capital Punishment

The State is not a Person The State is Mindless I am not Responsible Following the crowd or following Jesus


Vocations and Prayer Issue 83 – Prayer To Live Mercifully

O God, Teach me Not to envy, to hate, to justify, to imitate, to support, to ennoble,…


Vocations and Prayer Issue 76 – To Reach Peace, Teach Peace

Long before Jesus, the Christ, appeared on earth, the Prophet Jeremiah exclaimed: The cry, “Peace! Peace!” But there is no peace (Jer 6:14, 8:11).


Vocations and Prayer Issue 72 – It is Finished A Priestly Vocation of Mercy

It is Finished A Priestly Vocation of Mercy: Fr. Edward J. McDonough’s healing ministry stretched over forty years. He was a faithful servant of Christ like mercy, and a hero of Christ like merciful love.


Vocations and Prayer Issue 70 – Franz Jagerstatter: The Man Who Chose To See

The Man Who Chose To See A Layman Picks Up The Cross of His Primary Vocation to Be a Follower of Jesus, not Simply an Admirer of Jesus.


Vocations and Prayer Issue 47 – Pope St. Hormisdas and Pope St. Silverius: God’s Solution to the Vocation Crisis?

When the Church prays for an increase in vocations, it is praying that more of those people whom God calls will say, “Yes!” to his call.