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


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


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.


Vocations and Prayer Issue 38 – Nonviolent Eucharist

Jesus proclaimed the Commandment of love by words at the first Eucharist and by example at the Sacrifice of Calvary. Jesus does not die of a heart attack. He dies when His heart is attacked by human beings inebriated with the diabolical spirit of jus


Vocations and Prayer Issue 37 – Inaugurating a Millennium of Mercy

“It is precisely because sin exists in the world, which God so loved, that He gave His only Son, the God who is love, cannot reveal Himself otherwise than as mercy.” – Encyclical Dives in Misericordia


Vocations and Prayer Issue 36 – Pondering a Miracle and Living the Mystery Beyond It

“Things were in God’s plan which I had not planned at all. I am coming to the living faith and conviction that – from God’s point of view – there is no chance and that the whole of my life, down to every detail, has been