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 (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


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 (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


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


2012 – Fast Food Fortieth Helping

Unwanted truth makes for unwanted people. The Nonviolent Jesus of the Gospels proclaiming His Way of Nonviolent Love of friends and enemies is an unwanted person in His own time and today. Indeed, the Nonviolent Jesus is an unwanted God, an unwanted


2012 – Fast Food Thirty-Ninth Helping

For forty-five years I have been saying that Christian Just War Theory (CJWT) owes nothing to anything Jesus ever said or did. Jesus was Nonviolent and taught a Way of Nonviolent Love of friends and enemies, as His Way, as God’s Way and as the Way


2012 – Fast Food Thirty-Eighth Helping

Beginning with Constantine, Christianity triumphed on the level of the state and soon began to cloak with authority persecutions similar to those in which the early Christians were victims. Christianity suffered persecution when it was weak and becam


2012 – Fast Food Thirty-Seventh Helping

(Continuation of Fast Food Helping Thirty-Six) Consider a person intentionally withholding from another person with whom he or she is going to engage in consensual sex the fact that he or she has AIDS, and then engaging in unprotected sexual relation


2012 – Fast Food Thirty-Sixth Helping

Ignorance of the law is no excuse in the United States’ legal system. But in Catholic moral theology, a law that is unknown is not binding. This makes total sense because a person cannot choose for or against what he or she does not know. It is


2012 – Fast Food Thirty-Fifth Helping

Neither the Church nor the Christian has any need for war in order to accomplish all that Jesus created them for and chose them to do in this life. Indeed, war is radically hostile to all that the Church and the Christian are, should be and should be


2012 – Fast Food Thirty-Fourth Helping

If an adult places, a candy bar that a little four year old has been nurtured to like and a toy that the four year old has been nurtured to desire, in the middle of a highway, and then waits for the child to come along and run onto the road to get th


2012 – Fast Food Thirty-Third Helping

Christian de Cherge, OCSO Abbot, Our Lady of Mount Atlas Trappist Monastery Tibhirine, Algeria [The following letter was written by Christian between December 1, 1993 and January 1, 1994. It was opened by his mother in France on May 26, 1996, five da


2012 – Fast Food Thirty-Second Helping

“Go you therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey all that I have commanded you”* (Mt. 28:19-20). The following is the footnote to the above


2012 – Fast Food Thirty-First Helping

Joseph Hofer was a Christian who lived in the Christian-pacifist Hutterite Community in Alexandria, South Dakota. Christ’s teachings were for him the Command of God, which called forth obedience. Hence, when the Lord commanded: “Love one another


2012 – Fast Food Thirtieth Helping

John Leary: Hero? Saint? Icon of Jesus JOHN LEARY February 22, 1958–August 31, 1982 † A Magna Cum Laude Harvard Graduate A Summa Cum Laude Catholic Worker † A Nonviolent Follower of the Nonviolent Walker of Waves. Visible reality is but a speck


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


2012 – Fast Food Twenty-Eighth Helping

How many Christian cathedrals, parish churches, schools have a statue, a monument or a place set aside to remember the Christians of that Christian Community who were conscientious objectors to war. I have probably seen thousands of memorials in Chur


2012 – Fast Food Twenty-Seventh Helping

Prostitution is the act or practice of men or women providing sexual services to another person in return for payment. The person who receives payment for sexual services is called a prostitute. “The practice of prostitution in the ancient Near Eas


2012 – Fast Food Twenty-Six Helping

How many youngsters 18 to 21 from lower and middle economic class environments, Christian or otherwise, who after being bombarded for the first quarter of their young lives with passionate, emotional-ladened military propaganda via every form of medi


2012 – Fast Food Twenty-Fifth Helping

“Pharaoh Tuthmose III in 1479 B.C. marched his Egyptian army north to the city of Megiddo, also known as Armageddon and left us the first detailed account of a battle. There must have been several thousand battles like Megiddo over the millenni


2012 – Fast Food Twenty-Fourth Helping

The Sanskrit word for war, ‘gavisti,’ literally means “searching for cows”, “desire for more cows.” For the American and European bankers and the controllers of multinational corporations, who bribe or blackmail Am


2012 – Fast Food Twenty-Third Helping

“When the soul is invaded by the thirst for blood, faith gives way to ideology. The religious vocabulary is maintained but the words change their content. The hieratic society that empties the name of God of all content practices a horrible pag


2012 – Fast Food Twenty-Second Helping

“The disciple of Christ must learn that love of enemies is not simply a pious luxury, that he can indulge in sometimes if he wants to feel himself to be exceptionally virtuous. It is of the very essence of the Christian life, a proof of oneR


2012 – Fast Food Twenty-First Helping

Si vis pacem, para bellum, “If you want peace, prepare for war” is not the teaching of Jesus. Indeed, it is in direct contradiction to Jesus’ teaching on the Way of peace. But, it is the principle on which every nation builds its mi


2012 – Fast Food Twentieth Helping

We condition the poor and the working class to go to war. We promise them honor, status, glory, and adventure. We promise boys they will become men. We hold these promises up against the dead-end jobs of small-town life, the financial dislocations, c


2012 – Fast Food Nineteenth Helping

Jesus taught his followers toward the end “a new commandment.” There would have been nothing new if he had merely said: “Love one another.” Most religious sects say this. Jesus added, “as I have loved you.” Dedicat


2012 – Fast Food Eighteenth Helping

“When [Thomas] Merton registered with the Selective Service, it was as a conscientious objector, though one prepared for noncombatant service on the battlefield as an unarmed medic. In such a role, he wrote in his journal, “I would not have t


2012 – Fast Food Seventeenth Helping

The Choice AND The Why of the Choice Jesus did not tell his followers to love their enemies because love would or would not work. The idea probably never occurred to him to raise the question of whether or not it was practical. He told them that they


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


2012 – Fast Food Fifteenth Helping

A Day of Prayer for Forgiveness and Protection with Mary, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.


2012 – Fast Food Fourteenth Helping

Constantinian Christianity is the worldwide norm and the worldwide untruth about what it means to faithfully follow Jesus. Constantinian Christianity is a worldwide scourge and a Church-wide blight. Here is a recent email from a parent in England: &#


2012 – Fast Food Thirteenth Helping

(An excerpt from a letter to Bishop, later Cardinal, William Baum, (1971) “The Church in America—in fact in the West as a whole— has accepted as religion a kind of cultural syncretism, culminating in a near-perfect allegiance to the State.


2012 – Fast Food Twelfth Helping

Cowardice asks the question, “Is it safe?” Expedience asks the question, “Is it politic?” Vanity asks the question, “Is it popular?” But, conscience asks the question, “Is it right?” —Rev. Martin Luth


2012 – Fast Food Eleventh Helping

The Christian must refuse to become a soldier—that is, to be ready on another’s command to kill all those one is ordered to kill. He cannot and must not take part in anything opposed to the rule of the Master. If I, finding myself in a crowd


2012 – Fast Food Tenth Helping

-by Franz Jagerstatter “One really has no cause to be astonished that there are many who can no longer find their way in the great confusion of the day. People we think we can trust, who ought to be leading the way and setting good example, are


2012 – Fast Food Ninth Helping

William Manchester in his Pulitzer Prize nominated book, Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War, opens the door to truth a little, so that reality beyond the hermetically sealed room of blinding war propaganda in bed with Church war propagand


2012 – Fast Food Eight Helping

—By Desiderius Erasmus (1467-1536), Catholic priest, biblical scholar, theologian “That the clergy cover over this most irreligious conduct [war] with the cloak of religion renders the evil less capable of remedy. The colors in the regiments,


2012 – Fast Food Seventh Helping

Nonviolence, renunciation of domination and the consequent vulnerability are irrevocably embedded in the Church and its offices by the praxis of Jesus. When did the Church no longer venture to say that it was the Messianic location of the absolute re


2012 – Fast Food Sixth Helping

It is terrible to see how Jesus, with open eyes, let himself be impaled on the drawn knife–and yet could do no other without betraying the thing he had finally, finally brought into human history: the refusal to use violence…Jesus was nonviol


2012 – Fast Food Third Helping

Jesus told His disciples to love their enemies; He did not tell them to be good citizens. —Rev. John L. McKenzie


2012 – Fast Food Fifth Helping

“War is mass murder…Do you really believe that Christianity will perish unless it be defended by war? If we do believe that, then we have deliberately passed a vote of no confidence in Christianity. If Christianity needs this kind of defe