Tag Archives: Pacifism

Freeloading and Virtue-Signaling: Roman Catholic Opposition to ‘Just War’ Theory

National Catholic Reporter: VATICAN CITY The participants of a first-of-its-kind Vatican conference have bluntly rejected the Catholic church’s long-held teachings on just war theory, saying they have too often been used to justify violent conflicts and the global church must … Continue reading

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Red in Tooth and Claw

There’s a lesson lying somewhere in this Haaretz story: Two white doves that were released by children standing alongside Pope Francis as a peace gesture have been attacked by other birds. As tens of thousands of people watched in St. … Continue reading

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Oh Please

Pope Francis: Never has the use of violence brought peace in its wake. Depending on how you interpret that statement, it is either simply untrue or it has achieved an emptiness so great that the Dalai Lama must only look … Continue reading

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Pacifism and the Pope

Over at the Washington Post, Michael Peppard writes: Like 159,000 other people, I follow Pope Francis (@Pontifex) on Twitter—in Latin. I enjoy the chance to refine my declensions and conjugations while pausing in reflection on the beautiful words of Franciscus. … Continue reading

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