War

Uncle Sam Waterboarding
Always Wrong?

In the just war tradition, war (and therefore torture) are not only sometimes morally permissible but obligatory in order to restrain the enemy from sin.

Pope Francis
Merchants of Death?

The headlines are exasperating, if a bit hyperbolic: Reuters writes, “Pope Says Weapons Manufacturers Can’t Call Themselves Christians” while the Daily Beast puts it, “Pope: Gun Makers Are Not Christians.”

Flags at Arlington National Cemetery.
Remembering Not To Forget

Reflections on how people choose to spend Memorial Day and how this relates to Christian pacifism.