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Switch to Forum Live View Mortal Sin to Fight or Support the Iraq War
7 years ago  ::  Nov 16, 2011 - 9:54AM #1
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Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI condemned the U.S. war on Iraq as unprovoked, and Bishop John Botean , stated that "any direct participation and support of this war against the people of Iraq is objectively grave evil, a matter of mortal sin," and that "with moral certainty…it does not meet even the minimal standards of the Catholic just-war theory"

So why are so many bishops silent on the issue?
Why do they only speak out on Abortions?
Many seem to be strong supporters of our country's illegal wars

Have they never read  

John 13: 34 I give you a new commandment:* love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.

I would add the one about loving our enemies but I do not consider the people of Iraq or for that matter the people of Afghanistan my enemies. 

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