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Iraq & the Just War Theory

Seams in the Seamless Garment?

DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN INNOCENT & GUILTY HUMAN LIFE

Sheldon Vanauken

January-February 1986

If the Seamless Garment links the sparing of innocent human life with the sparing of guilty human life (the murderer or invader of the household or the invader of the country) then the Garment is full of seams.

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The Blood Crying Out from the Ground
October 2014

We Westerners bear responsibility for the current sufferings in Iraq. We created a power vacuum there that has been filled by bloodthirsty maniacs hellbent on religious cleansing.

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The Woeful Plight of Iraqi Christians
November 2007

Christians in Iraq are perceived as being allied with the foreign occupiers, but the Americans provide no special protection for them.

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War & the Requirement of Moral Certainty

LAXISM

Emmanuel Charles McCarthy

March 2007

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Pro-Life & Pro-War?
January 2007

Fr. Pavone is a great prolife leader, but why can't he think with the mind of the Church instead of the mind of the Republican party?

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Should Catholics Defend America?

NEW OXFORD REVIEW LOCUTA EST, CAUSA FINITA EST

Paul R. Muessig

July/August 2006

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Do Our Troops "Support Our Troops"?
March 2006

U.S. troops should be President Bush's bedrock of support for his war in Iraq, but an astounding 46% of American soldiers do not approve.

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Kill 'Em!
January 2006

The National Catholic Register wants to soothe the consciences of Catholic soldiers who feels they violated the Fifth Commandment in Iraq.

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Terrorizing the Innocent

MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL

Joe Wall

November 2005

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Why the United Methodist Bishops' Stance Against the War on Terrorism Is Incoherent

PEACE BEGINS IN THE WOMB

Peter R. McGuire

March 2002

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Can Catholic Orthodoxy Transcend Political Ideology?

THE CASE OF IRAQ

Nicholas C. Lund-Molfese

April 1999

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War's Challenge to the Christian Conscience

William D. Miller

November 1989

Review of German Catholics and Hitler's Wars: A Study in Social Control

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Thou Shalt Not Do Nuclear Murder, Nor Intend To

James G. Hanink

October 1988

Review of Nuclear Deterrence, Morality and Realism by John Finnis, Joseph M. Boyle Jr., and Germain Grisez

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Nuclear Deterrence, Christian Conscience, and the End of Christendom

NEEDED: THE COURAGE OF NON-CONFORMISM

John Finnis

July-August 1988

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Ethics and Military Operations

IS 'REALISM' THE ONLY WAY?

James A. Stegenga

May 1988

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The Spiritual Thrust of Just War Doctrine

DEALING WITH THE 'ENEMY WITHOUT' AND THE 'ENEMY WITHIN'

Richard J. Moux

March 1988

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