Peace and war in Catholic doctrine.
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Peace and war in Catholic doctrine. by Lawrence Leslie McReavy

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Published by Catholic Social Guild in Oxford [Oxfordshire] .
Written in English


  • Peace -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church,
  • War -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church

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Includes bibliographical references.

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Pagination56 p.
Number of Pages56
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17273658M

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This book offers a thorough and accessible analysis of Catholic teaching on war and warmaking from its earliest stages to the present. Moral theologians Thomas Massaro and Thomas A. Shannon begin with a survey of the teachings on war in various religions and denominations and then trace the development of Just War theory and application, review the perspective of several Catholic bishops. Conflict and Peace Building In a letter to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on May 6, , Bishop Oscar Cantú expresses his support for the Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of and urging increased U.S. investments in conflict prevention. Arms Trade. Conscience, War and Peace. Landmines. Nuclear Weapons. September Just War Theory, often called just-war tradition or just war doctrine, is “a set of principles developed through the centuries by the Catholic Church that clearly outlines when a nation may ethically participate in a war and sets clear limits on armed force once a war is engaged (Pennock, Catholic Social Teaching, p. ) an important.   Fr. Philippe’s book is a great challenge and solace. Its truth is borne out in Scripture and in the prayers of the Mass. The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, in the new Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, The Present Failure and Future Promise of American Catholic Thought on War and Peace, ).

The Just War doctrine, which is rooted in Christian theology, illustrates when war is needed to end violence. The Catholic League demonstrated this in a recent New York Times ad which can be found here. The Catholic Church always emphasizes peace over violence. Many examples are cited throughout Scripture. This is what makes St. Augustine say (Contra Faustum, XXII, 75): "The natural order, which would have peace amongst men, requires that the decision and power to declare war should belong to princes." In the second place, there must be a just cause; that is to say, those attacked must have, by a fault, deserved to be attacked. War and Peace is a historical novel by Leo Tolstoy first published serially in – It depicts relationships between the Rostov, Bolkonsky, Bezukhov, and Kuragin families and follows their members as they fight in a war against Napoleon, marry, make and . Earthly peace is the image and fruit of the peace of Christ, the messianic "Prince of Peace." By the blood of his Cross, "in his own person he killed the hostility," he reconciled men with God and made his Church the sacrament of the unity of the human race and of its union with God.

  War between nations may be necessary at times—but solely in order to restore peace. The Catholic Church from at least the time of Augustine has endorsed “just war theory.” Pacifism rejects outright waging war as morally evil for a variety of reasons, some secular (violence breeds violence) and some religious (Jesus acted non-violently). See also Catholic moral philosopher Joseph Boyle, "Just War Thinking in Catholic Natural Law," in Nardin (ed.), The Ethics of War and Peace, pp. ; and St. Augustine, City of God, Book XIX. Other revelations located destruction in an indeterminate time and place: Destruction would happen “before this great day,” referring to the Second Coming, or would occur among “all nations.” 10 War and rumors of war would be “in your own lands,” the revelations said, and “in foreign lands.” 11 Doctrine and Covena by. The Catholic Church, since it was founded by Our Lord over years ago, has always been an advocate for peace in the world. However, in the Catholic tradition, peace is not merely the absence of war and conflict; rather, it is the ordering of human nature according to the eternal law of God.