Daily Archives: 2 July 2006

An Encyclical for Independence Day

The following excerpts are from a letter released by Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Church of America (hat tip: Orthodoxy Today). I hope that all of our readers have a joyful – and reflective – Fourth of July. Today, … Continue reading

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Gaudium et Spes 81

Gaudium et Spes 81 continues on war, peace, and related issues. First, while the issue of MAD (mutually assured destruction) may be in the past, the principle of nations arming themselves while needs within the borders (and outside) go unmet … Continue reading

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If You Want to Celebrate Early …

… feel free. Y’all realize that the DofI was approved by congressional vote on the 2nd of July, right?

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Gaudium et Spes 80

Gaudium et Spes 80 addresses the concerns of the 60′s: The horror and perversity of war is immensely magnified by the addition of scientific weapons. For acts of war involving these weapons can inflict massive and indiscriminate destruction, thus going … Continue reading

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Gaudium et Spes 79

Gaudium et Spes turns to international considerations in this section entitled, “The Avoidance of War” Even though recent wars have wrought physical and moral havoc on our world, the devastation of battle still goes on day by day in some … Continue reading

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Gaudium et Spes 78

If there was a subtitle for this section it would be “Peace: An Enterprise of Justice.” Gaudium et Spes continues: Peace is not merely the absence of war; nor can it be reduced solely to the maintenance of a balance … Continue reading

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