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Friday, June 08, 2007

A Catholic Perspective on the Iraq Conflict

The Cornell Society for a Good Time interviewed a Navy Chaplain concerning the war in Iraq. You can view the first part of their discussion here.

Side Note: Unfamiliar with the parts of prudence (gnome, eubulia, and synesis) mentioned by Simplex Sacerdos, I sought for enlightenment in the Summa Theologica. In the Secunda Secundae, Question 48, Article 1, St. Thomas mentions that: gnome “concerns judgment in matters of exception to the law”; eubulia “refers to counsel”; and synesis concerns “judgment in matters of ordinary occurrence.”

2 Comments:

Blogger crusader88 said...

I found the interview more enlightening than almost all the others I have so far seen. This chaplain at least doesn't fit squarely into neocon or paleocon boots; he's very rational about the whole matter.

10:51 AM  
Blogger Raindear said...

I agree. He was direct, clear and sensible. The Iraq War was not manifestly unjust, so JP II didn't issue a direct condemnation. He counseled caution.

12:48 PM  

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