A reader asks:
Was pondering something a while back with our third War for Freedom, or to Save Civilians lives, or something ... and I was wondering:
Is Just War Theory “binding” in the sense that the Resurrection is “binding” on the faithful? I wondered, given that it is Just War “Theory” after all. I don’t ask lightly or to look for a way to deny it (a moral theory that is 1,700 years old probably has something going for it), but I was curious as to where this falls on the spectrum of De Fide vs. pious opinion.
Just War Theory is a synthesis of the Church’s best good faith effort to apply the basic principles of its moral teaching in a fallen world. It is not de fide and thus not...READ MORE