“Is it worth it?”

“Is it worth it?”

Phil Lawler says that what disturbs him most about the statements coming from the Vatican concerning the war is that seem to give political considerations more weight than moral considerations.

    A blatant example was Cardinal Sodano’s comment a few weeks ago: “It is not just a matter of knowing if this war would be just or unjust, moral or immoral. We want to raise the question: Is this war worth it?”

Would you want your priest counseling you in confession, “It is not just a matter of whether the act was a sin or not, but was it worth it?” It’s unsettling to me that the no. 2 man in the Vatican dismisses the moral question so readily, because if this war is moral, then we have a duty to go in, whether it is “worth it” or not. In fact, if it is moral, then, by definition, it is worth it.

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Domenico Bettinelli

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