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.