"A New Warrior Cardinal" a message from from Emmanuel Charles McCarthy

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"A New Warrior Cardinal" a message from from Emmanuel Charles McCarthy Frank Cordaro 1/7/12 8:14 PM
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From: Emmanuel Charles McCarthy <emman...@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Jan 7, 2012

Breaking News—Heart Breaking News in More Ways than One


Archbishop Edwin O' Brien, former military chaplain and former
Archbishop of the Catholic Military Archdiocese of the United States
who to this day teaches that the Vietnam War was a war in accord with
the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Catholic Just War Theory—as were the
war on Iraq and the war on Afghanistan—was name a Cardinal on January
6, 2012. Cardinal-designate O' Brien was ordained a priest by Cardinal
Francis Spellman who was also an avid supporter of the Vietnam War and
the Apostolic Vicar of the U.S. Catholic Military. Edwin O' Brien's
first priestly assignment after ordination was as Catholic chaplain to
the United States Military Academy at West Point. He  was ordained
bishop by Cardinal John O' Conner, himself a former Catholic military
chaplain with the rank of Rear Admiral and former Chief of Chaplains
of the U.S. Navy, on March 25, 1996. During that part of the war on
Iraq that began on March 19, 2003, O' Brien was the most outspoken
Catholic hierarch supporting the war. From September 2005 to June 2006
while head of the Catholic Military Archdiocese he also acted as head
of the Papal Visitation to U.S. Seminaries to insure they were
teaching and implementing the Gospel correctly. On July 12, 2007, when
he was appointed Archbishop of Baltimore, the Baltimore Examiner
described him as "Army Jump-school qualified and troubleshooter for
God at Catholic seminaries and remote Vietnam War firebases alike."


The College of Cardinals to this day remains free of infection by a
single Cardinal who publicly believes and publicly teaches that Jesus'
teaching of the Nonviolent Love of friends and enemies is the Way of
Jesus, the Way of discipleship, the only Way of doing what He did.


If those in Rome, who decide who gets the red hat, could ever overcome
their fear of contamination of the College of Cardinal and of the
Catholic Church by Christic Nonviolence, and would want a few names of
Bishops who could be at least a token representative of an entirely
acceptable and orthodox position within the Catholic Church, I would
be happy to froward a few such names.


After all, the selection of Edwin O' Brien and the absence of a single
Nonviolent Cardinal is as clear a communication of the truth that the
leaders of the institutional Church believe, teach and abide by in the
execution of their explicit commission from Jesus: Mt 28:20


Emmanuel Charles McCarthy
emman...@gmail.com
www.centerforchristiannonviolence.org

Jesus did not simply "suffer and die," just as Abel did not simply
"suffer and die." Jesus was "tortured and murdered," and He responded
to His torturers and murderers with a Nonviolent Merciful Love.
"Suffered and died" are minimizing, obscuring, evasive,
amnesia-inducing, all-purpose, generalizing words. They do not convey
properly the Gospel history of what took place on Golgotha. They do
not convey properly the revelation and glory of God in Jesus during
His final hours on earth, nor do they convey properly the revelation
of the redeeming and redemptive Way of God through Jesus. The raw
animal pain of suffering and death is not what saves. Identification
with Jesus being tortured and murdered is identification with Jesus
loving—loving the Father by doing the Father's will and loving those
responsible for His torture and murder. Communion with the tortured
and murdered and risen Jesus Christ is communion with a love that
conquers any evil and is stronger than death.

-Emmanuel Charles McCarthy