Tuesday, February 25, 2003

Gaudium et Spes #79 (cont.)
Those too who devote themselves to the military service of their country should regard themselves as the agents of security and freedom of peoples. As long as they fulfill this role properly, they are making a genuine contribution to the establishment of peace.
This, of course, includes the injunction for soldiers never to do anything they know to be immoral, even at the price of their own freedom. But it also means that there is no justification for dissing soldiers or the military so long as they are keeping within the bounds of just use of war

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