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St. Francis of Assisi, Patron of Peace

Does the military action the U.S. is contemplating against Iraq meet the standards of a just war?


Date: 4/4/2003 11:55:43 AM
Name or Pseudonym: Soldier in God’s Army
Subject: Why is John Paul II Worried?

"Pope Prays for Peace, Worries About
Interreligious Impact of the War in Iraq" states a headline from Catholic News Service that appears on this website.

Frankly, I’m wondering about this because according to the word of God, we shouldn’t worry about anything. He is in control of all things. Does He not tell us to not concern ourselves with things over which we have no control? "Consider the lilies of the fields . . . they do not toil nor spin, yet Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed as one of these . . ."

And, consider the words of St. Teresa of Avila: Let nothing disturb you. All things are passing. God alone is changeless.

So, if as Catholic Christians we take these words to heart, why is John Paul II worried? All we need is faith in the One Who is in control! Nothing will ever happen which God alone does not permit to happen. So, should we doubt Him? Should we worry?


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