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A Stupid, Unjust, and Criminal War: Iraq 2001-2007 Paperback – September 20, 2007


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Andrew Greeley is the author of more than 50 best-selling novels and more than 100 works of non-fiction and his writings have been translated into 12 languages. A Professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona and a Research Associate with the National Opinion Research Centre, Father Greeley is a respected scholar whose current research focuses on the Sociology of Religion.
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  • Paperback: 215 pages
  • Publisher: Orbis Books (September 20, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570757321
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570757327
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,557,162 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This compilation of newspaper columns over six years presents urgent reading for this year of national electoral decisions, and provides each Roman Catholic in the USA substantial theological nourishment for our present Lenten lectio divina, and for action thereafter.

Can we be Catholic and vote Republican? Can we be both Catholic and "support" in any way the continued bloody occupation of Iraq, condemned now by two of our Popes, including Our present Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI, especially in the light of the climactic passages to his monumental Apostolic Exhortation The Sacrament of Charity: Sacramentum Caritatis? Is what ways are our militarist, imperialist policies around the world "stupid, unjust and criminal?"

The Reverend Father Andrew Greeley with increasing urgency and moral standing presents the clear and courageous case for Catholic moral theology within our presently morally compromised context. These essays begin with a certain nebulous and cautious approach, recognizing his readership, but by 2005 and become increasingly clear, courageous, prophetic and concrete about the moral, theological, sociological and historical reasons for rejecting absolutely our present national policy in Iraq.

The Introduction to these essays explicitly examines the reasons for invading Iraq and our immoral conduct of the disasterous occupation of Iraq in the light of the traditional "just war" criteria, which are well defined in the United States Catholic Bishops Conference document
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By J. Pepe on December 30, 2007
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Father Greeley issues a collection of his essays going back to the tragic events of September, 2001. Some of his writings are prescient, some spot-on and some prove to be wrong, but he has the courage to include them all in this easily readable book. Would that all pundits issue complete collections of their political writings, and stand by their convictions as Dr Greeley does.
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I believe in the the importance of Father Greeley's statements. I believe every word and have felt the same as the author for a long time. And he writes well. He always did. ---------- Charlie Killeen
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great. Love Greeley!
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