The doctrine of Just War is a difficult thing to comprehend, let alone explain.

We all question every armed conflict, and support or decry it based on our own perceptions of the situation.

Is that right?

How does the Church view the conflict in Ukraine?

How does the Church view its own armed conflicts, and those warriors who fought and killed in the name of Jesus and Mother Church?

Where does following orders fall into this doctrine?

For more than 1600 years, The Church has reconciled turning the other cheek with a natural right to self-defense.

In this episode, we tackle the doctrine of Just War, giving the four tests as laid out in the Catechism, and attempt to share the idea in a way that can be shared with children to help them understand – which means Kristofer understands, too!