The SEALs and the Harness of Necessity

Thanks to Stephen, a reader, for sending me this article.

He writes:

“I won’t judge the quality of this man’s faith, but I can’t help but be discouraged by the adulation from Catholics, especially given the kinds of things SEALS are called upon to do. I remember reading part of a book by a SEAL who wrote that he didn’t think a certain candidate would cut it in the program because he was a Christian. He didn’t think the man could set his morals aside and do what was necessary when the rubber met the road. Apparently, he needn’t have worried. I’m not a pacifist per se, but can’t we be even a tiny bit circumspect when it comes to our warrior culture?”

Shaun McAfee at the National Catholic Register, which also ran the charming article “Catholic and Killing for a Living,” (which we wrote about here), writes:

“It is truly amazing to walk in the mere vicinity of the boots of these remarkable men…After he was awarded the medal and the Commander in Chief had given his speech, the Senior Chief was provided an opportunity to give his remarks. After crossing himself in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Byers gave his speech. What he said was thoroughly Catholic!”

Uh. Was it? You be the judge: Navy SEAL Receives Medal of Honor: “May St. Michael Protect Our Warriors”

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