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Hahn Needs to Study Some Theology

Over at the Wall Street Journal, Nicholas Hahn complains that the U.S. bishops have exceeded their competence by wading into matters such as tax policy and military spending. I am guessing that Mr. Hahn understands taxes have to do with justice -- he probably thinks most taxes are unjust! -- and that justice is a cornerstone of the moral law bishops are charged to uphold.

I am hopeful Hahn is acquainted with the church's long tradition of just war teaching, which certainly proscribes certain military measures as unjust. Mr. Hahn needs a crash course in theology before he criticizes the bishops. 

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