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The ruins of Reading Abbey, which was founded by Henry I in 1121 (AP)

Being an English Catholic in the first two thirds of the 20th century was rather like being Jewish

Japanese Catholics pray for victims of Nagasaki last week at Urakami Cathedral (The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images )

Is it ever right to commit such violence?

People pray silently during a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima (Kyodo)

Is the concept of just war still valid?

The memoirs of theologian Stanley Hauerwas make me think I could be a pacifist