True ethics, based on the moral practice of Jesus, have little to do with pragmatism, policy assessments or social engineering. They have to do with fidelity and consistency, love and peace. True ethics understand that we cannot have both morality and immorality, but that we must put on the mind of the nonviolent Jesus and strive with all our will toward the ever deeper truth of nonviolence.
I won't place my trust in a politician who said he cared about the unborn yet voted for the bombing of children in Baghdad. There is no authenticity in supporting unborn children while supporting killing of our enemy's children. Likewise, I mistrust those who claim to be against war but support executions and abortions. - Fr John Dear, National Catholic Reporter (click below for full article)