This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

Must not produce greater evils

Here we are concerned with the consequences of war insofar as they are possible to foresee. On this point we must remember St. John Paul II’s dictum, that unintended consequences of any action will often outnumber the intended, because a rational calculation of all effects is impossible.[1] But whatever consequences we are able to calculate must be seriously weighed and must not constitute an evil greater than the original.

[1] VS, 77.

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