Nowhere does Christ teach, ‘If you desire peace, prepare for war.’ Had He been an advocate of military training, conscription or war, Jesus would have taught this, at least by way of suggestion. There is no doubt that Christ desires peace and that He says no word anywhere about war, armaments, and violent self-defense. It is also certain that His words and example condemn the pagan principle ‘If you want peace, prepare for war.’ Or does peace exist where day and night murder and destruction are schemed and preparation for and war made? We have to learn first the words of Christ, and we do not learn these from the Codex juris canonici [Code of Canon Law] nor from moral treatises and dogmas.
You Shall Not Kill (1944)
*Great is the power of steady misrepresentation.
*A person can neither evaluate as true or false, nor choose to live, an idea that he or she has never heard.