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By Francis X. Maier,  The Catholic Thing, March 17, 2022

Francis X. Maier is a senior fellow in Catholic studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the 2020-22 senior research associate at the Notre Dame Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government.

Note: TCT Editor-in-Chief Robert Royal will join Raymond Arroyo and Fr. Gerald Murray (the Papal Posse) on EWTN’s “The World Over” tonight at 8 PM ET to discuss the situation in Ukraine and several recent developments in the Church. Shows are rebroadcast at different times after the initial airing (consult your local listings) and are also usually available later on EWTN’s YouTube channel.

Francis X. MaierIt’s a weekday evening.  We’ve just had a great dinner.  And now, relaxed and comfortable in our family room, we tune in to the latest war coverage from Ukraine.  It’s midnight in Lviv, and the ink-black horizon is lit by a ball of orange flame, the latest target of Russian missiles.  This is followed by a cutaway to the rubble of a smashed civilian neighborhood and weeping victims; followed by shots of a long trench, now serving as a mass grave filled with hastily wrapped bodies; followed by. . .a commercial. ,,,

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