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How sad that no one taught Erik Prince, when he decided to join the Catholic Church after a life's formation as an evangelical, that the church rightly calls the fact and use of all nuclear weapons an "intrinsic evil"; that it calls nationalism idolatry; that it is not an Americanist or American church; that it is unequivocally opposed to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; that it asks its adherents to either follow the pacifism of Christ and the Early Church or the Just War doctrine of Augustine; and that it sides with the poor, the violated, the immigrant and the unwanted. How sad that he continues the sick, lying work of invoking faith when what he means is empire. What familiar, murderous folly. For shame.