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Catholics Against Militarism (CAM) is an informal, grassroots, Internet-based movement of lay Catholics that seeks to identify and respectfully challenge militaristic attitudes in the U.S. Catholic Church. We conduct interviews with Catholics and other Catholic groups who are: 1) successfully registering dissent at the parish level, 2) raising awareness of the dangers of militarism through dialogue with fellow believers, and 3) spurring deeper, more honest reflection on the role of violence in our world.

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Catholics Against Militarism (CAM) is an informal, grassroots, Internet-based movement of lay Catholics that seeks to identify and respectfully challenge militaristic attitudes in the U.S. Catholic Church. We conduct interviews with Catholics and other Catholic groups who are: 1) successfully registering dissent at the parish level, 2) raising awareness of the dangers of militarism through dialogue with fellow believers, and 3) spurring deeper, more honest reflection on the role of violence in our world.

    Episode 94: The Stoics: Masters of Their Domain

    Episode 94: The Stoics: Masters of Their Domain

    Patrick Thompson, who has been studying Fr. McCarthy's work, is my co-host in this episode on Stoicism and Christianity. (Our conversation takes some interesting turns!) 

    To make a contribution: 
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    Ellen Finnigan
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    0:00 Patrick Intro
    10:20 Epictetus & Stoics
    13:17 Relationship between Stoicism and Christianity
    23:33 Stoicism
    --on enemies & Just War Theory
    --reason and perception
    32:40 The Major Difference 
    --"The Bet" on Seinfeld
    51:37 Constantine and the Cross
    58:05 Gethsemane and more differences
    1:05:05 Socrates
    1:14:06 Attitudes towards death
    1:26:00 Gambling versus loving
    1:36:58 Popularity of Stoicism and Commercialization

    Find Patrick Thompson here:
    Acting reel: https://vimeo.com/448112308
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    Find Fr. McCarthy here: 
    https://www.youtube.com/@emmanuelcharlesmccarthy3292
    https://www.emmanuelcharlesmccarthy.org

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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Episode 93: Do Heroes Go to Heaven?

    Episode 93: Do Heroes Go to Heaven?

    Thank you for listening!  You can find the original essay "Do Heroes Go to Heaven?" at LewRockwell.com: 
    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/04/ellen-finnigan/do-military-heroes-go-to-heaven/

    Find about more about my class for high schoolers "Ancient Greek Literature and Advanced Composition" which starts September 2024:
    courses.teachtothetext.com/p/greekliteraturecomposition

    Find other courses at Teach to the Text here: 
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    • 26 min
    Episode 92: Missives from McCarthy (on Recent Events)

    Episode 92: Missives from McCarthy (on Recent Events)

    Three emails sent out by Fr. McCarthy to his email list from February - March 2024. 

    Find Fr. McCarthy here:
    www.emmanuelcharlesmccarthy.com

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    • 12 min
    Episode 91: Bishop John Botean in 2003

    Episode 91: Bishop John Botean in 2003

    Bishop John Michael Botean (Romanian Catholic eparchy of St. George in Canton Ohio) issued this Lenten Letter to his people in 2003. The letter was read from the pulpit of all Romanian Catholic Churches on March 9, 2003. This document represents the strongest antiwar stand by any Catholic bishop in the United States (and quite possibly the world) in relation to America's invasion of Iraq. Employing his full apostolic authority, Bishop Botean rules that it is morally impermissible for members of his flock to lend their support to this war effort. The document is avaiable from several sources on the internet. This particular version was posted on the Center for Christian Non-Violence (http://centerforchristiannonviolence.org/downloads/Pastoral_Letter_Iraq_War.pdf) retrieved on 7/28/2008.
    -https://www.scribd.com/document/4196399/Pastoral-Letter-Iraq-War

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    • 11 min
    Episode 90: Ellen's Annual Appeal

    Episode 90: Ellen's Annual Appeal

    Friends, if could you support me and the work I do on this podcast, I would be so grateful. Here’s a list of 8 different ways you can help keep the podcast alive, thriving, and growing in 2024.

    0:00 Introduction and rambling

    15:40 -- 1) Send money! :)
    Venmo: @Ellen-Finnigan
    Snail Mail:
    Ellen Finnigan
    1230 Big Thompson Ave., #104
    Estes Park, CO, 80517
    (This is a P.O. Box, but it must be addressed exactly as written above.)

    16:50 -- 2) Join the CAM Book Club:  https://bit.ly/48BNT2P

    24:52 -- 3) Do Fr. McCarthy’s “Behold the Lamb” retreat: https://bit.ly/3tBiwqo

    26:50 -- 4) Grab a free download “Great Thinkers on Geocentrism” and/or join the class!
    Free download: https://bit.ly/4aR3VIe
    Link to enroll: https://bit.ly/3vjXtZX

    30:12 -- 5) Sign up for my newsletter: https://bit.ly/3vi176t

    31:46 -- 6) Short Story class: https://bit.ly/48tQU5u

    32:32 -- 7) Subscribe to my cha
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    • 36 min
    Episode 89: Military Chaplaincy (3/3)

    Episode 89: Military Chaplaincy (3/3)

    This video is the third in a series of three was originally titled "The Christian Military Chaplaincy: An Orwellian Ministry; Part III, A Ministry of the Ministry of Peace."

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    • 34 min

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