Catholic life vs the military life..do they contradict?

November 27, 2017
Catholic Military

QUESTION?

If you are in the military and you are Catholic, and you have to take a life, is that considered a mortal sin?

ANSWER!

Because you elected that career knowing that it might be necessary. That falls under justifiable homicide (cf. 2263 & 2321). For example, David killed Goliath - that was justifiable homicide (1 Sam  17:1-51)