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“War is never glorious, never a good, though it may sometimes be the lesser of evils. To remember war, for Christians, is to come face to face with the reality of sin, and the web of failure and compromise which surrounds even our best-intentioned collective action. War sometimes involves victory over a measurable evil: the downfall of a tyranny, the opening of prison doors. But it always involves the failure of human communication, the exaltation of hatred into a virtue, the calculated destruction of the innocent along with the guilty. There are no innocent combatants, and no victors. There is no true remembrance which is not also, and first of all, repentance.” – Eamon Duffy