Madame, again, it’s not complicated. Had there been no Pearl Harbor, there would have been no Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And I disagree with you. The Catholic Church wasn’t doing the fighting, Americans were. You want to see ‘’outcome’’, then look at what Japan did. WHY do people you not look at that and only what America did? The bombings ended a war Japan started. Tough shit for them. It’s very easy to be so morally superior 65 years on, isn’t it? I’m a Catholic alright, but not a perfect one. Perhaps you fancy yourself that way? The war is over and no amount of second-guessing about the bombings is going to change the facts.
You can call me Alex. My wife's name is Ann.
I can only repeat what the Church teaches: in a just war, such as the US war on Japan (and certainly in any other kind of war), it is immoral to deliberately target civilians. The attacks on Dresden, Hiroshima and Nagasaki violated the Catholic principles of just war. This is quite regardless of how much better the world would have been if Japan were defeated faster, and quite regardless of what atrocities the Japanese committed.