Bishop John Michael Botean and Art Laffin of the Catholic Workers, Bishop Botean has declared without ambiguity that the Iraq War is an unjust war. He is bishop of an Eastern Rite diocese in communion with the Holy Father.
The bishop has said that any direct participation and support of this war against the people of Iraq is objectively grave evil, a matter of mortal sin. Beyond a reasonable doubt this war is morally incompatible with the Person and Way of Jesus Christ. With moral certainty I say to you it does not meet even the minimal standards of the Catholic just war theory.