The Requiem Mass for the War dead prays for men and women who, like all of us, stand in need of merciful forgiveness. We plead the sacrifice of Christ, offering His Body and Blood, for them, not as heroes but as sinners. On the other hand, the customary rituals of Cenotaph observance do have – surely, even now – a nationalism built into them, while Holy Mass subverts every nationalism. It was,

Read the Whole Article at its Original Source