Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content at the RNS Archives website.

(RNS) "If veterans have had a bad experience, it is clear that one alternative that has helped people understand the world or find a common community has been religion," researcher Craig Wansink said.


  1. During the Cold War in the 80s, I was a young man in Special Forces and my unit got ambushed in Central America by communist insurgents. I was caught in a crossfire but survived, even though many people died. Afterwards, I was deeply traumatized. Eventually, the only help that ever made a difference was returning to Mass and the sacraments. I learned firsthand that God’s supernatural grace can heal the deepest wounds. My wife and I have raised all our kids in the church and have taught them how our ancestors survived hard times by relying on the sacraments from the church. Today, life is soft and easy, but hard times are inevitable. Hopefully, people will not despair during such hard times, but recognize the help offered by Christ in the Mass and the sacraments.

  2. Alternative timelines and variations on heros
    run the Marvel gamut, and substitutions for an original have also been welcomed into play.
    Cole, Baauer, Steve Aoki and many more artists from different
    genres of music. Seven issues after a sold-out premiere issue, “JLA” rose in higher
    commercial rankings on a unnoticable medium’s tier.

  1. […] “The most important thing is that the more veterans disliked the war, the more religious they were 50 years later,” said Craig Wansink, a professor of religious studies at Virginia Wesleyan College and co-author of the study with his brother, Brian Wansink, a professor of consumer behavior at Cornell University…. Read this in full at… […]