I’m a big mafia guy ( in movies anyway)… i love the Godfather movies, and the Sopranos, etc. I always considered people in the mafia to be in a state of mortal sin right? But i was looking at some stuff and it said that many early mafia groups were dedicated to spreading the Catholic faith. And many mafia families are Catholic. How can this be? And, as i was looking at this, i was wondering if this could fall under the law or whatever that makes war ok. Because is “whacking” an enemy mob boss the same as assassinating, or even executing, an enemy leader during war? Same with gunning down enemy mob soldiers. And stealing territory from enemy mobs would be the same as gaining land for your country during a war. Of course i could be gravely mistaken.
Another kind of related question:
Are signs of respect like kissing the ring of someone considered wrong? Besides church leaders of course. ( another thing i saw from mafia movies)