EWTN Catholic Q&A
RE: priests and weapons
Question from Dave on 09-11-2012:

I probably didnt think well on how I wanted to ask question first time around. ...If a priest is a human being, and a non-priest is a human being, does the Church believe they would they be judged differently by God for killing an opponent as part of a war effort ?

Answer by Richard Geraghty on 09-15-2012:

Dear Dave,

The duties of a priest and a soldier are different. Each has their role to play in society.

Dr. Geraghty