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Distinctly Catholic: The test of political leadership is not the capacity to feel, but the capacity to decide what to do about the horror.
We say: What is needed is something the United States has not had for a very long time: a coherent plan of action for the Middle East.
Applying the just-war theory in Syria's conflict is difficult because the warring factions are within one country rather than among two or more nation states.
Two prominent Catholic leaders in Syria criticized the U.S. missile strikes against their nation, wondering why they occurred before investigations into the origins of the chemical attacks reported April 4.