Just-war tests not met in North Korea situation, ethicists say

The just-war criteria that would justify armed conflict with North Korea over its nuclear testing and threats to launch missiles have not been met, said ethicists interviewed by Catholic News Service. Those criteria include right intention, last resort and proportionality. “Preventive war in North Korea would be morally unjustifiable,” said Gerard Powers, director of Catholic […]

Catholic leaders, groups urge all Americans to confront ‘sin of racism’

The Franciscan Action Network called on all Americans, “especially ourselves and those who have benefited from white privilege,” to look within themselves “and confront America’s original sin —the sin of racism.” “White Americans must no longer stand silent as we continue to benefit from the attitudes and structures that put us ahead of African-Americans and […]