More than 750 Catholics called on President Donald Trump and Congress to seek diplomatic solutions to defuse rising tensions between the United States and North Korea and to assure that the U.S. remains a party to the Iran nuclear deal.
Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, New Mexico, said in a letter Oct. 3 to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson the threat of violence from the North Korean regime cannot be ignored, and the U.S. must work with others in the international community for a diplomatic solution based on dialogue.
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 […]
Diplomacy and political engagement are necessary to resolve the differences between the United States and North Korea and avoid a military conflict, the chairman of a U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops committee said in a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.