Resolving Conflicts Through Nonviolent Means

Resolving Conflicts Through Nonviolent Means

The Catholic Church has used the Just War Theory since the time of St. Augustine to help discern when and how force might be applied in the defense of the nation in time of conflict. The teaching of the church regarding war and peace is spelled out very clearly in...

5 Moments Show Church’s Complex Relationship with War

Christianity has had a horrendously complicated and shifting attitude to violent conflict. Here are five moments in Christian history that demonstrate our complex relationship with war. 1. The dogged pacifism of the early church. The early church had it tough. Facing...

Thinking about a Just War on the Fourth of July

The White House’s lack of credibility on war in Iraq is both inherited and created anew. “The first mistake was going into Iraq, the second was getting out,” observed Catholic writer Russell Shaw. “The first of these blunders was George...