Church teaching on the morality of war is based on a theory expounded by St. Augustine in the 4th century known as just war theory.
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Contradiction or Coherence? What to Make of Pope Francis’ Statements Regarding Just War, Self-Defense and Ukraine
While some suggest that the Pope’s messaging is internally conflicted, others argue that the Holy Father’s statements both illuminate and are illumined by his broader teaching on war.
As the Taliban gained power throughout Afghanistan in the last several weeks concerns have been raised across the globe over the humanitarian crisis. Pope Francis is among the religious leaders, who have spoken up for the Afghani people, seeking to defend human rights and religious freedom under the country’s new Taliban rule. Register contributor Andrea Picciotti Bayer has written about the tragedy in Afghanistan at NCRegister.com and she, as well as Just War expert and former naval officer Msgr. Stuart Swetland, who has been a source for Register reports on the situation in Afghanistan, joins us today here on Register Radio.
DIFFICULT MORAL QUESTIONS: “The evaluation of these conditions for moral legitimacy belongs to the prudential judgment of those who have responsibility for the common good.” (CCC 2309)
The world is one accident away from provoking a global conflict, according to Pope Francis.
COMMENTARY: What does Catholic teaching about war and peace have to say about the current threat posed by North Korea?
Administration announced this week that 560 troops will go to Iraq to help the Iraqi Security Forces.