Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsApril 18, 2017
Piling violence on violence is not a strategy toward peace; it is a dangerous reflex that could just prolong the suffering.
The USS Porter, in the Mediterranean Sea, fires a Tomahawk missile April 7. The U.S. Defense Department said it was a part of missile strike against Syria. (CNS photo/Ford Williams, U.S. Navy handout via Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeApril 07, 2017
“We need to have a national debate on these things; it’s not a decision for the president to make in the dead of night.”
In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) transits the Mediterranean Sea on March 9, 2017. The United States fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria Thursday night in retaliation for this week’s gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians, the first direct American assault on the Syrian government and Donald Trump’s most dramatic military order since becoming president.  (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/U.S. Navy via AP)
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The strikes hit the government-controlled Shayrat air base in central Syria, where U.S. officials say the Syrian military planes that dropped the chemicals had taken off.
An injured man receives treatment inside a field hospital in Douma, Syria, after April 3 airstrikes(CNS photo/Mohammed Badra, EPA).
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellApril 05, 2017
Italian media report that a nerve gas was used in yesterday’s attack by the forces of the Assad regime against the rebels in this area.
Internally displaced children eat inside a tent in Aleppo, Syria, Oct. 8, 2014. (CNS photo/Jalal Al-Mamo, Reuters) 
Politics & Society Dispatches
James Martin, S.J.March 02, 2017
“We find God in every act of mercy we do unto others.”