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Staff and volunteers join a family arriving from Afghanistan at the Holy Cross Retreat Center in Las Cruces, N.M. (Photo courtesy of Holy Cross Retreat Center)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
J.D. Long-García
“Pope Francis has said to reach out to the margins and help those who are in need, the refugees, the displaced. And we have a retreat center that has lots of space.”
Nabila Rasoul and her newborn daughter, Diyana, are seen in this undated photo.
Politics & SocietyNews
Kimberly Bender - Catholic News ServiceLiz Chandler – Catholic News Service
A retired nurse who felt called to help Afghan refugees and the young Afghan mother she embraced as a mentor were killed in a truck accident while out taking a walk Feb. 15.
Children attend a Catholic Relief Services school in a camp for displaced people on the outskirts of Herat. Photo courtesy of Kevin Hartigan/Catholic Relief Services.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
C.R.S. is beginning an emergency campaign to get food on tables and crops in the field as a hunger catastrophe looms in Afghanistan.
Politics & SocietyEditorials
The Editors
Any exit from Afghanistan was bound to be fraught. That does not reduce our responsibility to assess the Biden administration’s missteps.
Politics & SocietyFaith and Reason
David Carroll Cochran
The best argument against just war theory’s continuing place in Catholic teaching may not be that it is necessarily wrong in theory, but that it misunderstands the realities of war and peace today.
A destroyed vehicle is seen inside a house after a U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 29, 2021.  (AP Photo/Khwaja Tawfiq Sediqi)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Christian Braun
The targeted killing of alleged terrorists, through drone strikes or other extralegal means, has no moral basis in contemporary Catholic thinking.