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.
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Bill McCormick, S.J.
The withdrawal of U.S. troops is not an end, but instead represents a new chapter in our entanglement with the Taliban in Afghanistan, agree several experts contacted by America magazine.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis said Christians “cannot remain indifferent” in “historic moments such as this one.”