The international political system stood "one step from the abyss" over a potential U.S. attack in Syria, Enrico Letta said Sunday.
Peace & Justice
More than 190 religious leaders from North Carolina want a report on detention and torture tactics used by the CIA since 9/11 released.
Pope Francis met with the director general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and issued a call for a "compact rejection of this type of armament."
"We have to make truth and nonviolence not matters for mere individual practice but for practice by groups and communities and nations," Gandhi once said. "That at any rate is my dream. I shall live and die in trying to realize it."
We say: Praise goes to Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama for seizing the opportunity that Russia's last-minute intervention in the Syria crisis allowed.
A Vatican official on Monday told an assembly of world leaders they must reject "the temptation to face new situations with old systems."
A leadership group of bishops unanimously decided to continue fighting an Obama administration mandate regarding coverage of contraceptive services in health care plans, Cardinal Timothy Dolan said Tuesday.
"Somehow we must restore the notion of respect for life into the fabric of the nation," said Archbishop Timothy Broglio in a statement.
Making a Difference: The use of chemical weapons is horrendous. But what about the widely reported 100,000 Syrian deaths overwhelmingly caused by conventional weapons?
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