A US Attack on Syria Would Be Evil!
An attack by the United States on Syria to “punish” it’s government, as called for by our President, would be evil because “punishment” is not a just reason to attack a sovereign country; it is not in defense of our own country and the means of dialogue and reconciliation towards peace have not been exhausted.
The Holy See’s apostolic nuncio to the United Nations denounced the prospect of an attack on Syria. Archbishop Francis Chullikatt preached at a homily at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York on September 7:
Helping Syria means finding political and humanitarian solutions through dialogue and reconciliation, not intrusionary military tactics.
As winds of war howl around Syria in this moment, we urge building and restoring peace through all options and alternatives, not yet exhausted. How can we think of military strikes as the only alternative? The end cannot justify the means. How could we possibly remain indifferent to the humanitarian disaster that strikes would leave in their aftermath? Who could take the responsibility for such a calamity? Who will shelter the refugees and displaced, those orphaned and widowed? No less than a third of Syria’s population is already displaced.
Our national motto is “In God We Trust”. The prophet Isaiah tells us, “A nation of firm purpose you keep in peace; in peace, for its trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever! For the Lord is an eternal Rock.” (Isaiah 26:3-4).
Please pray that we will be a nation of firm purpose and that we will be kept in peace for our trust in God through the intercession of Our Lady of America, Queen of Peace!