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Just War – A Catholic Theory

The United States is waging two active wars, a third global war against global terrorism, and we have assumed the lead in a massive air campaign in Libya. As Catholics, what are we to think of war? Isn’t violence always wrong? Shouldn’t we be ‘turning the other cheek’?
Not always – St. Thomas Aquinas gave us some tools to help us determine the right and wrong of force.