Is the U.S. going to war with Syria? If we do war is very ugly. Should we be going to war and bombing a country when there are no good guys fighting? There are the rebels on one hand and Assad’s military on the other hand. The choice is between people who are very, very bad and people who are horrible. Should we be getting mixed up in a Syrian civil war? Is it really America’s business to get involved?
I don’t think we have any business going to war in Syria. As much as I am concerned for the welfare of the innocents who aren’t fighting and simply want peace I don’t think the United States government has any standing to get involved in a Syrian civil war. But Syria is the gateway for Iran attacking Israel. So maybe limited strikes is the best of bad options in fighting Syria to aid Israel in her defense? I do think the Catholic Church as well as other churches and Christian missions should get involved. There has to be a variety of ways that churches and organizations can help Christians and others in Syria who are being persecuted, threatened, and harmed,
Now onto the one good item. Pope Francis has called for a day of prayer and fasting for peace on September 7.
“I appeal strongly for peace, an appeal which arises from the deep within me,” he said to the crowds in St. Peter’s Square on Sept. 1.
“There are so many conflicts in this world which cause me great suffering and worry, but in these days my heart is deeply wounded in particular by what is happening in Syria and anguished by the dramatic developments which are looming,” continued the Pope.
“For this reason, brothers and sisters, I have decided to call for a vigil for the whole Church,” he announced.
It will be “a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, in the Middle East, and throughout world.”
The vigil will take place on Sept. 7, the vigil of the birth of Mary, Queen of Peace. Those who can will gather in St. Peter’s Square from 7 p.m. until midnight: other local Churches are requested to join in the fasting and prayer by gathering together.