My red lines in the sand before accepting more refugees

Wanting to limit the number of refugees to preserve your way of life doesn’t make you a bad person

My red lines in the sand before accepting more refugeesAs hundreds of thousands of migrants flood Europe’s borders, some of us will recall Jean Raspail’s apocalyptic 1973 novel The Camp of the Saints. Fiercely controversial, Raspail’s story depicts an uninvited seaborne mass migration from the Third World to Europe, landing initially on the shores of the French Riviera. Unable or unwilling to turn it…

Moral waters of war with ISIS getting murky

Without a concrete plan beyond airstrikes, we could find ourselves mired in war for years to come

Moral waters of war with ISIS getting murkyInitially, I was convinced that the war against ISIS could be morally justified. ISIS, after all, is a malevolent force from which neither Iraq nor Syria is able to protect their people. The international community, therefore, had a responsibility to intervene. But beyond that, the moral waters get muddy. Both Catholic “just war” theory, with…