Israel and the U.S. have expressed growing concern about the rapidly deteriorating situation in Syria, which is “armed to the teeth with chemical weapons, or weapons of mass destruction. There are fears that these weapons – which have been moved about the country over the past few days, could potentially fall into the hands of rebel forces.”
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced that the federal government is now “at war” with those who disagree with the HHS. We did not choose or desire such a war: but our government has unilaterally imposed war on all citizens who disagree with this Mandate, including Catholics who strive to help others. This violation of our religious liberty and freedom of conscience has been deemed “necessary,” so as to ensure that every citizen has access to abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraception.
Mgr Mario Zenari, the papal nuncio in Syria, describes the human devastation caused by the war. There is the danger that factional hatreds might last decades. Christian, Alawi and Sunni leaders in Homs propose dialogue and reconciliation. UN report blames regime and rebels of torturing children.
“…we are the Church militant as we battle the ravages caused by the culture of death…”