First Topic – Waging War to Make Peace: U.S. Intervention in Global Conflicts
The controversial principle of a "responsibility to protect" asserts that nations have an obligation to stop genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity beyond their borders, even by the use of force. With the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the current protests spreading all across the Middle East, we once more raise the age-old question of: under what conditions do countries intervene in other country’s affairs? Susan Yoshihara, author of Waging War to Make Peace: U.S. Intervention in Global Conflicts, joins us.
Second Topic – The Congregation of the Causes of Saints
With the Constitution "Immensa Aeterni Dei" of January 22, 1588, Pope Sixtus V created the Sacred Congregation of Rites and entrusted to it the task of regulating the exercise of divine worship and of dealing with the Causes of Saints. The congregation is now known as the Congregation of the Causes of Saints and prepares each year everything necessary for the Pope to be able to set forth new examples of holiness. After approving results on miracles, martyrdom and heroic virtues of various Servants of God, the Holy Father proceeds to a series of canonizations and beatifications. Msgr. Robert Sarno has been an official with the Congregation for almost 30 years and joins us to discuss his experience.