Thursday, January 16, 2003

US enlists Michael Novak to try to convince Vatican that war w/Iraq is OK.

Concerned that Vatican officials have too hastily rejected the idea of "preventive war" against Iraq, U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Jim Nicholson has enlisted a prominent American Catholic "just war" theorist to defend the concept in Rome. In a Jan. 13 interview, Nicholson said Michael Novak, a theologian and political philosopher, would address the issue at an early February symposium sponsored by the U.S. Embassy to the Vatican.

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