Elderly nun defends actions after arrest at nuclear plant
Catholic World News - August 08, 2012
Sister Megan Rice faces criminal charges after allegedly breaking into the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee and pouring blood on a facility used to enrich uranium for use in nuclear weapons.
Sister Rice, with 2 companions, reportedly cut through layers of security fencing to reach the Y-12 buildings. She argues that the group's actions were justified because they were trying to prevent the "crime" of making nuclear weapons.
"It is everybody's responsibility to stop crime," said the 82-year-old nun.
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Posted by: rpp -
Aug. 09, 2012 10:25 AM ET USA
One cannot justify evil action by claiming the goal, the end as it were, were morally good. In other words, the ends cannot justify the means. She broke a law which was reasonable and not unjust. Her intent to draw attention to the grave problem of nuclear proliferation is laudable. Her methods were utterly wrong. However, I am impressed that an 80-somthing nun could do what Al Qaeda would love to do is rather disturbing.
Posted by: garedawg -
Aug. 09, 2012 2:20 AM ET USA
Whether she was right to do that I do not know, but that's pretty impressive for an 82-year-old!
Posted by: Macrojo37490 -
Aug. 08, 2012 7:32 PM ET USA
She should break into Catholic Churches and defend the Eucharist from so called Catholics who do not believe in the true presence ... I bet she was wearing civilian clothes and not a habit!