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USCCB: urge Congress to vote against authorizing military force in Syria

September 04, 2013

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is calling upon Catholics to urge Congress to vote against the use of military force in Syria.

“Contact your two US Senators and your Representative and urge them to vote against a resolution authorizing the use of military force in Syria,” stated the USCCB’s action alert, which was issued on September 3. “Instead, ask them to support US leadership, in collaboration with the international community, for an immediate ceasefire in Syria and serious, inclusive negotiations for peace.”

“Both the Holy See and USCCB have condemned the chemical weapons attacks, but remain convinced that only dialogue can save lives and bring about peace in Syria,” added the alert, which includes suggested language for an e-mail to senators and representatives.


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  • Posted by: unum - Sep. 05, 2013 1:30 PM ET USA

    Not withstanding the fact that I have already written my Senators and Representative asking them to vote against the resolution (in my own words, thank you). I don't need the USCCB, who think the laity is stupid, to tell me what to write on an issue! By the way, bishops, there is no "international community" only the U.N. where any action is blocked by Russia and China who are supporting a murdering Syrian dictator. The bishops "call to action" is meaningless!

  • Posted by: Savonarola - Sep. 04, 2013 10:25 PM ET USA

    Yup, that'll solve it --- dialog plus the soi-disant "international community." Why are these bishops even commenting?

  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Sep. 04, 2013 7:48 PM ET USA

    Thank you for a change!