Challenge Grant: Our Boosters will match donations up to $45,000. We have $36,699 to go. Please donate!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Evangelicals join US bishops in calling for approval of nuclear weapons treaty

Catholic World News - December 07, 2010

The National Association of Evangelicals is joining with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in calling for “immediate and bipartisan action” to ratify the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, which was signed by President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on April 8.

“The Church’s concern for nuclear weapons grows out of its commitment to the sanctity of human life,” said Bishop Howard Hubbard of Albany, chairman of the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace, in a recent letter to senators. “This commitment led to the development of just war criteria, including the principles of discrimination and proportionality. Nuclear weapons are a grave threat to human life and dignity. Nuclear war is rejected in Church teaching because the use of nuclear weapons cannot ensure noncombatant immunity and their destructive potential and lingering radiation cannot be meaningfully proportionate.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($124,788 to go):
$150,000.00 $25,212.05
83% 17%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: annemarie - Dec. 07, 2010 11:42 PM ET USA

    The USCCB is on the wrong side of virtually every issue. The START treaty is bad legislation that is bad for the USA’s national security. Russia has moved nukes closer to our NATO allies (WSJ), the Obama administration killed missile defense in Poland to appease Russia (NYT). Are we to believe that Russia AND countries not covered by this agreement will disarm? I believe that the USCCB has lost all credibility. This weak-kneed, PC group should be disbanded – it does more harm than good.

  • Posted by: impossible - Dec. 07, 2010 10:29 PM ET USA

    Instead of preaching about secular things they know nothing or too little about - DREAM ACT, Arms Treaties and Health Care, the USCCB should confine itself to assisting its members with honest, non-partisan, faithfully orthodox Catholic teachings. Speaking of partisanship, they should stop carrying water for the Democrat liberals via misleading Faithful Citizenship documents every four years and disband their "community organizer" branch, namely the CCHD.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Church Moves On, Slowly 20 hours ago
Is Cardinal Kasper losing his grip? October 24
The Pope is not the problem October 23
Do not confuse sacramental discipline and Catholic doctrine. October 23
Ignatius Press into the Breach: Trumping the Kasper Proposal October 22

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - September 30
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6