Saturday, January 11, 2020

A Call to Catholics: Let Us End Our Complicity in War

Bishop Thomas Gumbleton has written a powerful plea to stop war and violence.  He notes, "The endless War on Terrorism has fallen short of the Church’s Just War requirements on multiple fronts. Likewise, United States nuclear weapons policy, which targets the world’s children, falls short of Just War requirements. I call on Catholics in the military, including chaplains, as well as all who work for the military or any branch of the armaments industry to heed Pope Francis’s call to set aside the futility of war. All Catholics should refuse to kill and should refuse cooperation with United States wars. Catholic taxpayers should make every effort to avoid paying for war and weapons. Rather, embrace Jesus, who calls us to love our enemies, put up the sword, and take up the cross."  Read more of the Bishop's letter on January 10, 2020, here.

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