Results from Tag: 'nuclear weapons'

The BAKER test of Operation Crossroads, July 25, 1946.

Bishops’ Peace Chairman Warns of ‘Menace’ of Nuclear Weapons

Catholic authorities have been warning about the threat of nuclear war for decades. St. Paul VI in 1968 called for “putting an end to the nuclear arms race,” while St. John Paul II in 1981 urged humanity to “make a moral about-face” in order to avoid “nuclear annihilation.”

A UGM-96 Trident missile clears the water during the 20th demonstration and shakedown launch from the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine SSBN-658, the USS Mariano G. Vallejo. It was the 45th flight of the Trident missile.

100 Seconds to Midnight

COMMENTARY: From Pope Pius XII (1939-1958) to Pope Francis, there has been a consistent, clarion call to bring an end to the madness that is the nuclear-arms race.