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Nuclear Weapons

 
"...I firmly hope that, during the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference to be held this May in New York, concrete decisions will be made towards progressive disarmament, with a view to freeing our planet from nuclear arms."
-- Pope Benedict XVI, January 1, 2010

WHAT'S NEW?

Letter to Congressional Leaders on Negotiations with Iran

Bishop Richard E. Pates, January 6, 2014

Letter to Secretary Kerry on Six Month Accord on Iranian Nuclear Program
Bishop Richard E. Pates, November 27, 2013

Letter to President Obama on Nuclear Disarmament and on Israeli-Palestinian Peace
Timothy Cardinal Dolan and Bishop Richard E. Pates, June 25, 2013

Urge President Obama to Change Outdated Nuclear Policy
March 2012

Letter to National Security Advisor Donilon on U.S. Nuclear Weapons
Bishop Richard E. Pates, March 2, 2012

Background on Nuclear Arms Treaties
February 2011

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS, LETTERS, & STATEMENTS

Catholic-Evangelical Press Conference Supporting New START Treaty
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, December 7, 2010

Letter Urging Senate to Ratify the New START Treaty
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, November 29, 2010

Letter to Senators Who Supported the New START Treaty in Committee
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, September 17, 2010

Moral Reflections on U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy
Archbishop Edwin O'Brien, April 26, 2010

Letter to Senate Urging Ratification of New START Treaty
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, April 15, 2010

Letter to President Obama Supporting New START Treaty | en Español
Francis Cardinal George, OMI, President, April 8, 2010

Resources on New START Treaty and Catholic Social Teaching on Nuclear Weapons
April 2010

Catholic Study Guide for use with the film Nuclear Tipping Point
April 2010

Remarks on Nuclear Disarmament at Global Zero Summit
Archbishop Edwin O'Brien, February 3, 2010

Letter to House Supporting Global Security Priorities Resolution
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, November 2, 2009

Letter to Senate on U.S. Nuclear Policy
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, September 28, 2009

Open Letter to President Obama on Nuclear Weapons
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, September 18, 2009

Nuclear Weapons and Moral Questions: The Path to Zero
Archbishop Edwin O'Brien, July 29, 2009

Letter to Secretary Clinton on Nuclear Nonproliferation
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, April 8, 2009

Letter to House Foreign Affairs Committee on Reintroduced Global Security Priorities Act
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, March 30, 2009

Letter to House Foreign Affairs Leaders on Global Security Priorities Act
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, July 11, 2008

Letter Supporting Global Security Priorities Act
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, February 5, 2008

Letter to Senate on Funding for Reliable Replacement Warhead
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, December 5, 2007

Letter to Secretary of State Rice on Iran
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, November 1, 2007

Statement from Religious Leaders on Denuclearization Agreement with North Korea
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, July 17, 2007

Letter to Senate and House Committee Leaders on Nuclear Weapons Funding
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, May 9, 2007

Letters to Senators Brownback, DeWine, and Specter Requesting Opposition to Funding of the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator
Bishop John H. Ricard, September 1, 2005

Letter to Bishop Nagoya on 60th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Bishop William S. Skylstad, August 2, 2005

Letter to Senate Appropriations Leaders on Nuclear Research Funding
Bishop John H. Ricard, July 18, 2005

Letter to Congress on Research on the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator
Bishop John H. Ricard, May 10, 2005

Statement on Nuclear Weapons
Bishop Wilton D. Gregory, August 6, 2004

Theological and Moral Perspectives on Today's Challenge of Peace
Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, November 10, 2003

Letter to Senate on Funding for Research on Nuclear Weapons in Appropriations Bill (S.1424)
Bishop John H. Ricard, September 15, 2003

Intervention by the Holy See at the Third Conference on Facilitating the Entry Into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban-Treaty
Msgr. Pietro Parolin, Wien, 3-5 September 2003

Blessed Are the Peacemakers: Reflections on Two Anniversaries
Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory, August 4, 2003

Testimony on the Moscow Treaty on Strategic Offensive Reductions Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Fr. Drew Christiansen, July 23, 2002

Statement on New Nuclear Treaty and U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy
Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory, May 24, 2002

Joint Nuclear Reduction/Disarmament Press Release & Statement
Msgr. Dennis M. Schnurr, June 2000

Bishop of Military Services Endorses Treaty
Bishop John Glynn, October 7, 1999

Senate Rejection of Nuclear Test Ban
Bishop Joseph Fiorenza, October 14, 1999

A Time to Remember War and Recommit to Peace
Most Reverend Daniel P. Reilly, August 2, 1995

Building Cooperative Security Special Problems
Excerpts from The Harvest of Justice is Sown in Peace
National Conference of Catholic Bishops, November 17, 1993

USCCB Statement: The Harvest of Justice is Sown in Peace
United States Catholic Conference, 1993

Statement on the START II Treaty
Archbishop John R. Roach, January 5, 1992

Statement on the START Treaty
Archbishop John R. Roach, July 18, 1991

Missile Defense: Excerpts from A Report on The Challenge of Peace and Policy Developments 1983-1988
Ad Hoc Committee on the Moral Evaluation of Deterrence
National Conference of Catholic Bishops, June 1988

The Strategic Defense Initiative: Moral Question, Public Choices
National Conference of Catholic Bishops, 1988

The Challenge of Peace, God's Promise and Our Response
National Conference of Catholic Bishops, May 3, 1983

 



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