Religion: Catholics Take to the Ramparts

U.S. bishops tackle El Salvador, nukes, poverty and abortion

For a year now, Roman Catholic nuns and priests have gathered each Friday at the Federal Building in Providence to protest U.S. policy on El Salvador. In conservative Amarillo, Texas, Bishop Leroy Matthiesen is urging workers to quit the Pantex nuclear-bomb plant, resulting in a United Way cutoff of a $61,000 annual grant to Catholic Family Services. In Seattle, Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen is risking prosecution by refusing, as an anti-nuclear protest, to pay half his income taxes. San Francisco Archbishop John Quinn is asking his...

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