Bishops and the Bomb

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Bishops and the Bomb

A theology of peace challenges nuclear strategy

In another age the meeting would have been held in seclusion and secrecy. Last week, however, 276 bishops of the Roman Catholic Church in the U.S. were debating in the full glare of TV lights and under the gaze of an international press corps. A few years ago precedent would have dictated that division among the prelates be suppressed, lest the faithful be scandalized. But many of the bishops who assembled for the annual meeting of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C., were...

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