75 YEARS: NEVER AGAIN
As we commemorate the 75
th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima,August 6th, and Nagasaki, August 9
th, we reflect on the teachings of our Church, and the words of Pope Francis: “One of the deepest longings of the human heart is for security, peace, and stability. The possession of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction is not the answer to this desire.”
Pope Francis, Nagasaki Hypocentre Park, November 2019.
“The words of Pope Francis serve as a clarion call and a profound reminder to all that the status quo of international relations, resting on the threat of mutual destruction, must be changed. As Bishops of the United States, we have made similar appeals in the past when we stated: ‘ the moral task is to proceed with deep cuts and ultimately to abolish these weapons entirely’.”
USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace, statement on nuclear disarmament, February 14, 2020.
Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: A Time to Explore Catholic Responses to the Nuclear Threat”
Thursday, August 6
, 7-8 pm.
The Diocesan Office of Social Ministries invites you to join for an evening of education, reflection, and dialogue about the past, present, and future of nuclear weapons and nuclear testing. Church and community leaders will provide insight into why, and how, we as Catholics are called to respond to this pressing issue.
Dial in by phone: 1-301-715-8592
Meeting ID: 940 5390 6306