Catholic leaders, including San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy, and leading scientists across the country called today on President Biden to work for a world free of the nuclear threat.
Bishop McElroy was recently appointed to the board that oversees the Vatican Dicastery promoting Integral Human Development.
In 2017, he was a panelist on a Vatican symposium on nuclear disarmament with former US Secretary of State George Schultz (R) and former Senate Armed Services Chairman Sam Nunn (D-GA).
Read the joint statement issued on May 12 by the Union of Concerned Scientists:
The above comes from a May 13 story in the Southern Cross.
First demand working for an abortion roll-back to stop the war against life on our shores and world wide.
As Mother Teresa said, the fruit of abortion is nuclear war. This bishop gives faint lip service to fighting abortion, he is moving the world toward terrible chastisement.
All people of good will should work toward a world free from nuclear weapons. Pray that every nation (and non-national organization and group) would someday be verifiably free from nuclear weapons. We would all rejoice. What I find interesting about this particular statement (in the Diocese of San Diego “news”) is that the only bishops signing are Bishop McElroy, Bishop Stowe and Cardinal Tobin. Archbishops Gomez and Cordileone didn’t sign it nor did any other bishop in California, even though I’m sure they would all support its worthy goal.
Why is it that the only bishops signing it are the “give anyone Holy Communion” and “bless” sodomy bishops?
It seems there’s more to the story.
Bishop McElroy’s states that the taking of innocent human life through abortion, though objectively an intrinsically grave evil, need not be seen as a pre-eminent moral evil. Church teaching and crystal-clear statements of Popes [John Paul II and Benedict XVI] teach us otherwise. Bishop McElroy is myopic as respects this teaching.
With that in mind, the Bishop’s stand for eradicating nuclear weapons is, to me, still indisputably praiseworthy–PROVIDED THAT ALL nuclear powers commit to a completely enforceable right to be inspected immediately upon notice and to the fullest extent which neutral designated inspectors require. The Bishop is vague on these points and seems to depend on the good will of known malefactors. This is a fatal lacuna in his proposal. Sure, a nuclear weapon-free world is necessary; but not as a suicide pact for states least likely to use nuclear weapons as a first strike.
The Catholic Church has a long history of advocating nuclear disarmament. St Pope John XXIII addressed the issue in his encyclical Pacem en Terris and the U.S. Catholic Bishops addressed the subject in their letter, The Challenge of Peace, issued in 1983. That a Bishop advocate for nuclear disarmament should be nothing out of the ordinary for faithful and knowledgeable Catholics.
You can always count on a liberal to defend this crop of weak bishops who speak on political irrelevant or safe topics. But it can be safely said that McElroy wont open his trap about contraception, abortion or sodomy ever.
I never hear our Priest in diocese of San Diego discuss abortion from the pulpit or even in the Prayers to Faithful for an end to Abirtion
Of all the things for American bishops to go to the mat for right now and they pick this? Well, its safe…I’ll say that for it….
I’m waiting for a courageous bishop to speak out against piracy on the open seas. It’s high time they demonstrated moral leadership.
McFallout and his “Joint” statement.
Who even takes these quacks seriously anyway anymore?
How about the evils of commercial whaling ??
You make a good point.
I wonder how many “woke” feminists out there use a whole lot of expensive perfume made from whaling. It seems their motto is “kill baby humans, and kill baby whales for me, me, me”. Whatever “floats their boats”. Most of those feminists’ magazines have a whole lot advertisement for cosmetics that use of a lot of our resources.
A little cosmetics — fine; too many — bad.
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is a communist front:
McElroy is just an affront.
McElroy on Russian Nuclear Policy?