On behalf of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests, Leadership Chair Greg Barras is joining Catholic organizations urging President Joe Biden to pursue diplomacy and dialogue to avoid nuclear war with Russia and to rid the world of nuclear weapons.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns originated the letter, according to a news release October 26, signed by 29 national Catholic organizations. Additionally Maryknoll said “more than 400 individuals so far have completed our action alert with the same message to the president.”
Barras urged individual members and friends of the AUSCP to sign on to the Maryknoll action alert, and to urge others to add their names.
“As our world confronts the existential threat of nuclear war, the Association of United States Catholic Priests (AUSCP) is compelled by conscience to sign this letter to President Biden,” Barras said. “It is a graced opportunity for our nation to initiate the first concrete steps toward nuclear de-escalation and disarmament.”
The full text of the letter is available from Maryknoll.https://maryknollogc.org/resources/statements/press-statement-catholic-groups-call-biden-reject-nuclear-war
Chair, AUSCP Leadership Team