Catholic reps. to bishops: help us end the war.
From the Congressmen and -women’s press release:
Fourteen Members of Congress including Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) and
Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-17) sent a letter to the U.S. Conference of Catholic
Bishops (USCCB) last Thursday, calling on the Bishops to increase their
involvement in efforts to end the war in
In the letter, which was sent to Bishop William S. Skylstad, President of the
USCCB and Bishop Thomas Wenski, International Justice and Peace Committee Chair,
the Members of Congress ask for a meeting with representatives of the USCCB to
discuss ways that Congressional Members and the clergy can work together to
mobilize public action to end the war.
“Throughout our nation’s history,
Catholics have been at the forefront of the fight for social justice,”
said Congressman Tim Ryan. “We are proud to see that the USCCB feels as strongly
on this issue as we do and we are prepared to work closely with them to reach
out to fellow members of the faith.”
“As Catholic Members of Congress we
stand in unison with the Catholic Church in opposition to the War in
Yet to attain the ideal of peace, we must not only speak the words, we must take
action and that is why we are reaching out to the U.S. Conference of Catholic
Bishops to work with them to bring an end to the War in Iraq,” said
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