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Fr. Carl Kabat, OMI prepares for disarming a Minuteman III missile in Colorado, August 6, 2009

Fr. Carl Kabat

Plowshares Witness at N-8

We Are Fools and Clowns
For The Holy One and Humanity's Sake

Carl Kabat at N-8 Minuteman III missile silo.
I, Fr. Carl Kabat O.M.I., come to this evil place today as a Roman Catholic priest, of fifty years, to show what insanity is in the ground here and at other silos in our beautiful country.
Carl Kabat hangs banner outside N-8 Minuteman Missile silo in Colorado. August 6, 2009
President Barack Obama has stated, “As the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon, the United States has a moral responsibility to act…So today I state clearly and with conviction America's commitment and desire to seek the peace and serenity of a world without nuclear weapons.”
Nuclear weapons are a crime against humanity. Carl Kabat puts clown and sign on N-8 Minuteman III missile silo, August 8, 2009
The Roman Catholic Church, of which I am a priest, at the close of its Vatican Council II in 1965 condemned nuclear bombs as a CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY, and are to be condemned unreservedly.
The world Council of Churches has proclaimed that, “the manufacture, deployment, or use of nuclear bombs is a CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY.”
Carl Kabat about to enter the Minuteman III missile silo area. August 6, 2009
I support President Barack Obama's desires and attempted to do my little bit in this effort.
The nuclear bomb that is in the ground here is more than 20 times more powerful than the atomic bombs we dropped on the Japanese. Each of those bombs killed more than 100,000 people. At least 20 times that number totals more than 2 million people.
Carl Kabat, "The Bible says in the words of Isaiah, "They shall beat their swords into plowshares."
The Bible says in the words of Isaiah, “They shall beat their spears into pruning hooks and their swords into plowshares.”
May The Holy One have mercy on us for not doing so.