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Jury convicts 7 Catholic pacifists of breaking into nuclear submarine base

By Yonat Shimron — October 24, 2019

(RNS) — They now face up to 25 years in prison each for stealing onto the US Navy base that houses six Trident submarines carrying hundreds of nuclear weapons in an effort to symbolically disarm the base. 

These Catholics broke into a nuclear base. Now they’re asking a judge to drop the charges.

By Yonat Shimron — August 7, 2019

(RNS) — Members of the group known as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 face up to 25 years in prison for trespassing on a U.S. Navy base that houses six Trident submarines carrying hundreds of nuclear weapons.

Awaiting trial for breaking into a nuclear base, 7 Catholic activists are unrepentant

By Yonat Shimron — July 10, 2019

(RNS) — At a time when many faith-based social activists have moved on to other issues, seven Catholic pacifists aim to draw attention to the most ominous threat facing civilization: the risk of global nuclear annihilation.

What Catholics can learn from protests of the past

By Mara Willard — January 8, 2019

(The Conversation) — What many Catholics don’t realize is that staying in the church does not mean agreeing with its policies.

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