Correspondence

CORRESPONDENCE The rest of the story Antibes, France To the Editors: In your issue of August 14 which has only just reached me, Mr. Christopher Buckley tells "a true story" told to him by someone...

...The key to psychological renewal is spiritual renewal...
...Might not the research be successful if (say) the billions earmarked for Star Wars were re-directed toward these steps...
...Thus terrorists would not find nuclear-bomb making a cinch...
...Could not governments finance research toward prevention of the three more easily monitored steps: mining, manufacture of the oxide, and testing...
...I'm glad you are offering intelligent voices like Ms...
...Brkkley's to describe the process of spiritual renewal in daily life...
...The original editorial implies that nuclear weapons cannot be expected ever to disappear because "the knowledge needed to recreate nuclear weaponry will not disappear," and "a nuclear-free world . . . would require a virtually perfect method of detecting any building.of nuclear weapons by any nation or terrorist group.'' So what...
...I did once attend such a Mass, but there is not a word of truth in the rest of his story...
...It is a moving description of what I hear frequently while counseling people in the lay dialogue program of the National Conference of Christians and Jews that lay women and men are struggling magnificently with issues of morality and theology in their daily lives...
...Buckley about a Mass I attended said by Padre Pfo...
...is the appropriate response to the editorial "Is deterrence moral...
...This is a start...
...The first two of ten proposals for disarmament from last year's International Scientists' Peace Congress in Hamburg were " (1) a ban of all tests of nuclear weapons is necessary and can be adequately verified...
...there was nothing to "horrify me...
...Where governments have financed scientific research toward insidious cruise missiles that can weave sneak -ily across terrain and then deliver a horrendous nuclear blast to within tens of meters of their target, and toward exotic Star Wars defenses, could they not equally sponsor research toward the methodology for maintaining a nuclear-free world...
...Pride and covetousness, the first two of the seven deadly sins, are what the nuclear deterrent is really defending...
...Christopher Buckley tells "a true story" told to him by someone "very close" to me (I am unaware of anyone close to me who knows Mr...
...Let's have faith...
...The church was not "packed" (it was five o'clock in the morning...
...I left at the end of the Mass quite normally...
...Even Patrick Jordan, in his dissent in the following issue rightfully claiming that possession of nuclear weapons could-never be moral, seems to go along with the concept that some measure of nuclear deterrence will always be unavoidable...
...To the Editors: I applaud your article by Rosemarie Brickley ["God Isn't Finished With Me Yet," July 17...
...GRAHAME J. KELLY Magnificent struggle Santa Monica, Calif...
...Several members of the family were present in New Orleans at the time of his presentation at Xavier University...
...Do the editors have such little faith in "the scientist's God-given curiosity, and his ability to play, putter, and ponder'-' (to quote Einstein...
...no priest came running with a message to me...
...2) the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons must be stopped...
...GRAHAM GREENE Scientific defense Tasmania, Australia To the Editors: "Persons of little faith...
...To make a nuclear weapon requires that uranium be mined, and that plutonium oxide be manufactured from it, and that the bomb be constructed, tested, and delivered...
...Kerins was born and bred in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn...
...I trust that the lies in this story will be corrected...
...What do scientists think...
...there was no bleeding of the stigmata...
...There is hope...
...The Chair of the Board of ACCU is Dr...
...As such, it is hopelessly and abysmally immoral Pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death, Amen especially if it is in an undignified, burning, body-ripping nuclear blast that shatters our automobiles and supermarkets while the poor in the barriadas of South America and hovels of Africa continue to search for morsels to eat...
...The International Task Force on Prevention of Nuclear Terrorism found that a "coffee-can bomb" (attempted by a terrorist group gaining entry to a civil nuclear fuel fabrication plant) is not feasible unless many tens of kilograms of plutonium oxide were obtained...
...Frank Kerins, President of Carroll College in Helena, Montana...
...General-Secretary Gorbachev has more faith in that goal than the editors, and President Reagan (with his Star Wars) has more faith in the potential of scientists than the editors...
...LEONARD FELDER Correction Flushing, N.Y...
...The West is technologically superior to the East, and far wealthier than the third world, and thus the West is causing the East to feel insecure and the third world to feel angry...
...What about nations...
...in your May 8 issue...
...I would have been at breakfast and not sitting with a bottle at "the edge of town" in fact there was no town, only a village...
...SISTER MARY BLANCHE KERINS 606...
...Finally, let's admit it...
...To the Editors: "The Uses of Spectacle," by Abigail McCarthy [September (Continued on page 606) (Continued from page 578) 11], contains an error...

Vol. 114 • October 1987 • No. 18


 
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