Abolish Nuclear Weapons

The abolition of nuclear weapons is one of the Loretto Community’s priority concerns.

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Walking with God toward the wholeness of Creation

By Loretto Community / February 21, 2021 /
Mary Ann McGivern SL stands at a microphone and presents an award to Bishop Tom Gumbleton

Today Today, the danger of some sort of a nuclear catastrophe is greater than it was during the Cold War, and most people are blissfully unaware of this danger. William J. PerryU.S. Secretary of Defense 1994-1997 Loretto’s work continues as the risk of a nuclear catastrophe grows. This risk includes a preemptive strike against nuclear…

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The Great March

By Loretto Community / February 21, 2021 /
Marchers carry a banner as they cross a pedestrian bridge. The banner reads "The Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament."

In 1986, Sister Mary Beth “Buffy” Boesen walked from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. This was the Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament that kicked off in California on March 1, and, after crossing the Mojave Desert, 12,000-foot Loveland Pass in Colorado, plains, cities and towns, ended in Washington, D.C., on November 15 of…

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Acting for peace across the U.S.

By Loretto Community / February 21, 2021 /
Two women in hats and sunglassed hold a "Remove Nukes" banner in front of strands of paper cranes.

Colorado Each Sunday for 12 years, Loretto Community members protested in rain, sleet, snow or shine at the Rocky Flats plant west of Denver (see photo, below). Plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons were manufactured at the plant that was run by Rockwell International until 1990. The Loretto Community in Colorado was inspired by the work…

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Loretto: Acting for peace

By Loretto Community / February 21, 2021 /
Loretto Community members wearing sackcloth stand by the sidewalk with a banner that reads "Loretto Women for Disarmament."

The long march to ban nuclear weapons 1978The Loretto Community declares its commitment to an end to the production of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy. We are particularly committed to encouraging and assisting in the urgent work of educating ourselves and others to the perils of the continued proliferation of nuclear arms and power. This…

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