* Informed by Frank Cordaro(with the information of the image above ) and Bill Sulzman on August 7, 2009
* For more on the protest photos/ videos against the N-8, Weld County , see here
[ Reply to Cordaro] Fr Carl Kabat disarms yet another nuclear missile in Co enacting the "Nuclear Weapon Here Pruning Hooks" Plowshares Witness
'Carl entered the site at about 8:00 a.m. By 8:34 a.m. he had hung banners and had begun to symbolically disarm the missile. As of 8:57 a.m. the security forces were beginning to move in.'
We are Fools and Clowns For The Holy One And Humanity's Sake
I Father 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 other silos in our beautiful country.
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."
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"
I support President Barack Obama's desire and have attempted to do my
little bit in his effort.
The nuclear bomb that is in the ground here is more than 20 times more powerful that the atomic bombs we dropped on the Japanese. Each of
those bombs killed more than 100,000 people. At lest twenty times
that number totals more than 2 million people.
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.
Fr Carl Kabat O.M.I. the man who was arrested this morning at a Weld County Missile Silo.
Aug 6, 2009 Greeley CO Tribune Priest arrested for breaching missile silo
A Roman Catholic priest was arrested this morning after cutting a hole
in a fence in a Weld County missile silo and entering the facility.
Weld Sheriff deputies responded to a missile silo between Weld County
Roads 86 and 88 along Weld County Road 113 at 8:50 this morning on
report of a man trespassing.
There, they found a 75-year-old man inside the perimeter of the fence,
and was arrested without incident.
The silo is one of 150 missile silos patrolled by security teams from
Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne. All silos have sensors, which alert
the base to someone's presence.
Warren authorities expected the breach after an article that ran in
the Monday edition of the St. Louis Dispatch, stating Carl Kabat, a
Roman Catholic priest, was planning the breach to cap off 25 years of
* Related article
Denver Post , 08/07/2009 ( Informed by Frank Cordaro on Aug. 8, 2009)
Johnson: The priest, the clown and the life of protest
By Bill Johnson, Denver Post Columnist
* Related News
[ Reply to Cordaro Hiroshima/Nagasaki - Aug. 9 observance in Wichita KS
Text informed by by Frank Cordaro on Aug. 9, 2009
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mary McDonough-Harren
Date: Thu, Aug 6, 2009
Frank - this is the announcement of our Hiroshima event - we consider
the fire bombing of Tokyo, the saturation bombings of Dresden,
Cologne, Hamburg, Nuremberg, etc - to be as important to remember as
H/N - and of course, the German Airforce bombing of hapless, tiny
Guernica, Spain in April 1937 to be the real commencement of WWII.
Another Hiroshima/Nagasaki Event ~
Sun. Aug. 9th - 7:00 P.M.
Solar Calendar* - North Central Riverside Park
This event carries on the longest held tradition of the peace
community in Wichita - the commemorating of the nuclear bombings of
Hiroshima / Nagasaki.
Gather at 7 P.M.
Selected readings from Thomas Merton's epic poem "The Original Child Bomb"
Dr. Dotty Billings, WSU anthropology professor will have just returned from China; she has agreed to share her peace journey with us.
*somestimes referred to as Wichita's Stonehenge
More memories: the saturation bombings of Dresden, Hamburg, Cologne,
London, etc. (the good war - Christian nations pitted Christian
nations) - the oft-overlooked fire-bombing of Tokyo. All of this was
proceeded by hapless little Guernica, Spain
Please call 942-6630 for directions, if needed.