25 years ago in U.S. Catholic—Bombs away: What U.S. Catholic readers think about nuclear weapons

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By Tim Unsworth

This article appeared in the August 1988 issue of U.S. Catholic (Vol. 53, No. 8, pages 6-17).

Although few readers believe God would intervene to stop a nuclear war, they still bend God's ear about it every day.

An old Arab proverb says: "Trust in God but tie up your camel." U.S. Catholic readers have a lot in common with the unknown camel driver who mined this bit of bucolic wisdom from the hardscrabble of his experience.