Is Anyone Paying Attention?

a reflection by Sr. Anne Montgomery, RSCJ

Is anyone paying attention?

A few realities this holiday season of shopping, feasting, football, but also of the jobless, homeless, hungry of the world; of melting glaciers, disappearing species, drought and flood.

20 miles west of Seattle,  between the Olympic Mountains and the waters of Puget Sound, lies Naval Submarine Base Kitsap Bangor.  At its heart, beneath rows of concrete bunkers, Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific (SWFPAC) houses more than 1,000 nuclear warheads, approximately 24% of the entire U.S. arsenal, more than the total of England, France, China, Israel, India, Pakistan, and North Korea combined. Continue reading

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