"Say What?" Monday Catechism Series #3

A new series on this blog. Each Monday I'll be posting a gem from our Catechism of the Catholic Church that is interesting or remarkable. 

This week's Interesting Catechism talks about nations involved in arms races.  What does the Church teach about amassing weapons to deter potential adversaries from war?

2315 The accumulation of arms strikes many as a paradoxically suitable way of deterring potential adversaries from war. They see it as the most effective means of ensuring peace among nations. This method of deterrence gives rise to strong moral reservations. The arms race does not ensure peace. Far from eliminating the causes of war, it risks aggravating them. Spending enormous sums to produce ever new types of weapons impedes efforts to aid needy populations; it thwarts the development of peoples. Over-armament multiplies reasons for conflict and increases the danger of escalation.

+JMJ

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