Bishop Oscar Cantú, chair of the USCCB’s Committee for International Justice and Peace offered a formal statement from the USCCB on the U.S. Senate Select Intelligence Committee Report on Torture
“The Catholic Church firmly believes that torture is an ‘intrinsic evil’ that cannot be justified under any circumstance. The acts of torture described in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report violated the God-given human dignity inherent in all people and were unequivocally wrong. Congress and the President should act to strengthen the legal prohibitions against torture and to ensure that this never happens again.”
To put the statement into context, it’s helpful to listen to an interview that Bishop Cantú gave to Vatican radio and to visit the new blog ToGoForth.org.