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Posted on 12/19/2012 8:03:28 AM PST by marcbold
I want you to remember something in the coming weeks and months. Sometimes good Catholics disagree.
How I wish there was more quiet time, more time to grieve, before political bloodletting followed upon actual bloodletting. We no longer have room or time to breathe. We gasp and then we yell. At least that is what it seems like.
But we were not granted the time. Most of those beautiful children in Newtown have yet to be laid to rest, but the big headlines are already political and the side stories are of lives lost. Within days, we won't even have the side stories anymore. People often bemoan the coarsening of our politics. I don't know how it can be coarser than this.
But part of the political impulse of everyday Americans is understandable. When faced with unspeakable violence and unthinkable tragedy, we want to do something. And we want to believe that something can be done. Maybe some things can be done, but there is a real possibility that very little can be done.
There will be very real and important public policy debates over the coming weeks, months, and years about a number of topics including mental illness, school security, and of course gun control.
These are all prudential decisions about which good Catholics and Christians can disagree and remain good Catholics and Christians. What I ask you to do is remember that the person on the other side of the debate from you loves their children just as much as you love yours.
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When faced with unspeakable violence and unthinkable tragedy, we want to do something.
I was musing to myself this morning, that the push to "do something" sparked by the murder of 20+ children, comes from the president who is most enthusiastic about being able to freely kill children before (and sometimes after) they pass Mom's vaginal canal.
I wonder if there's a small shrine to Moloch, somewhere in the White House basement.
Well saint Biden is going to tackle gun violence, all is well.
Does he mean like Jesus would?
Matthew 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
Matthew 23:33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? 34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: 35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. 36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.
Maybe Peter should have given the soldiers flowers when they took Jesus away.
Either you believe that an individual has the right to self-protection from evil, or you believe we should put our faith in the government to save us.
Luke 11:21 (NIV) When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe.
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