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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
We could all probably manage to put together a Catholic survivalist guide that would be both highly...ahem...entertaining...as well as informative, huh?
If Catholics aren't doing the top three or four on the following list, they don't have to bother with the rest (as a survivalist guide, that is) ...

1. Daily (or as frequent as possible) Mass (reception of the True Body of Christ!)
2. Frequent Confession
3. Daily recitation of the Rosary
4. Adoration/fasting/suffering/using Sacramentals
5. Novenas, recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, etc.
6. Holy Water accessible (in fonts) in the home
7. A crucifix in every room of the house (blessed candles at the ready)
8. Bible, Catechism of the Catholic Church, Imitation of Christ (my personal favorite:)), holy books on the saints, blesseds, popes and angels available
9. 20+C+M+B+10 over the doors with blessed chalk

... and so on ...
42 posted on 06/07/2010 3:56:18 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Is there more to the story, daddy?")
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To: mlizzy
All of the above, yes!

Also, for those of us in positions of "legitimate authority," i.e., the heads of the fundamental unit of society, the family, the following also applies:

Legitimate defense

2263 The legitimate defense of persons and societies is not an exception to the prohibition against the murder of the innocent that constitutes intentional killing. "The act of self-defense can have a double effect: the preservation of one's own life; and the killing of the aggressor.... The one is intended, the other is not."[65]

2264 Love toward oneself remains a fundamental principle of morality. Therefore it is legitimate to insist on respect for one's own right to life. Someone who defends his life is not guilty of murder even if he is forced to deal his aggressor a lethal blow:
If a man in self-defense uses more than necessary violence, it will be unlawful: whereas if he repels force with moderation, his defense will be lawful.... Nor is it necessary for salvation that a man omit the act of moderate self-defense to avoid killing the other man, since one is bound to take more care of one's own life than of another's.[65]

2265 Legitimate defense can be not only a right but a grave duty for someone responsible for another's life. Preserving the common good requires rendering the unjust aggressor unable to inflict harm. To this end, those holding legitimate authority have the right to repel by armed force aggressors against the civil community entrusted to their charge.[66]

54 posted on 06/07/2010 5:03:11 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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