Culture Wars

Someone on a social media site made the irrational statement that guns were part of the culture of death. I object. Inanimate objects have no power to act on their own behalf; thus, as inanimate objects, they are incapable of making the moral decisions necessary to join either the culture of death or the Culture of Life. Guns are not culture of death because an inanimate tool is incapable of making a moral decision in the same way a scalpel is, also, not part of the culture of death. Both these tools can be used to defend innocent life and … Continue reading

Thoughts On a Saturday Morning

My heart grieves for the families in CT who have lost loved ones in a senseless shooting at an Elementary school.  There should never be gun free zones because evil will choose those places preferentially.  Teachers and administrators need the means to defend themselves and their students.  It is a horrible tragedy and I pray for all involved. An acquaintance is returning to work, placing her baby in a daycare, and grieving the necessity. This brings home to me how blessed I have been to stay home with my children. Even more, how blessed I am to be free to … Continue reading

Guns, Self Defense, Defense of the Innocent, and Gun Free Zones

Catholic Social Responsibility includes a right to self defense and an obligation to defend the innocent.  Something worth thinking about when considering our Second Amendment Right to keep and bear arms.  In many states this means keeping a gun in the home, or getting a license to carry a concealed gun for self defense. Guns are not the problem. On the contrary, lax criminal penalties and laws that disarm the law-abiding are responsible for giving criminals a safer working environment.–article Today’s news about the cold blooded attack on patrons of a movie theater is a case in point. This man, … Continue reading

Nine Very Good Posts and a Catholic Conference

The Chant Cafe had a marvelous post titled Doing Something About It rather than merely complaining about a problem. VERY GOOD.  In this case, it is about the music for Mass and the persons who are working hard to DO SOMETHING about the problem rather than just complaining about it.  In particular, I found the upcoming Words With Wings interesting and exciting.  I hope to get this when it comes out so that I can use it in my home school efforts. House Unseen, Life Unscripted, is a blog I very much enjoy so when I saw the article Why … Continue reading

Religious Liberty: Freedom of Religion vs Freedom of Worship

This change in language is often coupled with another bit of lesser-known subterfuge used to rob people of their God-given freedom, the corporatizing of rights.  By this, I mean the attempt to take rights that naturally and rightly belong to the individual and apply them only to a group.  When these rights belong only to a group, then the government can determine who belongs to this group.  This group will steadily become smaller and smaller until the right does not seem to exist at all. — Pat Archbold Our Liberties in general are under attack in the United States and … Continue reading

Proper Perspective on What Guns Mean to Civilization

I was sent this in an email.  If anyone knows where it came from and can give me a URL I would LOVE to know.  I suspect any blog that originated this would be one I would like to read!  So, by all means if you find a source, do send it to me. Civilization As the Supreme Court hears arguments for and against the Chicago , IL , Gun Ban, here is a stellar example of a letter (written by a Marine), that places the proper perspective on what a gun means to a civilized society. Interesting take – … Continue reading