Month: January 2013

‎”From the dawn of the Republic, America’s quest for freedom has been guided by the conviction that the principles governing political and social life are intimately linked to a moral order based on the dominion of God the Creator. The framers of this nation’s founding documents drew upon this conviction when they proclaimed the ‘self-evident truth’ that all men are created equal and endowed with inalienable rights grounded in the laws of nature and of nature’s God. The course of American history demonstrates the difficulties, the struggles, and the great intellectual and moral resolve which were demanded to shape a society which faithfully embodied these noble principles. In that process, which forged the soul of the nation, religious beliefs were a constant inspiration and driving force, as for example in the struggle against slavery and in the civil rights movement. In our time too, particularly in moments of crisis, Americans continue to find their strength in a commitment to this patrimony of shared ideals and aspirations.”

Pope Benedict XVI, Welcoming Ceremony at the White House, April 2008.
Excerpt from: Pope Benedict in America.
[Credit to, and lifted from, Ignatius Press]


Required Reading on the ‘Assault Weapons Debate’

DarwinCatholic writes:

News reporting on any specialized topic tends to be pretty bad. With the new already flooded with stories relating to “assault weapons” and doubtless more coming as congress takes up the topic, I couldn’t resist writing a series of posts on the topic.

You could learn more from the 30 minutes (or less) it takes to digest these three posts than a month watching CNN (Piers Morgan, take note).