ON RESISTING EVIL BY FORCE
Jason M. Morgan
If, God forbid, the need should arise, is it licit for a Christian to resist evil by force, to take up a weapon and kill an aggressor?
When we privilege writing over personal encounter, we run the risk of setting up what is written as the arbiter of what counts and what doesn’t.
Our bodies and our lives are tools at the service of the Kingdom, to be sacrificed if necessary, in imitation of Christ, for a higher good.
The FIRE strategy -- which stands for financial independence, retire early -- doesn’t alter the debt-peonage economy; it just carves out exceptions for a select few.
Most of us probably spend more time each day looking at screens than at anything, or anyone, else. Our thinking is curdled out of online scenarios.
We Americans are a revolutionary people. Our homegrown hooligans are convinced of the purity of their motives and their righteousness.
The West's turning away from Faith and the sacraments has opened a void we now try to fill with whatever hucksters come up with next.
I contend that the state in 2020 has been so corrupted by institutionalized murder that it has no authority to carry out executions of anyone.
Conservatism claims to respect the Church, to have regard for God, but it reduces the Church and remolds God as a supporting figure.
Carl Sagan’s immanent nihilism is premised on the seemingly conflicting notions that mankind is nothing and yet everything, simultaneously.
There is something very particularly American about "raising awareness": it is democratic, in seeking to sway public opinion; it is optimistic; it is evangelical and yet post-Christian.
Fr. Hesburgh proved to be a perfect avatar for the Notre Dame he created: an endorser of some kind of vaguely conceived “natural religion.”
Social Justice Warriors behave like cult members. They are little Cromwells who demand Robespierre-level ideological purity of every single person.
The sexbot is a tool that uses us and mocks our weakness. It is a vision of Hell: inhuman, ruthless, mendacious, comfortless, and cold.
"Novitiate" is a film to be expected at the bitter, burnt-out end of the sexual revolution. It is not so much a movie as a cry for help.
- Karl Keating