Is the Death Penalty Contrary to the Gospel?

In an October 11 speech to the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, Pope Francis condemned the death penalty, not only in its concrete application but also as a correct doctrine according to the Gospel. He said … Continue reading

Reflections on “Taps”

“Day is done, gone the sun, From the lake, from the hills, from the sky; All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.”   Such are the words of the sublime bugle call “Taps.” It is played when the troops … Continue reading

Dignity

A magistrate has a dignity that is proper to him that a servant does not have. Dignity and mutual respect in dealing with men make social life bearable and even agreeable. Because of the sad consequences of Original Sin coupled … Continue reading

Let Us Fight for You

The moral imperative of a masculine infantry “…exposure to danger is not combat. Combat is a lot more than that, it’s a lot more than getting shot at or even getting killed by being shot at. Combat is finding and … Continue reading

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