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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Guns and Quotes

 

The most recent mass-shootings have grabbed the attention of the country. I have lots of thoughts on this issue, but I think sometimes it is better to quote others than to give my own rant. My early morning routine helps me organize my thoughts for the day. I probably spend an hour each morning, reading through Catholic Twitter to get my news – I usually browse through around 20 accounts. There were three quotes I read over the past few days on Catholic Twitter on the horrible shootings in El Paso and Dayton that really struck me. One quote has really annoyed me, another quote I posted in the Ricochet Catholics Group, and the final quote I posted at the Firing Line Group. @bossmongo suggested that I should share this final quote on the Member Feed and I thought I should add the others as well.

I’ll start with the final quote first. It comes from John Zmirak, from his article Nazi Gun Control: Three Words that Go Together. He ends his interesting take on an old argument for 2A rights with this:

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Orders and Charisms

 

As a child, I was taught by Dominican nuns. Dominicans are the Order of Preachers, and their charism is to share the saving truth of the Gospel by following the example of St. Dominic given 800 years ago. The word charism refers to the gift from God proper to each person, as referenced in 1 Corinthians 7,

But each has his own special gift from God; one of one kind and one of another.

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