Monthly Archives: June 2012

“so that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on earth”

What nation other than Israel could be covenantally responsible for all the blood of the prophets and saints and of all the righteous blood shed on earth? Continue reading

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The Bible’s use of cataclysmic symbolism to represent the destruction of national, political, and religious orders

Ezekiel 32:7-8 describes the destruction of Egypt: “When I blot you out, I will cover the heavens and make their stars dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give its light. All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over you, and put darkness on your land, declares the Lord GOD.” Continue reading

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Sunday June 24, 2012 – Solemnity of St. John the Baptist

Sunday June 24, 2012 – Solemnity of St. John the Baptist – St. Luke tells us in his Gospel that John was conceived in a miraculous manner and that his parents were Zachary and Elizabeth. He spent … Continue reading

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Fool-proof method for hooking and unhooking semi-trailers

Fool-proof method for hooking and unhooking semi-trailers Continue reading

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On working for justice

Unfortunately, many of my FB friends prefer to name-call those with whom they disagree, and are hard-pressed, when challenged, to give a concise and accurate definition of “justice”. Sadly, name-calling is much easier than thinking, and putting our unjust pet political positions (e.g., endless unjust wars, endless unjust abortions on demand, an endlessly unjust minimum wage) under the scrutiny of justice. Continue reading

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Law, Justice, and the Ignorance of the American People

Now, what is the difference between the two? How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust? A just law is a man made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law. Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust. Continue reading

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Cui bono? Who benefits? What nation-state benefitted from the 9/11 attacks?

“Cui bono (‘To whose benefit?’, literally ‘as a benefit to whom?’, a double dative construction), also rendered as Cui prodest, is a Latin adage that is used either to suggest a hidden motive or to indicate that the party responsible for something may not be who it appears at first to be. Commonly the phrase is used to suggest that the person or people guilty of committing a crime may be found among those who have something to gain, chiefly with an eye toward financial gain. The party that benefits may not always be obvious or may have successfully diverted attention to a scapegoat, for example.” Continue reading

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