“My Parents Open Carry”: A New Teaching Tool in the Gun Control Debate

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"A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." --Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United StatesAre handguns unsafe?Proponents of gun control would want you to believe they are.  The way to increase safety in urban areas, they say, is to reduce the number of guns.Libertarians take exception to that claim--insisting, instead, that an armed citizenry is the best defense … [Read more...]

Fr. Hubert Schiffer and the Jesuit Priests Who Survived Hiroshima

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I wish I could tell you that I'm related to Jesuit Father Hubert Schiffer.  I've asked family members, hoping someone will be able to prove that he's a second cousin twice removed....  But while we know of two priests among my husband's ancestors, Father Schiffer's name doesn't come up.I like to imagine, though, that we have some kind of special link.  Two Schiffers with a common destination.Father Schiffer's story has been on my mind lately for at least two reasons:On July 29 Theo … [Read more...]


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