Saint of the Day

St. John Baptist Rossi (1698-1764)
John helped start a hospice for homeless and led many sinners to repentance. A sought after preacher, he once said that the shortest road to heaven was through confession. He was known as the apostle of the abandoned.

Reflections from the Saints

There is no doubt that through the reading of the Sacred Scriptures the soul is set aflame in God and becomes purified from all vices.
– St. Jerome
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2264

Love toward oneself remains a fundamental principle of morality. Therefore it is legitimate to insist on respect for one's own right to life. Someone who defends his life is not guilty of murder even if he is forced to deal his aggressor a lethal blow.