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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 #2265

Legitimate defense can be not only a right but a grave duty for one who is responsible for the lives of others. The defense of the common good requires that an unjust aggressor be rendered unable to cause harm. For this reason, those who legitimately hold authority also have the right to use arms to repel aggressors against the civil community entrusted to their responsibility.