"I can only say that it is licit to stop the unjust aggressor. I emphasize the word: 'stop'. I’m not saying to drop bombs, to make war, but to stop the aggressor." - H.H. Pope Francis
Listers, Pope Francis’ comments on the economy have generated a lot of attention. Political parties have been quick to judge his comments and either claim him as their own or dismiss him as a socialist/marxist. What has not happened, however, is a holistic digestion of the Holy Father’s words. The following is the excerpt from...
"The catechetical tradition also recalls that there are 'sins that cry to heaven': the blood of Abel, the sin of the Sodomites, the cry of the people oppressed in Egypt, the cry of the foreigner, the widow, and the orphan, injustice to the wage earner."
"I put for a general inclination of all mankind a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceases only in death."
Listers, Archbishop Chaput once said, “If we don’t love the poor, and do all we can to improve their lot, we’re going to go to Hell.”
"It appears that Kass stepped into the modern world in order to show it wanting from the inside out."
"It is one thing for a society to elect change; it is another for a court of law to impose change by adjudging those who oppose it hostes humani generis, enemies of the human race." - Justice Scalia
“Politics is the realm of reason – not of a merely technological, calculating reason, but of moral reason, since the goal of the state, and hence the ultimate goal of all politics, has a moral nature, namely, peace and justice.”
The last year was a great one for SPL and the community of listers. From must-know Latin hymns to short stories all Catholics should read, SPL catalogued the best in Catholic thought.
"Rights are often confused with exaggerated manifestations of the autonomy of the individual, who becomes self-referential, no longer open to encounter with God and with others, and absorbed only in seeking to satisfy his or her own needs."
"A kind of cultural relativism exists today, evident in the conceptualization and defence of an ethical pluralism, which sanctions the decadence and disintegration of reason and the principles of the natural moral law." - CDF under Cardinal Ratzinger
"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." Listers, this hackneyed quote is taken from a minor character in Shakespeare's Henry VI. Often quoted in glee and with a smirk, it raises the question of why society enjoys a "good" lawyer joke.