Louisiana’s Catholic bishops have decided that Gun Owners that have a Concealed Weapons Permit cannot attend Mass if they have their sidearm with them By hiding behind the law, Louisiana’s Catholics who believe in the defense of their lives and the lives of their family and friends are barred entrance to the churches. Priest molesting kids are still allowed.
“We don’t think it is appropriate to have guns in churches,” said Danny Loar, executive director of the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Neither do criminals. But how does the Louisiana’s Catholic bishops reconcile their decision against the Catechism of the Catholic Church?
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. (Catechism of the Catholic Church)
The Weasels in Purple (Bishops for those who are catholic impaired) have no qualms in tossing the basic tenets of the Catholic Church aside. We’re the Flock but some of us are not sheep. It is NOT against the doctrine of the Holy Church to have guns or defend ourselves even many a priest keep trying to sell the concept of Victim as Morally Superior.
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. (Catechism of the Catholic Church)
As a Catholic, I keep myself reminding that the Church is bigger that any of those morons in colorful cassocks, but I do wish Archangel Michael would come down and do a a number on these pederast-friendly, demonic assholes that seem to be running our church.
UPDATE: Sharp as a Marble wrongly brings out the point of Private Property. Although he has a point from the “legal” standpoint, the edifice does not belong to whatever corporation/LLC or whatever legal entity it might be registered, it is still the House of God where all of His Children have the Divine Right to come in and worship. Nowhere in the Bible or Catechism it says you have to meet certain criteria imposed by a mortal in order to gain entrance in the church. The worst of Sinners can come in, partake of Mass, seek redemption and be with God. No religion is set aside; you can be a Protestant, Muslim, Jew, Animist or no religion at all and still are welcome. Yet the Weasels in Purple say that I am not allowed to go inside carrying my pistol and treat me like I am the Anti Christ to legally cover their NAMBLA asses?