Father X shares the traditional doctrine:
“Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered. Let them that hate Him flee from before His face,” words taken from the Introit for this eleventh Sunday after Pentecost. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, Amen.
The great South American Jesuit missionary, Saint Peter Claver (he died in 1654)- he often spent some five consecutive hours in prayer before going out to fulfill his duties. His basic schedule, for something like forty-five years of his life, ran like this: As night fell, he slept for a short while, often three hours or so. Then from midnight to 1:00 he got up to enjoy, so he said, “the silence and peace which God granted him when all slept”.
Then either kneeling or prostrate on the ground, often with the symbols of the Passion on him- like the crown of thorns or a rope around his neck or crucifix in hand- he prayed until 6:00 in the morning. Then he went out to work.
Not surprising, like many of the saints, he had a special gift for bringing souls to God- especially those who seemed farthest away. Among them were those condemned to death by the state; those under the death penalty, the capital punishment. They became his friends, and the officials always called him in shortly before their execution. He would hear their confessions and offer Mass for them in prison. He often instructed them … Read the rest
Thanks to Trump’s fight with the Deep State, regular Americans have gotten a peek under the covers of how the FBI really works.
Previously known only to federal prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys and those targeted by the FBI (such as yours truly):
- FBI agents routinely lie to get warrants, entrap targets, gain indictments and secure plea deals
- The DOJ frequently breaks the law to pressure targets to plead guilty
- No adult citizen, no matter how virtuous, is actually ‘innocent’ under the law (given the number and scope of federal statutes and the intentionally vague nature of many)
- Many “crimes” involve no quantifiable harm and no identifiable victim
Tom Woods explores examples here.… Read the rest
Years later I ran into Mueller, and I told him of my disappointment in being the target of a sting where there was no reason to think that I would knowingly present perjured evidence to a court. Mueller, half-apologetically, told me that he never really thought that I would suborn perjury, but that he had a duty to pursue the lead given to him. (That “lead,” of course, was provided by a fellow that we lawyers, among ourselves, would indelicately refer to as a “scumbag.”)
https://news.wgbh.org/2017/10/17/silverglate-how-robert-mueller-tried-entrap-me… Read the rest
We incarcerate people at a rate matched only by North Korea. Why? It would seem there are only three possible explanations:
1) Our justice system is vastly better at catching bad guys than anyone else in the world
2) Our citizens are much more prone to criminality than anyone else in the world
3) Something is wrong
Here’s an article I recommend at Reason… Read the rest