Fr. Schall on Mercy

Fr. Schall on Mercy
"Mercy is a response to the repentant. It does not change the unrepentant. It often hardens them. Technically, mercy extends to sin of whatever kind or species. But mercy does not forgive. God in His mercy forgives. Mercy is contingent on the sinner’s acknowledgement that he is responsible for something objectively wrong in his acts or thoughts." (Fr. James V. Schall S. J.)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

General Petraeus for President

Our nation has never been so bereft of leadership: That virtue does not exist presently in the Congress or in the White House. We are losing our way because of this lack of leadership, and there is only one man who can stop our decline, but he says he's not interested in politics - all the better!

We need to rally behind this American hero, and appeal to his love for our country - another virtue in short supply in Congress and non-existent in the White House. Should the general change his mind and agree to run, it might be a good idea for him to run as an Independent so as not to be beholden to either of two parties that have failed us so miserably, while spending their time and energy fighting each other at our expense.

For now, just consider the proposition. A proven leader in the White House who is more interested in preserving the republic than in his own self-aggrandisement sounds like a great idea to me.