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.)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Thank you, Mr. Carter, for fueling non-existent flames.


That man is a former president of the greatest country on the face of the earth - even if he does not agree with that description of the United States of America. He seems, for a long time now, to be obsessed with disparaging the moral fabric of our country while simultaneously building the reputation of rogue regimes from Syria to North Korea. There are a number of things that could be said to describe ones feelings about him, but let's leave the name calling to people of his ilk. Suffice to say that until 2012, he will maintain his title as the worst American president in our history, and, should the current occupant of the White House grow in office and shun the radical Left wing that put him there, Mr. Carter's position as #1 will be preserved.