For here 24 Carrot Blog: My Letter to the PopeI am not a xtain and it is still a good read. Cross posted with permission. “The following is a copy of the message I sent by e-mail to the Pope at his public e-mail address.
I am a citizen of the state of Arizona and a believing christian. I take great exception to the recent pronouncements of a Cardinal of the Catholic Church, posted at his bloghttp://cardinalrogermahonyblogsla.blogspot.com/ . His comments are not only ridiculous and hateful, but are in my view are thoroughly and utterly insulting to all Christians and his statements also bring shame on Christians on account of having been publicly posted by a high-official of the Church.
I ask that you clarify the Church’s position on these pronouncements. To that end I pose these questions:
1. Does the church affirm the Cardinal Mahony’s apparent contention that a free people have no moral right to democratically enact and subsequently enforce laws intended to defend themselves against acts of violence committed against them by outlaws who are also foreign nationals? Where in the scriptures will I find validation for this contention?
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