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Friday, December 29, 2006

Cardinal Martino Prefers Tuesday's Philosophy to Monday's

"The death penalty is not a natural death. And no one can give death, not even the State," [Martino] said.

Your Eminence, go back and read the Gospel--especially John 19:10-11 where Our Lord acknowledges the authority of the state to meet out death:

19:10. Pilate therefore saith to him: Speakest thou not to me? Knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and I have power to release thee?

19:11. Jesus answered: Thou shouldst not have any power against me, unless it were given thee from above. Therefore, he that hath delivered me to thee hath the greater sin.


Then, when you are done with that, go read the Catechism of the Catholic Church #2266-2267 where, once again, Holy Mother Church acknowledges the power of legitimate authority in this regard. Then, go read the Summa Theologiae, II, II, 64, art.2; and II, II, 66, art 6. Next read a little more of St. Thomas, namely, Summa Contra Gentiles, book III, ch. 147. Dust off your Latin dictionary, it will help with reading the texts and with your own precision--something you desperately need.

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