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“Tactical Rabbi”. Why not “Tactical Priests”? “Tactical Bishops”?

Let us begin our reflection on this post with a favorite passage of Scripture from Nehemiah 4:16-18 about the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem, a pivotal moment in salvation history: And it came to pass from that day forward, … Continue reading

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YOU are other people.  It’s always someone else… until it’s YOU.

Last night I watched the news for the first time in a few days. One guy in North Carolina, who lost everything because of Florence, said that he’d seen things like this on TV but he never thought it would … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants in the wake of the Florida school mass murder

When man-made or natural disasters occur which result in the loss of life, I have often posted here about the importance of being in the state of grace. In the first LENCAzTs I have done, I’ve used texts from St. … Continue reading

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Police Dept. offers “active shooter” training for clergy

A dear friend sent this nifty story from Philly.com! GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — The Gloucester Township Police Department is hosting a free active shooter training event for local clergy next month. In a bulletin, police say they want to help … Continue reading

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The Sunday massacre at the Texas church

The Sunday massacre at the Texas church should give pause to pastors of souls. I don’t know if that Texas church had signs at the doors indicating a “No firearms” policy, however, I know that a lot of churches do … Continue reading

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Terror Attack in NYC and YOU. Si vis pacem, para bellum.

The people of New York City has experienced another terror attack.  The perp ran people down with a rented truck.  When he got out of the truck, he shouted “Allahu akbar”.  He was eventually shot and taken alive.  In his … Continue reading

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Death in the Streets of Nice, and You.

Yet again we have cause to mourn the murdered.  Yet again, in France. We have serious decisions to make about our future.  This is a war. I strongly urge you to consider that this, friends, is coming our way, courtesy … Continue reading

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After Paris… How do you feel these days? Safe? Less safe?

I don’t know about you, but over the last year or so I have become increasingly disciplined regarding my situation awareness.  When I get out of my car, I look around to see where everyone is.  When I walk out … Continue reading

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The knockout game, situational awareness, and you

This story is going around.  That “knockout game” thing is still going on. I was going to put the video on, but, no… that’s what these barbarians want, isn’t it? In New York City, a creepy selfish loser sucker-punches a … Continue reading

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