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Thursday, September 3, 2015


In the beginning of his encyclical, Laudato Si, Pope Francis looks at what is happening to our common home. He talks about the intensified pace of life and work "which might be called 'rapidification'." It is a good word to describe what is happening. Human activity has developed with a speed that contrasts with the slower pace of biological evolution. And the Pope points out that the goals of this rapid change are not necessarily geared to the common good.

Today we are hearing from many potential presidential candidates. How are they seeking the common good.

In Miami, there are so many killed by guns; we have drive-by shootings with no regard for human life. Someone told me this morning that over 30,000 die from guns each year and yet the NRA fights against sensible restrictions on guns. There are more suicides today because of access to guns. Crime has increased. Many children are killed because there are guns in their homes. I guess I keep getting incensed with the senseless killings we read about almost daily.

Making it easy to buy a gun is not thinking of the common good!

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