While Americans have known about individual Catholics such as Rev. Michael Pfleger’s extreme gun control fanaticism for some time, most have considered him an aberration from Conservative Catholic Doctrine.
Today comes news gun control may have deeper roots in the Vatican and Catholic Faith…….
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church’s position on gun control is not easy to find; there are dozens of speeches and talks and a few documents that call for much tighter regulation of the global arms trade, but what about private gun ownership?
The answer is resoundingly clear: Firearms in the hands of civilians should be strictly limited and eventually completely eliminated.
But you won’t find that statement in a headline or a document subheading. It’s almost hidden in a footnote in a document on crime by the U.S. bishops’ conference and it’s mentioned in passing in dozens of official Vatican texts on the global arms trade.
UPDATE: As usual, you have to get up awfully early in the morning to beat David Codrea to a hot story! His comments here: