Friday, August 21, 2009

The Natural Law (Or, How To Aggravate A Politician Without Really Trying)

The natural law shall be our guide throughout. No clear analysis of current legal and legislative issues can be properly done without a clear understanding of the law given to us by God - the divine or "natural" law. As the great moral theology professor, Msgr. William Smith, used to say, the natural law is the manufacturer's directions built into every one of us.

Now, how does the natural law annoy politicians? You may have noticed that humility does not seem to be the chief character trait of our current crop of legislators. They are quite proud of their supposed ability to craft laws that direct and regulate every aspect of our lives. In fact, they can go on for thousands of pages on end with their "craftsmanship." But, what can raise their blood pressure? What can raise the hackles of the local and federal politician? Why, the brazen assertion of the Church that there exists a higher law than their humanly crafted law, and that this natural law puts limits on their legislative abilities.

Unfortunately, our culture has been losing its grasp of the natural law. Hopefully, the Jedi Academy can provide some assistance in bringing our troops up to speed on this vital component of our Catholic faith.

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Men of The Catholic Jedi Academy are also Men Of Saint Joseph!

Men of The Catholic Jedi Academy are also Men Of Saint Joseph!
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