Friday, December 01, 2006

Reason, Faith and the Battle for the Human Soul

Here is a cogent and well argued analysis of Benedict XVI's recent actions with regard to Europe and Islam:

"Western Civ 101: Pope Benedict's Seminar on Fundamentals" by Daniel Henninger

Since the Concordat with Mussolini our Holy Father in Rome has had no land to defend or legions to command. But the battle for human souls and human dignity continues. We fight for God, leaving behind triumphalism, but with strong weapons of reason and faith, a la Ephesians 6:12-13:

Our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities,
the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the
spirits in the heavens. Thererfore, put on the armor of God, that
you may
be able to resist on the evil day, and, having done everything, to

Thank you, God, for bringing us a Pastor who adheres so closely and speaks so clearly to your Word of Human Justice and Divine Mercy.

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