Friday, September 21

As questions of blame for the terrorist attacks continue to circulate and be debated, with a fascinating range of purported "thinkers" from Jerry Falwell to Susan Sontag to Michael Moore to a whole lot of people in and around San Francisco finding many creative ways to blame, as it were, the victims, for this attack, my thoughts turn to St. Augustine. Come back later for a little exposition on what Augustine says in The City of God about the issue.
Today is the feast of St. Matthew. It's in Matthew's gospel that we read of Herod's Slaughter of the Innocents. We pray today, as we've prayed every hour of every day since September 11, for our innocents, slaughtered by unspeakable evil.

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