The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

Day 293: Legitimate Defense

October 20th, 2023  •  17 mins 9 secs  •  Download (16.1 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Is there ever a time where legitimate defense is justifiable? The Catechism answers this question and how it relates to honoring the dignity of the human person as we dive deeper into the fifth commandment. We learn about defense of ourselves and others, principles of crime and punishment, and capital punishment. Fr. Mike also explains the Church’s current teaching on the death penalty and why it has changed over time. Today’s readings are Catechism paragraphs 2263-2267.