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Killing by bayonet
Question from Carloyn Fox on 2/1/2014:

I wonder if it is possible to kill those around me at any time, to use my time against abduction, as a Christian, and from Catholic Scripture, becuase thier use of time to rape and rob me?

Answer by Richard Geraghty on 3/16/2014:

Dear Carolyn,

If attacked by a killer or a rapist, you have the right to self defense. Any weapon you can get your hands on is legitimate. You intent is not to kiil but rather to defend yourself. But it may happen that the only way to do this is to kill the aggressor. This is the standard teaching in the courts and in the Church.

Dr. Geraghty



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