What does the Catholic faith say about shootings? Subtitle: is Elliot Rodger in Hell?

Benjamin Church meets World

The news last week was about a shooting spree in California. The news was disturbing, not so much because of the number of victims, but because of crazy randomness of the whole event. The protagonist was a 22 year old name Elliot Rodger. As best as journalists can determine, the event began when he stabbed three roommates – all three …

FrBenjamin – Jesus jumped in to push us out (Good Friday)

Benjamin Homilies

In September there was a story about a man who died after jumping into his septic tank. His son, Joseph, had fallen into the tank and the man jumped in to save his son. Falling into a septic tank is a perfect image for what our sins do to us. On Good Friday, we remember that Jesus jumped into the darkness of sin in order to push us out.