This is an excerpt from The Rock and The Sword blog regarding the latest protest against SOA. I understand why the protest, but is a coordinated Jesuit effort using students at protest march / vigil at S.O.A. a good idea? I would even say that S.O.A. has done a great deal of good for the world. I quick glance at the S.O.A. Watch website certainly does not leave you with warm fuzzies.
Nine Jesuits and I just got back from a six-day, 40 hour trip to attend the 19 th annual SOA vigil and ninth annual Ignatian Family Teach-In.
We were just 10 of thousands of students from Jesuit schools.Along the way we stopped at three different high schools and met with thousands of students to talk about vocations, discernment, and life as Jesuit novices. It was kinda like being on a concert tour going from town to town but without the crazed fans and luxury tour bus. Since I focused a lot on vocation, discernment, and life as a Jesuit (in general and personally) during the trip, the next few blogs will be about some of my experiences.
Link (here) to the full post.
Further links on the subject.
The School of the Americas
Jesuit Martyr's of El Salvador
Ignatian Solidarity Network
Questions to consider?
- Should there not be the same effort put into the Pro-Life movement that has claimed 40 million people in this country?
- And yet the repulsive and immoral play The Vagina Monologues will be produced on many Jesuit campuses on the feast of St. Valentine and across this country and a "howl" will be let out at the so-called persecution by the Cardinal Newman Society.
- Is this what Liberation Theology is all about?
The design is based on the design of the USARCARIS shoulder sleeve insignia. The galleon is symbolic of the Caribbean area and bears a replica of the red cross insignia used by Columbus during his explorations in the Caribbean area. The motto is a Spanish translation of the well known quotation from Alexander Dumas' "Three Musketeers" which is well known ("All for one and one for all") and frequently used by democratic leaders in Latin America.