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Dr. Peter Kwasniewski is a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College and The Catholic University of America who taught at the International Theological Institute in Austria, the Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Austria Program, and Wyoming Catholic College, which he helped establish in 2006. …

The following talk was given at a Call to Holiness event at Assumption Grotto in Detroit on Sunday, March 6, 2022. Please note that the sound quality in the video improves at the 2’15” mark, at which time the lapel mic begins working.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, at an event called the Republican National Convention, a religious sister named Deirdre Byrne gave a rousing pro-life speech that concluded with a promise of prayers for then-President Trump: “You’ll find us here with our weapon of choice, the Rosary.” The liberal Franciscan theologian Fr. Daniel P. Horán reacted with what a celebrity blogger would call a spittle-flecked nutty: “Weapons are, by definition, instruments of violence. Prayer is NOT a weapon, sacramentals for prayer like rosaries are not weapons. Christ preached and lived a message of nonviolence, and prayer is always about love—God’s love! Weaponizing faith is disgusting and idolatrous.” …

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