Catholic priest encourages his flock to gun up!

Catholic Priest Rev. Edward Fride had some very surprising advice for his Ann Arbor, Michigan congregation. In a letter to his Christ is King parishoners, Rev. Fride suggested they may want to consider getting a concealed weapons permit. In fact, as Bearing Arms reports, he’s so intent on protecting his parishoners, he announced the Parrish will be holding the required Concealed Permit License course!

“It is very common for Christians to simply assume that they live in Mayberry, trusting that because they know the Lord Jesus, everything will always be fine and nothing bad can happen to them and their families,” Fride wrote.

“How to balance faith, reality, prudence, and trust is one of those critical questions that we struggle with all our lives. Pretending we are in Mayberry, while we are clearly not, can have very negative consequences for ourselves and those we love, especially those we have a responsibility to protect. If we are not in Mayberry, is there a real threat?”

One woman who is part of Fride’s flock apparently told him that she was afraid of guns. His response was, “How do you feel about rape?”

While surprising coming from a man of the cloth, Fride’s suggestions are actually in line with Catholic doctrine issued directly from the Vatican which says that you have a right and a duty to armed self-defense.

2263 The legitimate defense of persons and societies is not an exception to the prohibition against the murder of the innocent that constitutes intentional killing. “The act of self-defense can have a double effect: the preservation of one’s own life; and the killing of the aggressor. . . . The one is intended, the other is not.

2264 Love toward oneself remains a fundamental principle of morality. Therefore it is legitimate to insist on respect for one’s own right to life. Someone who defends his life is not guilty of murder even if he is forced to deal his aggressor a lethal blow.

2265 Legitimate defense can be not only a right but a grave duty for one who is responsible for the lives of others. The defense of the common good requires that an unjust aggressor be rendered unable to cause harm. For this reason, those who legitimately hold authority also have the right to use arms to repel aggressors against the civil community entrusted to their responsibility.

It never ceases to amaze me to hear people misquote the Bible, attempting to claim that the Fifth Commandment should be construed to mean it is never acceptable to take the life of another person for any reason, ever.

Christians have long taught that human life is sacred, and that we should fight to defend the lives God has given us from those who would unjustly take that life from us. If the person attempting to take the gift of life from us can only be stopped by lethal force, that use of lethal force to preserve life is not a sin.

(Editor’s note: And by the way, Jews don’t have a problem with the whole “self defense” concept either – just ask Benjamin Netanyahu)

Thou shalt gun up!

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John McMickle
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Good advice from the Priest. I hope people take that advice and prepare to defend themselves. As the Muslim population grows the need will arise.

Joan Wiuff
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Truth not easy on the ears for most

Uncle Ruckus
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More LOONS..

Rocky
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Matt Wills: What’s the matter can’t you reed?

merrychicago
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Got mine already! We joke and say it’s for when the zombie apocalypse comes…..but at this point there is no telling what we will need to do to defend ourselves and our families and from whom we will have to defend them.

Paul Sheridan
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Ann Arbor must be a tougher neighborhood than I remember it being. The average 4 bedroom house costs half a million dollars and the last murder was in 2012. If that’s not Mayberry then I’d like to move to wherever Fr. Fride grew up.
UPDATE: He’s been smacked down by his Bishop, no more gun classes at the church.

Rena
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I know this has absolutely nothing to do with the article, and this is just my opinion, but as of late, Col West hardly writes on here anymore. I realize he is probably busy and can’t spend as much time on here as he used to and has delegated his staff to write on here, but I didn’t come here to hear from them. I like Wests opinions about many things and that is why I came, not to read what Hickford writes, or Edwardson, because many times they get the facts wrong and don’t bother to correct them. But… Read more »
sumsrent
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How ’bout telling the reverend to confess to his so called parish cult that the catholic fake church teaches they worship the same fake god of satanic Islam… FOLKS… the catholic fake church was built upon lies several hundred years after the deaths of Paul, Peter, Polycarp & Linus. <<< Which the satanic catholic church uses to trace their claim back to Christ Jesus. The satanic catholic church doctored up ancient documents and replaced wording… to make them appear legit to the unknowing. The satanic catholic church WAS built upon lies & thievery! And… for decades it has been teaching… Read more »
Donna West Berryman
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poops? and you can’t even spell that right,if you do will you burn? you sound very anti christian,in your rants so plz see your way out the door

sumsrent
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Antichristian? Nope…
I hate satanic Islam… I hate the satanic catholic fake church which teaches how they worship the same fake god of satanic Islam.
PS… you sound like a catholic fake church cult member…
PS #2… I bet you ain’t got the brain capacity to see how mixed up you are about what Holy Scripture has warned us regarding the end times…aye?
Q… Is your Islam loving Poop Francis a Christ on earth?
Q #2… Do you realize that the Islamic/catholic connection exists?
Q #3… Can you even define what a Christian is?

Dan Matchik
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i’m not catholic but, it’s good to see a person of the cloth use the good sense that was given him

sumsrent
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Who needs a friggin’ gun!? I serve the One True God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob… the Father of our Lord & Savior Christ Jesus! There is a hedge of protection on my house that comes from only Him and His Son, Christ Jesus! I rebuke any so called reverend catholic fake church cult member who teaches such fears! Where are the True Church leaders of Faith in this world today? I’ll tell ya… just what the Holy Scripture has forewarned us about… that in the later days many will deny the POWER of GOD!!! Not a wonder why a… Read more »
sumsrent
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The satanic catholic fake church teaches…

“Muslims… together with us they adore the one, merciful God…”
I don’t know ’bout all the rest of you Christians in this world…
But I know I DO NOT and WILL NOT EVER “adore” the fake god of satanic Islam!
FOLKS>>> The Islamic/catholic connection exists!
Need proof… research St. Francis… the so called saint who, several hundred years ago, tried to unite Christianity with Islam…
The same name Poop Francis took… the only Poop to ever take on the name Francis…

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Juan José Rivera Díaz
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Juan José Rivera Díaz

Saint Francis went to convert the Caliph. not to “unite” anything you moron.
Saint Francis was a great man, with real courage. That’s why Franciscans are the ones guarding the Holy Sepulcher.
You need a brain surgeon to remove the crap you have in your head and replace it with a brain.

sumsrent
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What’s your little satanic Islamic Crescent moniker supposed to mean?

Juan José Rivera Díaz
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Juan José Rivera Díaz

See, I’m right, you are an ignorant and a liar.

My avatar is the Letter “nun”, for “Nazarene”, Christian.

You should have known this. But, I guess, your “pastor” is your only source of information.

ThePhoenixRises
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Sumsrent is a lunatic hater. Independent “baptist” KJV-only troll. S/he posts his/her BS on any thread with a Catholic theme. IF flagging works on your site, I suggest you use it.

Otherwise s/he will bug you forever.

sumsrent
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Exposing the satanic catholic fake church which teaches worshipping the fake god of satanic Islam doesn’t make me a lunatic… It makes you one. For not seeing the truth…
My advice to you… denounce the satanic catholic fake church!

ThePhoenixRises
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My advice to you is to repent. Otherwise you will find yourself in that group on the left depicted in Matthew 25:31-45 (The Final Judgement)

sumsrent
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Silly you… haven’t you read you satanic catechism?

The satanic catechism #841…

“The Church’s relationship with the Muslims. ‘The plan of salvation includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day.”
Your type of final judgment won’t happen… allah is not a god. No more than the steam rising off a pile of dung in a cow pasture.
Get this… your fake god allah can’t do anything… let alone judge… it’s a fake god.

ThePhoenixRises
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Yes, you are only posting part of it. I know this because I have refuted you ON THIS VERY TOPIC on multiple threads across several different sites.

MY “final judgment” won’t happen???
Excuse me?
You are saying that Christ HIMSELF (he’s the one speaking here) is a LIAR? QUOTED DIRECTLY FROM THE KJV????

You’d better hope and pray there IS a Purgatory, because –otherwise– eternity is a LOOOOONGGGGG time to spend in the lake of fire.

sumsrent
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You ain’t got the brain capacity to comprehend anything… not a wonder why you lean on the satanic catholic fake church to tell you what you need to know!

Get this… your fake god allah is NOT a god! And it will NOT be at any judgment.

Therefore; you’re type of final judgment won’t happen.

PS… If I’m only posting “part of” the satanic catechism #841… then correct it.

I’d like to see your version… [liar].

ThePhoenixRises
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“If you cannot refute your opponent, insult him.” — The Troll Handbook

sumsrent
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If I’m only posting “part of” the satanic catechism #841… then correct it.
Refute it…

I’d like to see your version… [liar].

ThePhoenixRises
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Yawn, Already have, several times.

sumsrent
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Liar…

You claim… “you are only posting part of it.”
I say… if that is so… then correct it…
Still waiting you catholic allah worshipper…

ThePhoenixRises
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Yawn. Already have, going back as far as three months ago. On several different threads on two different websites.

sumsrent
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Liar…

You claim… “you are only posting part of it.”
I say… if that is so… then correct it…

ThePhoenixRises
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Update: 1.) You identify with Edwin Radler, who says he IS. 2.) You ARE virulently anti-Catholic. 3.) You pollute any thread that is attached to anything remotely Catholic with your rants. 4.) ANYONE who disagrees with you you call “stupid” , “deluded”, “Satan worshiper”, etc etc. 5.) Your accusations are NEVER sourced (although it’s obvious they come from ANTI-Catholic websites. 6.) You are a KJV-only cultist, and most of them are : a.) American b.) “Independent Baptists” 7.) All your posts are nothing more than long personal attack(s) on Catholics or those sympathetic to them. 8.) You ignore correction of… Read more »
sumsrent
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Disrespecting spammer…
PS… your demented deflective actions expose your simpleton ways…
Not a wonder why you allah worshipping catholics need Poops to tell you what to believe…

ThePhoenixRises
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8.) You ignore correction of your “facts” despite authoritative source citations including Scripture using the KJV itself, just like your “god” Edwin Radler.
9.) You demand a verse be taken literally — until the literal interpretation refutes you, then you flip flop and state it is a metaphor, or symbollic, etc, etc.

sumsrent
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Your demented deflective actions expose your simpleton ways…

Not a wonder why you allah worshipping catholics need Poops to tell you what to believe…
Still waiting, liar… show your evidence that part is missing. Otherwise sit back and suck up to once more being defeated… <<< Ha! Ha! Ha!

ThePhoenixRises
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11.) Projects own failings onto opponent and crows about it.

sumsrent
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Still waiting, liar… show your evidence that part is missing.

ThePhoenixRises
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12.)Thinks he is ruler over other people

sumsrent
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Sure bud… everyone is supposed to know all about your satanic catholic symbols…
Call it what you want… it’s a Islamic Crescent with it’s star.
Don’t tell me… it’s the Letter “nun” in Arabic?

sumsrent
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The Franciscans are guards because Francis was a great man with courage??? <<< Blah, Blah…. blah… You'd best go back… learn a few things and do away with the brainwashing you've been taught by your satanic fake church… I'll give ya the idea that Francis went to convert. <<< Which is even debatable since the crusades were in a period of defeat… but what happened afterwards was all about uniting satanic Islam with your satanic church. St Francis of Assisi and Islam: A Theological Perspective on a Christian Muslim Encounter Paul Rout Published online: 15 Dec 2011. Reports: page 210… Read more »
Juan José Rivera Díaz
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Juan José Rivera Díaz
You are the one lost in stupidity. Your hate and bitterness has melted your tiny brain. And, you are an hypocrite. Jesus said: Love your enemies. Saint Francis loved muslims. He didn’t agree with islam. He wanted to convert the muslims, you idiot. He didn’t convert to islam. As I said, your hate has clouded your intelligence. I need you to remember, it was the Catholic Church the one who fought off the muslim invasion. The True Lions of the Faith are catholic Saints, not protestant heretics, because, as you must know, protestant heretics back in the XVI century went… Read more »
sumsrent
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Yeah… learn this… I hate satanic Islam… I hate the satanic catholic fake church! Tell me… Does the One True God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob hate false gods? What about fake churches like the catholic fake church which teaches people to worship the fake god allah of satanic Islam!? Get this… your demented thinking process causes you to fail in comprehending what hate is. Do you believe Christ Jesus was being hateful when He was overturning the Money Changers Tables? Calling them Thieves? What about when He called the Sadducee’s Hypocrites? What about when Paul called Elymas… “Child of… Read more »
Juan José Rivera Díaz
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Juan José Rivera Díaz

And now you are just behaving like a devout muslim. 😉

sumsrent
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You call me a hater for calling your satanic catholic church “fake”…
Now you’re calling me a muslim when your satanic fake church teaches that y’all worship the same fake god allah of satanic Islam…
You ain’t real bright, are ya?

PS… I still hate satanic Islam… I still hate the satanic catholic fake church!

ThePhoenixRises
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Sumsrent is a virulently anti-Catholic, independent “Baptist” unhinged lunatic. S/he is going from site to site posting stuff similar to that below. Ignore him/her. S/he is having a PMS on steroids moment

sumsrent
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So the multiple moniker TPR trolls me down to here too…

You’re wrong and paranoid…
1) Wrong… I’m not a Baptist
2) Paranoid… the word is spreading about your satanic catholic fake church which teaches how y’all worship the same fake god allah of satanic Islam… a fake god who has no sons.

You catholics are too stupid to realize that your fish head hat wearing, sun burst carrying, fake christ on earth bows to and serves satanic Islam.

hadenough57
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Sumsrent, if you believe that catholics are being mislead, than pray for them. God is the only judge sumsrent, and you are not God.

sumsrent
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Judging people??? Not God??? The Bible over and over COMMANDS us to “judge”. “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment” John 7:24 “But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.” 1 Corinthians 2:15 “I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say” (1 Corinthians 10:15). “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God” 1 Peter 4:17 The Lord Jesus Christ commanded “judging”: “Judge righteous judgment” (John 7:24) “Why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right? “(Luke 12:57). The Lord… Read more »
hadenough57
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Sumsrent, if it is scripture that you want to quote, here you go. And btw, even satan can appear as an angel of light.

Matthew 7:1-3American Standard Version (ASV)

7 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured unto you.

3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

ThePhoenixRises
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1.) You identify with Edwin Radler, who says he IS. 2.) You ARE virulently anti-Catholic. 3.) You pollute any thread that is attached to anything remotely Catholic with your rants. 4.) ANYONE who disagrees with you you call “stupid” , “deluded”, “Satan worshiper”, etc etc. 5.) Your accusations are NEVER sourced (although it’s obvious they come from ANTI-Catholic websites. 6.) You are a KJV-only cultist, and most of them are : a.) American b.) “Independent Baptists” 7.) All your posts are nothing more than long personal attack(s) on Catholics or those sympathetic to them. 8.) You ignore correction of your… Read more »
sumsrent
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1) I’m not Baptist
2) Yes… I hate the satanic catholic church
3) Wrong! I speak out against Islam and your satanic catholic fake church
4) I reflect back on how I’m treated
5) You contradict yourself… “NEVER” and then say “they come from”
6) Wrong!
7) Wrong!
8) Wrong!
9) Liar!
10) Your opinion!

PS… The satanic Islamic/catholic connection exists!

ThePhoenixRises
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1.) see my point #10. 2.) Thanks for admitting you are a hater troll. 3.) Thanks for proving you are a hater troll. 4.) Yet FIRST POST proves you a liar, because it was NOT a response to anybody. Oops. 5.)I wrote:” Your accusations are NEVER sourced (although it’s obvious they come from ANTI-Catholic websites.” I did NOT say YOU sourced them. Your reply is a lie. 6.) I’m wrong? Everything you use a scripture quote comes from the KJV translation. 7.) RIGHT! 8.) Again. ” You ignore correction of your “facts” despite authoritative source citations including Scripture using the… Read more »
sumsrent
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The satanic Islamic/catholic connection exists…
And if you had any inkling of a brain… you wouldn’t troll me down… causing me to continually expose your satanic catholic fake church.
Get this… Your Poop is NOT Christ on earth! Your Poops have never been Christ on earth!
Your Poops are nothing but poop bearers…

ThePhoenixRises
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In case you missed this — 1.) see my point #10. 2.) Thanks for admitting you are a hater troll. 3.) Thanks for proving you are a hater troll. 4.) Yet FIRST POST proves you a liar, because it was NOT a response to anybody. Oops. 5.)I wrote:” Your accusations are NEVER sourced (although it’s obvious they come from ANTI-Catholic websites.” I did NOT say YOU sourced them. Your reply is a lie. 6.) I’m wrong? Everything you use a scripture quote comes from the KJV translation. 7.) RIGHT! 8.) Again. ” You ignore correction of your “facts” despite authoritative… Read more »
sumsrent
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The satanic Islamic/catholic connection exists…

ThePhoenixRises
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In case you forgot: 1.) You identify with Edwin Radler, who says he IS. 2.) You ARE virulently anti-Catholic. 3.) You pollute any thread that is attached to anything remotely Catholic with your rants. 4.) ANYONE who disagrees with you you call “stupid” , “deluded”, “Satan worshiper”, etc etc. 5.) Your accusations are NEVER sourced (although it’s obvious they come from ANTI-Catholic websites. 6.) You are a KJV-only cultist, and most of them are : a.) American b.) “Independent Baptists” 7.) All your posts are nothing more than long personal attack(s) on Catholics or those sympathetic to them. 8.) You… Read more »
sumsrent
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Are you stealing time from your employer again, so you can comment?
Doesn’t surprise me… stealing & thievery… it’s the catholic fake church way.

ThePhoenixRises
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So? YOU’RE STEALING FROM YOUR EMPLOYER!

You keep beating a dead horse whenever your failure becomes apparent.

As I’ve said ONE THREE DIFFERENT THREADS:
Not everyone works 9-5
Not everyone works M-F

You lose. AGAIN.

sumsrent
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Stealing from my employer???
Nope… I’m not catholic.

ThePhoenixRises
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I am not obliged to answer you in any given amount of time.

So. EITHER YOU ARE UNEMPLOYED–and on the dole– OR A LIAR, Satan worshiper.

sumsrent
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Obliged??? Sure you are! YOU are my personal little troll… helping me expose the satanic catholic fake church…
Now stay put until I call for you…

ThePhoenixRises
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Sorry. No can do.