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Unsatisfied with the jury's failure to find George Zimmerman guilty of murder for defending himself against an attacking Trayvon Martin, Attorney General Eric Holder has promised to pursue civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, if possible.This is Eric Holder, the one who failed to prosecute the heinous actors in the Fast and Furious debacle, the  'Mexican gun running' Eric Holder. He has now called for "our ... Continue Reading

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  1. Vietnamese Catholic
    1 year ago

    The reason why George Zimmerman was found "not guilty" is because the evidence corroborated with his account and testimony.

    Any truth seeking people of good will who have followed the trial and examined the evidence closely would have come to the same verdict.

    This was a case where the majority of the liberal, irresponsible, and biased mainstream media tried to influence public perception and opinion by distorting the facts to push their agenda. Where was this same media during the trial of Kermit Gosnell where this abortionist and killer was convicted of murdering and committing unspeakable acts of evil against innocent children?

    What I find alarming and hypocritical is that the people who support the champion of the culture of death, Barrack Obama, are the same ones who are now defending Trayvon Martin.

    In the end, the only thing that matters is whether or not Trayvon Martin was in the state of grace at the moment of his death. As Catholic Christians, we should pray for the repose of his soul. May God, in His infinite mercy, grant him the grace of perfect contrition at the moment of his death.

  2. Nicole O
    1 year ago

    Let thepeace of God dwell in you richly, the peace which is beyond all understanding. Let's be ambassadors for the Prince of Peace. Right now, ther are many prominent forces trying to sway the argument around this case to discussions on racial violence or gun control. Whther we discuss racism or reverse racism, or black on black violence, we are simply falling into the traplaid for us here:a trap laid by the Spirit of Divisiveness. After the fall of amn, God came to the garden and started asking questions. We often mistakenly believe that he started off issuing curses, but that was not his way. He wanted to be reasonable, to reconcile differences. But all Adam and Eve could do is piint fingers at each other and the serpent. All they could do isblame ssomeone else, and for that reason God became angry and handed out curses. We were harsh, we were hateful, we were unrepentant. Neither you nor I were there the day of this tragic occurence, but we should still admit that a man who was told not to interfere directly took another man's life, and that is needless violence. To add to the discussion in this way is to further divide the nation, to further aggravate the situation, and to prolong anger, which is to only last for a day (see Proverbs). I beg of you, to be agents of peace. Let's promote the stories where blacks do heroic things. The man who rescued the girls in Ohio, and then gave them the reward money. He is just a dishwasher at a local fast food store, but a great man. And, just recently, a teenage b lack boy in Philadelphia stopped a kidnapping in progress, tailing a car on his bike! Let's talk a out these stories just as much as the secular media talks about violence. Let's talk about forgiveness, like Fr. Jonathan Morris did on Fox News, let's share that on fb. And let's pray for the Martin and Zimmerman families and supporters. Let's pray for peace and healing on both sides. What about starting a spiritual boquet on their behalf? Wouldn't that be a great expression of our Christian upbringing! I know we're all weary with the Crucifixion y the press in implicating all of us in George Zimmerman s wreckless behavior and turning a du ious character into a definitive hero, but ask yourselves if you are helping, or even acting as a Christian should:out of charity and forgiveness. Christ forgave his persecutors, and moved on to bigger and better things. Aren't we glad? And shouldn't we follow Him in this example?

  3. Wakka
    1 year ago

    Killing is a learned behavior, said the Christian.

    Really? Where did the Cain learn it?!?

  4. stacey burdine
    1 year ago

    "And they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our love, And they'll know we are Christians by our love!' Emma (you don't have to make stuff up to denigrate Trayvon Martin, read previous comments. Oh, my bad, yes you do!), Mr. Eckhoff, Sempersmom, Im sure you and Ted Nugent, Catholic extrordinaire are not racist, you just don't like minorities.

  5. Trinbagonian
    1 year ago

    To all:
    Do not allow yourself to be silenced. Do not be afraid to be yourself and to talk out. It's vital that we talk out and that we allow others to talk out love and reveal our hearts.

    Beware too. There are infiltrators. Do not take everything for face value. There are ravenous wolves in sheep clothing...Judases. Do not be surprised by attacks within. We have the Apostolic Way, the Truth, the Light/Life ... Praise God!
    When faced with evil, we say: "Get behind me Satan!...the way you think is not God's Way but man's."
    We are to love. Remember we are all at different spiritual levels. The goal is to reach closer to Jesus, to conceive and transmit Him (think of Mary). Let us help each that we are able to transmit Jesus and obtain a truly Catholic understanding to make sense of everyday situations. The Church is to go everywhere.

    We need Prayer meetings, Catholic ministries like Catholic Online for us to better comprehend Doctrine ourselves and help others too ... evangelize and strengthen and prepare for battle. We are to be modern day Disciples, modern missionaries. If we can't face evil on the media and our own evils, what would we do when the worst happens? Let us proclaim the Good News in all our spaces. Have faith in the good news...all life is worthy of living.

  6. Thomas
    1 year ago

    Why do we not speak to the causes of poverty, drugs, fatherless children. A culture that doesnot worship their God, or respect there fellow human. A society that kills it's babies, a society where a gun is needed to protect your home and family.This is where the conversation needs to be, a culture where rich business men bring other poor people into the country to drive down the cost of labor giving away the poor and middleclass jobs to other poor people for lower labor cost and greater profits. The elite and rich that run this country live in luxury and grandure while the poor fight for the same scraps. Our own Bishops side with making this hardship worse by backing Illegal immigration, creating more poor,and strife, are they too profiteers of the poor. Jesus said the poor would always be with us, he didn't say we should increase there numbers. God help us. Thank you for reading, I've wanted to get this off my chest for a long time.

  7. KarlVDH
    1 year ago

    It doesn't MATTER what Martin was doing.
    The simple, bald truth of it is that if George Zimmerman had DONE WHAT THE POLICE TOLD HIM TO DO, there wouldn't have been any altercation, and Trayvon Martin would be alive.
    No matter what sort of logical or political gymnastics you do to come up with a way to support him, there is no version of this story that is anyone's fault but George Zimmerman's. There's no avoiding it, it's Truth. George Zimmerman, and no one else, made this happen.

  8. G.G.
    1 year ago


  9. stacey burdine
    1 year ago

    Why are you all so sure that Zimmerman is telling the truth? Why are you giving Ted Nugent a platform for hate speech? Why are you only pro-life when unborn are concerned? Why isn't a black teenagers life worth anything? Why ask why? This site makes it painfully apparent that members of the one true church are as ignorant and hateful as anyone else. I am ashamed of the lack of compassion and caring about loss of life from those who claim to be pro-life. I guess many are pro-life only in very special circumstances. Oh and I unchecked the 'send me important information from Catholic Online and its partners because I have seen enough hate speech on this site to last me.

  10. asdf
    1 year ago

    you are allowed to kill in selfdefense but Zimmerman should have not been watching tm.

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