"Laws cannot create a peaceful person out of someone who has not experienced, especially in his or her family, the love that teaches internal discipline. Without peace of soul, there can be no real peace on the streets, in our homes or among nations." --Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago
So starts another wise column from blogger Pat Hickey in "With both hands."
When I talk about the "culture of violence" that has gripped our nation and is a contributing factor (notice: I did not say the only factor) in the shootings that has afflicted our city and nation, Hickey and Cardinal George say it so much better than I. George and Hickey (whose heart and beliefs play out in building men at Leo High School) have some advice for those who look to a single, simple answer to bring peace back into the lives of so many.