The prayer response to my “bump” was outstanding and it produced solid results. Thank you to all who did the prayers, and for your responses.
It is my belief that as a direct result of those prayers I have finally found the below documents and read in their entirety are a good priming the pump.
I’m not certain what the CCC is.
The lamb often has to butt the ewe a little to get her attention before he can get anything to drink. I don’t apologize for it. It was honest and frankly the only thing that worked.:shrug:
Modern Catholic Dictionary by Father John A Hardon S.J.
The right to use force against an unjust aggressor. The moral premises on which justifiable self-defense is based are the fact that the possession of life includes the right to use the means necessary to protect one’s life, provided such means do not violate the rights of others.
In the case of unjust aggression, the use of force and even a deathblow may be the only means of saving one’s own life. The rights of others are not thereby violated, for the assailant’s right to live is suspended during the unjust attack.
Moreover, the attacker can easily protect his or her life by merely ceasing from the attack.
Summa Theologica. The theological masterpiece of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Article 1. Whether it is unlawful to kill any living thing?