Patron Saint of Handgunners
Just got a letter from John Snyder, of Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, mentioning a website he's created for the St. Gabriel Possenti Society.
In case you're wondering -- Possenti is a saint who, in 1860, held off a band of marauders by snatching a couple of pistols from them (they probably let their guard down, not expecting a monk to be a pistolero) and making it clear he knew how to use them. John has been on a campaign to get him recognized as the patron saint of shooters.
John enclosed copies of email between him and the publisher of the Catholic Standard magazine. Apparently he's been advertising in it for some months, and they now refuse to continue that unless he retracts a statement to the effect that the Vatican's involvement in small arms control was a "misguided secular political initiative."