Wednesday, January 18, 2017

QUOTATION: Trials

St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier,
In sending us trials, God proportions them to our weakness.

--St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier, Conferences and Instructions

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

QUOTATION: Old Doesn't Mean Bad

St. Josemaria EscrivaIs the idea of Catholicism old and therefore unacceptable? —The sun is older and has not lost its light; water is more ancient, and it still quenches the thirst and refreshes us.
--St. Josemaria Escriva

Monday, January 16, 2017

QUOTATION: Truth

Alice von Hildebrand
Christianity has done something which is totally revolutionary. Christ did not say “I have the truth”, he said “I am the truth”, Moses did not say so, Buddha did not say so, Mohammed did not say so. Christ alone claims that He is The Truth, capital T. Now, the very moment that you are confronted with the Truth, and you suddenly discover all the lies that are in us, there are two possibilities. Either you kneel down and adore and recognise Christ to be God, or you run away and say “depart from us, we can do without you”.
--Alice von Hildebrand, “The Secular War on the Supernatural.”

Sunday, January 15, 2017

QUOTATION: Public Faith

Crystalina Evert
Jesus died for you in public, so don’t just live for Him in private.
--Crystalina Evert

Saturday, January 14, 2017

QUOTATION: The Argument from Consciousness


How does a materialist account for the stubborn fact of consciousness? If it’s nothing but physical brain activity, then what is my consciousness of my physical brain activity? Remember, the knowledge of a thing one of the parts of the thing known. This can be proved by formal logic alone. For the alternative would make accurate knowledge (knowledge that matches the thing known) impossible. For in the very act of knowing all the facts about a thing you create a new fact about that thing: that it was known. And that fact can be only known still by another act of knowing, et cetera ad infinitum.
--Peter Kreeft, Letters to an Atheist, 2014