--Robert Barron, Vibrant Paradoxes: The Both/And of Catholicism
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
Human rights are not granted by political systems. They are “pre-political.” They exist before government and, in fact, must be honored, served, and secured by government, not because the leaders of government say so, but because to fail to do so undermines the very purpose of government.
--Fr. Frank Pavone, Abolishing Abortion
Sunday, August 20, 2017
A spiritual soul cannot be corrupted, since it possesses no matter; it cannot be disintegrated, since it has no substantial parts; it cannot lose its individual unity, since it is self-subsisting, nor its internal energy, since it contains within itself all the sources of its energies. The human soul cannot die. Once it exists, it cannot disappear; it will necessarily exist forever, endure without end. Thus philosophic reason is able to prove the immortality of the human soul in a demonstrative manner.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
This relationship with the Lord is not intended as a duty or an imposition. It is a bond that comes from within. It is a relationship lived with the heart: it is our friendship with God, granted to us by Jesus, a friendship that changes our life and fills us with passion, with joy. Thus, the gift of piety stirs in us above all gratitude and praise. This is, in fact, the reason and the most authentic meaning of our worship and our adoration. When the Holy Spirit allows us to perceive the presence of the Lord and all his love for us, it warms the heart and moves us quite naturally to prayer and celebration.
--Pope Francis, General Audience, June 4, 2014
Friday, August 18, 2017
--Pope Benedict XVI, Opening Mass, Synod of Bishops, October 2, 2005