Thursday, September 21, 2017

QUOTATION: Correcting People in Error

St. Ignatius Loyola
We should not dispute stubbornly with anyone; rather we should patiently give our reasons with the purpose of declaring the truth lest our neighbor remain in error, and not that we should have the upper hand.


--St. Ignatius Loyola, To the Scholastics at Alcalá, 1543

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

QUOTATION: We're All Responsible for Abortion

Fr. Frank Pavone
Our land is polluted with the innocent blood of tens of millions of aborted children. The fact that we are ourselves have not done the killing does not absolve us responsibility.


--Fr. Frank Pavone, Abolishing Abortion

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

QUOTATION: The Cross

God placed on Jesus’ Cross all the weight of our sins, all the injustices perpetrated by every Cain against his brother, all the bitterness of the betrayal by Judas and by Peter, all the vanity of tyrants, all the arrogance of false friends. It was a heavy Cross, like night experienced by abandoned people, heavy like the death of loved ones, heavy because it carries all the ugliness of evil. However, the Cross is also glorious like the dawn after a long night, for it represents all the love of God, which is greater than our iniquities and our betrayals. In the Cross we see the monstrosity of man, when he allows evil to guide him; but we also see the immensity of the mercy of God, who does not treat us according to our sins but according to his mercy.


--Pope Francis, Good Friday Way of the Cross, April 18, 2014

Monday, September 18, 2017

QUOTATION: Happiness

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI
The ultimate goal for us all is that of becoming happy. Yet happiness exists only in company with each other, and we can keep company only in the infinity of Love. There is happiness only in removal of the barriers of the self in moving into divinity, in becoming divine.


--Pope Benedict XVI, “The Ministry and Life of Priests”, Pilgrim Fellowship of Faith

Sunday, September 17, 2017

QUOTATION: Faith and Human Equality

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
In vain will the world seek for equality until it has seen men through the eyes of faith.  Faith teaches that all men, however poor, or ignorant, or crippled, however maimed, ugly, or degraded they may be, all bear within themselves the image of God, and have been bought by the precious blood of Jesus Christ. As this truth is forgotten, men are valued only because of what they can do, not because of what they are.


--Archbishop Fulton Sheen, Preface to Religion