Thursday, December 5, 2013

QUOTATION: Modern Religion

Blessed John Henry NewmanOn the other hand, the form of doctrine, which I have called the religion of the day, is especially adapted to please men of sceptical minds, the opposite extreme to those just mentioned, who have never been careful to obey their conscience, who cultivate the intellect without disciplining the heart, and who allow themselves to speculate freely about what religion ought to be, without going to Scripture to discover what it really is.

--Blessed John Henry Newman, "The Religion of the Day", Parochial and Plain Sermons