Tag Archives: George Bernanos

Destiny…Man’s and God’s Kingdom

Where others saw only superficial politics, Bernanos saw man’s eternal destiny and, indeed, the destiny of God’s Kingdom at stake. Just as an individual sins, plunges into the abyss, undergoes conversion, and confesses his wrongdoing, so too a country in … Continue reading

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Our hidden faults…

The great misfortune is that the justice of men always comes too late. It represses or stigmatizes certain acts, without ever tracing these either higher or farther back than the person who has committed them. But our hidden faults poison … Continue reading

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“Joy is in the gift of the Church”

The shabbiest tuppeny doll will rejoice a baby’s heart for half the year, but your mature gentleman’ll go yawning his head off at a five-hundred franc gadget. And why? Because he has lost the soul of childhood. Well, God has … Continue reading

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Poverty

The great Catholic theologian, Hans Urs von Balthasar, quoting in passing the great Catholic novelist and essayist, George Bernanos: “The worst thing is that the rich have dishonored the poor in a new way: they have absorbed the poor into … Continue reading

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