Tag Archives: the Church

“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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The Church is the place

“The Church is the place where the process of conforming humanity to the person and event of Christ is begun, the place where men dedicate themselves, in a faith that listens and obeys, to this event that is a person, … Continue reading

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The nature of the Church…

“It is in the nature of the Church to provoke the anger and attack of the world.” Hilaire Belloc, who made this remark, pointed out that it is not heresy to reject Christianity. Heresies, he correctly observed, leave many or … Continue reading

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A Sunday Afternoon Thought . . .

Russell Shaw: “The persecution of the Catholic Church and other morally conservative religious bodies has begun in the United States. … “This new persecution currently has two prongs. “One consists of pressuring individual religious believers to cooperate with public policies … Continue reading

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A Sunday morning thought . . .

The great French theologian, Henri de Lubac, insisted that Christianity is deeply paradoxical. Here’s one of the paradoxes from an early twentieth century German theologian:   “No human authority, no extraneous personality, may stand between Christ and the believing subject. … Continue reading

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The Right Side of History

Those who prattle on about being on the right side of history are the Pied Pipers who are leading us into a post-historical and post-cultural wilderness — as the great historian Christopher Dawson saw so clearly in 1938 (just before … Continue reading

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