Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Lest We Be Defenseless

'A spirit of license makes a man refuse to commit himself to any standards. The right time is the way he sets his watch. The yardstick has the number of inches that he wills it to have. Liberty becomes license, and unbounded license leads to unbounded tyranny. 

'When society reaches this stage, and there is no standard of right and wrong outside of the individual himself, then the individual is defenseless against the onslaught of cruder and more violent men who proclaim their own subjective sense of values. Once my idea of morality is just as good as your idea of morality, then the morality that is going to prevail is the morality that is stronger.'

            Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

Painting: Philippe de Champaigne, Moses with the Ten Commandments

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Courage For Conflict

'They who want to win the world for Christ must have the courage to come into conflict with it.'

Blessed Titus Brandsma

Painting: Isaac Israels

Thursday, August 20, 2015

On This Great Ship

'In her voyage across the ocean of this world, the Church is like 
a great ship being pounded by the waves of life's different stresses.
Our duty is not to abandon ship but to keep her on her course.'

St. Boniface

Painting: Ivan Aivazovsky

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Is This My Decision?

'The refusal to take sides on great moral issues is itself a decision. It is a silent acquiescence to evil.'
Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

Painting: George Frederic Watts 

I'm probably the first person ever to put a PS on a blog post - but PS!  I also made a graphic (meme) of this quote. Please feel free to save and share it if you like.


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Kindly Evangelize

'Kindness has converted more people than zeal, science, or eloquence.'

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Painting: Louis Breton

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Today I Begin!

'Lord, today is the day I begin!' 

St Philip Neri

Painting: Charles Courtney Curran, in US public domain due to age