Tuesday, August 7, 2012


FINDING TRUTH WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND:  "The Church may have some power over a really bad man who knows he is bad and confesses it - but never over a respectable fraud!"  from Marie Correlli's "Holy Orders"
QUOTE II:  "It's our business to try to change the external faults of the Church - the vulgarity, the lack of scholarship, the lack of intellectual honesty - wherever we find them and however we can."  Flannery O'Conner


Frank sent this site: a view from the top of the Eiffel Tower of which Bill Bryson wrote in his book, "At Home," "Never in history has a structure been more technologically advanced, materially obsolete, and gloriously pointless all at the same time."

There is a free course on Catholicism being offered on line for free.  For more information look here.

Harry sent this in about Oxford becoming home to a Chesterton Library!  The revolution continues.

Russ sent this two minute video in:


Mara Joy said...

I don't think that would be very charitable or wise to "try and change the external faults of the Church" however we can.

Mary W said...

Hey, that quote from Flannery O'Connor is on the back of the t-shirts that the participants got at Borromeo Seminary's Tolle Lege Summer Institute!

During the XLT time of adoration at the FEST last Sunday, I was sitting behind a girl wearing one of those shirts and spent the longest time trying to figure out what that quote was really saying. I was glad to finally see the front of the shirt and realize that the shirt was from Tolle Lege, for it suggests that the young people in attendance at Tolle Lege were being trained to really think and act for the good of the Church.

I'd have to agree with Mara Joy, though; the "however" might best be amended "however the Spirit of God leads us to do so", which will always include respect, prudence, and charity along with courage and boldness. I'm sure the Tolle Lege instructors wouldn't have it any other way.

Hmmm....might have to get myself one of those t-shirts...seems like I've kind of adopted it (in my modified version) as a personal motto already.