Tuesday, July 22, 2014


FINDING TRUTH WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND:  This quote was partially posted once before, but it seems so apropos to today (though written a century ago) it seemed fitting to print it at greater length:
"We say that the most dangerous criminal now is the entirely lawless modern philosopher.  Compared to him, burglars and bigamists are essentially moral men; my heart goes out to them.  They accept the essential idea of man, they merely seek it wrongly.  Thieves respect property.  They merely wish property to be theirs that they may more perfectly respect it.  But philosophers dislike property as property; they wish to destroy the very idea of personal possession.  Bigamist respect marriage, or they would not go through the highly ceremonial and even ritualistic formality of bigamy.  But philosophers dislike marriage as marriage."

Fr. Ference has an article on Word On Fire concerning the coming home of LeBron James.  (If you haven't read enough about the event already.)  Read it here.
Joe sent this in from yesterday's post and asked, "Separated at birth?"

From the Diocese of Cleveland Enewsletter:  Our bishop was down in El Salvador, our sister diocese, celebrating 50 years of cooperation between us.  Read more here.
Kevin sent this link to a five minute video concerning a story about an aborted abortion.  Thanks!


Chris P. said...

So, this reminds me of Q&A 357 in the YOUCAT -

357Q: Is atheism always a sin against the First Commandment?

357A: Atheism is not a sin if a person has learned nothing about God or has examined the question about God’s existence conscientiously and cannot believe. The line between being unable to believe and being unwilling to believe is not clear. The attitude that simply dismisses faith as unimportant, without having examined it more closely, is often worse than well-considered atheism. (2127-2128)

Not my favorite part of the YOUCAT, as it seems to blur atheism and agnosticism... and the regular Catechism (2123-2128) most certainly differentiates between the two. Nonetheless, I get what they mean.

Annie Dixon said...

Ha! You can never again sing Morning Has Broken with a straight face!