Can You Share A Few of Your Favorite Quotes?

There are so many. But let me share a few by asking four questions:

Have we become too complacent about the need for confession?
St. Gregory might think so: “God promises to receive the repentant sinner when he returns to Him, but nowhere does He promise to give him tomorrow.”
Do we parents really think that modesty is an outdated virtue?
Pope Pius XII did not mince his words: “O Christian mothers, if you know what a future of anxieties and perils, of ill guarded shame you prepare for your sons and daughters, imprudently getting them accustomed to live scantily dressed and making them lose their sense of modesty, you would be ashamed of yourselves and you would dread the harm you are making for yourselves, the harm which you are causing to these children, whom Heaven has entrusted to you to be brought up as Christians.”
Do you know where the real source of joy lies?
Our beloved Benedict XVI does: “The source of Christian joy is the certainty of being loved by God, loved personally by our creator, by the one who holds the entire universe in his hands.”
Are you missing out on what should be most important to a Catholic?
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton feels many are: “There is a mystery, the greatest of all mysteries – not that my adored Lord is in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar – His word has said it, and what is so simple as to take that word, which is true to itself? – but that souls of His own creation, whom He gave His life to save, who are endowed with His choicest gifts in all things else, should remain blind, insensible, and deprived of that light without which every other blessing is unavailing!”


  1. Here are some quotes that struck me when I read them:
    "...But as to Theology, they cannot deal with it, they cannot master it, and so they simply outlaw it and ignore it."-Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, The Idea of a University.
    "Liberals never allow other people to have an opinion of their own, and they immediately answer their opponents with abuse, if they do not have recourse to arguments of a still more unpleasant nature."-Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot.

  2. So much wisdom has been offered but not often accepted. Thanks for commenting.


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