1. "No one is ever holy without suffering." - Evelyn Waugh

    #catholic #suffering #sanctity

     
  2. "Worry is a canker. And it’s self-regarding. Whereas all our real life is in Jesus. The function of anxiety is surely to alert us to our dependence on him and to the fact that he alone matters. It is a most useful feeling. It says: you are fragile, unrealized, not in charge of your life, in danger of… therefore turn wholly to Jesus. The feeling may or may not diminish but the direction out of self’s narrowness into his love has been conquered. We have to go on and on until finally we live out of self, in him…We can feel that growing in love should make life “easier” – that there is some failure in our fear, temptation, struggle. Not so. In fact the tempest may blow more severely as we near the harbor. Jesus could never know a psychic respite, as the Gospels show. But our attitudes change. We cease to be afraid of fear; we open our arms to the will for the Father to give us whatever he will, knowing, in Jesus, that he gives only “good things.” - Sister Wendy Beckett

    #catholic #anxiety

     
  3. Help me understand the silence on this. My latest post.

    "ISIS, President Obama & One Simple Truth"

    #WeAreN #catholic #iraqichristian
    #truth

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/acatholicthinker/2014/07/isis-president-obama-one-simple-truth/

     
  4. Great reading…

    Belloc, Bernanos, Newman, Knox & Mauriac

    #catholic #library #truth

     
  5. "You never go away from us, yet we have difficulty in returning to You. Come, Lord, stir us up and call us back." - St. Augustine of Hippo

    #catholic #saints

     
  6. "On Becoming & Unbecoming a Cynic"

    My latest post.

    #catholic #hope

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/acatholicthinker/2014/07/on-becoming-unbecoming-a-cynic/

     
  7. "Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." - St. John Paul II

    #catholic #popejohnpaulii #freedom

     
  8. "To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless." - G.K. Chesterton

    #hope #faith #love #forgiveness #catholic

     
  9. "My daughter’s creation at a crafty birthday party.To "disturb" is one thing…to "disturd" something infinitely worse."

    #daughters

     
  10. "We must confront all men, doctrines, epochs with Christ Himself." - Romano Guardini

    #Catholic #truth