1. "When morality & law do not originate in a God-ward perspective, they degrade man, because they rob him of his highest measure & his highest capacity, deprive him of any vision of the infinite & eternal." - Pope Benedict XVI

    #catholic #popebenedictxvi

  2. "God’s love [is] a love which goes in search of man in order to lift him out of the pit, free him from his bonds and place him in the freedom of the divine love…" - Hans Urs von Balthasar

    #catholic #goodsamaritan

  3. Shelves with nothing but G.K. Chesterton.

    If you are not reading him, why not?

    #catholic #library #gkchesterton

  4. “I did once say that to me art and the saints are the greatest apologetics for our faith.” - Pope Benedict XVI

    #catholic #popebenedictxvi #sacredart #sacredarchitecture

  5. "The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts." - C.S. Lewis


  6. "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine,
    There’s always laughter and good red wine.
    At least I’ve always found it so.
    Benedicamus Domino!” - Hilaire Belloc

    #catholic #pub #goodtimes

  7. "The most distressing diagnosis that can be made of the present age, and the most alarming, is that to all appearances at least it has lost the taste for God. Man prefers himself to God.” - Henri de Lubac, SJ

  8. “Our faith is well founded; but it is necessary that this faith become part of our lives.” - Pope Benedict XVI

    #catholic #popebenedictxvi

  9. "If you follow the will of God, you know that in spite of all the terrible things that happen to you, you will never lose a final refuge. You know that the foundation of the world is love, so that even when no human being can or will help you, you may go on, trusting in the One that loves you." - Pope Benedict XVI

    #popebenedictxvi #catholic

  10. "What people don’t realize is how much religion costs. They think faith is a big electric blanket, when of course it is the cross." - Flannery O’Connor

    #catholic #suffering #flanneryoconnor