1. "It is no longer possible to accept the benefits of civilization and at the same time deny the supernatural basis upon which it is based." - Evelyn Waugh

    #Catholic #faith #civilization

     
  2. "A turning of the Church toward the world which would entail turning away from the cross, cannot lead to the Church’s renewal, but [only] to her demise." - Pope Benedict XVI

    #Catholic #popebenedictxvi #cross

     
  3. "A word is not the same with one writer as it is with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket." - Charles Peguy

    #Catholic #writers

     
  4. On my obsession with my iPhone.

    "Narcissus, My iPhone & Me"

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/acatholicthinker/2014/09/narcissus-my-iphone-me/

    #Catholic #iphone

     
  5. "In the visible Church, God offers us invisible nourishment." - Emery de Gaal

    #Catholic #Church

     
  6. "In Jesus Christ, God has engraved his name upon matter; he has inscribed it so deeply that it cannot be erased, for matter took him into its innermost self… It was surely a Catholic instinct that caused Christian generations to cut their name in stone, building huge cathedrals that, with their immense prodigality, mock modern man’s obsession with utility… But it would be even more Catholic if Christians tried to inscribe the name of Jesus Christ into the formless matter of human society, even at the risk of seeing the inscription dissipate in its ceaseless swell." - Hans Urs von Balthasar

    #Catholic #sacredarchitecture

     
  7. "How I thirst for Heaven - that blessed habitation where our love for Jesus will have no limit! But to get there we must suffer…we must weep…" - St. Therese of Lisieux

    #Catholic #saint #stthereseoflisieux

     
  8. "Those who have thrown away the standard of objective truth have nothing left with which to measure but the mental fashion of the moment." - Archbishop Fulton Sheen

    #Catholic #fultonsheen

     
  9. "Holiness, the Holy One, is there in this world, and whenever the educative effect of his visible expression disappears, this leads both people & the world to become more superficial & more barbarous." - Pope Benedict XVI

    #Catholic #truth #popebenedictxvi

     
  10. "Our age not only does not have a very sharp eye for the almost imperceptible intrusions of grace, it no longer has much feeling for the nature of the violences which precede and follow them." - Flannery O’Connor

    #flanneryoconnor #Catholic