Sunday, April 24, 2011

1 Corinthians 15:12-22 RSV-CE2

Now if Christ is preached as raised from the dead, how can you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised; if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.  We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised.  For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised.  If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.  Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.  If for this life only we hoped in Christ, we are of all men most to be pitied.
But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.  For as by a man came death, by a man has come also resurrection of the dead.  For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive.

Friday, April 15, 2011

St. Thomas More

The Church was gathered and the faith was believed before any part of the New Testament was put into writing.   And which writing was or is the true Scripture neither Luther nor Tyndale knoweth but by the credence they give to the Church.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

St. Ignatius of Loyola

We are to put aside all judgment of our own, and keep the mind ever ready and prompt to obey in all things the true Spouse of Christ our Lord, our holy Mother, the hierarchical Church.

Monday, April 11, 2011

St. Ignatius of Antioch

I write and command all the churches that I willingly die for God, if in fact you do not prevent me.  I appeal to you to not to be inopportune even with a noble purpose.  Permit me to be food for the beasts; through them I will reach God.  I am the wheat of God, and I compete through the beasts' teeth to be found the pure bread of Christ.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Pope John Paul I

The Rosary is an impoverished prayer?  What then would be a "rich" prayer?  The Rosary is a procession of Paters, the prayer taught by Jesus; of Aves, the salutation of God to the Virgin by means of an angel; of Glorias, the praise of the Most Holy Trinity.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

G.K. Chesterton

"My country, right or wrong," is something no patriot would think of saying, except in an extreme case.  It is like saying, "My mother, drunk or sober."

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hilaire Belloc

If England had not broken off, the Reformation would have failed and our civilization have been today one Christian thing.  It is impossible to exaggerate the importance of this historical catastrophe.  It has had effects which have gone on spreading from that long distant date, more than 400 years ago, to our own time, and those evil effects are if anything increasing rather than diminishing.