We are not just material beings, but spiritual persons with a need for meaning, purpose, and fulfillment that transcends the visible confines of this world. This longing for transcendence is a longing for truth, goodness, and beauty. Truth, goodness, and beauty are called the transcendentals of being, because they are aspects of being. Everything in existence has these transcendentals to some extent. God, of course, as the source of all truth, goodness, and beauty, has these transcendentals to an infinite degree. Oftentimes, he draws us to himself primarily through one of these transcendentals. St. Augustine, who was drawn to beauty in all its creaturely forms, found the ultimate beauty he was seeking in God, his creator, the beauty “ever ancient, ever new.”―Sister Gabriella Yi, O.P.

Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society.—St. Francis of Assisi.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Nice (c)atholics say the darndest things.

NICE (c)ATHOLICS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS

The identity of the celebrated utterer of the quoted phrases is just a mouse click away.

1.
WHEN "NICE" (c)ATHOLICS SAY...
“... obsessed, scrupulous, self-appointed, nostalgia-hankering virtual guardians of faith or of liturgical practices...”
COULD THEY MEAN... ?
I don’t like dedicated, articulate, responsible, Tradition-minded Catholics who strive to live the Faith without compromise.
2.
WHEN "NICE" (c)ATHOLICS SAY...
“... trolling pontiffs and holy executioners!”
COULD THEY MEAN... ?
I don’t like people who challenge me and who call me out when I advocate error.

3.
WHEN "NICE" (c)ATHOLICS SAY...
“... people who are against everyone and everything...”
COULD THEY MEAN... ?
Faithful Catholics who speak confidently in defence of the sacredness of life, authentic human sexuality and the sacredness of the Sacrament of Matrimony don’t fit my definition of (c)atholicism.
4.
WHEN "NICE" (c)ATHOLICS SAY...
“... people who are for something, something positive that can transform lives and engage and impact the culture...”
COULD THEY MEAN... ?
Everybody should be nice like me.
5.
WHEN "NICE" (c)ATHOLICS SAY...
“... very disturbed, broken and angry individuals...”
COULD THEY MEAN... ?
I am offended by passionate, joyfully orthodox, Magisterium-loving members of the Body of Christ who are not ashamed to be Catholic.
6.
WHEN "NICE" (c)ATHOLICS SAY...
“Many of my colleagues in the “secular” media industry have said that Francis has made it fun to be a religion reporter and journalist again.”
COULD THEY MEAN... ?
Many of my colleagues in the “secular” media industry have said that Francis has made it fun to be a religion reporter and journalist again... because it is so easy to spin his comments and gain traction for the “progressive” agenda.

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