Friday, December 01, 2006

The Church Militant lives...

“Unbelievers call themselves rational; not because they decide by evidence, but because, after they have made their decision, they merely occupy themselves in sifting it.”

Cardinal Newman Oxford University Sermons (19th century)

“The primacy is the bulwark, or rather the corner-stone, of Catholicism; without it, there would be as many churches as there are nations or states. Not one of those who have denounced the papacy as a usurpation has ever attempted to show that the condition which its absence necessarily involves is theologiclly desireable, or that it is the will of God.”

-Lord Acton : Dollinger on the Temporal Power (19th Century)

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