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Happy Birthday Church!

And He set me on fireAnd I am burning aliveWith His breath in my lungsI am coming undone And I cannot hold it in and remain composed Love’s taken over me and so I propose the letting myself go I am letting myself go —from the lyrics to the song You Are My Joy by David […]

Fulton Sheen: If I Were Not A Catholic

I originally saw the part in bold below in a youtube video that didn’t cite where this passage from Fulton Sheen came from. With a little bit of searching, I found that it came from a preface that he wrote for Radio Replies, Vol. 1. He also wrote the preface for Vol. 3. Radio Replies, Vol. […]

G.K. Chesterton: Why I Am A Catholic

Excerpts from Why I Am A Catholic by G.K. Chesterton The difficulty of explaining “why I am a Catholic” is that there are ten thousand reasons all amounting to one reason: that Catholicism is true.  … The other day a well-known writer, otherwise quite well-informed, said that the Catholic Church is always the enemy of new […]

Love is always ‘becoming’

Love is never something ready made, something merely ‘given’ to man and woman, it is always at the same time a ‘task’ which they are set. Love should be seen as something which in a sense never ‘is’ but is always only ‘becoming’, and what it becomes depends upon the contribution of both persons and the depth of their commitment. […]

Love and Desiring Good For Another Person

The great moral force of true love lies precisely in this desire for the happiness, for the true good, of another person. This is what makes it possible for a man to be reborn because of love, makes him aware of the riches within him, his spiritual fertility and creativity: I am capable of desiring the good for another person, […]