January, 2015

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. John Bosco

St. John Bosco

“‘Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God.’ Therefore, according to the Gospel, any citizen can be a good Catholic – that is, side with Jesus Christ and the Pope, and do good to his fellow men – and at the same time side with Caesar, namely, observe the laws of the land, except […]

Encountering the Word — Romans 2:3-8

Photography © by Andy Coan

A Daily Quote From Sacred Scripture “Do you suppose, O man, that when you judge those who do such things and yet do them yourself, you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you presume upon the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience? Do you not know that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? But by […]

The Visible… and the Invisible

Photography © by Andy Coan

I’ve read many term papers in my day. Most of them are no more than a patchwork of quotes.  That’s because college students are smart enough to know that they really can’t say much on their own authority—to make their case, they have to lean on the authority of others more learned than themselves. That’s exactly how the scribes and […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Francis de Sales

St. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor

“Do not fear what might happen tomorrow. The same everlasting Father who cares for you today will care for you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginings.” (St. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of […]

Imago Dei

"The Creation of Adam" (detail) by Michelangelo

The renowned psychologist, Paul C. Vitz, has made the tragic observation that “America is the most polytheistic nation in history; we worship over 350 million gods.” So disconnected have we become from the truth about the human person that we do indeed fancy ourselves our own creators. Through a confluence of intellectual errors, philosophical hubris, educational disintegration and moral decay, […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Cyril of Jerusalem

St. Cyril of Jerusalem

“The Spirit comes gently and makes himself known by his fragrance. He is not felt as a burden, for he is light, very light. Rays of light and knowledge stream before him as he approaches. The Spirit comes with the tenderness of a true friend and protector to save, to heal, to teach, to counsel, to strengthen, to console.” (St. Cyril […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Thomas Aquinas

“Saint Thomas Aquinas” by Diego Velázquez The Angelic Doctor is girded with the Mystical Belt of Purity

“To love God is something greater than to know Him.” (St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church) January 28 is the Memorial of St. Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church (1225 – 1274). Print this entry