Daily Catholic Quote from Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

“America, it is said, is suffering from intolerance — it is not. It is suffering from tolerance. Tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil, Christ and chaos. Our country is not nearly so overrun with the bigoted as it is overrun with the broadminded.” (Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, A Plea for Intolerance,… Continue reading Daily Catholic Quote from Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

Ancient Church Bells Tolling

“We’re the most tolerant society in the world here,” said the taxi driver as I made my way from the train station to my hotel. He seemed friendly, dressed in old clothes with a shaggy beard and a tattered cap turned backwards on his head.  I decided to ask him something about the Netherlands and… Continue reading Ancient Church Bells Tolling

Daily Quote from Dr. Peter Kreeft

“If you think that tolerance of all values and value systems is good, are you not then ‘imposing your values,’ your value system, which includes the value of toleration, on other people or other cultures, not all of whom agree that toleration is a value? Many traditional cultures see toleration as a weakness, as a… Continue reading Daily Quote from Dr. Peter Kreeft

The America I Once Knew (and Hope to See Again)

Reminiscing seems to go hand in hand with getting older.  When I slow down enough to look at life through the eyes of my children, I see a world vastly different from the one in which I grew up.  As a product of Generation X, my age group may be the last to remember a… Continue reading The America I Once Knew (and Hope to See Again)

Daily Quote from Archbishop Chaput

People who take the question of human truth, freedom and meaning seriously will never remain silent about it. They can’t. They’ll always act on what they believe, even at the cost of their reputations and lives. That’s the way it should be. Religious faith is always personal, but it’s never private. It always has social… Continue reading Daily Quote from Archbishop Chaput

Daily Quote from Bishop Fulton Sheen

America, it is said, is suffering from intolerance. It is not. It is suffering from tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil, Christ and chaos. Our country is not nearly so much overrun with the bigoted as it is overrun with the broadminded. –Bishop Fulton Sheen, “A Plea for Intolerance”, 1931.… Continue reading Daily Quote from Bishop Fulton Sheen

Tolerance, Choice, Argument and Religion

  Just recently the results of a Pew Forum study on religion in America were released. In accord with many surveys over the past fifty years, this poll showed that the vast majority (92%) of Americans believe in God but that an increasing number of our countrymen prefer their own spiritual experience to the dogmas… Continue reading Tolerance, Choice, Argument and Religion

A Reflection on Love and Tolerance

I came across this short and powerful reflection by the late Archbishop.   This is very relevant for our times and quite thought provoking. Love is not Tolerance by Archbishop Fulton Sheen Christian love bears evil, but it does not tolerate it. It does penance for the sins of others, but it is not broadminded about… Continue reading A Reflection on Love and Tolerance