Site Quotes


  • Be kind, for everyone you meet
    is fighting a great battle.
    — Philo of Alexandria

  • Nothing worth doing is completed
    in our lifetime; therefore, we are saved
    by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore, we are saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous,
    can be accomplished alone; therefore, we are saved by love. No virtuous act
    is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own; therefore, we are saved by the final form of love, which is forgiveness.
    — Reinhold Neibuhr

  • Amatus sum, ergo sum.

  • It was granted to me to carry away from my prison years on my bent back, which nearly broke beneath its load, this essential experience:
    how a human being becomes evil
    and how good. In the intoxication of youthful successes I had felt myself to be infallible, and I was therefore cruel. In the surfeit of power I was a murderer and an oppressor. In my most evil moments I was convinced that I was doing good, and I was well supplied with systematic arguments.
    It was only when I lay there on rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me
    that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either, but right through every human heart, and through all human hearts. This line shifts. Inside us, it oscillates with the years. Even within hearts overwhlemed by evil, one small bridgehead of good is retained;
    and even in the best of all hearts,
    there remains a small corner of evil.
    — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

  • I find more meaning in the wing
    of a bird and in the branch of a tree, than in five hundred icons. God has given us two books: the Bible and Creation. — Alexander Men

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    A great parish in the
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    Edgy, traditionalists Catholics on
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Drop Everything
And Read These

  • Robert Jenson: Thinking the Human

    Robert Jenson: Thinking the Human
    As ever Jenson is relentlessly Christ-centered. A rich meditation on why we cannot think about or know man (ourselves!) in all his mystery without first knowing the triune God. Jenson’s style is an acquired taste, but this Lutheran is the ablest voice we have preaching Christ to nihilism. (***)

  • Jaroslav Pelikan: The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition

    Jaroslav Pelikan: The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition
    This is the first of a five-volume work in the development of doctrine, now long since finished. I’m enjoying it, especially quotes from Celsus and other ancient critics of Christianity that reveal the convinced catholicism of the primitive Church. Celsus condemns the early Christians for “eating loaves soaked in blood,” a misunderstanding that nevertheless makes clear the vivid eucharistic doctrine of the apostles. (*****)

  • N. T. Wright: The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is

    N. T. Wright: The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is
    This is the “for dummies” version of Wright’s larger treatises, The New Testament and the People of God and Jesus and the Victory of God (both from Fortress). Useful in thinking about Jesus, particularly preaching Christ within the first-century context of the gospels. (****)

  • Robert Wilken: The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the<br> Face of God

    Robert Wilken: The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the
    Face of God

    In summary: the entire deposit of faith is in the Bible and the early fathers understood and confessed this from the beginning. A lucid culmination of Wilken’s learning about the ancient Christians. (****)

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Reconciliations


  • God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting men’s sins against them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
    — Paul

  • The promise of redemption bridges the gap between our present sinfulness and our original innocence. In Christ and through Christ, what once was lost can yet be regained.
    — John Paul II

  • If I can unite in myself the thought
    and the devotion of Eastern and Western Christendom, the Greek
    and the Latin Fathers, the Russian
    with the Spanish mystics, I can prepare in myself the reunion
    of divided Christians. ... If we want
    to bring together what is divided,
    we can not do so by imposing one division upon the other. If we do this, the union is not Christian. It is political and doomed to further conflict.
    We must contain all the divided worlds in ourselves and transcend them
    in Christ.
    — Thomas Merton

  • God, who became a lamb, tells us
    that the world is saved by the crucified, not by those who crucify.
    — Benedict XVI

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