From Timesonline: "Religion may well be in decline among European youth but it is by no means dead. This weekend about 6,000 young Catholics will set off on a 75-mile walk from Paris to Chartres Cathedral — and as they walk they will all be praying and singing in Latin." "This weekend’s annual three-day pilgrimage through northern France, which is in its 26th year, illustrates the appeal that the Tridentine Mass has for some young Catholics disenchanted with what they say is the lack of mystery, beauty and sacredness in the revised Mass.
Gregory Flash, 28, an investment banker from London, explains why he is taking part in the pilgrimage for the second year running: “The pilgrimage is a time of prayer, penance and fellowship. It’s great to be surrounded by thousands of Catholics around the same age who Read More...
"...if we look through Europe we shall find on the whole that just those nations and countries have lost their faith in the divinity of Christ, who have given up devotion to His Mother..." Card. Newman
"How I hate this folly of not believing in the Eucharist, etc.! If the gospel be true, if Jesus Christ be God, what difficulty is there?" Pascal
"Socialists, Communists and Nihilists...strive to uproot the foundations of civilized society." Pope Leo XIII
"No one can be, at the same time, a sincere Catholic and a true socialist." Pope Pius XI
WHAT IS AGAINST TRUTH CANNOT BE JUST. St Augustine _________
"Whatever a man seeks, honors, or exalts more than God, that is the god of his idolatry" Archb. Ullathorne
"Individual liberty, freed from all bonds and all laws, all objective and social values, is in reality only a death-dealing anarchy." Pope Pius XIII
"To understand how indispensable the Eucharist is to the practice of Christian chastity is to understand the meaning of Christianity. When Christ told us, "Without me, you can do nothing," He meant this to be taken literally. Without the constant help of His grace to enlighten our darkened minds and strengthen our weak wills, all the moral precepts of the New Testament are so much pious rhetoric or religious jargon." Fr John Hardon
"Accumulating knowledge is a form of avarice and lends itself to another version of the Midas story ...man [is] so avid for knowledge that everything that he touches turns to facts; his faith becomes theology; his love becomes lechery; his wisdom becomes science; pursuing meaning, he ignores truth." Malcolm Muggeridge
"Now, tell me whether, when you enter church to hear Mass, you thoroughly well consider that you are going up as it were to Calvary, to be present at the death of the Redeemer... Wickedness is hideous at any time, and in any place; but sins committed during the time of Mass, and before the altar, draw down after them the curse of God." St. Leonard-Port Maurice ___________
"Paganism is as old as human history. In one sentence, paganism is a culture of untruth." Fr John Hardon S.J.
"That the State must be separated from the Church is a thesis absolutely false, a most pernicious error."
Pope St. Pius X, Vehementor Nos ________
"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it." Flannery O'Connor