GK Chesterson on Christianity

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Christianity even when watered down is hot enough to boil all modern society to rags.

GK Chesterson

Winston Churchill on Socialism

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Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

Winston Churchill

G.K. Chesterton on Fighting for what is Loved

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You cannot love a thing without wanting to fight for it.

G.K. Chesterton

Catechism of the Catholic Church on God’s Longing for our Prayers

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“If you knew the gift of God!”  The wonder of prayer is revealed beside the well where we come seeking water: there, Christ comes to meet every human being. It is he who first seeks us and asks us for a drink. Jesus thirsts; his asking arises from the depths of God’s desire for us. Whether we realize it or not, prayer is the encounter of God’s thirst with ours. God thirsts that we may thirst for him.

Catechism of the Catholic Church – Paragraph 2560

Rev. Herbert H. J. Crees on Critical Thinking

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You may have heard it said that Catholics are not allowed to think for themselves; you may even believe it. And as long as you can believe things like that you will remain safely out of reach of any appeal which the Catholic Church could make to your reason. But someone ought to warn you that if you are beginning to think for yourself, you won’t be able to believe it much longer. Your mind, becoming more critical with exercise, will reject this along with a number of other quaint superstitions. Another point you should consider seriously is this: you may be the kind of person who, having once begun to think about a subject, continues to do so logically until he arrives at certain definite conclusions. This phenomenon today is comparatively rare; but if you are that kind of person you will probably accept these conclusions, even though they turn your former opinions upside down, and change your whole outlook. Finally you may decide that these conclusions you have formed are so important that you cannot ignore them, and that you must do something about them. This is one of the penalties of real thinking: and it is a penalty that a man or woman is prepared to face who wishes to live a life which is really human and not just vegetable. If ever you get as far as this in thinking about the Catholic Church, then you will be in very real danger of becoming a Catholic.

By Rev. Herbert H. J. Crees B.A. – To Start You Thinking

G.K. Chesterton on the Thoughtless Keeping of Christmas

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The great majority of people will go on observing forms that cannot be explained; they will keep Christmas Day with Christmas gifts and Christmas benedictions; they will continue to do it; and some day suddenly wake up and discover why.

G.K. Chesterton –  “On Christmas,” Generally Speaking

Archbishop Paul Cordes on Real Poverty

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The absence of God is worse than material poverty because it kills every firm hope and leaves the person alone with his pain.

Archbishop Paul Cordes – The Rule of Benedict: Pope Benedict XVI and His Battle with the Modern World

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