Friday, September 24, 2021

THE PRIMARY DUTY OF CHARITY


"The same applies to the notion of Fraternity which they found on the love of common interest or, beyond all philosophies and religions, on the mere notion of humanity, thus embracing with an equal love and tolerance all human beings and their miseries, whether these are intellectual, moral, or physical and temporal. But Catholic doctrine tells us that the primary duty of charity does not lie in the toleration of false ideas, however sincere they may be, nor in the theoretical or practical indifference towards the errors and vices in which we see our brethren plunged, but in the zeal for their intellectual and moral improvement as well as for their material well-being. Catholic doctrine further tells us that love for our neighbor flows from our love for God, Who is Father to all, and goal of the whole human family; and in Jesus Christ whose members we are, to the point that in doing good to others we are doing good to Jesus Christ Himself. Any other kind of love is sheer illusion, sterile and fleeting.” 

ENCYCLICAL LETTER NOTRE CHARGE APOSTOLIQUE BY POPE SAINT PIUS X 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

DEEPENING TRUE FAITH WITHOUT HERESIES


“It will always be profitable to make an effort to deepen the content of the ancient tradition, doctrine and faith of the Catholic Church, just as the Lord gave it to us, just as the apostles preached and the Holy Fathers preserved it. Indeed, the Church is founded so that everyone who departs from this faith ceases to be a Christian and no longer deserves the name of such”.

 Saint Athanasius, Letter to Serapion

Sunday, September 12, 2021

THE EXAMPLE OF PARENTS


  "Parents should set an example for their children, especially when they gather at night to pray the Holy Rosary, on bended knees. From this comes only peace and an abundance of heavenly gifts for the family." 

 Pope Pius IX