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" “The trouble with the world is me.” - St Catherine of Siena

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Pondering Tidbits Of Truth

Pondering Tidbits of Truth is my simple and inadequate way of providing nuggets of spiritual wisdom for you to chew on from time to time.

Pope Paul VI

"The most sacred task of theology is not the invention of new dogmatic formulas to replace old ones, but rather such a defense and explanation of the formulas adopted by the councils as may demonstrate that divine revelation is the source of the truths communicated through those expressions."

 (From Encyclical Mysterium Fidei - Mystery of Faith)


Peter J. Leithart

"If the Church of the martyrs has one thing to teach us, it is this: The Church is most politically potent not when she has a place in the halls of power, but when she shares the testimony of Jesus regardless of the consequences." 

(From Witness Unto Death published in First Things January 2013)

Pope Benedict XVI

"How do I treat God’s Holy name? Do I stand in reverence before the mystery of the burning bush, before His incomprehensible closeness, even to the point of His presence in the Eucharist, where He truly gives Himself entirely into our hands? Do I take care that God’s holy companionship with us will draw us up into His purity and sanctity, instead of dragging Him down into the filth?" 

(From Jesus of Nazareth)




  1. All these quotes give me something to think about. Especially Paul VI's statement about the duty of sacred theology.

  2. That Leithart quote is a really hard-hitting one.

  3. Barb and Kathleen:

    Thank you for the comments. It is always my hope that the quotations I share will cause all of us to think more closely about issues we often ignore or never explore.