Friday, January 5, 2018
Run (figuratively speaking), don't walk over to the Church Life Journal and check out my colleague (theologian) Cyril O'Regan's "97 Aphorisms and Apothegms Inspired by Reading John Henry Newman." Great stuff. A few:
If you are praised continually, then it is necessary for you to ask what are you doing wrong. . . .
An apology for Christianity is not to beg your leave, but to boldly defend what is beautiful, good, and true about what has formed and transformed you. . . .
Let’s call it by its name. The Reformation is not a reformation, it is a revolution. It not only tore down, it tore up. We are looking for the roots since. . . .
A major value of the secular is that it ratifies the separation of church and world, church and the state. A major disvalue of the secular is that it has the tendency to turn differences into antagonisms. . . .
The risk Catholicism runs in the university is that faith will be lost. The prize it seeks is that faith will be made stronger and become mine. . . .
See also, while you're at it, Cyril's "97 Aphorisms Adduced from the Thought of Pope Benedict XVI."