Friday, July 09, 2010

Sheen Gem

The Church, like Our Blessed Lord, advocates charity to all persons who disagree with her by word or by violence. Even those who - in the strictest sense of the term - are bigots, are to be treated with the utmost kindness. They really do not hate the Church, they hate only what they mistakenly believe to be the Church. If I believed all the lies that are told about the Church, if I gave credence to all the foul stories told about her priesthood and the Papacy, if I had been brought up on falsehoods about her teachings and sacraments, I would probably hate the Church a thousand times more than they do.

Fulton Sheen, Moods and Truths, 1932

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