Thursday, July 12, 2012

Food for Thought

‘The Church is intolerant in principle because she believes; she is tolerant in practice because she loves. The enemies of the Church are tolerant in principle because they do not believe; they are intolerant in practice because they do not love.’

— Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange

4 comments:

Father Foodie said...

This may be getting used in a sermon soon. Thanks.

Conchúr said...

Blessed Fulton Sheen made a related point in his essay "A Plea for Intolerance":

“There is no other subject on which the average mind is so much confused as the subject of tolerance and intolerance. Tolerance is always supposed to be desirable because it is taken to be synonymous with broadmindedness. Intolerance is always supposed to be undesirable, because it is taken to be synonymous with narrow-mindedness. This is not true, for tolerance and intolerance apply to two totally different things. Tolerance applies only to persons, but never to principles. Intolerance applies only to principles, but never to persons. We must be tolerant to persons because they are human; we must be intolerant about principles because they are divine. We must be tolerant to the erring, because ignorance may have led them astray; but we must be intolerant to the error, because Truth is not our making, but God’s. And hence the Church in her history, due reparation made, has always welcomed the heretic back into the treasury of her souls, but never his heresy into the treasury of her wisdom.”

Mr. Mcgranor said...
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Mr. Mcgranor said...

It took Anglicanism to do what the others would, or could not; dominate the Papal beast.