Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Saintly Quote - The Catholic Church

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Shared by Sue

The Catholic Church, having received the apostolic teaching and faith, though spread over the whole world, guards it sedulously, as though dwelling in one house; and these truths she uniformly teaches, as having but one soul and one heart; these truths she proclaims, teaches, and hands down as though she had but one mouth.
~ St. Irenaeus in the second century

2 comments:

Marie said...

The Catholic Church, having received the apostolic teaching and faith, though spread over the whole world, guards it sedulously, as though dwelling in one house; and these truths she uniformly teaches, as having but one soul and one heart; these truths she proclaims, teaches, and hands down as though she had but one mouth.

WOW! Isnt the Holy Spirit great!

I read in the paper today how a Parish had begun a petition to keep a particular Priest. When that Priest was transferred it began a wave of discontent especially when the Bishop reminded the Faithful that the Church is NOT a democracy.

This comes to obedience. we MUST be obedient to the Church even if we dont understand the why's and wherefore's. I feel for this community because now a spirit of bitterness has entered the Parish.

I revised an old post I wrote a while back about this very subject.

Thanks for the quote Esther:).

Peace & love to you:)

Marie xoxooxo

Esther said...

Marie, I am always amazed that people think a petition would sway the Catholic Church. I look forward to reading your post.

Peace and love to you too my friend.