Catholic Brain Waves

Jesus heals the blind man
Omaha Beach, Normandy. June 7 1944
Inside the church of Saint Jacques Montebourg, chairs and fallen stones in the nave, the statue of St. Therese of Lisieux is free. On June 14, a naval bombardment of the Navy destroyed the bell tower to hunt German troops who use it as an observatory.

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men do nothing.

“For when we cease to worship God, we do not worship nothing, we worship anything.”

—   G.K. Chesterton

“We say Mary is humble, but perhaps the only person more humble, more burdened, less thanked, was Joseph.”

—   Heather King

Saturdays during Lent

“Then there’s the view that priests darken and embitter the world. I look at the world and simply discover that they don’t. Those countries in Europe which are still influenced by priests, are exactly the countries where there is still singing and dancing and coloured dresses and art in the open-air. Catholic doctrine and discipline may be walls; but they are the walls of a playground. Christianity is the only frame which has preserved the pleasure of Paganism. We might fancy some children playing on the flat grassy top of some tall island in the sea. So long as there was a wall round the cliff’s edge they could fling themselves into every frantic game and make the place the noisiest of nurseries. But the walls were knocked down, leaving the naked peril of the precipice. They did not fall over; but when their friends returned to them they were all huddled in terror in the centre of the island; and their song had ceased.”

—   G.K. Chesterton

“The modern habit of saying “This is my opinion, but I may be wrong” is entirely irrational. If I say that it may be wrong, I say that is not my opinion. The modern habit of saying “Every man has a different philosophy; this is my philosophy and it suits me” – the habit of saying this is mere weak-mindedness. A cosmic philosophy is not constructed to fit a man; a cosmic philosophy is constructed to fit a cosmos. A man can no more possess a private religion than he can possess a private sun and moon.”

—   G.K. Chesterton

“Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.”

—   G.K. Chesterton
Nero’s torches, Henryk Siemiradzki
Future Victims of the Colosseum, Henryk Siemiradzki
Christ and the sinner, Henryk Siemiradzki
"Let Peace be your quest and aim." -St. Benedict

"Let Peace be your quest and aim." -St. Benedict