Friday, November 19, 2010


One doesn't have to be on the winning side to play one's rightful role.


Warning to Americans: Heaven is not a democracy.


Original Sin is proven to me by my inability to obey either of the two great commandments.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Miracles are historical not scientific facts.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Our love for God can be like Cordelia's for Lear.

Friday, November 12, 2010


I am a reactionary. My favorite time in history is Genesis 1:31.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


You know well that at the birth of our Lord, the shepherds heard the angelic and divine chants of the heavenly spirits. The scriptures say so. But they do not say that his Virgin Mother and St. Joseph, who were nearer to the Child, heard the voices of angels or saw those miracles of splendor. On the contrary, they heard the Child weeping and saw by the light of a poor lantern, the eyes of the Divine Child all bathed in tears, in sighs and shivering with cold. Now I ask you, would you not have preferred to have been in the dark stable, filled with the cries of the little Child, rather than to have been with the shepherds, beside yourself with joy over those sweet melodies from heaven and the beauties of this wonderful splendor?

— St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, quoted in Diane Allen, Pray, Hope, and Don't Worry: True Stories of Padre Pio, 2009, 293-294

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Jesus did not have to die for our sins, just as Adam did not have to sin. But both happened.