Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Quote of the Day

"To say that an issue [abortion] is 'preeminent' does not mean that it is the only issue, but that it surpasses all others in importance. It is preeminent in that it is the basic human right on which all other rights depend. After all, if a baby is killed before birth, that person will never be able to exercise any other human rights." 
--Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, September 20, 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Quote of the Day

"When our forefathers knelt and prayed for wisdom at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, then stood up and together assembled a seventeen-page document known as the Constitution of the United States of America, they were clearly guided by the hand of God. Today the forces of political correctness would expel God from every public sphere in American life, and the hearts and minds of every man, woman and child in America are up for grabs in this cataclysmic battle between the lovers of men and the lovers of God. Some would rather never choose between the two, but life is full of choices, and our individual and collective choices determine the quality of our existence."

--Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, America the Beautiful (Zondervan, 2012), p. 194

Monday, September 7, 2020

Reflection for Labor Day

Earth as seen from Apollo 17
"In some ways, the current pandemic has led us to rediscover simpler and sustainable lifestyles. The crisis, in a sense, has given us a chance to develop new ways of living. Already we can see how the earth can recover if we allow it to rest: the air becomes cleaner, the waters clearer, and animals have returned to many places from where they had previously disappeared. The pandemic has brought us to a crossroads. We must use this decisive moment to end our superfluous and destructive goals and activities, and to cultivate values, connections and activities that are life-giving. We must examine our habits of energy usage, consumption, transportation, and diet. We must eliminate the superfluous and destructive aspects of our economies, and nurture life-giving ways to trade, produce, and transport goods."

--Pope Francis, Message, World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation, Sept. 1, 2020

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Quote of the Day

"To fear God is never to pass over any good thing that ought to be done."

--Saint Gregory the Great, Commentary on Job, Volume I, Book I, no. 3