Wednesday, October 12, 2011


From the Comment Box over at "RORATE CAELI" Blog the following gem from Father ( later Cardinal)  HENRI De LUBAC: 

Father(later Cardinal) Henri de Lubac

"If heretics no longer horrify us today, as the once did our forefathers, is it certain that it is because there is more charity in our hearts?

Or would it not too often be, perhaps, without our daring to say so, because the bone of contention, that is to say, the very substance of our faith, no longer interests us?

Men of too familiar and too passive a faith, perhaps for us dogmas are no longer the Mystery on which we live , the Mystery which is to be accomplished in us. Consequently then, heresy no longer shocks us; at least, it no longer convulses us like something trying to tear the soul of our souls away from us..... And this is why we have no trouble in being kind to heretics, and no repugnance in rubbing shoulders with them...

It is not always charity, alas, which has grown greater, or which has become more enlightened: it is often faith, the taste of things of eternity, which has grown less." 

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