Friday, December 23, 2005

Quote Of The Day

"Catholic orthodoxy consists of those teachings affirmed by the popes, and heterodoxy consists of contrary teachings. In our time, as in all times in the Church history, truly critical minds and truly effective apologists will recognize that evangelization, if it is to be successful, must be based on right belief, and right belief cannot be reduced to a matter of individual preference or to a lazy acceptance of whichever "doxy" happens to be popular at the moment. From right belief will flow right action. In the absence of right belief, no right action will be forthcoming. No response to the Fundamentalist challenge-or to any other challenge, whether from outside or inside the Church-will prove fruitful unless it is grounded first in Catholic truth. No apologetic, whether denominated "new" or "old," will win hearts and minds unless it is rooted in doctrinal fidelity, spiritual transparency, and evident charity."

-Karl Keating, from his lecture No Apology from the new apologists.

*As a side note, I would like to point out that this is my 100th post! I sure have learned alot about blogging in those 100 and I have still much more to learn. All prayers would be greatly accepted and appreciated!

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