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Friday, December 14, 2007

Ad Gentes


Nice to see that the Church still places the salvation of souls as her suprema lex! With this latest doctrinal note from the CDF, maybe we will once again return to the sanity of a Frank Xavier, S.J. (hat tip: Uncle Di) As Chesterton once observed:

Tell a Catholic convert that he has lost his liberty and he will laugh...A Catholic has fifty times more feeling of being free than a man caught in the net of the nervous compromises of Anglicanism...He has the range of two thousand years full of twelve hundred thousand controversies, thrashed out by thinker against thinker, school against school, guild against guild, nation against nation, with no limit except the fundamental logical fact that the things were worth arguing, because they could ultimately be solved and settled.

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