"It's easy to abstain from murder. But it's difficult to avoid the angry outbursts that are so often aroused within us. It's easy to avoid adultery. But it's not so easy to be wholly and constantly pure in words, looks, thoughts, and deeds."

St. Francis De Sales

"Father, remember your sons who, as you know, are threatened with grave dangers and find it very hard to follow in your footsteps. Give them the strength to hold out; purify them so that they may become shining examples; give them joy so that they may bear fruit; invoke the Spirit of grace and prayer for them, so that they may possess the true humility that you had, that t hey may love poverty as you did, that they may become worthy of the love with which you love Christ crucified."
St. Francis of Assisi

"Until the evil man finds evil unmistakably present in his existence, in the form of pain, he is enclosed in illusion. Once pain has roused him, he knows he is in some way "up against" the real universe. He will either rebel or else make some attempt at an adjustment, which if pursued, will lead him to religion."
C.S. Lewis

"True humility exists only in those who are poor enough to see that they possess nothing of their own. In every case when God permits evil to happen, he makes it benefit the growth of those who are good. For this reason he saw to it that his Son became more poor than any saint or other person has ever been."
St. Angela of Foligno (+1309)

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Wild Bill is not everyone's "cup of tea", but he is right about those celebrating abortion and how their "choice" has (selfishly and mistakenly) helped them.

youtube.com/watch?v=26xClF6XJu

"Humility is actually a cheerful virtue. The holier a man is the more fully aware he is that his character is, in some respects, a horror to God. We can believe them when the saints tell us that they are actually vile people. They are recording truth with scientific accuracy."
C.S. Lewis

"There is not a single unhappy soul or sinner in all the world who calls on Mary and is left without mercy. Anyone who invokes her will have the wounds of his soul healed. St Anselm said she "was made the Mother of God more for sinners than for the just."
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

"The saint is the person who is so fascinated by the beauty of God and by his perfect truth as to be progressively transformed by it. Because of this beauty and truth, he is ready to renounce every thing, even himself. Love of God is enough for him, experienced in humble service to one's neighbor, especially towards those who cannot give back in return,"
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

"The answer to all who object to the doctrine of hell, is itself a question: What are you asking God to do? To wipe out their past sins, to give them a fresh start, to offer them miraculous help? Well, he has already done so on Calvary. To forgive them? They will not be forgiven. To leave them alone? Alas, I'm afraid that is what He does."
C.S. Lewis

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"No Catholic could subscribe even to moderate socialism." (Pope St. John XXIII)

CCC 2425: The Church has rejected the totalitarian and atheistic ideologies associated in modem times with "communism" or "socialism." ...

What popes have said about socialism: tfpstudentaction.org/blog/what

"The most basic Christian gesture in prayer is and always will be the sign of the cross. By signing ourselves we place ourselves under the protection of the cross; we hold it in front of us like a shield that will guard us in all the distress of daily life and give us the courge to go on. It is our visible and public Yes to him to who suffered for us."
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

“Who’s going to save our Church? It’s not our bishops, it’s not our priests and it is not the religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes and the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that the priests act like priests, your bishops act like bishops, and the religious act like religious.”
- Ven. Abp. Fulton Sheen

"Prayer is not for prayer's own sake, but to help us unite our will with the will of God. Always and everywhere prayer is necessary, but as a means, not an end."
St. Maximilian

"Love is nourished only by sacrifices. And the more a soul refuses natural satisfactions, the stronger it becomes."
St. Therese

"If we ask how we are to become humble we must ask in prayer for the grace of humility and ask sincerely. Then, we must accept humiliations when they come our way. But let us never forget that there is an enormous difference between being humble and being humiliated.

Dom M. Eugene Boylan, O.C. R. (Irish Monk +1964)

"If we ask: How am I to become humble?" the immediate answer is "by the grace of God" and that is indeed the truth. Only the grace of God can give us insight into our own condition and the realization of his exaltation that makes for humility. But even though it be a grace, it is a grace with which we must cooperate."

Dom M. Eugene Boylan, O.C. R. (Irish Monk +1964)

"One moment we make up our minds to acquire virtue, and the next we do just the contrary by falling into the opposite vice. When we make these resolutions we imagine that our will is strong, but we soon understand it to be weak and unreliable. This is a strong reason to be humble and not presume anything of ourselves, praying to God continually that he may deign to confirm in our hears that which he works through his grace."

Father Cajetan Mary Da Bergamo, O.F.M. Cap.

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