Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Quote of the Week

Let's see how long I can keep this going.

I was reading a book recently and I came across a quote; it really stuck in my mind. It's an extract from the celebration of the Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum in Rome, from the year 2005; the meditations were written by none other than Pope Benedict XVI (as Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger.)

"How often is the holy sacrament of his Presence abused, how often must he enter empty and evil hearts! How often do we celebrate only ourselves, without even realizing that he is there! How often is his Word twisted and misused! What little faith is present behind so many theories, so many empty words! How much filth there is in the Church, and even among those who, in the priesthood, ought to belong entirely to him! How much pride, how much self-complacency!"

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