Monday, July 17, 2006

On Being Catholic...




...is the title of a book I have recently read. It is by Thomas Howard and was loaned to me by a priest in our parish.

Thought I'd share a quote from the Envoi -

"No religious man, surely, will ever make the claim to have arrived; or, if he does, the rest of us demur over what looks for all the world like presumption on his part. Perhaps he is a high-level initiate in some arcane Gnostic sect. So be it. But, for the general run of religious people, Jew and Muslim as well as Christian, the semse of being en route is very much to the fore.

.......to be Catholic is to see oneself as for, not against, the world. "For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved" ( John 3:17).

Interesting.

As is this blog, with the title - being Catholic is SO punk rock.

Jonathon will love it.


being catholic is so punk rock

4 comments:

Cindy said...

Hi Leonie-

I love Thomas Howard. My dh gave me this book when I converted 8 years ago, but it was too hard for me.. I couldn't understand it! He has read it and quoted parts and now I think I would enjoy it. Thanks for the reminder.

Beautiful quote.

LuminousSpecter said...

Being Roman Catholic is SO Punk Rock! (Yes, I did coin that phrase! :)

Leonie said...

Hope you didn't mind the link - I thought one of my sons would like the phrase. :-0

LuminousSpecter said...

I don't mind the link at all! I think it's hilarious! It's too bad that it'll move though, when I update that blogger again.