Friday, January 21, 2011

Another Thoughtful Facebook Update

from my Carmelite buddy, Father Dan . . .

‎"Maybe the greatest threat to the Church is not heresy, not dissent, not secularism, not even moral relativism, but this sanitized, feel-good, boutique, therapeutic spirituality, that makes no demands, calls for no sacrifice, asks for no conversion, entails no battle against sin, but only soothes and affirms." -- Archbishop Timothy Dolan (2007)


  1. Love this one! I am working on a post on my favorite/life-changing scripture quotes and will post this weekend!

  2. Hmmm, I'm a great secular believer in soothing and affirming, whenever I can. So I guess that makes me part of the problem, but, oh well.

  3. Come on L --be a true Smithie and take up arms in the good fight! Almost all of our classmates are "soothing and affirming" not only crying widows in the Sudan (good)--but also finding excuses for their own sinful conduct (not good). Pick one vice and say a rosary to have it rooted out of your soul. Or, for a more positive, affirmative stance--pick one virtue that you need to grow in your life and water it this weekend with rosaries! Time to give that Devil a good square punch in the jaw! :-)