Quotes Suitable For Framing: Breck Girl Jesus

  Don’t discount how much those of us truly strong women are turned off by the effeminate and emasculated liturgies and priests we have encountered in the post Vat II parishes. They remade Christ in their image and neither a

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Saint John Chrysostom

    Should we look to kings and princes to put right the inequalities between rich and poor? Should we require soldiers to come and seize the rich person’s gold and distribute it among his destitute neighbors? Should we beg

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Edmund Burke

  Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites, — in proportion as their love to justice is above their rapacity, — in proportion as their soundness and

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Saint Basil of Caesarea

    Persecution has come upon us, right honourable brethren, and persecution in the severest form. Shepherds are persecuted that their flocks may be scattered. And the worst of all is that those who are being treated ill cannot accept

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Theodore Roosevelt

          “[A] physician of wealth and high standing had seduced a girl and then induced her to commit abortion-I rather lost my temper, and wrote to the individuals who had asked for the pardon, saying that

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Quotes Suitable For Framing: Ronald Reagan

    At the same time, we invite the Soviet Union to consider with us how the competition of ideas and values — which it is committed to support — can be conducted on a peaceful and reciprocal basis. For

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Quotes Suitable For Framing: Pope Leo XIII

  Those who rule the commonwealths should avail themselves of the laws and institutions of the country; masters and wealthy owners must be mindful of their duty; the working class, whose interests are at stake, should make every lawful and

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Bishop Melchior Cano

    “Peter has no need of our lies or flattery. Those who blindly and indiscriminately defend every decision of the Supreme Pontiff are the very ones who do most to undermine the authority of the Holy See—they destroy instead

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Abraham Lincoln

Each looked for an easier triumph, and a result less fundamental and astounding. Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should

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Quotes Suitable For Framing: CS Lewis

  The first and fatal charm of national repentance is, therefore, the encouragement it gives us to turn from the bitter task of repenting our own sins to the more congenital one of bewailing–but first, of denouncing–the conduct of others. 

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Quotes Suitable For Framing: Theodore Roosevelt

  When home ties are loosened; when men and women cease to regard a worthy family life, with all its duties fully performed, and all its responsibilities lived up to, as the life best worth living; then evil days for

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Quotes Suitable For Framing: Martin Luther

  Hattip to Holly Scheer at The Federalist.     “When men write about war, then, and say that it is a great plague, that is all true; but they should also see how great the plague is that it

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Winston Churchill

    In this week in which we observe the 70th anniversary of D-Day it is appropriate to recall these words of the greatest statesman of the last century, Winston Churchill.  He spoke these words in 1949 at MIT and I

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Quotes Suitable For Framing: Arthur Hugh Clough

Say not the struggle naught availeth, The labour and the wounds are vain,  The enemy faints not, nor faileth,  And as things have been they remain. If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars; It may be, in yon smoke

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Robert Bolt

    From Richmond to Chelsea, a penny halfpenny . . . from Chelsea to Richmond, a penny halfpenny. From Richmond to Chelsea, it’s a quiet float downstream, from Chelsea to Richmond, it’s a hard pull upstream. And it’s a penny halfpenny

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: William Graham Sumner

    The type and formula of most schemes of philanthropy or humanitarianism is this: A and B put their heads together to decide what C shall be made to do for D.  The radical vice of all these schemes,

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Quotes Suitable For Framing: Miracle on 34th Street

    But… but maybe he’s only a little crazy like painters or composers or… or some of those men in Washington. Mr. Shellhammer, Miracle on 34th Street, (1947) Something to brighten the Christmas Season courtesy of Mary Katharine Ham

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: H. Richard Niebuhr

A God without wrath brought men without sin into a kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a cross. H. Richard Niebuhr in 1937 commenting on the Social Gospel.

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Flannery O’Connor

    I hope you don’t have friends who recommend Ayn Rand to you. The fiction  of Ayn Rand is as low as you can get re: fiction. I hope you picked it  up off the floor of the subway

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Grover Cleveland

I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution, and I do not believe that the power and duty of the general government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Ronald Reagan

    “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day

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Fortnight for Freedom 2013: Our Reliance

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have proclaimed a second Fortnight for Freedom from June 21-July 4th, and, as last year, The American Catholic will participate with special blog posts each day. This quote suitable for framing from Abraham

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Quotes Suitable For Framing: Saint John Fisher

    I am jumping the gun a bit as the feast day the great bishop of Rochester shares with Saint Thomas More is June 22, but any day is a good day to recall the eloquence, faith and learning

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Benjamin H. Hill on Robert E. Lee

An interesting character in his own right, a Confederate senator from Georgia during the Civil War and a powerhouse in Georgia politics his entire life, Benjamin H. Hill in a speech in 1874  uttered this statement on Robert E. Lee

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Quotes Suitable For Framing: Samuel Adams

    The liberties of our Country, the freedom of our civil constitution are worth defending at all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have receiv’d them as a fair Inheritance from our

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Thomas Jefferson And Rudyard Kipling

      And this is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of the society is

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Theodore Roosevelt

  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, because there is no effort

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Quotes Suitable For Framing: George Washington

A contemplation of the compleat attainment (at a period earlier than could have been expected) of the object for which we contended against so formidable a power cannot but inspire us with astonishment and gratitude. The disadvantageous circumstances on our

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Quotes Suitable For Framing: Abraham Lincoln

    We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” This was their

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Saint Thomas More

I Die the King’s Good Servant, but God’s First. Saint Thomas More   Perhaps the finest lawyer, certainly the holiest, that England ever produced.  After his trial, knowing he was a dead man, Saint Thomas More made an eloquent speech

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Pope Leo XIII

Christians are born for combat. Pope Leo XIII     To recoil before an enemy, or to keep silence when from all sides such clamors are raised against truth, is the part of a man either devoid of character or

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Thomas Babington Macaulay

Joseph Stalin: How many divisions has the Pope? Pius XII (later, to Winston Churchill) : Tell my son Joseph he will meet my divisions in heaven.     After the events of this week, with the election of the 266th

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Samuel Adams

      The start of a new series.  First up from a fiery speech delivered by Samuel Adams at the State House in Philadelphia on August 1, 1776: If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude

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