Skip to content

Quotables

For older quotes that don’t appear here, please visit my Hypothes.is account here.

How Exercise Shapes You, Far Beyond the Gym

In a world where comfort is king, arduous physical activity provides a rare opportunity to practice suffering.

This is actually a very good insight that can be applied to the spiritual life.

Curated by ProtoApostoli.



LETTER CONCERNING THE RECEPTION OF HOLY COMMUNION

it is necessary to instruct these faithful so that they do not think their participation in the life of the Church is reduced exclusively to the question of the reception of the Eucharist.

Absolutely necessary reminder; pastors would do well to preach on this with some regularity.

Curated by ProtoApostoli.



Is Francis the Pope? - OnePeterFive

So what does Christ’s promise to Peter entail? Vatican I makes that clear: the Church — through the pope — cannot officially teach error.

A saving grace, really.

Curated by ProtoApostoli.



Is Francis the Pope? - OnePeterFive

Even though Bellarmine is a Doctor of the Church, that does not make him infallible

Very important to keep in mind when reading anything by the saints.

Curated by ProtoApostoli.



Is Francis the Pope? - OnePeterFive

Even if a pope were a heretic, he cannot be deposed of his papacy by any means.

This seems to be the position that seems to make the most sense in light of the current events. I would say that many laity and priests know this almost intuitively.

Curated by ProtoApostoli.



Key Synod Father: Pan-Amazon Synod ‘May Be a Step to’ Women Catholic Priests

Quoting Scripture, Bishop Kräutler said he believes it more important to bring the Eucharist to people than maintain mandatory celibacy.  

Celibacy and the Eucharist are not mutually exclusive.

Curated by ProtoApostoli.



Key Synod Father: Pan-Amazon Synod ‘May Be a Step to’ Women Catholic Priests

“Indigenous peoples, at least those I’ve met, cannot understand this thing that man is not married,” he said.

Then catechize them.

Curated by ProtoApostoli.



Key Synod Father: Pan-Amazon Synod ‘May Be a Step to’ Women Catholic Priests

“There’s no other option,” he said during the press conference a short while earlier. “Indigenous people don’t understand celibacy,” he added, and he recalled many times he would go to a village and that the first thing they asked him was: “Where is your wife?”

No one in modern society understands celibacy, but Christians do. Celibacy is a sign that points to the Kingdom of God, disregarding it favor of practicality would be asinine.

Curated by ProtoApostoli.



Key Synod Father: Pan-Amazon Synod ‘May Be a Step to’ Women Catholic Priests

“We hear a lot about the role of women, but what are we going to tell her? ‘Yes, you’re very good, but …’ We need concrete solutions, and so I’m thinking of the female diaconate.”

So this is coming about as a 'practical solution' to a perceived problem, and not as the fruit of much prayer and discernment?

Curated by ProtoApostoli.



The Synod’s Dissenters | Dan Hitchens

The mind shies away from this conclusion, because Catholics are bound to love the pope. But to love him in spite of everything, to love him when we criticize his actions and even obstruct his wishes, is still love—and certainly a truer kind of loyalty than flattering him about his worst mistakes.  

This seems true. We want to love and trust the Pope, but unless we seek to speak truth in all seasons, it's not real love, but some lesser form. It ceases to be love the moment we become callous, when we start attacking the Pope, when we refuse to use his title and chosen name, Pope Francis. Charity in all things is to be held in high regard.

Curated by ProtoApostoli.



The Synod’s Dissenters | Dan Hitchens

At the Amazon Synod, Pope Francis has empowered critics of Catholic doctrine to try to impose destructive reforms on the Catholic Church.

Not entirely, Francis has empowered them to discuss these things, but not to impose. Though, I suppose we must wait to see what Francis does with the final document. It will be Francis doing this imposition, if anything.

Curated by ProtoApostoli.



Laborem Exercens (14 September 1981) | John Paul II

No highlighted text in this annotation.

Because animals also conduct activities to sustain their lives, and his definition is that work only belongs to humans. Thus, human activity towards sustaining their lives wouldn't be considered work.

Curated by ProtoApostoli.



What I Learned Talking with Thousands of Skeptics on Reddit - Word on Fire

why goodness and beauty should exist at all

This is an interesting position to consider. Is it mere affectivity of the person, or is there something more?

Curated by ProtoApostoli.



What I Learned Talking with Thousands of Skeptics on Reddit - Word on Fire

That the Reddit audience hadn’t an inkling of what these proofs and demonstrations might be is, at least in part, a failure of the Churches in their ministry of education.

This seems obvious considering the catechetical knowledge of even the most devout faithful in the pews.

Curated by ProtoApostoli.