June 28, 2015

Thoughts to Bear in Mind After the Supreme Court Ruling on Same Sex Marriage

Moral principles do not depend on a majority vote. Wrong is wrong, even if everybody is wrong. Right is right, even if nobody is right.
— Venerable Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

Let nothing disturb you;
Let nothing frighten you,
All things pass away.
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things.
He who has God,
finds he lacks nothing.
God alone suffices.

— St. Teresa of Avila

… all manner of thing shall be well

— Julian of Norwich
Peace I bequeath to you, my own peace I give you, a peace which the world cannot give, this is my gift to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.
Christ reassuring His disciples before His departure. (Jn. 14:27)
You judge a medicine by those who take it, not by those who pour it down the sink.
 — Frank Sheed
Though an army encamp against me, my heart does not fear; Though war be waged against me, even then do I trust.
— Psalm 27
I command you: be firm and steadfast!  Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord, your God, is with you wherever you go.
— Joshua 1:9
I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history.

— Francis Cardinal George 
Fear not, I am with you; be not dismayed; I am your God. I will strengthen you, and help you, and uphold you with my right hand of justice.
— Isaiah 41:10
Let's not be naive, we're not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.
— Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio before becoming Pope
The greatest deception, and the deepest source of unhappiness, is the illusion of finding life by excluding God, of finding freedom by excluding moral truths and personal responsibility.
— Saint Pope John Paul II 

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