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Friday, February 27, 2009

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"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 - newly named Archbishop of New York

(source: Quote of the Week, February 27, 2009, CERC)

1 comment:

William Weedon said...

What has the Church substituted for the saints and their glorious triumphant lives? Perhaps respectability, which is not holiness. It only means you have not been found out. And that is exactly what we too often have in our churches - deadly, cold, stiff, starchy respectability, people who have lived sheltered lives, with no need, no poverty.... Respectability can never be genuine religion. Because it has often been substituted for true sanctity, it has not infrequently taken the life out of the Church. von Schenk, *The Presence* p. 124, 125