Monday, June 27, 2016

But Never the Heresy

'The dogmas of the church are like bricks, solid things with which a man can build... the Church has been and will always be intolerant so far as the rights of God are concerned, for heresy, error and untruth affect not personal matters on which She (the Church) may yield, but a Divine Right in which there is no yielding. The truth is divine; the heretic is human.

'Due reparation made, the Church will admit the heretic back into the treasure of Her souls, but never the heresy into the treasure of her wisdom. Right is right even if nobody is right; and wrong is wrong even if everybody is wrong.'

Fulton J. Sheen

Painting: John Macallan Swan, The Prodigal Son, 1888

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