Saturday, January 14, 2006
How Times Have Not Changed

"People look upon [the Church] and say, 'She is about to die. Soon her very name will disappear. There will be no more Christians; they have had their day.' While they are thus speaking, I see these very people die themselves, day by day, but the Church lives on." (St. Augustine, "The Coming of the Catholic Church", page 12)

And St. Augustine died in 430 AD...

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4 comment(s):

del_button January 14, 2006 at 5:54 AM
Anonymous said...

Thank you for that!

del_button January 14, 2006 at 8:27 PM
Tom.... said...

so I guess it has ever been thus...we need this perspective, especially in light of all the chaos of priest abuse in our Church.

del_button January 15, 2006 at 9:21 AM
Matthew said...

I agree with you, Tom. We certainly do need this. So many people hate Christ and His Church. But, we walk in the light! We know the truth.

Thank you both.

del_button January 17, 2006 at 3:09 PM
antonia said...

Oh goodness! I cant believe people said that about the Catholic Church back then!
What a lesson to us & to society!

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