Friday, June 30, 2017

Quote of the Day

This speaks to the need for Catholic Faith & Reason in today’s world about as well as anything I’ve ever read.

“When people say that in theology 2 + 2 can equal 5, or that we can’t rely on Christ’s statements as they are recorded in the Gospels because no one followed him about with a dicta-phone, we have a very foundational problem. If we can’t trust scripture and tradition and we can’t trust reason, what have we left? The subjective hunches or prejudices of the local ordinary?? Without the strong foundations the whole system crumbles and we are left with a crude voluntarism. Within such an order brutish power trumps reason and the sheep become confused and scatter.”1

1. Tracy Rowland, The Catholic World Report  [Website], “Tracey Rowland’s Guide Through the Catholic Academic 'Zoo'”, (11 May 2017), Site address:


  1. There is wisdom in the 'Alice' books. In Wisdom, too.

  2. And then there's “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that’s all.” Lewis Carrol, Alice through the Looking Glass.
    And nice quote and comment!

    1. And all the king's horses and men could not put Humpty's soul together again. ;-)