Quote of the day, 3 September: Hermann Cohen

Preaching in 1864 in Malines, Belgium on Catholicism in England, the Servant of God Hermann Cohen boldly spoke out against the so-called "progress" of the secularization he witnessed in England. "The great obstacle to progress is that the Master has been excluded from all Laws, Constitutions, and Governments..."

St. Edith Stein Novena 2022: Day Eight

Upon the death of a lay sister in the Carmel of Cologne, St. Edith Stein wrote to a friend that she was not worried about her "Master" Edmund Husserl, who was seriously ill and, in fact, would die one month later. Edith had one, straightforward reason not to worry: "It has always been far from me to think that God's mercy allows itself to be circumscribed by the visible church's boundaries. God is truth"

St. Edith Stein Novena 2022: Day Five

St. Edith Stein the philosopher introduces us to the basic "dilemma of all human philosophizing: truth is but one, yet for us in falls into truths (plural) that we must master step by step." Sooner or later, she says, we have to dive in.

Quote of the day, 3 April: Denis-Marie Ghesquières, OCD

Commenting on the Gospel story of Jesus and the woman caught in adultery, Fr. Denis-Marie Ghesquières, OCD writes, "Jesus challenges each one of the onlookers to search his heart and, faced with the woman's sin, to question himself! A new path can open up by setting out from the truth about oneself in the presence of Jesus..."

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