Do you LIKE the Bible?
Thank St. Jerome. He was fluent in… everything, so he was tasked with doing a definitive Latin translation of everything in preparation for setting the Canon of Scripture. Hence, we have to this day St. Jerome’s translation which synthesized perfectly the Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic original texts. I use St. Jerome’s translation, which is the official version of The Church, called the “Vulgate”, translated into modern English, which is called the “Douay-Rheims”.
St. Jerome was known for not being… cuddly. Hence, I always think of him as Grumpycat.
Now, be inspired by St. Jerome’s grumpy wisdom. Be attentive!
The Church was founded upon Peter: although elsewhere the same is attributed to all the Apostles, and they all receive the keys of the kingdom of heaven, the strength of the Church depends upon them all alike, yet one among the twelve is chosen so that when a head has been appointed, there may be no occasion for schism.
It is our part to seek,
His to grant what we ask;
ours to make a beginning,
His to bring it to completion;
ours to offer what we can,
His to finish what we cannot.
A false interpretation of Scripture causes that the gospel of the Lord becomes the gospel of man, or, which is worse, of the devil.
Instead of speaking saintly words we must act them.
Martyrdom does not consist only in dying for one’s faith. Martyrdom also consists in serving God with love and purity of heart every day of one’s life.
We must love Christ and always seek Christ’s embraces. Then everything difficult will seem easy.
They please the world most, who please Christ least.
It is no fault of Christianity that a hypocrite falls into sin.
Seek to learn on earth those truths which will remain ever valid in Heaven.
So valuable to heaven is the dignity of the human soul that every member of the human race has a guardian angel from the moment the person begins to be.
Without doubt, the Lord grants all favors which are asked of Him in Mass, provided they be fitting for us.
The best advice that I can give you is this. Church-traditions — especially when they do not run counter to the faith — are to be observed in the form in which previous generations have handed them down; and the use of one church is not to be annulled because it is contrary to that of another.
Thank God I am deemed worthy to be hated by the world.
The Church of Christ has been founded by shedding its own blood, not that of others; by enduring outrage, not by inflicting it. Persecutions have made it grow; martyrdoms have crowned it.
Honest speech does not seek secret places.
Whosoever you are who introduce new doctrines, I beseech you to spare the ears of Romans! Spare that faith which was commended by the voice of an Apostle. Why should you attempt to teach us, at the end of hundreds of years, that which we never heard before? Why bring forward what Peter and Paul did not will to make known? Until this day, the world was Christian without your doctrine. Thus, I hold as an old man onto that faith wherein I was regenerated as a boy.