“Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor..." - Evangelii Gaudium

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Get this...

From Fr. Louis - Thomas Merton:
"I am truly spry and full of fun, but am pursued by the vilifications of progressed Catholics. Mark my word man there is no uglier species on the face of the earth than progressed Catholics, mean, frivol, ungainly, inarticulate, venomous, and bursting at the seams with progress into the secular cities and Teilhardian subways. The Ottavianis was bad but these are infinitely worse. You wait and see." -letter to Robert Lax, poet and friend of Merton, 1967
God love him!

Source: la nueva primavera 


  1. Whoa! Missed that quote...

  2. Well I agree with him to a degree. I wonder what he had against Cardinal Ottaviani? He's one of my heros.

  3. Monks can be a strange bunch - you can'r always be sure what they mean - likewise the good ones are not as rigid about things as we can be. I'm sure he is referring more to the followers of Ottaviani.

  4. +JMJ+

    Why do I feel guilty all of a sudden?

  5. Ottaviani? Never heard of him.

  6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfredo_Ottaviani

  7. Here is more on the so called "OTTAVIANI INTERVENTION"



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