You might want to print this out to have handy to give to your typical 'Church of Nice' Catholic friends. It's powerful!
From Catholic 365
By Jacinta Boudreau
It’s no secret that many Modern-day Catholics have little to no idea of what real, true blue, Catholicism is. The sheer number of “Catholics” in our government that continue to promote pro-abortion (pro baby murder) while claiming to be "devout Catholics" proves this. This is partly because of the complete lack of proper education on Catholicism by the clergy for the past 50-60 years.
Today I thought I’d share some of my favorite, Catholic quotes from Saints that are so opposite to the beliefs of many Modern Catholics today. If anything, it might remind all of us that Catholicism is way more serious than we think, and the Four Last Things (Death, Heaven, Hell, Purgatory) are far closer than we realize. It’s time to wake up and learn more about the true Catholic Faith. No more squishy, useless Ambiguous-type "Catholicism". I can assure you these quotes I am sharing are not your typical “Pray Hope and Don’t Worry” Catholic mug quote you’ll find in a Catholic store.
Let us compare the mentality of these great saints to ourselves today… not just what the majority of the Church and those inside have become, but also of ourselves in our own lives and mindsets. Where can we make little changes to become more Catholic? More saintly? More like Christ?
“Waste yourself, give yourself to others!” Venerable Fulton Sheen
“Our business is to gain heaven, everything else is a sheer waste of time!” St. Vincent de Paul
“If you believe what you like in the Gospel and reject what you don’t like, it's not the Gospel you believe but yourself..” St Augustine of Hippo
“That the state must be separate from the Church is a thesis absolutely false, a most pernicious error.” Pope St. Pius X
“Sacred Scripture itself confirms that sulfur evokes the stench of the flesh, as it speaks of the rain of fire and sulfur poured upon Sodom by the Lord. He had decided to punish Sodom for the crimes of the flesh, and the very type of punishment he chose emphasized the shame of that crime. For sulfur stinks, and fire burns. So it was just that Sodomites, burning with perverse desires arising from the flesh like stench, should perish by fire and sulfur so that through this just punishment they would realize the evil they had committed, led by a perverse desire.” Pope St. Gregory the Great
“Truly, this vice (sodomy) is never to be compared with any other vice because it surpasses the enormity of all vices.… It defiles everything, stains everything, pollutes everything. And as for itself, it permits nothing pure, nothing clean, nothing other than filth.…” St. Peter Damian
““We must humble ourselves on seeing how little self-control we have and how much we love comfort and rest. Always keep Jesus before your gaze; He did not come to rest nor to be comfortable either in spiritual or temporal matters, but to fight, to mortify Himself and to die.“ St. Padre Pio
“The declared enemies of God and His Church, heretics and schismatics, must be criticized as much as possible, as long as truth is not denied. It is a work of charity to shout: ‘Here is the wolf!’ when it enters the flock or anywhere else.” St. Francis de Sales
“He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust.” Saint Thomas Aquinas
“All the evil in the world is due to lukewarm Catholics.” Pope Saint Pius V
“I cannot sufficiently be astonished that such is the insanity of some men, such the impiety of their blinded understanding, such, finally, their lust after error, that they will not be content with the rule of faith delivered once and for all from antiquity, but must daily seek after something new, and even newer still, and are always longing to add something to religion, or to change it, or to subtract from it!” St. Vincent of Lérins
“Fly to the Catholic Church! Adhere to the only faith which continues to exist from the beginning, that faith which was preached by Paul and is upheld by the Chair of Peter.” St. Hippolytus of Rome
“There is no such thing as bad weather. All weather is good because it is God’s.” Saint Teresa of Avila
“For Jesus Christ I am prepared to suffer still more.” Saint Maximilian Kolbe
“The more we are afflicted in this world, the greater is our assurance in the next; the more sorrow in the present, the greater will be our joy in the future.” St. Isadore of Seville
“Not to oppose error is to approve it; and not to defend truth is to suppress it; and indeed to neglect to confound evil men, when we can do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them.” Pope St. Felix III
“The Church shall be punished because the majority of her members, high and low, will become perverted. The Church will sink deeper and deeper until She will, at last, seem to be extinguished and the succession of Peter and the other Apostles to have expired. But after this, She will be exalted.” St. Nicholas of Flue, Patron of Switzerland, 15th Century
“The clearest sign of God’s anger and the most horrible punishment He can inflict upon this world is manifested when He permits His people to fall into the hands of clergy who are clergyman more in name than in deed.” St. John Eudes
“My son, I would sooner see you die than guilty of a mortal sin;” Queen Blanche to her son, King St. Louis
“Death rather than sin!” St. Dominic Savio
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