Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hopeful words concerning the Church

St. Joan of Arc

To atone for yesterday's somewhat dispiriting post concerning the Novus Ordo, here is a hopeful passage from Fr. Henri de Lubac's "The Splendour of the Church:"

Practically speaking, for each one of us, Christ is thus His Church. . . . Joan of Arc's words to her judges convey at one and the same time the depths of the mystique of belief and the practical good sense of the believer: "It seems to me that it is all one, Christ and the Church, and that we ought not to make any difficulty of it."  These words of a simple believer are also a summing-up of the faith of Church's Doctors.

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