Saturday, May 16, 2009
What is the province of the laity?
"To hunt, to shoot, to entertain", according to Msgr Talbot writing to Manning in 1867. He also added Dr Newman was the most dangerous man in England, an opinion doubtless shared by Anglicans.
Newman in his Apologia says
"The Catholic Church holds it better for the sun and moon to drop from heaven, for the earth to fail, and for all the many millions on it to die of starvation in extremest agony, as far as temporal affliction goes, than that one soul, I will not say, should be lost, but should commit one single venial sin, should tell one wilful untruth, or should steal one poor farthing without excuse."