Sunday, February 11, 2007

Thought for the week from Cardinal Newman

I wish the intellect to range with the utmost freedom, and religion to enjoy an equal freedom; but what I am stipulating for is, that they should be found in one and the same place, and exemplified in the same persons.... It will not satisfy me, what satisfies so many, to have two independent systems, intellectual and religious, going at once side by side, by a sort of division of labour, and only accidentally brought together.... I want the intellectual layman to be religious, and the devout ecclesiastic to be intellectual.

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