"It is...Our will that Catholics should abstain from certain appellations which have recently been brought into use to distinguish one group of Catholics from another. They are to be avoided not only as 'profane novelties of words,' out of harmony with both truth and justice, but also because they give rise to great trouble and confusion among Catholics. Such is the nature of Catholicism that it does not admit of more or less, but must be held as a whole or as a whole rejected: 'This is the Catholic faith, which unless a man believe faithfully and firmly; he cannot be saved' (Athanasian Creed). There is no need of adding any qualifying terms to the profession of Catholicism: it is quite enough for each one to proclaim 'Christian is my name and Catholic my surname,' only let him endeavour to be in reality what he calls himself." -- Pope Benedict XV, Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum 24 (1914)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

"I did not threaten to sue that blogger..."

1 comment:

  1. Ha! Maybe Fr. Tom should hire (this time) another law firm to write a threatening letter to the first law firm, for daring to write that letter on his behalf, which *seemed* so much like a threat to sue made on his behalf. Surely his reputation has suffered more from this incident than from anything that came before?