The sole reason why society is perishing...

"The sole reason why society is perishing is because it has refused to hear the word of the Church, which is the work of life, the word of God. All plans for salvation will be sterile if the great word of the Catholic Church is not restored in all its fullness.

"The right to preach and instruct the people which the Church has received from God Himself in the persons of the Apostles, has been usurped by a crowd of prattling newspapermen and the ignorant babblers. The ministry of the word of God, which is the most elevated and important of all -- because by it the earth has been conquered -- has turned from a ministry of salvation to an abominable ministry of ruin. As nothing or nobody could check the triumph of the word of God in the time of the Apostles, so also will no one or nothing be able to repress the ravages of false preaching and doctrines unless by opposing them with the preaching of priests and by the distribution of abundant good books and other holy and profitable works."

-- Saint Anthony Mary Claret, The Autobiography, Chapter 28, Part 3. St. Anthony's feast day was this past weekend.
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