Since Apr 10, 1999
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds."
"Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust must be men of unexceptionable characters."
"Religion and good morals are the only solid foundation of public liberty and happiness."
"The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men."
"We have this day restored the Sovereign to whom alone men ought to be obedient."
"While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader."
"If I were not a Catholic, and were looking for the true Church in the world today, I would look for the one Church which did not get along well with the world; in other words, I would look for the Church which the world hates.
"My reason for doing this would be, that if Christ is in any one of the churches of the world today, He must still be hated as He was when He was on earth in the flesh.
"If you would find Christ today, then find the Church that does not get along with the world. Look for the Church that is hated by the world, as Christ was hated by the world. "Look for the Church which is accused of being behind the times, as Our Lord was accused of being ignorant and never having learned. Look for the Church which men sneer at as socially inferior, as they sneered at Our Lord because He came from Nazareth.
"Look for the Church which is accused of having a devil, as Our Lord was accused of being possessed by Beelzebub, the Prince of Devils. Look for the Church which, in seasons of bigotry, men say must be destroyed in the name of God as men crucified Christ and thought they had done a service to God.
"Look for the Church which the world rejects because it claims it is infallible, as Pilate rejected Christ because He called Himself the Truth. "Look for the Church which is rejected by the world as Our Lord was rejected by men.
"Look for the Church which amid the confusion of conflicting opinions, its members love as they love Christ, and respect its Voice as the very voice of its Founder, and the suspicion will grow, that if the Church is unpopular with the spirit of the world, then it is unworldly, and if it is unworldly, it is other-worldly. Since it is other-worldly it is infinitely loved and infinitely hated as was Christ Himself.
"But only that which is Divine can be infinitely hated and infinitely loved. Therefore the Church is Divine."
-- Archbishop Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen, D.D.,
"Preface", Radio Replies, Volume I; TAN Books, 1979