The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women’s emancipation.
She thoroughly understands what no other Church has ever understood, how to deal with enthusiasts.
You know how the church has been hit so hard by the sexual misconduct by clergy, and what’s that’s done to Catholics, especially here in Boston but elsewhere as well.
Indeed, no one does more injury in the church than he who acts perversely and yet has the name and order of sanctity.
Not every religion has to have St. Augustine’s attitude to sex. Why even in our culture marriages are celebrated in a church, everyone present knows what is going to happen that night, but that doesn’t prevent it being a religious ceremony.
Every church is a stone on the grave of a god-man: it does not want him to rise up again under any circumstances.
The only place a new hat can be carried into with safety is a church, for there is plenty of room there.
The public school has become the established church of secular society.
The schools would fail through their silence, the Church through its forgiveness, and the home through the denial and silence of the parents. The new generation has to hear what the older generation refuses to tell it.
No one can fail to see that the power of the Church among large numbers in many communities is today diminishing, or has already ceased.