A Bishop And His Flock
- ISBN-13: 9781466407787
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
- Release Date: Oct 06, 2011
- Pages: 420 pages
- Dimensions: 0.95 x 9.0 x 6.0 inches
Bishop Hedley writes: “The "Following of Christ," the "Spiritual Combat," the "Devout Life" of St. Francis de Sales, and other books of a like nature, are at once a guide to virtue, an encouragement to prayer, and an influence drawing the heart daily nearer to God. The reading of Holy Scripture, of the sermons and conferences of distinguished preachers, and of the penetrating devotional books in which our language is by no means deficient, is adapted to sanctify the house, and to keep out of it, to a greater or less degree, that flood of objectionable printed matter which overflows the land at the present moment. Priests and laity cannot do more for souls than to encourage by every means in their power good and cheap Catholic literature instruction, devotion, tales, and periodicals and to bring it within the reach of every class of the faith ful. All read; they must read, and they will read. Let us strive to check the evils of bad reading by the dissemination of that which is good.” This Bishop from the nineteenth century wrote to his flock many good instructions, which are also applicable today. Let us consider another good quote from this wonderful book: “Now love consists of four principal acts;-To prefer God before all things; to dedicate to Him all we have and are; to detest all that opposes Him; and to do His will in all things.” St. Alphonsus writes: “a single bad book will be sufficient to cause the destruction of a monastery.” Pope Pius XII wrote in 1947 at the beatification of Blessed Maria Goretti: “There rises to Our lips the cry of the Saviour: 'Woe to the world because of scandals!' (Matthew 18:7). Woe to those who consciously and deliberately spread corruption-in novels, newspapers, magazines, theaters, films, in a world of immodesty!” We at St. Pius X Press are calling for a crusade of good books. We want to restore 1,000 old Catholic books to the market. We ask for your assistance and prayers. This book is a photographic reprint of the original The original has been inspected and many imperfections in the existing copy have been corrected. At Saint Pius X Press our goal is to remain faithful to the original in both photographic reproductions and in textual reproductions that are reprinted. Photographic reproductions are given a page by page inspection, whereas textual reproductions are proofread to correct any errors in reproduction.
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