Archbishop Fulton Sheen (1895-1979) prophetic quotes

Discussion in 'The Signs of the Times' started by Blizzard, Aug 30, 2017.

  1. Blizzard

    Blizzard thy kingdom come

    I am often amazed at how clear a vision of his time and of the future this good man had. Like he was reading from an open book.

    How would the Vatican view him were he alive today?

    Here are a few selected quotes for us to ponder:


    Moral principles do not depend on a majority vote. Wrong is wrong, even if everybody is wrong. Right is right, even if nobody is right.

    Today (1950), the hatred of the Moslem countries against the West is becoming hatred against Christianity itself. Although the statesmen have not yet taken it into account, there is still grave danger that the temporal power of Islam may return and, with it, the menace that it may shake off a West which has ceased to be Christian, and affirm itself as a great anti-Christian world Power.

    The refusal to take sides on great moral issues is itself a decision. It is a silent acquiescence to evil. The Tragedy of our time is that those who still believe in honesty lack fire and conviction, while those who believe in dishonesty are full of passionate conviction.

    Prayer begins by talking to God, but it ends by listening to Him. In the face of Absolute Truth, silence is the soul's language.

    Many souls fail to find God because they want a religion which will remake society without remaking themselves.

    Before the sin, Satan assures us that it is of no consequence; after the sin, he persuades us that it is unforgivable.

    Modern man has so long preached a doctrine of false tolerance; he has so long believed that right and wrong were only differences in a point of view, that now when evil works itself out in practice he is paralyzed to do anything against it.

    Nothing ever happens in the world that does not happen first inside human hearts.

    It is a characteristic of any decaying civilization that the great masses of the people are unconscious of the tragedy. Humanity in a crisis is generally insensitive to the gravity of the times in which it lives. Men do not want to believe their own times are wicked, partly because it involves too much self-accusation and principally because they have no standards outside of themselves by which to measure their times.

    The world is rapidly being divided into two camps, the comradeship of anti-Christ and the brotherhood of Christ. The lines between these two are being drawn. How long the battle will be we know not whether swords will have to be unsheathed we know not whether blood will have to be shed we know not whether it will be an armed conflict we know not. But in a conflict between truth and darkness, truth cannot lose.

    Communism is the final logic of the dehumanization of man.
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  2. Pray4peace

    Pray4peace Ave Maria

    He was a wise shepherd. Definitely inspired by the Holy Spirit!
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  3. Don_D

    Don_D ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

    It amazes me that America has gone from a nation which televised a man such as this to what we see today.

    It is a testament to how bitterly communist ideals have permeated our society when a country goes from teaching that which strengthens the character of its people to that which utterly destroys it with effeminate ideals and materialism.
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