The Inner Struggle

Tolerance Versus Charity …

Being up to my derriere in the alligator swamp of Year End accounting I find myself running low on the priceless resource of “time” as in time to blog instead of doing accounting. So to fill in the hiatus here is a tidbit from Raymond Cardinal Burke via Fr. Zs Blog.

We as Catholics have not properly combated (the culture) because we have not been taught our Catholic Faith, especially in the depth needed to address these grave evils of our time.

This is a failure of catechesis both of children and young people that has been going on for fifty years. It is being addressed, but it needs much more radical attention…

What has also contributed greatly to the situation is an exaltation of the virtue of tolerance which is falsely seen as the virtue which governs all other virtues.

In other words, we should tolerate other people in their immoral actions to the extent that we seem also to accept the moral wrong.

Tolerance is a virtue, but it is certainly not the principal virtue; the principal virtue is charity…

Charity means speaking the truth. I have encountered it (not speaking the truth) many times myself as a priest and bishop. It is something we simply need to address.

There is far too much silence — people do not want to talk about it because the topic is not ‘politically correct.’ But we cannot be silent any longer.” 

Raymond Card. Burke

and another snippet from Father Hunwicke’s Mutual enlightenment

One of the few things in life you can be absolutely sure about is that, if Management tells you it doesn’t like your Tone, you are getting something right.”

Fr. John Hunwicke



I say unto you, as just another weary foot soldier in the battle of eternity, we are not promised victory in this life. This life is Boot Camp. We are simply called to remain faithful. Never give up, never give up, never give up.

Semper Fidelis