Sunday, August 30, 2015

"help[ing] real scoundrels . . . do their dirty work"

"In the name of the modern need for free information, people are ready to be taken in by . . . legends that would have made Gregory of Tours pale, without a shadow of the critical spirit.  Moreover, once they have contributed towards their public accreditation, out of false shame they refuse their minimum duty to the truth, in that they have helped real scoundrels to do their dirty work, by their blundering stupidity."

     Louis Bouyer, The decomposition of Catholicism, trans. Charles Underhill Quinn (Chicago:  Franciscan Herald Press, 1969 [1968]), 9.

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