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“More and more as we grow older, we find that the people we see most of are recent acquaintances; not (perhaps) very congenial to us, but chance has thrown them in our way. Meanwhile, the people we used to know so well—for whom we once entertained such warm feelings—are now remembered by a card at Christmas (if we can succeed in finding the address). How good we are at making friends, when we are young; how bad at keeping them! How eagerly, as we grow older, do we treasure up the friendships that are left to us, like beasts that creep together for warmth!”
— Msgr. Ronald Knox (1888-1957)

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George Cardinal Pell, The Inimitable
published 17 October 2014 by Corpus Christi Watershed

Cardinal Pell, from Australia, reflects upon the recent Synod of Bishops:


Cardinal Pell: “Christ’s teaching on marriage is not put there as a burden. It works in the long run. It’s there to protect us! And the secret for all Catholic vitality is fidelity to the teachings of Christ and to the tradition of the Church.”