Post by Eric Gajewski on Oct 12, 2016 14:12:40 GMT
TradCatKnight: The Crusader’s Defense of Orthodoxy
Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira Softness and sentimentalism constitute the opposite of the Crusader spirit. There are persons who have a thousand blunders in their head, as, for example, the notion that perhaps it is not good to be combative, but rather one should be amiable and kind.
I respond: "This is not so. To be combative does not excuse anyone from being amiable and kind! When the time calls for it, be amiable and kind. You should do so to fulfill your duty. But when a man must fight, he should enter the combat. His reason should govern his will and the latter should guide his actions. And, above all, the Faith should govern his reason.
It is the Faith that shows him he should combat continuously. This is the life of the true Crusader. This is what is in the depths of the Catholic soul.