Since Nov 24, 2002

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Air Force veteran; retired fire service professional; book-worm; nature photographer; Bible study leader; practicing, devout, and orthodox Catholic; loving Dad; happily married to a beautiful Filipino girl for 30+ years... Some of my favorite quotes:

What men call fame is, after all, but a very windy thing. A man thinks that many are praising him, and talking of him alone, and yet they spend but a very small part of the day thinking of him, being occupied with things of their own.
-St. Thomas More

Those who are led by the Holy Spirit have true ideas; that is why so many ignorant people are wiser than the learned. The Holy Spirit is light and strength. -St. John Vianney

People are generally called intelligent through a wrong use of this word.
The intelligent are not those who have studied the sayings and writings of the wise men of old, but those whose soul is intelligent, who can judge what is good and what is evil; they avoid what is evil and harms the soul and intelligently care for and practice what is good and profits the world, greatly thanking God. -St. Anthony the Ascetic

Read God's Book continually; never let the sacred volume be out of your hand. Learn, so that you may teach. --St. Jerome

The Church is now what earthly paradise was. Therefore those who slay men by seducing them from the Church are sons of Satan...No one, indeed, attains to salvation and eternal life except he who has Christ as his Head. But no one can have Christ as Head except he who is in His Body which is the Church. -St. Augustine

Occupy your minds with good thoughts, or the enemy will fill them with bad ones. Unoccupied, they cannot be.
-St. Thomas More

"Be convinced that justice alone is never enough to solve the great problems of mankind...Charity must penetrate and accompany justice because it sweetens and deifies everything: 'God is love' (1 Jn 4:16). Our motive in everything we do should be the Love of God, which makes it easier for us to love our neighbor and which purifies and raises all earthly loves on to a higher level...Charity, which is like a generous overflowing of justice, demands first of all the fulfillment of one's duty. The way to start is to be just; the next step is to do what is most equitable...; but in order to love, great refinement is required, and much thoughtfulness, and respect, and kindliness"
-St Josemaria Escriva

β€œTo a great extent the level of any civilization is the level of its womanhood. When a man loves a woman, he has to become worthy of her. The higher her virtue, the more noble her character, the more devoted she is to truth, justice, goodness, the more a man has to aspire to be worthy of her. The history of civilization could actually be written in terms of the level of its women.”― Fulton Sheen

Ecce Crucem Domini! Fugite partes adversae! Vicit Leo de tribu Juda, Radix David! Alleluia!
Behold, the Cross of the Lord! Begone, all evil powers! The Lion of the tribe of Judah, The Root of David, has conquered! Alleluia!