Europe and the Faith

Hilaire BELLOC (1870 - 1953)

The Catholic brings to history (when I say "history" in these pages I mean the history of Christendom) self-knowledge. As a man in the confessional accuses himself of what he knows to be true and what other people cannot judge, so a Catholic, talking of the united European civilization, when he blames it, blames it for motives and for acts which are his own. He himself could have done those things in person. He is not relatively right in his blame, he is absolutely right. As a man can testify to his own motive so can the Catholic testify to unjust, irrelevant, or ignorant conceptions of the European story; for he knows why and how it proceeded. Others, not Catholic, look upon the story of Europe externally as strangers. "They" have to deal with something which presents itself to them partially and disconnectedly, by its phenomena alone: "he" sees it all from its centre in its essence, and together. (Hilaire Belloc)

Dedicated Proof-Listeners: mim@can; Betty M.

Genre(s): History , Christianity - Other

Language: English

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Play 01 Introduction Ray Clare
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Play 02 Introduction (cont.) Ray Clare
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Play 03 Introduction (concluded) Ray Clare
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Play 04 Chapter 1 Ray Clare
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Play 05 Chapter 1 (cont) Ray Clare
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Play 06 Chapter 1 (concluded) Ray Clare
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Play 07 Chapter 2 Ray Clare
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Play 11 Chapter 3 Ray Clare
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Play 19 Chapter 5 Ray Clare
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Play 26 Chapter 6 Ray Clare
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Play 29 Chapter 7 Ray Clare
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Play 31 Chapter 8 Ray Clare
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Play 33 Chapter 9 Ray Clare
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Play 34 Chapter 9 (cont.) Ray Clare
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Play 37 Chapter 10 Ray Clare
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