Friday, April 16, 2010

Principles and Practices - April 17

Seek Advice

Know that thou art not fit to be thine own counsellor, and therefore shouldst fear and be diffident of thine own opinions as pro­ceeding from a source that is marred and corrupt. Under this conviction thou wilt, as far as it is possible, always take counsel of some wise and conscientious person, and prefer rather to be led by one better than thyself than to follow thine own devices.

-Pope Leo XIII, Vaughan.
From Principles and Practices
Compiled by Rev. J. Hogan of The Catholic Missionary Society
Published by Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., Publishers To The Holy See
Nihil Obstat; Eduardus J. Mahoney, S.T.D. Censor deputatus.
Imprimatur; Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius generalis.
First printed in 1930

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