Posted by: frroberts | July 11, 2015

Spiritual Thought for the day: The plight of faithful Catholics in a culture profoundly confused about marriage

Wegemer, Thomas More: A Portrait of Courage,  p. 171.

“Throughout the time of his imprisonment, More’s greatest sufferings did not come from his poverty or his poor health or his weak-willed friends.  They came from his own family.  Having taken such great care to education his children, More now found that none of them supported him in his decision of conscience.  Nor did his wife.

He was, indeed, a man alone.   He did have the moral support of his elderly friend Cardinal Fischer, and that of the Carthusians, but he was not allowed to see any of them…No one in the family could understand his ‘scruple of conscience.’  They had all taken the oath…”


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