from Church Life Journal, by Cyril O'Reagan, January 3, 2018
- Pascal is right in much of what says about grace, right in some of what he says about sin, and entirely wrong with regard to what he says about their relationship.
- The “average man” elevated by self-pronounced realists is a lemming, not only a symptom of the failure to thrive but even to begin. Whether we want it or not a human being is the tensile string between saint and sinner.
- The “average man” is a modern construct. He arises in an age of capital, when one man wishes to exploit another and feel good about it.