Not to Oppose is to Approve

Discussion in 'Great Quotes/Other' started by Admin, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Admin

    Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Pope St. Felix III

    St. Thomas Aquinas

     
  2. faith is stronger than obedience remember that
     
  3. nick

    nick Guest

    Bump,

    These quotes give me the courage to announce to the lurkers here that we will no longer be attending the neo-sspx masses, and it's not just due to the fact that Fr. T. Cannot be considered a trustworthy parish priest.
     
  4. “To not resist error is to approve it; and the truth is oppressed when it is defended softly” (attributed to Pope Innocent III).

    Translated and taken from the book "Face aux Propositions Romaines" (Faced with Roman Proposals) page 36, by the Capuchin of Morgon, France.
     
  5. Machabees

    Machabees Well-Known Member


    As an FYI, Pope Felix III (died 492) predated Pope Innocent III (died 1216)

    So pope Felix would be attributed the original quote.

    "Not to oppose error is to approve it; and not to defend truth is to suppress it; and indeed to neglect to confound evil men, when we can do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them." - Pope St. Felix III
     
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  6. Thanks. I will make a note of it in the book in the sources section.