Excerpt from Publications of the Catholic Truth Society, 1900, Vol. 44
And next, let it be Observed that she has undertaken the more difficult work it is difficult certainly to enlighten the savage, to make him peaceable, Orderly, and self-denying to persuade him to dress like a European, to make him prefer a feather-bed to the heather or the cave, and to appreciate the comforts Of the fire-side and the tea-table but it is indefinitely more difficult, even with the supernatural powers given to the Church, to make the most refined, accomplished, amiable of men, chaste or humble to bring, not only his outward actions, but his thoughts, imaginations, and aims, into conformity to a law which is naturally dis tasteful to him. It is not wonderful, then, if the Church does not do so much in the Church's way, as the world does in the world's way. The world has nature as an ally, and the Church, on the whole, and as things are, has nature as an enemy.
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