The Catholic Revolution: New Wine, Old Wineskins, and the Second Vatican Council

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TWELVE
Religious Education and
Beauty

The world in which we live needs beauty in order not to sink into despair. Beauty, like truth, brings joy to the human heart and is that precious fruit which resists the erosion of time.

Vatican II, cited by Pope John Paul II in his Easter letter
to artists, “The Way of Beauty”

Liturgy should be enjoyable.

Pope John Paul II

The Church rejoices in human creativity and thanks God for the gift of artistic inspiration.

Cardinal Francis George

There comes a moment to everyone when beauty stands staring into the soul with sad, sweet eyes that sicken at the sound of words. And God help those who pass that moment by!

Edmund Rostand

Beauty will save the world!

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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