“We must cultivate this sort of trust [in the Providence of the Father in heaven] and, as a corollary to it, we must become spiritually detached from every temporal condition. The man who wants to behave morally and is prepared to do so unless it involves the loss of his job limits the operation of grace ...
“It is hard to prefer God to everything whatever else, but it is the condition of turning the world to Him, as well as the requisite for our own salvation. ... Christ came not to find excuses for men’s mediocrity and conformity but to spread fire on the earth.
“If men will cultivate this combination of trust and detachment, they will necessarily lose their secular outlook. Their treasure will be in heaven, and so their thoughts will naturally be elevated into a wider perspective.
“The truth of the matter is that God alone can help us, and the price of His assistance is our humility.”
Carol Robinson, My Life with Thomas Aquinas, Angelus Press, 1995, pp. 87-90
"So let us be confident, let us not be unprepared, let us not be outflanked, let us be wise, vigilant, fighting against those who are trying to tear the faith out of our souls and morality out of our hearts, so that we may remain Catholics, remain united to the Blessed Virgin Mary, remain united to the Roman Catholic Church, remain faithful children of the Church."- Archbp. Lefebvre 1980