Monday, December 14, 2015

Well Said: "Gentlemen, I am a Catholic ..."

Gentlemen, I am a Catholic. As far as possible, I go to Mass every day. This [taking a rosary from his pocket] is a rosary. As far as possible, I kneel down and tell these beads every day. If you reject me on account of my religion, I shall thank God that He has spared me the indignity of being your representative.
Hilaire Belloc, 1906 speech in Salford
This was his response to his Tory opponent's slogan, "Don't vote for a Frenchman and a Catholic".

He was elected.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you-- other than the good habits (in all honesty), this is how I would declare myself... More and more, we will have to.