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Blogged by James Preece 3 Years ago...
Kate has just stumbled across the phrase "resting Catholics" and points out rather amusingly the words of St Augustine...
'.. because you have made us
and drawn us to yourself,
and our hearts are restless
until they rest in you.'
I don't know who these people are with the arbitary magical power to declare new words, the sort of words that nobody knows so we are forever writing things in parenthesis (brackets) like reconciliation (confession), resting (lapsed) and education (selling condoms)...
Personally, I'm with St Augustine. Catholics who are living the faith are at home in the Church, they are at rest. People who have gone wandering are not at rest.
Maybe we should call them restless Catholics.