“…the Legion can aid [the Church] by making its program one of enterprise and effort and sacrifice, such as will help to capture for the Church those two words “idealism” and “action,” making them handmaids of the Church’s doctrine.
According to the saying of Lecky, the historian, the world is ruled by its ideals. If this is so, those who create a higher ideal thereby lift all mankind; it being understood, of course, that the ideal is a practical one and that it is sufficiently in evidence to constitute a headline.”
Handbook, Ch. 10 THE LEGION APOSTOLATE, #6