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Catholic Church quotes by Galileo Galilei
#1. After an injunction had been judicially intimated to me by this Holy Office, to the effect that I must altogether abandon the false opinion that the sun is the center of the world and immovable, and that the earth is not the center of the world, and moves, and that I must not hold, defend, or teach in any way whatsoever, verbally or in writing, the said false doctrine, and after it had been notified to me that the said doctrine was contrary to Holy Scripture - I wrote and printed a book in which I discuss this new doctrine already condemned, and adduce arguments of great cogency in its favor, without presenting any solution of these, and for this reason I have been pronounced by the Holy Office to be vehemently suspected of heresy, that is to say, of having held and believed that the Sun is the center of the world and immovable, and that the earth is not the center and moves:

Therefore, desiring to remove from the minds of your Eminences, and of all faithful Christians, this vehement suspicion, justly conceived against me, with sincere heart and unfeigned faith I abjure, curse, and detest the aforesaid errors and heresies, and generally every other error, heresy, and sect whatsoever contrary to the said Holy Church, and I swear that in the future I will never again say or assert, verbally or in writing, anything that might furnish occasion for a similar suspicion regarding me; but that should I know any heretic, or person suspected of heresy, I will denounce him #Quote by Galileo Galilei
Catholic Church quotes by Michael A. Mullett
#2. Humanists were people who wanted to return to ideas found in old Greek and Latin writing of Greece and Rome, written many centuries earlier. Christian Humanists also wanted to get back to these ideas, but they were mainly concerned with learning about the early Christian Church, before it had become involved with money-making and superstition. They wanted to read the books of the early Church, especially the gospels of Christ, in the original language of Greek, so that they would know exactly what the writings meant. The leader of the Christian Humanists was Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536), who attacked superstitions in the Catholic Church in his writing. #Quote by Michael A. Mullett
Catholic Church quotes by Christopher West
#3. The free exchange of consent properly witnessed by the Church establishes the marriage bond. Sexual union consummates it - seals it, completes it, perfects it. Sexual union, then, is where the words of the wedding vows become flesh. #Quote by Christopher West
Catholic Church quotes by Marcel Lefebvre
#4. From such an extravegent summary, we can draw only one conclusion: either we must condemn the Second Vatican Council which authorized it, or we must condemn the Council of Trent and all the Popes who, since the sixteenth century, have declared Protestantism heretical and schismatic. #Quote by Marcel Lefebvre
Catholic Church quotes by Anonymous
#5. The Catholic Church also opposes any effort to make it easier to deport children; last week, the archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Francis E. George, said he had offered facilities in his diocese to house some of the children, and on Monday, bishops in Dallas and Fort Worth called for lawyers to volunteer to represent the children at immigration proceedings. "We have to put our money where our mouth is in this country," said Kevin Appleby, the director of migration policy for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. "We tell other countries to protect human rights and accept refugees, but when we get a crisis on our border, we don't know how to respond." Republicans have rejected calls by Democrats for $2.7 billion in funds to respond to the crisis, demanding changes in immigration law to make it easier to send children back to Central America. And while President Obama says he is open to some changes, many Democrats have opposed them, and Congress is now deadlocked. #Quote by Anonymous
Catholic Church quotes by The Catholic Church
#6. The Catholic wisdom of the people ... provides reasons for joy and humor even in the midst of a very hard life. #Quote by The Catholic Church
Catholic Church quotes by Mary Gauthier
#7. That's the reality in the Catholic Church today You don't want to build something that will be OK for now, when you know this large population is going to get bigger. #Quote by Mary Gauthier
Catholic Church quotes by Bill Condon
#8. Kinsey thought that Freud in his own way was as dangerous as the Catholic Church. #Quote by Bill Condon
Catholic Church quotes by Michael Gurnow
#9. I had married an environmentalist and didn't know it.
I knew without having to look that there was no tree hugging indemnity clause even in the fine print of our marriage certificate. But we'd been manacled together in the Catholic Church. I wondered if I could get some leverage with the religious institution if I pinned my wife with the label of nature-worshipping Wiccan or possibly even Druid. #Quote by Michael Gurnow
Catholic Church quotes by Will Eisner
#10. Comics, which are really best described as an arrangement of images in a sequence that tell a story - an idea - is a very old form of graphic communication. It began with the hieroglyphics in Egypt, it first appeared in a recognizable form in the Medieval times as copper plates produced by the Catholic church to tell morality stories. #Quote by Will Eisner
Catholic Church quotes by Amy Ziering
#11. We really want to send the message that commanders need to understand and be accountable. We saw that with the Catholic Church. No one cared when they went after the priests, but when they focused on the bishops then things began to change. And we see that analogy working with the military. #Quote by Amy Ziering
Catholic Church quotes by Pope Francis
#12. I make a forceful and urgent call to the entire Catholic Church, and also to every Christian of other confessions, as well as to followers of every religion and to those brothers and sisters who do not believe: peace is a good which overcomes every barrier, because it belongs to all of humanity! #Quote by Pope Francis
Catholic Church quotes by Peter J. Tanous
#13. Faithfully, Calvi was following the rules to the letter. He knew one thing: Whatever was in that document had caused the death of the leader of the Catholic Church. Who'd be next? #Quote by Peter J. Tanous
Catholic Church quotes by Michael Sandel
#14. It is true that the Jewish tradition emphasizes the moral mandate to save life. It also has a different position from the Catholic Church on the moral status of the embryo. It has a more developmental view of when human life, in the sense of personhood, begins than does the Catholic Church. #Quote by Michael Sandel
Catholic Church quotes by Rush Limbaugh
#15. The Catholic Church spends a lot of time in very poor countries trying to recruit and spread the Gospel. Let me put it that way: The pope is simply saying ... ?Has he ever said that Mao Tse-tung, that Fidel Castro, that Raul Castro, any other communist is not a Christian? Why Donald Trump? 'Cause Trump wants to build a wall? #Quote by Rush Limbaugh
Catholic Church quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#16. An historic institution, which never went right, is really quite much of a miracle as an institution that cannot go wrong. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Catholic Church quotes by Joseph Campbell
#17. The usual marriage in traditional cultures was arranged for by the families. It wasn't a person-to-person decision at all ... In the Middle Ages, that was the kind of marriage that was sanctified by the Church. And so the troubadour idea of real person-to-person Amor was very dangerous ... It is in direct contradiction to the way of the Church. The word AMOR spelt backwards is ROMA, the Roman Catholic Church, which was justifying marriages that were simply political and social in their character. And so came this movement validating individual choice, what I call following your bliss. #Quote by Joseph Campbell
Catholic Church quotes by Michael Gaitley
#18. Unfortunately, we may not always fully enter into the mysteries of Christ, because we don't persevere in praying the Rosary. We forget that, as the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches, prayer can be a real battle (135). Sometimes the attacks in this battle are dryness in praying the Rosary. Well we should keep praying it. Sometimes as we get ready to pray the Rosary, we suddenly feel an aversion, fatigue comes over us, and our minds think of a million other things that have to be done. We should keep praying it. #Quote by Michael Gaitley
Catholic Church quotes by Oscar Wilde
#19. The Roman Catholic Church is for saints and sinners alone - for respectable people, the Anglican Church will do. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Catholic Church quotes by Christian Smith
#20. The Catholic Church does not offer certainty in human knowledge in the way that some ex-evangelicals seem to want to have it. So forget about that. Learn, have faith, seek understanding, and be prepared to give an account. Be forgiven and forgive. Be formed by the sacraments and practices of the Church, particularly the Eucharist, and learn Christian love for God and your neighbor. That's it. #Quote by Christian Smith
Catholic Church quotes by Ann Widdecombe
#21. For years I had been disillusioned by the Church of England's compromising on everything. The Catholic Church doesn't care if something is unpopular. #Quote by Ann Widdecombe
Catholic Church quotes by Julian Assange
#22. Through the confessional system, the Catholic church spied upon the lives of its congregants. While Latin mass excluded most people who could not speak Latin from an understanding of the very system of thought that bound them. #Quote by Julian Assange
Catholic Church quotes by Quentin R. Bufogle
#23. The Catholic Church standing in "solidarity" with members of the LGBT community while condemning their behavior as "sinful" is a little like attempting to stand with two feet in one shoe. "Love the sinner, hate the sin" sounds really high-minded until you realize the only sin committed was being born different. #Quote by Quentin R. Bufogle
Catholic Church quotes by Timothy M. Dolan
#24. The National Catholic Register's coverage of the Church universal, and the Church in our own country, is splendid. #Quote by Timothy M. Dolan
Catholic Church quotes by Karl Rahner
#25. For a Catholic understanding of the faith there is no reason why the basic concern of Evangelical Christianity as it comes to expression in the three "only's" should have no place in the Catholic Church. Accepted as basic and ultimate formulas of Christianity, they do not have to lead a person out of the Catholic Church ... They can call the attention of the Catholic church again and again to the fact that grace alone and faith alone really are what saves, and that with all our maneuvering through the history of dogma and the teaching office, we Catholic Christians must find our way back to the sources again and again, back to the primary origins of Holy Scripture and all the more so of the Holy Spirit. #Quote by Karl Rahner
Catholic Church quotes by Pope Pius IX
#26. Liberal Catholics are the worst enemies of the Church. #Quote by Pope Pius IX
Catholic Church quotes by Matt Weber
#27. Sir, I cannot sing. I have no formal training. I do not read music. And I know this is a church - but I play a mean harmonica. #Quote by Matt Weber
Catholic Church quotes by Melina Marchetta
#28. We have to make a human pyramid displaying the foundations of the Catholic Church and the most frightening aspect, according to Brother Louis, is that Thomas Mackee is holding up the pyramid which makes the whole future of the church incredibly shaky. #Quote by Melina Marchetta
Catholic Church quotes by Andres Serrano
#29. I am drawn to Christ but I have real problems with the Catholic Church. #Quote by Andres Serrano
Catholic Church quotes by Umberto Eco
#30. The people of God cannot be changed until the outcasts are restored to its body. #Quote by Umberto Eco
Catholic Church quotes by Robert Sarah
#31. Celebration toward the east fosters silence. Indeed, there is less temptation for the celebrant to monopolize the conversation. Facing the Lord, he is less tempted to become a professor giving a lesson throughout the Mass, reducing the altar to a podium centered on the microphone instead of the Cross. #Quote by Robert Sarah
Catholic Church quotes by George Washington
#32. We sainted St. Tammany (King Tamanend III) because he embodied moral perfection and every divine qualification that a deity could possess. I hold him in higher esteem than the saints of the Roman Catholic Church. He'll forever be the patron saint of America. #Quote by George Washington
Catholic Church quotes by Gene Luen Yang
#33. My experiences growing up in both a Chinese American household and the Catholic Church define much of who I am. #Quote by Gene Luen Yang
Catholic Church quotes by H.L. Mencken
#34. I think there is a limit beyond which free speech can't go….a limit that is very seldom mentioned. It's the point where free speech begins to collide with the right to privacy… I don't think there are any other conditions to free speech. I have the right to say and to believe anything I please, but I don't have the right to press it on anybody else. For example, take for instance the Catholic Church, which I am on good terms with, personally, but which I have no belief in whatsoever. I have a right to print my dissent from its doctrines, to utter them. I have exercised that right for many years. But I have no right to go on the cathedral steps on Sunday morning, when the Catholics are coming out from High Mass, and make a speech denouncing them. I don't think there is any such right. Nobody has got the right to be a nuisance to his neighbors, or to hurt his neighbor's feelings wantonly. If they come to him and say "What do you think of this Mass that we have just finished?", I think that he has the right to answer. But he has no right to press his opinions on them. Of course you'll notice the peculiar thing about the United States, where there is very little free speech. Free speech is a very limited right, in this country, as I have learned to my bitter experience, more than once. Yet, it is the country where the right to press opinions on reluctant hearers is carried to a development that is unheard of on earth. The whole country's full of propagandists who are bothering ev #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Catholic Church quotes by Mev Puleo
#35. I think both Protestants and Catholics have killed the woman for the sake of the mother. (Rubem Alves, p. 201) #Quote by Mev Puleo
Catholic Church quotes by Madonna Ciccone
#36. My home base - pop music and the Catholic Church. #Quote by Madonna Ciccone
Catholic Church quotes by Dana Gould
#37. I was an altar boy in the Roman Catholic Church and no priest ever laid a hand on me. That's me, always the bridesmaid ... #Quote by Dana Gould
Catholic Church quotes by Michael Coren
#38. The Catholic Church built and ran hospitals, schools, and centres for the poor and unemployed generations before the secular state became involved, and even today a visit to almost any main street in the Western world or to a village or town in the developing world will show Catholic charities and outreach organizations operating in what are often the most challenging of conditions. #Quote by Michael Coren
Catholic Church quotes by Ian Kershaw
#39. Following a meeting with Hitler, Cardinal Michael von Faulhaber, a man who had 'courageously criticized the Nazi attacks on the Catholic Church' - went away convinced that Hitler was deeply religious. #Quote by Ian Kershaw
Catholic Church quotes by Hannah Arendt
#40. The temporary alliance between the elite and the mob rested largely on this genuine delight with which the former watched the latter destroy respectability. This could be achieved when the German steel barons were forced to deal with and to receive socially Hitler's the housepainter and self-admitted former derelict, as it could be with the crude and vulgar forgeries perpetrated by the totalitarian movements in all fields of intellectual life, insofar as they gathered all the subterranean, nonrespectable elements of European history into one consistent picture. From this viewpoint it was rather gratifying to see that Bolshevism and Nazism began even to eliminate those sources of their own ideologies which had already won some recognition in academic or other official quarters. Not Marx's dialectical materialism, but the conspiracy of 300 families; not the pompous scientificality of Gobineau and Chamberlain, but the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion"; not the traceable influence of the Catholic Church and the role played by anti-clericalism in Latin countries, but the backstairs literature about the Jesuits and the Freemasons became the inspiration for the rewriters of history. The object of the most varied and variable constructions was always to reveal history as a joke, to demonstrate a sphere of secret influences of which the visible, traceable, and known historical reality was only the outward façade erected explicitly to fool the people.

To this aversion of the #Quote by Hannah Arendt
Catholic Church quotes by Jim Butcher
#41. Merlin had, according to legend, created the White Council of Wizards from the chaos of the fall of the Roman Empire. He plunged into the flames of the burning Library of Alexandria to save the most critical texts, helped engineer the Catholic Church as a vessel to preserve knowledge and culture during Europe's Dark Ages, and leapt tall cathedrals in a single bound. #Quote by Jim Butcher
Catholic Church quotes by Peter J. Tanous
#42. Whatever was in that document had caused the death of the leader of the Catholic Church. Who'd be next? Calvi shuddered. His life's work was safe-guarding this document. Whatever its purpose or mystery, it was his solemn and sole mission to protect it. Even if it meant giving up his life for it. #Quote by Peter J. Tanous
Catholic Church quotes by Haruki Murakami
#43. You are afraid, just as the people of the Vatican were afraid to accept the Copernican theory. Not even they believed in the infallibility of the Ptolemaic theory. They were afraid of the new situation that would prevail if they accepted the Copernican theory. They were afraid of having to reorder their minds to accept it. Strictly speaking, the Catholic Church has still not publicly accepted the Copernican theory. You are like them. You are afraid of having to shed the amor with which you have long defended yourself. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Catholic Church quotes by Pope Innocent I
#44. Wherefore, by the authority of Apostolic power, We declare inventors of novel notions, which as the Apostle Paul has said are of no edification, but rather are practiced to beget most foolish questions, are to be deprived of the communion of the Church. #Quote by Pope Innocent I
Catholic Church quotes by Aldous Huxley
#45. „Hitler", wrote Herman Rauschning in 1939, „ has a deep respect for the Catholic church and the Jesuit order, not because of their Christian doctrine, but because of the ´machinery they have elaborated and controlled, their hierarchical system, their extremely clever tactics, their knowledge of human nature and their wise use of human weaknesses in ruling over believers. #Quote by Aldous Huxley
Catholic Church quotes by Oscar Hijuelos
#46. Nightclubs are the equivalent of a Catholic Church in a poor country. You hear a lot of stuff about churches filled with gold while the people are starving. But what elitists don't get is that for poor people, the church is their own mansion. Nightclubs fill the same function. #Quote by Oscar Hijuelos
Catholic Church quotes by The Catholic Church
#47. Healing infirmities or forgiving sins, Jesus always responds to a prayer offered in faith: Your faith has made you well; go in peace. #Quote by The Catholic Church
Catholic Church quotes by Pat Condell
#48. The fact that a Jewish state needs to exist at all - and it does need to exist - is an indictment of all humanity, and especially the Catholic Church, whose centuries-long programme of aggressive Jew hatred has been ingrained right into the European psyche so that it takes almost nothing to bring it out. #Quote by Pat Condell
Catholic Church quotes by Malgorzata Szumowska
#49. The attitude of the Catholic Church towards homosexuality is well known - it is treated as something unnatural, even as a disease. #Quote by Malgorzata Szumowska
Catholic Church quotes by Peter Sagal
#50. Look out sinners because if you do not go to confession, confession will come to you. The Catholic Church in northern England has launched a mobile confession unit called the Mercy Bus. #Quote by Peter Sagal
Catholic Church quotes by Susana Martinez
#51. At 18, I guarded the parking lot at the Catholic church bingos. Now my dad made sure I could take care of myself. I carried a Smith and Wesson 357 magnum. #Quote by Susana Martinez
Catholic Church quotes by Paul Rust
#52. I gotta say, the Catholic Church has churned out a lot of great artists and directors and actors, so if that's all they do, that's fine by me. If they're good at churning out tortured artists, that's great! #Quote by Paul Rust
Catholic Church quotes by Francis J. Beckwith
#53. Moving from unbelief, to Evangelicalism, and finally home to the Catholic Church, Professor Holly Ordway reveals how a gifted mind, longing for transcendence, can only appropriate it if it is wholly given by the reach and power of God's grace. #Quote by Francis J. Beckwith
Catholic Church quotes by Kenneth Clark
#54. The great achievement of the Catholic Church lay in harmonizing, civilizing the deepest impulses of ordinary, ignorant people. #Quote by Kenneth Clark
Catholic Church quotes by Dolores O'Riordan
#55. I was raised Catholic and I have a lot of respect for the good in the Catholic Church. But I don't go to church. #Quote by Dolores O'Riordan
Catholic Church quotes by Hannah Arendt
#56. The Catholic Church then owed its popularity to the widespread popular skepticism which saw in the republic and in democracy the loss of all order, security, and political will. To many the hierarchic system of the Church seemed the only escape from chaos. Indeed, it was this, rather than any religious revivalism, which caused the clergy to be held in respect.39 As a matter of fact, the staunchest supporters of the Church at that period were the exponents of that so-called "cerebral" Catholicism, the "Catholics without faith," who were henceforth to dominate the entire monarchist and extreme nationalist movement. Without believing in their other-worldly basis, these "Catholics" clamored for more power to all authoritarian institutions. This, indeed, had been the line first laid down by Drumont and later endorsed by Maurras.40 #Quote by Hannah Arendt
Catholic Church quotes by Michael Coren
#57. The Church, though, has always held up a mirror in which society can see reflected some of its uglier aspects, and it does not like what it sees. Thus it becomes angry but not, as it should be, with itself, but with the Church. This is particularly noticeable when it comes to issues of personal gratification and sexuality and especially, apart from abortion, when issues of artificial contraception, condoms, and the birth-control pill are discussed. The Church warned in the 1960s that far from creating a more peaceful, content, and sexually fulfilled society, the universal availability of the pill and condoms would lead to the direct opposite. In the decade since, we have seen a seemingly inexorable increase in sexually transmitted diseases, so-called unwanted pregnancies, sexuality-related depression, divorce, family breakdown, pornography addiction, and general unhappiness in the field of sexual relationships. The Church's argument was that far from liberating women, contraception would enable and empower men and reduce the value and dignity of sexuality to the point of transforming what should be a loving and profound act into a mere exchange of bodily fluids. The expunging from the sexual act the possibility of procreation, the Church said, would reduce sexuality to mere self-gratification. Pleasure was vital and God-given but there was also a purpose, a glorious purpose, to sex that went far beyond the merely instant and ultimately selfish. #Quote by Michael Coren
Catholic Church quotes by Mario Cuomo
#58. The Catholic Church did not always teach that life begins at conception. #Quote by Mario Cuomo
Catholic Church quotes by Nancy Gibbs
#59. The Catholic Church is one of the oldest, largest and richest institutions on earth, with a following 1.2 billion strong, and change does not come naturally. #Quote by Nancy Gibbs
Catholic Church quotes by John Zmirak
#60. Hence it's funny to read in the New York Times that liberal Catholic activists are pushing for a change in Church teaching on issues relating to -- well, let's admit it, sex. Nobody is out there demanding the popes revisit the condemnation of Jansenism (don't ask), or settle the question of whether divine grace is or isn't resistable. No, journalists want to know what the Church thinks about whether one person should poke another and, if so, where, when, and how. What liberal Catholics and the journalists who love them are really asking for isfor the Church to admit that it was teaching a set of harsh, repressive errors for nineteen centuries and that now it is very, very sorry. #Quote by John Zmirak
Catholic Church quotes by John Shelby Spong
#61. The 20th century was a turning point; it freed and emancipated women, broke the back of segregation, and began the struggle to give justice to gay and lesbian people. But the Christian church, in both Catholic and Protestant forms, resisted every one of those humanizing developments. The church was on the wrong side of all three of those fights. #Quote by John Shelby Spong
Catholic Church quotes by Norman Geisler
#62. Even Martin Luther and John Calvin believed that the Roman Catholic church, up to the Council of Trent, was basically orthodox - a true church with sound fundamental doctrines as well as significant error. #Quote by Norman Geisler
Catholic Church quotes by Mark Kurlansky
#63. Cod became almost a religious icon - a mythological crusader for Christian observance. #Quote by Mark Kurlansky
Catholic Church quotes by Alejandro Jodorowsky
#64. I grew up in the north of Chile, and this is why there are a lot of religious symbols in my pictures: because the Catholic Church in Latin America is very strong. #Quote by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Catholic Church quotes by Christian Smith
#65. However, one cannot charge with the sin of the separation those who at present are born into these communities [that resulted from such separation] and in them are brought up in the faith of Christ, and the Catholic Church accepts them with respect and affection as brothers. . . All who have been justified by faith in Baptism are incorporated into Christ; they therefore have a right to be called Christians, and with good reason are accepted as brothers in the Lord by the children of the Catholic Church. #Quote by Christian Smith
Catholic Church quotes by Antonella Gambotto-Burke
#66. Corruption,' Jordan Belfort believes, 'is endemic to human being. I mean, even men in monasteries - where enticement is hard to come by – even men in those circumstances have sex with other men and abuse children. Look at the Catholic Church! Man is an imperfect animal and he is corruptible, okay? And in finance, the liquid nature of the market makes corruption very easy. On Wall Street, this liquidity is so in your face -' he suddenly grits his teeth - 'that if you have even the slightest predisposition to the dark side, you become corrupted. In addition to which, those attracted to Wall Street have a predisposition to greed. #Quote by Antonella Gambotto-Burke
Catholic Church quotes by Francis Arinze
#67. Remarkable is the greater openness of the Catholic Church towards people of other religious traditions and persuasions. The development has not been without problems, since some people have resisted it and others have pushed openness beyond the desirable point. #Quote by Francis Arinze
Catholic Church quotes by Stephen Hawking
#68. (The Catholic Church, on the other hand, seized on the big bang model and in 1951 officially pronounced it to be in accordance with the Bible.) There #Quote by Stephen Hawking
Catholic Church quotes by Maureen Howard
#69. The Catholic Church with its foreshortened American history and tangled puritanical roots was as inviolate to my mother and father as it was to the last-ditch aristocrats of Evelyn Waugh. #Quote by Maureen Howard
Catholic Church quotes by Pope Leo XIII
#70. Thoughtful men, with hearts craving the truth, have come to seek in the Catholic Church the road which leads with surety to eternal life. They have understood that they could not cleave to Jesus Christ as the Head of the Church if they did not belong to the Body of Jesus Christ which is the Church. Nor could they ever hope to possess in all its purity the faith of Jesus Christ if they were to reject its legitimate teaching authority entrusted to Peter and his successors. #Quote by Pope Leo XIII
Catholic Church quotes by Martin Sheen
#71. It doesn't really matter how much of the rules or the dogma we accepted and lived by if we're not really living by the fundamental creed of the Catholic Church, which is service to others and finding God in ourselves and then seeing God in everyone - including our enemies. #Quote by Martin Sheen
Catholic Church quotes by Richard Dunphy
#72. [A]t least since the late nineteenth century when the primary role in categorising sexual behaviour and naming what is 'normal' and what is 'perverse' passed, in most industrial societies, from the religious to the medical and scientific professions, we have lived with the notion of distinct categories of people labelled 'homosexual' and 'heterosexual'. (The category 'homosexual' was coined by the Viennese writer Karol Benkert in 1869, 'heterosexual' emerging somewhat later.) Since that time, new discourses have tried to establish the male 'homosexual' as a distinct type of person - as opposed to same-sex attraction or same-sex acts being seen as a potential in everyone. As Peter Tatchell ['It's Just a Phase: Why Homosexuality is Doomed', in Simpson (ed.), Anti-Gay, London: Cassell. 1996] puts it, 'prior to that time … there were only homosexual acts, not homosexual people … [For] the medieval Catholic Church … homosexuality was not … the special sin of a unique class of people but a dangerous temptation to which any mortal might succumb. This doctrine implicitly conceded the attractiveness of same-sex desire, and unwittingly acknowledged its pervasive, universal potential #Quote by Richard Dunphy
Catholic Church quotes by Eric Jerome Dickey
#73. Some crazy man came up to me and started screaming at me about how he hated Allah, and before I could tell him that my family was part of the Catholic Church in India, he knifed me. #Quote by Eric Jerome Dickey
Catholic Church quotes by The Catholic Church
#74. Faith is man's response to God, who reveals himself and gives himself to man, at the same time bringing man a superabundant light as he searches for the ultimate meaning of his life. #Quote by The Catholic Church
Catholic Church quotes by Alex Gibney
#75. In the case of the Catholic Church, it's hard to understand how they so willfully sacrifice the children. #Quote by Alex Gibney
Catholic Church quotes by Michel Templet
#76. The Catholic Church made a serious mistake when they started caring about how many people are in the pews. #Quote by Michel Templet
Catholic Church quotes by Alan Dershowitz
#77. I read in the newspaper that the Catholic Church finally decided that it had been theologically improper to try to convert the Jews. Whoops! Sorry for all those inquisitions, crusades, and autos-da-fe. Previous popes were wrong - infallible, perhaps, but wrong. #Quote by Alan Dershowitz
Catholic Church quotes by Rick Warren
#78. I really do feel that these people are brothers and sisters in God's family. I am looking to build bridges with the Orthodox Church, looking to build bridges with the Catholic Church, with the Anglican church. #Quote by Rick Warren
Catholic Church quotes by Samora Machel
#79. The Catholic Church was the church of the colonial fascist regime. #Quote by Samora Machel
Catholic Church quotes by Wesley Clark
#80. I said the rosary, and I said the Our Father, as they call it in the Catholic Church. One of the things I learned in the conversion process was to say the rosary, and I had a set of rosary beads. So I said 'Hail Mary, full of grace.' #Quote by Wesley Clark
Catholic Church quotes by The Catholic Church
#81. 1862 ... although we can judge that an act is in itself a grave offense, we must entrust judgment of persons to the justice and mercy of God. #Quote by The Catholic Church
Catholic Church quotes by Russell Shorto
#82. [Charles the Fifth], pretty much every way worked to hold up the pillars of the medieval world order: monarchic power, domination by the Catholic Church, feudal land management, divine right, mercantile colonialization, and obedience to authority along the strict metaphysical line of the great chain of being. #Quote by Russell Shorto
Catholic Church quotes by Richard Engel
#83. The Crusades, waged intermittently from 1095 to 1291, but which continued in waves for centuries after that, were military campaigns sanctioned principally by the Roman Catholic Church to reclaim the Holy Land. American students barely learn about the Crusades, but they are essential to understanding the wars of the last decade. #Quote by Richard Engel
Catholic Church quotes by Marcel Lefebvre
#84. This is why I persist, and if you wish to know the real reason for my persistence, it is this. At the hour of my death, when Our Lord asks me: "What have you done with your episcopate, what have you done with your episcopal and priestly grace?" I do not want to hear from his lips the terrible words "You have helped to destroy the Church along with the rest of them." (p. 163) #Quote by Marcel Lefebvre
Catholic Church quotes by Richard Rohr
#85. We grow up as natural optimists as Americans. Catholic priests were so hopeful as we watched the Vatican II experience. Yet, it's a punch in the belly to see what has happened in the church and the world. Dualistic thinking seems to have taken over the church and our politics to a really neurotic degree. #Quote by Richard Rohr
Catholic Church quotes by Alex Gibney
#86. It might kill you to say it, because the film really takes on the Catholic Church, but I do think there is a sort of affection for certain rituals, and an authenticity to the presentation of those rituals, in 'Mea Maxima Culpa.' #Quote by Alex Gibney
Catholic Church quotes by Lino Rulli
#87. I think there's a ton of things about being Catholic that are hard. Going to Church every week is tough. I'd like to go to church, like, every couple of months. Going to confession is hard. Confessing my sins out loud is a very difficult thing. #Quote by Lino Rulli
Catholic Church quotes by Bertrand Russell
#88. That is the idea -- that we should all be wicked if we did not hold to the Christian religion. It seems to me that the people who have held to it have been for the most part extremely wicked. You find this curious fact, that the more intense has been the religion of any period and the more profound has been the dogmatic belief, the greater has been the cruelty and the worse has been the state of affairs. In the so-called ages of faith, when men really did believe the Christian religion in all its completeness, there was the Inquisition, with all its tortures; there were millions of unfortunate women burned as witches; and there was every kind of cruelty practiced upon all sorts of people in the name of religion.

You find as you look around the world that every single bit of progress in humane feeling, every improvement in the criminal law, every step toward the diminution of war, every step toward better treatment of the colored races, or every mitigation of slavery, every moral progress that there has been in the world, has been consistently opposed by the organized churches of the world. I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.

You may think that I am going too far when I say that that is still so. I do not think that I am. Take one fact. You will bear with me if I mention it. It is not a pleasant fact, but the churches compel one to men #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Catholic Church quotes by Chip Heath
#89. The most important lesson to learn about devil's advocacy isn't the need for a formal contrarian position; it's the need to interpret criticism as a noble function. An effective promotor fidei is not a token argumentative smarty-pants; it's someone who deeply respects the Catholic Church and is trying to defend the faith by surfacing contrary arguments in situations where skepticism is unlikely to surface naturally. #Quote by Chip Heath
Catholic Church quotes by Sherman Alexie
#90. I wanted to ask my father about his regrets. I wanted to ask him what was the worst thing he'd ever done. His greatest sin. I wanted to ask him if there was any reason why the Catholic Church would consider him for sainthood. I wanted to open up his dictionary and find the definitions for faith, hope, goodness, sadness, tomato, son, mother, husband, virginity, Jesus, wood, sacrifice, pain, foot, wife, thumb, hand, bread, and sex.
"Do you believe in God?" I asked my father.
"God has lots of potential," he said.
"When you pray," I asked him. "What do you pray about?"
"That's none of your business," he said.
We laughed. We waited for hours for somebody to help us. What is an Indian? I lifted my father and carried him across every border. #Quote by Sherman Alexie
Catholic Church quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#91. When Christ at a symbolic moment was establishing His great society, He chose for its cornerstone neither the brilliant Paul nor the mystic John, but a shuffler, a snob, a coward – in a word, a man. And upon this rock He has built His Church, and the gates of Hell have not prevailed against it. All the empires and the kingdoms have failed, because of this inherent and continual weakness, that they were founded by strong men and upon strong men. But this one thing, the historic Christian Church, was founded on a weak man, and for that reason it is indestructible. For no chain is stronger than its weakest link. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Catholic Church quotes by Pope Benedict XVI
#92. When, for example, in the name of non-discrimination, people try to force the Catholic Church to change her position on homosexuality or the ordination of women, then that means that she is no longer allowed to live out her own identity and that, instead, an abstract, negative religion is being made into a tyrannical standard that everyone must follow. That is then seemingly freedom - for the sole reason that it is liberation from the previous situation. #Quote by Pope Benedict XVI
Catholic Church quotes by E. Paige
#93. O my God, I firmly believe that you are one God in three Divine Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; I believe that your Divine Son became man, and died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths the Holy Catholic Church teaches because You have revealed them, who can neither deceive nor be deceived. An #Quote by E. Paige
Catholic Church quotes by Pope Benedict XVI
#94. [Non-Catholic Christians are] in a gravely deficient situation in comparison with those who, in the [Roman Catholic] church, have the fullness of the means of salvation. #Quote by Pope Benedict XVI
Catholic Church quotes by Pope Leo XIII
#95. We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty. #Quote by Pope Leo XIII
Catholic Church quotes by Susan Jacoby
#96. It is easy to forget, since the Catholic Church is now the only large American religious denomination whose ecclesiastical hierarchy continues to oppose birth control, that only a century ago the leaders of nearly all churches were united in their resistance to any public discussion of the subject. #Quote by Susan Jacoby
Catholic Church quotes by Newt Gingrich
#97. Should the Catholic Church find itself discriminated against by the Obama administration on key delivery of services because of the bias and the bigotry of the administration? #Quote by Newt Gingrich
Catholic Church quotes by Walker Percy
#98. I cannot tolerate this age. And I will not. I might have tolerated you and your Catholic Church, and even joined it, if you had remained true to yourself. Now you're part of the age. You've the same fleas as the dogs you've lain down with. I would have felt at home at Mont-Saint-Michel, the Mount of the Archangel with the flaming sword, or with Richard Coeur de Lion at Acre. They believed in a god who said he came not to bring peace but the sword. Make love not war? I'll take war rather than what this age calls love. #Quote by Walker Percy
Catholic Church quotes by Christopher Buckley
#99. As you know, divorce is still not allowed in the Catholic Church. But here insert a large 'however' - she is liberal in the granting of annulments. #Quote by Christopher Buckley
Catholic Church quotes by Evelyn Waugh
#100. The Roman Catholic Church has the unique power of keeping remote control over human souls which have once been part of her. G.K. Chesterton has compared this to the fisherman's line, which allows the fish the illusion of free play in the water and yet has him by the hook; in his own time the fisherman by a 'twitch upon the thread' draws the fish to land. #Quote by Evelyn Waugh
Catholic Church quotes by Bertrand Russell
#101. The desire for legitimate offspring is, in fact, according to the Catholic Church, the only motive which can justify sexual intercourse. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Catholic Church quotes by Ronald Knox
#102. Roman Catholics have always been able to appeal to the traditions of holy Mother the Church. But the Church of England, as such, has nothing to appeal to. How can we [Anglicans] pretend to appeal to Church traditions, when we have cut ourselves off from the main stream of it and any exposition of it must needs be a raking up of old dead documents, instead of obedience to a living voice? And how can we pretend to appeal to the Bible, when the Bible is for everyman's private interpretation, and not expounded by authority? #Quote by Ronald Knox
Catholic Church quotes by George Orwell
#103. Hereditary aristocracies have always been shortlived, whereas adoptive organisations such as the Catholic Church have sometimes lasted for hundreds or thousands of years. #Quote by George Orwell
Catholic Church quotes by Suzanne Fields
#104. The death of Pope John Paul II led many of different faiths and of no faith to acknowledge their debt to the Roman Catholic Church for holding on to absolutes that the rest of us can measure ourselves against. #Quote by Suzanne Fields
Catholic Church quotes by Dorothy Day
#105. When it comes to labor and politics, I am inclined to be sympathetic
to the left, but when it comes to the Catholic Church, then I am far to
the right. #Quote by Dorothy Day
Catholic Church quotes by George F. Will
#106. But one thing led to another, as things have a way of doing, and in 1948, when I was still not as discerning as one should be when making life-shaping decisions, I became a Cub fan. The Catholic Church thinks seven-year-olds have reached an age of reasoning. The church might want to rethink that. #Quote by George F. Will
Catholic Church quotes by Rashers Tierney
#107. The illicit Irish homemade spirit, poitin was frowned upon by the Catholic Church, which made its manufacture grave enough of a sin to require a bishop's absolution rather than that of the regular parish priest. Ah, the lengths the Irish will go to for "the demon drink! #Quote by Rashers Tierney
Catholic Church quotes by Mark R. Trost
#108. I write with the entire alphabet, not just the popular letters.
Readers don't want to lose themselves in the text. They want to find themselves in it. #Quote by Mark R. Trost
Catholic Church quotes by Avery Johnson
#109. Growing up in New Orleans, my mom and dad were churchgoers. I would go to church with them. Also, I was going to a Catholic school so I had a fascination with the Catholic Church mainly because, in my mind, (their services) didn't take as long. I was bouncing in between my mom's Baptist church, which was called Second Zion Baptist, and going to a Catholic Church. #Quote by Avery Johnson
Catholic Church quotes by Alphonsus Liguori
#110. New revelations regarding faith or morals ... have always been abhorred and challenged in the Church ... Hence, the Sovereign Pontiffs, the Councils, and the Fathers have been most careful to reject all novelties or new doctrines on matters of faith which differed from those already received. #Quote by Alphonsus Liguori
Catholic Church quotes by Gunter Grass
#111. I was brought up Catholic and know the stench of the Catholic Church. I moved away from religion early, but the impression remains. #Quote by Gunter Grass
Catholic Church quotes by Stephen Fry
#112. It's the strangest thing about this church - it is obsessed with sex, absolutely obsessed. Now, they will say we, with our permissive society and rude jokes, are obsessed. No. We have a healthy attitude. We like it, it's fun, it's jolly; because it's a primary impulse it can be dangerous and dark and difficult.
It's a bit like food in that respect, only even more exciting. The only people who are obsessed with food are anorexics and the morbidly obese, and that in erotic terms is the Catholic Church in a nutshell. #Quote by Stephen Fry
Catholic Church quotes by Vincent Of Lerins
#113. What, then, shall a Catholic Christian do ... if some novel contagion attempt to infect no longer a small part of the Church alone but the whole Church alike? He shall then see to it that he cleave unto antiquity, which is now utterly incapable of being seduced by any craft or novelty. #Quote by Vincent Of Lerins
Catholic Church quotes by Kathy Griffin
#114. Presentation was the name of the Catholic church [my mother's family] attended, and this is what I love about the Irish: My mother became known as the second prettiest girl at Presentation parish. "Why was that okay?" I once asked her. "Oh, because everybody knew Mary Griffin was the most beautiful girl at Presentation," she replied. My mom was happy to be on the D-list! Just like I'm not trying to be Brooke Shields, she wasn't trying to be Mary Griffin. #Quote by Kathy Griffin
Catholic Church quotes by Saint Augustine
#115. Wicked sons do not have the Holy Ghost in the same way as do beloved sons, and yet they do have Baptism. So, too, heretics do not have the Church as Catholics have, even though they have Baptism. #Quote by Saint Augustine
Catholic Church quotes by Kitty Kelley
#116. I am what is known as a benched Catholic and disillusioned by the church doctrine. I believe in things the Catholic Church does not believe in: divorce being one, and a women's right to choose being another. #Quote by Kitty Kelley
Catholic Church quotes by Ross Douthat
#117. During a frustrating argument with a Roman Catholic cardinal, Napoleon Bonaparte supposedly burst out: Your eminence, are you not aware that I have the power to destroy the Catholic Church? The cardinal, the anecdote goes, responded ruefully: Your majesty, we, the Catholic clergy, have done our best to destroy the church for the last 1,800 years. We have not succeeded, and neither will you. #Quote by Ross Douthat
Catholic Church quotes by Dylan Moran
#118. I have to say, as much I am respectful of people's faith and the idea of it being necessary for them, but when it comes to the Catholic church as an organization I don't have one scintilla of compassion, understanding, anything. I just think they're the most heinous, corrupt, separatingly vile organization that's ever been on the planet. #Quote by Dylan Moran
Catholic Church quotes by Pope John Paul II
#119. The Church must persist in the teaching transmitted to her by Christ. #Quote by Pope John Paul II
Catholic Church quotes by Anne Hathaway
#120. I disagree with a couple of the stances of the Catholic Church. My older brother is gay, and it's important for me to be able to love him completely and freely, and it's important for me to spread beliefs in the world that are not going to limit people in their love. I can't support a religion that doesn't support my brother. #Quote by Anne Hathaway
Catholic Church quotes by Janine Di Giovanni
#121. It's hard for the Catholic Church to accept change. When the mass was no longer said in Latin, loyalists went into mourning for years. #Quote by Janine Di Giovanni
Catholic Church quotes by Simon Blackburn
#122. Someone sitting on a completely unreasonable belief is sitting on a time bomb. The apparently harmless, idiosyncratic belief of the Catholic Church that one thing may have the substance of another, although it displays absolutely none of its empirical qualities, prepares people for the view that some people are agents of Satan in disguise, which in turn makes it reasonable to destroy them. #Quote by Simon Blackburn
Catholic Church quotes by Gabriel Byrne
#123. I read a lot on the subject and had many conversations, and I have come to the conclusion that the Catholic Church is a force for evil. #Quote by Gabriel Byrne
Catholic Church quotes by Jenny Colgan
#124. Christmas, as a practicing Catholic child, was seen as a reward for lots and lots and lots of church. #Quote by Jenny Colgan
Catholic Church quotes by Peter Kreeft
#125. If the churches ever did reunite, it would have to be into something that was as sacramental and liturgical and authoritative as the Roman Catholic Church and as protesting against abuses and as much focused on the individual in his direct relationship with Christ as the Evangelicals, as charismatic as the Pentecostals, as missionary-minded as the old mainline denominations, as focused on holiness as the Methodists or the Quakers, as committed to the social aspects of the Gospel as the social activists, as Biblical as fundamentalists, and as mystical as the Eastern Orthodox. #Quote by Peter Kreeft
Catholic Church quotes by Sarah MacLean
#126. Nick spoke again. "Her legitimacy will be questioned."
Gabriel thought for several moments. "If our mother married her father, it means that the marchioness must have converted to Catholicism upon arriving in Italy. The Catholic Church would never have acknowledged her marriage in the Church of England."
"Ah, so it is we who are illegitimate." Nick's words were punctuated with a wry smile.
"To Italians, at least," Gabriel said. "Luckily, we are English."
"Excellent. That works out well for us. #Quote by Sarah MacLean
Catholic Church quotes by Indro Montanelli
#127. You give Italy Jesus Christ and you get the Roman Catholic Church. #Quote by Indro Montanelli
Catholic Church quotes by Harvey Cox
#128. The real ecumenical crisis today is not between Catholics and Protestants but between traditional and experimental forms of church life. #Quote by Harvey Cox
Catholic Church quotes by Kevin Hart
#129. When I was in my early 20s I converted to Catholicism after a long period of searching. What I think drew me to the Catholic church is that in Catholicism, prayer suffuses all of one's life by virtue of the sacraments. Prayer is not something which occurs just on Sunday, it doesn't occur only at particular moments of intensity or by particular conventions, one's whole life is given up to prayer in many, many modes. And so everything to do with the faith is trying to put you in relationship with God and trying to make that relationship grow deeper and more mature. #Quote by Kevin Hart
Catholic Church quotes by John McGahern
#130. I belong to the middle class that grew up very influenced by the Catholic church. The people of the novel are from a more pagan and practical world in which the Christianity is just a veneer. #Quote by John McGahern
Catholic Church quotes by Louis MacNeice
#131. Though I do regard the Inquisition in general and the burning of Giordano Bruno in particular as blots on the history of the Roman Catholic Church, I am far from being actuated by hatred of that church, and in fact cannot imagine that European civilization would have developed or survived without it. #Quote by Louis MacNeice
Catholic Church quotes by Anna Quindlen
#132. If there is anyone who's living the work of the New Testament, it's the nuns of the Catholic church and not the Catholic hierarchy. #Quote by Anna Quindlen
Catholic Church quotes by Ignatius Of Antioch
#133. Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church #Quote by Ignatius Of Antioch
Catholic Church quotes by Mick Farren
#134. I think the word is counter-productive. Capitalism is counter-productive to art, just as the Catholic Church was counter-productive to art four hundred years ago. #Quote by Mick Farren
Catholic Church quotes by John Hagee
#135. Most readers will be shocked by the clear record of history linking Adolf Hitler and the Roman Catholic Church in a conspiracy to exterminate the Jews #Quote by John Hagee
Catholic Church quotes by Ignatius Of Antioch
#136. Wherever the bishop shall appear, there let the multitude also be; even as, wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church. #Quote by Ignatius Of Antioch
Catholic Church quotes by Wolfgang Schauble
#137. I want to see religious instruction and sermons held in German in the mosques. The ideal, in my view, would be for imams to be trained in Germany and to speak our language, just as the Roman Catholic Church now holds mass in German and gave up Latin long ago. #Quote by Wolfgang Schauble
Catholic Church quotes by Jodi Picoult
#138. Many trees have died so that the Catholic Church can preach against homosexuality. #Quote by Jodi Picoult
Catholic Church quotes by Hilaire Belloc
#139. The Catholic Church is an institution I am bound to hold divine but for unbelievers a proof of its divinity might be found in the fact that no merely human institution conducted with such knavish imbecility would have lasted a fortnight. #Quote by Hilaire Belloc
Catholic Church quotes by Karl Wiggins
#140. What has officially been declared as the basis of theological studies in the Roman Catholic Church has been enormously influenced by Islam and Muslim beliefs.

Funny old world, isn't it? #Quote by Karl Wiggins
Catholic Church quotes by John C. Wright
#141. If Vulcans had a church, they'd be Catholics. #Quote by John C. Wright
Catholic Church quotes by George Orwell
#142. The older kind of Socialist, who had been trained to fight against something called 'class privilege', assumed that what is not hereditary cannot be permanent. He did not see that the continuity of an oligarchy need not be physical, nor did he pause to reflect that hereditary aristocracies have always been shortlived, whereas adoptive organisations such as the Catholic Church have sometimes lasted for hundreds or thousands of years. The essence of oligarchical rule is not father-to-son inheritance, but the persistence of a certain world-view and a certain way of life, imposed by the dead upon the living. A #Quote by George Orwell
Catholic Church quotes by Edward Gibbon
#143. But this inestimable privilege was soon violated: with the knowledge of truth the emperor imbibed the maxims of persecution; and the sects which dissented from the catholic church were afflicted and oppressed by the triumph of Christianity. Constantine easily believed that the heretics, who presumed to dispute his opinions or to oppose his commands, were guilty of the most absurd and criminal obstinacy; and that a seasonable application of moderate severities might save those unhappy men from the danger of an everlasting condemnation. #Quote by Edward Gibbon
Catholic Church quotes by Matthew Fox
#144. Today's Catholic church seems to reward authoritarian personalities who are clearly ill, violent, sexually obsessed and unable to remember the past. #Quote by Matthew Fox
Catholic Church quotes by Harold J. Laski
#145. It is impossible to make peace with the Roman Catholic Church. It is one of the permanent enemies of all that is decent in human spirit. #Quote by Harold J. Laski
Catholic Church quotes by Gabriel Byrne
#146. The Catholic Church is an innately conservative rock - they call themselves the 'rock of Peter' - and its resistance to change is, ironically, what has kept it constant throughout the ages. #Quote by Gabriel Byrne
Catholic Church quotes by Marcel Lefebvre
#147. God does not punish, just as the Church no longer condemns, except those who stay faithful to Tradition. (p. 61) #Quote by Marcel Lefebvre
Catholic Church quotes by Ernest Hemingway,
#148. I suppose she only wanted what she couldn't have. Well, people were that way. To hell with people. The Catholic Church had an awfully good way of handling all that. Good advice, anyways. Not to think about it. Oh, it was swell advice. Try and take it sometime. Try and take it. #Quote by Ernest Hemingway,
Catholic Church quotes by Avro Manhattan
#149. The Catholic Church must be the biggest corporation in the United States. We have a branch office in every neighborhood. Our assets and real estate holdings must exceed those of Standard Oil, A.T.&T., and U.S. Steel combined. And our roster of dues-paying members must be second only to the tax rolls of the United States Government. #Quote by Avro Manhattan
Catholic Church quotes by Albert Einstein
#150. Only the Catholic Church protested against the Hitlerian onslaught on liberty. Up till then I had not been interested in the Church, but today I feel a great admiration for the Church, which alone has had the courage to struggle for spiritual truth and moral liberty #Quote by Albert Einstein
Catholic Church quotes by Martin Niemoller
#151. When Hitler came for the Jews ... I was not a Jew, therefore, I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the Catholics, I was not a Catholic, and therefore, I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the unions and the industrialists, I was not a member of the unions and I was not concerned. Then, Hitler attacked me and the Protestant church - and there was nobody left to be concerned. #Quote by Martin Niemoller
Catholic Church quotes by Daniel De Leon
#152. The Catholic Church ... upheld feudalism, then monarchism, warning of growing evils and possible revolutions. In the same manner, and under the same reservations, she now upholds capitalism; but, above all things and forever, she upholds the Catholic Church. #Quote by Daniel De Leon
Catholic Church quotes by Pope Innocent III
#153. By heart we believe and by mouth confess the one Church, not of heretics but the Holy Roman, Catholic, and Apostolic Church outside which we believe that no one is saved. #Quote by Pope Innocent III
Catholic Church quotes by Gary D. Schmidt
#154. I lit a candle in a Catholic church for the first time that afternoon. Me, a Presbyterian. I lit a candle in the warm, dark, waxy-smelling air of Saint Adelbert's. I put it beside the one that Mrs. Baker lit. I don't know what she prayed for, but I prayed that no atomic bomb would ever drop on Camillo Junior High or the Quaker meetinghouse or the old jail or Temple Emmanuel or Hicks Park or Saint Paul's Episcopal School or Saint Adelbert's. I prayed for Lieutenant Baker, missing in action somewhere in the jungles of Vietnam near Khesanh. I prayed for Danny Hupfer, sweating it out in Hebrew school right then. I prayed for my sister, driving in a yellow bug toward California - or maybe she was there already, trying to find herself. And I hoped that it was okay to pray for a bunch of things with one candle. #Quote by Gary D. Schmidt
Catholic Church quotes by Robin Morgan
#155. When table utensils were invented in the 1100s, the Catholic Church condemned them as obscene and heretical, claiming, 'God gave us fingers with which to eat.' And we're supposed to get politically discouraged? Oh please. We're being opposed by people who denounced the fork. #Quote by Robin Morgan
Catholic Church quotes by Tom Lehrer
#156. Well I wasn't really attacking the religious beliefs, I was attacking the formality of the rituals of the Catholic church; however, people took it wrongly. #Quote by Tom Lehrer
Catholic Church quotes by Thomas Aquinas
#157. Just as in one man there is one soul and one body, yet many members; even so the Catholic Church is one body, having many members. The soul that quickens this body is the Holy Spirit; and therefore in the Creed after confessing our belief in the Holy Spirit, we are bid to believe in the Holy Catholic Church. #Quote by Thomas Aquinas
Catholic Church quotes by Peter Jurasik
#158. I left because I decided it just really wasn't for me, and I got a better understanding of what the Catholic Church needed from its priests and ministers. #Quote by Peter Jurasik
Catholic Church quotes by Robin Morgan
#159. Although every organized religion works overtime to contribute its own brand of misogyny to the myth of woman-hate, woman-fear, and woman-evil, the Roman Catholic church also carries the immense power of very directly affecting women's lives everywhere by its stand against birth control and abortion, and by its use of skillful and wealthy lobbies to prevent legislative change. It is an obscenity-an all-male hierarchy, celibate or not, that presumes to rule on the lives and bodies of millions of women. #Quote by Robin Morgan
Catholic Church quotes by Saint Augustine
#160. I do not doubt that all those who have received Baptism anywhere and from whomever do have Baptism, as long as it was consecrated with the words of the Gospel and they received it without pretence on their part and with some degree of faith. However, it would not avail them for their spiritual salvation if they were lacking in that charity by which they might be implanted in the Catholic Church. #Quote by Saint Augustine
Catholic Church quotes by Thomas Hobbes
#161. For, from the time that the Bishop of Rome had gotten to be acknowledged for bishop universal, by pretence of succession to St. Peter, their whole hierarchy, or kingdom of darkness, may be compared not unfitly to the kingdom of fairies; that is, to the old wives' fables in England concerning ghosts and spirits, and the feats they play in the night. And if a man consider the original of this great ecclesiastical dominion, he will easily perceive that the papacy is no other than the ghost of the deceased Roman Empire, sitting crowned upon the grave thereof: for so did the papacy start up on a sudden out of the ruins of that heathen power. #Quote by Thomas Hobbes
Catholic Church quotes by Augustin Misago
#162. They say the Catholic church played a big role in the genocide ... and now they have me, a bishop, as proof, a prize to say there, that's what they did. #Quote by Augustin Misago
Catholic Church quotes by The Catholic Church
#163. To live, grow, and persevere in the faith until the end we must nourish it with the word of God; we must beg the Lord to increase our faith;45 it must be "working through charity," abounding in hope, and rooted in the faith of the Church.46 (2089, 1037, 2016, 2573, 2849) #Quote by The Catholic Church
Catholic Church quotes by Patrick Leahy
#164. For the church to say that abortion is not acceptable for a Catholic is fine. To say directly or indirectly that on something that is a church teaching that you must also vote according to that - that's not acceptable in a country based on the First Amendment. #Quote by Patrick Leahy
Catholic Church quotes by Michael Caine
#165. At age 11, I went to a Jewish school. I speak Yiddish. I'm Church of England Protestant. My father was Catholic, and my mother was Protestant. My wife is a Muslim. #Quote by Michael Caine
Catholic Church quotes by Ken Follett
#166. All Europe was watching Spain. The left-wing government elected last February had suffered an attempted military coup backed by Fascists and conservatives. The rebel general Franco had won support from the Catholic Church. The news had struck the rest of the continent like an earthquake. After Germany and Italy would Spain, too, fall under the curse of Fascism? "The revolt was botched, as you probably know, and it almost failed," Billy went on. "But Hitler and Mussolini came to the rescue, and saved the insurrection by airlifting thousands of rebel troops from North Africa as reinforcements." Lenny put in: "And the unions saved the government!" "That's true," Billy said. "The government was slow to react, but the trade unions led the way in organizing workers and arming them with weapons they seized from military arsenals, ships, gun shops, and anywhere else they could find them. #Quote by Ken Follett
Catholic Church quotes by Kirk Hammett
#167. Musically, there's a movement called the flatted fifth that's really evil-sounding. It was outlawed by the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages. That movement is what gives you a real evil sound that conjures up dark, fantastic images. It's like an audio horror movie. It personifies what a horror movie is about. #Quote by Kirk Hammett
Catholic Church quotes by Giles Gilbert Scott
#168. The artistic taste of the Catholic priests is appalling and I am most anxious to have a Catholic church in which everything is genuine and good, and not tawdry and ostentatious. #Quote by Giles Gilbert Scott
Catholic Church quotes by Richard Rodriguez
#169. Of all the institutions in their lives, only the Catholic Church has seemed aware of the fact that my mother and father are thinkers - persons aware of the experience of their lives. Other institutions - the nation's political parties, the industries of mass entertainment and communications, the companies that employed them - have all treated my parents with condescension. #Quote by Richard Rodriguez
Catholic Church quotes by Erik Von Kuehnelt-Leddihn
#170. Russian bolshevism, replacing eastern Christendom by the grim religiosity of Marx, produced a caricature of the evangelical counsels with many a diabolical aspect. There is a good deal of "communism" in monasteries and convents, yet this is based upon a voluntary renunciation of perfect human rights. On account of our free will we can make supreme sacrifices which ennobles our very existence. Bolshevism on the other hand forces us brutally into a parody of monastic life amidst fellow monks and fellow nuns who hate their habit and sigh under the ferocious tyranny of their pseudo-abbot. This evil distortion of an otherwise Christian ideal is more satanic than wanton, a thoroughly pagan and diabolic opposition to Christian existence. This explains also the reason why the Vatican has found stronger words against "altruistic" bolshevism than against egoistic capitalism #Quote by Erik Von Kuehnelt-Leddihn
Catholic Church quotes by Chris Matthews
#171. Those who saw Pope John Paul II either in person or through the mass media glimpsed a man who millions of Catholics believe may be one of the greatest popes in the history of the church. #Quote by Chris Matthews
Catholic Church quotes by Gene Luen Yang
#172. In 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized 120 saints of China, 87 of whom were ethnically Chinese. My home church was incredibly excited because this was the first time the Roman Catholic Church acknowledged Chinese citizens in this way. #Quote by Gene Luen Yang
Catholic Church quotes by Michael Coren
#173. Galileo was challenged because he declared a theory to be a fact and argued with the Church about the genuine meaning of the Bible. #Quote by Michael Coren
Catholic Church quotes by Madeline Zima
#174. I took Latin and Spanish. I can speak a very small amount of Spanish, but Latin has sort of gone away! Unless I was joining the Catholic Church, there would be no need to learn Latin. #Quote by Madeline Zima
Catholic Church quotes by Saint Augustine
#175. I would not believe in the Gospel if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so. #Quote by Saint Augustine
Catholic Church quotes by Antonio De Oliveira Salazar
#176. Portugal was born in the shadow of the Catholic Church and religion, from the beginning it was the formative element of the soul of the nation and the dominant trait of character of the Portuguese people. #Quote by Antonio De Oliveira Salazar
Catholic Church quotes by Lancelot Andrewes
#177. Let us pray for the Catholic Church; for the Churches throughout the whole world; that is, for their truth, unity, and stability; that in all charity may flourish, and truth may live. For our own Church, that what is lacking in it may be supplied; what is unsound, corrected; that all Heresies, Schisms, Scandals, as well public as private, may be removed. Correct the wandering, convert the unbelieving, increase the faith of the Church, destroy Heresies, discover the crafty enemies, crush the violent. #Quote by Lancelot Andrewes
Catholic Church quotes by Michael Shermer
#178. It was the Roman Catholic Church that first articulated the witch theory of causality in medieval Europe with the Papal Bull of Innocent VIII in 1484, Summis Desiderantes Affectibus (Desiring with Supreme Ardor), followed two years later with the Catholic clergyman Heinrich Kramer's Malleus Maleficarum (Hammer of the Witch). The latter was a how-to manual on finding and prosecuting witches, who, it alleged, were able to copulate with the devil, steal men's penises, wreck ships, ruin crops, eat babies, turn men into frogs, shed no tears, cast no shadow in the sun, have hair that could not be cut, and pretty much anything considered to be "devilish" and "wicked. #Quote by Michael Shermer
Catholic Church quotes by Howard Zinn
#179. Catholic Church, expelled all the Jews, #Quote by Howard Zinn
Catholic Church quotes by Richard John Neuhaus
#180. The propensity to say and do dumb things, and even wicked things, is simply part of human nature. One can blame the Church or Christianity for such things only on the thoroughly unwarranted assumption that Christianity claims to have abolished human nature. The truth is that Christianity, and the Catholic Church in particular, is the mother of Western civilization, with all it strengths and weaknesses, including its frequently exaggerated penchant for self-criticism. Like others who know what it is to be a mother, she is not surprised, although sometimes disappointed, when she is blamed for everything and thanked for nothing. #Quote by Richard John Neuhaus
Catholic Church quotes by Patricia King
#181. A move of the Spirit of God is coming to the Catholic Church. The youth in particular will be ignited with a fresh fire of zeal and passion for Christ and His Gospel. A radical company of Believers will arise in the Catholic Church during this move, and they will release a flow of God's love and truth into the nations. #Quote by Patricia King
Catholic Church quotes by Evelyn Waugh
#182. The best I can tell you in that way is that I'm much more at ease with fellow-Catholics than I am with heathens or Protestants. One has so many basic assumptions in common that there's so much that doesn't need saying, and when you're talking to even the most amusing and intelligent heathen you suddenly find that something you've said has no meaning at all to them. #Quote by Evelyn Waugh
Catholic Church quotes by Kenneth Atchity
#183. It's the Greek letters chi and rho, found together on Constantine's military standard, the labarum." "I've seen the Chi-Rho above the main altar of nearly every Catholic church I've visited since I was a kid. But it represents the first two letters of 'Christ' - xristos in Greek." "You're right," Emily agreed. "But Xristos is an ancient word, meaning 'the anointed' or 'awaited' one; and it actually derives from Chronos, the god of Time. It goes back at least as far as Homer, who was said to have lived during the eighth century B.C. #Quote by Kenneth Atchity
Catholic Church quotes by Harry Belafonte
#184. The Catholic Church had strict racial attitudes and intolerance for anybody who was not Catholic. When I look at a lot of Black ministers and what went on in the Black church, I was more caught up with those who were in Cadillacs and shiny suits than I was with those who were Kingian in their style. #Quote by Harry Belafonte
Catholic Church quotes by Rumer Godden
#185. One of the good things about a Catholic church is that it isn't respectable," she had told Richard. "You can find anyone in it, from duchesses to whores, from tramps to kings. #Quote by Rumer Godden
Catholic Church quotes by Chris Matthews
#186. The Catholic Church [with Pope John Paul II] has lost its shepherd. The world has lost a champion of human freedom. #Quote by Chris Matthews
Catholic Church quotes by Chris Tomlin
#187. The band and I were leading at a Youth Specialties convention. We were asked to back up Matt Maher for one of the sessions. Matt handed us the chord charts and, with less than 5 minutes of practice, we were playing it live. I fell in love with this song immediately. You can't hear the message of God's sufficient grace too many times. Matt is a great lead worshiper and is a part of Life Teen, a growing worship movement in the Catholic Church. #Quote by Chris Tomlin
Catholic Church quotes by Charles L. Bailey Jr.
#188. The Rochester group [of VOTF], however, was met with some concern as they found it hard to believe my account as it unfolded before them. I feel that some people have a hard time with the truths around us, not only the sexual abuse by priests, but all bad things. I call it chosen ignorance. This modified form of ignorance is found in people who, if confronted with certain truths realize that they have to accept them and thereby acknowledge evil, and that scares them. Opening up and letting the truth in might knock them off their perceived center. It is too hard, period.
(VOTF - Voice of the Faithful - a Catholic group that wants to change the Church, keep the faith.) #Quote by Charles L. Bailey Jr.
Catholic Church quotes by Doug Stanhope
#189. The catholic church has a lot more money than any Colombian cartel and they leave a lot more bodies in their wake. #Quote by Doug Stanhope
Catholic Church quotes by John Adams
#190. Indeed, Mr. Jefferson, what could be invented to debase the ancient Christianism, which Greeks, Romans, Hebrews and Christian factions, above all the Catholics, have not fraudulently imposed upon the public? Miracles after miracles have rolled down in torrents, wave succeeding wave in the Catholic church, from the Council of Nicea, and long before, to this day. #Quote by John Adams
Catholic Church quotes by Kate Atkinson
#191. The roof of the big top was dark blue, spangled with silver stars, and it reminded him of something but he couldn't think what, and then he realized it was the roof - the vault of heaven - in a side chapel at the Catholic church where his mother dragged them three times a day on Sunday when they were very small, until she ran out of energy and let the devil have them. (One Good Turn) #Quote by Kate Atkinson
Catholic Church quotes by Tim Wise
#192. Elsewhere, evidence of callousness to the homeless is even more blatant. As just one example, Hawaii state representative Tom Brower proudly goes hunting for homeless people who have filled shopping carts with their meager belongings; upon finding them, Brower, who says he's "disgusted" by the homeless, smashes their carts with a sledgehammer.70 Even in relatively "liberal" San Francisco, the city's main Catholic Church has installed a sprinkler system to drench homeless folks who occasionally sleep in the doorways.71 And recently, Alaska Congressman Don Young suggested that if wolves were introduced into communities where they weren't currently to be found, those areas "wouldn't have a homeless problem anymore."72 It is no doubt this kind of visceral contempt that animates the recent rise in hateful assaults upon the homeless around the nation. #Quote by Tim Wise
Catholic Church quotes by Pope Pius XII
#193. 62. It is neither wise nor laudable to reduce everything to antiquity by every possible device. Thus, to cite some instances, one would be straying from the straight path were he to wish the altar restored to its primitive table form; were he to want black excluded as a color for the liturgical vestments; were he to forbid the use of sacred images and statues in Churches; were he to order the crucifixes designed that the Divine Redeemer's Body shows no trace of His cruel sufferings; lastly were he to disdain and reject polyphonic music or singing in parts, even where it conforms to regulations issued by the Holy See. #Quote by Pope Pius XII
Catholic Church quotes by Bill Maher
#194. Since the Icelandic volcano obviously needs a virgin sacrifice and the Catholic Church obviously needs new leadership the Pope must volunteer to jump in the volcano. Pontiff, don't think of it as endorsing paganism, think of it as supersizing Ash Wednesday. #Quote by Bill Maher
Catholic Church quotes by Honore De Balzac
#195. Once she has committed sin, there is nothing left for the Protestant woman, whereas the Catholic Church, hope of forgiveness makes a woman sublime. #Quote by Honore De Balzac
Catholic Church quotes by David Cross
#196. I guess the lesson to be learned from the [Catholic] church is that while homosexuality is a sin against GOD, molestation and rape, well... they're just sins against a child. #Quote by David Cross
Catholic Church quotes by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
#197. Islam influences every aspect of believers' lives. Women are denied their social and economic rights in the name of Islam, and ignorant women bring up ignorant children. Sons brought up watching their mother being beaten will use violence. Why was it racist to ask this question? Why was it antiracist to indulge people's attachment to their old ideas and perpetuate this misery? I read the works of the great thinkers of the Enlightenment - Spinoza, Locke, Kant, Mill, Voltaire - and the modern ones, Russell and Popper,
with my full attention, not just as a class assignment. All life is problem solving, Popper says. There are no absolutes; progress comes through critical thought. Popper admired Kant and Spinoza but criticized them when he felt their arguments were weak. I wanted to be like Popper: free of constraint, recognizing greatness but unafraid to detect its flaws.
Spinoza was clear-minded and fearless. He was the first modern European to state clearly that the world is not ordained by a separate God. Nature created itself, Spinoza said. Reason, not obedience, should guide our lives. Though it took centuries to crumble, the entire ossified cage of European social hierarchy - from kings to serfs, and between men and women, all of it shored up by the Catholic Church - was destroyed by this thought. Now, surely, it was Islam's turn to be tested. #Quote by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Catholic Church quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#198. The Catholic Church is the only thing which saves a man from the degrading slavery of being a child of his age #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Catholic Church quotes by Chris Matthews
#199. Pope John Paul II was fascinated by the United States. And I think he was initially surprised at the vigor of the Catholic Church in the United States. Maybe some of the press that we had gotten he found wasn't true. No, I think he suspected the church in the United States. Did he challenge us to some things? Sure, he did. But, no, I always - I think there was a good alliance. There was a good gel there. #Quote by Chris Matthews
Catholic Church quotes by Tina Fey
#200. At the request of the Catholic Church, a three-day sex orgy to be held near Rio de Janeiro was cancelled last Friday. So instead I spent the weekend cleaning my apartment. #Quote by Tina Fey
Catholic Church quotes by Henry Wotton
#201. Take heed of thinking. The farther you go from the church of Rome, the nearer you are to God. #Quote by Henry Wotton
Catholic Church quotes by Eddie Huang
#202. What we did do was got to Chinese school. Whether you lived in D.C., Ann Arbor, New York, or Orlando, if there were Chinese people, there were Chinese schools where you went every Sunday to take Chinese Language and cultural classes. Chinese people would drive hours from every direction to take their kids to school. All teachers were volunteers and the parents chipped in to keep it going. While the rest of America went to church, we learned how to read right to left. #Quote by Eddie Huang
Catholic Church quotes by Various
#203. A bartender walks into a church, a temple and a mosque. He has no idea how jokes work. #Quote by Various
Catholic Church quotes by Angus T. Jones
#204. I am doing a lot of work for my church, taking an evangelism class, doing a lot of reading - mostly the Bible and things that coordinate with the Bible and go with the evangelism class. #Quote by Angus T. Jones
Catholic Church quotes by Angela Doll Carlson
#205. When I am away from Liturgy for too long, I find I burn for it now, for the steadiness of the calendar, the words" that ring out in repetition, the heavy scented air. When I return each week, I am coming home again. Liturgy is written into my flesh, sinking into my skin and my spirit. #Quote by Angela Doll Carlson
Catholic Church quotes by Susan Kay
#206. In point of fact I was a perfectly devoted and dutiful little Catholic - until the day I learned that animals have no souls. #Quote by Susan Kay
Catholic Church quotes by David Ogilvy
#207. You can't save souls in an empty church. #Quote by David Ogilvy
Catholic Church quotes by Frank W. Boreham
#208. If the church is to impress the world with the deathless hope of the everlasting Gospel, she must be animated by that hope herself. #Quote by Frank W. Boreham
Catholic Church quotes by N. T. Wright
#209. Unless a person can give reasons, there is, literally, no reason why anyone else should take that person seriously. But without reasons, all we are left with is emotional blackmail. We sometimes call it 'moral blackmail,' but it has nothing to do with morals, only with the implied juvenile threat of having a tantrum unless everyone else gives in. #Quote by N. T. Wright
Catholic Church quotes by Robert Vaughn
#210. I come from a long line of staunch Irish Catholics. #Quote by Robert Vaughn
Catholic Church quotes by Michael McMillian
#211. I grew up in the Midwest and had a lot of exposure to big religion. I went to church every Sunday - my mother even sang in the choir - and most families I knew where practicing Christians. #Quote by Michael McMillian
Catholic Church quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#212. The church is God's elect that God wants to raise in the country to give hope to everyone #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Catholic Church quotes by Peter Ustinov
#213. I have four children which is not bad considering I'm not a Catholic. #Quote by Peter Ustinov
Catholic Church quotes by Charlotte Church
#214. I'm just experimenting with every different type of music you can imagine and seeing where my voice lies and what sounds best. I think when I do finally do the album it will be very eclectic - just loads of different stuff on it. That's what I am hoping. #Quote by Charlotte Church
Catholic Church quotes by Adrian Barnes
#215. What we can't change has to be a church', Paul. Get it? #Quote by Adrian Barnes
Catholic Church quotes by Mark M. Bello
#216. A bishop in the church swore on oath, to tell the truth in this court, and then lied to you, ladies and gentlemen! Are we surprised? What do we expect from a man who conspires to obstruct justice, tampers with witnesses, plants listening devices in people's homes and offices, and offers huge amounts of cash in exchange for silence? #Quote by Mark M. Bello
Catholic Church quotes by Sherwin B. Nuland
#217. And when he died, I was glad. I know it sounds terrible to say that, but I was happy he was relieved of that degrading sickness. I knew he never suffered, and I knew he had no idea what was happening to him, and I was grateful for that. It was a blessing - it was the only thing that kept me going, all of those months and years. But it was a horrible thing to watch happening to someone I loved so much. You know, when I went to the hospital after Phil died, they asked me if I wanted to see his body. I said no. My friend, who is a devout Catholic, had gone with me, and she couldn't understand my refusal. But I didn't want to remember that face dead. You have to understand - it wasn't for me that I felt that way. It was for him. #Quote by Sherwin B. Nuland
Catholic Church quotes by Ambrose
#218. The Church was redeemed at the price of Christ's blood. Jew or Greek, it makes no difference; but if he has believed, he must circumcise himself from his sins [in baptism (Col. 2:11-12)] so that he can be saved ... for no one ascends into the kingdom of heaven except through the sacrament of baptism ... "Unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God" #Quote by Ambrose
Catholic Church quotes by Christopher J.H. Wright
#219. If our mission is to share good news, we need to be good news people. If we preach transformation, we need to show some evidence of what transformation looks like. #Quote by Christopher J.H. Wright
Catholic Church quotes by Rick Warren
#220. Every church is flawed. Still, you'd better learn to love it since it's the only group Jesus said he's taking to Heaven. #Quote by Rick Warren
Catholic Church quotes by Orson Scott Card
#221. If the Church has no the authority to tell its members that they may not engage in homosexual practices, then it has no authority at all. And if we accept the argument of the hypocrites of homosexuality that their sin is not a sin, we have destroyed ourselves. #Quote by Orson Scott Card
Catholic Church quotes by Catherine Lacey
#222. He believed that all forms of government were spiritually bankrupt, that the only true way to follow Jesus was to be radically self-reliant – off every grid. The energy grid was wasteful and corrupt, and the food grid devalued and destroyed the planet, and the culture at large was full of pain and deceit, and money itself was truly evil, and even the church (or, as he would say, the corporation that calls itself the church) was the most corrupt – contaminated by money and political greed and widespread land ownership. Worst of all, they called themselves holy. #Quote by Catherine Lacey
Catholic Church quotes by Charles Fillmore
#223. The true church is not made of creeds and forms, nor is it contained in walls of wood and stone; the heart of man is its temple and the Spirit of truth is the one guide into all Truth. When men learn to turn within to the Spirit of truth, who is in each one for his light and inspiration, the differences between the churches of man will be eliminated, and the one church will be recognized. #Quote by Charles Fillmore
Catholic Church quotes by A.W. Tozer
#224. Wherever we turn in the church of God, there is Jesus. He is the beginning, middle and end of everything to us ... #Quote by A.W. Tozer
Catholic Church quotes by Lisa Leslie
#225. I've grown so much since 1996. I think that was the turning point of when I started to go to church every Sunday and not just because you're supposed to. But because you enjoy going and listening to the Word and being excited about it. #Quote by Lisa Leslie
Catholic Church quotes by Richelle Mead
#226. This isn't over. I won't give up on you."
"I've given up on you," he said back, voice also soft. "Love fades. Mine has."
I stared at him in disbelief. All this time, he'd never phrased it like that. His protests had always been about some greater good, about the remorse he felt over being a monster of how it had scarred him from love. I've given up on you. Love fades. Mine has.
I backed up, the sting of those words hitting me as hard as if he'd slapped me. Something shifted in his features, like maybe he knew how much he'd hurt me. I didn't stick around to see. Instead, I pushed my way out of the aisle and ran out the doors in the back, afraid that if I stayed any longer, everyone in the church would see me cry. #Quote by Richelle Mead
Catholic Church quotes by Michael S. Horton
#227. All of our faith and practice arise out of the drama of Scripture, the "big story" that traces the plot of history from creation to consummation, with Christ as its Alpha and Omega, beginning and end. And out of the throbbing verbs of this unfolding drama God reveals stable nouns - doctrines. From what God does in history we are taught certain things about who he is and what it means to be created in his image, fallen, and redeemed, renewed, and glorified in union with Christ. As the Father creates his church, in his Son and by his Spirit, we come to realize what this covenant community is and what it means to belong to it; what kind of future is promised to us in Christ, and how we are to live here and now in the light of it all. The drama and the doctrine provoke us to praise and worship - doxology - and together these three coordinates give us a new way of living in the world as disciples. #Quote by Michael S. Horton
Catholic Church quotes by Stanley Hauerwas
#228. Mainline American Protestantism, as is often the case, plodded wearily along as if nothing had changed. Like an aging dowager, living in a decaying mansion on the edge of town, bankrupt and penniless, house decaying around her but acting as if her family still controlled the city, our theologians and church leaders continued to think and act as if we were in charge, as if the old arrangements were still valid. #Quote by Stanley Hauerwas
Catholic Church quotes by Scot McKnight
#229. What the church most needs is not heroes of faith, but faithful followers of Jesus. #Quote by Scot McKnight
Catholic Church quotes by Sheri L. Dew
#230. Through the years, I, like you, have experienced pressures and disappointments that would have crushed me had I not been able to draw upon a source of wisdom and strength far greater than my own. He has never forgotten or forsaken me, and I have come to know for myself that Jesus is the Christ and that this is His Church. #Quote by Sheri L. Dew
Catholic Church quotes by Megan McKenna
#231. Whenever we use our religion, as individuals, or as groups within the church, to act in tandem with political and economic groups that arrest the voice of truth or destroy others, then we are Judas. #Quote by Megan McKenna
Catholic Church quotes by Paul Johnson
#232. This was all very well: Columbanus's success indicates the appeal of his mission. But his activities, for the first time, brought the nature of Celtic monasticism firmly to the attention of the Church authorities
to western bishops in general, and to the Bishop of Rome in particular. The Irish monks were not heretical. But they were plainly unorthodox. They did not look right, to begin with. They had the wrong tonsure. Rome, as was natural, had 'the tonsure of St Peter', that is, a shaven crown. Easterners had the tonsure of St Paul, totally shaven; and if they wished to take up an appointment in the West they had to wait until their rim grew before being invested. But the Celts looked like nothing on earth: they had their hair long at the back and, on the shaven front part, a half-circle of hair from one ear to the other, leaving a band across the forehead. #Quote by Paul Johnson
Catholic Church quotes by Banani Ray
#233. If you want to have peace on this planet full of stress and turmoil, go to a tree, and hug it.
Go to them as if, you are visiting a temple or church. Walk barefoot and touch them in reverence with both your hands. #Quote by Banani Ray
Catholic Church quotes by Jodi Picoult
#234. You know ... how it feels to sit at a bar and not be judged- to just have a drink and let it all hang out. Why can't the church be more like that? Why can't you walk in and say, "Oh, God, it's just you. Cool. I can be myself now." Not in a way that ignores our sins- but in a way that makes us accountable for them. #Quote by Jodi Picoult
Catholic Church quotes by Shane Claiborne
#235. I used to think you all were missionaries bringing the gospel to your neighborhood, but now I see that it is in your neighborhood that you have learned the gospel, and that you are actually missionaries to the church. #Quote by Shane Claiborne
Catholic Church quotes by Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.
#236. A church can offer living and palpable proof that the gospel makes a real difference for real people living in the real world. #Quote by Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.
Catholic Church quotes by Bono
#237. I put Catholic guilt to work pretty good for a rich rock star. #Quote by Bono

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