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Catholic quotes by John Cusack
#1. I was raised Irish Catholic, but I don't consider myself Irish Catholic: I consider myself me, an American. #Quote by John Cusack
Catholic quotes by William Winwood Reade
#2. A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality. #Quote by William Winwood Reade
Catholic quotes by Galileo Galilei
#3. 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 quotes by Holly Black
#4. Aaron looks like a con man who got hit with a shrink ray and you look like you're going to Catholic school. #Quote by Holly Black
Catholic quotes by Christopher West
#5. In the sacraments, spirit and matter "kiss." Heaven and earth embrace in a union that will never end. #Quote by Christopher West
Catholic quotes by Fulton J. Sheen
#6. In moments when fever, agony, and pain make it hard to pray, the suggestion of prayer that comes from merely holding the rosary - or better still, from caressing the Crucifix at the end of it - is tremendous! #Quote by Fulton J. Sheen
Catholic quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#7. The Christian saints did not merely resemble the old polytheistic gods. Often they were these very same gods in disguise. For example, the chief goddess of Celtic Ireland prior to the coming of Christianity was Brigid. When Ireland was Christianised, Brigid too was baptised. She became St Brigit, who to this day is the most revered saint in Catholic Ireland. The #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Catholic quotes by Michael A. Mullett
#8. 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 quotes by Chad A. Ripperger
#9. Prayer for Protection Against Curses, Harm and Accidents Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to protect my family from sickness, from all harm and from accidents. If any of us has been subjected to any curses, hexes or spells, I beg Thee to declare these curses, hexes or spells null and void. If any evil spirits have been sent against us, I ask Christ to decommission you and I ask that you be sent to the foot of His Cross to be dealt with as He will. Then, Lord, I ask Thee to send Thy holy Angels to guard and protect all of us. #Quote by Chad A. Ripperger
Catholic quotes by Christopher Buckley
#10. At the senior prom for my Catholic boarding school, I was feeling manly, so I shaved, even though I didn't need to. Being inexperienced, I managed to slice a quarter-inch gash into my lower chin a half hour before I picked up my date. #Quote by Christopher Buckley
Catholic quotes by Nanavira Thera
#11. A man may take his own life for many reasons, and it is impossible to make a general statement; but whenever suicide is a gesture - done, that is, to impress or influence or embarrass others - it is always, so it seems to me, a sign of immaturity and muddled thinking. However much we may admire the fortitude of this Vietnamese monk, the wisdom of his action remains very much in doubt. I do not know the details of the provocation offered by the Catholic Head of State, but the monk appears to have killed himself 'fighting for the cause of Buddhism'. Certainly this action is infinitely more honourable than the setting fire to churches and the crowning of statues that seem to be the favoured methods of giving battle in this country; but it does not follow that it is any the less misguided. #Quote by Nanavira Thera
Catholic quotes by Pope Pius XI
#12. There is a species of moral, legal, and social modernism which we condemn, no less decidedly than we condemn theological modernism. #Quote by Pope Pius XI
Catholic quotes by Patricia Arquette
#13. I grew up with a lot of spirituality. It wasn't necessarily organized religion, because my mom was Jewish and my dad was Muslim. I went to Catholic school. There was a lot of conversation about comparative religions. #Quote by Patricia Arquette
Catholic quotes by Chaka Khan
#14. I was born and raised in the University of Chicago area and had an uneventful middle-class Catholic childhood. I had a heavy Catholic upbringing and Catholicism is terrible - it's the reason there were slaves. Mass every morning at seven o'clock during Lent. It's a totally negative, man-made religion. #Quote by Chaka Khan
Catholic quotes by Karl Marx
#15. It is well known how the monks wrote silly lives of Catholic Saints over the manuscripts on which the classical works of ancient heathendom had been written. #Quote by Karl Marx
Catholic quotes by Christopher West
#16. 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 quotes by Joseph Brodsky
#17. I'm neither Catholic not Protestant. Protestant sounds good but I don't think I am. #Quote by Joseph Brodsky
Catholic quotes by Dan   Barker
#18. The next time believers tell you that 'separation of church and state' does not appear in our founding document, tell them to stop using the word 'trinity.' The word 'trinity' appears nowhere in the bible. Neither does Rapture, or Second Coming, or Original Sin. If they are still unfazed (or unphrased), by this, then add Omniscience, Omnipresence, Supernatural,Transcendence, Afterlife, Deity, Divinity, Theology, Monotheism, Missionary, Immaculate Conception, Christmas, Christianity, Evangelical, Fundamentalist, Methodist, Catholic, Pope, Cardinal, Catechism, Purgatory, Penance, Transubstantiation, Excommunication, Dogma, Chastity, Unpardonable Sin, Infallibility, Inerrancy, Incarnation, Epiphany, Sermon, Eucharist, the Lord's Prayer, Good Friday, Doubting Thomas, Advent, Sunday School, Dead Sea, Golden Rule, Moral, Morality, Ethics, Patriotism, Education, Atheism, Apostasy, Conservative (Liberal is in), Capital Punishment, Monogamy, Abortion, Pornography, Homosexual, Lesbian, Fairness, Logic, Republic, Democracy, Capitalism, Funeral, Decalogue, or Bible. #Quote by Dan Barker
Catholic quotes by Marcel Lefebvre
#19. 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 quotes by Anonymous
#20. 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 quotes by The Catholic Church
#21. 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 quotes by Pope Leo I
#22. The devil is always discovering something novel against the truth. #Quote by Pope Leo I
Catholic quotes by Mary Gauthier
#23. 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 quotes by Pierce Brosnan
#24. I had to have some balls to be Irish Catholic in South London. Most of that time I spent fighting. #Quote by Pierce Brosnan
Catholic quotes by Sue Monk Kidd
#25. My mother was a good Catholic
she went to mass twice a week at St. Mary's in Richmond, but my father was an Orthodox Eclectic. #Quote by Sue Monk Kidd
Catholic quotes by Pope John Paul II
#26. Only the chaste man and the chaste woman are capable of true love. #Quote by Pope John Paul II
Catholic quotes by Bill Condon
#27. Kinsey thought that Freud in his own way was as dangerous as the Catholic Church. #Quote by Bill Condon
Catholic quotes by Pat Conroy
#28. Mother, with her upbringing in the primitive Baptist church, believed that converting to Roman Catholicism was a step upward in the social order. Of course she was wrong; when I grew up in the South, a Roman Catholic was the weirdest thing you could be. #Quote by Pat Conroy
Catholic quotes by Peter Kreeft
#29. Between 50 and 75% of entering freshmen at large Catholic universities typically identify themselves as believing and practicing Catholics. Only 25-50% of graduating seniors do the same. #Quote by Peter Kreeft
Catholic quotes by Ambrose
#30. We do not innovate anything ... How is it that novelties are introduced which were never even thought of by our predecessors? #Quote by Ambrose
Catholic quotes by Pope John Paul II
#31. Euthanasia and assisted suicide are never acceptable acts of mercy. They always gravely exploit the suffering and desperate, extinguishing life in the name of the 'quality of life' itself. #Quote by Pope John Paul II
Catholic quotes by Christopher West
#32. If we want to know what's most sacred in this world, all we need to do is look for what is most violently profaned. #Quote by Christopher West
Catholic quotes by Zadie Smith
#33. (and Catholics give out forgiveness at about the same rate as politicians give out promises and whores give out) #Quote by Zadie Smith
Catholic quotes by Sherrilyn Kenyon
#34. We need to gather everyone we can.
Damien scoffed. Uh, boss, hate to be a pall, but I think everyone we can gather is currently in this room.
Sin paused to look at Simi, Xirena, Damien, Kat, Kish, and Xypher. It was a pitiful number of defenders. But it was all the world had. In that case, we need to seriously arm ourselves.
Damien crossed himself. Hail Mary, full of grace-
What are you doing? Kish asked. You're not Catholic.
Yeah but I'm feeling really religious all of a sudden and it seemed like a good idea. #Quote by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Catholic quotes by Pope Benedict XVI
#35. I believe that it is dangerous for a young person simply to go from achieving goal after goal, generally being praised along the way. So it is good for a young person to experience his limit, occasionally to be dealt with critically, to suffer his way through a period of negativity, to recognise his own limits himself, not simply to win victory after victory. A human being needs to endure something in order to learn to assess himself correctly, and not least to learn to think with others. Then he will not simply judge others hastily and stay aloof, but rather accept them positively, in his labours and his weaknesses. #Quote by Pope Benedict XVI
Catholic quotes by Bill Bryson
#36. In 1586 Elizabeth ordered that Anthony Babington, a wealthy young Catholic who had plotted her assassination, should be made an example of. Babington was hauled down from the scaffold while still conscious and made to watch as his abdomen was sliced open and the contents allowed to spill out. It was by this time an act of such horrifying cruelty that it disgusted even the bloodthirsty crowd. #Quote by Bill Bryson
Catholic quotes by Sherrilyn Kenyon
#37. One of you guys is going to have to feed the vampiric lawyer some blood and it can't be me. (Caleb) Why? You afraid of a little bite? I'm anemic. (Nick) And I'm Catholic. Doesn't that knock me out of the running? (Nick) #Quote by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Catholic quotes by Salvatore J. Cordileone
#38. Respect for the dignity of the human person is the foundational principle of any just society. From a Catholic perspective, it also forms the foundation of all of our Church's social teachings. #Quote by Salvatore J. Cordileone
Catholic quotes by Michael Gurnow
#39. 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 quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#40. Or more important, I an a Christian (which can be deduced from my stories), and in fact a Roman Catholic. The latter "fact" perhaps cannot be deduced; though one critic (by letter) asserted that the invocations of Elbereth, and the character of Galadriel as directly described (or through the words of Gimli and Sam) were clearly related to Catholic devotion to Mary. Another saw in waybread (lembras)=vaticum and the reference to its feeding the will (vol. III, p. 213) and being more potent when fasting, a derivation from the Eucharist. (letter 213) #Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
Catholic quotes by Tarek Saab
#41. Any goal without salvation as its ultimate end is as pointless as trying to live forever on this earth. #Quote by Tarek Saab
Catholic quotes by Pico Iyer
#42. The Dalai Lama says that when a Catholic and a Buddhist speak, the Buddhist becomes a deeper Buddhist and the Catholic becomes a deeper Catholic. #Quote by Pico Iyer
Catholic quotes by Gilbert K. Chesterton
#43. The modern mind will accept nothing on authority, but will accept anything on no authority. Say that the Bible or the Pope says so and it will be dismissed without further examination. But preface your remark with "I think I heard somewhere," or, try but fail to remember the name of some professor who might have said "such-and-such," and it will be immediately accepted as an unshakable fact. #Quote by Gilbert K. Chesterton
Catholic quotes by Will Eisner
#44. 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 quotes by Mark Morford
#45. When Benedict dies, he will have the pleasure of standing before whatever furious God he believes in, to answer for how it was that he knew for undeniable fact that one
if not dozens
of his priests repeatedly molested, abused and/or raped young children for decades, and he did nothing to stop it. How much does God believe the pope's argument that Vatican PR trumps pedophilia? Joe Ratzinger, 82, will soon find out. #Quote by Mark Morford
Catholic quotes by John Eudes
#46. Any innovation in matters of faith is extremely pernicious and utterly damnable! #Quote by John Eudes
Catholic quotes by Amy Ziering
#47. 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 quotes by Jared Harris
#48. My father was a Catholic, but my mother wasn't. She had to do that weird deal you do as a Catholic - they deign to sanction your marriage and you have to bring your children up as Catholics. #Quote by Jared Harris
Catholic quotes by Caryll Houselander
#49. The Child Christ lives on from generation to generation in the poets, very often the frailest of men but men whose frailty is redeemed by a child's unworldliness, by a child's delight in loveliness, by the spirit of wonder.

Christ was a poet, and all through His life the Child remains perfect in Him. It was the poet, the unworldly poet, who was King of the invisible kingdom; the priests and rulers could not understand that. The poets understand it, and they, too, are kings of the invisible kingdom, vassal kings of the Lord of Love, and their crowns are crowns of thorns indeed. #Quote by Caryll Houselander
Catholic quotes by Pope Francis
#50. 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 quotes by Madeleine Albright
#51. I have always thought of myself as a Czechoslovak Catholic. #Quote by Madeleine Albright
Catholic quotes by Djuna Barnes
#52. Let us put it the other way, the Lutheran or Protestant church versus the Catholic. The Catholic is the girl that you love so much that she can lie to you, and the Protestant is the girl that loves you so much that you can lie to her, and pretend a lot that you do not feel. #Quote by Djuna Barnes
Catholic quotes by Matthew Reilly
#53. The Church's war against women occurred not under Christ - who by all accounts held women as equals to men - but through the writings of St Irenaeus and Tertullian, and that most cruel woman-hater of them all, St Paul, whose hostile views on women were unfortunately included in the Bible. But let me be clear, it is not only a Catholic problem; it is a Christian one: Martin Luther, the scourge of the old Church, shares its views on women. He once wrote: "Girls begin to talk and to stand on their feet sooner than boys because weeds always grow up more quickly than good crops." Weeds! Weeds! #Quote by Matthew Reilly
Catholic quotes by Thomas Aquinas
#54. All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly. #Quote by Thomas Aquinas
Catholic quotes by Chelsea Handler
#55. According to an article on, a new study says people who are bad kissers don't get laid. Where are you supposed to learn how to kiss? If you go to Catholic school, it's from your priest; in public school, you learn from your teacher; and some guys learn from their sisters ... if their sister is Angelina Jolie. #Quote by Chelsea Handler
Catholic quotes by Walter Matthau
#56. You see, my father was a Catholic priest, Greek Orthodox, but I think he started out as a Jew, then he became a Catholic priest. #Quote by Walter Matthau
Catholic quotes by Trevor Noah
#57. I'd never done Valentine's Day before. We didn't celebrate it in Catholic School. I understood Valentine's Day, as a concept. The naked baby shoots you with an arrow and you fall in love. #Quote by Trevor Noah
Catholic quotes by Jonathan Mills
#58. But it is strange and I think quite wrong that conservative Protestantism, which used to repudiate the tradition of celibacy, is now assuming that celibacy is the right way of life for a large number of men as a matter of course simply because they aren't 'heterosexual' - that is, because they lack the commitment-phobic lust that prompts other men towards all attractive women regardless of marriage covenants. Similarly, Roman Catholic authority, which used to teach that a special grace was required for a life of celibacy, now teaches that celibacy is the right way of life for such men as a matter of course, as though they were incapable of giving and receiving the love and friendship that many women seek from marriage far more than anything else #Quote by Jonathan Mills
Catholic quotes by Robert Lowell
#59. In it, he pushed the metric of typewriter spaces, and quoted from a poem, "The Catholic Bells," to show us Williams's "mature style at fifty"! This was a memorable phrase, and one that made maturity seem possible, but a long way off. I more or less memorized "The Catholic Bells," and spent months trying to console myself by detecting immaturities in whatever Williams had written before he was fifty. #Quote by Robert Lowell
Catholic quotes by Peter J. Tanous
#60. 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 quotes by George Galloway
#61. My own experience of growing up as a Roman Catholic in Scotland has led me to fear independence in Scotland. The possibility of Scotland being a kind of Stormont is a real one. I wrote a book recently about Neil Lennon's year of living dangerously and in the course of it I had to revisit some of my own experiences. Of course, most Scottish people are not swivel-eyed, loyalist sectarians but there are a large number of them. A large six-figure number, and if I were living in Scotland as a Roman Catholic I would be worried about that. #Quote by George Galloway
Catholic quotes by Saint Augustine
#62. Lust indulged became habit, and habit unresisted became necessity. #Quote by Saint Augustine
Catholic quotes by Mary DeTurris Poust
#63. We are always hungry and never satisfied because we don't trust and won't risk. Can we reach a place where we are satisfied with just enough? You are enough. You have enough. Do not worry about tomorrow. God will provide in our lives just as God provides in the Eucharist. #Quote by Mary DeTurris Poust
Catholic quotes by Dave Eggers
#64. When my parents passed on, and we read their wills, we discovered something we didn't at all expect, especially from our devoutly Catholic mother: they had both left instructions that their bodies be donated to science. We were bewildered and we were pissed. They wanted their cadavers to be used by medical students, they wanted their flesh to be cut into and their cancerous organs examined. We were breathless. They wanted no elaborate funerals, no expense incurred for such stuff – they hated wasting money or time on ceremony, on appearances. When they died there was little left – the house, the cars. And their bodies, and they gave those away. To offer them to strangers was disgusting, wrong, embarrassing. And selfish to us, their children, who would have to live with the thought of their cold weight sinking on silver tables, surrounded by students chewing gum and making jokes about the location of freckles. But then again: Nothing can be preserved. It's all on the way out, from the second it appears, and whatever you have always has one eye on the exit, and so screw it. As hideous and uncouth as it is, we have to give it all away, our bodies, our secrets, our money, everything we know: All must be given away, given away every day, because to be human means:

1. To be good
2. To save nothing #Quote by Dave Eggers
Catholic quotes by Michael Sandel
#65. 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 quotes by Steven Martin
#66. To most Westerners, the Philippines suffers from a lack of exoticism. Simply put, Philippine culture is just too accessible. To a young Western backpacker, sharing a bus ride with a saffron-robed Buddhist monk reading the sacred Pali texts is exotic. Sitting next to a Catholic nun reading the Bible is a lot less so. When the Buddhist monk takes out his prayer beads, closes his eyes, and chants under his breath, the Westerner swoons. When the Catholic nun pulls out her rosary and says her Hail Marys, the backpacker squirms. #Quote by Steven Martin
Catholic quotes by S.E. Jakes
#67. It was like the violence of the world he'd grown up in had embedded itself in him, taken root, and could never be fully excised.
He'd never been able to escape death. Apparently, he was a good Irish Catholic after all #Quote by S.E. Jakes
Catholic quotes by Anthony Burgess
#68. The ideal reader of my novels is a lapsed Catholic and failed musician, short-sighted, colour-blind, auditorily biased, who has read the books that I have read. #Quote by Anthony Burgess
Catholic quotes by The Rev
#69. It took like 5 hours to complete my virgin Mary. I was raised Catholic and it seemed like a good idea. #Quote by The Rev
Catholic quotes by Charles Portis
#70. On his deathbed he asked for a priest and became a Catholic. That was his wife's religion. It was his own business and none of mine. If you had sentenced one hundred and sixty men to death and seen around eighty of them swing, then maybe at the last minute you would feel the need for some stronger medicine than the Methodists could make. #Quote by Charles Portis
Catholic quotes by John C. Wright
#71. Or, in your case, as wide. Wait. Did you just say Gandalf?"
"He is the founder of our order, and the first of the Five Warlocks. He comes from afar across the Western Ocean, from Easter Island, or perhaps from Japan."
"No, I think he comes from the mind of a story writer. An old-fashioned Roman Catholic from the days just before First Space Age. Unless I am confusing him with the guy who wrote about Talking Animal Land? With the Cowardly Lion who gets killed by a Wicked White Witch? I never read the text, I watched the comic."
"Oh, you err so! The Witches, we have preserved this lore since the time of the Fall of the Giants, whom we overthrew and destroyed. The tale is this: C. S. Lewis and Arthur C. Clarke were led by the Indian Maiden Sacagawea to the Pacific Ocean and back, stealing the land from the Red Man and selling them blankets impregnated with smallpox. It was called the Lewis and Clarke Expedition. When they reached the Pacific, they set out in the Dawn Treader to find the sea route to India, where the sacred river Alph runs through caverns measureless to man down to a sunless sea. They came to the Last Island, called Ramandu or Selidor, where the World Serpent guards the gateway to the Land of the Dead, and there they found Gandalf, returned alive from the underworld, and stripped of all his powers. He came again to mortal lands in North America to teach the Simon Families. The Chronicle is a symbolic retelling of their journey. It is one of our #Quote by John C. Wright
Catholic quotes by Marge Schott
#72. When you don't have kids and you're in a Catholic family - one of my sisters had 10 children in 11 years - she's part rabbit - you feel kind of guilty about that. So, I want to do things for other people's children. #Quote by Marge Schott
Catholic quotes by Malcolm Gladwell
#73. Shortly after the birth control pill was approved for public distribution, one woman wrote to John Rock, its inventor, "You should be afraid to meet your maker." Rock, despite being Catholic replied, "My dear Madam, in my faith, we are taught that the Lord is with us always. When my time comes, there will be no need for introductions." #Quote by Malcolm Gladwell
Catholic quotes by John Lydon
#74. I had an Irish Catholic education. Horrible nuns, vindictive and cruel. #Quote by John Lydon
Catholic quotes by Tiffany Reisz
#75. You're a priest. A Jesuit priest. And I left the house for one hour and come back, and I've got a girl with afterglow on my couch eating strawberries claiming my ex-lover who is not a Catholic priest gave her the best pain of her life. I can't ever leave my house again. #Quote by Tiffany Reisz
Catholic quotes by Pope Benedict XVI
#76. Saint Paul asks his disciple Timothy to "aim at faith" (2 Tim 2:22) with the same constancy as when he was a boy (cf. 2 Tim 3:15). This invitation is directed to each of us, that none of us grow lazy in the faith. It is the lifelong companion that makes it possible to perceive, ever anew, the marvels that God works for us. #Quote by Pope Benedict XVI
Catholic quotes by William Cavanaugh
#77. I show how much of the wars of religion involved Catholics killing Catholics, Lutherans killing Lutherans, and Catholic-Protestant collaboration. (Page 10 The Myth of Religious Violence) #Quote by William Cavanaugh
Catholic quotes by Gregory Of Nyssa
#78. May we never risk the life of our souls by being resentful or by bearing grudges. #Quote by Gregory Of Nyssa
Catholic quotes by David Eddings
#79. Operating by trial and error mostly, we've evolved a tacitly agreed upon list of the elements that make for a good fantasy. The first decision the aspiring fantasist must make is theological. King Arthur and Charlemagne were Christians. Siegfried and Sigurd the Volsung were pagans. My personal view is that pagans write better stories. When a writer is having fun, it shows, and pagans have more fun than Christians. Let's scrape Horace's Dulche et utile off the plate before we even start the banquet. We're writing for fun, not to provide moral instruction. I had much more fun with the Belgariad/Malloreon than you did, because I know where all the jokes are.
All right, then, for item number one, I chose paganism. (Note that Papa Tolkien, a devout Anglo-Catholic, took the same route.) #Quote by David Eddings
Catholic quotes by Augustine Of Hippo
#80. O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams. #Quote by Augustine Of Hippo
Catholic quotes by Stephen Richards
#81. Religion to me was only something to be used and abused, as it had done nothing for me other than give me pain. Religion for me was a method used to gain an extra bottle of wine or a nice meal. #Quote by Stephen Richards
Catholic quotes by Alphonsus Liguori
#82. True charity consists in doing good to those who do us evil, and in thus winning them over. #Quote by Alphonsus Liguori
Catholic quotes by Fiorella De Maria
#83. Just show a little humility. If you know your weaknesses you will not be enslaved by them. #Quote by Fiorella De Maria
Catholic quotes by Megan Fox
#84. I was raised Catholic. I went to Catholic school for 12 years. #Quote by Megan Fox
Catholic quotes by Rush Limbaugh
#85. 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 quotes by Pope John Paul II
#86. Jesus Christ has taken the lead on the way of the cross. He has suffered first. He does not drive us toward suffering but shares it with us, wanting us to have life and to have it in abundance. #Quote by Pope John Paul II
Catholic quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#87. 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 quotes by Joseph Campbell
#88. 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 quotes by Michael Gaitley
#89. 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 quotes by Nathan Lane
#90. I'm really an honorary Jew, you know; all the best people are. I really do feel Jewish, even though I'm a Catholic. The way the Church has been behaving, I'm happy to be Jewish. #Quote by Nathan Lane
Catholic quotes by Oscar Wilde
#91. The Roman Catholic Church is for saints and sinners alone - for respectable people, the Anglican Church will do. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Catholic quotes by Pope Benedict XVI
#92. If you follow the will of God, you know that in spite of all the terrible things that happen to you, you will never lose a final refuge. You know that the foundation of the world is love, so that even when no human being can or will help you, you may go on, trusting in the One that loves you. #Quote by Pope Benedict XVI
Catholic quotes by Christian Smith
#93. 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 quotes by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
#94. The truth is that Juvenal Urbino's suite had never been undertaken in the name of love, and it was curious, to say the least, that A militant Catholic like him would offer her only worldly goods: security, order, happiness, contiguous numbers that, once they were added together might resemble love, almost be love. But they were not love, and these doubts increased her confusion, because she was not convinced that love was what she really needed to live. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Catholic quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#95. To become a Catholic is not to leave off thinking, but to learn how to think. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Catholic quotes by Ann Widdecombe
#96. 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 quotes by Regina Brett
#97. I grew up Catholic. We went to confession on Saturday, stood in the shortest line, since it led to the priest who gave the easiest penance - usually a few Our Fathers and Hail Marys. We confessed in private, prayed our penance and our souls were clean. #Quote by Regina Brett
Catholic quotes by Caryll Houselander
#98. Christ asks for a home in your soul, where he can be at rest with you, where he can talk easily to you, where you and he, alone together, can laugh and be silent and be delighted with one another. #Quote by Caryll Houselander
Catholic quotes by Joseph Pearce
#99. For Tolkien, Catholicism was not an opinion to which one subscribed but a reality to which one submitted. Quite simply, pseudo-psychology aside, Tolkien remained a Catholic for the simple if disarming reason that he believed Catholicism was true. #Quote by Joseph Pearce
Catholic quotes by Julian Assange
#100. 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 quotes by Quentin R. Bufogle
#101. 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 quotes by Timothy M. Dolan
#102. 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 quotes by Peter Claver
#103. We must speak to them with our hands by giving, before we try to speak to them with our lips. #Quote by Peter Claver
Catholic quotes by Nancy Pelosi
#104. I was raised in an Italian catholic family in Baltimore, Maryland. Our faith is very important to us, our patriotism, love of faith, love of family, love of country. I took pride in our Italian American heritage and to be the first woman speaker of the House and the first Italian American speaker of the House, it's quite thrilling for me. #Quote by Nancy Pelosi
Catholic quotes by Karl Rahner
#105. 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 quotes by Pope Pius IX
#106. Liberal Catholics are the worst enemies of the Church. #Quote by Pope Pius IX
Catholic quotes by Matt Weber
#107. 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 quotes by Melina Marchetta
#108. 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 quotes by Diablo Cody
#109. When I was a kid, I attended a small Catholic school in a south suburb of Chicago. #Quote by Diablo Cody
Catholic quotes by Andres Serrano
#110. I am drawn to Christ but I have real problems with the Catholic Church. #Quote by Andres Serrano
Catholic quotes by Umberto Eco
#111. The people of God cannot be changed until the outcasts are restored to its body. #Quote by Umberto Eco
Catholic quotes by Saint Augustine
#112. To sing is to pray twice. #Quote by Saint Augustine
Catholic quotes by Gabrielle Zevin
#113. Theo looked at me with his smoldering Jesus eyes, and the Catholic schoolgirl in me crossed her legs. #Quote by Gabrielle Zevin
Catholic quotes by Kevin DeYoung
#114. Stressing the necessity of personal holiness should not undermine in any way our confidence in justification by faith alone. The best theologians and the best theological statements have always emphasized the scandalous nature of gospel grace and the indispensable need for personal holiness. Faith and good works are both necessary. But one is the root and the other the fruit. God declares us just solely on account of the righteousness of Christ credited (imputed) to us (2 Cor. 5:21). Our innocence in God's sight is in no way grounded in works of love or acts of charity. Whereas a Catholic might answer the question "What must I do to be saved?" by saying, "Repent, believe, and live in charity,"7 the apostle Paul answers the same exact question with, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household" (Acts 16:31). Getting right with God is entirely and only dependent upon faith.8 #Quote by Kevin DeYoung
Catholic quotes by Kenneth R. Miller
#115. Like many other scientists who hold the Catholic faith, I see the Creator's plan and purpose fulfilled in our universe. I see a planet bursting with evolutionary possibilities, a continuing creation in which the Divine providence is manifest in every living thing. I see a science that tells us there is indeed a design to life. #Quote by Kenneth R. Miller
Catholic quotes by Rob Sheffield
#116. It was in that bubble after Vatican II when it seemed like the best time ever to grow up Catholic. It was a time when the church was so connected to the world. #Quote by Rob Sheffield
Catholic quotes by Robert Sarah
#117. 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 quotes by Pope Francis
#118. In the Western Church to which I belong, priests cannot be married as in the Byzantine, Ukrainian, Russian or Greek Catholic Churches. In those churches, the priests can be married, but the bishops have to be celibate. They are very good priests. #Quote by Pope Francis
Catholic quotes by Therese De Lisieux
#119. I have at last found my vocation; it is love! #Quote by Therese De Lisieux
Catholic quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson
#120. To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity. #Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Catholic quotes by George Washington
#121. 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 quotes by Mary Faustina Kowalska
#122. Help me, O Lord, that my hands may be merciful and filled with good deeds, so that I may do only good to my neighbors. #Quote by Mary Faustina Kowalska
Catholic quotes by Pope John Paul II
#123. And Christ, through His own salvific suffering, is very much present in every human suffering, and can act from within that suffering by the powers of His Spirit of truth, His consoling spirit. #Quote by Pope John Paul II
Catholic quotes by J.R. Ward
#124. Is he Catholic?" her grandmother asked on the way out.
He's a drug dealer
so if he is religious, he's got incredible powers of reconciliation.
"He looks like a good boy," her vovo said over her shoulder. "A good Catholic boy." And that was that
for now. #Quote by J.R. Ward
Catholic quotes by Gene Luen Yang
#125. 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 quotes by Joachim Kahl
#126. In the name of Christ, Protestant pastors belong to fascist groups. In the name of Christ, Catholic bishops sympathise with the aims of neo-Nazis. As a Christian, it is possible to be either a loyal communist, or a fanatical anti-communist. As a Christian, it is possible to preach pacifism or to give one's blessing to the production and the use of the atomic bomb. #Quote by Joachim Kahl
Catholic quotes by Mother Teresa
#127. Everything starts from prayer. Without asking God for love, we cannot possess love and still less are we able to give it to others. Just as people today are speaking so much about the poor but they do not know or talk to the poor, we too cannot talk so much about prayer and yet not know how to pray. #Quote by Mother Teresa
Catholic quotes by Josemaria Escriva
#128. Temptation is necessary to make us realize that we are nothing in ourselves. #Quote by Josemaria Escriva
Catholic quotes by Catherine O'Hara
#129. I'm pretty much a good Catholic girl at heart and I believe in family. I also have a basic belief that God takes care of me. I believe in prayer, even though I'm not that religious. I just have that foundation from my family. I mean when you think that you're just a human being and one of God's creatures, you can't take anything that seriously. #Quote by Catherine O'Hara
Catholic quotes by Therese Of Lisieux
#130. As the sun shines both on the cedar and the smallest flower, so the Divine sun illumines each soul. #Quote by Therese Of Lisieux
Catholic quotes by Sabrina Jeffries
#131. And don't call me 'my lord.' That's what servants do. You're my fiancée, remember?" He sounded irritated. "I'll call you Maria, and you should probably call me by my Christian name-Oliver."
An unusual name for an English lord. "Where you named after the playwright, Oliver Goldsmith?"
"Alas, no. I was named after the Puritan, Oliver Cromwell."
"You're joking."
"Afraid not. My father thought it amusing, considering his own…er…tendency toward debauchery."
Lord help her, the man's very name was a jab at respectability. Meanwhile, his estate could probably hold the entire town of Dartmouth!
A sudden panic seized her. How could she pretend to be the fiancée of a man who owned a house like that?
"I was named after King Frederick," Freddy put in.
"Which one?" asked Lord Stoneville. Oliver.
"There's more than one?" Freddy asked.
"There's at least ten," the marquess said dryly.
Freddy knit his brow. "I'm not sure which one."
When humor glinted in Oliver's eyes, Maria said, "I think Aunt Rose was aiming for a generally royal-sounding name."
"That's it," Freddy put in. "Just a King Frederick in general."
"I see," Oliver said solemnly, though his lips had a decided twitch. His gaze flicked to her. "What about you? Which Maria are you named after?"
"The Virgin Mary, of course," Freddy said.
"Of course," Oliver said, eyes gleaming. "I should have known."
"We're Catholic," Freddy added.
"My mother was C #Quote by Sabrina Jeffries
Catholic quotes by Martin Luther
#132. It is easier to live as a Protestant, but better to die as a Catholic. #Quote by Martin Luther
Catholic quotes by Tarek Saab
#133. Living out one's faith is either no way to live or the only way to live; it's either imprisonment, or the only path to freedom. It offers happiness, or it frustrates the pursuit. There is no half-love, half-religion, half-worship, half-belief, half-truth. There is no kinda-sorta. #Quote by Tarek Saab
Catholic quotes by Alexandre Dumas
#134. As it was a time of war between the Catholics and the Huguenots, and as he saw the Catholics exterminate the Huguenots and the Huguenots exterminate the Catholics--all in the name of religion--he adopted a mixed belief which permitted him to be sometimes Catholic, sometimes a Huguenot. Now, he was accustomed to walk with his fowling piece on his shoulder, behind the hedges which border the roads, and when he saw a Catholic coming alone, the Protestant religion immediately prevailed in his mind. He lowered his gun in the direction of the traveler; then, when he was within ten paces of him, he commenced a conversation which almost always ended by the traveler's abandoning his purse to save his life. It goes without saying that when he saw a Huguenot coming, he felt himself filled with such ardent Catholic zeal that he could not understand how, a quarter of an hour before, he had been able to have any doubts upon the superiority of our holy religion. #Quote by Alexandre Dumas
Catholic quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#135. Smugness is the Great Catholic Sin. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Catholic quotes by James Carroll
#136. Back home, this Catholic kid was accustomed to a Protestant culture's condescension, but here he could see for himself the world-historic glories of Catholicism ... [A Catholic American soldier's reaction to seeing St. Peter's Basilica during WWII.] #Quote by James Carroll
Catholic quotes by Bernard Lazare
#137. The Jew is not satisfied with de-Christianizing, he Judiazizes, he destroys the Catholic or Protestant faith, he provokes indifference but he imposes his idea of the world of morals and of life upon those whose faith he ruins. He works at his age old task, the annilation of the religion of Christ. #Quote by Bernard Lazare
Catholic quotes by M. Raymond
#138. We receive God's Will only in fragments; tiny fragments; one to each new now. It is our business to take them and piece them together, to fashion them into the design that is His and has been His from all eternity. What that design is we shall see only at our last moment. It will be perfect as God wills it to be perfect only if we live His Will in the now, the only fragment that is ours, the only fragment of God's plan that is allowed in our hands, the only fragment of Christ's life in us and our life in Christ that can be lived. But it is only by "gathering up these fragments, lest they be lost" that we can really live and attain life's only success - sainthood. #Quote by M. Raymond
Catholic quotes by Isabelle Huppert
#139. My mom's a Catholic, and my dad's a Jew, and they didn't want anything to do with anything. #Quote by Isabelle Huppert
Catholic quotes by Lenny Bruce
#140. Even if you are Catholic, if you live in New York you're Jewish. If you live in Butte, Montana, you are going to be goyish even if you are Jewish. #Quote by Lenny Bruce
Catholic quotes by Josemaria Escriva
#141. You always leave the Rosary for later, and you end up not saying it at all because you are sleepy. If there is no other time, say it in the street without letting anybody notice it. It will, moreover, help you to have presence of God. #Quote by Josemaria Escriva
Catholic quotes by H.L. Mencken
#142. 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 quotes by Geraldine Brooks
#143. My mother's family were full-on Irish Catholics - faith in an elaborate old fashioned, highly conservative and madly baroque style. I sort of fell out of the tribe over women's rights and social justice issues when I was just 13 years old. #Quote by Geraldine Brooks
Catholic quotes by Mev Puleo
#144. 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 quotes by Richard Jeni
#145. I'm catholic in the same way, that if a cow was born in a tree, it's a bird! #Quote by Richard Jeni
Catholic quotes by Saint Augustine
#146. It is better that the truth be known than that scandal be covered up. #Quote by Saint Augustine
Catholic quotes by Pope John Paul II
#147. I have a sweet tooth for song and music. This is my Polish sin. #Quote by Pope John Paul II
Catholic quotes by Pope John Paul II
#148. Do not be afraid to be saints. Follow Jesus Christ who is the source of freedom and light. Be open to the Lord so that He may lighten all your ways. #Quote by Pope John Paul II
Catholic quotes by Kerry Weber
#149. But I make it in time for the Gospel, which in Catholic lore means that it still "counts". #Quote by Kerry Weber
Catholic quotes by Stephen Frears
#150. I'm Jewish; I'm not religious at all, and I wouldn't pretend to know anything about Catholic politics. #Quote by Stephen Frears
Catholic quotes by Madonna Ciccone
#151. My home base - pop music and the Catholic Church. #Quote by Madonna Ciccone
Catholic quotes by Dana Gould
#152. 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 quotes by Michael Coren
#153. 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 quotes by Paulo Coelho
#154. I am a Catholic because I choose to be a Catholic. And then I go to the Mass because I choose. It is out of my free will. #Quote by Paulo Coelho
Catholic quotes by Bartholomew Augustine Santamaria
#155. Archbishop Mannix was possessed of the clearest intellect I have ever encountered. He prayed regularly for five hours and more each day, this in the midst of a life of intense activity. When he was well over ninety, I once asked him about the precise quality of the Faith which had sustained him. His answer? 'My Faith has always been like a thin silken thread, fraying perpetually at the brink of a precipice over which I hang. Yet the thread has never snapped. #Quote by Bartholomew Augustine Santamaria
Catholic quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#156. Believers are supposed to hold that the pope is the vicar of Christ on earth, and the keeper of the keys of Saint Peter. They are of course free to believe this, and to believe that god decides when to end the tenure of one pope or (more important) to inaugurate the tenure of another. This would involve believing in the death of an anti-Nazi pope, and the accession of a pro-Nazi one, as a matter of divine will, a few months before Hitler's invasion of Poland and the opening of the Second World War. Studying that war, one can perhaps accept that 25 percent of the SS were practicing Catholics and that no Catholic was ever even threatened with excommunication for participating in war crimes. (Joseph Goebbels was excommunicated, but that was earlier on, and he had after all brought it on himself for the offense of marrying a Protestant.) Human beings and institutions are imperfect, to be sure. But there could be no clearer or more vivid proof that holy institutions are man-made. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Catholic quotes by Michael A. Mullett
#157. Townspeople themselves were eager for change and experiment. From their point of view, Catholicism was tied in with customs and festivals that made sense in a farming community. People in towns and cities needed to have their industries work without being interrupted by all the feast days of the Catholic faith. #Quote by Michael A. Mullett
Catholic quotes by Ian Kershaw
#158. 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 quotes by St. Catherine Of Siena
#159. Everything comes from love, all is ordained for the salvation of man, God does nothing without this goal in mind. #Quote by St. Catherine Of Siena
Catholic quotes by Anthony Esolen
#160. How decisive for the Christian educator, or for any educator of good will, is the revelation that man is made in the image and likeness of the three-Personed God? That is like asking what difference it will make to us if we keep in mind that a human being is made not for the processing of data, but for wisdom; not for the utilitarian satisfaction of appetite, but for love; not for the domination of nature, but for participation in it; not for the autonomy of an isolated self, but for communion. #Quote by Anthony Esolen
Catholic quotes by Hannah Arendt
#161. 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 quotes by Brendan Behan
#162. I'm a Communist by day and a Catholic as soon as it gets dark. #Quote by Brendan Behan
Catholic quotes by Jim Butcher
#163. 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 quotes by John N. Gray
#164. Yet there is no reason to think he derived any consolation from the faith he had inherited. Brought up by his father to be a good Catholic, he became an atheist who admired polytheism. Realizing that the more benign faiths of ancient times could not be revived, he defended the religion of his own time as the least harmful illusion. But he was incapable of surrendering to that illusion himself. Instead, he made a life from disillusion. #Quote by John N. Gray
Catholic quotes by Marco Rubio
#165. My mother desperately wanted to give her kids a wholesome environment, and we were born into a traditional Catholic family. #Quote by Marco Rubio
Catholic quotes by Mark Twain
#166. What God lacks is convictions- stability of character. He ought to be a Presbyterian or a Catholic or something- not try to be everything. #Quote by Mark Twain
Catholic quotes by Kaya Oakes
#167. I hear what they're saying about faith, about the priests at our church and how they relate to women, about the bishops and cardinals above the priests and how they ignore women, about the things they are reading and thinking about. And I realize several things in rapid succession: you can be Catholic and feminist. You can be Catholic and lesbian. You can be Catholic and a straight female and not have kids. You can be Catholic and have children but wonder if they should be Catholic. You can be Catholic and believe in better access to birth control, especially in impoverished and AIDS-ravaged communities. You can be Catholic and female and not be a nun and still be a leader in the church. Women, as it turns out, are part of the priestly class. It's just that they aren't allowed to minister publicly. They do it in places like here, and in hospitals, classrooms, homeless shelters, and in any room, really, where there is someone who needs healing. #Quote by Kaya Oakes
Catholic quotes by Bharath Mamidoju
#168. The Nation doesn't simple need what we have, It needs what we are. #Quote by Bharath Mamidoju
Catholic quotes by Mickey Spillane
#169. My father was Catholic, my mother was Protestant, and because of that I got Christened in both churches, so I've got all these names ... but my Dad always called me Mick. #Quote by Mickey Spillane
Catholic quotes by Rebecca Wells
#170. Don't ever worry bout bein holy, babychild. Just keep your eyes wide open except when you sleep. Then let the Lord's mighty vision see you through the night. #Quote by Rebecca Wells
Catholic quotes by Pope Benedict XVI
#171. We are no longer able to hear God - There are too many frequencies filling our ears. #Quote by Pope Benedict XVI
Catholic quotes by Gilbert K. Chesterton
#172. It's not that we don't have enough scoundrels to curse; it's that we don't have enough good men to curse them. #Quote by Gilbert K. Chesterton
Catholic quotes by Peter J. Tanous
#173. 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 quotes by Georges Clemenceau
#174. On September 17, 1914, Erzberger, the well-known German statesman, an eminent member of the Catholic Party, wrote to the Minister of War, General von Falkenhayn, We must not worry about committing an offence against the rights of nations nor about violating the laws of humanity. Such feelings today are of secondary importance? A month later, on October 21, 1914, he wrote in Der Tag, If a way was found of entirely wiping out the whole of London it would be more humane to employ it than to allow the blood of A SINGLE GERMAN SOLDIER to be shed on the battlefield! #Quote by Georges Clemenceau
Catholic quotes by Haruki Murakami
#175. 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 quotes by John F. Kennedy
#176. I am not the Catholic candidate for President. I am the Democratic Party's candidate for President, who happens also to be a Catholic. #Quote by John F. Kennedy
Catholic quotes by Pope Innocent I
#177. 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 quotes by Aldous Huxley
#178. „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 quotes by Kelli Jae Baeli
#179. Morality comes from religion? There are no Baptist babies or Catholic babies or Muslim babies. Religion is imposed on children by adults and society, and morality is an evolutionary adaptation. Period. #Quote by Kelli Jae Baeli
Catholic quotes by Paul Ryan
#180. Hey, I'm a Catholic deer hunter, I am happy to be clinging to my guns and my religion. #Quote by Paul Ryan
Catholic quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#181. As soon as Russians feel the ground under their feet and are confident that they have reached firm ground, they are so delighted at reaching it that they rush at once to the furthest limit. Why is that? You are surprised at Pavlishtchev, and you put it down to madness on his part, or to simplicity. But it's not that! And Russian intensity in such cases is a surprise not to us only but to all Europe. If one of us turns Catholic, he is bound to become a Jesuit, and one of the most underground. If he becomes an atheist, he's sure to clamour for the extirpation of belief in God by force, that is, by the sword. #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Catholic quotes by Fran Lebowitz
#182. It would also have been helpful to have gone to a Catholic grammar school. The only people who know grammar are those people who went to Catholic grammar school. Those nuns beat it into them. #Quote by Fran Lebowitz
Catholic quotes by George Carlin
#183. Never forget that Hitler was a Catholic. #Quote by George Carlin
Catholic quotes by Alex Kotlowitz
#184. Merton. Gethsemani required a vow of silence, and at dinner if you wanted salt, you had to stare hard at the shaker until another brother noticed. One day, cutting down a tree, Jack couldn't contain himself. He held his head back and roared, "Timber." After that, his days at the monastery were numbered. Within a couple of years, he had married, and he and his young wife, Fran, who herself had just spent a year in a nunnery, opened a Catholic Worker farm in eastern Missouri for recovering alcoholics. #Quote by Alex Kotlowitz
Catholic quotes by E.A. Bucchianeri
#185. The devil has not vanished simply because people refuse to believe he exists, no more than God has ... #Quote by E.A. Bucchianeri
Catholic quotes by Alison Smith
#186. Losing your faith in a world where God is all around you is a precarious business. When God shows his face on a daily basis to your friends and neighbors, it is, on some level, impossible to stop believing in Him. Instead i felt that God chose to exclude me from His world. Since i was the only one to lose faith, to stop hearing Christ's voice, i thought perhaps it was my fault that Roy had left us. I thought i was being punished for some unknown sin. I had learned early in my Catholic career that one could sin silently in one's heart. One could even sin without ever discovering what one had done or why it was wrong. What had i done, i asked myself, to make God disappear and take Roy with Him. #Quote by Alison Smith
Catholic quotes by Joel Edgerton
#187. I was raised Catholic, and I remember in all the pamphlets and pictures we'd look at, Jesus was basically blonde with blue eyes. He kind of looked like Jared Leto. #Quote by Joel Edgerton
Catholic quotes by Richard Dawkins
#188. One of my pet peeves is the habit of labelling young children with the religion of their parents: 'Catholic child', 'Protestant child', 'Muslim child'. Such phrases can be heard used of children too young to talk, let alone hold religious opinions. It seems to me as absurd as talking about a 'Socialist child' or 'Conservative child', and nobody would ever use a phrase like that. I don't think we should talk about 'atheist children' either. #Quote by Richard Dawkins
Catholic quotes by Elizabeth Of The Trinity
#189. By our actions we tell Him of our love. #Quote by Elizabeth Of The Trinity
Catholic quotes by John F. Kennedy
#190. For while this year it may be a Catholic against whom the finger of suspicion is pointed, in other years it has been, and may someday be again, a Jew--or a Quaker--or a Unitarian--or a Baptist. It was Virginia's harassment of Baptist preachers, for example, that helped lead to Jefferson's statute of religious freedom. Today I may be the victim- -but tomorrow it may be you--until the whole fabric of our harmonious society is ripped at a time of great national peril.

Finally, I believe in an America where religious intolerance will someday end--where all men and all churches are treated as equal--where every man has the same right to attend or not attend the church of his choice--where there is no Catholic vote, no anti-Catholic vote, no bloc voting of any kind--and where Catholics, Protestants and Jews, at both the lay and pastoral level, will refrain from those attitudes of disdain and division which have so often marred their works in the past, and promote instead the American ideal of brotherhood.

That is the kind of America in which I believe. And it represents the kind of Presidency in which I believe--a great office that must neither be humbled by making it the instrument of any one religious group nor tarnished by arbitrarily withholding its occupancy from the members of any one religious group. I believe in a President whose religious views are his own private affair, neither imposed by him upon the nation or imposed by the nation upon him as a #Quote by John F. Kennedy
Catholic quotes by Pope Benedict XVI
#191. The reality of the Eucharistic sacrifice has always been at the heart of Catholic faith; called into question in the 16th century, it was solemnly reaffirmed at the Council of Trent against the backdrop of our justification in Christ. #Quote by Pope Benedict XVI
Catholic quotes by Kristin Harmel
#192. Yes, I am Jewish," she says. "But I am also Catholic." She pauses and adds, "And Muslim too." ... "It is all the same, is it not? It is mankind that creates the differences. That does not mean it is not all the same God. #Quote by Kristin Harmel
Catholic quotes by Moises Naim
#193. In many Latin American countries, the historic ties of Catholic bishops with the political elite rendered them less sensitive to the conditions of the poor and especially of indigenous people. #Quote by Moises Naim
Catholic quotes by Oscar Hijuelos
#194. 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 quotes by Bil Keane
#195. When I was in high school at Northeast Catholic in Philadelphia in the late '30s, I found that drawing caricatures of the teachers and satirizing the events in the school, then having them published in our school magazine, got me some notoriety. #Quote by Bil Keane
Catholic quotes by Lenny Bruce
#196. Dig: I'm Jewish. Count Basie's Jewish. Ray Charles is Jewish. Eddie Cantor's goyish. B'nai B'rith is goyish; Hadassah, Jewish.
If you live in New York or any other big city, you are Jewish. It doesn't matter even if you're Catholic; if you live in New York, you're Jewish. If you live in Butte, Montana, you're going to be goyish even if you're Jewish. #Quote by Lenny Bruce
Catholic quotes by Alfred Hitchcock
#197. One never knows the ending. One has to die to know exactly what happens after death, although Catholics have their hopes. #Quote by Alfred Hitchcock
Catholic quotes by The Catholic Church
#198. 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 quotes by Gerd-Rainer Horn
#199. But what is Pacem in Terris's most important contribution in the context of the genesis of Gaudium et Spesis its repeated recourse to'the signs of the times' as measures and tools with which to comprehend the reality of a constantly changing world. The innovation of this approach lies in its implied recommendation to study in all seriousness contemporary reality and society in order to determine in which way the values of the Gospel have materialized in today's world. Rather than relying on pre-established and traditional doctrine to judge present-day reality, Catholic believers are enjoined to place trust in investigatory methods that could be described as sociological, historical, and anthropological, before making value judgements on the phenomena of today's world #Quote by Gerd-Rainer Horn
Catholic quotes by Bonnie McFarlane
#200. I guess the biggest issue my husband and I are going to have is how do we raise the baby ... because he's Jewish and I'm Protestant and the baby's father is Catholic. #Quote by Bonnie McFarlane

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