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The Catholic Church Sayings By Peter J. Tanous: Whatever was in that document had caused the death of the leader of the Catholic 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. — Peter J. Tanous
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The Catholic Church Sayings By Pope Leo XIII: Thoughtful men, with hearts craving the truth, have come to seek in the Catholic Church 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. — Pope Leo XIII
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The Catholic Church Sayings By Gabriel Byrne: I read a lot on the subject and had many conversations, and I have come 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. — Gabriel Byrne
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The Catholic Church Sayings By Dan Rather: These guys [the Catholic church] make Enron look like altar boys. These guys [the Catholic church] make Enron look like altar boys. — Dan Rather
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The Catholic Church Sayings By Newt Gingrich: Should the Catholic Church find itself discriminated against by the Obama administration on key delivery 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? — Newt Gingrich
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The Catholic Church Sayings By G.K. Chesterton: The moment we care for anything deeply, the world - that is, all the other The moment we care for anything deeply, the world - that is, all the other miscellaneous interests - becomes our enemy. Christians showed it when they talked of keeping one's self "unspotted from the world;" but lovers talk of it just as much when they talk of the "world well lost." Astronomically speaking, I understand that England is situated on the world; similarly, I suppose that the Church was a part of the world, and even the lovers inhabitants of that orb. But they all felt a certain truth - the truth that the moment you love anything the world becomes your foe. — G.K. Chesterton
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The Catholic Church Sayings By Michael Coren: [Dan] Brown states that five million women were killed by the Church as witches. In [Dan] Brown states that five million women were killed by the Church as witches. In fact, modern research has shown that the witch hunts began in the sixteenth century in Europe and that between 30,000 and 50,000 men and women were burned to death for the crime of witchcraft. However, 90 per cent of those trials took place before secular tribunals in countries such as Germany and France where by the 1500s the Church had lost most of its influence in judicial matters. Indeed, it was precisely in countries like Spain and Italy where the Catholic Church still had influence that there were almost no witchcraft trials. — Michael Coren
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The Catholic Church Sayings By Tom Lehrer: Well I wasn't really attacking the religious beliefs, I was attacking the formality of the 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. — Tom Lehrer
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The Catholic Church Sayings By Michael Coren: One of the accusations made against the Pope is that he did not give a One of the accusations made against the Pope is that he did not give a public and obvious denunciation of anti-Semitism during the Holocaust. It's a valid issue but one that is often discussed with too little understanding of the reality of 1940s Europe. Such explicit condemnations of Nazi anti-Semitism were not really made in London, Washington, or Moscow, but it's always assumed that Rome should somehow have been different, in spite of the fact that the Vatican was surrounded by Nazi or pro-Nazi troops and that millions of Roman Catholics lived under Nazi occupation whereas London, Washington, and even Moscow were relatively cocooned and the latter even comparatively safe. — Michael Coren
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The Catholic Church Sayings By Elaine Pagels: Contemporary Christianity, diverse and complex as we find it, actually may show more unanimity than Contemporary Christianity, diverse and complex as we find it, actually may show more unanimity than the Christian churches of the first and second centuries. For nearly all Christians since that time, Catholics, Protestants, or Orthodox, have shared three basic premises. First, they accept the canon of the New Testament; second, they confess the apostolic creed; and third, they affirm specific forms of church institution. But every one of these - the canon of Scripture, the creed, and the institutional structure - emerged in its present form only toward the end of the second century. — Elaine Pagels
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The Catholic Church Sayings By Cindy Sheehan: I was a Catholic youth minister for eight years ... I'm not Catholic anymore. The I was a Catholic youth minister for eight years ... I'm not Catholic anymore. The church is too misogynistic. — Cindy Sheehan
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The Catholic Church Sayings By Saint Augustine: In the Catholic Church, there are many other things which most justly keep me in In the Catholic Church, there are many other things which most justly keep me in her bosom. The consent of peoples and nations keeps me in the Church; so does her authority, inaugurated by miracles, nourished by hope, enlarged by love, established by age. The succession of priests keeps me, beginning from the very seat of the Apostle Peter, to whom the Lord, after His resurrection, gave it in charge to feed His sheep (Jn 21:15-19), down to the present episcopate. — Saint Augustine
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The Catholic Church Sayings By Cherie Blair: As a Catholic, I am proud of the social mission of the church and its As a Catholic, I am proud of the social mission of the church and its concerns for the poor and dispossessed, but I still personally would support women priests. — Cherie Blair
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The Catholic Church Sayings By Edd Doerr: The Reformed Church was identified with the old all-white government of South Africa and its The Reformed Church was identified with the old all-white government of South Africa and its apartheid policy. The Roman Catholic Church was closely identified with the Franco and Salazar dictatorships in Spain and Portugal ... More recently, ... the Serbian Orthodox Church has come to be identified with the policies of Serbia (Yugoslavia). — Edd Doerr
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The Catholic Church Sayings By Anne Hathaway: I disagree with a couple of the stances of the Catholic Church. My older brother 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. — Anne Hathaway
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The Catholic Church Sayings By Lisa Rinna: It didn't matter if it was the Catholic Church or Episcopal Church or Presbyterian Church It didn't matter if it was the Catholic Church or Episcopal Church or Presbyterian Church and it still doesn't today. I just like the tradition of having a place to go and connect to a higher power and feel gratitude, and I think that's helpful however you find it. — Lisa Rinna
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The Catholic Church Sayings By Julianna Baggott: I am deeply Catholic and always will be, but I'm no longer a member of I am deeply Catholic and always will be, but I'm no longer a member of the church. I left in 2003 because of the sex abuse scandal. — Julianna Baggott
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The Catholic Church Sayings By Sting: I was brought up as a Catholic and went to church every week and took I was brought up as a Catholic and went to church every week and took the sacraments. It never really touched the core of my being. — Sting
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The Catholic Church Sayings By Kurt Vonnegut: Oh, a very sorry people, yes,Did I find here.Oh, they had no music,And they had Oh, a very sorry people, yes,
Did I find here.
Oh, they had no music,
And they had no beer.
And, oh, everywhere
Where they tried to perch
Belonged to Castle Sugar, Incorporated,
Or the Catholic church. — Kurt Vonnegut
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The Catholic Church Sayings By G.K. Chesterton: The Catholic Church is the only thing which saves a man from the degrading slavery The Catholic Church is the only thing which saves a man from the degrading slavery of being a child of his age — G.K. Chesterton
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The Catholic Church Sayings By Richard Rohr: We grow up as natural optimists as Americans. Catholic priests were so hopeful as we 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. — Richard Rohr
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The Catholic Church Sayings By Ignatius Of Antioch: Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church — Ignatius Of Antioch
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The Catholic Church Sayings By Fran Lebowitz: I had to go on TV with the president of the Catholic League, which is I had to go on TV with the president of the Catholic League, which is not an official organization at all, just a lot of Catholics, or maybe it's just this guy. He demanded to de-fund art completely and argued that taxpayers should not pay for it. I said people who represent the Catholic Church shouldn't talk about taxes. — Fran Lebowitz
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The Catholic Church Sayings By Suzie Burke: I'm back in the basement of the Ascension Catholic Church, Francisco. And Little Suzie is I'm back in the basement of the Ascension Catholic Church, Francisco. And Little Suzie is here. She's lying on an alter, and they're hurting her. The bastards. They're hurting her. There is blood all over the place. There are candles burning and people chanting." I could hardly believe what I was seeing and I cried out, "What is this? I don't understand. What the hell is this?"
"Ask your unconscious mind to tell you, Suzie," he responded, ever so gently. "Ask."
I did ask. And the answer swept over me with a force so strong that I felt as if I had been knocked backward.
"Lord! Oh, Lord. This is satanic ritual abuse, Francisco. That's what this is! That's what this is!" I screamed. "Satanic ritual abuse. And they're using Little Suzie as part of their goddamned ritual.
p150 — Suzie Burke
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The Catholic Church Sayings By Jens Spahn: I've always felt at home in the Church. Catholics are often more laid back than I've always felt at home in the Church. Catholics are often more laid back than they are given credit for - presumably because at the back of their minds they realize that, if necessary, they can always confess everything to their local priest. — Jens Spahn
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The Catholic Church Sayings By Ilka Chase: Keeping your coat on indoors in Russia, no matter how public the place, is far Keeping your coat on indoors in Russia, no matter how public the place, is far worse than keeping your hat on as the flag goes by. It is worse than going into a Catholic church in Spain with your upper arms bare. It is worse than telling a mother her baby bores you. — Ilka Chase
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The Catholic Church Sayings By Christopher West: The free exchange of consent properly witnessed by the Church establishes the marriage bond. Sexual 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. — Christopher West
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The Catholic Church Sayings By Paulo Coelho: I am a Catholic, not so committed to the church, but to the idea of I am a Catholic, not so committed to the church, but to the idea of the Virgin, the female face of God. — Paulo Coelho
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The Catholic Church Sayings By Pope Pius XII: 60. The use of the Latin language customary in a considerable portion of the Church 60. The use of the Latin language customary in a considerable portion of the Church is a manifest and beautiful sign of unity, as well as an effective antidote for any corruption of doctrine truth. — Pope Pius XII
The Catholic Church Sayings By Giles Gilbert Scott: The artistic taste of the Catholic priests is appalling and I am most anxious to 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. — Giles Gilbert Scott
The Catholic Church Sayings By Win Butler: The music in Haiti is all tied up in voodoo and African rhythm, and so The music in Haiti is all tied up in voodoo and African rhythm, and so there's this funny thing: go to a voodoo ceremony, and then go to a Catholic church and tell me which music you liked better, to which one the music is more integral. — Win Butler
The Catholic Church Sayings By Tim Wise: Elsewhere, evidence of callousness to the homeless is even more blatant. As just one example, 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. — Tim Wise
The Catholic Church Sayings By Max Tegmark: Some ancients speculated that the stars were small holes in a black sphere through which Some ancients speculated that the stars were small holes in a black sphere through which distant light shone through. The Italian astronomer Giordano Bruno suggested that they were instead objects like our Sun, just much farther away, perhaps with their own planets and civilizations - this didn't go down too well with the Catholic Church, which had him burned at the stake in 1600. — Max Tegmark
The Catholic Church Sayings By Herbert W. Armstrong: Protestant churches everywhere are gravitating toward union with the Roman Catholic Church. These religious movements Protestant churches everywhere are gravitating toward union with the Roman Catholic Church. These religious movements are speeding the fulfillment of the prophecies of the resurrected Roman Empire. For 30 years I have been proclaiming this tremendous event over the air and in print, — Herbert W. Armstrong
The Catholic Church Sayings By Thomas Aquinas: The apostles and their successors are God's vicars in governing the Church which is built The apostles and their successors are God's vicars in governing the Church which is built on faith and the sacraments of faith. Wherefore, just as they may not institute another Church, so neither may they deliver another faith, nor institute other sacraments. — Thomas Aquinas
The Catholic Church Sayings By Malgorzata Szumowska: The attitude of the Catholic Church towards homosexuality is well known - it is treated The attitude of the Catholic Church towards homosexuality is well known - it is treated as something unnatural, even as a disease. — Malgorzata Szumowska
The Catholic Church Sayings By The Catholic Church: Faith is man's response to God, who reveals himself and gives himself to man, at 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. — The Catholic Church
The Catholic Church Sayings By Hans Kung: In my view, the Catholic Church as a community of faith will be preserved, but In my view, the Catholic Church as a community of faith will be preserved, but only if it abandons the Roman system of rule. We managed to get by without this absolutist system for 1,000 years. The problems began in the 11th century, when the popes asserted their claim to absolute control over the Church. — Hans Kung
The Catholic Church Sayings By Benjamin Franklin: If we look back into history for the character of present sects in Christianity, we If we look back into history for the character of present sects in Christianity, we shall find few that have not in their turns been persecutors, and complainers of persecution. The primitive Christians thought persecution extremely wrong in the Pagans, but practised it on one another. The first Protestants of the Church of England, blamed persecution in the Roman church, but practised it against the Puritans: these found it wrong in the Bishops, but fell into the same practice themselves both here and in New England.
[Letter to the London Packet, 3 June 1772] — Benjamin Franklin
The Catholic Church Sayings By Paul Rust: I gotta say, the Catholic Church has churned out a lot of great artists and 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! — Paul Rust
The Catholic Church Sayings By Nancy Gibbs: The Catholic Church is one of the oldest, largest and richest institutions on earth, with 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. — Nancy Gibbs
The Catholic Church Sayings By Dolores O'Riordan: I was raised Catholic and I have a lot of respect for the good in 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. — Dolores O'Riordan
The Catholic Church Sayings By D. Elton Trueblood: The more we study the early Church, the more we realize that it was a The more we study the early Church, the more we realize that it was a society of ministers. About the only similarity between the Church at Corinth and a contemporary congregation, either Roman Catholic or Protestant, is that both are marked, to a great degree, by the presence of sinners. — D. Elton Trueblood
The Catholic Church Sayings By Sue Monk Kidd: I often went to Catholic mass or Eucharist at the Episcopal church, nourished by the I often went to Catholic mass or Eucharist at the Episcopal church, nourished by the symbol and power of this profound feeding ritual. It never occurred to me how odd it was that women, who have presided over the domain of food and feeding for thousands of years, were historically and routinely barred from presiding over it in a spiritual context. And when the priest held out the host and said, "This is my body, given for you," not once did I recognize that it is women in the act of breastfeeding who most truly embody those words and who are also most excluded from ritually saying them. — Sue Monk Kidd
The Catholic Church Sayings By Pope John XXIII: The Catholic Church has a dignity far surpassing that of every merely human society, for The Catholic Church has a dignity far surpassing that of every merely human society, for it was founded by Christ the Lord. It is altogether fitting, therefore, that the language it uses should be noble, majestic, and non-vernacular. — Pope John XXIII
The Catholic Church Sayings By Kenneth Atchity: It's the Greek letters chi and rho, found together on Constantine's military standard, the labarum." 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. — Kenneth Atchity
The Catholic Church Sayings By Ignatius Of Antioch: Wherever the bishop appears, there let the people be, even as wheresoever Christ Jesus is, Wherever the bishop appears, there let the people be, even as wheresoever Christ Jesus is, there is the catholic church. — Ignatius Of Antioch
The Catholic Church Sayings By Francis George: I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history — Francis George
The Catholic Church Sayings By Oscar Hijuelos: Nightclubs are the equivalent of a Catholic Church in a poor country. You hear a 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. — Oscar Hijuelos
The Catholic Church Sayings By Gloria Steinem: the Catholic Church not only didn't oppose abortion but actually regulated it until the mid-nineteenth the Catholic Church not only didn't oppose abortion but actually regulated it until the mid-nineteenth century. It was made a mortal sin mostly for population reasons.8 Napoleon III wanted more soldiers, and Pope Pius IX wanted all the teaching positions in the French schools - plus the doctrine of papal infallibility - so they traded. Also, — Gloria Steinem
The Catholic Church Sayings By Pope Francis: The 'Church' is ... catholic because her communion embraces the whole human race. The 'Church' is ... catholic because her communion embraces the whole human race. — Pope Francis
The Catholic Church Sayings By Walker Percy: Our Catholic church here split into three pieces: (1) the American Catholic Church whose new Our Catholic church here split into three pieces: (1) the American Catholic Church whose new Rome is Cicero, Illinois; (2) the Dutch schismatics who believe in relevance but not God; (3) the Roman Catholic remnant, a tiny scattered flock with no place to go. The American Catholic Church, which emphasizes property rights and the integrity of neighborhoods, retained the Latin mass and plays The Star-Spangled Banner at the elevation. — Walker Percy
The Catholic Church Sayings By Alex Gibney: It might kill you to say it, because the film really takes on the Catholic 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.' — Alex Gibney
The Catholic Church Sayings By Galileo Galilei: I have been judged vehemently suspect of heresy, that is, of having held and believed I have been judged vehemently suspect of heresy, that is, of having held and believed that the sun in the centre of the universe and immoveable, and that the earth is not at the center of same, and that it does move. Wishing however, to remove from the minds of your Eminences and all faithful Christians this vehement suspicion reasonably conceived against me, I abjure with a sincere heart and unfeigned faith, I curse and detest the said errors and heresies, and generally all and every error, heresy, and sect contrary to the Holy Catholic Church. (Quoted in Shea and Artigas 194) — Galileo Galilei
The Catholic Church Sayings By Ignatius Of Antioch: See that ye all follow the bishop, even as Jesus Christ does the Father, and See that ye all follow the bishop, even as Jesus Christ does the Father, and the presbytery as ye would the apostles; and reverence the deacons, as being the institution of God. Let no man do anything connected with the Church without the bishop. [] Wherever the bishop shall appear, there let the multitude [of the people] also be; even as, wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church. [] Whatsoever [the bishop] shall approve of, that is also pleasing to God, so that everything that is done may be secure and valid. — Ignatius Of Antioch
The Catholic Church Sayings By The Catholic Church: 1877. The vocation of humanity is to show forth the image of God and to 1877. The vocation of humanity is to show forth the image of God and to be transformed into the image of the Father's only Son. This vocation takes a personal form since each of us is called to enter into the divine beatitude; it also concerns the human community as a whole. — The Catholic Church
The Catholic Church Sayings By Wesley Clark: I'm spiritual. I'm religious. I'm a strong Christian and I'm a Catholic but I go I'm spiritual. I'm religious. I'm a strong Christian and I'm a Catholic but I go to a Presbyterian Church. Occasionally I go to the Catholic church too. I take communion. I haven't transferred my membership or anything. — Wesley Clark
The Catholic Church Sayings By Ludwig Wittgenstein: It is a dogma of the Roman Church that the existence of God can be It is a dogma of the Roman Church that the existence of God can be proved by natural reason. Now this dogma would make it impossible for me to be a Roman Catholic. If I thought of God as another being like myself, outside myself, only infinitely more powerful, then I would regard it as my duty to defy him. — Ludwig Wittgenstein
The Catholic Church Sayings By Honore De Balzac: Once she has committed sin, there is nothing left for the Protestant woman, whereas the Once she has committed sin, there is nothing left for the Protestant woman, whereas the Catholic Church, hope of forgiveness makes a woman sublime. — Honore De Balzac
The Catholic Church Sayings By Pope Francis: Since many of you do not belong to the Catholic Church and others are non-believers, Since many of you do not belong to the Catholic Church and others are non-believers, from the bottom of my heart I give this silent blessing to each and every one of you, respecting the conscience of each one of you but knowing that each one of you is a child of God. — Pope Francis
The Catholic Church Sayings By Adolf Hitler: While we destroyed the Centre Party, we have not only brought thousands of priests back While we destroyed the Centre Party, we have not only brought thousands of priests back into the Church, but to millions of respectable people we have restored their faith in their religion and in their priests. The union of the Evangelical Church in a single Church for the whole Reich, the Concordat with the Catholic Church, these are but milestones on the road which leads to the establishment of a useful relation and a useful co operation between the Reich and the two Confessions. — Adolf Hitler
The Catholic Church Sayings By Ronald Carter: John Milton has, since his own lifetime, always been one of the major figures in John Milton has, since his own lifetime, always been one of the major figures in English literature, but his reputation has changed constantly. He has been seen as a political opportunist, an advocate of 'immorality' (he wrote in favour of divorce and married three times), an over-serious classicist, and an arrogant believer in his own greatness as a poet. He was all these things. But, above all, Milton's was the last great liberal intelligence of the English Renaissance. The values expressed in all his works are the values of tolerance, freedom and self-determination, expressed by Shakespeare, Hooker and Donne. The basis of his aesthetic studies was classical, but the modernity of his intellectual interests can be seen in the fact that he went to Italy (in the late 1630s) where he met the astronomer Galileo, who had been condemned as a heretic by the Catholic church for saying the earth moved around the sun. — Ronald Carter
The Catholic Church Sayings By John Shelby Spong: The 20th century was a turning point; it freed and emancipated women, broke the back 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. — John Shelby Spong
The Catholic Church Sayings By Thomas C. Oden: Protestants at one time were confident that their free form of confession was a vast Protestants at one time were confident that their free form of confession was a vast improvement upon Catholic private confession to a priest because it is voluntary, demystified, and not routinized. But amid the acids of modernity it has volunteered itself right out of existence. Demystification has dwindled into desacralization. The escape from routinization has become a convenient cover for the demise of repentance. The postmodern pastor is trying to learn anew to listen to the deeper range of feelings of others, without forgetfulness of the Word of God. — Thomas C. Oden
The Catholic Church Sayings By Rob Sheffield: It was in that bubble after Vatican II when it seemed like the best time 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. — Rob Sheffield
The Catholic Church Sayings By Oliver Cromwell: Catholicism is more than a religion, it is a political power. Therefore I'm led to Catholicism is more than a religion, it is a political power. Therefore I'm led to believe there will be no peace in Ireland until the Catholic Church is crushed — Oliver Cromwell
The Catholic Church Sayings By Wesley Clark: I said the rosary, and I said the Our Father, as they call it in 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.' — Wesley Clark
The Catholic Church Sayings By Rush Limbaugh: Pope Francis said the use of contraception could be justified in regions hit by the Pope Francis said the use of contraception could be justified in regions hit by the Zika virus; a stance that could reignite a debate over the church's prohibition of the use of condoms to stop the spread of the AIDS virus. The pope also criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as 'not Christian' for his immigration stance, and broke with his predecessors by suggesting that Catholic lawmakers are free to vote for same-sex marriage and civil unions if they want to. — Rush Limbaugh
The Catholic Church Sayings By Thomas Merton: And of course most non-Catholics imagine that the Church is immensely rich, and that all And of course most non-Catholics imagine that the Church is immensely rich, and that all Catholic institutions make money hand over fist, and that all the money is stored away somewhere to buy gold and silver dishes for the Pope and cigars for the College of Cardinals. — Thomas Merton
The Catholic Church Sayings By Stephen Fry: It's the strangest thing about this church - it is obsessed with sex, absolutely obsessed. 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. — Stephen Fry
The Catholic Church Sayings By Alex Gibney: In the case of the Catholic Church, it's hard to understand how they so willfully In the case of the Catholic Church, it's hard to understand how they so willfully sacrifice the children. — Alex Gibney
The Catholic Church Sayings By Will Eisner: Comics, which are really best described as an arrangement of images in a sequence that 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. — Will Eisner
The Catholic Church Sayings By Avery Johnson: Growing up in New Orleans, my mom and dad were churchgoers. I would go to 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. — Avery Johnson
The Catholic Church Sayings By David W. Moore III: Look, I'm here because we need to stop this killer. I'm somewhat on board with Look, I'm here because we need to stop this killer. I'm somewhat on board with the craziness. But we've now got a priest stealing the Shroud of Turin from the Catholic Church so we can use the blood of Jesus to defeat the anti-Christ, who, by the way, is Newsweek's (sic) poster boy of the year, all at the urgings of an alcoholic priest. Do I have it right? — David W. Moore III
The Catholic Church Sayings By Fulton J. Sheen: There are not one hundred people in the United States who hate The Catholic Church, There are not one hundred people in the United States who hate The Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be. — Fulton J. Sheen
The Catholic Church Sayings By Phyllis McGinley: I have read that during the process of canonization the Catholic Church demands proof of I have read that during the process of canonization the Catholic Church demands proof of joy in the candidate, and although I have not been able to track down chapter and verse I like the suggestion that dourness is not a sacred attribute. — Phyllis McGinley
The Catholic Church Sayings By Pope Pius X: It is impossible to approve in Catholic publications of a style inspired by unsound novelty It is impossible to approve in Catholic publications of a style inspired by unsound novelty which seems to deride the piety of the faithful and dwells on the introduction of a new order of Christian life, on new directions of the Church, on new aspirations of the modern soul, on a new vocation of the clergy, on a new Christian civilisation. — Pope Pius X
The Catholic Church Sayings By Michael A. Mullett: Humanists were people who wanted to return to ideas found in old Greek and Latin 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. — Michael A. Mullett
The Catholic Church Sayings By Ann Widdecombe: For years I had been disillusioned by the Church of England's compromising on everything. The 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. — Ann Widdecombe
The Catholic Church Sayings By Saint Augustine: I do not doubt that all those who have received Baptism anywhere and from whomever 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. — Saint Augustine
The Catholic Church Sayings By Maggie Stiefvater: Adam lived in an apartment located above the office of St. Agnes Catholic Church, a Adam lived in an apartment located above the office of St. Agnes Catholic Church, a fortuitous combination that focused most of the objects of Ronan's worship into one downtown block. — Maggie Stiefvater
The Catholic Church Sayings By Aleister Crowley: I believe in one Gnostic and Catholic Church of Light, Life, Love and Liberty, the I believe in one Gnostic and Catholic Church of Light, Life, Love and Liberty, the Word of whose Law is THELEMA . — Aleister Crowley
The Catholic Church Sayings By Andrew Greeley: People came into the Church in the Roman Empire because the Church was so good-Catholics People came into the Church in the Roman Empire because the Church was so good-Catholics were so good to one another, and they were so good to pagans, too. High-pressure evangelization strikes me as an attempt to deprive people of their freedom of choice. — Andrew Greeley
The Catholic Church Sayings By Robin Morgan: The Roman Catholic church ... carries the immense power of very directly affecting women's lives The Roman Catholic church ... carries the immense power of very directly affecting women's lives everywhere by its stand against birth control and abortion. — Robin Morgan
The Catholic Church Sayings By Theodore Parker: Manly natural religion - it is not joining the Church; it is not to believe Manly natural religion - it is not joining the Church; it is not to believe in a creed, Hebrew, Protestant, Catholic, Trinitarian, Unitarian, Nothingarian. It is not to keep Sunday idle; to attend meetings; to be wet with water; to read the Bible; to offer prayers in words; to take bread and wine in the meeting house; love a scape-goat Jesus, or any other theological clap-trap. — Theodore Parker
The Catholic Church Sayings By Robert H. Schuller: The Roman Catholic Church isn't going to change its theologies. The Roman Catholic Church isn't going to change its theologies. — Robert H. Schuller
The Catholic Church Sayings By Rush Limbaugh: Now the pope on his overnight flight back to Italy explains how contraception can be Now the pope on his overnight flight back to Italy explains how contraception can be justified. This is the pope, the Vicar of Christ, the Catholic Church explaining how contraception could be justified. And then he rips into capitalism and the American immigration policies while at the Mexican border before getting on his plane to go back to Italy. — Rush Limbaugh
The Catholic Church Sayings By Ken Follett: All Europe was watching Spain. The left-wing government elected last February had suffered an attempted 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. — Ken Follett
The Catholic Church Sayings By Louis De Bernieres: Sergeant Pietro Oliva was a good Catholic. He liked to go into a church and Sergeant Pietro Oliva was a good Catholic. He liked to go into a church and cross himself, genuflect to the alter, and then settle down to a little prayer and contemplation, savouring the coolness, the heavy odours, the darkness, and the sensation of being soaked in the atmosphere of centuries' worth of devotion that hung in the tenebrous and golden air of churches. — Louis De Bernieres
The Catholic Church Sayings By Ernest Hemingway,: The Catholic Church had an awfully good way of handling all The Catholic Church had an awfully good way of handling all — Ernest Hemingway,
The Catholic Church Sayings By Pope Francis: How many times do we hear: 'Come on, you Christians, be a little bit more How many times do we hear: 'Come on, you Christians, be a little bit more normal, like other people, be reasonable!' This is real snake charmer's talk: 'Come on, just be like this, okay? A little bit more normal, don't be so rigid ... ' But behind it is this: 'Don't come here with your stories, that God became man!' The Incarnation of the Word, that is the scandal behind all of this! We can do all the social work we want, and they will say: 'How great the Church is, it does such good social work. But if we say that we are doing it because those people are the flesh of Christ, then comes the scandal. And that is the truth, that is the revelation of Jesus: that presence of Jesus incarnate. — Pope Francis
The Catholic Church Sayings By Carl E. Olson: If one's careful study of the facts shows that the Catholic Church is correct about If one's careful study of the facts shows that the Catholic Church is correct about Jesus-his life, teachings, death, and Resurrection-then why not give the Church the benefit of the doubt and carefully study her reasons for rejecting contraception, homosexual acts, and women's ordination? — Carl E. Olson
The Catholic Church Sayings By Pope Benedict XVI: We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution. Each of us is the We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution. Each of us is the result of a thought of God. — Pope Benedict XVI
The Catholic Church Sayings By Michel Templet: The Catholic Church made a serious mistake when they started caring about how many people The Catholic Church made a serious mistake when they started caring about how many people are in the pews. — Michel Templet
The Catholic Church Sayings By Robin Morgan: Although every organized religion works overtime to contribute its own brand of misogyny to the 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. — Robin Morgan
The Catholic Church Sayings By Ross Douthat: During a frustrating argument with a Roman Catholic cardinal, Napoleon Bonaparte supposedly burst out: Your 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. — Ross Douthat
The Catholic Church Sayings By Scott Hahn: The Church is the Body of Christ, and as such it is both heavenly and The Church is the Body of Christ, and as such it is both heavenly and earthly. The Church is the communion of saints, and it includes as members both angels and shepherds - cherubim and seraphim, and you, and me. — Scott Hahn
The Catholic Church Sayings By Hans Urs Von Balthasar: We are not only interested in those aspects of the mystery of the Roman Catholic We are not only interested in those aspects of the mystery of the Roman Catholic Church which set her apart from the other Christian communities, but also to show how often they are central beliefs by describing what is specifically Catholic in such a way that the partner in dialogue can see, even from his own standpoint, the inner consistency. — Hans Urs Von Balthasar
The Catholic Church Sayings By Joseph Smith Jr.: The old Catholic church traditions are worth more than all you have said. Here is The old Catholic church traditions are worth more than all you have said. Here is a principle of logic that most men have no more sense than to adopt. I will illustrate it by an old apple tree. Here jumps off a branch and says, I am the true tree, and you are corrupt. If the whole tree is corrupt, are not its branches corrupt? If the Catholic religion is a false religion, how can any true religion come out of it? If the Catholic church is bad, how can any good thing come out of it? — Joseph Smith Jr.
The Catholic Church Sayings By Rashers Tierney: The illicit Irish homemade spirit, poitin was frowned upon by the Catholic Church, which made 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! — Rashers Tierney