Best 1 342 of Catholic quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Aquinas

There being an imminent danger for the faith, prelates must be questioned, even publicly, by their subjects.

By Anonym 16 Sep

John Adams

I am bold to Say that neither you nor I, will live to See the Course which 'the Wonders of the Times' will take. Many Years, and perhaps Centuries must pass, before the current will acquire a Settled direction... yet Platonic, Pythagoric, Hindoo, and cabalistic Christianity, which is Catholic Christianity, and which has prevailed for 1,500 years, has received a mortal wound, of which the monster must finally die. Yet so strong is his constitution, that he may endure for centuries before he expires. {Letter to Thomas Jefferson, July 16 1814}

By Anonym 17 Sep

Louis De Montfort

María ha recibido de Dios un dominio especial sobre los predestinados para alimentarlos y hacerlos crecer en Jesucristo.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pope Leo I

The devil is always discovering something novel against the truth.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Josemaria Escriva

When you see the storm coming, if you seek safety in that firm refuge which is Mary, there will be no danger of your wavering or going down.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Susana Martinez

At 18, I guarded the parking lot at the Catholic Church bingos. Now my dad made sure I could take care of myself. I carried a Smith and Wesson 357 Magnum .

By Anonym 15 Sep

Therese

Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

David Vitter

Catholic schools prepare every student to meet the challenges of their future by developing their mind, yes, but also their body and their soul and spirit.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Milan Kundera

Totalitarianism is neither left nor right, and within its empire both will perish. I was never a believer, but after seeing Czech Catholics persecuted during the Stalinist terror, I felt the deepest solidarity with them. What separated us, the belief in God, was secondary to what united us. In Prague, they hanged the Socialists and the priests. Thus a fraternity of the hanged was born.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jocelyn Soriano

He knew that just by gazing at those flowers, something from within him started to live again.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Tony Hendra

Feelings trap us in the self, Tony dear. Doing a thing because you feel wonderful about it—even a work of charity—is in the end a selfish act. We perform the work not to feel wonderful but to know and love the other. It's the same with your romance. You may not feel your love, but God is still your loved one, your other.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Frank Zappa

Catholic girls with tiny little mustaches.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pope John Paul Ii

The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Brodsky

I'm neither Catholic not Protestant. Protestant sounds good but I don't think I am.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Duvall

The cultural contrast I saw between religions... Catholics have a lot of mediators, going through saints and Mary or whatever. Protestants in general say things to God directly.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pope Francis

Christ leads us to go out from ourselves more and more, to give ourselves and to serve others.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bruce Babbitt

I think there has been an unfortunate tendency for a lot of different groups to forget that distinction between natural law and revealed truth and to say: Our complete agenda is to be enacted into laws governing the entire society. Many different religious groups claim that authority, not only Catholics. A lot of different Protestant groups as well are stepping forward to say: Here is our agenda, it is a moral agenda, ergo it must be enacted into law. I think that the distinction between natural law and more ultimate kinds of doctrine is being lost.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Neil Degrasse Tyson

I was raised Catholic. But if someone says I was raised in some religion, that's insufficient information to actually know what was going on. The real question is Was the religion in the household? The answer is no. Important decisions in the household were executed rationally and secularly. So as a result, the foundations of my reasoning derive not from religion but from the rational analysis of circumstances.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Saint Augustine

God bestows more consideration on the purity of the intention with which our actions are performed than on the actions themselves.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Saint Francis De Sales

We can never attain to perfection while we have an affection for any imperfection.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Downtown Julie Brown

Going to Catholic school was what fueled me into comedy. The nuns were so brutal so I used to try to make my friends laugh.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Caryll Houselander

Christ must be born from every soul, formed in every life. If we had a picture of Our Lady's personality we might be dazzled into thinking that only one sort of person could form Christ in himself, and we should miss the meaning of our own being. Nothing but things essential for us are revealed to us about the Mother of God: the fact that she was wed to the Holy Spirit and bore Christ into the world. Our crowning joy is that she did this as a lay person and through the ordinary daily life that we all live; through natural love made supernatural, as the water at Cana was, at her request, turned into wine.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Frank Mccourt

Everything in my head was secondhand, too: Catholicism; Ireland's sad history, a litany of suffering and martyrdom drummed into me by priests, schoolmasters and parents who knew no better.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Tony Hendra

It sounds to me, dear, as if your satirist is a bit like a monk. They both take a rather dim view of the world, and both try to do something about it." "Thank you, Father Joe! I think I knew that once, but I'd forgotten. Contemptus mundi. We both have contempt for the world." "You p-p-persist in your error, my son. Contemptus does not mean 'contempt.' It means 'detachment.' Are you detached from the things you satirize?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Madonna Ciccone

My home base - pop music and the Catholic Church.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Newt Gingrich

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?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Merton

I can only become perfectly free by serving the will of God.

By Anonym 13 Sep

T. S. Eliot

I am an Anglo-Catholic in religion, a classicist in literature and a royalist in politics.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jenny Colgan

Christmas, as a practicing Catholic child, was seen as a reward for lots and lots and lots of church.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tarek Saab

Some psychologists argue that the idea of God is a response to our emotional needs, but this presumption is backwards. Our emotional fluctuations are a psychological response to our lack of love for God. If God is everything, what else could we possibily want?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Shirley Geok-lin Lim

Growing up in Asia in a particular time period - the '50s and '60s - I attended a Catholic missionary school where I was taught by nuns and where consciousness of the body was repressed. Yet at the same time, the female body was a highly visible and sensitive site.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pope Benedict Xvi

Truth is not determined by a majority vote.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dorothy Day

I think anarchy is natural to the Catholic. The Church is pretty anarchistic, you know. Who pays attention to the Pope or the Cardinals?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pope Francis

[Sviatoslav] Schevchuk, in the dogmatic part declares himself to be a son of the Church and in communion with the bishop of Rome and the Church. He speaks of the Pope and his closeness of the Pope and of himself, his faith, and also of the Orthodox people there. The dogmatic part, there's no difficulty. He's Orthodox in the good sense of the word, that is in Catholic doctrine, no.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Robert Hugh Benson

To say 'Hail Mary, Hail Mary,' is the best way of telling her how much we love her. And then this string of beads is like Our Lady's girdle, and her children love to finger it, and whisper to her. And then we say our paternosters, too; and all the while we are talking she is shewing us pictures of her dear Child, and we look at all the great things He did for us, one by one; and then we turn the page and begin again.

By Anonym 19 Sep

M. Raymond

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William F. Buckley Jr.

I grew up, as reported, in a large family of Catholics without even a decent ration of tentativeness among the lot of us about our religious faith.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nat Hentoff

At the time there was a hospital strike in New York and the Catholic hospitals were part of a general consortium, and the head of the consortium had decided that they were finally going to replace some of the striking workers. And I hear [John] O'Connor yelling, `Over my dead body will you replace any of those workers! They have a right to strike.' So I figured, `This is interesting.'

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Kelly

It has been my experience that nothing changes a person's life more than the discovery of one solitary truth: There is a meaning and purpose to life. More specifically: There is a meaning and purpose to your life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Clement

The Lord has turned all our sunsets into sunrise.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Harvey Cox

The real ecumenical crisis today is not between Catholics and Protestants but between traditional and experimental forms of church life.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Matt Weber

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kurt Vonnegut

When we passed a Catholic church, I recalled, he said, "You think your dad's a good chemist? They're turning soda crackers into meat in there. Can your dad do that?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Buffy Sainte-marie

He's a Catholic, a Hindy, an atheist, a Chein, a Buddhist, a Baptist and a Jew, and he knows, he shouldn't kill.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bruce Springsteen

[The Catholic religion] was something I carried with me, never forgot, brought into my music. And it's been in my music ever since.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anne Rice

I no longer represent any organized religion. I'm not Catholic. I'm not Christian. I'm saying this because I have to be an outsider for Christ.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pope Pius X

The greatest obstacle in the apostolate of the Church is the timidity or rather the cowardice of the faithful.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Vianney

Only after the Last Judgment will Mary get any rest; from now until then, she is much too busy with her children.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tony Kornheiser

Hannah Storm in a horrifying, horrifying outfit today. She's got on red go-go boots and a catholic school plaid skirt ... way too short for somebody in her 40s or maybe early 50s by now...She's got on her typically very, very tight shirt. She looks like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body ... I know she's very good, and I'm not supposed to be critical of ESPN people, so I won't ... but Hannah Storm ... come on now! Stop! What are you doing? ... She's what I would call a Holden Caulfield fantasy at this point.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Adolf Hitler

The fact that the Catholic Church has come to an agreement with Fascist Italy ... proves beyond doubt that the Fascist world of ideas is closer to Christianity than those of Jewish liberalism or even atheistic Marxism.