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Letter "C" » Catholics
«Catholics are necessarily at war with this age. That we are not more conscious of the fact, that we so often endeavor to make an impossible peace with it -- that is the tragedy. You cannot serve God and Mammon.»
«[The] council not only sanctioned reform, it accelerated it. What this meant was that Catholics tried to solve the riddle of religion and modernity overnight.»
«Cold is God's way of telling us to burn more Catholics»
«I'm one of those cliff-hanging Catholics. I don't believe in God, but I do believe that Mary was his mother.»
«Hence from all we have hitherto said, it is clear beloved Catholics that we cannot approve the opinions which some (Protestants, Jews, and other heretics) comprise under the head of Americanism (freedom)»
«For Catholics before Vatican II, the land of the free was pre-eminently the land of Sister Says-except, of course, for Sister, for whom it was the land of Father Says.»
«The real differences around the world today are not between Jews and Arabs; Protestants and Catholics; Muslims, Croats, and Serbs. The real differences are between those who embrace peace and those who would destroy it; between those who look to the future and those who cling to the past; between those who open their arms and those who are determined to clench their fists.»
Author: Bill Clinton
, clenched fist
, cling to
, look to
«Communism, my friend, is more than Marxism, just as Catholicism is more than the Roman Curia. There is a mystique as well as a politick. Catholics and Communists have committed great crimes, but at least they have not stood aside, like an established society, and been indifferent. I would rather have blood on my hands than water like Pilate.»
Author: Graham Greene
, Roman Catholic
«When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, 'Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?»
«I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or Catholics»