The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honourable gentlemen were brutal savages in an unknown land, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
The Catholic ideal is to order the whole of life towards unity, not by the denial and destruction of the natural human values, but by bringing them into living relation with spiritual truth and spiritual reality.
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God.
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that have received-only what you have given.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
Prayer is a turning to God.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.