I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?
By your work you show what you love and what you know.
As soon as you willfully allow a dialogue with temptation to begin, the soul is robbed of peace, just as consent to impurity destroys grace.
Love our Lady. And she will obtain abundant grace to help you conquer in your daily struggle.
Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not... with regard to abortion and euthanasia.
The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?
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.
The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.
Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family - a domestic church.
I have a sweet tooth for song and music. This is my Polish sin.
The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn.
The Roman Catholic Church isn't going to change its theologies.
I was raised in a Baptist household, went to a Catholic church, lived in a Jewish neighborhood, and had the biggest crush on the Muslim girls from one neighborhood over.
Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.
I am not a Catholic; but I consider the Christian idea, which has its roots in Greek thought and in the course of the centuries has nourished all of our European civilization, as something that one cannot renounce without becoming degraded.
Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth- in a word, to know himself- so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves.
I'm a Catholic, but I used to love going to Vacation Bible School with my fundamentalist friends.
Lust indulged became habit, and habit unresisted became necessity.
So the divine love is sacrificial love. Love does not mean to have and to own and to possess. It means to be had and to be owned and to be possessed. It is not a circle circumscribed by self, it is arms outstretched to embrace all humanity within its grasp.
Because I cannot rely on myself, I rely on Him, twenty-four hours a day.
In Christ and through Christ man has acquired full awareness of his dignity.
I have a mustard seed; and I am not afraid to use it.
When the problems in Northern Ireland started, it was not a question of Protestantism or Catholicism, because the Catholic church was the only church at that time-it was a nationalist conflict.
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