Quotes with church
If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church.
In International Heral Tribune, September 10, 1991.
Scientists were rated as great heretics by the church, but they were truly religious men because of their faith in the orderliness of the universe.
What the church should be telling the worker is that the first demand religion makes on him is that he should be a good workman. If he is a carpenter he should be a competent carpenter. Church by all means on Sundays-but what is the use of church if at the very center of life a man defrauds his neighbor and insults God by poor craftsmanship.
We cannot limit the role of women in the Church to altar girls or the president of a charity, there must be more. But with regards to the ordination of women, the Church has spoken and says no... That door is closed.
Interview with Vatican journalists, July 29, 2013
People are resentful over what they take to be the insensitivity of church leaders -- particularly on matters relating to sex.
News conference in 1987.
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.
The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ the communications media so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message.
The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word to Christ and the Church. a duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity; it is the expression of his personal dignity.
Among all the devotions approved by the Church none has been favored by so many miracles as the devotion of the most Holy Rosary.
One who believes, as I do, that the free intellect is the chief engine of human progress, cannot but be fundamentally opposed to Bolshevism, as much as to the Church of Rome.
The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism (1920)
Yet we must not assume that all was corrupt in the bosom of the Church; then, as always, the evil made more noise than the good, and the voices of those who desired a reformation aroused only passing interest.
Life of St. Francis d'Assisi (1894)