Quotes of Andrew Greeley

“ The darkest hour of any man's life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ The darkest day of any man's life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ I think one of the conclusions that many Catholics drew from the Second Vatican Council is there're just a lot fewer mortal sins than there used to be. So we don't really have to confess them, and we can make a good act of contrition, as we used to say, and receive communion, and it's fine. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ In the days long ago when I was in the seminary, we were told that we would be respected by our people, and we took it for granted that we would be. I learned very quickly in my first assignment that respect was no longer given, save in a superficial way… ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ Everyone takes surveys. Whoever makes a statement about human behavior has engaged in a survey of some sort. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ Go West, restaurant company. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ Everyone takes surveys. Whoever makes a statement about human behavior has engaged in a survey of some sort. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ The laity, who pay the bills, have a right to high quality priestly service, in strict commutative justice with the obligation of restitution. So too does the Lord Jesus, whom we purport to represent. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ Everyone takes surveys. Whoever makes a statement about human behavior has engaged in a survey of some sort. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ I think one of the conclusions that many Catholics drew from the Second Vatican Council is there're just a lot fewer mortal sins than there used to be. So we don't really have to confess them, and we can make a good act of contrition, as we used to say, and receive communion, and it's fine. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ I wouldn't say the world is my parish, but my readers are my parish. And especially the readers that write to me. They're my parish. And it's a responsibility that I enjoy. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ Go West, restaurant company. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ Go West, restaurant company. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ There is no bigotry like that of "free thought" run to seed. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ I never said all Democrats were saloonkeepers; what I said was all saloonkeepers are Democrats. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ I think Catholic Americans had better believe there's truth in all religions, because the Second Vatican Council said that. We don't believe that we have a monopoly on truth. We believe what we have is true, but it's not the whole truth. And we can learn a lot from the other religions if we listen to them respectfully. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ There is no bigotry like that of "free thought" run to seed. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ The leadership blighted the hopes of my generation of priests, a small fact doubtless from their viewpoint. What right did we have to hope anyway? But in their rigidity, they created the climate of insensitivity… God forgive them for losing their nerve. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ It is impossible to mentally or socially enslave a Bible reading People. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ I think Catholic Americans had better believe there's truth in all religions, because the Second Vatican Council said that. We don't believe that we have a monopoly on truth. We believe what we have is true, but it's not the whole truth. And we can learn a lot from the other religions if we listen to them respectfully. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ I think one of the conclusions that many Catholics drew from the Second Vatican Council is there're just a lot fewer mortal sins than there used to be. So we don't really have to confess them, and we can make a good act of contrition, as we used to say, and receive communion, and it's fine. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ The leadership blighted the hopes of my generation of priests, a small fact doubtless from their viewpoint. What right did we have to hope anyway? But in their rigidity, they created the climate of insensitivity… God forgive them for losing their nerve. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ I think one of the conclusions that many Catholics drew from the Second Vatican Council is there're just a lot fewer mortal sins than there used to be. So we don't really have to confess them, and we can make a good act of contrition, as we used to say, and receive communion, and it's fine. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ If we get you in the early years of your life and we fill your head with all of the Catholic stories, then it's very hard for you to stop being Catholic. Catholics are Catholics because they like being Catholic. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ In God, the characteristics of men and women that we admire in men and women are combined. That's been a traditional Catholic teaching that God is the combination of opposites. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ However, during my 48 years as a priest, I have learned that in times of crisis, the dodos always charge in to make matters worse. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ Well, the Irish aren't much into showing affection. There was crisis when we were wiped out in the Depression and my father went into the gloom. But surely in the years when I was an adolescent during the war years, there was, I would say, a rebirth of affection there. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ European Catholics tend to be somewhat grim and dour and straightlaced. We shouldn't have been, but we are. We can learn from the Latinos that Catholicism is a religion of festivity and celebration. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ Note the three most important Cabinet positions. Rice said that it was better to find the weapons of mass destruction than to see a mushroom cloud. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ In the days long ago when I was in the seminary, we were told that we would be respected by our people, and we took it for granted that we would be. I learned very quickly in my first assignment that respect was no longer given, save in a superficial way… ”

- Andrew Greeley
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