Quotes of Catholicism

“ Catholicism is not a soothing religion. It's a painful religion. We're all gluttons for punishment. ”

- Madonna

“ I believe the spreading of Catholicism to be the most horrible means of political and social degradation left in the world. ”

- Charles Dickens

“ Anti-Catholicism is the anti-Semitism of the intellectual. ”

- Patrick Buchanan

“ If I were going to convert to any religion I would probably choose Catholicism because it at least has female saints and the Virgin Mary. ”

- Margaret Atwood

“ When Catholicism goes bad it becomes the religion of amulets and holy places and priestcraft: Protestantism, in its corresponding decay, becomes a vague mist of ethical platitudes. ”

- C.S. Lewis

“ If all the bones of all the victims of the Catholic Church could be gathered together, a monument higher than all the pyramids would rise. ”

- Robert Green Ingersoll

“ She thoroughly understands what no other Church has ever understood, how to deal with enthusiasts. ”

- Thomas B. Macaulay

“ Today's Catholic church seems to reward authoritarian personalities who are clearly ill, violent, sexually obsessed and unable to remember the past. ”

- Matthew

“ Good strong thick stupefying incense-smoke! ”

- Robert Browning

“ Coming to Rome, much labor and little profit! The King whom you seek here, unless you bring Him with you will not find Him. ”

- Unknown

“ Coming to Rome, much labor and little profit! The King whom you seek here, unless you bring Him with you will not find Him. ”

- Unknown

“ All human life is here, but the Holy Ghost seems to be somewhere else. ”

- Anthony Burgess

“ I'd say that Catholicism in the United States has the distinct advantage of being in a pluralistic society, where your religion contributes something to your identity. So you tend to define yourself as a Catholic. I'm Irish, Catholic, a Democrat from the West Side of Chicago, and that's pretty much my identity. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ The thing with Catholicism, the same as all religions, is that it teaches what should be, which seems rather incorrect. This is "what should be." Now, if you're taught to live up to a "what should be" that never existed — only an occult superstition, no proof of this "should be" — then you can sit on a jury and indict easily, you can cast the first stone, you can burn Adolf Eichmann, like that! ”

- Lenny Bruce

“ 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… ”

- Graham Greene

“ Protestantism has the method of Jesus with His secret too much left out of mind; Catholicism has His secret with His method too much left out of mind; neither has His unerring balance, His intuition, His sweet reasonableness. But both have hold of a great truth, and get from it a great power. ”

- Matthew

“ Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination — everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell. ”

- John Adams

“ Jesus died to forgive our sins. Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by not committing them? ”

- Jules Feiffer

“ If you're going to do a thing, you should do it thoroughly. If you're going to be a Christian, you may as well be a Catholic. ”

- Muriel Spark

“ The Catholic Church has never really come to terms with women. What I object to is woman being treated either as a Madonna or a Mary Magdalene. ”

- Shirley Williams

“ You don't need to be Catholic to be Catholic anymore. If you dissent, you don't get out. Martin Luther looks like a prince compared to these people because he knew when it was time to go. ”

- James P. McFadden

“ The worship of Mary transformed Catholicism from a religion of terror - perhaps necessary in the Dark Ages - into a religion of mercy and love. ”

- Will Durant

“ You know, Catholicism, we believed in the teachings of Cathol, and everything it stood for. ”

- Eddie Izzard

“ At the bottom of the ladder is Catholicism, and at the top is Science. ”

- Robert Ingersoll

“ You can't run the Church on Hail Marys. ”

- Archbishop Paul Marcinkus

“ For support, I fall back on my heart. Has a man any fault a woman cannot weave with and try to change into something better, if the god her man prays to is a mother holding a baby? ”

- Haniel Long

“ 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. ”

- Wilfrid Sheed

“ The Bible remained for me a book of books, still divine - but divine in the sense that all great books are divine which teach men how to live righteously. ”

- Joseph Joubert

“ The Bible remained for me a book of books, still divine — but divine in the sense that all great books are divine which teach men how to live righteously. ”

- Sir Arthur Keith

“ I would not believe in the Gospel if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so. ”

- Saint Augustine
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