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.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
Faith without doubt is addiction
An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.