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.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
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.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
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.
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
Devotion does not mean only chanting praise and singing glory of God, nor fasting and offerings made to God. Devotion is a specific attitude towards life and existence.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.