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Moral principles do not depend on a majority vote. Wrong is wrong, even if everybody is wrong. Right is right, even if nobody is right.
There are not one hundred people in the United States who hate The Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be.
Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is "timing" it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way.
Civilization is always in danger when those who have never learned to obey are given the right to command.
Prayer begins by talking to God, but it ends by listening to Him. In the face of Absolute Truth, silence is the soul's language.
God does not love us because we are valuable. We are valuable because God loves us.
The greatest love story of all time is contained in a tiny white Host.
A Catholic may sin and sin as badly as anyone else, but no genuine Catholic ever denies he is a sinner. A Catholic wants his sins forgiven - not excused or sublimated.
If you do not live what you believe, you will end up believing what you live.
There is no word more "dangerous" than liberalism, because to oppose it is the new "unforgivable sin."
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
All badness is spoiled goodness. A bad apple is a good apple that became rotten. Because evil has no capital of its own, it is a parasite that feeds on goodness.
Ever since the days of Adam, man has been hiding from God and saying, 'God is hard to find.
Many souls fail to find God because they want a religion which will remake society without remaking themselves.
Believe the incredible and you can do the impossible.
Help someone in distress and you lighten your own burden; the very joy of alleviating the sorrow of another is the lessening of one's own.
Criticism of others is thus an oblique form of self-commendation. We think we make the picture hang straight on our wall by telling our neighbors that all his pictures are crooked.
Most commit the same mistake with God that they do with their friends: they do all the talking.
Humility is dependence on God as pride is independence of Him. The humble soul is always the thankful soul.
Hearing nuns' confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn.
Broadmindedness, when it means indifference to right and wrong, eventually ends in a hatred of what is right.
Jealousy is the tribute which mediocrity pays to genius.
There are two ways of waking up in the morning. One is to say, 'Good morning, God,' and the other is to say, 'Good God, morning'!
Leisure is a form of silence, not noiselessness. It is the silence of contemplation such as occurs when we let our minds rest on a rosebud, a child at play, a Divine mystery, or a waterfall.
The old liberal rebelled against taxation without responsibility, the new liberal wants the taxation as a handout without responsibility.
A woman gets angry when a man denies his faults, because she knew them all along. His lying mocks her affection; it is the deceit that angers her more than the faults.
Before the sin, Satan assures us that it is of no consequence; after the sin, he persuades us that it is unforgivable.
Evil may have its hour, but God will have His day.
Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
When a child is given to his parents, a crown is made for that child in Heaven, and woe to the parents who raise a child without consciousness of that eternal crown!
It's impossible to lose your footing when you're on your knees.
I feel it is time that I also pay tribute to my four writers, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Most of us do not like to look inside ourselves for the same reason we don't like to open a letter that has bad news.
There are angels near you to guide you and protect you, if you would but invoke them. It is not later than we think, it is a bigger world than we think.
Charity is to be measured, not by what one has given away, but by what one has left.
The difference between the love of a man and the love of a woman is that a man will always give reasons for loving, but a woman gives no reasons for loving.
Let those who think that the Church pays too much attention to Mary give heed to the fact that Our Blessed Lord Himself gave ten times as much of His life to her as He gave to His Apostles.
It was to a virgin woman that the birth of the Son of God was announced. It was to a fallen woman that His Resurrection was announced.
To create the world cost God nothing; to save it from sin cost His Life Blood.
When you are getting kicked from the rear it means you are in front.
If you do not worship God, you worship something, and nine times out of ten it will be yourself.
If you do not live out your faith enthusiastically, maybe you don't have any faith.
Communism is the final logic of the dehumanization of man.
There is more grace per square foot in San Francisco than any place on earth.
Every moment comes to you pregnant with divine purpose . . . . Once it leaves your hands and your power to do with it as you please, it plunges into eternity, to remain forever what you made it.
You must remember to love people and use things, rather than to love things and use people.
Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love?
Fasting detaches you from this world. Prayer reattaches you to the next world.
No man discovers anything big if he does not make himself small.