Thursday, February 19, 2009

Catholic Quotes

Quotes of the Early Fathers and Christians of the Church (33AD to 750AD)

You died and were born at the same time. The saving water became for you both a tomb and a mother.

St. Cyril of Jerusalem (315-386AD) on Baptism
Mini-Bio: Palestinian; bishop, scholar, Doctor of the Church

Saints throughout the Age of the Church

Charity is that with which no one is lost, and without which no one is saved. also The school of Christ is the school of charity. On the last day, when the general examination takes place, there will be no question at all on the text of Aristotle, the aphorisms of Hippocrates, or the paragraphs of Justinian. Charity will be the whole syllabus.

St. Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621AD) on Charity
Mini-Bio: Italian; cardinal-archbishop, Jesuit provincial, theologian, university professor, scholar, apologist, Doctor of the Church

Holy Quotes from the Popes of the Church

Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes. Each can draw the other into a wider world, a world in which both can flourish.

Pope John Paul II (1920 - 2005AD)
Mini-Bio: pope: (1978 - 2005) Polish; The most traveled pope in history. During his papacy he has issued many letters clarifying and safeguarding the Churches teachings in moral areas. Has consecrated his papacy to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Quotes on Mary, Our Blessed Mother: a Marian Potpourri

Scripture meditation: Everyone who asks, receives, and the one who searches, finds; and to the one who knocks, it shall be opened. Luke 11:10

Reflection: In His eagerness to show you, mercy, God has given His Son as your Advocate. And then to make your confidence even stronger, He has given you another Advocate, who obtains through her prayers whatever she asks. Go to Mary, and you will see salvation.

St. Alphonusus Liguori (1696-1787AD)
Mini-Bio: Italian; bishop, Doctor of the Church, founder and first superior of the Redemptorists
Prayer: O Mary, God has given you to me as a most powerful Advocate. Let me call upon you in any trouble and especially in time of danger to my eternal salvation.

52 Practical/Scientific Reasons to go to Church...besides the obvious ones.

Reason No. 23 - Improved Sex Life

Going to church obviously has a positive impact on many aspects of life, from boosting your immune response to improving your social life. But can it really improve your sex life? Aren't religious women "prudish," as some stereotypes suggest?

A study entitled "Sex in America", published in 1995, showed very high sexual satisfaction among "conservative" religious women. The study was carried out at the University of Chicago and the State University of New York at Stonybrook.

The study reconfirmed another study in 1997 by C. Travis and S. Sadd, entitled The Redbook Report on Female Sexuality, which concluded that very religious women achieve greater satisfaction in sexual intercourse with their husbands than do moderately religious or non-religious women.

Source:Michael, R.Y., J.H. Gagnon, E.O. Laumann, and G. Kolata. Chapter 6 in Sex in America: A Definitive Survey. Boston: Little Brown. 1995.

Travis, C., and S. Sadd. The Redbook Report on Female Sexuality. New York: Delacorte Press. 1977.

Used with permission. All rights reserved, ACTA Publications.

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