Catholic Quotes

It is clear to us all that today‚Äôs world is in need of a new evangelization, a fresh accounting on the part of Christians for the hope that is in them. Yet those who profess that Jesus Christ is Lord are tragically divided and cannot always give a consistent common witness. Herein lies an enormous […]

As priests we are available to all: to those who know God at first hand and to those for whom he is the Unknown.

Among you, in the College of Cardinals, there is also the future pope to whom today I promise my unconditional reverence and obedience.

I have had great responsibilities in the Catholic Church. All the greater is my pain for the abuses and the errors that occurred in those different places during the time of my mandate.

Now, at this moment, weak servant of God that I am, I must assume this enormous task, which truly exceeds all human capacity. How can I do this? How will I be able to do it? All of you, my dear friends, have just invoked the entire host of Saints, represented by some of the […]

No pope ever condemned slavery.

The bishop who has answered me has been obliged to acknowledge the fact, that the Books that compose the New Testament, were voted by yeas and nays to be the word of God, as you now vote a law, by the Popish councils of Nicea and Laodocia, about 1,450 years ago.

The Catholic Church alone is the body of Christ.

For since it is the will of Divine providence that we should have the God-Man through Mary, there is no other way for us to receive Christ except from her hands.

It must be held as a matter of faith that outside the Apostolic Roman Church no one can be saved.