The road to Hell is paved with the bones of priests and monks, and the skulls of bishops are the lamp posts that light the path.— Saint John Chrysostom
Satisfaction Bishop quotations
You can tell the people that if they succeed in killing me, that I forgive and bless those who do it. Hopefully, they will realize they are wasting their time. A bishop will die, but the church of God, which is the people, will never perish.
I want to open myself. ... I want the light of God, I want the sweet love of Jesus. I danced for the Devil; I saw him, I wrote in his book; I go back to Jesus; I kiss His hand. I saw Sarah Good with the Devil. I saw Goody Osburn with the Devil. I saw Bridget Bishop with the Devil!
Do there exist many worlds, or is there but a single world? This is one of the most noble and exalted questions in the study of Nature.
The bishops will govern the Church, the priests will do all the work and the deacons will have all the fun.
My desire is to live more to God to-day than yesterday, and to be more holy this hour than the last.
A religion that costs nothing is worth nothing.
A cheap Christianity, without a cross, will prove in the end a useless Christianity, without a crown.
Wherever the bishop shall appear, there let the multitude also be;
even as, wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church.
We should let God be the One to praise us and not praise ourselves.
For God detests those who commend themselves. Let others applaud our good deeds.
I thought a time would come when people would rout me out of Ars with sticks, when the Bishop would suspend me, and I should end my days in prison. I see, however, that I am not worthy of such a grace.
It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained-glass window.
Sometimes angels rush in where fools fear to tread.
No time is so well spent in every day as that which we spend upon our knees.
Grace woke you up this morning, grace started you on your way and grace enabled you to survive until this very moment.
Here we have bishops, priests, and deacons, a Censorship Board, vigilant librarians, confraternities and sodalities, Duce Maria, Legions of Mary, Knights of this Christian order and Knights of that one, all surrounding the sinner's free will in an embattled circle.
Harness the fire hidden in The Eucharist to bring about a true brotherhood and unity.
I am fifty-two years of age. I am a bishop in the Anglican Church, and a few people might be constrained to say that I was reasonably responsible. In the land of my birth I cannot vote...
...there was no such thing as curses. People make and break their own fortunes -they are the masters of their own fate.
We have experienced the truth of this prophecy, for England has become the habitation of outsiders and the dominion of foreigners. Today, no Englishman is earl, bishop, or abbott, and newcomers gnaw away at the riches and very innards of England; nor is there any hope for an end of this misery.
I didn't know there were this many math guys," Hale said as they stepped onto the crowded concourse. Kat cleared her throat. "And women," he added. "Math women.
We see that it is not the task of Christianity to provide easy answers to every question, but to make us progressively aware of a mystery. God is not so much the object of our knowledge as the cause of our wonder.
In blitz, the Knight is stronger than the Bishop
The whole life with a wife is like an end game with two bishops of different colors.
I have added these principles to the law: get the Knights into action before both Bishops are developed
[To the bishop who suggested the widowed queen now consider herself 'as married to Christ':] That's what I call twaddle!
Your enemies hate you more than they hate your ideas.
Should you want a project to be undone propose it. Even if it were as useful as a bishop's mire it would be rejected. Once you are defeated let the humblest-looking among you sponsor it and your enemies to humble you will approve it.
Heretics are not to be disputed with, but to be condemned unheard, and whilst they perish by fire, the faithful ought to pursue the evil to its source, and bathe their heads in the blood of the Catholic bishops, and of the Pope, who is the devil in disguise.
A priest is sent to Alaska. A bishop goes up to visit one year later. The bishop asks, How do you like it up here? The priest says, If it wasn't for my Rosary, and 2 martinis a day, I'd be lost. Bishop, would you like a martini? Yes. Rosary, get the bishop a martini!
one hundred percent of the bishops who oppose the repeal of anti-abortion laws are men and one hundred percent of the people who have abortions are women.
We will that all men know we blame not all the lords, nor all those that are about the king's person, nor all gentlemen nor yeomen, nor all men of law, nor all bishops, nor all priests, but all such as may be found guilty by just and true inquiry and by the law.
If you have a priest that is pushing social justice, go find another parish. Go alert your bishop.
Ah, bless you, Sister, may all your sons be bishops.
And a third thing is the understanding of the Church as a community, a communion which is just a hierarchy but the people of God, whose servants are the priests and bishops.
The pinafore of the child will be more than a match for the frock of the bishop and the surplice of the priest.
I was at a benefit for some imprisoned students in the '60s at San Francisco State, and there were lots of poets reading for the benefit: one was Elizabeth Bishop.