Quotes

If I were not a Catholic, and were looking for the True Church in the world today, I would look for the one Church which did not get along well with the world; in other words, I would look for the Church which the world hated. – Bishop Fulton Sheen

Stand firm in the faith! Do not let yourselves be confused! – Pope Benedict XVI

The Lord God has no one else but you. You’d better get off your lead bottoms and go out there and change this pagan world. – Mother Angelica

Often the media present speaking out against the Church’s Magisterium as a form of courage. In reality, no courage is needed for that, because then we can always be sure of the applause of the public. It takes courage, rather, to adhere to the faith of the Church, even if that contradicts the scheme of the modern world. – Cardinal Robert Sarah

Be uncompromising in doctrine and conduct. But be yielding in manner. A mace of tempered steel, wrapped in a quilted covering. Be uncompromising, but don’t be obstinate. – St. Josemaría Escrivá

Holiness is not for wimps and the Cross is not negotiable, sweetheart. It’s a requirement. – Mother Angelica

Many come following Jesus who love His heavenly kingdom but few come looking forward to suffering. Many admire His miracles but few follow Him in humiliation to the Cross. – Thomas à Kempis

The way Jesus shows you is not easy. Rather it is like a path winding up a mountain. Do not lose heart! The steeper the road, the faster it rises toward ever wider horizons! – St. John Paul II

There is no escape from the Cross. You have to stay with the One crucified, or stand with the crucifiers. There is no middle way. – Fr. Juan Mateos

Christians are, moreover, born for combat, whereof the greater the vehemence, the more assured, God aiding, the triumph. – Pope Leo XIII

The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried. – GK Chesterton

Christ did not come to make us nice people. He came to make us new men. – Bishop Fulton Sheen

No one is a Catholic on any other terms but Christ’s. – Cardinal Francis George

Hear me declare wih boldness; I am a Christian. – St. Polycarp

The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort.  You were made for greatness. – Pope Benedict XVI

If the world is against the truth, then I will be against the world. – St. Athanasius

No one seeks Christ halfheartedly – St. Ambrose

Soldiers of Christ, throw off the deeds of darkness and put on your armour as soldiers of the light. – St. Cecelia

The enemy surrounds us and we will perish unless we fight. If we really fight, we are given assurance of victory. – St. Francis de Sales

¡Viva Cristo Rey! – Blessed Miguel Pro

What people don’t realize is how much Christianity costs. They think faith is a big electric blanket, when of course it is the Cross. – Flannery O’Connor

Nothing great is ever achieved without enduring much. – St. Catherine of Siena

We do not want a Church that will move with the world. We want a Church that will move the world. – GK Chesterton

Together, we must grapple with life’s greatest questions. We must constantly be looking to live our faith boldly in an increasingly secular world. We must offer hope where shadow and darkness seem on the rise. We must embrace new ways to radiate the love that Jesus offers every soul. – Fr. Patrick Mary Briscoe, OP

The more boldly haters of God and enemies of Christian teaching attack Jesus Christ and the Church He founded, the more readlily must priests and all Catholics, by spoken word, popular writings, and good example, resist them, respectful ever of individuals, but defending the truth. – Pope Pius XII

Holiness is also parrhesía: it is boldness, an impulse to evangelize and to leave a mark in this world. – Pope Francis

Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear. – St. Catherine of Siena

The issue is now quite clear. It is between light and darkness and every one must choose his side. – GK Chesterton

There are not a hundred people in America who hate the Catholic Church. There are millions of people who hate what they wrongly believe to be the Catholic Church – which is, of course, quite a different thing. – Bishop Fulton Sheen