QUOTES ABOUT THE KINGDOM & THE CHURCH

This is the glory of man: to persevere and remain in the service of God. – St. Augustine 

The greatest offering we can make to God is our peace, harmony among fellow Christians. – St. Cyprian 

You should be aware that the word “angel” denotes a function rather than a nature. Those holy spirits of heaven have indeed always been spirits. They can only be called angels when they deliver some message. – St. Gregory the Great 

The glory of God is a Human being fully alive. – St. Irenaeus 

The whole course of Christianity….is but one series of troubles and disorders. Every century is like every other, and those who live in it seem than all times before it. The Church is ever ailing…Religion seems ever expiring, schisms dominant, the light of truth dim, it’s adherents scattered. The cause of Christ is ever in its lasting agony. – St. John Henry Newman

QUOTES BY OTHER FAITHFUL MEN & WOMEN

Good preaching, if it is truly evangelical, is meant to draw people into the Church. That people are leaving the Church in droves today says, I would suggest, something rather negative about the quality of our preaching. – Bishop Barron 

The work and purpose of the Church through the ages: to function as the Mystical Body of the Messiah of Israel. – Bishop Barron 

There is the whole purpose and identity of the Church: to proclaim to the world that God has reconciled himself to his people in the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ. – Bishop Barron

No Mass, indeed no liturgical action, is a purely private action, but rather a celebration of the Church as a society composed of different orders and ministries in which each member acts according to his own order and role. – Constitution on the Liturgy 

I don’t believe that Christ left us to chaos. – Flannery O’ Connor

And more than ever now it seems that the kingdom of heaven has to be taken by violence, or not at all. You have to push as hard as the age that pushes against you. – Flannery O’Connor 

The whole of man’s history has been the story of dour combat with the powers of evil, stretching, so our Lord tells us, from the very dawn of history until the last day. – Gaudium et Spes 

The truth is that the Church was actually the first thing that ever tried to combine reason and religion – GK Chesterton 

The Church was actually the first thing that ever tried to combine reason and religion. – GK Chesterton 

Members of the Church are mystically united in their imitation of Jesus, yet they do not lose their individuality. They are responsible for one another, yet are also accountable in their self discipline. – Jared Zimmerer 

This messianic people [the Church], then, though it does not in fact embrace all mankind and often seems to be a tiny flock, is yet the enduring source of unity, hope and salvation for the whole human race. It is established by Christ as a communion of life, of love and of truth; it is also used by him as an instrument for the redemption of all, and is sent out into the whole world as the light of the world and the salt of the earth. – Lumen Gentium

I would like to say to anyone who feels far away from God and the Church, to anyone who is timid or indifferent, to those who think they can no longer change: the Lord calls you too to become part [of] his people and he does this with great respect and love! He invites us to be part of this people, the people of God! – Pope Francis 

Rather than a place, hell indicates the state of those who freely and definitively separate themselves from God, the source of all life and joy…. “Eternal damnation,” therefore, is not attributed to God’s initiative because in his merciful love he can only desire the salvation of the beings he created. In reality, it is the creature who closes himself to his love. Damnation consists precisely in definitive separation from God, freely chosen by the human person and confirmed with death that seals his choice forever. God’s judgment ratifies this state. – Pope John Paul II 

The final battle between the Lord and the Kingdom of Satan will be about marriage and the family. – SOG Sr. Lucia dos Santos 

Can man alone be trusted to solve mankind’s problems? – Walter J Ciszek SJ

CATECHESIS

At the National Eucharistic Congress, Decided Excellence Catholic Media - with the help of Bishop William Waltersheid - will be presenting "Beautiful Revelation: The Eucharistic Timeline". Throughout human history, God has left repeated proof of His presence in the Eucharist and that the Eucharist is the source and summit of our Salvation. God has given us the wisdom. Have you taken the time to understand? Read this spiritual journey through time to examine critical moments that God uses to reveal the truth of the Body of Christ.

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