Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
Hearing Mass is the ceremony I most favor during my travels. Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back.
In the priesthood we share the sacred duty to labor for the souls of men. We must do more than learn that this is our duty. It must go down into our hearts so deeply that neither the many demands on our efforts in the bloom of life nor the trials that come with age can turn us from that purpose.
My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.
Thank goodness we don’t live in medieval times, when people fought wars over ideas.
Power is like being a lady… if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.
No one ever became great except through many and great mistakes.
Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon.
I am not the kind of leader who pontificates about what should be done – I don’t operate on scenarios, and I am not a prophet.
Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.