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I think the real problem for American religion are those minority of fundamentalists who try to identify political policies with religion.
Andrew Greeley
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In God, the characteristics of men and women that we admire in men and women are combined. That's been a traditional Catholic teaching that God is the combination of opposites.
Andrew Greeley
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Priest organizations around the country, both local and national, should realize that their membership has a serious image problem and undertake programs to improve it.
Andrew Greeley
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I think the only kind of acceptable evangelization is the evangelization of good example.
Andrew Greeley
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It was generally believed that Catholics were not interested in arts and science graduate schools. They weren't going to be intellectuals. And so I put the theses to the test. And they all collapsed.
Andrew Greeley
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Yet, if the most frequent sex and apparently the best sex is that between married partners who are faithful to one another, is there not a hint that affection might be an important aspect of sex? Even love?
Andrew Greeley
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Everyone takes surveys. Whoever makes a statement about human behavior has engaged in a survey of some sort.
Andrew Greeley
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I have terrible handwriting. I now say it's a learning disability... but a nun who was a very troubled woman hit me over the fingers with a ruler because my writing was so bad.
Andrew Greeley
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One cannot escape the harsh fact that as a ministerial profession, the priesthood has very serious problems. They are not new. They did not develop yesterday or last year.
Andrew Greeley
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There are enormously gifted Episcopal priests around this church who are gay and lesbian, some of whom are partnered, who would make wonderful bishops and they're going to be nominated and they're going to be elected.
Gene Robinson
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My hope for my children must be that they respond to the still, small voice of God in their own hearts.
Andrew Young
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Billy Graham
The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.
Billy Graham
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Charles Swindoll
When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic.
Charles Swindoll
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The earth has grown old with its burden of care but at Christmas it always is young, The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair and its soul full of music breaks the air, when the song of angels is sung.
Phillip Brooks
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It is a blessing to die for a cause, because you can so easily die for nothing.
Andrew Young
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In a world where change is inevitable and continuous, the need to achieve that change without violence is essential for survival.
Andrew Young
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If you're a preacher, you talk for a living, so even if you don't make sense, you learn to make nonsense eloquently.
Andrew Young
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Once the Xerox copier was invented, diplomacy died.
Andrew Young
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I have about concluded that wealth is a state of mind, and that anyone can acquire a wealthy state of mind by thinking rich thoughts.
Andrew Young
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Moral power is probably best when it is not used. The less you use it the more you have.
Andrew Young
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To find people who don't want anything is rare.
Andrew Young
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I tried. But not everybody thought so.
Andrew Young
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I have committed my life to helping the poor, and I believe that if more companies followed Wal-Mart's lead in providing opportunity and savings to those who need it most, more Americans battling poverty would realize the American dream.
Andrew Young
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I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back.
Phillips Brooks
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The feet of the humblest may walk in the field Where the feet of the Holiest trod, This, then, is the marvel to mortals revealed.
Phillip Brooks
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Most of the things we decide are not what we know to be the best. We say yes, merely because we are driven into a corner and must say something.
Frank Crane
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The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
Theodore Hesburgh
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In his holy flirtation with the world, God occasionally drops a handkerchief. These handkerchiefs are called saints.
Frederick Buechner
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If indeed this is the work of God... then it's a crisis that calls for the church to be its very best self, and not worry about risking itself for the right thing.
Gene Robinson
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Hearing nuns' confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn.
Fulton Sheen
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