Pope Clement VIII quotes

  • Our Pastoral solicitude induces us to earnestly protect and preserve in everything and especially in the sacred rites of the Church the best and old norm.
    -- Pope Clement VIII

    #Church #Sacred #Solicitude

  • Why, this Satan’s drink is so delicious it would be a pity to let the infidels have exclusive use of it. We shall fool Satan by baptizing it and making it a truly Christian beverage.
    -- Pope Clement VIII

    #Christian #Would Be #Use

  • All the world suffers from the usury of the Jews, their monopolies and deceit. They have brought many unfortunate people into a state of poverty, especially the farmers, working class people and the very poor. Then as now Jews have to be reminded intermittently anew that they were enjoying rights in any country since they left Palestine and the Arabian desert, and subsequently their ethical and moral doctrines as well as their deeds rightly deserve to be exposed to criticism in whatever country they happen to live.
    -- Pope Clement VIII

    #Country #Rights #Class

  • All the world suffers from the usury of the Jews, their monopolies and deceit. They have brought many unfortunate peoples into a state of poverty, especially farmers, working-class people, and the very poor.
    -- Pope Clement VIII

    #Class #People #Suffering

  • Why, this Satan’s drink is so delicious it would be a pity to let the infidels have exclusive use of it. We shall fool Satan by baptizing it and making it a truly Christian beverage.
    -- Pope Clement VIII

    #Christian #Fool #Beverages

  • I think that if you can't be loyal to the Church, it's best to get out.

  • I think it is not well known in the Church that payment of tithing has very little to do with money. Tithing has to do with faith.

  • I never joined, but I used to go to church now and then. I liked it, because they always passed out plates of money at the end.

  • It's not enough to attend church and pray every Sunday; you have to act.

  • Do you recall the laughter of the Philistines at the helpless Sampson? You can hear the echo of that laughter to-day, as the church, shorn of her strength by her own sin, is an object of ridicule to the world, who cry in derision, "Where is your boasted triumph and your Millennial glory?

  • We worry a great deal about the problem of church and state. Now what about the church and God? Sometimes there seems to be a greater separation between the church and God than between the church and state.

  • That this is possible may not be denied in a world where hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people voluntarily submit to celibacy, obligated and bound by nothing except the injunction of the Church. Should the same renunciation not be possible if this injunction is replaced by the admonition finally to put an end to the constant and continuous original sin of racial poisoning, and to give the Almighty Creator beings such as He Himself created?

  • The church is not the way to heaven; the church is the sign that points to heaven.

  • The road to the sacred leads through the secular.

  • To what base ends, and by what abject ways, Are mortals urg'd through sacred lust of praise!