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Now, good sir, what are you?
A most poor man made tame to fortune's blows,
Who by the art of known and feeling sorrows
Am pregnant to good pity. -- William Shakespeare
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You love the Pope, don't you, Paddy?" Tom is staring at me.

"Why, I do not know," I say, surprised into honesty. "I hardly know about him. Only he did not send help to us when we were hungry at home. Perhaps he did not know. -- Jonatha Ceely
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Today, for the first time in history, a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil. This fair land, once a distant outpost of the pagan world, has become, through the preaching of the Gospel, a beloved and gifted portion of Christ's vineyard. -- Pope John Paul Ii
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Brothers and sisters, good evening. You all know that the duty of the conclave was to give a bishop to Rome. It seems that my brother cardinals have gone almost to the ends of the earth to get him ... but here we are. -- Pope Francis
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But no monk am I in my head, God grant me pardon," he whispered. His body drew closer, velvet and taut elegance. "My confessor has chastised me oft, and bade me study on my sins at length. And so, lady"--he kissed her, the hunger in it sinking down through her like a comet falling--"I have studied. -- Laura Kinsale
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If you become a Nun, dear,
The bishop Love will be;
The Cupids every one, dear!
Will chant-'We trust in thee!' -- Leigh Hunt
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Come, pensive nun, devout and pure, sober steadfast, and demure, all in a robe of darkest grain, flowing with majestic train. -- John Milton
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Every man is a priest, even involuntarily; his conduct is an unspoken sermon, which is forever preaching to others. -- Henri Frederic Amiel
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No man can hinder our private addresses to God; every man can build a chapel in his breast, himself the priest, his heart the sacrifice, and the earth he treads on, the altar. -- Jeremy Taylor
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An archbishop is an ecclesiastical dignitary one point holier than a bishop. -- Ambrose Bierce
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Leaders of the Church have often been Narcissus, flattered and sickeningly excited by their courtiers. The court is the leprosy of the papacy. -- Pope Francis
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manner when thou wast his butler. -- Anonymous
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And thus I clothe my naked villainy
With odd old ends stol'n out of holy writ;
And seem a saint, when most I play the devil. -- William Shakespeare
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There is a pleasure sure
In being mad, which none but madmen know.
Dryden, The Spanish Friar II, i -- Gerald Durrell
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Hence a 'bishop' who has set his heart on a position of eminence rather than an opportunity for service should realize that he is no bishop. So -- Augustine Of Hippo
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Wherever there's trouble, look for a priest. -- Charles Maurice De Talleyrand
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The only people who had authority within the Church to stop Brendan Smyth from having contact with children were his Abbot in the Monastery in Kilnacrott and his Religious Superiors in the Norbertine Order. -- Sean Brady
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You are holding in your hands not only a book of readings and instruction for the journey, but one monastic's heart of love held out to a searching world. -- Paula D'arcy
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An opulent priest is a contradiction. -- Victor Hugo
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He's a minister. Seems nice. -- Jonathan Kellerman
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The first priest I find, I'm goan to marry you. I'm all in, peekon. -- Kresley Cole
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I like the church, I like a cowl,
I love a prophet of the soul;
And on my heart monastic aisles
Fall like sweet strains or pensive smiles;
Yet not for all his faith can see,
Would I that cowled churchman be. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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I fell, you see. Trod on my abbot, Father Habit. Oh, dear! I mean ... -- Brian Jacques
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I am determined not to assume the sacerdotal office, for I have seen many men whom I have regarded as persons of good character and liberal dispositions, degenerate into avarice, sloth, and dissipation, in consequence of their introduction into the priesthood -- Poggio Bracciolini
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Let every man recognize what he is, and be certain that we are all equally priests, that is, we have the same power in the word and in any sacrament whatever. -- Martin Luther
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I'm a detective, but nuns could stonewall Sam Spade into an asylum -- Dennis Lehane
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He said to the cardinal, I'm a peasant, not instructed in the ways of heaven. But I have never broken my word. And you, a Cardinal of the Catholic Church, with all your holy garments and crosses of Jesus, lied to me like a heathen Moor. Your sacred office alone will not save your life. -- Mario Puzo
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Even as a small child, I wondered why the Dominican nuns who educated me were subservient to the Jesuit priests who educated my brothers. -- Janine Di Giovanni
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The genuine priest always feels something higher than compassion. -- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
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Do not, as some ungracious pastors do,
Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven;
Whilst, like a puff'd and reckless libertine,
Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads
And recks not his own read. -- William Shakespeare
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There seems to be a general idea that a clergyman is incapable of behaving like a gentleman. That is not true. -- Agatha Christie
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God is decreeing to begin some newand great period in his Church, even to the reforming of Reformation itself. What does he then but reveal Himself to his servants, and as his manner is, first to his Englishmen? -- John Milton
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Wherever the bishop appears, there let the people be, even as wheresoever Christ Jesus is, there is the catholic church. -- Ignatius Of Antioch
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A rector lives in a web of pretty secrets, and confidences and warnings, and the wiser he is the less he will regard them. He -- E. M. Forster
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I don't have much use for bishops. There's a reason they're called primates. -- Mark Schweizer
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A knight whose heart is set upon the Way, but who is ashamed of wearing shabby clothes and eating coarse food, is not worth calling into counsel. -- Confucius
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The pinafore of the child will be more than a match for the frock of the bishop and the surplice of the priest. -- James Martineau
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What on earth are you wearing? Did you take orders in a convent since we spoke last? Little Sisters of the Drab and Homely. -- Tessa Dare
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We have been mentored from the very beginning by Catholic folks who are invigorating the best of the monastic spirit. -- Shane Claiborne
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The priest knows, as every one knows, that there is no longer any "God," or any "sinner," or any "Saviour" that "free will" and the "moral order of the world" are lies : serious reflection, the profound self conquest of the spirit, allow no man to pretend that he does not know it. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
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My lord, what do you call a whore when she is a knight's daughter?" "Ah," the cardinal says, entering into the problem. "To her face, 'my lady. -- Hilary Mantel
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Never trust a preacher with more than two suits. -- Lenny Bruce
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You are mad!" she snapped, her chest heaving. "And you are a devil!"
"And you, my dear," Royce imperturbably replied, "are a bitch." With that, he
turned to the horrified friar and unhesitatingly announced, "The lady and I wish to be wed. -- Judith Mcnaught
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I'm a good Catholic boy. -- Zakk Wylde
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We priests are the surgeons of souls, and it is our duty to deliver them of shameful secrets they would fain conceal, with hands careful to neither wound no pollute. -- Jules Amedee Barbey D'aurevilly
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Edward Seymour says, 'You should have been a bishop, Cromwell.'
'Edward,' he says, 'I should have been Pope. -- Hilary Mantel
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Be the apostle of the divine Eucharist, like a flame which enlightens and warms, like the Angel of his heart who will go to proclaim him to those who don't know him and will encourage those who love him and are suffering. -- Peter Julian Eymard
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You mustn't believe, Kristin, that there has ever been a priest who has not had to guard himself against the Fiend at the same time as he tried to protect the lambs from the wolf. -- Sigrid Undset
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Happy and fortunate indeed would this nation be, nay, completely blessed, if it had good prelates and pastors, and but one prince, and that prince a good one. -- Giraldus Cambrensis
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GLOUCESTER: Yet so much is my poverty of spirit, So mighty and so many my defects, As I had rather hide me from my greatness, Being a bark to brook no mighty sea, Than in my greatness covet to be hid, And in the vapour of my glory smother'd. But God be thanked ... -- William Shakespeare
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The most important question I ever asked a priest was where are the Bingo Dobbers at? -- Stabley Victor Paskavich
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The sacraments infuse holiness into the terrain of man's humanity: they penetrate the soul and body, the femininity and masculinity of the personal subject, with the power of holiness. -- Pope John Paul Ii
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To be the altar boy at the first Mass of the day was a sacred initiation rite. It was like being hazed at a fraternity, only more Catholic. -- Ian Morgan Cron
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Find a priest who understands English and doesn't look like Rasputin. -- Aristotle Onassis
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Master Thorn... you have a curiously tender heart, for a thief of your appetites."
"I'm a sworn brother of the Nameless Thirteenth, the Crooked Warden, the Benefactor," said Locke. "I'm a priest. -- Scott Lynch
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William, my sweet William! I want him. -- Gena Showalter
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The bishops eat from my hand. -- Maurice Duplessis
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We blame the church when she is saturated with intrigues, we despise
the spiritual which is harsh toward the temporal; but we everywhere
honor the thoughtful man. -- Victor Hugo
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Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church -- Ignatius Of Antioch
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But the unfaithful priest, what tongue
Enough, shall execrate? -- Robert Pollok
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Page 112 The Honorable Schoolboy
He was attended this morning by his wife, a former Bible School teacher from Borneo, a dried- out shrew in bobbed hair and ankle socks who could spot a sin before it was committed. -- John Le Carre
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I have a high priest in heaven -- Robert Murray M'cheyne
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One saintly priest attracts more souls to Christ ... than do those who lack the imprint of their sacred office -- Dietrich Von Hildebrand
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Clericalism: the habitual confusion between that which is of Caesar, and that of God. -- Giulio Andreotti
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Pastor: One employed by the wicked to prove to them by his example that virtue doesn't pay. -- H.l. Mencken
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A bench of bishops is the devils flower garden -- Unattributed
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What else would a poet priest do on an endless night, but write of love? ... -- John Geddes
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Saint Delphi my ass. -- Jennifer L. Armentrout
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Ah, but I'm not a gentleman," said the Marquis. "I have it on the best of authority that I am only a
"Good gracious, Vidal, who in the world dared to say such a thing?" cried his cousin, instantly
"Mary," replied his lordship, pouring himself out a glass of wine. -- Georgette Heyer
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The world looks to the priest, because it looks to Jesus! No one can see Christ; but everyone sees the priest, and through him they wish to catch a glimpse of the Lord! Immense is the grandeur of the Lord! Immense is the grandeur and dignity of the priest! -- Pope John Paul Ii
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I've always been asked, "What type of character would you love to play?," and I've always said a pastor. -- Common
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Saint: A dead sinner revised and edited. -- Ambrose Bierce
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I don't think I'm going to be priest material. -- Lionel Richie
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I cannot be a monk, nor a crusader, nor a tumbler. I must stay here and hem sheets until I die. My humors are greatly out of balance. I prescribe for myself wormwood and spiced wine and some of the custard left from supper, and I will let all of the dogs sleep in my bed. -- Karen Cushman
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I am surprised you shd. say fancy and aesthetic tastes have led me to my present state of mind: these wd. be better satisfied in the Church of England, for bad taste is always meeting one in the accessories of Catholicism. -- Gerard Manley Hopkins
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My father, Dines Pontoppidan, belonged to an old family of clergymen and was himself a minister. -- Henrik Pontoppidan
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Our priests are not what a silly populace supposes; all their learning consists in our credulity. -- Voltaire
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I warned you the next time you spread your legs for me, I wouldn't be a gentleman. Did you expect a gentleman, Chelsea?" Rate St. Sebastian -- Samanthe Beck
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Such a pity that he [GK Chesterton] became a Catholic. -- Jorge Luis Borges
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Providence has a wild, rough, incalculable road to its end, and it is of no use to try to whitewash its huge, mixed instrumentalities, or to dress up that terrific benefactor in a clean shirt and white neckcloth of a student in divinity. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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She ought to call him Benjamin, but it was too intimate, too soft.
"My lord?" she ventured, only half serious.
"Good, God, no."
She bit back a smile. "Husband?" she took a sip of wine.
He grunted. "Are we to become Quakers? -- Kristen Callihan
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the vicar. "Hath this child already -- M.l. Stedman
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I'm currently in an interesting correspondence with a nun about forgiveness. -- Julian Clary
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Wherever the bishop shall appear, there let the multitude also be; even as, wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church. -- Ignatius Of Antioch
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Blessed is the man that hath not walked in the way of the Sacramentarians, nor sat in the seat of the Zwinglians, nor followed the Council of the Zurichers. -- Martin Luther
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Of learned men, the clergy show the lowest development of professional ethics. Any pastor is free to cadge customers from the divines of rival sects, and to denounce the divines themselves as theological quacks. -- H.l. Mencken
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How does St. Joseph exercise his role as protector? Discreetly, humbly and silently, but with an unfailing presence and utter fidelity, even when he finds it hard to understand. -- Pope Francis
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With a name like that, he must be Catholic, right? -- Burt Hochberg
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What better hiding place for the true Templar than in the crowd of his caricatures? -- Umberto Eco
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In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own. -- Thomas Jefferson
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Are you a religious man, Mr. Williams?" "No, ma'am. I reckon I'm not. But I do enjoy a relationship with my Savior. Will that do? -- Cynthia Hickey
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He who disguises tyranny, protection, or even benefits under the air and name of friendship reminds me of the guilty priest who poisoned the sacramental bread. -- Nicolas Chamfort
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Love and meekness, lord,
Become a churchman better than ambition:
Win straying souls with modesty again,
Cast none away. -- William Shakespeare
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You know, I've got a confession to make myself. I'm not really a priest, I've just got my shirt on backwards. -- Ryan Stiles
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Benedict is bumbly, sweet, affable; the nicest man you've met. -- Mark Gatiss
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The renewal of the Church will come from a new type of monasticism which only has in common with the old an uncompromising allegiance to the Sermon on the Mount. It is high time people banded together to do this. -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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Make no mistake," Enrico says finally. "I never would have accepted your application were it not for the King's order. I expect you will be expelled within the month."
His forthrightness makes me bold. "I expect you will be surprised, my lord. -- Rae Carson
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IT IS IMPORTANT, when killing a nun, to ensure that you bring an army of sufficient bravery. For when Sister Cage of the Sweet Mercy Convent steps onto the battlefield courage is often found to be in short supply. She -- Mark Lawrence
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I'm the priest who has been mistaken for an ATM machine. -- Greg Boyle
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[priests are] the pretenders to power and dominion, and to a superior sanctity of character, distinct from virtue and good morals. -- David Hume