Catholic Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old catholic quotes, catholic sayings, and catholic proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Once a Catholic always a Catholic.     

Angus Wilson

Catholics are frequently criticised because of the prominence and respect given to the Virgin Mary while simultaneously condemned for not giving enough prominence and respect to women.     

Michael Coren

We are all born like Catholics...in limbo, without religion.     

Yann Martel

Catholic theology believes that God gave man free will, and you can't give somebody free will and then send in a play from the sidelines.     

Roger Ebert

The main reason why the Irish took Catholicism so easily was the ability of its founder to turn water into water.     

Des MacHale

There are not one hundred people in the United States who hate The Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be.     

Fulton J. Sheen

He loved the darkness and mystery of the Catholic service--the tall priest strutting like a carrion crow and pronouncing magic in a dead language, the immediate magic of the Eucharist bringing the dead back to life so that the faithful could devour Him and become Him, the smell of incense and mystical chanting.     

Dan Simmons

If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.     

Lenny Bruce

Catholics get on well with tyranny. It's in the culture.     

Richard K. Morgan

When I was in my single digits, I was subjected to the worst torture you can possibly inflict on a child: Catholic mass.     

Tyler Oakley