33 Best Fulton Sheen Quotes

33 Best Fulton Sheen Quotes

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Fulton Sheen was an archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church. His work with the church is what made him famous, his preaching being televised and broadcasted on the radio. For the 20 years that he was a father to the church he hosted his radio program, The Catholic Hour. He died on December 9th, 1979 at the age of 84.

“A man may stand for the justice of God, but a woman stands for His Mercy.”

“All love craves unity.”

“All our anxieties relate to time.”

“Any book which inspires us to lead a better life is a good book.”

“As the highest peak of love in the human order is the unity of husband and wife in the flesh, so the highesty unity in the Divine order is the unity of the soul and Christ in communion.”

“Discussion is also a most excellent means to avoid decision.”

“He often chooses instruments in order that his power might be manifested otherwise it would seem that the good was done by the clay rather than by the spirit.”

“Hearing nuns’ confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn.”

“If all things in this universe exist, it is because they participate in the Being of God, if there are some things with life, it is because they are reflections of the life of God; if there
are beings endowed with intellect and will — like men and angels — it’s because they are a participation of the Sovereign Intellect which is God.”

“If there is continuity in the universe, it is fitting that there should be intelligent beings without bodies which are called angels.”

“If you don’t behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.”

“It is not later than we think, it is a bigger world than we think.”

“Love burdens itself with the wants and woes and losses and even the wrongs of others.”

“Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.”

“One function of the angels is illumination, and the other function is that of being a guardian.”

“Right is right if nobody is right, and wrong is wrong if everybody is wrong.”

“Some will not look on suffering because it creates responsibility.”

“Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.”

“The Christmas gift of peace was the uncoiling of the links of a triple chain that first unites a person with God, then with himself, then with his neighbor.”

“The danger today is in believing there are no sick people, there is only a sick society.”

“The higher the love, the more demands will be made on us to conform to that ideal.”

“The refusal to take sides on great moral issues is itself a decision. It is a silent acquiescence to evil. The Tragedy of our time is that those who still believe in honesty lack fire and
conviction, while those who believe in dishonesty are full of passionate conviction.”

“There are angels near you to guide you and protect you, if you would but invoke them.”

“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.”

“There is only one thin in the world that is really our own–and that is our will…Our will is ours for all eternity. That is why the most precious gift that one can give is another in his

“They are too often praised for being broadminded when they are so broadminded they can never make up their minds about anything.”

“To tell a woman who is forty, “You look like sixteen,” is boloney. The blarney way of saying it is “Tell me how old you are, I should like to know at what age women are the most beautiful.”

“Too many people get credit for being good, when they are only being passive.”

“Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.”

“We become like that which we love. If we love what is base, we become base; but if we love what is noble, we become noble.”

“What is Peace? Peace is the tranquility of order…body to sour and of man to God.”

“When a child is given to his parents, a crown is made for that child in Heaven, and woe to the parents who raise a child without consciousness of that eternal crown!”

“You must remember to love people and use things, rather than to love things and use people.”