Words of Wisdom from
the Master of Words.
Bishop Fulton J. Sheen,
Zingers from Bishop Fulton J. Sheen...
There are not more than 100 people in the world who truly
hate the Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they perceive to
be the Catholic Church.
A heckler asked Bishop Sheen a question about
someone who had died. The Bishop replied, "I will ask him when I get to heaven."
The heckler replied, "What if he isn't in Heaven?"
The Bishop replied, "Well
then you ask him."
A man told Bishop Sheen he did not believe in hell.
The Bishop replied,
"You will when you get there."
If we are to find
the source of the life, truth, and love that is in the world, we have to go to a
life that is not mingled with its shadow, death; to a truth that is not mingled
with its shadow, error; to a love that is not mingled with its shadow,
There were three sweet monotonies in His (Christs) life - thirty
years obeying, three years teaching, three hours redeeming.
when she picks up the young life that has been born to her, looks up to the
heavens to thank GOD for the gift which made the world young again. But here was
a Mother, a Madonna, who did not look up. She looked down to Heaven, for this
was Heaven in her arms.
Hence He was given the name of Jesus, which means
Savior. It was an irreplaceable name, before which the heavens and the earth
trembled and before which our knees bow.
If any one of us could have made
our own mother, we would have made her the most beautiful woman in the
Our brains today are big enough. Could it be that our hearts are
Dirt is nothing more than matter which is in the wrong
Every theologian ought to be a mystic; every D.D., or Doctor of
Divinity, ought to be a saint. He knows enough to be one, but he does not will
it. I am a D.D., but I am not a saint.
May GOD have mercy on my
As Our Lord said, "Where your treasure is, there is your heart
also." Hence the least love of GOD is worth more than the knowledge of all
Did you know that, in Heaven, an angel is a
Everything we do, whether good or evil, goes down into our
unconscious mind... So at the end of every human life there will be pulled out
of our subconscious or unconscious mind the record of every thought, word and
deed. This will be the basis of our judgment.
The best definition of an
adult that was ever given is one who has stopped growing at both ends and has
begun to grow in the middle.
Not many men want to die to their lower
selves; it costs so much. Some prefer to have a cosmic religion, which neither
puts restraint on their pride nor curbs their passions.
We cannot like
everyone, but we can love everyone.
When we say we fear GOD, we mean we
shrink from hurting One Whom we love.
We do not need a voice that is
right when everyone else is right. We need a voice that is right when everyone
else is wrong.
Compiled by Bob Stanley, May 27, 1999
Updated May 7,
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