Andrew Greeley Quotes

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Andrew Greeley Quotes

Youre a Catholic in Italy when youre born, its unthinkable to stop being Catholic. You just take the rules a lot more seriously, because it pervades your culture.
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Well, religion has been passed down through the years by stories people tell around the campfire. Stories about God, stories about love. Stories about good spirits and evil spirits.

— Andrew Greeley

Priest organizations around the country, both local and national, should realize that their membership has a serious image problem and undertake programs to improve it.

— Andrew Greeley

I write easily, let's put it that way. And in a novel particularly, the characters take over. And they tell me what to say and they tell me what they're doing. And I'm a third of the way into a novel and then I just let the characters finish it for me.

— Andrew Greeley

There is good news in the data the strongest support for priests is to be found among the younger generation.

— Andrew Greeley

The Catholic men are more upset about women not being able to be priests than are Catholic women.

— Andrew Greeley

I wouldn't say the world is my parish, but my readers are my parish. And especially the readers that write to me. They're my parish. And it's a responsibility that I enjoy.

— Andrew Greeley

The leadership lost its nerve. Instead of taking the lead in the reform movement ... they pulled the plug on it. They tried and are still trying to return the church to the dry ice of the previous century and a half.

— Andrew Greeley

There is an electricity about a friendship relationship. We are both more relaxed and more sensitive, more creative and more reflective, more energetic and more casual, more excited and more serene. It is as though when we come in contact with our friend we enter into a different environment.

— Andrew Greeley

It is possible to begin again. It is hard, and we never do it perfectly, but it can be done.

— Andrew Greeley

The kernel is the belief that God is love and, in Catholicism, God's love is present in the world. It is in the sacraments, in the Eucharist, in our families, in our friends, in our neighborhood, and forgiveness in the touch of a friendly hand, in a rediscovered love God is there.

— Andrew Greeley

God draws straight with crooked lines.

— Andrew Greeley

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