What makes a church great in the eyes of God? Participation, proclamation, preservation, and propagation. Every church ought to exhibit all four.
- Eduardo J. Berenguer – church "When the Church is criticized, it complains that it is being persecuted. But when the Church itself persecutes, it claims its actions in defense of the faith. Socrates Villegas should be reminded of the vicious persecutions that the Catholic Church had committed in the past: the burning of heretics and witches, the persecutions of the Jews, the murder of the Cathars and the Huguenots, the…
- "The miracles of the church seem to me to rest… "The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always." - Willa Sibert Cather
- "I think all of the grim predictions about some… "I think all of the grim predictions about some sort of schism are probably overstated, ... We certainly lost a few people when we ordained women, but there were great predictions that there would be a real worldwide split in the church, and indeed that's not come to pass." - Gene Robinson
- "The Church recruited people who had been… "The Church recruited people who had been starched and ironed before they were washed." - John Wesley