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- Want to purchase a cup of coffee? That'll cost you three Our Fathers. Want a Coca-Cola? Five Hail Marys and a Glory Be. A Cappuccino? Four Our Fathers. Holy Spirit Church in Zagreb, Croatia, has opened a "prayer cafe" in the parish hall. Said Salesian Father Damir Stojic, "A lot of kids used to head for neighboring cafes after Mass here. We came up with this scheme for persuading them to hang out at the church instead." Other parishioners have taken to the idea as well.
- Too many new people (38%) report no follow-up from the congregation after their first visit. In Catholic parishes, 53% of new people report no follow-up.
- There are 4,100 priests in Korea
- Mary Smith, Catholic New York Governor Al Smith's, sister, on Al Smith and his father being one of the first to cross the Brooklyn Bridge: "I remember Mother sitting at home saying 10 rosaries."
- As of 2008, there were 1.166 billion Catholics worldwide.
South Portland Churches Quotes
I thought lacrosse was what you find in la church. -Williams, Robin
It comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes. The ashes of an oak in the chimney are no epitaph of that oak, to tell me how high or how large that was; it tells me not what flocks it sheltered while it stood, nor what men it hurt when it fell?and when a whirlwind hathblownthedustofthechurchyard intothe church, and the man sweeps out the dust of the church into the churchyard, who will undertake to sift those dusts again, and to pronounce,This is the Patrician, this the noble flower, and this the yeomanly, this the Plebeian bran. -Donne,John
The nearer the Church, the further from God. -Andrewes, Lancelot
And I believe in one Catholick and Apostolick Church. -Book of Common Prayer
I have noticed again and again since I have been in the Churchthat lay interest in ecclesiastical matters is often a prelude to insanity. -Waugh, Evelyn Arthur StJohn
Church ain't shucks to a circus. -Twain, Mark pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Consider Ireland. Thus you have a starving population, an absentee aristocracy, and an alien Churchöand in addition, the weakest executive in the world. That is the Irish Question. -Disraeli, Benjamin, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield
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