—A nice answer, said Dante, for any man calling himself a catholic to give to his priest.
—Nice language for any catholic to use!
—And I may tell you, ma'am, that I, if you mean me, am no renegade catholic.
I am a catholic as my father was and his father before him and his father before him again, when we gave up our lives rather than sell our faith.
Didn't the bishops and priests sell the aspirations of their country in 1829 in return for catholic emancipation?
For the pious and believing catholic, for the just man, death is no cause of terror.
The priest had answered that Victor Hugo had never written half so well when he had turned against the church as he had written when he was a catholic.
While his mind had been pursuing its intangible phantoms and turning in irresolution from such pursuit he had heard about him the constant voices of his father and of his masters, urging him to be a gentleman above all things and urging him to be a good catholic above all things.
He stood towards the myth upon which no individual mind had ever drawn out a line of beauty and to its unwieldy tales that divided against themselves as they moved down the cycles in the same attitude as towards the Roman catholic religion, the attitude of a dull-witted loyal serf.
And still as the years roll by, bringing with them changes for good and bad, the memory of the great saint is honoured by the boys of this college who make every year their annual retreat on the days preceding the feast day set apart by our Holy Mother the Church to transmit to all the ages the name and fame of one of the greatest sons of catholic Spain.
Yet even there, on the hill of Calvary, He founded the holy catholic church against which, it is promised, the gates of hell shall not prevail.
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When the Apostles Creed uses the word "catholic", it does not reference the church headed by the Pope, but rather a universal church.