Tomas Halik: Believers and unbelievers

“Believers and unbelievers are not two clearly separate groups like two soccer teams. The playing field for the contest between belief and unbelief is within each individual human heart and human mind.”

~Tomas Halik.

English: Tomáš Halík on an anti-nazi demostrat...

English: Tomáš Halík on an anti-nazi demostration, Prague’s Old Town Square Česky: Tomáš Halík na protinacistické demonstraci, Staroměstské náměstí, Praha (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Tomas Halik: Faith

“Let it be said over and over again; faith is not a question of problems but of mystery.

…We must never abandon the path of seeking and asking. A problem can be solved once forever. A Mystery—unlike problems—cannot be overcome. A Mystery invites us to try and understand it again, to go deeper and deeper.”

~Tomas Halik.

English: Tomáš Halík Česky: Tomáš Halík

English: Tomáš Halík Česky: Tomáš Halík (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pope John XXIII: Consult not your fears…

English: PORTRAIT OF JOHN XXIII Español: IMAGE...

English: PORTRAIT OF JOHN XXIII Español: IMAGEN DE JUAN XXIII (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.”
Pope John XXIII

 

Pope Boniface VIII: Silence

English: Pope Bonifacius VIII; statue by Arnol...

English: Pope Bonifacius VIII; statue by Arnolfo di Cambio, in the “Opera del Duomo Museum” in Florence, Italy. Around 1298. Italiano: Papa Bonifacio VIII, statua di Arnolfo di Cambio, nel “Museo dell’Opera” di Firenze. Circa 1298. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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anagni, cathedral: statue of boniface viii (Photo credit: antmoose)

 

“Silence gives consent”
Pope Boniface VIII

 

Pope John Paul I: I would have studied harder

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pope john paul (Photo credit: 416style)

 

Venice, Plaque commemorating pope John Paul I,...

Venice, Plaque commemorating pope John Paul I, previously a Patriarch of Venice, on the facade of the Palazzo patriarcale (the palace of the bishops of Venice). Picture by Giovanni Dall’Orto, August 8, 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

30pxPope John Paul I coat of arms 30pxHerb Jan...

30pxPope John Paul I coat of arms 30pxHerb Jana Pawła I (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

“If someone had told me I would be Pope one day, I would have studied harder”
Pope John Paul I