Top 25 Bishops Quotes

Here we have the best Bishops Quotes from famous authors such as Heber J. Grant, David Blunkett, Eugene Kennedy, Ingrid Seward, Deborah Harkness. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

Every living soul among the Latter-day Saints that fast
Every living soul among the Latter-day Saints that fasts two meals once a month will be benefited spiritually and be built up in the faith of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ – benefited spiritually in a wonderful way – and sufficient means will be in the hands of the bishops to take care of all the poor.

Bishops and judges are some of the best politicians in the world. They know how to manipulate the political process.

Bishops may often feel but cannot express the sting and throb of submitting themselves to Roman commands because the latter are always presented as tests of their loyalty to the Pope and of their absolute acceptance of his teaching authority, or Magisterium.

After finishing ‘The Book of Life,’ I needed a bit of a break from the Bishops and de Clermonts. Honestly, I wasn’t sure when – or even if! – they would capture all of my attention again.

I ask everyone in Russia to pray for me, beginning with the bishops, whose whole life is a single prayer. I ask prayers also of those who humbly do not believe in the efficacy of their prayers, as well as of those who do not believe in prayer at all and even consider it useless.

The question of whether women should be made bishops once they had been ordained is absolutely pivotal. It seems to me absolute nonsense for women to be ordained to the priesthood but not to the episcopacy because the two are inextricably linked.

David Hope Baron Hope of Thornes
If we are too friendly to nice, decent bishops, we run the risk of buying into the fiction that there’s something virtuous about believing things because of faith rather than because of evidence. We run the risk of betraying scientific enlightenment.

And a third thing is the understanding of the Church as a community, a communion which is just a hierarchy but the people of God, whose servants are the priests and bishops.

Hans Kung
When we walk without the cross, when we build without the cross and when we proclaim Christ without the cross, we are not disciples of the Lord. We are worldly. We may be bishops, priests, cardinals, popes, all of this, but we are not disciples of the Lord.

As dutiful bishops soon discover, authoritarianism, or control from the top down, characterizes the hierarchical tradition.

Muftis and bishops should be like ripe camembert cheeses – a bit on the nose and not for the faint-hearted, but memorable!

In the Western Church to which I belong, priests cannot be married as in the Byzantine, Ukrainian, Russian or Greek Catholic Churches. In those churches, the priests can be married, but the bishops have to be celibate. They are very good priests.

Bishops are like umpires. You have to have them to call the close decisions.

Frank Butler
I was called before the king‘s tribunal like a layman and was deserted in the quarter where I had looked for support. My brethren, the bishops, sided with the court and were ready to pronounce judgment against me.

We were like bishops of opposite color.

Boris Spassky
There are no training courses to make people bishops. You have to learn on the job.

Peter Hollingworth
I remember the Curia said, that’s up to the American bishops, not up to Rome.

Hans Kung
Even when I was Archbishop of Wales and working with new bishops, I used to say, not realising quite how true it was, ‘One of the things you will do as a bishop is disappoint people’.

JFK used to say the bishops and the cardinals were all Republicans, but the nuns were Democrats! I sort of believe that too.

Ah, bless you, Sister, may all your sons be bishops.

There are enormously gifted Episcopal priests around this church who are gay and lesbian, some of whom are partnered, who would make wonderful bishops and they’re going to be nominated and they’re going to be elected.

I totally respect the pope, and I totally respect the Catholic bishops and cardinals on doctrine.