Francis Arinze

Francis Arinze

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Author Profession: Nigerian Clergyman
Born: November 01, 1932
Age: 83 years old
Birth Sign: Scorpio

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With reference to other religions, the Church sees a great difference between them and herself. The other religions are expressions of the human soul seeking God, with some beautiful spiritual insights, but also not without errors. Christianity is rather God seeking humanity.

There is no dogma that the organ or harmonium can be used in church, but not the drum.

Religion is one dimension of culture, a transcendent element of it.

The Catholic faith never changes. But the language and mode of manifesting this one faith can change according to peoples, times and places.

There is a tendency around the world today to copy TV culture. And that is not always a virtue.

Vatican II declares the Church... as necessary for salvation.

Even among the married, sexual satisfaction must not be sought in a way which disregards man's character as a person and degrades him to the animal level.

Remarkable is the greater openness of the Catholic Church towards people of other religious traditions and persuasions. The development has not been without problems, since some people have resisted it and others have pushed openness beyond the desirable point.

The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive. Gwyneth Paltrow

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger today

If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger. Emilio Estevez

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