Faith will not be restored in the West because people believe it to be useful. It will return only when they find that it is true.
-Barbara Ward, Faith and Freedom, 1954
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others, and in public or in private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 18, 1948
Liberty of religion . . . is not something that state, or an absolutist church offers, but that which the citizen claims and the law protects.
-Cecil Northcott, Religious Liberty, 1948
Unless the city of God pre-exists in heaven it cannot descend to earth. Therefore those who deny that Divine city cannot build on earth the city of their dreams.
-E. I. Watkin, Men and Tendencies, 1937
It is a high crime indeed to withdraw allegiance from God in order to please men.
-Pope Leo XIII, Sapientiae Christianae, 1890