Father Mark Montebello Quotes

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Father Mark Montebello



“It’s a pontifex, a bridge to the skies, in fact the Pope himself is called Pontifex Maximus”

Father Mark Montebello


“I remember in Gozo villagers used to say one should have three altars: the Church, the word of God and the matrimonial bed. That showed there was no separation between the physical and the spiritual”

Father Mark Montebello


“It is only a matter of time before the Church becomes more open to gay rights and sex before marriage but first the idea that the body is separate from the soul has to change”

Father Mark Montebello


“This Greek idea of dualism is the problem deep down, this thing of having the spiritual on one side and the profane on the other. We are still grappling with this. Spirituality is a plus, sexuality a minus”

Father Mark Montebello


“The most sickening church sermons are those you hear during funerals, about how the soul has left the body and that the soul can live without the body and lots of superstitions that we can communicate with dead”

Father Mark Montebello