Does anyone know the book, chapter, and verse for that quote (or something like it): “He cannot have God for his father who does not have the Church as his mother”?
Here ya go: “No one can have God as Father who does not have the Church as Mother” (St. Cyprian, De unit. 6: PL 4, 519) at Catechism of the Catholic Church.
St. Cyprian of Carthage was born around 200 AD. Read about him here satucket.com/lectionary/Cyprian.htm
Thanks to both of you.