Humility is a virtue which we all ought to develop to bring ourselves in greater conformity with Christ as we seek 'to temper and restrain the mind, lest it tend to high things immoderately.'
In 2009, Bergoglio said that extreme poverty and the "unjust economic structures that give rise to great inequalities" are violations of human rights and that social debt is "immoral, unjust and illegitimate."
“Our observance of liturgical law is a fundamental expression of love of Christ and of the Church.” - Cardinal Burke, Divine Love Made Flesh
"And I will place on his should the key of the house of David; he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. And I will fasten him like a peg in a sure place, and he will become a throne of honor to his father’s house."
"Abstinence laws consider that meat comes only from animals such as chickens, cows, sheep or pigs --- all of which live on land."
With the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, we wanted to share with you part of his lasting legacy as a theologian and teacher. In the history of the popes, it is hard to find anyone as easy to read and understand.
“He (Thomas Aquinas) enlightened the Church more than all the other Doctors together; a man can derive more profit from his books in one year than from a lifetime spent in pondering the philosophy of others." - Pope John XXII (Consistorial of 1318), quoted in Doctoris Angelici
"Seeing the dignity to which the humble are raised, and the deep abyss into which the proud fall, let us imitate the virtue of the Publican, and despise the sins of the Pharisee."
"The way of faith is sound and safe, and along this souls must journey on from virtue to virtue, shutting their eyes against every object of sense and a clear and particular perception." - St. John of the Cross
"The Scapular is a practice of piety which by its very simplicity is suited to everyone, and has spread widely among the faithful of Christ to their spiritual profit." - Pope Pius XII