Quotes Suitable for Framing: John Paul II



For this reason the Second Vatican Council states that all the Pope’s teaching should be listened to and accepted, even when it is not given ex cathedra, but is proposed in the ordinary exercise of the magisterium with a clear intention to enunciate, recall, reiterate Faithful doctrine.

Pope John Paul II, General Audience, March 17, 1993 (Italics added.)


The Devil Usually Lurks in the Footnotes: Footnote 351


One thing I have learned in 34 years in the law mines is that the most important passages of documents are often carefully concealed in footnotes.


All you need to know about Amoris Laetitia:



Footnote 351:

In certain cases, this can include the help of the sacraments. Hence, “I want to remind priests that the confessional must not be a torture chamber, but rather an encounter with the Lord’s mercy” (Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium  [24 November 2013], 44: AAS 105 [2013],  1038). I would also point out that the Eucharist “is not a prize for the perfect, but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak” (ibid., 47: 1039). Continue Reading