Quotes from our Popes

“[The Church] knows their weaknesses, she has compassion on the multitude, she welcomes sinners. But at the same time she cannot do otherwise than teach the law.”

Blessed Pope Paul VI, Humanae vitae, #19

 

“IT IS AN ILLUSION TO THINK WE CAN BUILD A TRUE CULTURE OF HUMAN LIFE IF WE DO NOT. ACCEPT AND EXPERIENCE SEXUALITY AND LOVE AND THE WHOLE OF LIFE ACCORDING TO THEIR TRUE MEANING AND THEIR CLOSE INTER-CONNECTION.”

– Pope St John Paul II, Evangelium vitae, #97

 

“THERE IS AN URGENT NEED FOR THE ENTIRE CHRISTIAN COMMUNIT Y TO RECOVER AN APPRECIATION OF THE VIRTUE OF CHASTITY. … THE CHRISTIAN UNDERSTANDING OF SEXUALIT Y AS A SOURCE OF GENUINE FREEDOM, HAPPINESS AND THE FULFILMENT OF OUR FUNDAMENTAL AND INNATE HUMAN VOCATION TO LOVE.”

Address of Pope Benedict XVI to the U.S. bishops from Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota on Friday, 9 March 2012.

 

“Good habits need to be developed. The strengthening of the will and the repetition of specific actions are the building blocks of moral conduct; without the conscious, free and valued repetition of certain patterns of good behaviour, moral education does not take place.”

Pope Francis, AL, #266