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« Reply #578 on: March 01, 2015, 07:33:41 PM »

'In Baptism He instills the virtues of faith, hope and charity, and with these other virtues, by which the creature is to co-operate and exert itself toward the pursuit of Good, not only preserving within itself those received in the sacraments, but acquiring others by its own merits and exertions.  This will be the greatest happiness and blessedness of men, that they correspond to the love, which the Creator and Redeemer shows them, adorning their soul and, by the infused habits, familiarizing themselves with the virtuous exercise of their own will.  But the failure to correspond to those inestimable benefits brings on their greatest misfortune, because in this disloyalty consists the first great victory of the demon over man.'

Our Lady to Ven. Mary of Agreda, City of God, Vol. I, p. 375
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« Reply #579 on: March 02, 2015, 06:42:19 PM »

'The best advice that I can give you is this. Church traditions -- especially when they do not run counter to the Faith -- are to be observed in the form in which previous generations have handed them down.'

St. Jerome, Epistulae, lxxi.6
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« Reply #580 on: March 05, 2015, 12:30:10 AM »

'Love not the world, nor the things which are in the world. If any man love the world, the charity of the Father is not in him.'

1 John 2:15
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« Reply #581 on: March 05, 2015, 07:58:00 AM »

If anyone should say that the true Church is not one body in itself, but consists of varied and diverse societies of Christian name, and is spread out among them, or that various societies disagreeing among themselves in profession of faith and separated by communion, constitute, as members or parts, the one and universal Church of Christ, let him be anathema.

- Vatican Council (1870), Canon IV
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« Reply #582 on: March 07, 2015, 02:18:06 AM »

'See ye that I alone am, and there is no other God beside Me: I will kill and I will make to live: I will strike and I will heal, and there is none that can deliver out of My Hand.'

Deuteronomy 32:39
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« Reply #583 on: March 08, 2015, 04:19:19 AM »

'The flesh lusteth against the spirit, and the spirit against the flesh; for these are contrary to one another.

And they that are Christ's have crucified their flesh, with its vices and concupiscences.'

Galatians 5:17,24
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« Reply #584 on: March 09, 2015, 08:20:31 AM »

Latinis potius literis erudiantur, quam ut facultas concedatur, adhibendi in Missae celebratione vulgarem linguam [Let them rather learn Latin letters, than that the faculty be conceded of using the vulgar tongue in the celebration of Mass].

- Pope Benedict XIV (1740-1758), De Missa Sacrificio, 1.2, c. 2. n. 14
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« Reply #585 on: March 09, 2015, 08:22:34 AM »

Men will surrender to the spirit of the age. They will say that if they had lived in our day, faith would be simple and easy. But in their day, they will say, things are complex; the Church must be brought up to date and made meaningful to the day's problems.

- Saint Anthony (ca. 251-356)
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« Reply #586 on: March 09, 2015, 08:25:07 AM »

Justice forbids and reason itself forbids that the State should be godless, or that it should adopt a line of action which would end in godlessness -- namely, to treat the various religions (as they call them) alike, and to bestlow upon them promiscuously equal rights and privileges.... Yet, with the discernment of a true mother, the Church weighs the great burden of human weakness, and well knows the course down which the minds and actions of men in this are being borne. For this reason, while not conceding any right to anything save what is true and honest, she does not forbid public authority to tolerate what is at variance with truth and justice, for the sake of avoiding greater ills.... But to judge aright, we must acknowledge that the more a State is driven to tolerate evil, the further it is from perfection.

- Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903), Encyclical Libertas Praestantissimum, June 1888
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« Reply #587 on: March 09, 2015, 08:26:16 AM »

To use the words of the fathers of the Council of Trent, it is certain that the Church "was instructed by Jesus Christ and His Apostles and that all truth was daily taught by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost." Therefore, it is obviously absurd and injurious to propose a certain "restoration and regeneration" for her as though necessary for her safety and growth, as if she could be considered subject to defect or obscuration or other misfortune. Indeed these authors of novelties consider that a "foundation may be laid of a new human institution," and what St. Cyprian detested may come to pass, that what was a divine thing "may become a human church."

- Pope Gregory XVI (1831-1846), Mirari Vos, "On Liberalism and Religious Indifferentism," August 15, 1832
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« Reply #588 on: March 09, 2015, 08:28:25 AM »

The fort is betrayed even of them that should have defended it.

- St. John Fisher, 16th-century English bishop
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« Reply #589 on: March 12, 2015, 04:39:57 AM »

'To be removed from things of the senses is to contemplate things of the spirit.'

St. John Climacus
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« Reply #590 on: March 14, 2015, 12:38:32 AM »

'We do not acquire virtue by taking our ease and seeking our comfort.'

St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle
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« Reply #591 on: March 14, 2015, 04:43:06 AM »

'We do not acquire virtue by taking our ease and seeking our comfort.'

St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle


Very true, but when we are very sick it would be most imprudent not to attend to the needs of our body.
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« Reply #592 on: March 14, 2015, 05:43:29 AM »

Just so, you have to think of the long term!

'Nothing will draw down on you as many of God's blessings as fidelity in small matters.'

St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle
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« Reply #593 on: March 17, 2015, 12:06:00 AM »

'Let us now return to our orchard, or flower-garden, and behold now how the trees begin to fill with sap for the bringing forth of the blossoms, and then of the fruit -- the flowers and the plants, also, their fragrance. This illustration pleases me; for very often, when I was beginning -- and our Lord grant that I have really begun to serve His Majesty -- I mean, begun in relation to what I have to say of my life, -- it was to me a great joy to consider my soul as a garden, and our Lord as walking in it. I used to beseech Him to increase the fragrance of the little flowers of virtues -- which were beginning, as it seemed to bud -- and preserve them, that they might be to His glory; for I desired nothing for myself. I prayed Him to cut those He liked, because I already knew that they would grow the better.'

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« Reply #594 on: March 17, 2015, 08:14:54 AM »

'Our sweet Christ, the Word Incarnate, has given Himself to us for everything that was necessary for us, even to the hard and ignominious death upon the cross.'

St. Philip Neri
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