A person's rightful due is to be treated as an object of love, not as an object for use.
The ethos of redemption is realied in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
The true Christian can nurture a trustful optimism, because he is certain of not walking alone. In sending us Jesus, the eternal Son made man, God has drawn near to each of us. In Christ he has become our travelling companion.
Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth.
Original sin is not only the violation of a positive command … but … attempts … to abolish fatherhood, destroying its rays which permeate the created world, placing in doubt the truth about God who is Love and leaving man with only a sense of the master-slave relationship.
...if desire is predominant it can deform love between man and woman and rob them both of it.
Friendship, as has been said, consists in a full commitment of the will to another person with a view to that person's good.
Take away from love the fullness of self surrender, the completeness of personal commitment, and what remains will be a total denial and negation of it.
I plead with you--never, ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be not afraid.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Know what you are talking about.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency.
Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.
You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty. We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate.
Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family - a domestic church.
The United Nations organization has proclaimed 1979 as the Year of the Child. Are the children to receive the arms race from us as a necessary inheritance?