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Papal Wisdom

Papal Wisdom
Et ego dico tibi, quia tu es Petrus, et super hanc petram ædificabo Ecclesiam meam, et portæ inferi non prævalebunt adversus eam.

Pope St. Leo the Great

Pope St. Leo the Great
"Out of the whole world one man, Peter, is chosen to preside at the calling of all nations, and to be set over all the apostles and all the fathers of the Church. Though there are in God’s people many shepherds, Peter is thus appointed to rule in his own person those whom Christ also rules as the original ruler. Whatever Christ has willed to be shared in common by Peter and the other leaders of the Church, it is only through Peter that he has given to others what he has not refused to bestow on them." -De Natali ipsius, 2

Pope St. Gregory the Great

Pope St. Gregory the Great
"For when by the Lord’s resurrection we are led back to the world above, the damage done to the heavenly homeland is repaired. But now let us listen to what is said to the women as they arrive: “Do not be terrified.” It is as if to say, 'Let those be afraid who have no love for the coming of heaven’s citizens; let those be shaken who, under the pressure of carnal attraction, have given up hope of attaining their fellowship. But you, why should you become frightened o seeing your fellow-citizens?'"

Pope St. Nicholas the Great

Pope St. Nicholas the Great
"It is our rigorous duty, on account of the solicitude of our pastoral office it is incumbent upon us, because Divine Providence has set us over all His household to guard it, to regard our sublime Apostolate as intended to offer to the faithful and the humble, an assured and immovable Defense, against which beat in vain the angry waves of the enemy. -Epistle, 32

Pope St. Gregory VII

Pope St. Gregory VII
"He who asserts that he cannot be bound by the Church's bonds, confesses that he cannot be loosed by her authority. And he who makes such an assertion, separates himself wholly from Christ." Letter to Bishop Hermann of Metz, 1076

Pope St. Leo IX

Pope St. Leo IX
"As the hinge while remaining immovable opens and closes the door, so Peter and his successors have free judgment over all the Church, since no one should remove their status because the highest See is judged by no one." In terra pax hominibus, cap. 32

Pope St. Pius V

Pope St. Pius V
"The inspired Blessed founder of the Order of Friars Preachers, [St. Dominic], in circumstances similar to those in which we now find ourselves, when parts of France and of Italy were unhappily troubled by the heresy of the Albegenses, which blinded so many of the worldly that they were raging most savagely against the priests of the Lord and the clergy, raised his eyes up unto heaven, unto that mountain of the Glorious Virgin Mary, loving Mother of God. For she by her seed has crushed the head of the twisted serpent, and has alone destroyed all heresies, and by the blessed fruit of her womb has saved a world condemned by the fall of our first parent." - Consueverunt Romani

Pope Benedict XIV

Pope Benedict XIV
"Show your people with persuasive words that the sin and vice of usury is most emphatically condemned in the Sacred Scriptures; that it assumes various forms and appearances in order that the faithful, restored to liberty and grace by the blood of Christ, may again be driven headlong into ruin. Therefore, if they desire to invest their money, let them exercise diligent care lest they be snatched by cupidity, the source of all evil; to this end, let them be guided by those who excel in doctrine and the glory of virtue." -Vix Pervenit, no. 7

Pope Pius VI

Pope Pius VI
"In fact, after having abolished the monarchy, the best of all governments, it [the French Revolution] had transferred all the public power to the people — the people... ever easy to deceive and to lead into every excess…" -Pourquoi Notre Voix, 17th June 1793

Pope Pius VII

Pope Pius VII
"Therefore, omit no watchfulness, diligence, care, and effort, in order to 'guard the deposit' of Christ's teaching whose destruction has been planned, as you know, by a great conspiracy." Diu Satis, no. 11

Pope Gregory XVI

Pope Gregory XVI
"This shameful font of indifferentism gives rise to that absurd and erroneous proposition which claims that liberty of conscience must be maintained for everyone. It spreads ruin in sacred and civil affairs, though some repeat over and over again with the greatest impudence that some advantage accrues to religion from it. "But the death of the soul is worse than freedom of error," as Augustine was wont to say. When all restraints are removed by which men are kept on the narrow path of truth, their nature, which is already inclined to evil, propels them to ruin." -Mirari Vos, no. 14

Blessed Pope Pius IX

Blessed Pope Pius IX
"By which impious opinions and machinations these most deceitful men chiefly aim at this result, viz., that the salutary teaching and influence of the Catholic Church may be entirely banished from the instruction and education of youth, and that the tender and flexible minds of young men may be infected and depraved by every most pernicious error and vice. For all who have endeavored to throw into confusion things both sacred and secular, and to subvert the right order of society, and to abolish all rights, human and divine, have always (as we above hinted) devoted all their nefarious schemes, devices and efforts, to deceiving and depraving incautious youth and have placed all their hope in its corruption." - Quanta Cura, no. 4

Pope Leo XIII

Pope Leo XIII
"If working people can be encouraged to look forward to obtaining a share in the land, the consequence will be that the gulf between vast wealth and sheer poverty will be bridged over, and the respective classes will be brought nearer to one another." -Rerum Novarum

Pope St. Pius X

Pope St. Pius X
"Indeed, the true friends of the people are neither revolutionaries, nor innovators: they are traditionalists." -Notre Charge Apostolique

Pope Pius XI

Pope Pius XI
"the school forcibly deprived of the right to teach anything about God or His law could not but fail in its efforts to really educate, that is, to lead children to the practice of virtue, for the school lacked the fundamental principles which underlie the possession of a knowledge of God and the means necessary to strengthen the will in its efforts toward good and in its avoidance of sin." -Ubi Arcano

Pope Pius XII

Pope Pius XII
A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God. In our churches, Christians will search in vain for the red lamp where God awaits them. Like Mary Magdalene, weeping before the empty tomb, they will ask, "Where have they taken him?" -Pie XII devant l'Histoire pgs. 53-54

Tollite jugum meum super vos, et discite a me, quia mitis sum, et humilis corde : et invenietis requiem animabus vestris. Jugum enimmeum suave est, et onus meum leve. Matthew XI:29-30

fonte:Athanasius conta mundum