"To accomplish so great a work, Christ is always present in His Church, especially in her liturgical celebrations. He is present in the sacrifice of the Mass, not only in the person of His minister, 'the same now offering, through the ministry of priests, who formerly offered himself on the cross', but especially under the [...]
"Purity is a requirement of love. It is the dimension of the inner truth of love in man’s 'heart.'” Pope John Paul II, Man and Woman He Created Them, Pauline Books and Media, 2006.
"It is never too late for God’s grace. It is a peculiar psychological fact that those who turn to God late in life generally consider all their previous life wasted." Source: Ven. Fulton J. Sheen, Way to Happiness, St. Pauls, 1998.
"The Church celebrates the eucharistic sacrifice in obedience to Christ's command, based on her experience of the Risen Lord and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit." Source: Pope Benedict XVI, SACRAMENTUM CARITATIS (Sacrament of Charity), 2/22/2007
"The Eucharist is a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the Father, a blessing by which the Church expresses her gratitude to God for all his benefits, for all that he has accomplished through creation, redemption, and sanctification. Eucharist means first of all 'thanksgiving.'" Source: Catechism of the Catholic Church #1360
"I once saw three monks receive the same type of injury at the same time. The first felt it keenly, but did not speak; the second was delighted by the thought of the reward the injury would bring him and felt compassion for the wrongdoer; the third wept fervently at the thought of the harm [...]
"It is irresponsible to view sexuality merely as a source of pleasure and, likewise, to regulate it through strategies of mandatory birth control." Source: Pope Benedict XVI, CARITAS IN VERITATE (Charity in Truth), 6/29/2009
"But we must always take care that this great meeting with Christ in the Eucharist does not become a mere habit." Source: Pope St. John Paul II, LETTER DOMINICAE CENAE OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF JOHN PAUL II TO ALL THE BISHOPS OF THE CHURCH ON THE MYSTERY AND WORSHIP OF THE EUCHARIST, 2/24/1980 [...]
"Only do not lose sight of Our Lord in His Sacrament of obedience, if you would have the strength to obey always, in everything, promptly and joyously. What! Our Lord comes to you whenever you wish. You choose your hour, you yourself measure your dispositions, you present yourself, and He is already there." Source: [...]
"He who does not overcome small faults, shall fall little by little into greater ones." Source: Thomas a’ Kempis, The Imitation of Christ, Dover Thrift Editions, 1940.