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Daily Virtue Quote – Pope Benedict XVI

"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

2020-03-15T18:23:15-04:00November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – Pope Benedict XVI

Daily Virtue Quote – Pope St. John Paul II

"Christ’s words are demanding. They demand that in the sphere in which relationships with persons of the other sex are formed, man has full and deep conscious of his own acts, and above all in his interior acts, and that he is consciousness of the inner impulses of his own 'heart' so that he can [...]

2020-03-15T18:23:32-04:00October 24th, 2016|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – Pope St. John Paul II

Daily Virtue Quote – Pope St. John Paul II

"The man who 'looks' in the way described in Matthew 5:27-28 'makes use' of the woman, of her femininity, to satisfy his own 'drive.' Even if he does not use her in an external act, he has already taken such an attitude in his interior when he makes this decision about a particular woman. Adultery [...]

2020-03-15T18:23:49-04:00September 18th, 2016|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – Pope St. John Paul II

Daily Eucharist Quote – Pope Benedict XVI

"The mutual consent that husband and wife exchange in Christ, which establishes them as a community of life and love, also has a eucharistic dimension. Indeed, in the theology of Saint Paul, conjugal love is a sacramental sign of Christ's love for his Church, a love culminating in the Cross, the expression of his 'marriage' [...]

2020-03-15T18:23:50-04:00September 17th, 2016|Categories: Daily Quote: Eucharist|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Daily Eucharist Quote – Pope Benedict XVI

Daily Virtue Quote – Pope Benedict XVI

"Openness to life is at the centre of true development. When a society moves towards the denial or suppression of life, it ends up no longer finding the necessary motivation and energy to strive for man's true good. If personal and social sensitivity towards the acceptance of a new life is lost, then other forms [...]

2020-03-15T18:24:03-04:00August 25th, 2016|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – Pope Benedict XVI

Daily Virtue Quote – Pope St. John Paul II

"Concupiscence in general – and the concupiscence of the body in particular – attacks precisely this 'sincere gift': it deprives man, one could say, of the dignity of the gift, which is expressed by his body through femininity and masculinity, and in some sense 'depersonalizes' man, making him an object 'for the other.'” Pope [...]

2020-03-15T18:24:05-04:00August 19th, 2016|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – Pope St. John Paul II

Daily Virtue Quote – Pope St. John Paul II

"The spousal meaning of the body has not become totally foreign to that heart: it has not been totally suffocated in it by concupiscence, but only habitually threatened.  The 'heart' has become a battlefield between love and concupiscence.  The more concupiscence dominates the heart, the less the heart experiences the gift of the person that [...]

2020-03-15T18:24:23-04:00July 17th, 2016|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – Pope St. John Paul II

Daily Virtue Quote – Pope St. John Paul II

"The fact that 'they did not feel shame' means that the woman was not an 'object' for the man, nor he for her." Source:  Pope John Paul II, Man and Woman He Created Them, Pauline Books and Media, 2006.

2020-03-15T18:24:39-04:00June 17th, 2016|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – Pope St. John Paul II

Daily Virtue Quote – Pope St. John Paul II

"In fact, in order to remain in the relation of the 'sincere gift of self' and in order to become a gift, each for the other, through their whole humanity made of femininity and masculinity (also in reference to the perspective that Genesis 2:24 speaks about), they must be free in exactly this way.  Here [...]

2020-03-15T18:24:48-04:00May 18th, 2016|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – Pope St. John Paul II

Daily Virtue Quote – Pope St. John Paul II

"When God-Yahweh says, 'It is not good that the man should be alone' (Gen 2:18), he affirms that, 'alone,' the man does not completely realize his essence.  He realizes it only by existing 'with someone' – and, put even more deeply and completely, by existing 'for someone.'" Pope John Paul II, Man and Woman [...]

2020-03-15T18:25:03-04:00April 19th, 2016|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – Pope St. John Paul II