The enemy of the human race . . . invented a means never before heard of, by which he might hinder the preaching of God's word of Salvation to the people . . .
Nor is it credible that any one should possess so little understanding as to desire the faith and yet be destitute of the most necessary faculty to enable him to receive it.
God . . . endowed the human race with capacity to attain to the inaccessible and invisible Supreme Good and behold it face to face . . .
God has given me authority in heaven and on earth, but my writ does not extend to hell. You will just have to put up with it.
We . . . exercise on earth the power of our Lord and seek with all our might to bring those sheep of His flock who are outside into the fold committed to our charge . . .