To the first class belong the Gospels and Acts to the second, the Epistles to the third, the Revelation.
The apostolic writings are of three kinds historical, didactic, and prophetic.
Christ himself wrote nothing, but furnished endless material for books and songs of gratitude and praise.
We are convinced of the fundamental unity of the human family.
We are conscious that religions cannot solve the economic, political and social problems of this earth.
The Gospel has to be the norm.
That is the Roman way to give favors to the favorites.
Religion often is misused for purely power-political goals, including war.
I remember the Curia said, that's up to the American bishops, not up to Rome.
However, if the religions in essence merely repeat statements from the United Nations Human Rights Declaration, such a Declaration becomes superfluous an ethic is more than rights.
All historical experience demonstrates the following Our earth cannot be changed unless in the not too distant future an alteration in the consciousness of individuals is achieved.
Whether the angels play only Bach praising God, I am not quite sure. I am sure, however, that en famille they play Mozart.
Men have never been good, they are not good and they never will be good.
A human person is infinitely precious and must be unconditionally protected.
It is always the case that when the Christian looks back, he is looking at the forgiveness of sins.
Jesus does not give recipes that show the way to God as other teachers of religion do. He is himself the way.
Faith is never identical with piety.
Grace must find expression in life, otherwise it is not grace.
Faith in God's revelation has nothing to do with an ideology which glorifies the status quo.
Jesus Christ came into my prison cell last night, and every stone flashed like a ruby.
Grace tried is better than grace, and more than grace it is glory in its infancy.
Grace tried is better than grace, and it is more than grace, it is glory in its infancy.
There is no sinfulness in the will and affections without some error in the understanding. All lusts which a natural man lives in, are lusts of ignorance.
Exercise is the chief source of improvement in our faculties.
Love always involves responsibility, and love always involves sacrifice. And we do not really love Christ unless we are prepared to face His task and to take up His Cross.