Pope Paul VI

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Pope Paul VI born Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini, (September 26, 1897 – August 6, 1978) served as Pope from 1963 to 1978. He presided over the Catholic Church during most of the Second Vatican Council.

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  • HUMANAE VITAE tradendae munus gravissimum, ex quo coniuges liberam et consciam Deo Creatori tribuunt operam, magnis semper ipsos affecit gaudiis, quae tamen aliquando non paucae difficultates et angustiae sunt secutae.
    • HUMANAE VITAE
    • Translation: The transmission of human life is a most serious role in which married people collaborate freely and responsibly with God the Creator. It has always been a source of great joy to them, even though it sometimes entails many difficulties and hardships.
      • Official Vatican translation.
  • Nemo sane christifidelium eat infitias, ad Ecclesiae Magisterium interpretationem legis moralis naturalis spectare.
    • HUMANAE VITAE
    • Translation: No member of the faithful could possibly deny that the Church is competent in her magisterium to interpret the natural moral law
      • Official Vatican translation.
  • De propaganda prole quaestio, non secus atque quaelibet quaestio humanam vitam attingens, ultra particulares alias eiusdem generis rationes - cuiusmodi eae sunt, quae biologicae aut psychologicae, demographicae aut sociologicae appellantur
    • HUMANAE VITAE
    • Translation: The question of human procreation, like every other question which touches human life, involves more than the limited aspects specific to such disciplines as biology, psychology, demography or sociology.
      • Official Vatican translation.
  • Sacro autem baptismate ablutis, matrimonium eiusmodi praeditum est dignitate, ut gratiae sacramentale signum exsistat, cum Christi et Ecclesiae coniunctionem designet.
    • HUMANAE VITAE
    • Translation: The marriage of those who have been baptized is, in addition, invested with the dignity of a sacramental sign of grace, for it represents the union of Christ and His Church.
      • Official Vatican translation.
  • Ad hoc, coniugalis amor et fidelis et exclusorius est, usque ad vitae extremum;
    • HUMANAE VITAE
    • Translation: Married love is also faithful and exclusive of all other, and this until death.
      • Official Vatican translation.
  • Si deinde ad impulsus innatos et ad animi affectus spectamus, paternitas conscia necessariam declarat dominationem, quam ratio et voluntas in eosdem exerceant necesse est.
    • HUMANAE VITAE
    • Translation: With regard to man's innate drives and emotions, responsible parenthood means that man's reason and will must exert control over them.
      • Official Vatican translation.
  • It is as if from some mysterious crack, no, it is not mysterious, from some crack the smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God.
    • June 29, 1972 homily.
  • Priestly celibacy has been guarded by the Church for centuries as a brilliant jewel, and retains its value undiminished even in our time when the outlook of men and the state of the world have undergone such profound changes.
    • SACERDOTALIS CAELIBATUS
  • If evils increase, the devotion of the People of God should also increase.
    • CHRISTI MATRI

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  • I was solitary before, but now my solitariness becomes complete and awesome. Hence the dizziness, the vertigo. Like a statue on a plinth--that is how I live now.