"No one," the Apostle admonishes us, "can lay other foundation than that which has been laid, which is Jesus Christ" (1Cor 3,11).
IOANNES PAULUS PP. II REDEMPTOR HOMINIS To his venerable Brothers in the Episcopate the Priests the religious families, the sons and daughters of the Church and to all men and women of good will at the beginning of his papal ministry 1979.03.04
IOANNES PAULUS PP. II DIVES IN MISERICORDIA 1980.11.30
QUAS PRIMAS ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS XI ON THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING
MYSTICI CORPORIS CHRISTI ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS XII ON THE MISTICAL Body of Christ TO OUR VENERABLE BRETHREN, PATRIARCHS, PRIMATES, ARCHBISHOPS, BISHIOPS, AND OTHER LOCAL ORDINARIES ENJOYING PEACE AND COMMUNION WITH THE APOSTOLIC SEE
CHRISTMAS MESSAGE OF POPE JOHN XXIII December 23, 1959 To urge the world t o remove from the path of peace the obstacles put there by the malice of men.
REDEMPTIONIS DONUM OF HIS HOLINESS POPE JOHN PAUL II TO MEN AND WOMEN RELIGIOUS ON THEIR CONSECRATION IN THE LIGHT OF THE MYSTERY OF THE REDEMPTION Dear brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus!
25 The woman said to him, "I know that Messias is coming (who is called Christ ), and when he comes he will tell us all things." 26 Jesus said to her, "I who speak with thee am he."
42 And they said to the woman, "We no longer believe because of what thou hast said, for we have heard for ourselves and we know that this is in truth the Savior of the World."
18 But he said to them, . . .I was watching Satan fall as lightning from heaven...
"...By the death of One the world was redeemed. For Christ, had He willed, need not have died, but He neither thought that death should be shunned as though there were any cowardice in it, nor could He have saved us better than by dying. And so His death is the life of all..."
"...Without interruption, therefore, let us persevere by our hope and by the guarantee of our righteousness, which is Jesus Christ, who bore our sins in His own body on the tree ( 1 Peter 2:24 ), who did no sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth ( 1 Peter 2:22 ); but for our sake, that we might live in Him, He endured all things..."
"... Christ, therefore is one, perfect God and perfect man: and Him we worship along with the father and the Spirit, with one obeisance, adoring even his immaculate flesh and not holding that the flesh is not suited for worship: for in fact it is worshipped in the one subsistence of the Word, which indeed became subsistence for it. But in this we do not do homage to that which is created. For we worship Him, not as mere flesh, but as flesh united with divinity, and because His two natures are brought under the one person and one subsistence of God the Word. I fear to touch coal because of the fire bound up with the wood. I worship the twofold nature of Christ because of the divinity that is in Him bound up with the flesh..."
September 11, 2001
"It is in God that we live and move and have our being."
I am writing on Wednesday, September 12, 2001, a day after the horror in New York and Washington that has put us in a state of shock. I spoke of this word from Paul on Sunday. It had a different sense then. September 11, 2001 "It is in God that we live and move and have our being." Paul ( Acts 17:28 )
A Psalm of David
The Shepherd Psalm 23
THE LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
A Call to Christian Unity. History of a Christian Prayer. The Sign of The Cross. Answer the Call!
English translation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church for the United States of America Copyright 1994, United States Catholic Conferences, Inc. Libreria Editrice Vaticana. English translation of the: Cathechism of the Catholic Church Modifications from the Editio Typica copyright 1997, United States Catholic Conferences, Inc. Libreria Editrice V aticana. Used with permission.
Catechism of the Catholic Church Second Edition
Paragraph 1. Christ Descended into Hell
"The gospel was preached even to the dead.quot;484 The descent into hell brings the Gospel message of salvation to complete fulfillment. This is the last phase of Jesus' messianic mission, a phase which is condensed in time but vast in its real significance: the spread of Christ's redemptive work to all men of all times and all places, for all who are saved have been made sharers in the redemption. The Only Son of God and "He Descended into Hell." Sheol place of the Dead.