My fellow Christians, today is the birthday of this church, an occasion for celebration and rejoicing.
We, however, ought to be the true and living temple of God.
Nevertheless, Christians rightly comme
In learning and professing the faith, you must accept and retain only the Church’s present tradition, confirmed as it is by the Scriptures. Although not everyone is able to read the Scriptures, some because they have never learned to read,
Christians should cooperate, willingly and wholeheartedly, in building an international order based on genuine respect for legitimate freedom and on a brotherhood of universal friendship. This is all the more urgent because the greater part
Men must not be content simply to support the efforts of others in the work for peace; they must also scrutinize their own attitudes.
Statesmen, responsible as they are for the common good of their own nation and at the same time for the w
Peace is not the mere absence of war or the simple maintenance of a balance of power between forces, nor can it be imposed at the dictate of absolute power. It is called, rightly and properly, a work of justice. It is the product of order,
With a look of mercy that revealed his indescribable kindness, God the Father spoke to Catherine:
Beloved daughter, everything I give to man comes from the love and care I have for him. I desire to show my mercy to the whole world and my p
Let us die with Christ, to live with Christ From a book on the death of his brother Satyrus, by Saint Ambrose, bishop(Lib. 2, 40. 41. 46. 47. 132. 133: CSEL 73, 270-274, 323-324) We see that death is gain, life is loss.
Why should our praise and glorification, or even the celebration of this feast day mean anything to the saints? What do they care about earthly honors when their heavenly Father honors them by fulfilling the faithful promise of the Son? Wha
Let us follow the way of truth From a letter to the Corinthians by Saint Clement, pope and martyr(Cap. 30, 3-4:34, 2-35, 5: Funk 1, 99, 103-105) Let us put on the unity of mind, thinking humble thoughts, exercising self-contro