Another key element of human ecology is the inviolability of human life, especially at its beginning and its end. The Holy See insistently proclaims that the first and most fundamental of all human rights is the right to life, and that when this right is
To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.
The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn.
The fear of making permanent commitments can change the mutual love of husband and wife into two loves of self-two loves existing side by side, until they end in separation.
The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.
The truth is not always the same as the majority decision.
Where self-interest is suppressed, it is replaced by a burdensome system of bureaucratic control that dries up the wellspring of initiative and creativity.
You are our dearly beloved brothers, and in a certain way, it could be said that you are our elder brothers.
The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word to Christ and the Church. a duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity; it is the expression of his personal dignity.
The United Nations organization has proclaimed 1979 as the Year of the Child. Are the children to receive the arms race from us as a necessary inheritance?
From now on it is only through a conscious choice and through a deliberate policy that humanity can survive.
The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ the communications media so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message.
...A community needs a soul if it is to become a true home for human beings. You, the people must git it this soul.
[I kiss the soil] as if I placed a kiss on the hands of a mother, for the homeland is our earthly mother. I consider it my duty to be with my compatriots in this sublime and difficult moment.
Modern Society will find no solution to the ecological problem unless it takes a serious look at its lifestyles.
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.
It is not 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.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.
Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it
Men and women will retain their sex in heaven
Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it.
Peace is not just the absence of war. Like a cathedral, peace must be constructed patiently and with unshakable faith.
Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society.
Work bears a particular mark of man and of humanity, the mark of a person operating within a community of persons.