Quotes Suitable for Framing: John Paul II



For this reason the Second Vatican Council states that all the Pope’s teaching should be listened to and accepted, even when it is not given ex cathedra, but is proposed in the ordinary exercise of the magisterium with a clear intention to enunciate, recall, reiterate Faithful doctrine.

Pope John Paul II, General Audience, March 17, 1993 (Italics added.)

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  1. So, what part of the Faithful doctrine, from Apostolic Times, can we find the saying that people who are known to engage in a mortal sin can receive the Sacraments?

    Anyone else note that PF’s most frequent references are his own writings and speeches? I guess not much else was important before 2013

  2. You know if you take powerful medicine that is not appropriate for your condition, it could be very bad for you. Perhaps, as St. Paul indicates, profane reception may be why some of us are sick.

  3. Pope John Paul II is saying we should not listen to Pope Francis because he does not intend to “enunciate, recall, reiterate Faithful doctrine.” Good advice.

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