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All Quotes by author - Pope Benedict XVI
" Above all, we must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people. "
" A form of reason that in some way wished to strip itself of beauty would be diminished; it would be a blinded reason. "
" A just laicism allows religious freedom. The state does not impose religion but rather gives space to religions with a responsibility toward civil society, and therefore it allows these religions to be factors in building up society. "
" All the great works of art, the cathedrals - the Gothic cathedrals and the splendid Baroque churches - are a luminous sign of God, and thus are truly a manifestation, an epiphany of God. "
" Although the particular inclination of the homosexual person is not a sin, it is more or less strong tendency ordered to an intrinsic moral evil, and thus the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder. "
" An Adult faith does not follow the waves of fashion and the latest novelties. "
" An important function of theology is to keep religion tied to reason and reason to religion. Both roles are of essential importance for humanity. "
" Artificial intelligence, in fact, is obviously an intelligence transmitted by conscious subjects, an intelligence placed in equipment. It has a clear origin, in fact, in the intelligence of the human creators of such equipment. "
" Art is elemental. Reason alone as it's expressed in the sciences can't be man's complete answer to reality, and it can't express everything that man can, wants to, and has to express. I think God built this into man. Art along with science is the highest gift God has given him. "
" At any rate, we can see that they are given into our care, that we cannot just do whatever we want with them. Animals, too, are God's creatures. "
" Attempts to construct an ethic from the rules of evolution, or from psychology and sociology, end up being simply inadequate. "
" A weak point of mine was maybe little resolve in governing and making decisions. "
" Both need each other: The agnostic cannot be content to not know, but must be in search of the great truth of faith; the Catholic cannot be content to have faith, but must be in search of God all the time, and in the dialogue with others, a Catholic can learn more about God in a deeper fashion. "
" Celibacy is not a matter of compulsion. Someone is accepted as a priest only when he does it of his own accord. "
" Certainly a sort of industrial use of creatures, so that geese are fed in such a way as to produce as large a liver as possible, or hens live so packed together that they become just caricatures of birds, this degrading of living creatures to a commodity seems to me in fact to contradict the relationship of mutuality that comes across in the Bible. "
" Choose the path of dialogue rather than the path of unilateral decisions. "
" Dear brothers and sisters, after the great Pope John Paul II, the cardinals have elected me - a simple, humble worker in the vineyard of the Lord. "
" Down through the centuries, the Czech Republic, the territory of the Czech Republic has been a place of cultural exchange. "
" Each generation, as it seeks to advance the common good, must ask anew: 'What are the requirements that governments may reasonably impose upon citizens, and how far do they extend? By appeal to what authority can moral dilemmas be resolved?' "
" Every State has the primary duty to protect its own population from grave and sustained violations of human rights, as well as from the consequences of humanitarian crises, whether natural or man-made. "
" Faith is not a product of reflection, nor is it even an attempt to penetrate the depths of my own being. "
" For me, it is one of the 'signs of the times' that the idea of God's mercy is becoming increasingly central and dominant. "
" For me, it's a great joy to be together with priests: in the end, the bishop of Rome is the bishop and brother of all priests. His mandate is to confirm the brothers in the faith. "
" Germany has an established and well-furnished Catholicism, often with employed Catholics who handle the church like a labor union. For them, the church is simply the employer. "
" God does not become more divine when we push him away from us in a sheer, impenetrable voluntarism; rather, the truly divine God is the God who has revealed himself as logos and, as logos, has acted and continues to act lovingly on our behalf. "
" God does not change; he is Love, ever and always. In himself, he is communion, unity in Trinity, and all his words and works are directed to communion. "
" God guides his church, maintains her always, and especially in difficult times. Let us never lose this vision of faith, which is the only true vision of the way of the church and the world. "
" God in fact does not change: he is faithful to himself. "
" God is not distant: he is 'Emmanuel,' God-with-us. He is no stranger: he has a face, the face of Jesus. "
" God of peace, bring your peace to our violent world: peace in the hearts of all men and women and peace among the nations of the Earth. "
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