Humanae Vitae





Fidelity to man requires fidelity to the truth, which alone is the guarantee of freedom and real development.

Pope Benedict XVI, October 2, 2009

A good working test of a Catholic will is that we should do what the Church says. But for a Catholic intellect, we must also see what the Church sees. This means that when we look out upon the Universe we see the same Universe that the Church sees; and the enormous advantage of this is that the Universe the Church sees is the real Universe, because she is the Church of God. Seeing what She sees means seeing what is there. And just as loving what is good is sanctity, or the health of the will, so seeing what is there is sanity, or the health of the intellect.

F.J. Sheed, Theology and Sanity, 1946

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