Quotes by Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini)

262 Bishop of Rome and Pope of the Catholic Church, born sunday september 26, 1897 in Concesio (Italy), died sunday august 6, 1978 in Castel Gandolfo (Italy)

[The Catholic Church] holds that it is not admissible to ordain women to the priesthood, for very fundamental reasons. These reasons include: the example recorded in the Sacred Scriptures of Christ choosing His apostles only from among men; the constant practice of the Church, which has imitated Christ in choosing only men; and her living teaching authority which has consistently held that the exclusion of women from the priesthood is in accordance with God's plan for His Church.
Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini)
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    Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.
    Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini)
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      The Eucharistic mystery stands at the heart and center of the liturgy since it is the fount of life by which we are cleansed and strengthened to live not for ourselves but for God and to be united in love among ourselves.
      Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini)
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        We see in these swift and skillful travelers a symbol of our life, which seeks to be a pilgrimage and a passage on this earth for the way of heaven.
        Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini)
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