THE BLESSED TRINITY
The Heavens, revolving under His government, are subject to Him in peace. Day and night run the course appointed by Him, in no way hindering each other. The sun and moon, with the companies of the stars, roll on in harmony according to His command, within their prescribed limits, and without any deviation.
St. Clement I, Letter to the Corinthians, c. 95.
In the Divine Trinity, nothing is unlike or unequal, and all that can be thought concerning Its substance admits of no diversity either in power or glory or eternity.
St. Leo the Great, Sermon 77, c. 461
I adore You as my first beginning. I aspire after You as my last end. I give You thanks as my constant benefactor. I call upon You as my sovereign protector.
Clement XI, A Universal Prayer, c. 1710
As Christ is the Head of the Church, so is the Holy Spirit her soul.
Leo XIII, 'Divinum Illud', May 9, 1897
Take away God, all respect for civil laws, all regard for even the most necessary institutions disappears; justice is scouted; the very liberty that belongs to the law of nature is trodden underfoot; and men go so far as to destroy the very structure of the family, which is the first and firmest foundation of the social structure.
St. Pius X, Jucunda Sane, March 12, 1904
He (the Holy Spirit) enlightens, vivifies, protects and guides the Church; He purifies her members if they do not refuse His grace.
Paul VI, 'Credo of the People of God', June 30, 1968
Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, then, is the sin committed by the person who claims to have a 'right' to persist in evil - in any sin at all - and who thus rejects Redemption.
John Paul II, 'Dominum et Vivificantem', May 18, 1986