Truth and the Church
A man will gladly face misrepresentation or even personal danger on behalf of the truth, if he is looking for the blessedness that is to come.
St. Innocent I, Letter to St. Jerome, 417
Truth never contradicts truth.
Leo X, Apostolici Regiminis, December 19, 1513
Right reason demonstrates, safeguards and defends the truth of faith, whereas faith frees reason from all errors and through the knowledge of divine things enlightens, strengthens and perfects it.
Pius IX, Qui Pluribus, 1846
We have, for example, the fulfillment of prophecies, miracles in great numbers, the rapid spread of the faith in the midst of enemies and in face of overwhelming obstacles, the witness of the martyrs, and the like. From all these it is evident that the only true religion is the one established by Jesus Christ Himself, and which He committed to His Church to protect and to propagate.
Leo XIII, Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885
Whosoever departs from the Church wanders from Christ.
Leo XIII, Rerum Novarum, May 15, 1891
Now the way to reach Christ is not hard to find: it is the Church.
St. Pius X, E. Supremi, October 4, 1903