Pope Paul VI

(Cesare Arici)

Pope Paul VI
Pope Paul VI
  • Born: September 26, 1897
  • Died: August 6, 1978
  • Nationality: Italian
  • Profession: Clergyman

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Giovanni Battista Montini was born in the village of Concesio, in the province of Brescia, Lombardy, Italy, in 1897. His father Giorgio Montini was a lawyer, journalist, director of the Catholic Action and member of the Italian Parliament. His mother was Giudetta Alghisi, from a family of rural nobility. He had two brothers, Francesco Montini, who became a physician, and Lodovico Montini, who became a lawyer and politician. On 30 September 1897, he was baptised with the name Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini. He attended the Cesare Arici school, run by the Jesuits, and in 1916 received a diploma from the Arnaldo da Brescia public school in Brescia. His education was often interrupted by bouts of illness.

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… any action which, either in anticipation of the conjugal act, or in its accomplishment, or in the development of its natural consequences, proposes, whether as an end or as a means, to render procreation impossible Privacy, Abortion & Family Planning
Never give advice in a crowd. Miscellaneous
Upright men can even better convince themselves of the solid grounds on which the teaching of the Church in this field is based if they care to reflect upon the consequences of methods of artificially limiting the increase of children. Let them consider, first of all, how wide and easy a road would thus be opened up towards conjugal infidelity and the general lowering of morality. Not much experience is needed in order to know human weakness, and to understand that men—especially the young, who are so vulnerable on this point—have need of encouragement to be faithful to the moral law, so that they must not be offered some easy means of eluding its observance. It is also to be feared that the man, growing used to the employment of anti-conceptive practices, may finally lose respect for the woman and, no longer caring for her physical and psychological equilibrium, may come to the point of considering her as a mere instrument of selfish enjoyment, and no longer as his respected and beloved companion. Privacy, Abortion & Family Planning
A dimple on the chin, the devil within.
All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today. Life ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest.
Are there memories left that are safe from the clutches of phony anniversaries?
Every mother is like Moses. She does not enter the promised land. She prepares a world she will not see.
Failing to be there when a man wants her is a woman's greatest sin, except to be there when he doesn't want her.
I met a hundred men going to Delhi and everyone is my brother.
If you want peace work for justice. War & Peace ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
In youth the days are short and the years are long. In old age the years are short and day's long.
Liturgy is like a strong tree whose beauty is derived from the continuous renewal of its leaves, but whose strength comes from the old trunk, with solid roots in the ground.
Never reach out your hand unless you're willing to extend an arm.
No more war! Never again war! If you wish to be brothers, drop your weapons. War & Peace
Nothing makes one feel so strong as a call for help. Inspiration
Of all human activities, man's listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will. Inspiration ;Religion & God
Physics does not change the nature of the world it studies, and no science of behavior can change the essential nature of man, even though both sciences yield technologies with a vast power to manipulate the subject matters. Nature ;Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
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. Life
Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy. Society ;Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
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. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Religion & God
The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.
The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal. Life ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people.
We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly; let him rejoice. Religion & God
You must strive to multiply bread so that it suffices for the tables of mankind, and not rather favor an artificial control of birth, which would be irrational, in order to diminish the number of guests at the banquet of life. Life

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