|HIS HOLINESS POPE PIUS XI|
(PONT. 6.2.1922 to 10.2.1939)
These two commands of Christ, which must be fulfilled, the one, namely, to teach, and the other to believe, cannot even be understood, unless the Church proposes a complete and easily understood teaching, and is immune when it thus teaches from all danger of erring. In this matter, those also turn aside from the right path, who think that the deposit of truth such laborious trouble, and with such lengthy study and discussion, that a man's life would hardly suffice to find and take possession of it; as if the most merciful God had spoken through the prophets and His Only-begotten Son merely in order that a few, and those stricken in years, should learn what He had revealed through them, and not that He might inculcate a doctrine of faith and morals, by which man should be guided through the whole course of his moral life."
Such is the power and clarity of Pope Pius XI 's teaching that it requires no commentary, it is the God given Truth and any honest man can hear and understand THAT.
|WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES GATHERING|