Tuesday, December 15, 2015


Pope Benedict XVI
The Pope is not an absolute monarch who thoughts and desires are law. On the contrary: the Pope’s ministry is a guarantee of obedience to Christ and to his Word. He must not proclaim his own ideas, but rather constantly bind himself and the Church to obedience to God’s Word, in the face of every attempt to adapt it or water it down, and every form of opportunism.

--Pope Benedict XVI, Holy Mass of the Possession of the Chair of the Bishop of Rome, May 7, 2005.