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Pope Pius IX Quotes

If a future Pope teaches anything contrary to the Catholic Faith, do not follow him.
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Liberal Catholics are the worst enemies of the Church.

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Socialism, Communism, clandestine societies, Bible societies ... pests of this sort must be destroyed by all means.

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Atheism in legislation, indifference in matters of religion, and the pernicious maxims which go under the name of Liberal Catholicism are the true causes of the destruction of states; they have been the ruin of France. Believe me, the evil I denounce is more terrible than the Revolution, more terrible even than The Commune. I have always condemned Liberal Catholicism, and I will condemn it again forty times over if it be necessary.

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The Roman Pontiff can, and ought to, reconcile himself, and come to terms with progress, liberalism and modern civilization.

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It is error to believe that Every man is free to embrace and profess that religion which, guided by the light of reason, he shall consider true.

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[Dr. Constain James] refuted so well the aberrations of Darwinism ... [A system] which is repugnant at once to history, to the tradition of all people, to exact science, to observed facts, and even to reason itself, would seem to need no refutation. But the corruption of this age, the machinations of the perverse, the danger of the simple, demand that such fancies, altogether absurd though they are, should - since they borrow the mask of science - be refuted by true science.

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The most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instant of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the savior of the human race, was preserved free from all stain of original sin.

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Because God knows, searches and clearly understands the minds, hearts, thoughts, and nature of all, his supreme kindness and clemency do not permit anyone at all who is not guilty of deliberate sin to suffer eternal punishments.

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The chisel is the pen of the sculptor.

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The Roman Pontiffs have always ... held that all those rites should be preserved which deviate neither from accuracy in matters of faith, nor from what is fitting.

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