Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Priests and religious: you are our example...

"There is nothing that leads others to piety and to the service of God more than the life and example of those who have dedicated themselves to the divine ministry. For since they are observed to be raised from the things of this world to a higher position, others fix their eyes upon them as upon a mirror and derive from them what they are to imitate."

-Council of Trent, 22nd Session, Decree Concerning Reform, Chapter 1 (Decrees Concerning The Life And Conduct Of Clerics Are Renewed), anno 1562.

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