Selected quotes of Pope Benedict XVI offered daily for prayer and reflection….

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The Church respects every discovery of truth, because all truth comes from God, but she knows that the gaze of faith fixed on Christ opens human minds and hearts to the First Truth, which is God.

Bishops of Africa And Europe
Clementine Hall
16 February 2012


We live on Truth. This Truth is a Person: he speaks to us and we speak to him.

Our Lady Star of Evangelization
Rome, Italy
10 December 2006


Let us put away all blindness to the truth, all ignorance, and removing the darkness that obscures our vision like fog before the eyes, let us contemplate the true God.

Synod of Bishops
Vatican City
28 October 2012


The omnipotence of God is not an arbitrary power, because God is Good; he is Truth, and therefore he can do anything, but he cannot act against good, he cannot act against truth, love or freedom, because he himself is good, love, and true freedom; and therefore nothing he does can ever be in contrast with truth, love and freedom.

Homily at Vespers
Cathedral of Aosta
24 July 2009


The human person must indeed work and be involved in domestic and professional occupations, but first and foremost needs God, who is the inner light of Love and Truth.

Angelus Address
Castel Gandolfo
18 July 2010


Truth is not an imposition. Nor is it simply a set of rules. It is a discovery of the One who never fails us; the One whom we can always trust. In seeking truth we come to live by belief because ultimately truth is a person: Jesus Christ.

St. Joseph's Seminary, New York
19 April 2008


Truth and freedom are closely and necessarily related…Honestly seeking and aspiring to truth is the condition of authentic freedom. One cannot live without the other.

Tomb of St. James
Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
6 November, 2010


The Christian truth is attractive and persuasive because it responds to the profound need of human existence, convincingly announcing that Christ is the one Saviour of all of man and of all mankind.

Congress for RecentlyConsecrated Bishops
11 September 2010


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