St. John Vianney (c. 1845): “Drunkenness is a great sin. The conversion of the habitual drunkard is difficult… Probably because it is so widespread, there is too much tolerance for this evil.”
Pope Pius XII (1943): “… the New Testament took the place of the Old Law which had been abolished… Jesus made void the Law with its decrees… To such an extent, then… was there effected a transfer from the Law to the Gospel, from the Synagogue to the Church… that, as our Lord expired, the mystical veil which shut off the innermost part of the temple and its sacred secret was rent violently from top to bottom. On the Cross then the Old Law died…” (Mystici Corporis #’s 29-30)
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