St. Alphonsus: “Man’s life is short: he cometh forth as a flower, and is destroyed’ (Job 14: 1,2). The Lord commanded Isaias to preach this very truth: ‘Cry,’ He said to him, ‘all flesh is grass… indeed the people is grass. The grass is withered, and the flower is fallen’ (Is. 40:6-7). The life of man is like the life of a blade of grass. Death comes, the grass withers, and behold life ends, and the flower falls of all greatness and all worldly goods.”
Pope Martin V: “This holy synod… declares, defines and decrees that the said John Wyclif was a notorious and obstinate heretic who died in heresy, and it anathematizes him and condemns his memory. It decrees and orders that his body and bones are to be exhumed, if they can be identified among the corpses of the faithful, and to be scattered far from a burial place of the church…” (Council of Constance, Session 8, “Condemnation of Wyclif,” May 4, 1415)
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