St. Louis De Montfort (1710): “The word ‘Rosary’ means ‘Crown of Roses,’ that is to say that every time people say the Rosary devoutly they place a crown of one hundred and fifty-three white roses and sixteen red roses upon the heads of Jesus and Mary.” (The Secret of the Rosary, p. 26.)
Pope Julius III, Council of Trent (1551): “If anyone says that those words of the Savior: ‘Receive ye the Holy Ghost; whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins ye shall retain, they are retained’ (John 20:22ff.), are not to be understood of the power of remitting and retaining sins in the sacrament of penance, as the Catholic Church has always understood from the beginning… let him be anathema.” (Denz. 913)
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