St. Alphonsus (c. 1760): “Worldly goods can never satisfy the cravings of the human soul... man can never enjoy happiness except in possession of the divinity. The experience of ages proves this truth; for if the goods of this life could content the heart of man, kings and princes, who abound in riches, honors, and carnal pleasures, should spend their days in pure unalloyed bliss and felicity. But history and experience attest that they are the most unhappy and discontented of men…”
Pope Paul III, Council of Trent, Sess. 6: “But although Christ died for all, yet not all receive the benefit of His death, but those only to whom the merit of His Passion is communicated.”
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