Religion is one dimension of culture, a transcendent element of it.

The church is challenging such negative cultural elements as superstition, rugged individualism, materialism, hedonism, permissiveness and utilitarianism.

There is no dogma that the organ or harmonium can be used in church, but not the drum.

The Catholic faith never changes. But the language and mode of manifesting this one faith can change according to peoples, times and places.

To say that every individual has the right to religious freedom is not to condone religious indifferentism or irresponsibility, nor is it to promote the installation of a supermarket of religions.

Is not something that we own and that we can give out to whoever we want, to our friends, to those who suffer.

We don't see it as a law of the Church but as a law of God.

It's not a deception, ... What John Paul II said was that these tribunals must work according to truth, and not according to 'Oh, these people are suffering so and let us declare it invalid.'

Bishop and priests are ministers and we have to answer to God (for our decisions). That's the problem.