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38. The Minister of Holy Orders

1. The bishop alone has the power to confer the sacramentof orders.

2. This power is not taken from a bishop. He retains italways. Even should he lapse into heresy or schism, he does notlose this power. A heretical or schismatical bishop would singravely by exercising the power to confer holy order.

"The essence of perfection is to embrace the will of God in all things, prosperous or adverse. In prosperity, even sinners find it easy to unite themselves to the divine will; but it takes saints to unite themselves to God's will when things go wrong and are painful to self-love. Our conduct in such instances is the measure of our love of God."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"If you wish to learn and appreciate something worth while, then love to be unknown and considered as nothing. Truly to know and despise self is the best and most perfect counsel."
Thomas á Kempis

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"The greatest glory we can give to God is to do his will in everything."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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