"I accept entirely all that has been decided and declared at the Council of Trent."
-- Pope John XXIII (Vatican II, 1962)
"... Having created man 'male and female,' the Lord also wants to place the New Eve beside the New Adam in the Redemption. ... Mary, the New Eve, thus becomes a perfect icon of the Church ... We can therefore turn to the Blessed Virgin, trustfully imploring her aid in the awareness of the singular role entrusted to her by God, the role of co-operator in the Redemption ..."
-- Pope John Paul II, April 1997 (from Newsweek, 8/25/97, p. 51)