Ps. 120:6He who thinks evil of Christ is burnt by the sun during the day, and he who thinks evil of the Church by the moon during the night.
Augustinus, Enarratio in Psalmo 120.12 (CCSL 40: 1797-1798)Whence it is written in the Law: He who curses his father or mother shall be put to death.
Exod. 21:17; Lev. 20:9What, then, more evil can be thought about Mother Church than if we say Rome errs, Jerusalem errs, Alexandria errs, Antioch errs, the whole world errs; the Irish and British alone know what is right. Again Jerome: Moses dying, [he says,] is mourned; Jesus [is buried] on the Mount
Hieronymus, Adversus Iovianum 1:22 (PL 23: 251)without tears. I would mourn for those who die in the Law, crucifying the Lord under the fourteenth moon, but I would receive those rising again with Christ in the Gospel. Again holy Augustine comes to me, where he disputes against all heresies under the heading of anathema, saying that Teserescedecadite [(that is 'of the fourteenth')] is the heresy of those who hold [Easter] on the fourteenth moon with the Jews.
Augustinus, De haeresibus 29 (CCSL 46: 304)Also, commenting on the Gospel, he says about them: Jesus chose one man from among the invalids at the pool to heal, because whoever is outside of the unity, although he comes, he cannot be healed.
Augustinus, In Iohannem 17:3 (CCSL 36: 171)And this
p.83horrifies me, unless the trustworthy reasoning of your counsel should lead me to a more valid and more certain opinion.