“Law is not an impediment but a pastoral help; it does not kill, but gives life. Its principal function is not to restrain or oppose, but to stimulate, promote, protect and safeguard the space of true liberty, as indeed already the wise man of old taught: ‘we are all servants of the law that we might be free persons.'”

— Pope Paul VI, Allocution to the judges of the Roman Rota, 17 February 1977.