In his new book, Jesus of Nazareth, Vol. 3, the Holy Father gives us a great observation about God that flies in the face of modernist thought.
Here is a comment about the virgin birth of the Lord. Is it historical? Is it true?
Naturally we may not ascribe to God anything nonsensical or irrational, or anything that contradicts his creation. But here we are not dealing with the irrational or contradictory, but precisely with the positive—with God’s creative power, embracing the whole of being. In that sense these two moments—the virgin birth and the real resurrection from the tomb—are the cornerstones of faith. If God does not also have power over matter, then he simply is not God. But he does have this power, and through the conception and resurrection of Jesus Christ he has ushered in a new creation. (p. 57)