Papal Condemnations of Freemasonry

Papal Condemnations of Freemasonry

“In 1789, the French Revolution took place and launched a host of religious, political and social errors which the Popes for over 160 years afterwards wrote and legislated against. Yet most of these errors have spread and today have filtered down to the common man…with the result that most people now take for granted many fundamental assumptions that are positively false! But almost from the beginning of these errors, the Popes spoke out as with one voice, inveighing against them. Today, as we see these errors bearing evil fruit, many thoughtful Catholics are returning to those Papal documents which condemned[…]

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Pope Pius XI

On the True Meaning of Religious Unity and Unity of the Church

From Pope Pius XI on the true meaning of Religious UnityMORTALIUM ANIMOS, ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS XI, JANUARY 6, 1928 On the correct understanding of Christian and religious unity, and the growth of the “ecumenical” and “interfaith” movement that was starting in his time, Pope Pius XI warned… “When the question of promoting unity among Christians is under consideration many are easily deceived by the semblance of good. … Yet beneath the coaxing words there is concealed an error so great that it would destroy utterly the foundations of the Catholic Faith.” “They, therefore, who profess themselves Christians cannot, We think, but believe in[…]

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Ottaviani Intervention

“Ottaviani Intervention” – A Brief Critical Study of the Novus Ordo Missae

Cardinals Ottaviani and Bacci presented Pope Paul VI with the Short Critical Study of the New Order of Mass. “The analysis of the Novus Ordo made by these two cardinals has lost nothing of its value, nor, unfortunately, of its timeliness …The results of the reform are deemed by many today to have been devastating. It was the merit of Cardinals Ottaviani and Bacci to discover very quickly that the modification of the rites resulted in a fundamental change of doctrine.” (Cardinal Stickler, November 27, 2004, on the occasion of a reprint of the Ottaviani Intervention.) Background to the study[…]

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Dutch Catechism, Alpha Courses & The Catechism of Perseverance

Dutch Catechism, Alpha Courses & The Catechism of Perseverance

The university of Nijmegen [Holland Netherlands], was where Dominican priest Fr. Edward Schillebeeckx penned his notorious Dutch Catechism, stripping the Church of any essential teachings and identity to accommodate the world. The revolutionaries like Schillebeeckx who were all the rage around the time of Vatican II set the Church on a course that would eradicate nearly all vestiges of Catholic belief here in Holland and, to lesser yet still significant degrees, many other places in the world as well. Here in the land of the Dutch, the Dutch Catechism, which was more Protestant than Catholic, has resulted in such a[…]

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Medjugorje: Condemned by Tradition

Medjugorje: Condemned by Tradition

“But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel to you other than that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema!” (Gal. 1:9) In her autobiography, Saint Teresa writes, “I only regard a revelation as true if it is in no way contrary to Holy Scripture and to the laws of the Church, which we are obliged to follow.” The soul favored with extraordinary graces “feels capable of confounding all the demons in order to uphold the smallest of the truths taught by the Church!” If a revelation “departed ever so little from[…]

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Immaculate Heart of Mary

Feast of The Immaculate Heart of The Blessed Virgin Mary (August 22)

In Fatima, Portugal, (1917) Our Lady appeared to three shepherd children. She said: “Pray the rosary every day to bring peace to the world and end the war.“ She also promised to assist souls at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation, who on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, would go to Confession and receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the rosary and keep her company for a quarter of an hour while meditating on the mysteries of the rosaries with the intention of making reparation to her Immaculate Heart. “Our Lord wishes that[…]

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"Mirari Vos" On Liberalism and Religious Indifferentism by Pope Gregory XVI - 1832

“Mirari Vos” On Liberalism and Religious Indifferentism by Pope Gregory XVI – 1832

In the early 1800s, the Church in France, infected by the Revolution of 1789, turned to its charismatic philosopher and apologist, Abbe Felicite-Robert de Lamennais, promoter of a movement to “catholicize liberalism.” He expounded an alien philosophy based on a new theory of certitude claiming truth does not belong to individual reason, but to the universal consent of mankind. According to him, certainty of truth was not determined by evidence, but by the authority of mankind. The true religion, he concluded, is that which can put forth on its behalf the greatest number of witnesses. His opinions on liberty of[…]

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