A Shepherd or a Hireling?

A Shepherd or a Hireling?

Are you an under shepherd or a hireling? The following is a short excerpt from a homily by St. Gregory the Great from the Sunday Sermons of the Great Fathers, Volume 2 : “Whether a man is indeed a shepherd, or but a hireling, can only be known when a time of trial comes. For in times of peace, just as the true shepherd is wont to stay by his flocks, so likewise does the hireling. But should a wolf appear each will reveal with what mind he had been taking care of the flock. For a wolf descends upon[…]

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To Catholics Who Have Been Deprived of a Priest

To Catholics Who Have Been Deprived of a Priest

Editor’s Preface: During the French Revolution very many Bishops and priests were martyred for their faith as were many outstanding laymen also martyred. Church property was seized by the Masonic government. The revolutionary governing bodies were particularly determined to destroy every vestige of the Roman Catholic Church because France was hailed by Rome as the Church’s “eldest daughter” and the monarch had dedicated “our person, our state, our crown and our subjects” to the Blessed Virgin. That left the people without their priests and without a place to go to Mass and receive the sacraments. It was during that period[…]

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Statue of St Louis de Montfort. Basilica of St. Peter

Saint Louis de Montfort on Blessed Virgin Mary’s Role in the Latter Times

Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort (31 January 1673 – 28 April 1716) was a French Roman Catholic priest and Confessor. He was known in his time as a preacher and was made a missionary apostolic by Pope Clement XI. In his Treatise on True Devotion to Mary, Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort included a chapter on Mary’s role in the Latter Times which stressed the necessity of appealing to Her intercession in order to combat the forces of Satan. He wrote the work in 1712, four years before his death at 43. This book remained hidden away until 1842 when[…]

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Catholic Charismatic Renewal

The “Catholic” Pentecostal and Charismatic Movement and Renewal

THE CATHOLIC PENTECOSTAL MOVEMENT The following letter and response come from the New Covenant, a monthly magazine which caters to those active in the Catholic and Protestant Pentecostal or Charismatic movements. “Q: Someone recently attended our prayer meeting and spoke out as a prophecy a word glorifying Satan. He could not be quieted and most of the people attending the meeting were quite upset. What can we do when this type of situation arises?” “A: It seems that some kind of evil spirit was attempting to disrupt the prayer meeting. Many prayer groups have had similar occurrences. The group’s leaders should[…]

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A hagiographic presentation of Pius IX from 1873

Inter Multiplices: Pleading for Unity of Spirit by Pope BI. Pius IX – 1853

To Our Beloved Sons Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, and Venerable Brothers Archbishops and Bishops of France. Beloved Sons of Ours and Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic Benediction. Among the many anxieties arising from Our concern for all the churches given to Us, though unworthy, by the hidden deliberation of divine Providence, far too many are the people about whom the Apostle foretold, “There will come a time when they will not endure sound doctrine; having itching ears, they will heap up to themselves teachers to suit their own likings. But the wicked and impostors will go from bad[…]

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Sapientiae Christianae: The Chief Duties of Christians as Citizens

Sapientiae Christianae: The Chief Duties of Christians as Citizens

In the present crisis of faith, which has broken out within the Catholic Church, on account of the perfidy of those to whom the preaching of the Gospel has been entrusted,  Catholics, who seek true spiritual guidance, can look to the exhortation of Pope Leo XIII, in his Encyclical Letter, Sapientiae Christianae, of January 10, 1890. In Sapientiae Christianae, Pope Leo XIII defines the duties of Christians in civil society and emphasizes that Christian need to obey God, even if that brings them into conflict with civil authority. If civil law clearly contradicts divine law, “then, truly, to resist becomes a[…]

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Program of Christ Against The Plans of Satan

The Program of Christ Against the Plans of Satan (By Father Denis Fahey, C.S. Sp.)

The following article comes from the writings of Father Denis Fahey, C.S. Sp., a brilliant Irish professor of Theology. Much of the material in this article is actually a compilation of portions of the encyclical letters of several Popes. This outline is but a sample of Father Fahey’s great works on the reign of Jesus Christ over all levels of society while Satan’s aim is to continue to mock crowning of Christ the King. And it is we who allow it by our apathy, our sins, our lack of sacrifice and prayer. The Role of the Catholic Church Our Lord’s[…]

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Holy Eucharist

Sacrifice of the Mass and the Real Presence of Jesus in the Consecrated Host

The results of Communion in the hand and the Novus Ordo have caused a major crisis in the Catholic Church. The New York Times reported that when Catholics were asked, in a Times-CBS news poll, what best describes their belief about what happens to the bread and wine at Mass, most chose the answer that the bread and wine are “symbolic reminders of Christ” over the answer that they are “changed into the Body and Blood of Christ”. The official Church teaching, which we must believe in order to be saved, is this: “The Eucharistic presence of Christ begins at[…]

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Is the Charismatic Movement Truly Catholic?

Is the Charismatic Movement Truly Catholic?

Regarding its origins: Charismatism takes its origins from Protestant Pentecostalism in the United States and it has spread throughout the Catholic Church by the “Baptism in the Spirit”. Regarding its “Baptism in the Spirit”: This spiritual baptism is an innovation which the Charismatic renewal attempts to justify by claiming that with the sacraments the Catholic Church has not fulfilled all the abundance of the Gospels: “The over flowing and abundance of the New Testament should not be hastily assimilated to subsequent sacramental forms” (Fr Laurentin, Charismatic apologist, in his book Pentecôtisme chez les Catholiques, Beauchesne, 1975). Now, the Catholic Church[…]

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Pope Benedict XIV

“EX QUO” – Encyclical of Pope Benedict XIV promulgated on 1 March 1756

A Violation of Church Law Decrees of the Holy See repeatedly forbade naming heretical or schismatic clergy in liturgical prayers. Encyclical of Pope Benedict XIV promulgated on 1 March 1756. To the Archbishops, Bishops and Other Clerics, Secular and Regular, of the Greek Rite Who Enjoy Favor and Communion with the Apostolic See.  Translated from the Italian version of “ENCICLICA EX QUO PRIMUM DEL SOMMO PONTEFICE BENEDETTO XIV”  https://w2.vatican.va/content/benedictus-xiv/it/documents/enciclica–i-ex-quo-primum–i—1-marzo-1756–il-pontefice-invit.html Venerable Brothers and Beloved Sons, We Give You Greeting and Our Apostolic Blessing. Ever since We first became Pope, We have proven Our fatherly love in embracing in Christ Our beloved[…]

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Jesus Christ the King

The Kingship of Jesus Christ and On the Separation of Church and State

“And the seventh angel sounded the trumpet: and there were great voices in heaven, saying: The kingdom of this world is become our Lord’s and his Christ’s, and he shall reign for ever and ever. Amen.” [Revelation 11:15] Pope Pius XI on The Kingship of Jesus Christ “Do we not read throughout the Scriptures that Christ is the King? He it is that shall come out of Jacob to rule, who has been set by the Father as king over Sion, his holy mount, and shall have the Gentiles for his inheritance, and the utmost parts of the earth for[…]

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On Communion in the Hand and Similar Frauds by Michael Davies

“On Communion in the Hand and Similar Frauds” by Michael Davies

I wish to acknowledge my debt to Mr. Byron Harries for allowing me to make use of his researches into the Fathers on the question of Communion in the hand; for his kindness in travelling from Wales to Oxford to verify the quotations from the original sources, and for making the translations from the Greek. I am also indebted to Fr. W. Lawson, S.J., for translating the passage from Bucer’s Censura. M.D. An Artificial Consensus and Mind Manipulators An Artificial Consensus A most depressing aspect of contemporary life is the manner in which those who control the media are able[…]

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