The Immaculate Conception

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast Day December 8

“The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary”, text  from “The St. Andrew Daily Missal” (1937) Having decided from all eternity to make Mary Mother of the Incarnate Word (Epistle), God willed that she should crush the head of the serpent from the moment of her conception. He covered her “with a Mantle of Holiness” (Introit) and, “preserving her Soul from all stain, He made her a worthy dwelling place for His Son” (Collect). The Feast of the “Conception” of the Virgin was; from the 8th-Century, celebrated in the East on 9 December; from the 9th-Century in Ireland and 3[…]

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The Great Apostasy

The Great Apostasy – Sermons by Fathers of the Society of Jesus (1870)

“Veruntamen Filius hominis veniens , puias , inueniet fidem in terra?– But yet the Son of Man when He cometh, shall He find, think you, faith on earth? “ (Words taken from the 8th verse of the 18th chapter of St. Luke’s Gospel.) THESE words of sad foreboding were uttered by our Blessed Lord when he had been exhorting His disciples never to faint or grow weary in prayer. He told them how the unjust judge had avenged the poor widow’s wrong, simply because, in her importunity, she gave him no peace till he did so. He feared not God,[…]

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The Antichrist by Ven. Fulton Sheen

The Antichrist: Signs of Our Times by Venerable Fulton Sheen

Archbishop Fulton Sheen delivers a prophetic sermon on the Antichrist, the signs of our times, the apocalypse, a coming chastisement, and gives three practical suggestions for Christians of this age. The audio has been cleaned and remastered by The Wild Voice from the original radio program “Light Your Lamps” entitled “Signs of Our Times” broadcast on January 26, 1947. Text edited by Virgó Sacráta. The Antichrist: Signs of Our Times by Venerable Fulton Sheen FULL TRANSCRIPT: God Love You! I want these to be my first words of greeting to you as they will be the concluding words on each broadcast. “God[…]

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The End Times

The Last Times

“The Last Times” is a serious but touching letter from a pastor of souls to his flock, written by Father Jacques Emily, SSPX. His purpose for writing this letter is simply the fatherly concern he has for them during these times of so great danger to their eternal salvation. Drawing on three of Our Lady’s authentic messages (La Salette, Fatima & Quito), Fr. Emily states: “My priestly heart wants to echo once more for your souls the words of Our Heavenly Mother….” As these messages were given us by Our Lady specifically to guide us through the present times, Fr. Emily[…]

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Vatican I Council Dogmatic Canons Decrees

Dogmatic Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent, Vatican Council I, Plus the Decree on the Immaculate Conception and the Syllabus of Errors

Find out what exactly what the Church teaches on Original Sin, Grace, each Sacrament, the Mass, Purgatory, statues, indulgences, etc. These canons are infallible and absolutely unchangeable. The canons and decrees of Vatican Council I define papal infallibility. The Syllabus, written in 1861, is astonishingly contemporary and a revelation to most Catholics. It clearly enunciates 80 modern errors. Dogmatic Canons and Decrees: authorized translations of the dogmatic decrees of the Council of Trent (1545-1563), the Decree on the Immaculate Conception, the Syllabus of Pope Pius IX (1846-1878), and the decrees of the First Vatican Council I (1869-1870) PREFACE English versions[…]

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Patristic Bible Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 2, Douay-Rheims

Patristic Bible Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 2

The Original Douay-Rheims translation of the New Testament was made in 1582. The commentary on 2 Thessalonians 2 that Antichrist “sitteth in the temple of God” of the Original Douay-Rheims Bible is written as following: St. Augustine therefore li. 20 de civit. c. 19 and St. Jerome q. 11 ad Algasiam. do think, that this sitting of Antichrist in the temple, doth signify his sitting in the Church of Christ, rather than in Solomon’s temple. Not as though he should be a chief member of the Church of Christ, or a special part of his body mystical, and be Antichrist[…]

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Heresies and Religious Wars from The Apocalypse of St. John

“Heresies and Religious Wars” from “The Apocalypse of St. John” by Rev. E. Sylvester Berry

NIHIL OBSTATJoseph Molitor, D. D.Censor Deputatus IMPRIMATUR✞ James J. HartleyBishop of ColumbusJune 15, 1921 1. And the fifth angel sounded the trumpet, and I saw a star fall from heaven upon the earth, and there was given to him the key of the bottomless pit. 2. And he opened the bottomless pit: and the smoke of the pit arose, as the smoke of a great furnace: and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke of the pit. 3. And from the smoke of the pit there came out locusts upon the earth. And power was given to[…]

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Six Discourses on Natural Calamities, Divine Threats and the Four Gates of Hell Paperback – 13 Jun 2012 by St. Alphonsus Liguouri

“Six Discourses on Natural Calamities, Divine Threats, and the Four Gates of Hell” by Saint Alphonsus Liguori

Saint Alphonsus Liguori, great Doctor of the Church, has written six of the most powerful discourses on how God uses natural calamities such as Floods, Storms, Droughts, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Earthquakes, Plagues, etc. to warn people to change their ways, rather than as punishments. He discusses how God threatens to chastise us in order to save us from chastisement; how sinners often refuse to believe in God’s Divine Threats until the chastisements come upon them; how God is merciful for a season and then chastises; how external devotions are useless if we do not cleanse our souls from sin; how God[…]

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Urging Prayers of Peace

Syllabus Errorum By Pope Pius IX

“It is never lawful to be glad to see heresy preached and propagated, even among the heathens; for though they announce Christ, yet, at the same time, they also announce many heresies …and these heresies are more pernicious than paganism itself; so that it is far better for the heathens not to receive any truth or doctrine from heretics, than to receive it mixed with so many perverse errors…” (Father Cornelius a Lapide Commentary on the Epistle to the Philippians 1:18) The Syllabus of Errors (Latin: Syllabus Errorum) is a document issued by the Holy See under Pope Pius IX[…]

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QUO PRIMUM – Apostolic Constitution of His Holiness Pope Saint Pius V on the Celebration of Masses

Quo Primum 1570: Nobody needs “permission”… It’s already been given !

“We give and grant in perpetuity that for the singing or reading of Mass in any church whatsoever this Missal may be followed absolutely, without any scruple of conscience or fear of incurring any penalty, judgment or censure, and may be freely and lawfully used. Nor shall bishops, administrators, canons, chaplains and other secular priests, or religious of whatsoever Order or by whatsoever title designated, be obliged to celebrate Mass otherwise than enjoined by Us. Given at Saint Peter’s, Rome, in the year of Our Lord’s Incarnation one thousand five hundred and seventy, on the fourteenth day of July in[…]

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Dies Irae

Dies Iræ, (The Day of Wrath)

The Last Judgment, Final Judgment, Day of Judgment, Judgment Day, or The Day of the Lord in Christian theology, is the final and eternal judgment by God of all nations. It will take place after the resurrection of the dead and the Second Coming of Christ (Revelation 20:12–15). The doctrine, iconographic depiction and musical compositions of the “Last Judgment” are drawn from many passages from the apocalyptic sections of the Bible, but most notably from Jesus’ teaching of the strait gate in the Gospel of Matthew and also found in the Gospel of Luke. Dies Irae (The Day of Wrath)[…]

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World is Drawing towards its End

“The World is Drawing towards its End” by Dom Prosper Guéranger

The world is drawing towards its end; like the Ruler’s son, it begins to die. Tormented by the fever of the passions, which have been excited in Capharnaum, the city of business and pleasure — it is too weak to go itself to the Physician who could cure it. It is for its father, for the pastors, who, by baptism, gave it the life of grace, and govern the christian people as rulers of the holy Church — it is for them to go to Jesus and beseech him to restore the sick man to health. St. John begins this[…]

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