ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS XII ON PROCLAIMING THE QUEENSHIP OF MARY TO THE VENERABLE BRETHREN, THE PATRIARCHS, PRIMATES, ARCHBISHOPS, BISHIOPS, AND OTHER LOCAL ORDINARIES IN PEACE AND COMMUNION WITH THE HOLY SEE Venerable Brethren, Health and Apostolic Blessing. From the earliest ages of the catholic church a Christian people, whether in time of triumph or more especially in time of crisis, has addressed prayers of petition and hymns of praise and veneration to the Queen of Heaven. And never has that hope wavered which they placed in the Mother of the Divine King, Jesus Christ; nor has that faith ever[…]
Category: Catholic Apologetics Information: Rediscovering the True Catholic Faith
True Catholic doctrine is obscured and even lost to many peoples. The purpose of this section is to present the key writings of Roman Catholic Popes, Councils, Saints, and Theologians. Faithful Catholics will find in the works of many Saints a path of return to Christ and His Church, the true Catholic Church, and realize that “All Novelty in faith is a sure mark of heresy” (St. Vincent of Lerins). Why resort to the teachings of Bergoglio, apostates and modern-day heretics, when the holy Pontiffs have already spoken so clearly?
The Devastated Vineyard & Trojan Horse in the City of God
Dietrich Richard Alfred von Hildebrand (12 October 1889 – 26 January 1977) was a German Roman Catholic philosopher and theologian. He was called “the twentieth-century Doctor of the Church” by Pope Pius XII. Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI also greatly admired the work of Hildebrand. The degree of Pope Benedict’s esteem is expressed in one of his statements about Hildebrand: “When the intellectual history of the Catholic Church in the twentieth century is written, the name of Dietrich von Hildebrand will be most prominent among the figures of our time.“ In 1973, Dietrich Von Hildebrand wrote “The[…]
The True Message of Fatima ?
The Russian Orthodox Perception of the Fatima Message In six visions over a period of six months in 1917 three peasant children from a Portuguese village were told by the Mother of God of the destiny of a country called Russia. These shepherd children, who had never been to Lisbon, let alone heard of Russia, came to hear of this at the most important turning-point in the history of that country. Coincidence? Each of these six visions took place on the last day of each month between April and September according to the Orthodox Church calendar (that is, on the[…]
A Shepherd or a Hireling?
Find out if you are under a shepherd or a hireling. Here 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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Warnings from Our Lady
Our Lady, Mother of God, our Mother and Mother of the Church in recent centuries, has given us warnings on the tremendous crisis that the Church would suffer from the mid-Twentieth Century and beyond. She uses words that are precise and unambiguous, though tragic and terrible in its contents. In her appearance at La Salette, Our Lady was displeased with the conduct of the Ministers of God for their “evil life” for their “love of money, honors and pleasures”, but most especially for their “irreverence and impiety in celebrating the Holy Mysteries”. She already knows the reality of the betrayal[…]
When the Son of Man comes, will He find Faith on Earth?
In this treacherous and Godless world we live in, we may well wonder how it is possible to maintain a prayer life and to seek to live in unity with Christ, while corruption and immorality run rampant in all corners. We see pictures and hear stories of long ago when priests were recognizable in their cassocks, nuns in full habit were aiding souls in hospitals and schools, confession lines were long and satisfied by the presence of good, holy priests thirsting to bring countless souls to God. It’s going to be the toughest time in the history of the world[…]
Execrabilis (On Appealing to a Future Council) Papal Bull of Pope Pius II
The one weapon that strikes more terror into the enemies of the Church is the Bulla of Pope Pius II, Execrabilis, on 18 January 1460 condemning conciliarism. The bull received its name from the opening word of its Latin text, which labeled as “execrable” all efforts to appeal an authoritative ruling of a Pope to a council. This bull denounces those who presume to appeal from the pope to a future council, in spite of the fact that the pope is the vicar of Jesus Christ and condemn[s] all such appeals and prohibit[s] them as erroneous and detestable. Penalties for[…]
Apparitions and Messages of Our Lady of Akita (1973 – 1981)
In 1984, just before retiring at a venerable age, the diocesan Bishop of Niigata, Bishop John Shojiro Ito, in consultation with the Holy See, wrote a pastoral letter in which he recognized as being authentically of the Mother of God, the extraordinary series of events that had taken place from 1973 to 1981 in a little lay convent within his diocese, at Akita, Japan. Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), in June 1988, approved the Akita events as “reliable and worthy of belief”. In fact the Philippine ambassador to the Vatican, in 1998 spoke to Cardinal Ratzinger about Akita and the[…]
Marks of False Devotion to Virgin Mary
From “The True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin“by Saint Louis-Marie De Montfort. Now that we have established these five basic truths, it is all the more necessary to make the right choice of the true devotion to our Blessed Lady, for now more than ever there are false devotions to her which can easily be mistaken for true ones. The devil, like a counterfeiter and crafty, experienced deceiver, has already misled and ruined many Christians by means of fraudulent devotions to our Lady. Day by day he uses his diabolical experience to lead many more to their doom, fooling them, lulling[…]
“Key Principles of the Anti-Liturgical Heresy” by Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., Abbot of Solesmes
Dom Prosper-Louis-Pascal Gueranger, founder of the Benedictine Congregation of France and first abbot of Solesmes after the French revolution, wrote in 1840 his Liturgical Institutions in order to restore among the clergy the knowledge and the love for the Roman Liturgy. Here we present to our readers a fragment of the Liturgical Institutions, where Dom Gueranger summarizes what he calls the anti-liturgical heresy, a summary of the doctrine and liturgical practice of the Protestant sect, from the XIVth to the XVIIIth century. As it can easily be seen, many of these principles have a striking similitude with the post-Conciliar liturgical reform[…]