The Second Coming of Christ

On The Second Coming of Christ, by St. Cyril Of Jerusalem

“On the Clause, And Shall Come in Glory to Judge the Quick and the Dead; Of Whose Kingdom There Shall Be No End” by St. Cyril Of Jerusalem. Source: “A Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church” Vol 7, Lecture 15. Daniel 7: 9-14 “I beheld till thrones were placed, and one that was ancient of days did sit, and then, I saw in a vision of the night, and behold one like unto the Son of Man came with the clouds of heaven” We preach not one advent only of Christ, but a second also,[…]

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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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Dies Irae

Dies Irae (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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Tridentine Creed in Catholic Tradition: Profession of Faith

Tridentine Creed in Catholic Tradition: Profession of Faith

The “Professio fidei Tridentina”, also known as the “Creed of Pope Pius IV”, is one of the four authoritative Creeds of the Catholic Church. It was issued on November 13, 1565 by Pope Pius IV in his bull “Iniunctum nobis” under the auspices of the Council of Trent (1545 – 1563). It was subsequently modified slightly after the First Vatican Council (1869 – 1870) to bring it inline with the dogmatic definitions of the Council. The major intent of the Creed is to clearly define the Catholic faith against Protestantism. At one time it was used by Theologians as an oath[…]

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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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Quanta Cura Condemning Current Errors

Quanta Cura: Condemning Current Errors (Including Religious Liberty) by Pope Pius IX – 1864

Quanta Cura condemns what Pope Pius IX identified as the fundamental errors plaguing the modern age, particularly the shifting allegiance to secular rather than ecclesial authority. Written to all bishops so they would see “…all the errors and pernicious doctrines which Pius IX has reprobated and condemned.” It denounces the separation of church and state, repudiates freedom of religious worship, and decries freedom of expression and the press as false and pernicious ideas. Pius IX warns that the spread of erroneous doctrines not only injures the faith of individual believers, but also leads to social disorder. The encyclical declares 1865 a year[…]

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St Philomena Picture

Prayers to Saint Philomena. Liturgical feast day in honor of Saint Philomena – August 11th

To thee, O Great St. Philomena, we turn in our afflictions, for thou art truly worthy of the title, “Powerful with God”, who stimulates the faith and courage of the faithful, Pray for us! St. Philomena, whose name is glorified in Heaven and feared in Hell, Pray for us! St. Philomena, honoured, invoked, and recommended by Popes Gregory XVI, Ven. Pius IX, Leo XIII, and St. Pius X, Pray for us! St. Philomena, so powerful with God that thou hast excited the fury of Satan, not only at the time of thy glorious martyrdom, but even today, so that Satan’s[…]

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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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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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On Promotion Of False Doctrines

Syllabus Errorum By Pope Pius IX

The Syllabus of Errors (Latin: Syllabus Errorum) is a document issued by the Holy See under Pope Pius IX on December 8, 1864, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, on the same day as the Pope’s encyclical Quanta Cura. The Syllabus (or summary list) of Pope Pius IX is made up of phrases and paraphrases from earlier papal documents, along with index references to them, and presented as a list of “condemned propositions.” It condemns a total of 80 errors or heresies, and comes as an attack on liberalism, modernism, moral relativism, secularization, and the political emancipation of Europe from[…]

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Indulgence

Baltimore Catechism On Indulgences

The enemies of the Church have made use of the abuse of Indulgences to deny the doctrine of Indulgences, and to break down the teaching and limit the power of the Church. Not to be deceived in matters of faith, we must always distinguish very carefully between the abuses to which a devotion may lead and the truths upon which the devotion rests. Q. 839. What is an Indulgence? A. An Indulgence is the remission in whole or in part of the temporal punishment due to sin. Q. 840. What does the word “indulgence” mean? A. The word indulgence means[…]

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St Jude Thaddaeus, Judas Thaddaeus

The Epistle of St. Jude: Warning Against False Teachers

ST. JUDE is known mainly as the author of the New Testament Epistle of Jude. This letter was probably written before the fall of Jerusalem, between the years of 62 and 67 A.D. In his letter Jude denounces the heresies of that early time and warns the Christians against the seduction of false teaching. Jude urges his readers to defend the deposit of Christ’s doctrine that had been closed by the time he wrote his epistle, and to remember the words of the apostles spoken somewhat before. He speaks of the judgment to come upon the heretics who are living[…]

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