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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The People at the Cross, and the People of Today

The People at the Cross, and the People of Today

At Golgotha, in sight of the temple and city of Jerusalem, in the presence of two or three millions of Jews, who had come to the city from all lands, Jesus, the Son of God, hung upon the cross, an expiatory sacrifice for mankind burdened with all manner of sin. Near cross of her dying Son stood Mary, His mother, filled with grief; by her side John, the beloved disciple, and kneeling at the foot of the cross almost insensible from sorrow and anguish, convulsively winding her arms around the wood of the cross, was Mary Magdalen, the penitent. On[…]

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Pope Pius V On The Power of The Holy Rosary

Consueverunt Romani Pontifices: On The Power of The Holy Rosary

Consueverunt Romani Pontifices is a papal bull by Pope Pius V issued on September 17th, 1569 on the power of the Holy rosary, even before the great Catholic victory at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. The darkness of heresy began to be dispelled, and the light of the Catholic Faith to be revealed. The Roman Pontiffs and the other Holy Fathers, our predecessors, when they were pressed in upon by temporal or spiritual wars, or troubled by other trials, in order that they might more easily escape from these, and having achieved tranquillity, might quietly and fervently be free to[…]

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Council of Vigilance and Restoration of Sacred Music by Pope St. Pius X

The “Council of Vigilance” be instituted without delay …

We decree, therefore, that in every diocese a council of this kind, which We are pleased to name “the Council of Vigilance,” be instituted without delay … They shall watch most carefully for every trace and sign of Modernism both in publications and in teaching, and, to preserve from it the clergy and the young, they shall take all prudent, prompt and efficacious measures. Let them combat novelties of words remembering the admonitions of Leo XIII. (Instruct. S.C. NN. EE. EE., 27 Jan., 1902): It is impossible to approve in Catholic publications of a style inspired by unsound novelty which[…]

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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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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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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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Novus Ordo in Quotes by Various Catholic Authorities

Novus Ordo in Quotes by Various Catholic Authorities

The liturgical heritage of the Roman Rite may well be the most precious treasure of our entire Western civilization, something to be cherished and preserved for future generations. The Liturgy Constitution of the Second Vatican Council stated that: “In faithful obedience to tradition, the sacred Council declares that Holy Mother Church holds all lawfully recognise rites to be of equal right and dignity, that she wishes to preserve them in future and foster them in every way.” If that were true, …indeed. List of quotes by various Catholic authorities during the Second Vatican Council “We must strip from our Catholic[…]

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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. “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” — Daniel 7: 9-14. [1811] Ps. lxxii. 6. See xii. 9; and § 10, below.[…]

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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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Our Lady of Fatima and the Errors of Russia

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[…]

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Counterfeit church

On Communion with Counterfeit Church: Faithful have the right to know …

“They have indeed a strict right to know that the priests who serve them are not in communion with a counterfeit church.” Archbishop Lefebvre, “Open Letter to Cardinal Gantin”. Comment: Priests have a great role to play in the defense of the Faith. But you also have a role to play, dear Faithful, in the defense of the Faith. This role is to require that your priests be not in communion with the destructors of the Faith. It is not by asking your priests to compromise with the destructors of the Faith that you will be faithful to God, but[…]

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