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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Outside the Church There is No Salvation

One Lord, one Faith, one Baptism; One God and Father of all —Ephes. iv- 5, 6

“One Lord, one faith, one baptism; One God and Father of all” —Ephes. iv- 5, 6. These words of the great apostle of the Gentiles show clearly that it is not a matter of indifference what faith or religion we profess. We often hear the expression from so-called enlightened men: “It is all the same to what religion we belong, we can be saved in any if we only believe in ‘God and live uprightly.” But this assertion is impious! Consider, my dear Christian, there is but one God and this one God has sent only one Redeemer, and this[…]

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Dutch Catechism, Alpha Courses & The Catechism of Perseverance

Dutch Catechism, Alpha Courses & The Catechism of Perseverance

The university of Nijmegen [Holland Netherlands], was where Dominican priest Fr. Edward Schillebeeckx penned his notorious Dutch Catechism, stripping the Church of any essential teachings and identity to accommodate the world. The revolutionaries like Schillebeeckx who were all the rage around the time of Vatican II set the Church on a course that would eradicate nearly all vestiges of Catholic belief here in Holland and, to lesser yet still significant degrees, many other places in the world as well. Here in the land of the Dutch, the Dutch Catechism, which was more Protestant than Catholic, has resulted in such a[…]

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"Mirari Vos" On Liberalism and Religious Indifferentism by Pope Gregory XVI - 1832

“Mirari Vos” On Liberalism and Religious Indifferentism by Pope Gregory XVI – 1832

In the early 1800s, the Church in France, infected by the Revolution of 1789, turned to its charismatic philosopher and apologist, Abbe Felicite-Robert de Lamennais, promoter of a movement to “catholicize liberalism.” He expounded an alien philosophy based on a new theory of certitude claiming truth does not belong to individual reason, but to the universal consent of mankind. According to him, certainty of truth was not determined by evidence, but by the authority of mankind. The true religion, he concluded, is that which can put forth on its behalf the greatest number of witnesses. His opinions on liberty of[…]

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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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Sermon On the Advantages of Tribulations by St. Alphonsus Liguori

St. Alphonsus Liguori Sermon ON HUMAN RESPECT

“Whosoever killeth you, will think that he doeth a service to God.” JOHN xvi. 2. In exhorting his disciples to be faithful to him under the persecution which they were to endure, the Saviour said: “Yea, the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you, will think that he doeth a service to God.” Thus, the enemies of the faith believed that in putting Christians to death they did a service to God. It is thus that many Christians of the present day act. They kill their own souls by losing the grace of God through human respect and to please worldly[…]

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Pope Pius XI

On the True Meaning of Religious Unity and Unity of the Church

From Pope Pius XI on the true meaning of Religious UnityMORTALIUM ANIMOS, ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS XI, JANUARY 6, 1928 On the correct understanding of Christian and religious unity, and the growth of the “ecumenical” and “interfaith” movement that was starting in his time, Pope Pius XI warned… “When the question of promoting unity among Christians is under consideration many are easily deceived by the semblance of good. … Yet beneath the coaxing words there is concealed an error so great that it would destroy utterly the foundations of the Catholic Faith.” “They, therefore, who profess themselves Christians cannot, We think, but believe in[…]

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Ottaviani Intervention

“Ottaviani Intervention” – A Brief Critical Study of the Novus Ordo Missae

Cardinals Ottaviani and Bacci presented Pope Paul VI with the Short Critical Study of the New Order of Mass. “The analysis of the Novus Ordo made by these two cardinals has lost nothing of its value, nor, unfortunately, of its timeliness …The results of the reform are deemed by many today to have been devastating. It was the merit of Cardinals Ottaviani and Bacci to discover very quickly that the modification of the rites resulted in a fundamental change of doctrine.” (Cardinal Stickler, November 27, 2004, on the occasion of a reprint of the Ottaviani Intervention.) Background to the study[…]

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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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Papal Condemnations of Freemasonry

Papal Condemnations of Freemasonry

“In 1789, the French Revolution took place and launched a host of religious, political and social errors which the Popes for over 160 years afterwards wrote and legislated against. Yet most of these errors have spread and today have filtered down to the common man…with the result that most people now take for granted many fundamental assumptions that are positively false! But almost from the beginning of these errors, the Popes spoke out as with one voice, inveighing against them. Today, as we see these errors bearing evil fruit, many thoughtful Catholics are returning to those Papal documents which condemned[…]

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Medjugorje: Condemned by Tradition

Medjugorje: Condemned by Tradition

“But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel to you other than that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema!” (Gal. 1:9) In her autobiography, Saint Teresa writes, “I only regard a revelation as true if it is in no way contrary to Holy Scripture and to the laws of the Church, which we are obliged to follow.” The soul favored with extraordinary graces “feels capable of confounding all the demons in order to uphold the smallest of the truths taught by the Church!” If a revelation “departed ever so little from[…]

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Pope Pius X

Lamentabili Sane: Syllabus Condemning the Errors of the Modernists by Pope Saint Pius X

With truly lamentable results, our age, casting aside all restraint in its search for the ultimate causes of things, frequently pursues novelties so ardently that it rejects the legacy of the human race. Thus it falls into very serious errors, which are even more serious when they concern sacred authority, the interpretation of Sacred Scripture, and the principal mysteries of Faith. The fact that many Catholic writers also go beyond the limits determined by the Fathers and the Church herself is extremely regrettable. In the name of higher knowledge and historical research (they say), they are looking for that progress[…]

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