St. Irenaeus of Lyons

St. Irenaeus of Lyons Against the Heresies

St. Irenaeus of Lyons lived from about 130 to 200 AD. He was a disciple of St. Polycarp, who was himself a disciple of St. John the Apostle. St. Irenaeus’ main work Against Heresies gives insight into the world of the early Church. Feast day June 28. Now you can listen to St. Ireneaus’ Against Heresies in a newly released audio version of this work from LibriVox. This is an actual reading of the text, not some computer audio voice. The entire text can be listened to or downloaded for listening later at no charge and the recordings have been[…]

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Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre

The Archbishop Speaks: The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Archbishop Marcel LefebvreAn Address Given by His Grace: Ottawa, Canada. November 1975 Ladies and Gentlemen, I have come among you to primarily speak of the most pressing problem of our time, which is the preservation of our Catholic Faith. I am not referring simply to certain liturgical modifications, nor to certain aspects of renewal, which result from the Second Vatican Council. These details, of course, do have their importance. I am here rather to offer encouragement in the struggle to preserve the essentials of our Faith, for our Faith is vital, and before going on, I would like to bring[…]

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Catholic Charismatic Renewal

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[…]

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Sapientiae Christianae: The Chief Duties of Christians as Citizens

Sapientiae Christianae: The Chief Duties of Christians as Citizens

In the present crisis of faith, which has broken out within the Catholic Church, on account of the perfidy of those to whom the preaching of the Gospel has been entrusted,  Catholics, who seek true spiritual guidance, can look to the exhortation of Pope Leo XIII, in his Encyclical Letter, Sapientiae Christianae, of January 10, 1890. In Sapientiae Christianae, Pope Leo XIII defines the duties of Christians in civil society and emphasizes that Christian need to obey God, even if that brings them into conflict with civil authority. If civil law clearly contradicts divine law, “then, truly, to resist becomes a[…]

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Roman Rite Mass

“The Destruction of Traditional Roman Rite”, By Michael Davies

Michael Davies is most known for his work on the liturgical revolution. He summarizes how the movement for liturgical reform transmuted into the monster that it became, and then used Vatican II, the organs established to effect the reforms of Vatican II, and the “spirit of the Council” to create the new liturgy. During the first session of the Second Vatican Council, in the debate on the Liturgy Constitution, Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani asked: “Are these Fathers planning a revolution?” The Cardinal was old and partly blind. He spoke from the heart without a text about a subject which moved him[…]

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True and False Obedience

True and False Obedience: An Open Letter To Confused Catholics

From “An Open Letter To Confused Catholics” by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, – A popular study of the crisis in the Church written for all to understand. Indiscipline is everywhere in the Church. Committees of priests send demands to their bishops, bishops disregard pontifical exhortations, even the recommendations and decisions of the Council are not respected and yet one never hears uttered the word “disobedience,” except as applied to Catholics who wish to remain faithful to Tradition and just simply keep the Faith. Obedience is a serious matter; to remain united to the Church’s Magisterium and particularly to the Supreme Pontiff is[…]

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Virgin Mary crushing dragon

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[…]

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St Charles Borromeo

The Difference Between True and False Reformers

Editae Saepe is an encyclical letter of Pope Pius X, also called “Borromeo-Encyclical”. It dates from 26 May 1910 and is dedicated to the memory of St. Charles Borromeo (1538-1584) because he considered him as a “model of pastoral zeal”, and the Pope took the opportunity to “denounce modernism” and condemn the Protestant Reformation. Charles Borromeo was archbishop of Milan from 1564 to 1584 and a cardinal. He was a leading figure of the Counter-Reformation combat against the Protestant Reformation, together with St. Ignatius of Loyola and  St. Philip Neri. In that role, he was responsible for significant reforms in[…]

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Holy Eucharist

Sacrifice of the Mass and the Real Presence of Jesus in the Consecrated Host

The results of Communion in the hand and the Novus Ordo have caused a major crisis in the Catholic Church. The New York Times reported that when Catholics were asked, in a Times-CBS news poll, what best describes their belief about what happens to the bread and wine at Mass, most chose the answer that the bread and wine are “symbolic reminders of Christ” over the answer that they are “changed into the Body and Blood of Christ”. The official Church teaching, which we must believe in order to be saved, is this: “The Eucharistic presence of Christ begins at[…]

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The Horror of a Priest in Mortal Sin Giving a Sacrilegious Mass

The Horror of a Priest in Mortal Sin Giving a Sacrilegious Mass

Many Catholic Saints and theologians have written about the horror of those in Mortal Sin receiving the body and blood of Our Lord. The Catechism of Pope St. Pius X says: “He who goes to Communion in mortal sin receives Jesus Christ but not His grace; moreover, he commits a sacrilege and renders himself deserving of sentence of damnation.” Furthermore, the Council of Trent (an infallible Council) says: “For no crime is there heavier punishment to be feared from God than for the unholy or irreligious use of the Eucharist.” (Trent, De Euch v.i.) BUT WHAT ABOUT THE HORROR OF[…]

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Prayer to Take Authority, Healing, Protection and Deliverance

The Spiritual Combat by Dom Lorenzo Scupoli

The following text comes from the first Chapter of the book entitled: “The Spiritual Combat” by Dom Lorenzo Scupoli. Lorenzo Scupoli (c.1530-1610) was born in Otranto, Italy. He was admitted to the religious order of the Theatine Regular Clerks of St. Cajetan in 1571, and by his desire was called Lorenzo of Otranto. He later went to Milan, under the provost St. Andrew Avellino. After many years of active duties he retired into strict seclusion and wrote The Spiritual Combat.  It is said that he met St. Francis de Sales in Padua between 1589 and 1591 and gave him a copy[…]

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A List Of The Dogmas Of The Catholic Church

A Summary of Infallibly Declared Dogmas of the Catholic Faith

Catholic church is one in faith, one in sacrament, one in government. There is unity in faith, for if a Catholic rejects even one single article of her creed, he, by the very fact, ceases to be a Catholic. Besides, she teaches the same doctrine that she taught in the beginning, and she will continue to teach it till the end. If a baptized person deliberately denies or contradicts a dogma, he or she is guilty of sin of heresy and automatically becomes subject to the punishment of excommunication. The following list of Infallibly Declared Dogmas of the Catholic Faith[…]

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