Fr. Hesse’s talk on the documents of Vatican II

A Summary of Fr. Hesse’s talk on the documents of Vatican II

Fr. Hesse qualifications:  Fr. Hesse was appointed theologian by the Holy Father, John Paul II.  He has his Doctorate from the Pontifical University in Rome in theology and canon law. Ordained as a priest in St Peter’s Basilica, Rome, in 1981, he served as secretary to Cardinal Stickler between 1986 and 1988. He was associated with the Society of Saint Pius X and its founder, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. Quotations regarding the unchangeability of the Sacraments: Canon 13, 7th Session of the Council of Trent says:  “If anyone says that the received and approved rites of the Catholic Church, wont to be[…]

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Should a Catholic Celebrate Martin Luther? The Truth about Luthernism

The Truth about Luthernism

Pope Francis said that Catholics can learn a great deal from Lutherans, in an interview published on Vatican Radio website, as he prepared for a trip to Sweden to join in commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.   Why would a Catholic celebrate Martin Luther when his entire revolt was based on hatred of the Catholic Faith?  Let us see what exactly we can learn from the Lutherans, and from those who condemned Martin Luther’s teachings. Luther Attacks the Papacy A central focus of Luther’s 1517 revolt was a full scale attack on the papacy established by Christ. Luther did[…]

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Catholic Faith

My Declaration of Faith

To His Holiness POPE JOHN PAUL II Bishop of Rome and Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Patriarch of the West, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman Province, Sovereign of Vatican City. Ascension ThursdayMay 21, 1998 Most Holy Father, On the tenth anniversary of the consecration of the four Catholic bishops by His Grace Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre for the survival of the Catholic Faith, by the grace of God, I declare that I am Roman Catholic. My religion was founded by Jesus Christ when he[…]

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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[…]

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Christian Modesty

Some Directives of the Magisterium on Christian Modesty

Christian Modesty and Modes of Dress We are all born with a fallen nature and, consequently, we must keep our bodies covered in order to avoid the dangers of concupiscence.  This fact, a result of original sin, is deliberately ignored each time that naturalism attempts to insinuate itself into our Christian customs.  Then it is that the purpose of clothing is lost sight of, and instead of being an invitation to virtue, it becomes an incitement to sin.  The Church, like a vigilant Mother, full of tender care for the holiness and eternal salvation of Her children, has often been[…]

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Fear of God

The Fear of the LORD is the Beginning of Wisdom

Do not think that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets. I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill”  Matthew 5:17 Where is the fear of God? Who in his right mind dares to go contrary to the WORD of GOD? God has said in Leviticus 18:22: “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.”  Leviticus 20:13: “If any one lie with a man as with a woman, both have committed an abomination, let them be put to death: their blood be upon them”. And in Romans 1: 18-32[…]

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