Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Treatise on True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

TREATISE ON TRUE DEVOTION TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY – INTRODUCTION OF SAINT LOUIS MARIE DE MONTFORT 1. It was through the Blessed Virgin Mary that Jesus came into the world, and it is also through her that he must reign in the world. 2. Because Mary remained hidden during her life she is called by the Holy Spirit and the Church “Alma Mater”, Mother hidden and unknown. So great was her humility that she desired nothing more upon earth than to remain unknown to herself and to others, and to be known only to God. 3. In answer to her[…]

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Satis cognitum. Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII On the Unity of the Church

Satis Cognitum: On the Unity of the Church By Pope Leo XIII – 1896

Satis CognitumOn the Unity of the ChurchPope Leo XIII – 1896To Our Venerable Brethren, the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Ordinaries in Peace and Communion with the Apostolic See. Venerable Brethren, Health, and Benediction. It is sufficiently well known unto you that no small share of Our thoughts and of Our care is devoted to Our endeavour to bring back to the fold, placed under the guardianship of Jesus Christ, the Chief Pastor of souls, sheep that have strayed. Bent upon this, We have thought it most conducive to this salutary end and purpose to describe the exemplar and,[…]

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Coat of arms of the Italian Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò

LAPIDES  CLAMABUNT by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò

“Dico vobis quia si hii tacuerint, lapides clamabunt.” “I say to you that if these are silent, the stones will cry out.” – Lk 19:40 Traditionis custodes: this is the incipit [“beginning” or “first words”] of the document with which Francis imperiously cancels the previous Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum of Benedict XVI. The almost mocking tone of the bombastic quotation from Lumen Gentium will not have escaped notice: just when Bergoglio recognizes the Bishops as guardians of the Tradition, he asks them to obstruct its highest and most sacred expression of prayer. Anyone who tries to find within the folds of the text some escamotage [“sleight of[…]

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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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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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EX QUO - Encyclical of Pope Benedict XIVPope Benedict XIV

“EX QUO” – Encyclical of Pope Benedict XIV promulgated on 1 March 1756

A Violation of Church Law Decrees of the Holy See repeatedly forbade naming heretical or schismatic clergy in liturgical prayers. Encyclical of Pope Benedict XIV promulgated on 1 March 1756. To the Archbishops, Bishops and Other Clerics, Secular and Regular, of the Greek Rite Who Enjoy Favor and Communion with the Apostolic See.  Translated from the Italian version of “ENCICLICA EX QUO PRIMUM DEL SOMMO PONTEFICE BENEDETTO XIV”–i-ex-quo-primum–i—1-marzo-1756–il-pontefice-invit.html Venerable Brothers and Beloved Sons, We Give You Greeting and Our Apostolic Blessing. Ever since We first became Pope, We have proven Our fatherly love in embracing in Christ Our beloved[…]

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Papal Coronation Oath

Traditional Papal Coronation Oath & Abandonment of the Tiara

According to traditional catholic resources, the “Papal Coronation Oath”, attributed to His Holiness Pope St. Agatho,  was taken by the popes of the Catholic Church, starting with Pope Saint Agatho, who was elected on 27 June, 678.  Over 180 popes, down to and including Pope Paul VI, swore this oath during their papal coronations.  Pope John Paul I, Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis who had no coronation ceremonies, clearly did not take the oath. As editor has noted: This sacred oath was first taken, as recorded in Church annals  [Liber Diurnus Romanorum Pontificum, Migne’s[…]

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Pope Pius IX on The Papal Monarchy

PIUS IX, SUPREME PONTIFF: To Our dear son Prosper Guéranger, of the Benedictine Congregation of France, Abbot of Solesmes

Brief from Pope Pius IX on The Papal Monarchy. Dear son, greetings and Our apostolic blessing. It is truly regrettable, dear son, that there are among Catholics certain men who, while glorying in this name, are thoroughly imbued with corrupted principles, and adhere to them so resolutely that they no longer know how to subject their intellect simply to a contrary judgment of this Holy See, even when that judgment is corroborated by the general consensus and recommendations of the Bishops. Instead, thinking that the progress and happiness of human society depends entirely upon those principles, they endeavor to incline[…]

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Holy Apostolic Mass

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò on His Return to Holy Apostolic Mass

You who permit yourselves to prohibit the Holy Apostolic Mass, have you ever celebrated it? You who from the height of your liturgical cathedrae are piqued about the “old Mass,” have you ever meditated on its prayers, its rites, and its ancient and sacred gestures? I have asked myself this many times in the past few years: because I myself, even though I knew this Mass since I was very young; even though I had learned to serve it and respond to the celebrant when I was so little that I was still wearing boys’ knickers, I had almost forgotten[…]

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Why Did the Catholic Church Prevent Vernacular Bible Translations?

“A Christian to whom a Bible has been offered by a Protestant or an agent of the Protestants should reject it with disgust, because it is forbidden by the Church. If it was accepted by inadvertence, it must be burnt as soon as possible or handed in to the Parish Priest” (Catechism of Pius X). “We were overcome with great and bitter sorrow when We learned that a pernicious plan, by no means the first, had been undertaken, whereby the most sacred books of the Bible are being spread everywhere in every vernacular tongue, with new interpretations which are contrary[…]

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The Catholic Church and the Cultural Revolution

The Catholic Church and the Cultural Revolution

The Catholic Church and the Cultural Revolution tells the story of the culture wars between the Catholic Church and the Enlightenment over the last sixty years. The battle in America was fought in three areas: schools and education; obscenity; and the family and sexuality. The book examines: the significance of the law and the courts in these wars; the impact of the Second Vatican Council; the main sources of the attempted subversion of the Church; the battles that the Church fought with the media, notably Hollywood; the existence of a fifth column within the Church itself; the new Americanism that[…]

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