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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Tridentine Creed in Catholic Tradition: Profession of Faith

Tridentine Creed in Catholic Tradition: Profession of Faith

The “Professio fidei Tridentina”, also known as the “Creed of Pope Pius IV”, is one of the four authoritative Creeds of the Catholic Church. It was issued on November 13, 1565 by Pope Pius IV in his bull “Iniunctum nobis” under the auspices of the Council of Trent (1545 – 1563). It was subsequently modified slightly after the First Vatican Council (1869 – 1870) to bring it inline with the dogmatic definitions of the Council. The major intent of the Creed is to clearly define the Catholic faith against Protestantism. At one time it was used by Theologians as an oath[…]

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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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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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St Philomena Picture

Prayers to Saint Philomena. Liturgical feast day in honor of Saint Philomena – August 11th

To thee, O Great St. Philomena, we turn in our afflictions, for thou art truly worthy of the title, “Powerful with God”, who stimulates the faith and courage of the faithful, Pray for us! St. Philomena, whose name is glorified in Heaven and feared in Hell, Pray for us! St. Philomena, honoured, invoked, and recommended by Popes Gregory XVI, Ven. Pius IX, Leo XIII, and St. Pius X, Pray for us! St. Philomena, so powerful with God that thou hast excited the fury of Satan, not only at the time of thy glorious martyrdom, but even today, so that Satan’s[…]

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Jesus Christ the King

The Kingship of Jesus Christ and On the Separation of Church and State

“And the seventh angel sounded the trumpet: and there were great voices in heaven, saying: The kingdom of this world is become our Lord’s and his Christ’s, and he shall reign for ever and ever. Amen.” [Revelation 11:15] Pope Pius XI on The Kingship of Jesus Christ “Do we not read throughout the Scriptures that Christ is the King? He it is that shall come out of Jacob to rule, who has been set by the Father as king over Sion, his holy mount, and shall have the Gentiles for his inheritance, and the utmost parts of the earth for[…]

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St. Alphonsus Liguori ON HUMAN RESPECT

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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St. Joseph Protect the Church In Times Of Tribulation

Diabolical Disorientation – An Explanation of the Current Crisis

By FR. NICHOLAS GRUNER, S.T.L., S.T.D. [Canada]Taken from the Summer, 2006 Issue, THE FATIMA CRUSADER NOTE: The term “Diabolical Disorientation” comes up in conversation more and more frequently. What is it? What does it mean? What does it have to do with me? Father Gruner answers your questions about this epidemic that has been slowly infecting large segments of the Catholic Church collectively as well as many individual souls of the Faithful. WHEN a person is disoriented, he is in a state of confusion and loses his bearings. He does not understand things clearly. It’s similar to being away and[…]

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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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Rome has spoken

Rome Has Spoken

In the troubled times in which we live there is much-muddled thinking and it is to guide Catholics along the way of truth and justice that Rome speaks from time to time by way of encyclical letters to the clergy and laity. These letters of the Popes lay down in clear and precise terms the ruling of the Church in matters of opinion as well as action, on questions of public importance, not only on moral issues but also on social and economic questions, for the Church has at heart not only the spiritual welfare of Her children but their[…]

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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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Blessed rosary, rosaries and chaplets, crosses and crucifixes

Blessed Crosses, Crucifixes, Rosaries and Medals

Blessed rosary, rosaries and chaplets, crosses and crucifixes are a powerful channel of Grace, and have many indulgences attached to them. The following text comes from “Raccolta: Collection of Prayers and Good Works for Which the Popes Have Granted Holy Indulgences” –  “Raccolta delle orazioni e pie opere per le quali sono sono concedute dai Sommi Pontefici le SS. Indulgenze”. Ancient may have been the custom of the Sovereign Pontiff to bless and distribute to the faithful sacred articles of gold, silver, or other metal (whence originated the Pontifical blessing and distribution of crosses, crucifixes, rosaries, medals, &c.), yet is[…]

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