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The following definition of Stigmatisation given by Fr. Pfulff, S.J., in Kirchenlexicon may be said to represent the mind of the Church and the sentiment of the faithful with regard to the stigmata: The external marks of the wounds of Christ are then only the material element of...
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Fideliter: Since the consecrations there is no more contact with Rome; however, as you told us, Cardinal Oddi phoned you and said: "Things must be sorted out. Ask the Pope for a small pardon and he is ready to welcome you." So, why not try this last step, why does this seem impossible to you...
Rev. Leslie Rumble
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We have all met the good and sincere religious enthusiast who is ready to inform everyone willing to listen that he is "only a sinner saved by grace." He is a believer in "justification by faith alone." Given the opportunity, he would probably go on to say that he believes in "full, free and...
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Silence, Solitude, and the Presence of God [Only the section on Silence is here presented] Cassian says: "The religious prays little who prays only when she is on her knees in the choir or in the cell." To fulfil the obligations of her state, a religious should keep her soul continually...
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Here are the major mistakes that keep evangelical Protestants from honouring the Mother of Christ. Every Catholic should know what they are; every Protestant should learn why they are wrong. If you are a Catholic, and have had any contact or experience with evangelical Protestants, you have...
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What is the cause of the dearth of vocations to the contemplative orders? Is it not largely that this life is not understood and not being understood cannot be appreciated and loved? How can a youthful, enthusiastic soul who feels within her the inspiration to give all to God, who is glowing...
Some time ago Professor L. M. Larson, the distinguished head of the department of history at the University of Illinois, called upon the writer and thus stated the object of his visit. "Father," he said, "I am writing a history of England. I have encountered so many different and conflicting...
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The Appartition Only the witness herself, Melanie, can, along with Maximin, give an account of the apparition. After giving it by word of mouth an incalculable number of times, she decided to write it all down in 1878. It was published at Lecce on the 15th of November 1879 — with the...
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The Week The grouping of days into weeks is a practice we meet very early in human history. The moon, as well as the sun, has been used as a measure of time. Indeed, as the changes in the appearance of the moon are so striking, the moon was employed much earlier than the sun for computing dates...
Preface In spite of the Reformation, the old religion still asserts itself in a number of curious ways. After the Catholic Church in this country had been in unbroken communion with the Roman Church for fifteen hundred years and more, the Protestant Reformation took place and the...
Father Price, who recently died while doing missionary work in China, in his article mentions the fact that some fifty years ago the Jesuit missionaries discovered in Japan the existence of 20,000 Catholics who for two hundred years had preserved the faith without priests or sacraments in spite...
On Kindness in General The weakness of man, and the way in which he is at the mercy of external accidents in the world, has always been a favourite topic with the moralists. They have expatiated upon it with so much amplitude of rhetorical exaggeration, that it has at last produced in our minds...
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I have been asked by a friend of the family to give my critique of a conference given in 2018 by a certain Mr. Mario Derksen at a Fatima Conference, organized by the CMRI in Spokane, Washington. The link to this conference, as well as it's transcription, can be found in the footnotes.1 The...
Introduction One day a pious brother, advanced in years, entered my study and said: "Father, I wish you would write something about holy water. It is such a good, simple medicine for body and soul; and so many people do not know this." To this pious suggestion the present little book is due...
The only-begotten Son of God, Jesus Christ, who will come at the end of time to judge the Living and the dead, and to reward each according to their deeds both the reprobate and the elect; all of whom will rise with their own proper bodies which they now bear, so that they may receive according...
Rev. Robert Nash, S.J
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1. What Doth It Profit? A reason which accounts in large measure for the difference between Our Lord’s point of view and our own is that He sees our souls and we do not see them. In His eyes the human soul is far and away the most precious thing on this earth. It is like a glorious sun sending...
Rev. A. Gits, S.J.
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Don’t take it for granted that you MUST suffer the pains of Purgatory. The ordinary Catholic may legitimately hope to pass straight from earth to Heaven without experiencing them. But on what is this hope founded? Father Gits answers the question in this booklet. Let us suppose for the sake...
Foreword This booklet contains the text of a most revealing and shocking interview of a Jew by the name of Harold Rosenthal, which was conducted in 1976, by a concerned patriot, a Walter White Jr. Mr. Rosenthal, an influential Jew learned in the Jewish ways and involved in the workings of...
“Why are there still separations? Why are there still schisms?” — Pope Pius XII “Oh that this Holy Year could welcome also the great return to the one, true Church, awaited over the centuries of so many who, though believing in Jesus Christ, are for various reasons separated.” “With good...
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The Saint The day of salvation was near at hand; and the world, without knowing it, was preparing itself for the coming of its Saviour. Soldiers and statesmen, intent on empire building, were raising the framework of the Kingdom of God. The empire of Alexander had already passed, leaving to the...
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