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You become a Christian by being baptized. It is perhaps difficult in this incredulous age to believe that God can change our inmost being by a ceremony. Yet such is the Christian faith. It is God who works the change. You have to co-operate, and co-operating with God involves sacrifice: but it...
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One day in Florence a man might have been seen turning hurriedly from the crowded streets into the cloisters of a monastery where he walked up and down restlessly, eagerly drinking in the peace of the silent sanctuary. Presently a monk approached, his countenance lighted by supernatural joy, and...
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"Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight His path. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways plain: and all flesh shall see the salvation of God." — Luke 3:4-6. The Holy Baptist was sent...
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28th September 2021 Dear Fr. Sélégny, Re: “Considerations on Vaccination Against Covid-19” dated 24th September 2021 I write in response to the most recent article SSPX released on the morality of the vaccination and the Covid-19 situation. I’m writing as a deeply concerned medical doctor...
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As I sit here, fingers poised above the typewriter, wondering how to begin this new booklet, my mind goes back to a little conversation that took place here in this very room a few years ago. Just then the war was at its bitterest and most horrible. Submarines, in particular, had made the seas...
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Introductory There are many reasons why we should try to understand and practise devotion to the Seared Heart of Jesus. It is one of the most widespread of the devotions of a Church world-wide, in its extension. There is hardly a Catholic to whom the words "Sacred Heart," are not full of...
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I have always felt that, difficult and fragmentary as are the indications that remain to us in the ruined catacombs which were the burial-places and at times the meeting places of the early Roman Church, those indications ought to throw considerable light, if they could be carefully studied...
One of the charges most commonly made against the Catholic Church in Protestant countries — and that not by ignorant persons only, but often by writers who have some reputation for candour and learning — is that she encourages amongst her adherents an idolatrous use and "worship" of holy images...
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The "days are evil"; both minds and hearts are sorely troubled. Wellnigh two thousand years of Christianity have come and gone, yet Christian nations cannot, or will not, settle their differences without war. Scarcely had the "rumours of war" got abroad before the terrible reality was upon us —...
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"Gather up ... the cockle ... to burn." — Matthew 13:30 Nothing is more amazing, nothing is more incomprehensible, than the wickedness of sinners. They know, it is taught to them, and it has been implanted in them from their earliest youth, why they are created, why they are in this world: that...
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July 7th, 2021 marks the fourteenth anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s Motu Proprio entitled Summorum Pontificum, which resulted in a great deal of growth in the traditional Catholic movement, and remains a thorn in the side of Francis/Bergoglio and his adherents who would be only too glad to...
The dealings of God with mankind throughout history are a divine romance of condescending love and infinite mercy. This truth is splendidly borne out by the doctrine of Perfect Contrition, if we consider it in its proper setting, namely, by recalling to mind what sin is, what makes its malice...
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I would like to explain as simply as I can the main arguments for the truth of the Catholic Church. You may not be a scholar and perhaps you do not understand some of the words usually found in books on religion. I will do my best to help you. Suppose we group everything round three big facts...
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An Embarrassing Request Quite recently an Australian priest received an embarrassing letter from a missionary in India. He had written to the Marianist College, Dayton, U.S.A., the letter stated, requesting information on devotion to Mary, Help of Christians. There the good Marianists had...
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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...
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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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