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Let us recall that an association under the name “Friends of Israel”, to which even cardinals and bishops belonged, was dissolved by his Holiness Pope Pius XI, by means of the Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office, in the year 1928; and that among the assertions condemned, assertions which the...
Case: Adolf, a college student, mentions, in confession, that it appears to him that he has frequently sinned against faith. He says his faith is not strong, he is continually in a state of wavering, only his will to believe keeps him in the faith. The chief cause of his doubts is the attitude...
I. Charity The Peculiar Virtue of Christ Our Divine Saviour shows both by precept and example that His favourite virtue, His own and, in a certain sense, characteristic virtue, was charity. Whether He treated with His ignorant and rude Apostles, with the sick and poor, or with His enemies and...
Case: Claudia, a very sensible and staid woman, tells her confessor the following experience: Solution: The chief points which the confessor must here consider are the following : The confessor is not at liberty to doubt the possibility of such apparitions ( Deo sic volente), or abruptly...
Si habuero omnem scientiam, caritatem autem non habuero nihil sum. In our converse with fellow-priests let us, above all things, have constant mutual charity. 1 It is better than prophetic gifts, than miraculous powers, than all knowledge, than even the faith that moveth mountains. It is proof...
If we love God, we must be zealous for the souls of men - Love of our neighbour a test of our love of God - Especially are we bound to try to give spiritual help - The October prayers - Catholicism without zeal for souls sure to decay - Letter of Pope Leo XIII to the English - What Union means -...
1. The nature of backbiting. Its various species. Its gravity. In 1617 someone published a volume entitled, The Horseman’s Book: The Art of Riding, treating the use of bridles, whips, guides, and so on. Such a title is of a nature to give rise to sad thoughts. We have learned how to make bits...
As must surely be the case with many readers of The Remnant, I have followed the series of articles on the Dialogue Mass under the title ”Debating The Relevant Issues” with increasing bemusement. In what sense is the question of the Dialogue Mass relevant to us and where is this debate going...
Preface As Lent is a time for humbling ourselves, it is above all a time for meditating on humility. The following pages, which present under some of its various aspects this primary and most necessary virtue, are based in great measure on the beautiful little treatise issued by Our Holy Father...
Comparatively very few men become priests. While the chief duty of those few is to offer sacrifice, they have another important obligation, that of perpetuating the sacred priesthood through the fostering of vocations in promising young men. Having planted in a soul the desire of one day...
The faithful of the diocese of Campos had felt the pain of solitude for many months. Their retired Bishop, Antonio de Castro Mayer, had died on April 25, 1991. Bishop de Castro Mayer had always been a strong, visible presence throughout the diocese, even in retirement, but his increasing ill...
All Catholics are divided into . . . No. For once it is not the easy and bromidic division of ‘all Gaul.’ All Catholics are divided into so many classifications that one faces with a sinking heart their differences and discordant views (on all save essentials), their varying degrees of...
Thesis: That the fundamental principle of Liberalism is inherently absurd, contrary to nature and chimerical. It is absurd I say, from the very outstart, in that it wishes the principal good of man to consist in the absence of every bond that in anywise coerces or restricts Liberty. As a matter...
All Hallows College, Dublin A little personal reminiscence that has the happy merit of being true may serve as an introduction to this booklet on Lying. In January, 1937, I happened to be traveling by train from Dublin to Cork. My immediate neighbour in the compartment was a middle-aged...
Following a custom established by your order, you have assembled this evening at a Vesper service to give expression to your faith as a Catholic organization, and to honor the memory of Columbus, whose name you bear and whose discovery of America you commemorate this day. Beautiful as is this...
The great Pope Gregory VII, the renowned Hildebrand, the great reformer and organiser of the Church, writes in a letter to King Alfonse VI of Castile in the year 1081: “We exhort your Royal Majesty not to further tolerate that the Jews rule Christians and have power over them. For to allow, that...
Who started it all? That’s the question. Here in this country American Catholics as a general rule, live in perfect peace with neighbors and business associates who are Masons. But every now and again a Catholic plans to join a Masonic lodge, or a Mason wishes to enter the Catholic Church, or a...
The storm that broke over the ugly world on Good Friday died out and burned away in the angry red of the sunset sky. The people hurried back to their homes, glad that the whole mess was over. A few faithful souls carried to a borrowed grave the broken body of the Man Who had claimed to be leader...
In the last issue of the Review we published a schedule of the relative income allowed the French clergy under the Concordat regime. The table shows how very modestly the average parish priest had to live if he would make ends properly meet. Since then a writer in the Boston Evening Transcript...
To the man who reads twentieth-century theological literature at all perceptively, it becomes more and more apparent that the central area of interest to the writers of our time is and has been the science of ecclesiology. And, within the area of the tractatus de ecclesia, there is one essential...
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