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  1. Baptism

    Baptism

    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...
  2. True Peace

    True Peace

    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...
  3. Men of Good Will

    Men of Good Will

    "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...
  4. Reply to Fr. Sélégny's "Considerations on Vaccination Against Covid-19"

    Reply to Fr. Sélégny's "Considerations on Vaccination Against Covid-19"

    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...
  5. What Will The Neighbours Think?

    What Will The Neighbours Think?

    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...
  6. Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

    Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

    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...
  7. The Church and the Catacombs

    The Church and the Catacombs

    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...
  8. Does The Catholic Church Suppress The Second Commandment?

    Does The Catholic Church Suppress The Second Commandment?

    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...
  9. War, Sin and Suffering

    War, Sin and Suffering

    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 —...
  10. On Temporal Punishments

    On Temporal Punishments

    "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...
  11. The Fence Is About To Collapse!

    The Fence Is About To Collapse!

    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...
  12. Perfect Contrition

    Perfect Contrition

    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...
  13. Signposts To The Church

    Signposts To The Church

    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...
  14. Australia's Forgotten Patroness

    Australia's Forgotten Patroness

    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...
  15. Mgr. Lefebvre: It Is No Longer Only a Question of Liturgy That Separates Us From Rome, But a Question of Faith

    Mgr. Lefebvre: It Is No Longer Only a Question of Liturgy That Separates Us From Rome, But a Question of Faith

    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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