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  1. 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...
  2. Quizzes to a Street Preacher, Virgin And Statue Worship

    Quizzes to a Street Preacher, Virgin And Statue Worship

    Why do you Catholics worship Mary as a goddess? It would be mortal sin for any Catholic to regard Mary as a goddess. If a Catholic expressed such a belief to a priest in Confession he would be refused absolution unless he promised to renounce such as an absurd idea. If you wish to attack...
  3. On the Veneration of Relics, Images and the Cross

    On the Veneration of Relics, Images and the Cross

    The Doctrine of the Catholic Church, regarding the veneration of relics, is thus defined by the Fathers of the Council of Trent. The Holy Synod decrees: In these relics we Catholics do not imagine any inherent power, any supernatural and divine efficacy. But when we behold the Almighty God...
  4. An Apostle of Vocations

    An Apostle of Vocations

    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...
  5. On The Conformity Of Mary To The Divine Will During Her Whole Life

    On The Conformity Of Mary To The Divine Will During Her Whole Life

    Mary the most perfect image of the most perfect conformity with and resignation to the will of God. Preached on the feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Quinimmo, beati qui audiunt verbum Dei, et custodiunt illud. Luke xi. 28. "Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word...
  6. Father Antoine Marie Garin, the Apostle of Nelson, New Zealand

    Father Antoine Marie Garin, the Apostle of Nelson, New Zealand

    Introduction On the Ninth of May 1850, Father Antoine Marie Garin arrived in Nelson. During the next 40 years Father Garin would contribute hugely to the development of education in the area, as well as the establishment of the Nelson parish. From the time that he arrived in Nelson up until...
  7. The Adventurous Nun

    The Adventurous Nun

    Not many of us in our youth, have played cat and mouse with an unjust police force. Few of us have hidden priests who are hunted because of their unswerving fidelity to their Religion. Not many teenagers have taught Christian Doctrine at a time when this was forbidden by law, but, to these...
  8. St. Joseph, the Village Tradesman

    St. Joseph, the Village Tradesman

    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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