His Holiness Pope Pius XII in 1951

What Happens when Church Weakens the Law of God?

“Ancora una volta” by Pope Ven. Pius XII Address to the FaithfulRome; Sunday, February 20, 1949 Romans! Beloved sons and daughters! Once again, in a grave and dolorous hour, the faithful people of the Eternal City has rushed to its Bishop and Father. Once again, this superb colonnade seems barely able to embrace with its gigantic arms the crowds, which like waves driven by an irresistible force, have flowed to the threshold of the Vatican Basilica, in order to attend the Mass of Atonement in the central point of the whole Catholic world and to pour out the sentiments with[…]

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On the Problems of the Pontificate: Inscrutabile. Encyclical of Pope Pius VI

Encyclical of Pope Pius VI, December 25, 1775. To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops and Bishops of the Entire Catholic Church. Venerable Brothers, We give you Greeting and Our Apostolic Blessing. The mysterious design of divine wisdom, whose works are always marvelous, did not despise Our lowliness but willed instead to make Us the head of the bishops and to honor Us as the guide of His entire Church. Just as He chose the young David from among a thousand and raised him from herding sheep to rule His people on a glorious throne, and make them acceptable to God by[…]

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Statue of St Louis de Montfort. Basilica of St. Peter

Saint Louis de Montfort on Blessed Virgin Mary’s Role in the Latter Times

Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort (31 January 1673 – 28 April 1716) was a French Roman Catholic priest and Confessor. He was known in his time as a preacher and was made a missionary apostolic by Pope Clement XI. In his Treatise on True Devotion to Mary, Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort included a chapter on Mary’s role in the Latter Times which stressed the necessity of appealing to Her intercession in order to combat the forces of Satan. He wrote the work in 1712, four years before his death at 43. This book remained hidden away until 1842 when[…]

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PASCENDI DOMINICI GREGIS: Feeding the Lord’s Flock (On Modernism in the Catholic Church)

The final overall teaching of Modernism in the Catholic Church is that dogmata (the teachings of the Church, which its members are required to believe) can evolve over time – not only in their expression but also in their substance – rather than remaining the same in substance for all time. This postulate makes Modernism unique in the history of heresies in the Church. The “evolution of dogma” theory, much in the manner of Luther’s theory of salvation sola fide (‘by faith alone’) allows for a constant updating of standards of morality. PASCENDI DOMINICI GREGIS (“Feeding the Lord’s Flock”) was a[…]

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Pope Benedict XIV

“EX QUO” – Encyclical of Pope Benedict XIV promulgated on 1 March 1756

A Violation of Church Law Decrees of the Holy See repeatedly forbade naming heretical or schismatic clergy in liturgical prayers. Encyclical of Pope Benedict XIV promulgated on 1 March 1756. To the Archbishops, Bishops and Other Clerics, Secular and Regular, of the Greek Rite Who Enjoy Favor and Communion with the Apostolic See.  Translated from the Italian version of “ENCICLICA EX QUO PRIMUM DEL SOMMO PONTEFICE BENEDETTO XIV”  https://w2.vatican.va/content/benedictus-xiv/it/documents/enciclica–i-ex-quo-primum–i—1-marzo-1756–il-pontefice-invit.html Venerable Brothers and Beloved Sons, We Give You Greeting and Our Apostolic Blessing. Ever since We first became Pope, We have proven Our fatherly love in embracing in Christ Our beloved[…]

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Horrendum Illud Scelus: “That Horrible Crime” Bull by Pope St. Pius V

Horrendum Illud Scelus: “That Horrible Crime” Bull Issued by Pope St. Pius V

On August 30, 1568 — 450 years ago — Pope St. Pius V issued the bull Horrendum Illud Scelus (“That Horrible Crime”) which, among other things, stripped religious and clerics of the impunity they otherwise enjoyed for committing acts “by which corrupt and obscene cities were destroyed by fire through divine condemnation[.]” Knowing that the sin of Sodom would only spread if stronger measures were not taken, Pius V decreed that “any priest or member of the clergy . . . who commits such an execrable crime, by force of the present law be deprived of every clerical privilege, of every post, dignity[…]

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Quo Primum on Celebration of Masses

QUO PRIMUM – Apostolic Constitution of His Holiness Pope Saint Pius V on the Celebration Of Masses

“Quo Primum is no ‘merely ecclesiastical law’ (can. 11) that can be revoked, but has been enacted into law and declared Ex Cathedra to be irreformable, and is therefore a solemnly defined moral doctrine which is also of itself infallible and irreformable (DB 1819). Quo Primum has been infallibly declared to be irreformable because the rite of Mass codified (canonized) in the Tridentine Missal is the ‘received and approved rite’ (the rite of Sacred Tradition) [Iniunctum nobis] of the Roman Church that has been ‘handed down by the Holy Roman Church’ (a sacrosancta Romana Ecclesia … tradita) [Quo Primum]. The[…]

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Warnings from Our Lady

Warnings from Our Lady

Our Lady, Mother of God, our Mother and Mother of the Church in recent centuries, has given us warnings on the tremendous crisis that the Church would suffer from the mid-Twentieth Century and beyond. She uses words that are precise and unambiguous, though tragic and terrible in its contents. In her appearance at La Salette, Our Lady was displeased with the conduct of the Ministers of God for their “evil life” for their “love of money, honors and pleasures”, but most especially for their “irreverence and impiety in celebrating the Holy Mysteries”. She already knows the reality of the betrayal[…]

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Catholic Church Teaching on Heresy in the Church

Catholic Church Teaching on Heresy in the Church

“Pretend the magisterium has not spoken“, and the “Elevation of hetero-praxis over doctrine” – a new approach of action that conflicts with the perennial magisterium, – are two principal modernist tactics of the Conciliar revolution. Below is a clear guide (and reminder) of the “Catholic Church Teaching on Heresy in the Church”, and the “Catholic Church Teaching on Heresy and the Pope”. To begin with,  let us state that the theological authority of St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) is unsurpassed in the Catholic Church. The teaching of the Angelic Doctor is also the perfect antidote to Modernism. While paying lipservice to him, today’s[…]

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Pray to Our Lady of Good Success

Our Lady of Good Success – Prophecies for Our Times

Prophetic revelations made to Venerable Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres This article is based on excerpts taken from the 18th Century manuscript entitled The Admirable Life of Mother Mariana of Jesus Torres, written by Prior Manuel de Souza Pereira, Franciscan Provincial in Quito, Ecuador and director of the Convent Mother Mariana founded. This manuscript was written a century after her death. Mother Mariana is linked mysteriously to our times by the visions Our Lady showed her of the 20th Century over 350 years ago. This apparition has been approved by the Church and Mother Mariana has been declared Venerable in[…]

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Beware of false prophets

Beware of False Prophets! Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Matthew 7:15-22

Mat 7:15  Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Beware of false prophets, &c. Christ passes on to a most salutary admonition concerning the taking heed of false teachers, who teach that the way to heaven is not strait, but easy, and who thus send those who follow them not to heaven but to hell. They teach that we need not fast, nor go to confession, nor preserve virginity, nor religious vows; they allow all sorts of liberty to the flesh, and take away all merit from good works. Observe,[…]

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Jesus Cleanses the Temple

The Holy Temple Defiled

We have seen that even the human body is elevated, sanctified, hallowed, and made sacred above measure, by its becoming a temple of the Holy Ghost. Such is the extent of the love of the Holy Spirit that He does not hesitate to consecrate our mortal body, which is but dust and ashes, for His temple. How long does the Holy Spirit remain with us? The Holy Spirit abides in our soul as long as we preserve ourselves from mortal sin. Mortal sin forces the Holy Ghost to depart from our soul. Light and darkness cannot dwell together. “What fellowship[…]

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