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Pope Benedict XIV Bishop of Rome Oil painting by Pierre Subleyras

Rite of Degradation of a Bishop, or an Archbishop: “Degradatio ab ordine pontificali” by Pope Benedict XIV

“Degradation of a Bishop”  (Degradatio ab ordine pontificali) was released by Pope Benedict XIV on March 25, 1752 in Pontificale Romanum,  and published on July 5, 1873 by Vatican printer Masison H. Dessain of Mechelen Belgium,  and authenticated by the then Primate of Belgium and Archbishop of Mechelen, Victor Cardinal Dechamps. This priceless original, one […]

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Vatican I Council Dogmatic Canons Decrees

Dogmatic Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent, Vatican Council I, Plus the Decree on the Immaculate Conception and the Syllabus of Errors

Find out what exactly what the Church teaches on Original Sin, Grace, each Sacrament, the Mass, Purgatory, statues, indulgences, etc. These canons are infallible and absolutely unchangeable. The canons and decrees of Vatican Council I define papal infallibility. The Syllabus, written in 1861, is astonishingly contemporary and a revelation to most Catholics. It clearly enunciates […]

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St Charles Borromeo

The Difference Between True and False Reformers

Editae Saepe is an encyclical letter of Pope Pius X, also called “Borromeo-Encyclical”. It dates from 26 May 1910 and is dedicated to the memory of St. Charles Borromeo (1538-1584) because he considered him as a “model of pastoral zeal”, and the Pope took the opportunity to “denounce modernism” and condemn the Protestant Reformation. Charles […]

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