What Every Christian Must Believe

What Every Christian Must Believe from A Manual of Catholic Prayers, 1888 1. Every Christian must believe that there is one God, and no more than one God: that God is a pure Spirit, the Lord and Maker of heaven and earth, who has neither beginning nor end, but is always the same; who is everywhere … Continue reading What Every Christian Must Believe

Unchangeable Church Teaching: What Can and Cannot Be Reformed in the Church by Fr. Michael Mueller, 1875

Q. What follows from the fact that the holy Roman Catholic Church can never be destroyed by any created power?A. That it would be the sin of heresy for any one to say that a reform of the doctrine or the constitution of the Roman Catholic Church could ever become necessary.Q. Can anyone change the doctrine … Continue reading Unchangeable Church Teaching: What Can and Cannot Be Reformed in the Church by Fr. Michael Mueller, 1875

Why Mass in Latin by Fr. Joseph Faa Di Bruno, D.D., 1884

The Church is Apostolic. She is the Church of St. Peter and of the other apostles, and she has guarded with tenderness all the precious memories they have left. When the apostles parted from each other for their mission to announce to all nations the gospel of salvation, two languages chiefly were spoken and understood … Continue reading Why Mass in Latin by Fr. Joseph Faa Di Bruno, D.D., 1884

How Catholics lose the faith? by Fr. Michael Muller, 1880

1. By going to schools forbidden by the Church; 2. by the neglect of their religious duties; 3. by the reading of bad books; 4. by worldliness and a wicked life; 5. by intercourse with scoffers at religion; 6. by mixed marriages; 7. by becoming members of secret societies; 8. by pride and subtle reasoning on … Continue reading How Catholics lose the faith? by Fr. Michael Muller, 1880

Catholic Theology: Why the Catholic Church Condemns Attendance at False Worship by Fr. Michael Muller, 1874

What is attendance at false worship? It is to assist at the religious worship of heretics. To worship God according to a rite contrary to all precepts of the Gospel is a false and unlawful worship of God. Hence it would be a grievous sin for a Catholic to worship God according to the ceremonial … Continue reading Catholic Theology: Why the Catholic Church Condemns Attendance at False Worship by Fr. Michael Muller, 1874

There is no Salvation Outside the Catholic Church

There is no Salvation Outside the Catholic Church by Fr. Arnold Damen S.J., 1877 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believeth not shall be condemned."--Mark XVI. chap, and 16 verse. My dearly beloved Christians, on Thursday evening last, from these words of our Divine Saviour I proved to you … Continue reading There is no Salvation Outside the Catholic Church

A Consequence of Martin Luther’s Heresy of Faith Alone by Rev. Bertrand L. Conway, C.S.P, 1929

Is not one religion as good as another? Are not creeds in themselves unimportant, and conduct the one thing essential? Do we not frequently meet men who believe in Christ and all His teachings, and yet day by day do things that would bring a blush to a pagan's cheek? One of the most common … Continue reading A Consequence of Martin Luther’s Heresy of Faith Alone by Rev. Bertrand L. Conway, C.S.P, 1929

Refuting the Protestant Errors of Private Interpretation of Holy Scripture by Fr. Joseph Di Bruno, D.D, 1895

The Holy Scriptures are the Word of God. This I will assume as admitted by Protestants generally. But it is clear that if the Scriptures are wrongly interpreted, they become the word of man. For, as the Protestant Bishop Walton says: "The Word of God does not consist in mere letters, whether written or printed, … Continue reading Refuting the Protestant Errors of Private Interpretation of Holy Scripture by Fr. Joseph Di Bruno, D.D, 1895

Tradition, the Unwritten Word of God by Fr. Joseph Faa di Bruno

Besides the written Word of God, Catholics believe also in the unwritten Word, called in Holy Scripture The Word of God spoken (Acts i v. 31). The Word of Faith preached (Romans x. 8). The Gospel heard and preached (Colossians i. 23). The Word of God received, heard, believed (1 Thessalonians ii. 13). The Word … Continue reading Tradition, the Unwritten Word of God by Fr. Joseph Faa di Bruno

Key points for Catholics in the fight against the demonic

PRAYER AGAINST DEMONIC SPIRITS AND EVERY EVIL Heavenly Father, I love You, I praise You, and I worship You. I thank You for sending Your Son Jesus Who won victory over sin and death for my salvation. I thank You for sending Your Holy Spirit Who empowers me, guides me, and leads me into fullness … Continue reading Key points for Catholics in the fight against the demonic

Warning others of Hell: Most will mock you now, some will thank you later

Taken From Hell: “The Dogma of Hell, Illustrated by Facts Taken from Profane and Sacred History” Reverend F.X. Schouppe, S.J. 1883 Mgr. de Segur narrates a rather singular fact which happened in France, at the Military School of St. Cyril in the last years of the Restoration. The Abbe Rigolot, the almoner of the institution, … Continue reading Warning others of Hell: Most will mock you now, some will thank you later

The Marian Apparition in San Damiano

On September 29th, 1961, the feast day of St Michael the Archangel, the Madonna (Mother of Jesus) visited the Quattrini home and cured Mamma Rosa Quattrini whom the local doctors had sent home to die, as her condition had been considered "hopeless." After touching Rosa and curing her, the Madonna directed her to go to … Continue reading The Marian Apparition in San Damiano

What does the Saints teach about Homosexuality?

Church Law, Doctors and Saints on Homosexuality: Saint Albert the Great gives four reasons why he considers homosexual acts as the most detestable ones: They are born from an ardent frenzy; they are disgustingly foul; those who become addicted to them are seldom freed from that vice; they are as contagious as disease, passing quickly … Continue reading What does the Saints teach about Homosexuality?

The Noble who abandoned Holy Trinity but saved by the Blessed Virgin Mary

It is related by Belluacensis and Cesarius, that a noble youth having lost by his vices the wealth left him by his father, became so poor that he was obliged to beg. He quitted his native land, that he might live with less shame in a distant country where he was unknown. On this journey, … Continue reading The Noble who abandoned Holy Trinity but saved by the Blessed Virgin Mary