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Issue No. 118, Summer 2004

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God Wishes All Men to Be Saved
Excerpts from Great Means of Salvation and Perfection by St. Alphonsus
Ed. Note: ...Arguing as we sometimes do with those who deny (heretically) Baptism of Blood and of Desire, it is important to understand that God creates no one for hell. St. Alphonsus explains that God gives the grace of prayer to all who have reached the use of reason. Therefore, if a person continues to cooperate with this grace, he will eventually achieve the supernatural faith and charity necessary for salvation....

The Bellarmine Resistance Quote: Another Traditionalist Myth
by Rev. Fr. Anthony Cekada
...This passage, we have repeatedly been told, supports the notion that the traditionalist movement can “resist” the false doctrines, evil laws and sacrilegious worship that Paul VI and his successors promulgated, but still continue to “recognize” them as true Vicars of Christ. ...Anyone who actually consults the original sources and who understands a few fundamental distinctions in canon law comes up with a completely different set of conclusions about what the famous “resistance” quote really means....

Hindu Worship at Fatima — A Lament
It was a very sad day for all true children and devotees of Our Lady. May 5th of this year saw what was actually a not-unpredictable sacrilege at the site of Mary’s Fatima apparitions....

A Tribute to the Angels
by Carmalita Andrus
What never-ending gratitude ought we to show to our holy Guardian Angel! As we know from our Faith, Our Lord has charged these beautiful spirits with the safety and well being of our immortal souls....

Modern-Day Missionaries of Mary: The Origin and Purpose of the St. Francis of Assisi Missionary Guild
To this day, the St. Francis of Assisi Missionary Guild provides people from all walks of life with the means to become “co-missionaries” with the priests and religious of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen....

Be Ready for Death
A Sermon Preached by the Late Fr. Oswald Baker
The end of the Church years put sus in mind of the end of our life. It is a practice very profitable to the soul to often reflect, “One day I must die,” and to contemplate what death is....

Short Catechism of Church History
From the Book by Right Rev. Mgr. J. H. Oechtering, V.G.
...What did the Church do for the nations in the Middle Ages? She bestowed innumerable blessings upon the nations, which had been pagan and savage, and became civilized and Christian through her labors....

The Miraculous Medal and the Conversion of Alphonse Ratisbonne
From Heaven’s Bright Queen by William Thomas Walsh
...Words fail to give an idea of the ineffable gifts that flow from those hands of our Mother! The mercy, the tenderness, and the wealth of Heaven escape thence in torrents on the souls of those whom Mary protects....

Moral Theology Questions: Superstitious Faith in Prayers
From The Casuist - A Collection of Cases in Moral and Pastoral Theology
Question: Melania asks her confessor Claudius whether she is allowed to practice a treatment of which she has often made use before. If someone has received an injury causing the flow of blood, and she be present or called, she confidently says over the wound the words: “Blood, cease to flow, through the Sacred Blood and in the Name of Jesus,” and then making the Sign of the Cross over the wound, and she claims that as a result the blood ceases flowing at once....

History of Christian Places of Worship (Part 2)
The Romanesque style of architecture also accords with the fundamental notion of liturgy, that the church is a place of worship for a community....

For our Confraternity Members — by Rev. Fr. Dominic Radecki, CMRI
...It is easy to get sidetracked in life and feel that a lot of things are important which really aren’t. The goals or tests that the world sets up whereby our importance or success is measured are often contradictory and quite in opposition to what is really important in life....

The Kingship of Christ
by Fr. Brendan Hughes, CMRI
In the Epistle for today’s feast of Christ the King, St. Paul compares Christ and His Kingdom to light, and that of Satan and his kingdom to darkness....

“The Harvest Indeed is Great, But the Laborers Are Few...”
These words spoken by the Son of God two thousand years ago are indeed descriptive of our poor world today. Millions of souls are wandering in spiritual darkness, unaware of their very purpose in life, with none to show them the way to God and their Eternal Homeland....

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 Ranger Rosaries
 Satanism on the Rise in Italy
 Fornication Approved by New Bible
 Portland Archdiocese Files for Bankruptcy
 Cleveland Dioceses Closes Seven Schools
 Rosaries as Jewelry
 Denying Communion
 30 Percent Drop in Priests Available in U.S.
 Clowns Invade Ohio Church
 When Does Human Life Begin?
 Moral Decline in New Zealand
 121 Boston Churches Closed Since 1985
 Trappist Becomes Zen Buddhist Teacher
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