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“Suffer the Children to Come Unto Me...”
(The Story of Marina Cook)
By a Religious of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen
Marina Cook had made up her mind to imitate Jacinta Marto by offering up her sufferings to save poor sinners from hell. She was only eleven years old when she died of leukemia this past March 25. A touching and inspiring story of a little girl’s courage and generosity.
Infallibility (Part III: The Church Teaching and the Church Believing)
By Rev. Fr. Brendan Hughes, CMRI
Infallibility is considered under two facets, or modes: that of teaching and that of believing. These are not two separate infallibilities, but two distinct aspects of the one same charism of inerrancy. In its Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Vatican Council I showed how these two modes of infallibility correlate in the temporal mission of the Church...
The Heroic Act
By Rev. Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
Father Gaspar Olider, a devout Theatine priest who lived in the early part of the eighteenth century, preached a practice of charity known as the Heroic Act of Charity toward the souls in Purgatory. This devotion was approved by the Church and highly indulgenced by Popes Benedict XIII, Pius VI and Pius IX....
The Divine Maternity
By the Most Rev. Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
From the Pastoral Letter of October 11, 1995. In our times, we may not find very many Nestorians, but there are many who call themselves Christians, but who deny to the Blessed Virgin Mary this title, Mother of God. Let us consider in this pastoral letter the Divine Maternity of Mary, in order to be able to better defend the Mother of Jesus Christ and to increase our esteem, love and devotion to her....
Cases of Conscience from The Casuist
Our Savior imposes upon us the precept of fraternal correction when He says, “But if thy brother shall offend against thee, go and rebuke him” (Matt. xviii). Charity demands of us that we rescue our neighbor from grievous evil whenever we can do so without serious inconvenience or damage to ourselves....
What Can I Teach My Children This Summer?
Suggestions for parents compiled by the Marian Sisters of St. Mary’s Academy, Tacoma, Washington.
Struggles Against Papal Primacy
One of the popular books in traditional Catholic circulation is Father Malachi Martin’s Windswept house. Although the book is subtitled A Vatican Novel, the author allegedly claims that it is 85% true to life... The reader may be tempted to believe that this plot is an unprecedented one. Yet a cursory view of the history of the Church will show many an attack upon the Papacy and attempts to weaken it....
Renouncement of the Spirit of the World
By Rev. Fr. Dominic Radecki, CMRI
What is meant by the spirit of the world? It is making material concerns the primary objective in life. It is the limiting of one’s vision to this short life alone, allowing these material concerns to usurp God’s place in the heart....
John Paul II’s Influence on the Next Conclave
Panacea for Modern Ills
Sixty Parishes Closing
Communion for All