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Psalms, the Song of the Church – Pius X

St. Pope Pius X on the psalms which play a central role in the continual sacrifice of praise which is the divine liturgy of the Church. Singing the psalms is the best way to praise and bless God due to their inspiration by the Holy...

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Rules from the Spiritual Exercises – Ignatius of Loyola

[dropcaps type='normal' font_size='100' color='' background_color='' border_color='']T[/dropcaps]O HAVE THE TRUE SENTIMENT WHICH WE OUGHT TO HAVE IN THE CHURCH MILITANTLet the following Rules be observed.First Rule. The first: All judgment laid aside, we ought to have our mind ready and prompt to obey, in all, the...

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Prayer of St Thomas More

Prayer written by Saint Thomas More while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London, awaiting execution by King Henry VIII....

Thomas More, Patron of Statesmen – John Paul II

John Paul II's proclamation of Saint Thomas More as Patron of Statesmen and Politicians, an example of moral integrity, a witness to the primacy of the truth over power and a defender of the inalienable dignity of the human conscience....

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Jesus’ Sacrifice, Our Redemption -John Fisher

Jesus sacrifice of himself for our sake on the cross has brought redemption to the whole world, says St. John Fisher, the fifteenth century English bishop whose own self-sacrifice would recall that of his master....

Ad Tuendam Fidem-Pope John Paul II on Protecting the Faith

Ad Tuendam Fidem Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio, by which certain norms are inserted into the Code of Canon Law and into the Code of Canon of the Eastern Churches (May 28, 1998) (L'Osservatore Romano explanatory note: On January 9, 1989, the Congregation for the...

The Power & Necessity of Prayer – Alphonsus Liguori

[dropcaps type='normal' font_size='100' color='' background_color='' border_color='']1[/dropcaps] Prayer Is a Means Necessary to Salvation. One of the errors of Pelagianism was the assertion that prayer is not necessary for salvation. Pelagius, the impious author of that heresy, said that man will only be damned for neglecting to know...

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Love of Christ Drives Us – Anthony Claret

St. Anthony Claret here writes about evangelization and the apostolic zeal characteristic of the missionary spirit.  He himself exemplified this in his own life, having founded a society of missionaries and serving as a zealous missionary bishop of Cuba....

Catechetical Instructions – John Vianney

[dropcaps type='normal' font_size='100' color='' background_color='' border_color='']S[/dropcaps]aint John Vianney (The Cure of Ars) CHAPTER 1 : Catechism on Salvation 2. CHAPTER 2 : Catechism on The Love of God 3. CHAPTER 3 : Catechism on The Holy Spirit 4. CHAPTER 4 : Catechism on the Blessed Virgin 5. CHAPTER 5 :...

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Principles for Youth Ministry – John Bosco

Here Don John Bosco provides some guiding principles for youth ministry based on his legendary success at evangelizing and teaching young boys on the streets of Turin Italy during the days of the Industrial Revolution. In a day when harsh corporal punishment was the...