Category Archives: Encyclicals

On the 110th Anniversary of Pascendi, What is the Remedy for Modernism?

By On September 8, 1907, St. Pius X published his great encyclical against Modernism, Pascendi Dominici Gregis.  This major document remains just as pertinent 110 years later. In 1974, Fr. Roger-Thomas Calmel, OP wrote a preface to the second edition … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei – Light of Faith

VATICAN CITY, July 05, 2013 ( – The Holy See presented this morning the first encyclical of Pope Francis’ papacy entitled “Lumen Fidei” (The Light of Faith). Presenting the new work was Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for … Continue reading

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Unlimited contraceptives for Africa – Why not?

Posted By The Catholic Free Press August 10, 2012   CNS PHOTO: A mother seeks treatment for her malnourished child at at Our Lady of Apostles Hospital in Akwanga, Nigeria, Sept. 2, 2010. In his message that year for World Food Day, Pope … Continue reading

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Bishop Mark Davies: ‘The Future of Humanity Passes by Way of the Family’

Homily for the National Association of Catholic Families National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham We gather during this celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. We rejoice with many today not only in the Queen’s constitutional role … Continue reading

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Humanae Vitae: Praise from Secular Press

The Business Insider admits: The Church Has Always Been Right On Birth Control Michael Brendan Dougherty and Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry Sergio Dionisio/Getty Painting the Catholic Church as “out of touch” is like shooting fish in a barrel, what with the funny hats and … Continue reading

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Blessed John Paul II – the Pope of Divine Mercy

As we celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy and the Beatification of Pope John Paul II, let us consider how these important events in the life of the Church are so closely and beautifully linked. The theme of Divine Mercy … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina – Verbum Domini

Lectio Divina is Latin for “divine reading,” “spiritual reading,” or “holy reading” and represents a method of prayer and scriptural reading intended to promote communion with God and to provide special spiritual insights. The principles of lectio divina were expressed … Continue reading

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