Online text:“Fraternal Correction, a Help along the Path to Holiness”, by Juan Alonso

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On the Feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist. For other legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

“[I]f the faith were endangered, a subject ought to rebuke his prelate even publicly. Hence Paul, who was Peter’s subject, rebuked him in public, on account of the imminent danger of scandal concerning faith, and, as the gloss of Augustine says on Galatians 2:11, Peter gave an example to superiors, that if at any time they should happen to stray from the straight path, they should not disdain to be reproved by their subjects

“[W]hen a man reproves his prelate charitably, it does not follow that he thinks himself any better, but merely that he offers his help to one who, being in the higher position among you, is therefore in greater danger, as Augustine observes….” (St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica2a 2aeq.33, a.4 ad 2-3, cited by Dave Armstrong)

Online text: “Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy”, by the Congregation for Divine Worship

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On the Feast of Saint Helena in the Latin church. For other legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

O God, our refuge and our strength, look down with mercy upon the people who cry to Thee; and by the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Saint Joseph her spouse, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in Thy mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners, and for the liberty and exaltation of the Holy Mother the Church. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen. (From Sancta Missa)

Online text: “Eschatology and the Church in the Light of the Assumption”, by Paul E. Duggan

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On the Feast of the Assumption or Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the one true Church, by which we remember how–more wonderfully than with Enoch and Elijah of old–the Blessed Mother was assumed body and soul into heaven at the end of earthly life, the first-fruits of our final resurrection in her divine Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

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O God, our refuge and our strength, look down with mercy upon the people who cry to Thee; and by the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Saint Joseph her spouse, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in Thy mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners, and for the liberty and exaltation of the Holy Mother the Church. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen. (From Sancta Missa)

Texto en linea: “El Diaconado: Evolución y Perspectivas”, de la Comisión Teológica Internacional

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En la Fiesta de San Lorenzo de Roma en la iglesia Latina. Para más libros, por favor ingrese a la lista de los libros electrónicos gratis (Ordenados por título) y la lista de los libros gratis (Agrupados por tema).

Oh Dios, refugio y fortaleza nuestra, mira propicio al pueblo que clama a Ti: y, por intercesión de la gloriosa e Inmaculada Virgen María, Madre de Dios, y del Bienaventurado San José, su esposo, y de tus Santos apóstoles Pedro y Pablo, y de todos los santos, escucha misericordioso y benigno las preces que te dirigimos por la conversión de los pecadores y por la libertad y exaltación de nuestra Santa Madre la Iglesia. Por el mismo Jesucristo, nuestro Señor. (de Subsidios Liturgicos)

[And if the grammar is wrong, pray correct me. Gracias!]

Online text: “On the Relationship between Faith and Reason”, by St. John Paul II

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  1. Encyclical Letter “Fides et Ratio” on the Relationship between Faith and Reason, by Pope St. John Paul II (14 September 1998). May be read online (on this page) at the Holy See, and on this page of the University of Notre Dame; and available in PDF format (on this page) at Catholic Pages.
  2. A summary of the encyclical by John E. Fagan may be read at the Catholic Education Resource Center. The Pope’s own own synopsis of the encyclical may be read at the Athenaeum of OhioProfessor Alfred J. Freddoso of the University of Notre Dame provided study notes with excerpts.
  3. Many valuable reflections on the encyclical may be read online through this page of the EWTN Library. In addition:

On the Memorial of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. For other legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

O God, our refuge and our strength, look down with mercy upon the people who cry to Thee; and by the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Saint Joseph her spouse, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in Thy mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners, and for the liberty and exaltation of the Holy Mother the Church. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen. (From Sancta Missa)

Free ebook: “The Friar Preacher: Yesterday and Today”, by Father Jacquin

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  • The Friar Preacher: Yesterday and Today, by Father Jacquin, O.P., translated by Father Hugh Pope, O.P. (London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow: R. & T. Washbourne, 1915). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.

On the Memorial of St. Dominic in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. For other legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

“I adjure thee in the sight of God, and of Jesus Christ, who is to be the judge of living and dead, in the name of his coming, and of his kingdom, preach the word, dwelling upon it continually, welcome or unwelcome; bring home wrong-doing, comfort the waverer, rebuke the sinner, with all the patience of a teacher.

“The time will surely come, when men will grow tired of sound doctrine, always itching to hear something fresh; and so they will provide themselves with a continuous succession of new teachers, as the whim takes them, turning a deaf ear to the truth, bestowing their attention on fables instead.

“It is for thee to be on the watch, to accept every hardship, to employ thyself in preaching the gospel, and perform every duty of thy office, keeping a sober mind.” (2 Timothy 4:1-5, formatting supplied)

Online text: “A Heretical Pope Would Govern the Church Illicitly but Validly”, by Rev. Brian W. Harrison

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On the Feast of St. Cajetan in the Roman Rite; and in remembrance of the pontificate of Pope John XXII (7 August 1316-4 December 1334). For other legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

“Then Simon Peter answered, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered him, Blessed art thou, Simon son of Jona; it is not flesh and blood, it is my Father in heaven that has revealed this to thee. And I tell thee this in my turn, that thou art Peter [kepha], and it is upon this rock [kepha] that I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it

“From that time onwards Jesus began to make it known to his disciples that he… must be put to death, and rise again on the third day. Whereupon Peter… began remonstrating with him; Never, Lord, he said; no such thing shall befall thee. At which he turned round and said to Peter, Back, Satan; thou art a stone in my path; for these thoughts of thine are man’s, not God’s…” (St. Matthew xvi, 13-19,21-24, formatting supplied)

Free ebook: “The Truth of the Divinity of Christ”, by William F. Robison

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  • “His Only Son”: The Truth of the Divinity of Christ, by William F. Robison, S.J. (St. Louis, Mo.; London: B. Herder, 1918). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats (pdf, text, epub, kindle/mobi, etc.) at Internet Archive.

On the Feast of the Transfiguration in the one true Church. For other legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

“That admirable and divine unity, therefore, must neither be separated into three divinities, nor must the dignity and eminent greatness of the Lord [Jesus Christ] be diminished by having applied to it the name of creation, but we must believe in God the Father Omnipotent, and on Christ Jesus His Son, and on the Holy Spirit. Moreover, that the Word is united to the God of all, because He says, I and the Father are one; [John 10:30] and, I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me. [John 14:10] Thus doubtless will be maintained in its integrity the doctrine of the divine Trinity, and the sacred announcement of the monarchy.” (Pope St. Dionysius, Against the Sabellians 3 [c. 260 AD])

Online text: “Liturgical Architecture and the Classical Tradition”, by Denis R. McNamara

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On the Memorial of the Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major (Santa Maria Maggiore) in the Roman Rite. For other legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

“The profound connection between beauty and the liturgy should make us attentive to every work of art placed at the service of the celebration. Certainly an important element of sacred art is church architecture… Here it is important to remember that the purpose of sacred architecture is to offer the Church a fitting space for the celebration of the mysteries of faith, especially the Eucharist. The very nature of a Christian church is defined by the liturgy, which is an assembly of the faithful (ecclesia) who are the living stones of the Church (cf. 1 Pet 2:5).” (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI)

e-Livre gratuit: “Manuel Pratique du Jeune Curé”, par Giuseppe Frassinetti

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  • Manuel Pratique du Jeune Curé, Troisième Édition Française, par Giuseppe Frassinetti, traduit sur la Quatrième Edition Italienne de 1868 et annoté pour la France par Fr.-Xavier Marette (Paris: Librairie Bloud et Barral, 1873). Avec des approbations. Disponible dans Internet Archive, Open Library, et Scholars Portal.

En la Fête de Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney dans la Forme Ordinaire de Rite Romain. Pour plus de livres gratuits, vous pouvez accéder à la liste des eBooks gratuits (par titres) et la liste des eBooks gratuits (regroupées par sujet).

Dieu, notre refuge et notre force, regardez le peuple qui crie vers Vous ; et, par l’intercession de la Glorieuse et Immaculée Marie toujours Vierge, Mère de Dieu, avec Saint Joseph, son très chaste Epoux, Saint Michel Archange, Saint Jean Baptiste, Vos Saints Apôtres Pierre et Paul, André, et tous Vos Saints, écoutez avec bienveillance et miséricorde, les prières que nous Vous adressons pour la conversion des pécheurs, pour la liberté et le triomphe de notre Sainte Mère l’Eglise. Par le même Christ notre Seigneur. Amen.

(And if the grammar is wrong, please correct me. Merci!)