Online ebook: “Reasons for the Faith Against Muslim Objections (and one objection of the Greeks and Armenians)”, by Saint Thomas Aquinas

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Posted on the Feast of St. John of Damascus, with fervent prayer that all Muslims may at last be converted to our divine Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be baptized into His body, the one true and Catholic Church, for the glory of God and their eternal salvation.

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Online text: “Contrition: The Golden Key of Paradise; Key to Heaven”

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  • Contrition: The Golden Key of Paradise; Key to Heaven (Pamphlet), by an Italian priest. Australian Catholic Truth Society No. 1325 (1959). With Imprimatur. Available in PDF format (on this page) at Catholic Pamphlets; and may be read online (here) at Catholic Truth Society Pamphlets.
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On the Feast of the Repentant Thief in the Maronite 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 my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven, and the pains of hell; but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen. (An Act of Contrition, from EWTN).

Online text: “Mary’s Role in the Incarnation”, by Jacques Servais

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  • “Mary’s Role in the Incarnation”, by Jacques Servais, S.J., translated by Michelle Borras, Communio: International Catholic Review, vol. 30, pp. 5-25 (Spring 2003). Available in PDF format (through this page) at Communio: International Catholic Review.
    • See also: Dogmatic Theology IV. Christology: A Dogmatic Treatise on the Incarnation, by Joseph Pohle, translated by Arthur Preuss (St. Louis: Herder, 1916). With Imprimatur. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto). The 1913 2nd edition with Imprimatur is also available on Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto).

On the Feast of the Annunciation in the one true and Catholic 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).

“Pour forth, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ, thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by his Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of his Resurrection. Through the same Christ, our Lord. Amen.” (From the Adoremus)

Free ebooks: “Outlines of Dogmatic Theology”, by Sylvester Joseph Hunter, 2nd ed., in 3 volumes

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  • Outlines of Dogmatic Theology, 2nd ed., by Sylvester Joseph Hunter, S.J. (London, New York, Bombay, Calcutta: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1909). With Imprimatur.
    • Volume I (Christian Revelation, Channel of Doctrine, Holy Scripture, the Church, the Roman Pontiff, Faith) may be read online and is available in pdf, epub, kindle/mobi and other formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
    • Volume II (The One God, the Blessed Trinity, Creation and the Angels, Man Created and Fallen, the Incarnation, the Blessed Virgin Mary) is available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
    • Volume III (Actual Grace, Justification, the Sacraments, the Last Things) is available at Internet Archive and Open Library.

On the Feast of St. Alexander I of Alexandria in the Maronite church and in the Latin church (calendars of Nigeria, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Swaziland 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)

 

Online text: “The Risk of Faith”, by Father Dwight Longenecker

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On the Memorial of St. Polycarp in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite; and in belated remembrance of Monsignor Luigi Giussani, founder of Communion and Liberation (+22 February 2005).   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).

Online text: “The Judicial Penal Procedure for the Dismissal of a Diocesan Priest from the Clerical State”, by Fr. John Diraviam

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  • The Judicial Penal Procedure for the Dismissal of a Diocesan Priest from the Clerical State According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law, by Fr. John Diraviam (©John Diraviam, Ottawa, Canada, 2008). Dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Canon Law, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada. Available in PDF format (on this page) at the University of Ottawa Repository. [The text states: “The author has granted a nonexclusive license allowing Library and Archives Canada to… communicate to the public… The author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author’s permission.”]

On the Memorial of St. Peter Damian in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite (calendars of Sri Lanka and India). 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).

Online video: “Traditional Latin Mass on Feast of St. John of Matha, with Cardinal Burke”

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  • Traditional Latin Mass on Feast of St. John of Matha, with Cardinal Burke [on] 8 February 2016 HD (published on Feb 11, 2016). Available on this page of the Youtube channel Catholic Sat.
    • As described on the page: “Pontifical High Mass, in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, on the Feast of St. John of Matha, from the Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, Krakow, Poland. Presided by Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Patron of Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta”

In further commemoration of the Feast of John Matha 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).

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: “Persecuted and Forgotten? A Report on Christians Oppressed for their Faith 2013–15”

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On the Feast of Saint Josephine Bakhita (in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite) and of Saint John Matha (in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite). For other ebooks on the oppression of Christians, particularly Christians of the one true Church, see our page “Anti-Catholic Persecution“. 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)

“Of the 23 countries that showed high levels of persecution… In 16 countries the persecution was linked to extremist Islam… In 6 of the remaining countries the persecution was attributed to authoritarian regimes… And in 1 country – India – the persecution was linked to Hindu extremists. In addition, faith groups in the West have experienced increasing hostility and pressure in a society where secularism and atheism have gained prominence. In this region of the world, there has been a growth in acts of hatred and institutional intolerance towards religious groups and the values they uphold.” (From the home page of Religious Freedom in the World Report – 2016)

Free ebook: “Mystical Contemplation; or, The Principles of Mystical Theology”, by Rev. Father E. Lamballe

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  • Mystical Contemplation; or, The Principles of Mystical Theology, by Rev. Father E. Lamballe, translated by W.H. Mitchell (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1913). With Imprimatur. May be read online and available in various formats (pdf, mobi/kindle, epub, etc.) at Internet Archive and Open Library.

On the Feast of St. Romuald in the Extraordinary 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).

“As soon as this was done, he prevailed upon his disciples to take ship and cross to the other side before him, leaving him to send the multitudes home. When he had finished sending them home, he went up by himself on to the hill-side, to pray there; twilight had come, and he remained there alone.” (St. Matthew xiv, 22-23)

Online text: “The Shortage of Roman Catholic Priests in the United States Navy Chaplain Corps”, by LCdr Christopher S. Fronk

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  • The Shortage of Roman Catholic Priests in the United States Navy Chaplain Corps: Addressing the Problem (Masteral Thesis), by LCdr Christopher S. Fronk, CHC, USNR (2009). Available in PDF format at the Defense Technical Information Center.

On the Feast of Saint Titus in the Extraordinary 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)