Online text: “Catholic Civil Aviation Pastoral Directives”, by the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People

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  • Catholic Civil Aviation Pastoral Directives, by the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People (The Vatican, 14 March 1995). May be read online at the website of the Holy See.

On the Feast of St. Joseph of Cupertino 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)

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Free ebook: “A Dogmatic Catechism”, from the Italian of Frassinetti

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  • A Dogmatic Catechism, from the Italian of [Giuseppe] Frassinetti, revised and edited by the Oblate Fathers of St. Charles, with a Preface by the Archbishop of Westminster [Henry Edward Manning] (London: R. Washbourne, 1872). [N.B., The text appears to have been translated from the 6th Italian edition.] May be read online, and available in various formats (pdf, epub, mobi/kindle, etc.), at Internet Archive and Open Library. Also available at Hathi Trust Digital Library and Google Books (though the latter appears to require logging in).

On the Memorial of Saint Robert Bellarmine 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).

Online text: ‘Newman on Infallibility’, by Avery Dulles, S.J.

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  • ‘Newman on Infallibility’, by Avery Dulles, S.J., Theological Studies, vol. 51, issue 3 (1990): pp. 434-449. Available in pdf format at Theological Studies.

Posted on the Feast of Saints Cornelius and Cyprian, and on the anniversary of the close of the Third Council of Constantinople (16 September 681). 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).

‘He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and rise after three days. He spoke this openly. Then Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. At this he turned around and, looking at his disciples, rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan. You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.”‘ (St. Mark viii, 31-33, from the gospel reading for 16 September 2018)

 

Online ebook: “Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God” by the Abbe Orsini

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  • Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with the history of the devotion to her, from the French of the Abbe Orsini; to which is added Meditations on the Litany of the Virgin, from the French of the Abbe Edouard Barthe; also Poems on the Litany of Loreto, from the German of the Countess Hahn-Hahn, translated by the Very Rev. F.C. Husenbeth (London, New York: Virtue and Company). May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet Archive.
    • [N.B., It is mistakenly indexed as Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with the History of the Devotion to Her; Completed by the Traditions of the East, the Writings of the Fathers, and the Private History of the Jews, a title that refers to a different translation of the Abbe Orisini’s work, by Mrs. J. Sadlier.]

Posted on the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary, instituted after the victory of Christian forces at the Battle of Vienna (12 September 1683); and in remembrance of the San Patricios. 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 lecture: “Siege of Malta (18 May – 11 Sept 1565)”, by Michael Davies

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  • The Knights of Malta: A Legend Towards the Future, by Marcello Maria Marrocco Trischitta (Rome: Association of the Italian Knights of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta). Available in PDF format on this page of the Order of Malta website.

On the anniversary of the end of the Great Siege of Malta. 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 Way of Suicide, Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia, or Evangelium Vitae’s Way of Mercy and Compassion?”, by Dr. Brigid Vout

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  • “The Way of Suicide, Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia, or Evangelium Vitae’s Way of Mercy and Compassion?”, by Dr. Brigid Vout, The Linacre Quarterly, vol. 70, no. 4, article 4 (2003), pp. 301-315. Available in PDF format at the Raynor Memorial Libraries.

Posted on World Suicide Prevention Day. 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 ebook: “Modernism and Modern Thought”, by Father Bampton, S.J.

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On the Feast of Pope St. Pius X 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).

“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)

“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.” (I Timothy iv, 3-5)

“[K]eep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding the profane novelties of words and oppositions of knowledge falsely so called. Which some promising, have erred concerning the faith.” (I Timothy vi, 20-21)

“Do not forget those who have had charge of you, and preached God’s word to you; contemplate the happy issue of the life they lived, and imitate their faith. What Jesus Christ was yesterday, and is to-day, he remains for ever. Do not be carried aside from your course by a maze of new doctrines” (Hebrews xiii, 7-9)

Online ebook: “Catholic Theology in its Relation to Modern Spiritism”, by Alexis M. Lépicier

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  • The Unseen World: An Exposition of Catholic Theology in its Relation to Modern Spiritism, by Rev. Fr. Alexis M. Lépicier, O.S.M. [later, Cardinal Lépicier] (London: Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner, & Co., 1906). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in various formats (pdf, epub, kindle/mobi, text, etc.) at Internet Archive.
    • Another imprint (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger, 1906) may be read online, and is available in various formats, at Internet Archive; and it is also available at Forgotten Books, with some pages accessible by members alone. Chapter I of Part II, “The State of the Departed Soul” may be read online on this page of the EWTN Library.

Posted in view of the anniversary of the founding of the National Spiritualist Association of Churches in the United States.

Online ebook: “On Kingship”, by Saint Thomas Aquinas

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On the Memorial of the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist in the Roman Rite.

Online ebook: “The Origin and Extent of Civil Authority”, by Joseph Rickaby

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  • “Dissertation on the Origin and Extent of Civil Authority”, by Joseph Rickaby, S.J. On pages 1171 of the same author’s Political and Moral Essays (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1902), which is available at Internet Archive, with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive, a 3rd copy at Internet Archive, and a 4th copy at Internet Archive. [N.B., No Imprimatur, but written by a reputable author and a member of a then-reliable order.]

On the Feast of St. Louis IX, King of France, 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).