Online text: “The Importance of Biblical Hebrew in Catholic Seminaries and Academic Institutions”, by Dr. André Villeneuve

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  • “On the Importance of Biblical Hebrew in Catholic Seminaries and Academic Institutions”, by André Villeneuve, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theology, Saint John Vianney Seminary, Denver, CO (January 2017). Available at ResearchGate and Academia.edu.

On the Feast of St. Simeon of Jerusalem in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. For other online texts and legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

Free ebook: “Manual of Devotions in Honour of Our Lady of Sorrows”

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On the feast of the Seven Founders of the Servite Order. For other online texts and legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

“And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary, his mother: Behold, this child is set for the ruin, and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be contradicted. And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that out of many hearts thoughts may be revealed.” (St. Luke ii, 34-35)

Online texts: “Trafficking of Human Slaves”, by Barbara Krallis, 16-part series

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  • CounterTrafficking Training Manual, developed through the collaboration of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, the Metropolitan Police Service and the International Organization for Migration (London: International Organization for Migration, 2014). Available in PDF format at the Internet Archive Wayback Machine (which is the 09 April 2016 snapshot of the relevant page of the International Organization for Migration United Kingdom).
  • Letter to Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran on the Occasion of the International Conference “Twenty-First Century Slavery – the Human Rights Dimension to Trafficking in Human Beings”, by Pope John Paul II, 15 May 2002. From L’Osservatore Romano 18.5.2002, p.4; L’Osservatore Romano, Weekly Edition in English, n.23, p.9. May be read online at the Holy See.
  • “Migrations: Pilgrimage of Faith and Hope”: Message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees (2013), by Pope Benedict XVI, 12 October 2012. May be read online at the Holy See.
  • Pastoral Orientations on Human Trafficking (Vatican City: Migrants & Refugees Section, Integral Human Development, 2019). Available in pdf format at Migrants & Refugees.

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On the feast of Saint Onesimus, and in belated observance of the feast of Saint Josephine Bakhita. For other online texts and legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

“Do not think of him any longer as a slave; he is something more than a slave, a well loved brother, to me in a special way; much more, then, to thee, now that both nature and Christ make him thy own.” (Philemon i, 16)

Livre gratuit: Oeuvres de Claude de la Colombière, 7 volumes

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  • Œuvres du R.P. Claude de la Colombière, de la Compagnie de Jésus: contenant ses sermons prêchés devant S.A.R. Madame la duchesse d’Yorck, ses réflexions chrétiennes sur divers sujets de piété, ses méditations sur la passion, sa retraite, et ses lettres spirituelles (Avignon: Seguin Aîné, 1832). Disponible dans Internet Archive: Tome Premier, Tome Second, Tome Troisieme, Tome Quatrieme, et Tome Cinquieme, contenant ses sermons; Tome Sixieme contenant des réflexions et méditations; et Tome Septieme contenant des retraite et lettres spirituelles.

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

Online text: “Love is for Life: Pastoral Letter of the Irish Bishops”

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On the Feast of St. Valentine (St. Valentine’s Day) in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. For other online texts and 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: “We Cannot Live without the Eucharist!”, Pastoral Letter from Bishop Camillo Ballin

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  • Apostolic Letter “Dies Domini” on Keeping the Lord’s Day Holy, by Pope John Paul II (Saint John Paul the Great), 31 May 1998. May be read online on this page of Adoremus, and at the Holy See.
  • The Moveable Feasts, Fasts, and Other Annual Observances of the Catholic Church, by Rev. Alban Butler, with life of the author by Charles Butler, to which is added, a continuation of the feasts and fasts, by a Catholic priest (Dublin: James Duffy, 1839). May be read online, and available in pdf, mobi, epub, and other formats, at Internet Archive.

On the Feast of the Holy Martyrs of Abitene (Abitinae). For other online texts and legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

I am not asking you if you are a Christian, but if you have taken part in the assembly or if you have a book of the Scriptures [said the pagan magistrate] …

“O foolish and ridiculous question of the judge! As if a Christian could be without the Sunday Eucharist, or the Sunday Eucharist could be celebrated without there being a Christian! Don’t you know, Satan, that it is the Sunday Eucharist which makes the Christian and the Christian that makes the Sunday Eucharist, so that one cannot subsist without the other, and vice versa?…

“When you hear someone say ‘Christian,’ know that there is an assembly that celebrates the Lord; and when you hear someone say ‘assembly,’ know that a Christian is there” (from the acts of the martyrs of Abitene, quoted in Aleteia)

Online text: “A Critique of the English Translations of the Roman Canon”, by Giorgio Nulley

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  • “A Critique of the English Translations of the Roman Canon with a Comparative Study of Their Implications” (Masteral Thesis), by Giorgio Nulley (School of Philosophy and Theology, University of Notre Dame Australia, 2015). Available in pdf format at the University of Notre Dame Australia.

On the Feast of Saint Agatha of Sicily in the Roman Rite. For other online texts and legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

Libro gratis: “San Pedro Nolasco” (libro por los niños), por Profesor Manuel Andrés Díaz Salas

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  • San Pedro Nolasco: Fundador de la Orden de la Merced, por Profesor Manuel Andrés Díaz Salas (Provincia Mercedaria de Chile, 2015). Un libro por los niños. Disponible en formato pdf en la Provincia Mercedaria de Chile.

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  • San Pedro Nolasco, por Fray Joaquín Millán Rubio (Lérida: Instituto Histórico Padre Faustino Gazulla, 2012). Disponible en formato pdf en la Provincia Mercedaria de Chile.

Por la Fiesta del San Pedro Nolasco. 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).

Free ebook: Church and State in the Formation of Christendom, by T.W. Allies

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  • Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom, by T. W. (Thomas William) Allies (London, Burns & Oates, 1882). May be viewed online, and available in epub, mobi, and plaintext format, at Project Gutenberg. A later impresion (London, Burns & Oates, 1887) may be viewed online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet Archive. A yet later impression (London: Burns & Oates; New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1898) is available at Hathitrust Digital Library.

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Posted on the Feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite; in memory of Charlemagne, King of the Franks and Emperor of the Romans (+28 January 814 AD); and on the anniversary of the lifting of the excommunication of Henry IV at Canossa. For other online texts and legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

Your life amidst the Gentiles must be beyond reproach; decried as malefactors, you must let them see, from your honourable behaviour, what you are; they will praise God for you, when his time comes to have mercy on them. For love of the Lord, then, bow to every kind of human authority; to the king, who enjoys the chief power, and to the magistrates who hold his commission to punish criminals and encourage honest men… Give all men their due; to the brethren, your love; to God, your reverence; to the king, due honour.” (I Peter ii, 12-14, 17)

Free ebook: “The Cistercian Fathers”, translated by Henry Collins

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  • The Cistercian Fathers: or, Lives and Legends of Certain Saints and Blessed of the Order of Citeaux, translated by Henry Collins, with a Preface by Rev. W.R. Brownlow (London, Dublin, Derry: Thomas Richardson and Son; New York: Henry H. Richardson and Co., 1872). Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.

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On the Feast of the holy Founders of Citeaux in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. For other online texts and legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).