Online text: “The Permanent Validity of the Church’s Missionary Mandate”, by Pope St. John Paul II

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On the Memorial of St. Joseph Vaz 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).

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.” (Matthew xxv, 19-20)

e-livre gratuit: “Les Témoins du renouveau catholique”

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En la fête de Saint Remi de Reims dans l’Eglise romaine (Calendrier propre à la France). 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!)

Online text: “Resistance and Fidelity to the Church in Times of Crisis”, by Professor Roberto de Mattei

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On the Feast of St. Hilary of Poitiers in the Latin church (Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite) and 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).

“[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 video: “Spreading the Gospel Back Then and All Over Again”, by Steve Ray

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On the Feast of Blessed Peter Donders. 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 Coming Home Journal: Salvation and Justification”

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  • The Coming Home Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1: Salvation and Justification. 43 pages. Available in PDF format through this page at The Coming Home Network. Includes the following articles:
    • “We Do Not Stand Alone” by Todd von Kampen,
    • “One Saving Action” by Dwight Longenecker,
    •  “But How ARE Catholics Saved?” from the Catechism of the Catholic Church,
    • “Salvation from the Perspective
      of the Early Church Fathers” by Chris Erickson,
    • “Justification By Faith” by Dr. William Marshner,
    • “NOT By Faith Alone” by James Akin, and
    • “Faith Alone, Faith and Works, or Is It Something Else?” by Marcus C. Grodi

On the anniversary of the approval of the Decree Concerning Justification at Session VI of the Council of Trent (13 January 1547). 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).

“But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.” (1 Corinthians 6:11)

Free ebooks: Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent

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  • The Canons and Decrees of the Sacred and Oecumenical Council of Trent, celebrated under the Sovereign Pontiffs Paul III, Julius III and Pius IV, translated by Rev.  James Waterworth; to which are prefixed essays on the external and internal history of the Council (London: Burns and Oates; New York: Catholic Publication Society Company) Available in various formats (pdf, epub, mobi/kindle) at Open Library and Internet Archive. [N.B. The index page says copyright year 1888, while the preface states that it was written in 1848.] Another edition (London: Dolman, 1848) may be read online at the Hanover Historical Texts Project (Scanned by Hanover College students in 1995).
  • Documents of the Council of Trent may be read online at Internet Archive (the 17 May 2013 snapshot of the apparently defunct Catholic Community Forum).
  • Dogmatic Canons and Decrees: Authorized Translations of the Dogmatic Decrees of the Council of Trent, the Decree on the Immaculate Conception, the Syllabus of Pope Pius IX, and the Decrees of the Vatican Council (New York: Devin-Adair Co., 1912). With Imprimatur. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive [N.B., According to the Preface, it includes Canon Waterworth’s translation for the Council of Trent, Cardinal Manning’s for the First Vatican Council, and the translation of the Syllabus authorized by Cardinal McCabe, Archbishop of Dublin.]
  • The Canons on the Holy Mass and the Blessed Eucharist, by the Council of Trent. May be read online at Catholic Liturgical Library. These include canons concerning the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist (September 5, 1551); on Communion Under Both Species and that of Little Children (June 4, 1562); and on the Sacrifice of the Mass (September 17, 1562).

On the Memorial of the Holy Ecumenical Council of Trent 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 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)

e-livre gratuit: “Valeur des Décisions Doctrinales et Disciplinaires du Saint-Siège”, par Lucien Choupin

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  • Valeur des Décisions Doctrinales et Disciplinaires du Saint-Siège: Syllabus; Index; Saint-Office; Galilée; Congrégations romaines; L’inquisition au moyen âge, 2e edition, par Lucien Choupin (Paris: Gabriel Beauchesne, 1913). Avec Imprimatur. Disponible sur Internet Archive, avec une deuxième copie sur Internet Archive et Open Library.

En la fête de Pape St. Agatho dans l’Eglise romaine. 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!)

Free ebook: “A Treatise on Baptism: also a Treatise on Confirmation”, by Francis Patrick Kenrick

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On the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ 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: “In Flüchtlingen und gewaltsam Vertriebenen Christus aufnehmen”, des Päpstlicher Rat der Seelsorge für Migranten und Menschen unterwegs, und Päpstlicher Rat “Cor Unum”

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  • In Flüchtlingen und Gewaltsam Vertriebenen Christus aufnehmen: Richtlinien für eine Seelsorge, des Päpstlicher Rat der Seelsorge für Migranten und Menschen unterwegs, und Päpstlicher Rat “Cor Unum” (Vatikanstadt, 2013). Verfügbar im pdf-Format am Heiligen Stuhl.

Auf dem Fest des Heiligen Severin von Noricum in Österreich, Deutschland und der Schweiz. Für andere kostenlose E-Bücher finden Sie in der Liste der kostenlose Bücher (nach Titel sortiert) und der Liste der kostenlose e-Bücher (gruppiert nach Thema).

[And if the grammar is wrong, please correct me. Danke!]

Online text: “Denial of Holy Communion to Those Obstinately Persevering in Manifest Grave Sin”, by Raymond Cardinal Burke

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On the Memorial of Saint Raymond of Penyafort in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite; and in celebration of the 22nd anniversary of the episcopal consecration of Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke (6 January 1995). 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).

“And therefore, if anyone eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily, he will be held to account for the Lord’s body and blood. A man must examine himself first, and then eat of that bread and drink of that cup; he is eating and drinking damnation to himself if he eats and drinks unworthily, not recognizing the Lord’s body for what it is.” (1 Corinthians 11:27-29)