Online Texts & Media on Forgiveness of Sins outside Confession

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An Act of Contrition

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.

See these online texts and media on the forgiveness of sins, especially mortal sins, outside the Sacrament of Penance / Reconciliation–for persons who, due to illness, quarantines, lockdowns, or other just and sufficient reasons, are unable to reach a priest of the one true and Catholic Church with faculty to hear confessions, or even a priest exceptionally allowed to hear the confession of penitents in danger of death):

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List of websites that live-stream Holy Mass (with 2021 updates)

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INTRODUCTION

This special post of the Catholic eBooks Project provides:

  1. A partial list of websites that live-stream or upload videos of the Holy Mass or Holy Qurbono/Qurbana or Divine Liturgy, alphabetically grouped under the several Rites the one true Church;
  2. Suggestions on other means of accessing Holy Mass online; and
  3. Resources on exceptional means of observing the Sunday obligation.

This index of resources is offered for the benefit of the faithful who live in areas where authorities have suspended public celebration of the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass due to the current pandemic, or who have themselves been quarantined, or who are otherwise unable to hear Holy Mass in person for just and grave reasons. Continue reading

Free ebook: “The Doctrines, Duties, and Resources, of the Catholic Religion”, by L’Homond

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  • Instructions on the Doctrines, Duties, and Resources, of the Catholic Religion, by [C. F.] L’Homond, translated by James Appleton (Philadelphia: Michael Kelly, 1841). With episcopal approbation. May be read online, and available in pdf, mobi, epub, and other formats, at Internet Archive.

On the Feast of Saint Germanos of Constantinople in the Maronite Church and of Saint Robert Bellarmine in the Latin Church (Roman Rite).  For other texts and ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title), the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject), the List of Worth-It Catholic Books & eBooks, and the main page of the Catholic eBooks Project.

Online ebook: “My First Reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation & Solemn Holy Communion”

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  • To Receive Jesus: My First Reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Solemn Holy Communion (Kochi: Syro-Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Commissions for Catechesis and Liturgy, 2013). With Imprimatur. Available in pdf format on this page of Syro Malabar Australia.

On the Memorial of Blessed Imelda Lambertini. For other texts and ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title), the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject), the List of Worth-It Catholic Books & eBooks, and the main page of the Catholic eBooks Project.

Online text: “Synodality, Sociologism, and the Judgment of History”, by Dr. Michael Hanby

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  • “Synodality, Sociologism, and the Judgment of History”, by Prof. Michael Hanby, Ph.D., Communio, Vol. 48, No. 4 (Winter 2021): pp. 686-726 (© 2021 by Communio: International Catholic Review). Available in pdf format through this page of Communio,

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On the Feast of the Blessed Apostles Saints Philip and James in the Roman Rite. For other texts and ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title), the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject), the List of Worth-It Catholic Books & eBooks, and the main page of the Catholic eBooks Project.

“I charge thee, before God and Jesus Christ… Preach the word, be instant in season, out of season, reprove, entreat, rebuke with all patience and doctrine. For there shall be a time when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: And will turn away indeed their hearing from the truth but will be turned to fables. But be thou vigilant, labour in all things, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil thy ministry.” (II Timothy iv, 1-5)

For amen, I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall not pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever, therefore, shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven… Be you therefore perfect, as also your heavenly Father is perfect.” (St. Matthew v, 18-19, 48).

Online text: “Christ the Fulfilment of the Covenant”, by Br. Luke Gillis

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  • Christ the Fulfilment of the Covenant, by Br. Luke Gillis, F.P.M. Thesis for Master of Arts, University of Ottawa, 1964. Available in pdf format at the University of Ottawa.

On the Feast of the Prophet Isaiah (Isaias) in the Maronite Church. For other texts and ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title), the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject), the List of Worth-It Catholic Books & eBooks, and the main page of the Catholic eBooks Project.

Online text: “An International Code for the Punishment of War Crimes”, by Pope Pius XII

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  • “An International Code for the Punishment of War Crimes”, by the Venerable Pope Pius XII, St. John’s Law Review, Vol. 28, No. 1 (December 1953): pp. 1-18. The text states that it “is a translation of an address in French delivered by Pope Pius XII to the Sixth International Congress of Penal Law on October 3, 1953.” Available in pdf format through this page of St. John’s Law Review.

On the secular observance of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day.  For other texts and ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title), the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject), the List of Worth-It Catholic Books & eBooks, and the main page of the Catholic eBooks Project.

Online text: “Conscience and Truth”, by Cardinal Ratzinger

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The text is also available in Spanish: Continue reading

Free ebook: “A Prayer-Book for the Young, After First Communion”

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  • A Prayer-Book for the Young, After First Communion; Including Devotions for Confirmation, and a Variety of Occasional Prayers, Novenas, Litanies, &c. (London: Burns and Lambert, 1852). May be read online, and available in pdf, mobi, epub, and other formats, at Internet Archive.

On the Feast of Saint Dominic Savio in the Latin, Maronite, and Syro-Malabar churches, within the one true and Catholic Church. For other texts and ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title), the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject), the List of Worth-It Catholic Books & eBooks, and the main page of the Catholic eBooks Project.

Free ebook: “The Mass: A Study of the Roman Liturgy”, by Adrian Fortescue

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  • The Mass: A Study of the Roman Liturgy, by Adrian Fortescue [1874-1923] (London, New York, Toronto, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras: Longmans, Green and Co., 1922). May be read online, and available in pdf, mobi, epub, and other formats, at Internet Archive.

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Free ebook: “The Christian Mother: The Education of Her Children and Her Prayer”, by Rev. W. Cramer, with Introduction by Cardinal Gibbons

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  • The Christian Mother: The Education of Her Children and Her Prayer; With an Account of the Archconfraternity of Christian Mothers, by the Rev. W. Cramer, translated by a member of the Society of Jesus, with an Introduction by the Most Rev. James Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore (New York, Cincinnati, St. Louis: Benziger Brothers, 1880). With Imprimatur, and the approbation of many prelates. May be read online, and available in pdf, mobi, epub, and other formats, at Internet Archive.

See also the related texts listed on the post ‘Free ebook: “Catholic Hours; or, The Family Prayer-Book” (with Mass prayers for those at home and Office for the Dying)‘, as well as the following: Continue reading

Livre & audio gratuit: “Lettre Circulaire aux Amis de la Croix”, par Saint Louis de Montfort

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The text and audio are also available in English, indexed on the post: ‘Online ebook and audio: “Letter to the Friends of the Cross”, by St. Louis de Montfort (English et Francais)

Pour la Fête de l’Invention de la Sainte Croix. 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). Du texte:

Voilà, mes chers Confrères, voilà deux partis qui se présentent tous les jours: celui de Jésus-Christ et celui du monde… 

A gauche est le parti du monde ou du démon, lequel est le plus nombreux, le plus magnifique et le plus brillant, du moins en apparence…

A droite, le petit troupeau qui suit Jésus-Christ ne parle que de larmes, de pénitences, d’oraisons et de mépris du monde; on entend continuellement ces paroles entrecoupées de sanglots: “Souffrons, pleurons, jeûnons, prions, cachons-nous, humilions-nous, appauvrissons-nous, mortifions-nous; car celui qui n’a pas l’esprit de Jésus-Christ, qui est un esprit de croix, n’est point à lui; ceux qui sont à Jésus-Christ ont crucifié leur chair avec leurs concupiscences; il faut être conforme à l’image de Jésus-Christ ou être damné… 

Les mondains, au contraire, pour s’animer à persévérer dans leur malice sans scrupule, crient tous les jours: “La vie, la vie! la paix, la paix! la joie, la joie! Mangeons, buvons, chantons, dansons, jouons! Dieu est bon, Dieu ne nous a pas faits pour nous damner; Dieu ne défend pas de se divertir; nous ne serons pas damnés pour cela; point de scrupule! non moriemini, etc.”

A cet appel amoureux de Jésus, élevons-nous au-dessus de nous-mêmes; ne nous laissons pas séduire par nos sens, comme Eve; ne regardons que l’auteur et le consommateur de notre foi, Jésus crucifié; fuyons la corruption de la concupiscence du monde corrompu; aimons Jésus-Christ de la belle manière, c’est-à-dire au travers de toutes sortes de croix. Méditons bien ces admirables paroles de notre aimable Maître, qui renferment tout la perfection de la vie chrétienne: “Si quis vult venire post me, abneget semetipsun, et tollat crucem suam, et sequatur me!

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