The Raccolta; or, Collection of Indulgenced Prayers and Good Works, 1910 edition, by Ambrose St. John, 1815-1875 (London: Burns & Oates; New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Bros, 1910). With Imprimatur. May be read online and available in pfdf, epub, and mobi formats at Internet Archive; and available in pdf format on this page of Saints’ Books.
Thinking Together about the Common Good: The Political Implications of Thomas Aquinas’s Theory of Conscience, by Dr. Angela Concetta Miceli. LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 252 (2013). Available in pdf format on this page of LSU Digital Commons.
The Sinner’s Guide, by Venerable Louis of Granada, O.P., a new and revised translation by a Father of the same Order (New York: P.J. O’Shea, 1890). With Imprimatur; and containing approbatory letter of Pope Gregory XIII. May be read online, and available in pdf, mobi, epub, and other formats, at Internet Archive.
Another translation is also available:
The Sinner’s Guide, in Two Books; Book I. Containing a Full and Ample Exhortation to the Pursuit of Virtue, with Instructions and Directions How to Become Virtuous; Book II. The Doctrine of Virtue, with Necessary Instructions and Advice for Making a Man Virtuous, by the Rev. F. Lewis of Granada, Provincial of the Order of St. Dominick, in the Kingdom of Portugal, translated from the Spanish (Philadelphia: Henry. McGrath, 1844). With the favorable recommendation of the Bishop of Philadelphia. Available in pdf format on this page of Saints’ Books; and may be read online, and available in pdf, mobi, epub, and other formats, at Internet Archive.
“In marriage, as the marriage law declares, the man and woman come together for the procreation of children. Therefore whoever makes the procreation of children a greater sin than copulation, forbids marriage, and makes the woman not a wife, but a mistress, who for some gifts presented to her is joined to the man to gratify his passion. Where there is a wife there must be marriage. But there is no marriage where motherhood is not in view; therefore neither is there a wife.”
“For God, the Lord of life, has conferred on men the surpassing ministry of safeguarding life in a manner which is worthy of man…. The sexual characteristics of man and the human faculty of reproduction wonderfully exceed the dispositions of lower forms of life. Hence the acts themselves which are proper to conjugal love and which are exercised in accord with genuine human dignity must be honored with great reverence.
“Hence when there is question of harmonizing conjugal love with the responsible transmission of life, the moral aspects of any procedure does not depend solely on sincere intentions or on an evaluation of motives, but must be determined by objective standards. These, based on the nature of the human person and his acts, preserve the full sense of mutual self-giving and human procreation in the context of true love. Such a goal cannot be achieved unless the virtue of conjugal chastity is sincerely practiced. Relying on these principles, sons of the Church may not undertake methods of birth control which are found blameworthy by the teaching authority of the Church in its unfolding of the divine law.
“All should be persuaded that human life and the task of transmitting it are not realities bound up with this world alone. Hence they cannot be measured or perceived only in terms of it, but always have a bearing on the eternal destiny of men.”
“[I]t is never lawful, even for the gravest reasons, to do evil that good may come of it (cf. Rom 3:8) — in other words, to intend directly something which of its very nature contradicts the moral order, and which must therefore be judged unworthy of man, even though the intention is to protect or promote the welfare of an individual, of a family or of society in general”
Will Many Be Saved?: What Vatican II Actually Teaches and Its Implications for the New Evangelization, by Professor Ralph Martin, S.T.D. [Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Archdiocese of Detroit] (Grand Rapids: Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2012). The ebook and/or the printed book may be purchased at Verbum and Amazon.
See also these related free or online texts/ebooks and media:
“Balthasar and Salvation: What Does He Really Teach?”, by Ralph Martin, Josephinum Journal of Theology, Vol 21, no. 2 (2014): pp. 1-29. Available in pdf format on this page of Renewal Ministries.
A Critical Examination of Key Claims Karl Rahner Makes About His Thesis of the Anonymous Christian, by Brantly C. Millegan (2015). School of Divinity Master’s Theses and Projects. 10. Available in pdf format on this page at University of St. Thomas Research Online.
Eschatology; or, The Catholic Doctrine of the Last Things: A Dogmatic Treatise, by Joseph Pohle, translated by Arthur Preuss (St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder, 1918, c1917). With Imprimatur. Volume XII of Fr. Pohle’s Dogmatic Theology series. Available on multiple formats at Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto).
“Fewness [of those saved]: One Hundred and One Texts”. A collection of quotes from the Sacred Scriptures and the Saints. May be read online on this page of Saints’ Quotes.
The Sacraments: A Dogmatic Treatise. Volume III, Penance, 2nd revised edition, by Rev. Joseph Pohle, Ph.D., translated by Arthur Preuss (St. Louis, Mo. and London: B. Herder, 1918). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet Archive. The 1st edition (1917) is also available at Open Library and Internet Archive, with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive.
Theory and Practice of the Confessional: A Guide in the Administration of the Sacrament of Penance, 2nd edition, by Prof. Caspar Erich Schieler, edited by Rev. H.J. Heuser, with an Introduction by Archbishop S.G. Messmer (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1905). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, mobi, epub and other formats, at Internet Archive, with a 2nd copy at Internet Archiveand Open Library, and a 3rd copy at Internet Archive. Also available at HathiTrust, with a 2nd copy at HathiTrust.
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.
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):
“Be converted, and do penance for all your iniquities: and iniquity shall not be your ruin. Cast away from you all your transgressions… and make to yourselves a new heart, and a new spirit… For I desire not the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God, return ye, and live.” (Ezechiel xviii, 30-32)
N.B., The work consists of various essays by Cardinal Muller, including the following essays which may be read online:
“Faith’s Political Witness: The Demands of Justice and Love”—earlier published on this post at First Things (April 2013);
“Testimony to the Power of Grace: On the Indissolubility of Marriage and the Debate Concerning the Civilly Remarried and the Sacraments”—from “L’Osservatore Romano, ed. quotidiana, Anno CLIII, n. 243, Merc. 23/10/2013”, earlier published at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith;
See also the following essays and audio on the work:
Encyclical “Arcanum” on Christian Marriage, by Pope Leo XIII (10 February 1880). May be read online at the Holy See.
Included in the larger work: The Great Encyclical Letters of Pope Leo XIII:Translations from Approved Sources, with Preface by Rev. John J. Wynne, S.J. (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1903). With Imprimatur.
The audiobook, read by Maria Therese, may be listened to online and downloaded in mp3 and other formats at LibriVox and at Internet Archive. [N.B., The recording states that it is in the public domain.]
The Juridical and Christian Anthropological Study of the Indissolubility of Canonical Marriage in the Light of Canon 1056, by Clothilde Ngwe Wanki (Rome, 2011). Doctoral thesis in canon law at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross – Faculty of Canon Law. 580 pages. Available in pdf format at Bibliotecanonica.
[N.B., This is an admirably comprehensive historical-theological overview of Catholic Christian teaching on the unity and indissolubility of marriage, which shows (i) its fidelity to divine revelation and natural law, seen in the continuity of apostolic, patristic, scholastic, and modern canonical legislation, especially on sacramental marriages; and (ii) its development on matters subject to positive law, such as the effect of privileges in favour of the faith on non-sacramental marriages.]
Lettre Encyclique “Casti Connubii” sur le Mariage Chrétien Considéré au Point de Vue de la Condition Présente, des Nécessités, des Erreurs et des Vices de la Famille et de la Société, du Souverain Pontife Pie XI (31 décembre 1930). Disponible sur le site officiel du Saint-Siège. [D’apres Wikipedia : « Elle forme l’essentiel de l’enseignement doctrinal de l’Église sur le sacrement matrimonial et la vie conjugale. »]