Free ebook: “Catholic Church Music”, by Richard R. Terry

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  • Works on Catholic Music:
    • The Fundamentals of Gregorian Chant: A Simple Exposition of the Solesmes Principles Founded Mainly on “Le Nombre Musical Grégorien” of Dom André Mocquereau, by Lura F. Heckenlively (Tournai, Belgium: Society of St. John Evangelist, Desclée & Co., 1900). Available at Open Libraryand Internet Archive.
    • A Handbook of Church Music: a practical guide for all those having the charge of schools and choirs, and others who desire to restore plainsong to its proper place in the services of the Church, by F. Clement C. Egerton, with a preface by H.G. Worth (London: R. & T. Washbourne, c1909). With Imprimatur. Available on Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN; Book contributor: Faculty of Music Library, University of Toronto).
    • The “Hermeneutic of Continuity” and Twentieth-Century Legislation on Sacred Music’, by Philip Carl Smith, Antiphon 13.3 (2009): 247-263. Available in PDF format on this page of the Society for Catholic Liturgy.
    • A Manual of Gregorian chant compiled from the Solesmes books and from ancient manuscripts (Rome, Tournai (Belgium): Society of Saint John the Evangelist/Desclee, Lefebvre & Co., Publishers to the Holy See and Printers to the Sacred Congregation of Rites, 1903). With Imprimatur. Also with approbation from Pope Leo XIII addressed to Abbot Paul Delatte, O. S. B., of Solesmes. Available at Internet Archive and Open Library (which reports: “Includes the Ordinary of the Mass in Latin with an English paraphrase by Dom Gueranger, and a commentary in English on the religious service.”)
    • Sacred Music, Vol. 128, No. 4 (Winter 2001). Published by the Church Music Association of America. Includes the articles: “The Easter Triduum in Milan”, by Vincent A. Lenti; “The Mozarabic Chant Books of Cisneros”, by Dr. Angel Fernandez Collado; and “Reflections on the Liturgical Reform”, by Professor Roberto de Mattei. Available in pdf format (on this page) at Musica Sacra.
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On the Feast of Saint Cecilia in the Roman Rite. For similar texts see the subject index on Music. 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).

“[B]e ye filled with the holy Spirit, speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns, and spiritual canticles, singing, and making melody in your hearts to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to God and the Father” (Ephesians v, 18-20)

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e-Livre gratuit: “De la Vie et des Vertus Chretiennes Considerees dans l’Etat Religieux”, par Charles Gay

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  • De la Vie et des Vertus Chretiennes Considerees dans l’Etat Religieux, par l’Abbe Charles Gay (Poitiers: Henri Oudin; Paris: Victor Palme, 1874). Disponible à la Bibliothèque nationale de France: Tome I et Tome II.
  • De la Vie et des Vertus Chretiennes Considerees dans l’Etat Religieux, 2e edition, par l’Abbe Charles Gay (Poitiers, Paris: Henri Oudin 1875). Disponible à Internet Archive: Tome I et Tome II.
  • De la Vie et des Vertus Chretiennes Considerees dans l’Etat Religieux, 15e edition, par Mgr. Charles Gay (Poitiers, Paris: Henri Oudin). Disponible à Internet Archive: Tome I et Tome II.
  • De la Vie et des Vertus Chretiennes Considerees dans l’Etat Religieux, 19e edition, par Mgr. Charles Gay, l’Eveque d’Anthedon (Tours: Maison Alfred Mame et Fils). Disponible à Internet Archive: Tome I et Tome II.

Pour la fête de la Présentation de la Bienheureuse Vierge Marie dans le rite romain. 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).

“Chers hommes et femmes consacrés, faites de votre vie une attente fervente du Christ, allant à sa rencontre comme les vierges sages qui vont à la rencontre de l’Époux. Soyez toujours prêts, fidèles au Christ, à l’Église, à votre Institut et à l’homme de notre temps. De jour en jour, vous serez ainsi renouvelés par le Christ, pour construire avec l’aide de son Esprit des communautés fraternelles, pour laver avec Lui les pieds des pauvres et pour apporter votre contribution irremplaçable à la transfiguration du monde.” (Pape St. Jean-Paul le Grand, Exhortation “Vita Consecrata”)

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

Online text: “Does International Law Protect the Unborn Child?”, by Patrick J. Flood

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  • International Law and the Right to Abortion (International Organizations Law Group Legal Studies Series, Number 1), by Piero A. Tozzi, J.D. (New York: Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, 2010). Available in pdf format (on this page) at the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-FAM), and at the Social Science Research Network.
  • “How U.N. Conventions on Women’s and Children’s Rights Undermine Family, Religion, and Sovereignty”, by Patrick F. Fagan, William L. Saunders, Michael A. Fragoso, Insight (May 2009). Available in pdf format at the Family Research Council. [Probably written by non-Catholic Christians, but enunciating viewpoints consistent with natural moral law]

On Children’s Day 2018, and on the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. 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).

“[W]e are confronted by… a veritable structure of sin… characterized by the emergence of a culture which denies solidarity and in many cases takes the form of a veritable “culture of death”. This culture is actively fostered by powerful cultural, economic and political currents which encourage an idea of society excessively concerned with efficiency… [I]t is possible to speak in a certain sense of a war of the powerful against the weak… A person who, because of illness, handicap or, more simply, just by existing, compromises the well-being or life-style of those who are more favoured tends to be looked upon as an enemy to be resisted or eliminated…

“[W]e are in fact faced by an objective “conspiracy against life”, involving even international Institutions, engaged in encouraging and carrying out actual campaigns to make contraception, sterilization and abortion widely available. Nor can it be denied that the mass media are often implicated in this conspiracy, by lending credit to that culture which presents recourse to contraception, sterilization, abortion and even euthanasia as a mark of progress and a victory of freedom, while depicting as enemies of freedom and progress those positions which are unreservedly pro-life.” (St. John Paul the Great, Encyclical “Evangelium Vitae”, 12, 17)

Online audiobook & ebook: “Becoming a Real Man of God”, by Roger J. Landry

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On the Feast of Raphael of St. Joseph Kalinowski (Józef Kalinowski) and in observance of International Men’s Day. 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)

“Up, then, gird thee like a man, and speak out all the message I give thee. Meet them undaunted, and they shall have no power to daunt thee. Strong I mean to make thee this day as fortified city, or pillar of iron, or wall of bronze, to meet king, prince, priest of Juda, and common folk all the country through; impregnable thou shalt be to their attack; am I not at thy side, the Lord says, to deliver thee?” (Jeremias i, 17-19)

Online text: “Pope and Council”, by Rev. James Hanrahan

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  • “Pope and Council: The Historical Background of the Present Situation”, by Rev. James Hanrahan, C.S.B., CCHA, Report, 32 (1965): pp. 13-27. Available in pdf format at the Canadian Catholic Historical Association.

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On the Memorial of the Dedication of the basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul 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).

“The Roman Pontiff – like all the faithful – is subject to the Word of God, to the Catholic faith, and is the guarantor of the Church’s obedience… He does not make arbitrary decisions, but is spokesman for the will of the Lord, who speaks to man in the Scriptures lived and interpreted by Tradition; in other words, the episkope of the primacy has limits set by divine law and by the Church’s divine, inviolable constitution found in Revelation.” (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, The Primacy of the Successor of Peter in the Mystery of the Church, 7)

Online text: “The Medieval Revival of Roman Law: Implications for Contemporary Legal Education”, by Henry Mather

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On the feast of Saint Edmund of Abingdon; and on the anniversary of the publication of the 2nd edition of the Corpus Iuris Civilis. 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).

“If there is an expression of the unity of the human race and of equality between all human beings, this expression is rightly given by the law, which can exclude no one from its horizon under pain of altering its specific identity. In this perspective, the international community’s efforts in recent decades to proclaim, defend and promote basic human rights are the best way that law can fulfil its profound vocation. Therefore jurists must always feel they are in the front line in the defence of human rights, for through them it is the human person’s very identity that is defended…

“What Catholic jurists and those who share the same faith possess is the awareness that their work, passionately supporting justice, equity and the common good, belongs to the plan of God, who asks all human beings to recognize one another as brothers and sisters, as children of one merciful Father, and who gives them the mission of defending every individual, especially the weakest, and of building a society on earth that conforms to the requirements of the Gospel. The establishment of universal brotherhood certainly cannot be the result of jurists’ efforts alone, but their contribution to accomplishing this task is specific and indispensable.”

(John Paul II, Address to the International Union of Catholic Jurists, 24 November 2000. Paragraph breaks modified)

Free ebook: “Catholic Science and Catholic Scientists”, by John Augustine Zahm

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  • Catholic Science and Catholic Scientists, by Rev. J. A. [John Augustine] Zahm, C.S.C. (Philadelphia: H.A. Kilner and Company, 1893). May be read online, and available in various formats (mobi/kindle, epub, pdf, etc.), at Internet Archive; and available at Forgotten Books (with some pages accessible to members only).

On the Feast of Saint Albert the Great (Albertus Magnus) 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).

“See how the skies proclaim God’s glory, how the vault of heaven betrays his craftsmanship! Each day echoes its secret to the next, each night passes on to the next its revelation of knowledge; no word, no accent of theirs that does not make itself heard, till their utterance fills every land, till their message reaches the ends of the world.” (Psalm xix, 2-5)

Online text: “The Martyrs of Mexico and Their Influence in the New Evangelization”, by Ricardo Ramirez

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  • “The Martyrs of Mexico and Their Influence in the New Evangelization”, by Ricardo Ramirez, C.S.B. Talk delivered at the XXIII ANSH Convention, October 8, 2012. Available in pdf format at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces.

On the Feast of Saint Margarito Flores García. 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).

At times the bark of Peter, favored by the winds, goes happily forward; at other times it appears to be swallowed up by the waves and on the point of being lost. Has not this ship always aboard the Divine Pilot who knows when to calm the angry waves and the winds? And who is it but Christ Himself Who alone is all-powerful, who brings it about that every persecution which is launched against the faithful should react to the lasting benefit of the Church?” (Pope Pius XI, Encyclical “Iniquis Allictisque“)

Online text: “Canadian Catholic Chaplains in the Great War, 1914-1918″, by Major J.R. O’ Gorman

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  • “A Light in the Darkness: The Interaction between Catholicism and World War I”, by Maggie Brennan, The Purdue Historian 6, 1 (2013): pp. 14-33. Available in pdf format (on this page) at The Purdue Historian. [N.B., This text focuses mainly on the effect of the conscription of clergy on the Catholic Church in France.]
  • “Roman Catholic Army Chaplains During the First World War: Roles, Experiences and Dilemmas”, by Martin Purdy (Masteral Thesis at the University of Central Lancashire) (January 2012). Available in pdf format at the University of Central Lancashire.
    • [N.B., Although this text does not appear to have been written by a Catholic Christian, it is useful for containing a detailed study of Catholic chaplains in the British Army as a group during the War of Nations. Notably, it attributed the remarkable willingness of Catholic chaplains to risk death at the front lines to their awareness of and response to the critical importance of the sacraments for the salvation of the soldiers they served.]

On the feast of Saint Martin of Tours in the Roman Rite; and in commemoration of the end of the First World War (Armistice or Remembrance Day in Commonwealth countries) and Veterans Day in the United States. 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 media: “Mary’s Victory over All Heresies”, by Bishop Athanasius Schneider

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Posted on the Memorial of Pope Leo I (St. Leo the Great) in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite, and belatedly for the anniversary of the opening of the 3rd Council of Constantinople (7 November 680 AD).

“The Catholic faith is indeed not the private property of the pastor of a parish, nor of the bishop of a diocese, and not even of a pope… The Catholic faith is greater. It precedes and it transcends the pastors of the Church because they also are the first ones who have to obey the faith–exemplarily… The Catholic faith belongs to all times, to all places, and to all generations of Catholics, starting with the Apostles and going through all the Fathers, the Doctors of the Church, and all the saints we know…

“Nowadays we can [see] the introduction of some changes and ruptures in the presentation of the truths regarding doctrine and morals… To hide and to mask such changes, there are used such seductive expressions as ‘paradigm shift’ or ‘hermeneutic of continuity,’ even when the obvious sense of the changes contradicts the constant belief and the constant practise of the Church… In such situations, you should say ‘I know my Catholic faith. I will not permit [myself] to be confused by whomever. For the sake of this faith, I am willing to die’”

“The Catholic faith cannot admit a change, or a rupture, or a reinterpretation into another signification than it has been constantly believed and taught throughout 2000 years… Our paradigm is Christ–the same yesterday, today and forever. There is no shift of paradigm…” (Bishop Athanasius Schneider, from the LifeSiteNews highlights of his prerecorded video lecture at the 2018 Catholic Identity Conference)