Online ebook: “The Eucharist: Sacrament and Sacrifice”, by Fr. Giles Dimock

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On the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, see the following books and texts:

On the worthy reception of Christ our Lord in Holy Communion, see the books and texts listed in our post “Online texts: Commentaries on ‘Amoris Laetitia’“, as well as the following texts:

Posted on Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday), 2019 in the one true and Catholic Church. 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 tradition which I received from the Lord, and handed on to you, is that the Lord Jesus, on the night when he was being betrayed, took bread, and gave thanks, and broke it, and said, Take, eat; this is my body, given up for you. Do this for a commemoration of me. And so with the cup, when supper was ended, This cup, he said, is the new testament, in my blood. Do this, whenever you drink it, for a commemoration of me. So it is the Lord’s death that you are heralding, whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, until he comes.”

“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.” (I Corinthians xi, 23-29)

Online ebook: “The Chief Sources of Sin”, by Michael V. McDonough

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  • The Chief Sources of Sin: Seven Discourses on Pride, Covetousness, Lust, Anger, Gluttony, Envy, Sloth, by Michael V. McDonough [b. 1863] (New York, Baltimore: John Murphy Company, 1910). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi,. And other formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
    • [N.B., This work appears to be in the public domain under US law. As to other jurisdictions, an online search yielded a date of death of 02 November 1933 for a certain Rev. Michael V, McDonough, chaplain of St. Mary’s Home, New Bedford (vide Anchor, October 29, 2010, p.19). If this is the author, then the work would also have entered the public domain in jurisdictions where the copyright period is reckoned based on the author’s lifetime + 70 years. Advice on this matter would be appreciated.]

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On Holy Wednesday (or Spy Wednesday), 2019 in the one true and Catholic Church. 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).

“If, when I say to the wicked, Thou shalt surely die: thou declare it not to him, nor speak to him, that he may be converted from his wicked way, and live: the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but I will require his blood at thy hand. But if thou give warning to the wicked, and he be not converted from his wickedness, and from his evil way: he indeed shall die in his iniquity, but thou hast delivered thy soul.” (Ezechiel iii, 18-19)

“Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, Behold, thou hast recovered thy strength; do not sin any more, for fear that worse should befall thee” (St. John v, 13)

If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death… and there is a sin not unto death.” (II John v, 16-17 KJV)

Online text: “The Liturgical and Theological Aesthetics of Pope Benedict XVI”, by Roland Millare

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  • “The Sacred Is Still Beautiful: The Liturgical and Theological Aesthetics of Pope Benedict XVI”, by Roland Millare, Logos, vol. 16, no. 1 (Winter 2013), pp. 104-128. May be read online and downloaded in pdf format at Academia.edu.

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Posted on Holy Monday, 2019; on the anniversary of Lateran Council of AD 769; in observance of the Universal Day of Culture and of World Art Day; and in advance of the birthday of Pope Benedict XVI. 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).

[S]ome artistic expressions are real highways to God, the supreme Beauty; indeed, they help us to grow in our relationship with him, in prayer. These are works that were born from faith and express faith.” (Pope Benedict XVI, General Audience, 31 August 2011)

“[R]eligious iconography should be directed to sacramental mystagogy… Everything related to the Eucharist should be marked by beauty.” (Pope Benedict XVI, Sacramentum Caritatis, no. 41)

Online ebooks: “A Collection of Cases in Moral and Pastoral Theology”, in 5 volumes

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  • The Casuist: A Collection of Cases in Moral and Pastoral Theology. With Imprimatur.
    • Volume I (New York: J.F. Wagner, 1906) is available in pdf, epub, mobi/kindle, and other formats at Internet Archive, with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive.
    • Volume II (New York: J.F. Wagner, 1908) is available in pdf, epub, mobi/kindle, and other formats at Internet Archive, with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive.
    • Volume III (New York: J.F. Wagner, 1910) is available in pdf, epub, mobi/kindle, and other formats at Internet Archive, with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive., and a 3rd copy at Internet Archive.
    • Volume IV, revised by Rev. Stanislaus Woywod, O.F.M. (New York: J.F. Wagner, 1912) is available in pdf, epub, mobi/kindle, and other formats at Internet Archive.
    • Volume V, prepared and edited by the Rev. J.A. McHugh, O.P. (New York: J.F. Wagner, 1917) is available in pdf, epub, mobi/kindle, and other formats at Internet Archive.

On the Feast of Blessed Angelo Carletti di Chivasso. See also this related ebook: Catholic Moral Teaching and its Antagonists Viewed in the Light of Principle and of Contemporaneous History, by Joseph Mausbach.

“If, when I say to the wicked, Thou shalt surely die: thou declare it not to him, nor speak to him, that he may be converted from his wicked way, and live: the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but I will require his blood at thy hand. But if thou give warning to the wicked, and he be not converted from his wickedness, and from his evil way: he indeed shall die in his iniquity, but thou hast delivered thy soul.

“Moreover, if the just man shall turn away from his justice, and shall commit iniquity: I will lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die, because thou hast not given him warning: he shall die in his sin, and his justices, which he hath done, shall not be remembered: but I will require his blood at thy hand. But if thou warn the just man, that the just may not sin, and he doth not sin: living he shall live, because thou hast warned him, and thou hast delivered thy soul.” (Ezechiel iii, 18-21)

Free ebook: “Manual of Christian Doctrine, Comprising Dogma, Moral, and Worship”, by a seminary professor

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  • Manual of Christian Doctrine, Comprising Dogma, Moral, and Worship, authorized English version, 39th edition, by a seminary professor (Philadelphia, Pa.: John Joseph McVey, 1923). With Imprimatur. [N.B., The Internet Archive index page states that the author is Brother John Chrysostom, who, according to HathiTrust index page, lived in 1863-1917.] . May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi and other formats, at Internet Archive. The 37th edition (1921) is available at Internet Archive. The 1919 edition is available at Internet Archive. The 13th edition (1910) is available at Internet Archive. The 6th edition (1906) is available at Internet Archive and HathiTrust Digital Library.

On the Feast of Pope St. Urban I and St. Epaphroditus in the Maronite church: may their prayers be with us. 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 you continue in my word, you shall be my disciples indeed: And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (St. John viii, 31-32)

Go out all over the world and preach the gospel to the whole of creation; he who believes and is baptized will be saved; he who refuses belief will be condemned.” (St. Mark xvi, 15-16)

“God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.” (II Thessalonians ii, 13-15 KJV)

Free ebook: “Helps to a Spiritual Life”, by Rev. Joseph Schneider & Rev. Ferreol Girardey

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  • Helps to a Spiritual Life; for Religious and for All Persons in the World Who Desire to Serve God Fervently, from the German of Rev. Joseph Schneider, with additions by Rev. Ferreol Girardey, C.Ss.R. (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger, 1903). Available in pdf, mobi, and epub formats at Internet Archive, with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive.

On the Feast of Saint Julie Billiart. For other online texts and more legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject). Blessed be God in His angels and in His saints!

Free ebook: “Catechism on Modernism”, by Jean Baptiste Lemius

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  • Catechism on Modernism according to the Encyclical ‘Pascendi dominici gregis’ of His Holiness Pius X, from the French of Jean Baptiste Lemius, translated by John Fitzpatrick (London, Glasgow: R. & T. Washbourne; New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1908). With Imprimatur. Available in pdf, epub, mobi/kindle and other formats at Internet Archive, Internet Archive; and in pdf format at Today’s Catholic World.

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Posted on the commemoration of the Second Ecumenical Council of Nicaea in the Maronite church; and in belated observance of the feast of Pope Celestine I. For other online texts and more legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

“Christ our God, when he took for his bride his holy catholic church, having no blemish or wrinkle, promised he would guard her and assured his holy disciples saying, I am with you every day until the consummation of this age. This promise however he made not only to them but also to us, who thanks to them have come to believe in his name…

“Therefore the Lord God, not bearing that what was subject to him should be destroyed by such a corruption, has by his good pleasure summoned us… who are those responsible for the priesthood everywhere, in order that the divinely inspired tradition of the catholic church should receive confirmation by a public decree…

“[W]e declare that we defend free from any innovations all the written and Unwritten ecclesiastical traditions that have been entrusted to us… following as we are the God-spoken teaching of our holy fathers and the tradition of the catholic church — for we recognize that this tradition comes from the holy Spirit who dwells in her” (Second Council of Nicaea, from Papal Encyclicals Online, formatting supplied)

Free ebook: “Principles of Logic”, by George Hayward Joyce

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

“Although times change and knowledge increases, it is possible to discern a core of philosophical insight within the history of thought as a whole… Precisely because it is shared in some measure by all, this knowledge should serve as a kind of reference-point for the different philosophical schools. Once reason successfully intuits and formulates the first universal principles of being and correctly draws from them conclusions which are coherent both logically and ethically, then it may be called right reason or, as the ancients called it, orthós logos, recta ratio…” (Pope John Paul II, Fides et Ratio)

Free ebook: A Dogmatic Treatise on Penance, by Joseph Pohle and Arthur Preuss

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  • 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 (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: New York Public Library), with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive.
    • [N.B., This is the 10th volume of the Dogmatic Theology series by Rev. Joseph Pohle, Ph.D., translated by Arthur Preuss.]

Posted in belated observance of the Memorial of Mary, Mother of Mercy, in the Roman Rite (national calendar of Ukraine), and the Feast of Saint Mary of Egypt: Sanctae Mariae, orate pro nobis peccatoribus! For other online texts and more legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

“Once more Jesus said to them, Peace be upon you; I came upon an errand from my Father, and now I am sending you out in my turn. With that, he breathed on them, and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit; when you forgive men’s sins, they are forgiven, when you hold them bound, they are held bound.” (St. John xx, 21-23)

Texto en linea: “El Gran Teatro del Mundo”, de Calderón de la Barca

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  • El Gran Teatro del Mundo, auto sacramental alegórico de Pedro Calderón de la Barca (c. 1634). Disponible en formato PDF en Canal UNED.

Para la conmemoración del Día Internacional del Teatro 2019. 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).

Y ustedes, los que ahora dicen: «Hoy o mañana iremos a tal ciudad y nos quedaremos allí todo el año, haremos negocio y ganaremos dinero», ¿saben acaso qué les pasará mañana? Por su vida es como el humo, que aparece un momento y luego se disipa. Digan más bien: «Si Dios quiere, viviremos y haremos esto o aquello». Ustedes, en cambio, se glorían presuntuosamente, y esa jactancia es mala. El que sabe hacer el bien y no lo hace, comete pecado. (Santiago iv, 13-17)

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