Revelation and Faith

  • Ad Tuendam Fidem: Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio, by which certain norms are inserted into the Code of Canon Law and into the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches, by Pope John Paul II, May 28, 1998. From L’Osservatore Romano, Weekly Edition in English, 15 July 1998, 1. May be read online at the EWTN Library. [N.B. The Letter promulgates “new norms which expressly impose the obligation of upholding truths proposed in a definitive way by the Magisterium of the Church, and which also establish related canonical sanctions.”]
  • Aeterni Patris, Encyclical, On the Restoration of Christian Philosophy, by Pope Leo XIII (promulgated on 4 August 1879). Available at EWTN Library and The Summa.info
  • On the Apostolical and Infallible Authority of the Pope: when Teaching the Faithful, and on his Relation to a General Council, Francis Xavier Weninger (New York : D.& J. Sadlier ; Cincinnati, OH : J.P. Walsh, 1868). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library. [N.B., It has no Imprimatur, but the author is stated to be a missionary of the Society of Jesus {when the members of that order were still reliably orthodox}, and the content appears to be a faithfully Catholic demonstration from faith, history and reason of papal infallibility.]
  • The Bible and the Rule of Faith, by Abbe Louis Nazaire Bégin, translated by G.M. Ward (London, Burns and Oates; Quebec: John Barrow, 1875). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • A Christian apology: Volume 2, God and Revelation, by Paul Schanz, translated by Michael F. Glancey and Victor J. Schobel (Ratisbon, Rome, New York, Cincinnati: Frederick Pustet & Co., 1891). Available in various formats at Internet Archive, with a second copy here.
  • Certain difficulties felt by Anglicans in Catholic teaching considered: in a letter addressed to the Rev. E.B. Pusey, on occasion of his Eirenicon of 1864; and in a letter addressed to the Duke of Norfolk, on occasion of Mr. Gladstone’s Expostulation of 1874, by John Henry Newman, 1801-1890 (London : Pickering, 1876). Available on Internet Archive and Open Library (Book contributor: University of Toronto).
  • The Certainty of Divine Faith: a sermon preached on the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, 1853, in the Church of St. Gregory the Great, in Rome; at the solemn benediction of the Right Reverend Father M. Bernard Burder, by Henry Edward Manning (London: Burns and Lambert, 1854). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • The chief points of difference between the Catholic and Protestant creeds, by F. Laun. (New York: J. F. Wagner, 1915). With Imprimatur. May be read online or downloaded in multiple formats at Open Library.
  • Communio: International Catholic Review, vol. 38, no. 3, Ecclesiam Apostolicam (Fall 2011). Indexed at Communio, from which “The Infallibility of the Church: A Marian Mystery” by Roch Kereszty may be downloaded in PDF format.
  • “Contraception and the Infallibility of the Ordinary Magisterium,” by Germain Grisez and John C. Ford, S.J., Theological Studies, 39 (1978): 258–312. Available in PDF format at The Way of the Lord Jesus (copyright 2009).
  • Decrees and canons of the Vatican Council. Available at Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: National Institute for Newman Studies; Book contributor: Saint Mary’s College of California). [NB, The decree Dei Filius set out the dogma on the relation between reason and revelation]
  • Decree of Approval of some theses contained in the Doctrine of St. Thomas Aquinas and proposed to the Teachers of Philosophy, by the Sacred Congregation of Studies, translated from Latin by Hugh McDonald. Latin-English text available on this page of the home page of Hugh McDonald.
  • Doctrinal Commentary on the Concluding Formula of the Professio Fidei, by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. May be read online at EWTN Library, which states “This commentary was issued coincident with the promulgation of “Ad tuendam fidem” by Pope John Paul II, modifying the Oriental and Latin codes of canon law.”
  • 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.]
  •  An Essay in aid of a Grammar of Assent, by Blessed John Henry Newman. On  Dogmatic Theology, Faith. May be read online on Newman Reader (The National Institute for Newman Studies, 2007).
  • An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, John Henry Newman. On Fundamental Theology, Revelation, Tradition, Ecclesiology. May be read online on Newman Reader. (electronic copyright, The National Institute for Newman Studies, 2007).
  • Essays on religion and literature, Volume 2, by various authors, edited by Henry Edward Manning (London: Longsman, Green, and Co., 1865). Second Series. Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • The Freedom of Science, by Joseph Donat (New York: J. F. Wagner, 1913). With Imprimatur. Available on Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN; Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto). According to Open Library, it has the following sections: The freedom of science and its philosophical basis; Freedom of research and faith; The liberal freedom of research; Freedom of teaching; Theology.
  • The Grounds of Faith: Four Lectures delivered in St. George’s Church, Southwark [or, Manning’s Lectures on the Grounds of Faith], by Henry Edward Manning (London: Burns and Lambert, 1852). Available at Open Library and Internet Archive. [Listed on the Table of Contents are: Revealed truth definite and certain; The church a historical witness; The church a divine witness; Rationalism the legitimate consequence of private judgment]
  • Humani Generis: Encyclical Concerning some False Opinions Threatening to Undermine the Foundations of Catholic Doctrine, Pope Pius XII, August 12, 1950. May be read online at the Holy See.
  • Is It Catholic? [A compilation of resources on alleged private revelations] Available at Catholic Doors Ministry.
  • Lamentabili Sane: Syllabus Condemning The Errors Of The Modernists, by the Holy Roman and Universal Inquisition, July 3, 1907. May be read online at EWTN Library. A list of errors held by Modernists.
  • Lectures: The Four Great Evils of the Day, The Sovereignty of God, The Grounds Of Faith, by Henry Edward Cardinal Manning (New York: P. J. Kenedy & Sons). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • [Letter to William Palmer, 4th] Fourth letter to the Rev. William Palmer, M.A., of Worcester College, Oxford: on the way to find the true church of Christ on earth, on satisfaction, on indulgences, on the supremacy of the See of Rome, infallibility, Eucharist, etc., etc., by Verax, a Catholic layman (London: T. Jones, 1842). Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • [Letter to William Palmer, 5th] Fifth letter to the Rev. William Palmer, M.A., of Worcester College, Oxford: God has confided the sacred deposit of the revelation of Christianity to an infallible authority, by Verax, a Catholic layman (London: T. Jones, 1843) Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • A Manual of the History of Dogmas, Volume 1: The Development of Dogmas during the Patristic Age, 100-869, Third Edition, by Bernard John Otten (St. Louis, London: B. Herder, 1922). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive and Internet Archive (2nd copy).
  • A Manual of the History of Dogmas, Volume 2: The Development of Dogmas during the Middle Ages and After, 869-1907, by Bernard John Otten (St. Louis, London: B. Herder, 1918). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive and Open Library
  • Pascendi Dominici Gregis: Encyclical on the Doctrines of the Modernists, of Pope St. Pius X, September 8, 1907. May be read at the Holy See and Papal Encyclicals Online.
  • The Purpose of the Papacy, by Bishop John S. Vaughan (London: Sands & Co.; St. Louis, Mo., U.S.A.: B. Herder, 1910). Available at Project Gutenberg.
  • Revelation and Creeds, by J. M’Intyre, D.D (London, Edinburgh: Sands; St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder 1907). With Imprimi Potest. Part of the Westminster Lectures (Third Series), edited by the Rev. Francis Aveling. Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • The Spirit of Catholicism, by Karl Adam. Dogma, Grace, Salvation, Church. Available at EWTN Library. [NB: This book is highly recommended by Dave Armstrong and Scott Hahn. Having read it repeatedly myself, I heartily agree with their approbation.]
  • The temporal mission of the Holy Ghost: or, Reason and revelation, by Cardinal Manning, Henry Edward, 1808-1892 (1865). Available at Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: National Institute for Newman Studies, Book contributor: Saint Mary’s College of California).
  • What is the Catholic Church?, by Fr Stephen Wang. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Catholic Truth Society, which states that it provides “An introduction to the world’s oldest institution founded by Jesus Christ”.

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