What can we learn from Our Lady’s holy and glorious Assumption?

"She will comfort you in your discouragements, solace you in your fatigues, raise you after your falls, reward you for your successes." Image: Wiki Commons Public Domain This is the second part of the sermon on the Assumption of our Blessed Lady by John Henry Cardinal Newman. It was published as one sermon in the …

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How are the glories attributed to Our Lady “fitting”?

"She gave birth to the Creator, and what recompense shall be made her?" Image: Wiki Commons Public Domain This sermon on the Assumption of our Blessed Lady by John Henry Cardinal Newman was published in the collection Discourses Addressed to Mixed Congregations (and for UK readers). It was published in 1849, the first that he …

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Rules for Thinking with the Church – St Ignatius, and Fr Aloysius Ambruzzi

"A Catholic should never be a minimizer in matters of Faith." Image: Apothesosis of St Ignatius Wiki Commons CC Editorial Commentary In honour of St Ignatius of Loyola, the great Counter-Reformation saint and the founder of the Society of Jesus, we are publishing the below extract from Fr Aloysius Ambruzzi's The Spiritual Exercises of St …

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Did Cardinal Newman want to “rethink” the papacy?

"And I submit myself to those other decisions of the Holy See, theological or not." Image: El Greco, SS Peter and Paul, Wiki Commons (Source) Editor's Commentary To celebrate the feast of SS Peter and Paul, we share three extracts from John Henry Cardinal Newman which, taken together, constitute a moving profession of faith in …

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Why We Should Love the Sacred Heart, Part III – by Fr Croiset SJ

"It is always inflamed with love for man, always sensibly touched by our misfortunes." Image: The Mocking of Christ, Wiki Commons Public Domain To mark the month of June, dedicated to the Sacred Heart, this is the third of three extracts from Fr John Croiset SJ's 1691 book Devotion to the Sacred Heart. This translation …

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Why We Should Love the Sacred Heart, Part II – by Fr Croiset SJ

"A God feels tenderness for man, takes delight in him, and is solicitous about him!" Photo by Arturo Rey on Unsplash To mark the month of June, dedicated to the Sacred Heart, this is the second of three extracts from Fr John Croiset SJ's 1691 book Devotion to the Sacred Heart. This translation is from …

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Why We Should Love the Sacred Heart, Part I – by Fr Croiset SJ

"He sees all our weaknesses, and bears with incredible goodness all the miseries of those He loves." Supporting The WM Review through book purchasesAs Amazon Associates, we earn from qualifying purchases through our Amazon links. Click here for The WM Review Reading List (with direct links for US and UK readers). Photo by Stephanie LeBlanc …

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Rally Around the Sacred Heart in the War Against God – Abbé Anizan, 1911

"Our society has one only alternative left to it: to submit to God or to perish." This text, republished with permission from the Bellarmine Forums, is remarkably appropriate to the social crisis of our own day. It makes clear the causes of our current situation; it considers the idea of human leaders and great monarchs …

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Three sublime truths for Corpus Christi

"O my God, holiness becometh Thy House, and yet Thou dost make Thy abode in my breast." I. The Mass 1. I ADORE Thee, O my Lord God, with the most profound awe for thy passion and crucifixion, in sacrifice for our sins. Thou didst suffer incommunicable sufferings in Thy sinless soul. Thou wast exposed in Thy …

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The Teaching of the Theological Manuals – Mgr Fenton against the Rethinkers of his day

"That tradition is manifest in the common teaching of the twentieth-century manuals." Image: Ancient Books, Wiki Commons CC 2.0 Editor's Comments: There is nothing new under the sun. In 1963, Mgr Joseph Clifford Fenton wrote this comprehensive rebuttal to Fr Gregory Baum's criticism of the theology manual tradition. Fr Baum was a Canadian priest who …

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