Pope St Pius V – “Crushing of the Enemies of thy Church”

St Pius V was born Antonio Gisleri, and when he entered the Dominicans, he took the name Michele – Michael – which he used in preference to his baptismal name thereafter. There are many aspects of the life of this very great saint which might catch the interest of pious Catholics. His youth spent tending …

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The Loss of Ecclesiastical Offices – Part I: Is Holy Church Unprotected?

Image: Nestorius, who St Robert Bellarmine, St Celestine, St Nicholas and Cardinal Billot say lost his power to depose and excommunicate when he began preaching heresy. Wiki Commons. This is the first part of an essay by Mr John Lane, edited and expanded by S.D. Wright. It concerns the nature of law, offices and jurisdiction, …

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Archbishop Lefebvre and the Conciliar Church – Part III: Visibility, the Four Marks and Membership

"What does it mean for the Church to be visible?" Editor’s comment: Whatever some may think about Archbishop Lefebvre, his thoughts, words, and deeds, it is clear that he was an enormously significant figure in the twentieth century response to Vatican II. Hence, while he is not an authority, what he thought about the Conciliar …

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Archbishop Lefebvre and the Conciliar Church – Part II: Is it a separate society?

"It has its new dogmas, its new priesthood, its new institutions, its new worship." Editor’s comment: Whatever some may think about Archbishop Lefebvre, his thoughts, words, and deeds, it is clear that he was an enormously significant figure in the twentieth century response to Vatican II. Hence, while he is not an authority, what he …

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Archbishop Lefebvre and the Conciliar Church – Part I: The Archbishop’s words

"That Conciliar Church is a schismatic Church, because it breaks with the Catholic Church that has always been." Editor’s comment: Whatever some may think about Archbishop Lefebvre, his thoughts, words, and deeds, it is clear that he was an enormously significant figure in the twentieth century response to Vatican II. Hence, while he is not …

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