Garrigou-Lagrange on the study of theology and the interior life

Editors' introduction: Fr Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange OP, the respected thomist theologian of the twentieth century, needs little introduction. He addresses an extraordinary range of topics in his writings. He was a teacher at the Angelicum university in Rome, where his students included two very different figures: Mgr Joseph Clifford Fenton and Karol Józef Wojtyła, later John …

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The Old Testament Rosary

“Search the scriptures," said the Lord. "For you think in them to have life everlasting: And the same are they that give testimony of me, and you will not come to me that you may have life. […] Think not that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one that accuseth you: Moses, …

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The New Testament Rosary

Both of the these aids take a short text (usually from Holy Scripture) for each Our Father and Hail Mary. This one mostly features texts from the New Testament, but with some divergence into the Church's traditional texts and images. Each Our Father generally sets the scene for the mystery. There are many such aids …

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Pope Honorius and Roberto de Mattei IIIb: Magisterial Heresy? Trust in the Church

“Have they forgotten who these Romans are, whose faith was praised by the Apostle himself, and in whom 'error cannot find access’?”St Cyprian [1] This essay continues my response to Professor Roberto de Mattei’s call for the Catholic world to “unite […] on the basis of the Tradition of the Church.”[2] Throughout this series I …

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The implicit and tacit expressions of the ordinary magisterium – Chapter IIIb of Fr J.M.A. Vacant’s nineteenth-century work on the magisterium

What is a Father of the Church? What authority do Doctors and theologians have in the Church? And what of the role of the liturgy? This is the second half of Vacant's long Chapter III. The first half considered how the ordinary magisterium teaches directly and explicitly, and how it makes use of secular learning. …

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l’Unité visible I : Pour les catholiques, que signifie croire « en l’Église, Une, Sainte, Catholique et Apostolique » ?

"Il n’est pas possible que l’Église perde l’une de ses quatre marques. L’Église Catholique Romaine existera jusqu’à la fin du monde, en gardant sa nature essentielle et sa constitution, y compris son unité." Nous sommes heureux de présenter à nos lecteurs la version française de la première partie de notre Étude sur l'Unité visible de …

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Pope Honorius and Roberto de Mattei IIIa: Magisterial Heresy? The Rule of Faith

“How many examples are there in theology of problems that seem unsolvable, simply because they start from badly-posed questions.” Dom Paul Nau OSB[1] This essay continues my response to Professor Roberto de Mattei’s call for Catholics to rally around the Church’s tradition and to form a “new more compact front for orthodoxy.”[2] To this end, …

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