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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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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“The Great Rethink” and our Anniversary Appeal

“How many problems in theology seem unsolvable – simply because they start from badly-posed questions.” Dom Paul Nau OSB Confused at the state of the world and the Church? Frustrated by conflicting explanations and theories? Looking for answers, but don’t know where to start? Then it was FOR YOU that we established The WM Review one …

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One year of The WM Review – thank you for supporting us!

Today is the first anniversary of the launch of The WM Review! THANK YOU to all our readers, especially those who have made donations, given us helpful feedback, or shared our work with others over the past year.  We weren’t expecting to find such support and to begin so many new friendships! We'd like to share …

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Profession of Faith, Heresy and Separating Oneself from the Church – Canonist Fr Augustine OSB

“Actually only those are to be included as members of the Church who have been baptized and profess the true faith, and who have not been so unfortunate as to separate themselves from the unity of the Body, or been excluded by legitimate authority for grave faults committed. “For not every sin, however grave it …

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St Thomas Aquinas and the Church – His Extrinsic Authority

"A singular force and power to cure the evils which afflict our age." In this essay... - The nature of extrinsic authority - The adoption of St Thomas by the Church and her councils- His position in educational establishments- His status as the measure of all other authors- The Church and her doctors- Later doctors …

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Miraculous Gifts – St Philip Neri Novena

"He relieved pain by the touch of his hand and the sign of the Cross." Image: from Wiki Commons CC St Philip Neri's Miraculous GiftsMay 25 Philip's Miraculous Gifts Philip's great and solid virtues were crowned and adorned by the divine Majesty with various and extraordinary favours, which he in vain used every artifice, if possible, …

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St Thomas Aquinas and the Church – His Intrinsic Authority

“When someone parts company with Thomas, he seems to be parting company with the Church.” - Pope St Pius X In this essay... - St Thomas Aquinas as “The Common Doctor” - Intrinsic vs extrinsic authority - St Thomas as the best exponent of Tradition, the Fathers and Scripture - The universal and providential excellence …

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Why St Robert Bellarmine was declared a Doctor of the Church – Pius XI

Sometimes it can feel like Heaven uses dates in a providential way. 13th May 1917 was the date of the first apparition at Fatima, in which Our Lady brought a vital message to a suffering world. But on the same day, Eugenio Pacelli, later Pius XII, was made a bishop by Benedict XV. But there …

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