Category Archives: Catholic Doctrine

The Holy Ways of the Cross

Full Title: The Holy Ways of the Cross; or A Short Treatise on the Various Trials and Afflictions, Interior and Exterior, to which the Spiritual Life is Subject, and the Means of Making a Good Use Thereof. Author: Henri-Marie Boudon Year Published: 1875 Link to complete book: Holy Ways of the Cross Link to PDF

Sunday Shopping

I think this is one of those cases where the teaching never changed but everyone forgot it. I still hold to the “no Sunday shopping except in case of necessities” because it just makes sense. If we shop on Sunday unnecessarily, we encourage stores to be open, etc. It’s actually not that big of a… Read More »

Ven. Fulton J. Sheen and Purgatory

I recently wrote an article about the thoughts of Ven. Fulton J. Sheen on the subject of Purgatory. Here is a paragraph from his book The Moral Universe: A Preface to Christian Living. Three possible states await a soul after death: a state of perfect Love without suffering which is heaven; a state of suffering… Read More »

Vollert on Mary and the Church

“But she was redeemed quite otherwise than the rest of men; she was preserved form contracting the sin of nature. She was redeemed apart, and therefore placed apart. Her fullness of grace, which grew in her all her life, was not dependent on the Church, but has its explanation in her divine maternity, its rule… Read More »

The Interior Life

Why didn’t somebody tell me? Well, somebody has now, and I have discovered a rather important find in the world of books on the Spiritual Life. In fact, it’s such a classic that the whole thing is out on the Internet: The Three Ages of the Interior Life by Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P. Now, the title… Read More »

More Books about the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Latin Language

It’s amazing how many books about the Blessed Virgin Mary are available free online to either read or download. Here are more classic examples of Mariology. Mariale of Bl. Bernadine of Busti, O.F.M. (1511) Psalterium divae Virginis Mariae rhythmice conscriptum by Stephanus (Cantuarensis) (1579) Theotocodia sive parthenodia opus eximium in laudem deiparae Virginis by Tito… Read More »

Are St. Peter Canisius’ writings available in English?

Generally not. There is his Sum of Christian Doctrine printed in 1622 in English. Ok, technically it is A SUMME OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE composed in Latin, by the R. Father PETRUS CANISIUS, of the Society of Jesus. Still, no English translation exists of his monumental work DE MARIA VIRGINE INCOMPARABILI ET DEI GENITRICE SACROSANCTA. I… Read More »

The Second Ark of the Covenant

“When the Lord spoke to Moses about the model of the divine sanctuary, He spoke first of all about the Ark of the Covenant; so the first creature predestined to exist was the Most Blessed Virgin, who would become a living Ark containing God.” — St. Lawrence of Brindisi translated by moi with the help… Read More »

William of Ware

Yes, I’m back at the Marian Library. I’m learning plenty of information about the Blessed Virgin Mary — things that are worth learning. Right now in one of my classes we are going over the history of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. One of the figures in this history is William of Ware. He… Read More »

Unity of Government in the Church

“Unity of government is not less essential to the Church of Christ than unity of doctrine. Our divine Saviour never speaks of His Churches, but of His Church. He does not say : ” Upon this rock I will build my Churches,” but, ” Upon this rock I will build my Church,” from which words… Read More »