The Catholic Studies Collection

THE CATHOLIC STUDIES COLLECTION

Bob Stanley’s “The Catholic Treasure Chest” (PDF)
Down To Earth Answers To Virtually All Your Heavenly Questions.
English – On the Web
Spanish – On the Web

How To Pray the holy Rosary (PDF)
The Rosary and the Scapular are inseparable
Key Components of Catholic Doctrine and Prayer

Overcoming the World, the Flesh and the Devil,
In and Through Our Lord Jesus Christ (PDF)

A beautifully illustrated “basic primer” on Christianity
that explains what Christians believe, how they practice, and why.

Living the Catholic Life (PDF)
The Keys To Personal Holiness and PeaceFully Illustrated.

The “Peculiar” Theology of Our Redemption in Jesus Christ (PDF)
How the death of Christ at the hands of man
served to reconcile sinful man with God
Fully illustrated.

A Basic Course In Catholic Apologetics (PDF)
The theological art and science of presenting, explaining and justifying
the Catholic faith to atheists, agnostics, deists, skeptics, critics, pagans,
believers, unbelievers, politicians, judges, the ignorant,
the arrogant, and the confused.

The Supernatural Relationship
Between Christ’s Passion, the Mass and Holy Communion (PDF)

A Profound Study of the Source and Summit of Our Catholic Faith.
Fully illustrated.

All About Sin, Death, Purgatory and Indulgences (PDF)

Anointing of the Sick, Last Sacraments, and the Apostolic Pardon

To Tell You the Whole Truth (PDF)
A Complete, Concise and Understandable
Basic and Advanced Course In Catholicism.

Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma (PDF)
The Scholarly Collection and Explanation
of Virtually All Authentic Catholic Truths.

The Sources of Catholic Dogma by Denzinger (PDF)
A great work which traces the development of doctrine and Dogma
in the Catholic Church from its earliest times.

On-line version

e-Sword Electronic Bible Study Software
Download powerful Bible study software,
along with your choice of a number of different Bibles,
commentaries, dictionaries and other helpful resources.
All at no charge.

The “Classic” Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible(PDF)
The Traditional, Original, English Language Catholic Bible .

The Venerable Haydock Bible Commentary (PDF)
Because the Plain Text of the Bible Does Not Always Mean
What People Might Think it Means
.

The Ignatius Study Bible and Commentary (PDF)
A More Modern “Take” On the Holy Spirit Inspired,
Written Word of God
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The Catholic Bible Dictionary (PDF)
A Comprehensive Guide To All Those Strange,
Biblical Places, Names and Terms.

The CIS Faith Formation Course (Interactive)
by The Knights of Columbus – On the Web
A comprehensive, interactive, free of charge, Catholic course
utilizing condensed study lessons and test-taking, resulting in
an overall achievement score and printed, course completion certificate.

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Today’s question: Once saved, always saved – or not?

Question: Once saved, always saved – or not?

Answer: Nothing of the sort was ever taught by the Catholic Church. Non-Catholic Christian groups generally believe in “once saved, always saved”, but Catholics know that, until the moment that Jesus Christ personally decides to invite you into Heaven, the matter of eternal salvation remains open and in-play.

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This is what the West has become, and is in the process of becoming. Open your eyes.

By Rod Dreher at The American Conservative

This past summer, I met a young seminarian in England. We got to talking about what he did before he accepted a calling to the priesthood. He told me he worked in the creative office of a top London advertising agency (someone else confirmed this for me). He said that he was the only Christian in his office, but that there were no atheists. Really, no atheists? No, he said; “the New Atheism is dead with my generation.” So if they weren’t Christian and they weren’t atheist, what were they? He said every one of them was involved to some degree with the occult — and that two of them were open Satanists who defined Satanism as “living up to your highest human potential.”

These are the people providing many of the images that colonize the public square, and enter into the collective imagination. This is not a conspiracy theory. It’s the truth.

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A Christmas Story, revisited. The Old Man isn’t who I thought he was.

These major scenes paint a clear picture for us of a man who is seemingly off in his own world, somewhat oblivious to the goings on of his family.

At least, that’s what I used to think. I missed the other scenes. The small, seemingly throw-away lines that paint quite a different picture of The Old Man. Like the scene when Ralphie believes his father will kill him for breaking his glasses. 

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“When Christians forget why they are Christian, the community must fall into decline.”

Cardinal Robert Sarah, 77, gave a November 27 interview with EWTN’s Vatican program.

Link

Was Vindman always secretly working for Ukraine and the Bidens?

Link

Covid “news”- mRNA turns into DNA in 6 hours…

Here’s the link

Interesting…

A collection of previous posts on “Thanksgiving”

Here’s the link

The Philippines has rejected the recommendation of the United Nations Human Rights Council to legalize same-sex marriage. Also rejected abortion and divorce.

Link to full story

Editor’s note: Something for which to be thankful!

Today’s “Gem” from Bob Stanley’s “The Catholic Treasure Chest”: Could the baby Jesus have passed on something to His mother that simply could not be left on earth?

Read Bob’s full article

Ann Barnhardt sheds further light on the subject:

Jesus is STILL physically inside of Mary in a unique way. It was discovered just a few short years ago that immune cells pass from a pre-born child to the mother across the placenta. Not only do these immune cells, which are the child’s and thus carry the exclusive and complete DNA of the child, pass across the placenta, but they persist in the mother’s body for the rest of her life.

A woman who has carried a son has immune cells with Y-chromosomes in her bloodstream that can now be filtered out of her blood and observed. Female children also pass cells to their mothers.

Thus, a woman truly does carry her children around inside of her, with their DNA coursing through her heart, for the rest of her life. That isn’t just a sentiment – it is a physiological fact.

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Denziger: The Sources of Catholic Dogma (PDF)

The Sources of Catholic Dogma by Denzinger is a great work which traces the development of doctrine and Dogma in the Catholic Church from its earliest times.

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Benedict XVI disguised the Vatican II absurdities with an air of doctrinally sound authority. Francis has exposed the Vatican II religion for what it really is.

By shamelessly embracing and parading the anti-Catholic absurdity of the Conciliar religion, Francis has done tremendous damage; but he has also allowed many souls to open their eyes to the reality which The Remnant and others have described for decades.

Francis deserves no accolades for this — but he is the fitting reward for our collective toleration of the errors of Vatican II promoted by Benedict XVI and his predecessors.

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Warning: ‘Christian Yoga’ is a contradiction. 

Parishes should not promote a practice that uses New Age exercises and spiritualities that lead to pride and especially spiritual pride.

Invoking other gods may lead to idolatry and possession

“The asanas I practiced are spiritual exercises with invocations to other gods… It is idolatry. You cannot empty your mind during meditations and relaxation, leaving it open to everything, because this is very dangerous.

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What does the feast of the Presentation celebrate?

It celebrates the fact that the parents of Our Lady brought her to the Temple at the age of three and handed her over to live there for a long period as a virgin consecrated to the Temple, contemplating God exclusively.

What is the special beauty of this feast? Our Lady was the one chosen before time began, the Queen of Jesse from whom the Messiah would be born. The Temple was the only place in the Old Testament where sacrifices were offered to God. It represented, therefore, the only true religion. Our Lady being received at the Temple was the first step to the fulfillment of the promise that the Messiah would come to the true religion. It was the encounter of hope with reality.

When she was received at the Temple, Our Lady entered the service of God. That is, a soul incomparably holy entered the service of God. At that moment, notwithstanding the decadence of the nation of Israel, and even though the Temple had been transformed into a den of Pharisees, the Temple was filled with an incomparable light that was the sanctity of Our Lady.

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Poll: Majority Of Christians More Loyal To Political Party Than Faith

Nominal Paganism….

From the Christian Post:

New research reveals that a majority of pastors thinking about stepping away from ministry are concerned that Christians identify more with their political views than their faith, one of several factors causing church leaders to consider leaving their professions.

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Today’s behavior is what 50 years of happy clapping, guitars in church and aggiornamento do to people.

Not every child in the family should be at Mass

It has been, in saner times, a constant praxis of the Church that children should only be in church when they can behave and cause no disruption (this will, of course, depend from the degree of maturity and self-control of the single child). Also, it has been a constant praxis of the Church that, if there is no possibility to leave a child at home when attending mass, there is no mass obligation for the person who minds the child.

So, if papa and mama want to attend the Latin (and not only Latin) Mass but have a small, noisy toddler, or a baby, and there is no reasonable way to park the child by grandma on a Sunday morning, the mother can and should well stay home with the child until such time as the child can attend mass without disruption (perhaps, at times, papa could stay…

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St. Augustine taught, the Old Testament is the New Testament concealed, and the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed.

One flawed feature of the old Davidic dynasty was that the kings each had multiple wives.

From the beginning, God intended marriage to be a union of one man and one woman, but the kings of Israel — believing blood is thicker than water — used multiple marriages to seal their peace treaties and alliances with other lands.

However, this creates a problem: when the king has many wives, who is the queen?

You can imagine the rivalry and discord this question could cause. The Davidic dynasty’s solution to this problem was for the mother of the king to hold that prominent place as Queen Mother. The Queen Mother had a throne of honor at the king’s right hand and she served as an intercessor for the kingdom.

Sound familiar?

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Understanding the role of the Queen in the Judeo-Christian Tradition

Kerr: Anyone who defends or regularly employs the Enneagram is in danger of God’s judgment. 

The blind and spiritually misinformed hypotheses of the Enneagram are dangerous, deceitful, and antithetical to Christianity.

Unfortunately, many in the Church have been drawn into this doctrine of demons—I do not use that phrase lightly.

It is one of many last days deceptions leading believers away from the Gospel, the Bible, and Christ and into searching for humanistic or mystical understandings of who we are instead of what God’s Word clearly says. 

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Why You Should Fast (for Miracles)

Did you ever stop to think maybe God knows something you don’t?

Maybe it is  about timing, or a needed change in your life.

Maybe while you say you are waiting on God, God is waiting on you to do something before He answers.

God is never late, and never unaware of our needs. He is perfectly in love with you, and knows exactly what you need, long before you even ask.

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Editor’s note: Fasting, prayer and almsgiving is known to work for just about everything, assuming that you are/remain in God’s good graces.

Jesus Christ is always clearly visible in the authentic Barque of Peter. Not so in any other.

Startling Pachamama idolatry of Francis, in the Vatican