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Bob Stanley’s “The Catholic Treasure Chest” (PDF)
Down To Earth Answers To Virtually All Your Heavenly Questions.
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How To Pray the holy Rosary (PDF)
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The Rosary and the Scapular are inseparable

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

A beautifully illustrated “advanced course” on Christianity that provides
critical insights into 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
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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,
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The Supernatural Relationship
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A Profound Study of the Source and Summit of Our Catholic Faith.
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How I obtained a Plenary Indulgence,
freeing my friend’s soul from Purgatory,
while fulfilling my Sunday Mass obligation
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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)
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The Church:1963-2023. How we got from there to here, and how quickly the collapse occurred. 

What intrigues me is how we got from there to here, and how quickly the collapse occurred. It was not the Council’s, nor most of the bishops in attendance, but rather what was unleashed after the Council: Secularism, hedonism, the sexual revolution, the ‘updating’ and banalization, vernacularization, and laicization of the Mass and the other sacraments, with consequent loss of transcendence and a sense of eternity, and, ultimately, a loss of Faith.

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How to obtain Indulgences virtually “automatically” – 24/7 and 365

Indulgences are specified works, which, by the “Power of the Keys”, apply the merits of Christ and the Saints to the poor souls in Purgatory, in order to more quickly advance their souls to Heaven.

Go here to view a complete treatise on the subject.

The following prayer establishes a “continuing resolution” to obtain indulgences for each and every indulgenced work that you might accomplish, during the normal course of your day(s), whether specifically intended, or not.

From the Morning Offering:

O my Jesus, I desire today (and every day)
to obtain every indulgence and merit I can,
and I offer them, together with myself,
to Mary Immaculate, that she may best apply them
to the interests of Thy most Sacred Heart.

A short list of some commonly available indulgences:

Making the Sign of the Cross
Reciting the Apostles Creed
Eucharistic Adoration for at least a half hour (conc. 7 § 1, 1°)
Praying for the dead, while visiting a cemetery
Praying Grace, before and after meals.
Silent, personal prayer of most any kind.
Examination of Conscience, followed by an Act of Contrition
Good Friday Devotions (conc. 13, 1°)
Holy Saturday Devotions (conc. 28 § 1)
Holy Thursday Devotions (conc. 7 § 1, 2°)
Praying the Rosary
Sacred Scripture, reading or listening for at least a half hour (conc. 30)

There are many more…

Link to the official Catholic (USSCB) Book of Indulgences (PDF)

The Bishop of Worcester, Massachusetts, issued on Friday a ban on the use of so-called hookup apps for all diocesan clergy.

“This particular (church) law specifically references digital solicitation, grooming, pornography and/or sharing of such material on social media as ways of violating their lifelong commitment to the observance of chaste celibacy.”

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The law-free zone of human sexuality and the Church today

Examining the various components of the philosophy driving the proponents of the sexual revolution, as well as many Catholic progressives, a good summary of their various proposals is simply this: the entire realm of human sexuality is not to be governed by law. Sex is, so to speak, a “law-free zone”. Although rarely advertised as such (it’s still too radical for most people), a thoughtful investigation of progressive thought—both secular and Catholic—reveals that this expression is, in fact, an accurate summary.

In other words, the entire realm of traditional moral thinking, and the rules it places on the exercise of human sexuality, is to be completely eliminated. It is to be replaced by a free exercise of choice unrestrained by anything that Western thought hitherto has recognized as a law.

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Possible eucharistic miracle at Connecticut church

On March 5 at the conclusion of Mass, Father Joseph Crowley announced that a eucharistic minister witnessed something unexplainable as he was distributing Communion.

“One of our eucharistic ministers was running out of hosts and suddenly there were more hosts in the ciborium. God just duplicated himself in the ciborium,” an emotional Crowley told the faithful.

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The whole “idea” is to (regularly, daily) perform some (minor) works in order to enhance your personal holiness, so that when you (eventually) die, the Blessed Virgin Mary won’t have to work too big of a miracle to “sneak” you into Heaven.  

The Rosary and the Scapular are inseparable.
From The Carmelites.

Divine One-Upmanship

The Prospect of Divine Judgment Need Not Be So Terrifying

Jude 1:21  Keep yourselves in the love of God,
waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ,
unto life everlasting.

Security Breach At The Vatican

Pope Francis’ new Mayan Rite of the Mass is a trojan horse of pagan worship.

Pope Francis’ new Mayan Rite of the Mass is a trojan horse of pagan worship — and is on the brink of being unleashed to the entire world. Born from Francis’ Pachamama Synod glorifying pagan practices in the Amazon, Francis is now injecting pagan worship directly into the heart of the Mass — scandalizing billions of Catholics around the world.

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Practical Observation On the Solemnity of the Annunciation

Corpus Christi

Can Anybody See What Time It Is?

15 Archaeological Proofs of Old Testament Accuracy

12. In 2015, the royal bulla (or seal) of the biblical king Hezekiah (r. 715– 687/6 BC) was found in the most ancient part of Jerusalem. It was dated to between 727 and 698 BC. Hezekiah dug the famous tunnel bearing his name (2 Kings 20:20; 2 Chronicles 32:2–4,30; Isaiah 22:11). I was thrilled to be able to walk through it in 2014.

13. The prophet Isaiah lived from c. 740 to c. 681 BC. A bulla with his name on it was found in 2018 in Jerusalem, most excitedly within six and a half feet of the Hezekiah bulla. The two men are associated in the Bible 14 of 29 times that Isaiah’s name occurs.

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“30 for us, nothing for them.”

Wherein “One Mad Mom” gets angry about what the Catholic Church Hierarchy is doing (and not doing) after 10 years of Pope Francis.

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Guardian Angel Story: As I started walking, I heard this crystal-clear command: “STOP, GO BACK, NOW!”

When I was younger and stronger I worked as a lumberjack, though there and then the term used was “cutter,” in the far away wilderness of northern Maine right next to the Canadian border. It was on an  ordinary day, during an ordinary routine that my “invisible companion” just showed up.

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The fact that Christ’s death “paid for” or atoned for our sins does not mean that everything is finished regarding our salvation.

Our Lord himself “did things” for our salvation even after the crucifixion, since the Bible says Christ’s resurrection justifies us. Romans 4:24-25 speaks of “Jesus our Lord, who was put to death for our trespasses and raised for our justification.” St. Paul says, “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.” This shows that our justification, and even the act of remitting our sins, was not finished when Jesus said, “It is finished” on the cross.

In fact, we have to do something in order to be saved because if Christ paid for all of humanity’s sins, then the difference between who is saved and who is damned can be found only in something the believer does, such as receiving grace through baptism and remaining in communion with Christ until death.

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If overlayed on top of each other, both St. Veronica’s Veil and the Veil of Manoppello align perfectly with one another and with the Shroud of Turin.

Throughout the history of the Catholic Church, saints, mystics, and scientific studies revealed the possible real face of Jesus Christ.

The Veils of St. Veronica, the Divine Mercy image, and the Shroud of Turin all provide clues as to the true Holy Face of Christ. Many of these images are either considered relics, or are revealed through Church-approved apparitions.

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Gabriel, Hold My Baby

From a 14th-century illuminated manuscript, the Taymouth Hours. Mother Mary hands the infant Jesus to the Archangel Gabriel and proceeds to tackle and subdue Satan. (Seen at

From Msgr. Pope: A list of sins that are mortal or can commonly become mortal due to the harm caused.

First Commandment: I am the LORD your God: you shall not have strange Gods before me. Polytheism and idolatry, divination, magic, sorcery and spiritism. Atheism, Agnosticism, Irreligion, sacrilege, simony. Apostacy, Heresy, schism, stubborn refusal to obey God, recourse to: Wicca, Pachamama, witchcraft, horoscopes, palm readers, tarot cards, mediums and psychics, Ouija boards, crystals, pendulums, Rieke, Charlie-charlie, seances, crystals and… just add the latest . See CCC 2110-2128; 2138-2140

Second Commandment: You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain. Blasphemy, curses, unfaithfulness to promises, false oaths, perjury. See CCC 2142-2149; 2160-2162

Third Commandment: Remember to keep holy the LORD’S day. Not attending Holy Mass on Sundays and Holy days of Obligation without a just motive (e.g. sickness); See Catechism 1389

Fourth Commandment: Honor your father and your mother. Serious Negligence, of the obligations/responsibilities towards one’s children, parents and siblings; hatred; ingratitude; disrespect; disobedience in matters concerning the material and spiritual well-being; negligence and indifference toward virtue and in faith of one’s children. Serious insubordination or lack of due respect to lawful authority. Undermining of authority by sedition or inciting public unrest. See Catechism 2114-2118;2221-2229

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