An Introduction to the Traditional Catholic Mass
“Since, therefore, the Sanctification of man [i.e. of the people] is in the power of God Who Sanctifies, it is NOT for man [i.e. not for the people] to decide what things should be used for his [i.e. their] Sanctification, but this IS determined by Divine Institution.” (Saint Thomas Aquinas, O.P., [b. 1225 A.D. in Rocca Secca, Naples, Italy - d. Wednesday, March 7, 1274 A.D., in Fossa Nuova, Italy], Doctor of the Church, Summa Theologica, Part III, Question 60, Article 5, I Answer That; emphasis added).
Note: This is why God Himself REQUIRES that all Catholics attend Holy Mass every Sunday and Holyday in order to offer, in union with the Mass Celebrant, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.The Old Testament of the Bible is filled with the various blood sacrifices God required those people to offer to him by His Priests. Remember how God even told Abraham to sacrifice his son?
22:9. And they came to the place which God had shewn him, where he built an altar, and laid the wood in order upon it; and when he had bound Isaac his son, he laid him on the altar upon the pile of wood.God the Father revealed to Moses precise details concerning how to make the Ark of the Covenant, how to make animal sacrifices to Him, who were to be the Priests to offer them, the details about many other things such as the vestments of the Old Testament Priests.
22:10. And he put forth his hand, and took the sword, to sacrifice his son.
22:11. And behold, an angel of the Lord from heaven called to him, saying: Abraham, Abraham. And he answered: Here I am.
22:12. And he said to him: Lay not thy hand upon the boy, neither do thou any thing to him: now I know that thou fearest God, and hast not spared thy only begotten son for my sake.
22:13. Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw behind his back a ram, amongst the briers, sticking fast by the horns, which he took and offered for a holocaust instead of his son. (Genesis 22:9 - 22:13).
When the Eternal High Priest, Jesus Christ, God the Son, came, He completed and perfected the blood animal sacrifices of the Old Law with the Perfect Sacrifice of Himself in the New and Eternal Covenant which Sacrifice is called the Mass which requires a VALID Priest/Prelate to Offer it. Christ also completed and perfected many other things as well and instructed the Apostles what to do and how to do it, especially at various times during the 40 days He remained in this life after His resurrection and before His ascension into Heaven.
The Common Doctor clearly states: it is not for man [i.e. for the people] to decide what things should be used for his [i.e. their] Sanctification, but this is determined by Divine Institution. Words mean something. A word to the Wise is sufficient.
There are many reasons WHY the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is very important for every Catholic and WHAT the Mass really is, and WHY every Catholic should take the time to learn why the Mass is so important so that every Catholic can acquire a GREAT LOVE of the Catholic Traditional Mass. No one can love someone they do not know, just as no one can LOVE the Mass if they do not know what the Mass is and why the Mass is so important.
You will find what the Council of Trent dogmatically
teaches about the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass by clicking
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The Mass of the Catholic Church
Because anyone can say and/or write anything, near the bottom of this web page you will find a section entitled References to Various Sources which provides links to some web pages which contain the various Documents of the Roman Catholic Church referenced in this article.
The so-called Traditional Catholic Mass is really the one and only unchangeable The Mass of the Catholic Church. Before Synod Vatican 2 [Thursday, October 11, 1962 - Wednesday, December 8, 1965], the Catholic Mass of the Catholic Church was not called the Traditional Catholic Mass. (You will also find the Ordinary of the Mass on this web site. The link for it is with the rest of the links near the bottom of this web page.)
Although some changes began under Pope Pius XII, the major illegal and invalid changes to the entire Mass, but most especially to the Canon of the Mass, were done primarily by Synod Vatican 2 and by the Synod Vatican 2 popes. This change violated certain laws of the Catholic Church which forbade changes - by anyone! - to the Catholic Mass, a.k.a. The Mass.
For example, the Roman Catholic Council of Trent, in Session 22, condemned certain changes the Protestants had made to the Catholic Mass of the Catholic Church.
Another example is Quo Primum Tempore of the Infallible Roman Catholic Pope Saint Pius V which specifically forbids any changes to the Missale Romanum which he had restored to its original integrity. Pope Saint Pius V included censures for anyone who would change this Missal which was in continuous use until Synod Vatican 2 illegally changed it. At Synod Vatican 2, the criminals, none of whom had any power, authority, or jurisdiction to change anything, automatically incurred the censures of Quo Primum Tempore, as well as the automatic excommunications of the Canons of the Roman Catholic Council of Trent, especially Session 22, which simply means, according to the Canon Law of the Roman Catholic Church, such criminals were no longer members of the Roman Catholic Church and therefore had no power, authority, or jurisdiction to do anything or to change anything in the Roman Catholic Church! By doing this, such criminals set up a counter-church, just as Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen had prophecized in 1948! We call this counter-church, prophecized by Archbishop Sheen, the Satanic.Synod Vatican 2 pseudo-church. But, based on the prophecy of Archbishop Sheen, it could also be called the ape church or the monkey church!
Before the Satanic.Synod Vatican 2 pseudo-church, the Catholic Mass of the Catholic Church was not called the Traditional Catholic Mass. It was simply called The Mass.
In the Catholic Church there are several types of Masses.
A Low Mass is Offered by a Catholic Priest and this Mass has no choir, and at least one Altar Boy who serves the Mass and responds to certain prayers of the Priest.
A High Mass is the same as a Low Mass, but it also has a choir which sings certain prayers of the Mass.
A Solemn High Mass is the same as a High Mass, but it also has great solemnity with the addition of a Sub-Deacon and a Deacon, vested in their special Vestments, plus other assistants such as the Master of Ceremonies, Torch Bearers, Cross Bearer, etc.
The Mass of a Prelate, who is a Priest who has received the Sacrament of the Episcopacy, is called a Pontifical Mass because he pontificates during his Mass, which can be a Pontifical Low Mass, a Pontifical High Mass, and a Solemn Pontifical High Mass. A few of the rubrics for the Mass are somewhat different for him, plus he wears certain Pontifical Vestments, a Zucchetto on his head, the color of which varies according to his rank of ecclesiastical jurisdiction, over which he wears a Mitre - of which there are three different kinds depending on the Mass being Offered - he carries a Crozier, wear a Pectoral Cross, a Pontifical Ring, etc.
Here is a photo of a Prelate who is sitting on the traditional faldstool for Bishops of whatever rank of ecclesiastical jurisdiction, which has been placed on the predella at the center, and in front of, the Main or High Altar, wearing his Pontificals (most noticeable is his tall mitre) taken during the Mass for the Administration of Tonsure and Minor Orders up through Sub-Deaconate, and also Major Orders including Deaconate and Priesthood:
Because a video is worth much more than the proverbial thousand words, as is a photograph, below are nine videos of various parts of The Mass. Please note that these brief video segments are from a video that was taken on Easter Sunday, 1941.
To watch each video, please click on the picture above the description, or on the description itself.
This 1941 video is of the Solemn High Mass of a Catholic Priest, with a Sub-Deacon and a Deacon, a Master of Ceremonies, etc. This was when The Mass was called The Mass and there was no need to call it the Traditional Catholic Mass.
The Congregation Before The Mass
Also Showing the Hand-Size Missal Used by the Laity
To Follow the Prayers of The Mass
All Such Missals Were in English
Many Such Missals also had the Latin Text Used by the Priest
Elevation of the Chalice Containing the Precious Blood
Which the Mass Celebrant Has Just Transubstantiated
It is Elevated for Everyone Present to Adore and to Worship
Notice the Altar Ministers are all Kneeling in Adoration
Administering Holy Communion, onto the Tongue, to the Laity
Who are Kneeling in Adoration of Jesus Christ Present in the Sacred Host
Laity are Kneeling at the Communion Rail which Separates
The Real Sanctuary from the rest of the Areas of the Church
Why is there a Last Gospel?
The Last Gospel: The reason why the people do not leave the church after the Last Blessing is because they wait for the Last Gospel which, except for two Sundays in the year, is the beginning of the Gospel of Saint John. Why? The basic reason is that the Last Gospel was a response to heresy. How so?
The following quoted source briefly answers this question. To avoid confusion, We have left his quotation marks just as he wrote them:
The Last Gospel
In the earlier centuries, the heretical emphasis was on a denial of the Incarnation. The question whether the bread and wine became truly the Body and Blood was secondary to the question whether God had taken — or, indeed, could take — a human body. What may be called the heresy, because from the first century until today it has been the root of most of the other heresies, held that He could not have done so, because all matter was evil. Spirit, which was “good,” could not inhabit flesh, which was “bad.” This Gnosticism under various names troubled the Church from the very early years when Justin Martyr made “the Resurrection of the Body” the Christian battle-cry against the Gnostic “the immortality of the soul” and warned the faithful: “If you fall in with those who speak of the immortality of the soul, you will know they are not Christians.”
[Editor's Note: The immortality of the Soul is Catholic Doctrine, but the Resurrection of the Body is also Catholic Doctrine. The heretics did not believe that the risen physical body, which happens at the end of the world, would be re-united with the immortal Soul because the human body, being material flesh is evil because it is physical matter which is evil. But Justin Martyr erred because he over-emphasized “the Resurrection of the Body” which statement ignores the reuniting, at the end of the world, of the resurrected physical body with the immortal Soul of every human being.]The most dangerous and widespread recrudescence of Gnosticism was that in the Europe of the thirteenth century. It was then known as Catharism, the religion of “the Pure,” and to save Christendom from this Puritanism St. Dominic and his Order of Preachers fought it by argument and Simon de Montfort opposed it by an armed Crusade.
Though it was checked, it was not destroyed and it handed on to later Puritanism the insistence that “matter” was “evil” and that Transubstantiation was therefore not to be thought of. By isolating from its context a verse in the New Testament — “God is spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth” — the Puritans, then and now, implicitly denied the point that the uniqueness of Christianity is precisely that God is flesh which hung on a cross and rose from a tomb.
They could not, any more than their successors at the Reformation, get rid of a Communion service, because it was too well attested in Scripture; but they, again like their successors, emptied it of all orthodox meaning. The Cathar “consecration prayer” in their service of the Supper ran;
“O Lord Jesus Christ, who didst bless the five loaves and two fishes in the wilderness and, blessing water, turned it into wine; bless, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, this bread, fish and wine, not as a sacrifice or offering, but in simple commemoration of the Most Holy Supper of Jesus Christ and his disciples.”
Here is the basis of all later heretical developments in the doctrine of the Eucharist, the repudiation of oblation and sacrifice.
[Editor's Note: Today one finds this same repudiation of oblation and sacrifice in the NEW mass, a.k.a. the Novus Ordo Rite (NOR), a.k.a. the Novus Ordo Missae, in all of its many, many, many changes of the changes of the never-never-never-ending changes.]One of the Church’s replies to the menace of Catharism was the institution in 1285 of the recitation, by the priest, on his way back from the altar to the sacristy, of the Last Gospel. His genuflection at “the Word was made flesh” was the guarantee that he was not a secret Cathar and that in the Mass he had just celebrated his intention was to effect Transubstantiation. Nor was the choice of the Prologue to St. John as the passage to be read irrelevant to the issue.... the addition of “and the Word was made flesh,” destroyed the whole basis of the heresy.
When, after nearly 700 years the reading of the Last Gospel was abolished in 1965 on the ground that it was not in the “primitive rite” (how could it have been?) those with any knowledge of theology and history knew also that the heretical attack on the Mass had begun again in our days.
The Fourth Lateran
Ecumenical Council which met in 1215 was attended by 400 bishops, 800 abbots
and priors and the representatives of the monarchs of Christendom. Its
work included a definition of Transubstantiation and a formal condemnation
of the Cathars. Under its impetus, throughout the thirteenth century,
devotion to the Blessed Sacrament increased. The feast of Corpus Christi
was instituted and given liturgical shape by St. Thomas Aquinas who wrote
for it his famous hymns. Processions and, in the fourteenth century,
Expositions of the Blessed Sacrament became popular. (Hugh Ross Williamson
[1901-1978], “The Great Betrayal”, pages 7 - 9; emphasis and 2 Editorial
Saint John uses the words “et Verbum caro factum est” (and the Word was made flesh) (John 1:14). Based upon the principle of “lex orandi, lex credendi”, this means that anyone who recites this Last Gospel gives public testimony to the fact that he - the Mass Celebrant - does in fact believe that Jesus Christ is God the Son, the Eternal Logos or Divine Word of God, as Saint John so clearly teaches in the very first verse of his Gospel saying: “In the beginning was the Word (i.e. God the Son, Jesus Christ, the Eternal Logos), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)
But Cathar and Albigensian Heretics can not truly say the words: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1). Neither can such Heretics say: “And the Word was made flesh.” (John 1:14). Nor, can they genuflect as they say these words. Therefore, their inability, or today - their refusal, to do these things publicly reveals to all present that are a Cathar and/or an Albigensian Heretic.
Because the beginning of the Gospel of Saint John is used for the Last Gospel, and since it clearly teaches the Divinity of Jesus Christ in several places, the born-again Cathar and Albigensian Heretics who are “popes, cardinals, bishops and priests” do not say this Last Gospel and thereby automatically admit they are heretics since such Clergy who are Orthodox in their Faith (“Orthodox” in the sense of “Traditional”, should not be confused with the Eastern Rite Orthodox), never have a problem in reciting this Last Gospel and in genuflecting at the words “et Verbum caro factum est” (And the Word was made flesh). (John 1:14).
There are those who object saying that the text of the Last Gospel (John 1:1-14) was originally part of the Thanksgiving Prayers said after the Mass and that, therefore, the use of John 1:1-14 for the Last Gospel proves nothing, just as the Catholic Traditional “Missale Romanum”, at least up thru 1943, contained a number of Prayers for the Mass Celebrant to use both before, and also after, Offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
But this objection proves nothing except for the fact that: 1) since John 1:1-14 was already in use in some places; and, 2) because of the need to reveal who the “priests and bishops” were who were secret heretics, especially those infected with the heresies of Manichæanism, of Docetism, of Catharism, and Albigensianism; 3) it was only logical to make it a requirement that all of the Priests and Prelates offering Masses publicly recite John 1:1-14 as a Last Gospel at the end of the Mass which, under Pope St. Pius V, was now to be recited at the Gospel side of the Altar before the Mass Celebrant could leave the Altar.
The Modernist Heretics and the NEW Theology Heretics certainly had a really great friend in Mr. Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini, a.k.a. pope Paul 6, who, on Sunday, March 7, 1965, removed the Last Gospel from the Sunday and Daily Masses, thereby granting the wish of automatically excommunicated Heretics and Apostates as expressed by the Freemason, Mr. Bugnini, who had stated that it was the wish of these “many” anti-Catholic Innovators, that the practice of reciting the Last Gospel be severely curtailed or suppressed altogether.
Dear Readers: When was the last time that those of you who attend the NOR, a.k.a. the never-going-to-end changes of the NEW mass, the Novus Ordo Missae, hear the President of the Assembly read the Last Gospel to publicly prove that he is not a Modernist Heretic and/or a NEW Theology Heretic, which heresies are part of the synthesis of all heresies, including the Heresies of Manichæanism, of Docetism, of Catharism, and of Albigensianism to which Pope Benedict XV agreed in his own Infallible document - Pope Benedict XV, Giacomo Della Chiesa [Thursday, September 3, 1914 - Saturday, January 21, 1922], Encyclical “Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum Principis”, Appealing for Peace, November 1, 1914, ¶ 25; emphasis added. AAS VI , 578.
“Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi”; a.k.a., “Legem Credendi Lex Statuit Supplicandi”: The Theological Axiom of Roman Catholic Theology, and the Legal Principle of Roman Catholic Liturgical Law, for this was first enunciated by Pope Celestine I [Saturday, September 10, 422 - Tuesday, July 27, 432] who taught this Theological Axiom of Roman Catholic Theology, and this Legal Principle of Roman Catholic Liturgical Law, in this Official Term: “Legem Credendi Lex Statuit Supplicandi” [The Liturgical form of prayer becomes the standard of Faith], which sometimes is shortened to simply “Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi”: The Law of Praying is the Law of Believing.
Thus, you publicly pray what you inwardly believe, and you inwardly believe what you publicly pray.
This simply means that a Roman Catholic expresses, by a public, exterior liturgical act of worship, the personal interior beliefs of the Roman Catholic Faith. Thus, you publicly pray what you inwardly believe, and you inwardly believe what you publicly pray.
These beliefs are, at least in general, consistent with the Official Dogmatic Doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church on this subject which forbid changes, such as those which have been Officially taught by the Infallible Œcumenical Council of Florence - The Seventeenth Œcumenical Council, The First Council of Basel, Ferrara, Florence [Monday, April 9, 1438 A.D. - Thursday, August 7, 1445 A.D.], Session 11, Friday, February 4, 1442, with Pope Eugene IV, “Cantate Domino”, and by the Infallible Œcumenical Council of Trent, including the Infallible Doctrine on the Sacrifice of the Mass, Session 22, Monday, September 17, 1562, Being the Sixth Under the Sovereign Pontiff, Pius IV.
Also, those Dogmatic teachings by a number of Infallible Roman Catholic Popes, especially by Pope Eugene IV, Gabriele Condulmer [Thursday, March 3, 1431 - Tuesday, February 23, 1447], Infallible Papal Bulla, “Cantate Domino”, Friday, February 4, 1442; by Pope Pius IV, Giovan Angelo De Medici, [Friday, December 25, 1559 - Thursday, December 9, 1565], with the Council of Trent, the Infallible “Doctrine on the Sacrifice of the Mass”, Session 22, Monday, September 17, 1562; by Pope Saint Pius V, Antonio-Michele Ghislieri [Friday, January 7, 1566 - Monday, May 1, 1572], Infallible Papal Bulla “Quo Primum Tempore”, Tuesday, July 14, 1570; and, by Pope Benedict XV, Giacomo Della Chiesa [Thursday, September 3, 1914 - Saturday, January 21, 1922], Encyclical - “Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum Principis”, Sunday, November 1, 1914, ¶ 25; AAS VI , 578.).
Father Noel Barbara writes explaining how “Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi” works today:
“The liturgy is the Faith lived by the Faithful. Heretical speculations disturb simple people but little, for they are, for the most part, not aware of the theological theories. On the other hand, however, all of the Faithful--children and adults, simple people and intellectuals--are alike formed (or deformed) by the formulas of prayer which they recite, by the singing and the music they hear, by the devotions which they practice, by the readings and commentaries to which they listen, by the form of worship which they live: in a word, by the liturgy in which they take part. This is why heretics all down the ages have always sought to make use of the liturgy, because they have seen in it the easiest and most effective means of giving currency to their errors, and of changing the faith of the people in the direction of their [subtle] innovations.” (Fr. Noel Barbara, magazine “Fortes in Fide”, issue: “The Mass”; emphasis added.)Martin Luther knew this and is alleged to have taught the principle: “Tolle Missam, Tolle Ecclesiam” - “Take away the Mass, and you Destroy the Church!” And when heretics apply this heretical axiom of Luther to the process of gradualism - making these changes gradually, not all at once - they have great success as the past 50 years have proven!
Why does this process of gradual deception work?
“By seeing everything, we finally tolerate anything, and tolerating anything finally leads us to approve everything.” (Saint Augustine, a.k.a. Aurelius Augustinus [b. Tagaste, Africa, Saturday, November 13, 354 A.D. - d. Hippo Regia, Africa, Wednesday, August 28, 430 A.D.], Bishop of Hippo Regia, Father and Doctor of the Catholic Church, the Doctor of Grace,, secondary source, Father Noel Barbara, magazine “Fortes in Fide”, Volume 1, No. 3, p. 156, footnote # 11.)
An Explanation of Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi by Saint Thomas Aquinas
“All ceremonies are Professions of Faith, in which the interior worship of God consists. Now man can make profession of his inward faith, by deeds as well as by words; and in either profession, if he makes a false declaration, he sins mortally.” (Saint Thomas Aquinas, O.P., [b. 1225 A.D. in Rocca Secca, Naples, Italy - d. Wednesday, March 7, 1274 A.D. in Fossa Nuova, Italy], Doctor of the Church: “Angelic Doctor”, “Common Doctor”; “Summa Theologica”, Part I-II, Question 103, Article 4; emphasis added.)
Every VALID Holy Sacrifice of The Mass you devoutly attend:
1. Fulfills your Sacred SUNDAY duty and responsibility to your Infinite Creator, Almighty God, by uniting yourself with the Mass Celebrant who, as your Mediator with God, Offers to God an Infinite SACRIFICE of:
1) Adoration/Worship; 2) Thanksgiving; 3) Petition; 4) Propitiation/Reparation for your actual sins.2. Renders the greatest gratitude and homage to the Sacred Humanity of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, God Incarnate.
3. At the hour of your death, will be your greatest consolation.
4. Will go with you to your Judgment to plead for pardon for you from the Just Judge.
5. Diminishes the temporal punishment due to your sins.
6. Supplies for many of your faults, negligences, and sins of omission.
7. Forgives your Venial Sins you are determined to avoid and for which you are truly sorry. Forgives your unknown/forgotten sins which you never confessed.
8. Reduces Satan’s power over you.
9. Gives the Suffering Souls in Purgatory the greatest possible relief.
10. Is of more value/benefit to you than 1,000 Masses offered for you after your death.
11 You are preserved from many dangers/misfortunes which otherwise would have befallen you.
12. Shortens your time in Purgatory by hundreds of earth years.
13. For each Mass, God will send one Holy Saint, and one Holy Angel, to comfort you at your death.
14. You kneel amid a multitude of Holy Angels from Heaven.
15. Brings Blessings to you in regard to your temporal goods and concerns.
16. Every Valid Holy Mass you devoutly attend which is Offered to Almighty God in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, e.g. Our Lady of Mount Carmel (July 16), Assumption (August 15), Immaculate Heart of Mary (August 22), Immaculate Conception (December 8), etc., Our Blessed Mother will shower you with her special love, Blessings, and protection in this life. On your Day of Judgement, Our Lady will be permitted to plead for Mercy for you with her Divine Son, the Just Judge, with the same degree of fervor as the same number of Masses you devoutly attended in her honor.
17. At every week-day Valid Holy Mass you devoutly attend (i.e. not at the Sunday Mass), which is Offered to Almighty God in honor of any particular Holy Angel or Holy Saint, thanking God for the favors bestowed on that Holy Angel or Holy Saint, you provide that Holy Angel or Holy Saint a new degree of honor, joy, and happiness in Heaven. Because of this, you then receive the special love and protection of that Holy Angel or Holy Saint for yourself.
The Theological Axiom of Roman Catholic Theology, and the Legal Principle of Roman Catholic Liturgical Law, for this was first enunciated by Pope Celestine I [Saturday, September 10, 422 - Tuesday, July 27, 432 ] who taught this Theological Axiom of Roman Catholic Theology, and this Legal Principle of Roman Catholic Liturgical Law, in this Official Term:
Legem Credendi Lex Statuit Supplicandi [The Liturgical form of prayer becomes the standard of Faith.], which sometimes is shortened to simply Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi: The Law of Praying is the Law of Believing.This simply means that a Roman Catholic expresses, by a public, exterior liturgical act of worship, the personal interior beliefs of the Roman Catholic Faith, and which beliefs are, at least in general, consistent with the Official Dogmatic Doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church on this subject which forbid changes, such as those which have been Officially taught by the Infallible Œcumenical Council of Florence - The Seventeenth Œcumenical Council, The First Council of Basel, Ferrara, Florence [Monday, April 9, 1438 A.D. - Thursday, August 7, 1445 A.D.], Session 11, Friday, February 4, 1442, with Pope Eugene IV, Cantate Domino, and by the Infallible Œcumenical Council of Trent, including the Infallible Doctrine on the Sacrifice of the Mass, Session 22, Monday, September 17, 1562, Being the Sixth Under the Sovereign Pontiff, Pius IV.
Also, those Dogmatic teachings by a number of Infallible Roman Catholic Popes, especially by Pope Eugene IV, Gabriele Condulmer [Thursday, March 3, 1431 - Tuesday, February 23, 1447], Infallible Papal Bulla, Cantate Domino, Friday, February 4, 1442; by Pope Pius IV, Giovan Angelo De Medici, [Friday, December 25, 1559 - Thursday, December 9, 1565], with the Council of Trent, the Infallible Doctrine on the Sacrifice of the Mass, Session 22, Monday, September 17, 1562; by Pope Saint Pius V, Antonio-Michele Ghislieri [Friday, January 7, 1566 - Monday, May 1, 1572], Infallible Papal Bulla Quo Primum Tempore, Tuesday, July 14, 1570; and, by Pope Benedict XV, Giacomo Della Chiesa [Thursday, September 3, 1914 - Saturday, January 21, 1922], Encyclical - Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum Principis, Sunday, November 1, 1914, ¶ 25; AAS VI , 578.).
Quo Primum Tempore, Tuesday, July 14, 1570 A.D. An Infallible Papal Bulla of the Infallible Roman Catholic Pope Saint Pius V.
Our Blessed Mother asks Catholics to
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
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