“May God console you! ... What saddens you ... is the fact that others have occupied the Churches by violence, while during this time you are on the outside. It is a fact that they have the premises -- but you have the Apostolic Faith. They [the Heretics, Apostates, Innovators, and Innovators] can occupy our churches, but they are outside the True Faith. You [Catholics Faithful to Tradition] remain outside the places of worship, but the Faith dwells within you. Let us consider: what is more important, the place or the Faith? The True Faith, obviously. Who has lost and who has won in this struggle -- the one who keeps the premises or the one who keeps the Faith?”
“True, the premises are good when the Apostolic Faith is preached there; they are Holy if everything takes place there in a Holy way ...”
“You are the ones who are happy; you who remain within the [Catholic] Church by your Faith, who hold firmly to the foundations of the Faith which has come down to you from Apostolic Tradition, and if an execrable jealously has tried to shake it in a number of occasions, it has not succeeded. They are the ones who have broken away from it in the present crisis.”
“No one, ever, will prevail against your Faith, beloved brothers, and We believe that God will give us our Churches back some day.”
“Thus, the more violently they try to occupy the places of worship, the more they separate themselves from the [Catholic] Church. They claim that they represent the Church but in reality they are the ones who are expelling themselves from it and going astray.”
“Even if Catholics Faithful to Tradition are reduced
to a handful, they are the ones who are the True Church of Jesus Christ.”
(Patriarch Saint Athanasius [b. Alexandria, Egypt 296 A.D. - d. Alexandria,
Egypt on Wednesday, May 2, 373A.D.], Patriarch of Alexandria, Egypt, Father
of Orthodoxy in the Catholic Church, Coll. Selecta SS. Eccl. Patrum.
Caillu and Guillou, Volume 32, pp 411-412; emphasis added.)
“45...And let it be clearly understood above all things that when We prescribe Scholastic Philosophy We understand chiefly that which the Angelic Doctor [Saint Thomas Aquinas] has bequeathed to us, and We, therefore, declare that all the ordinances of Our predecessor [Pope Leo XIII] on this subject continue fully in force, and, as far as may be necessary, We do decree anew, and confirm, and order that they shall be strictly observed by all. In Seminaries where they have been neglected it will be for the Bishops to exact and require their observance in the future; and let this apply also to the Superiors of Religious Orders. Further, We admonish Professors to bear well in mind that they cannot set aside Saint Thomas [Aquinas], especially in Metaphysical questions, without grave disadvantage.....
“49... For the future the Doctorate of Theology and Canon Law must never be conferred on anyone who has not first of all made the regular course of Scholastic Philosophy; if conferred, it shall be held as null and void” (Pope Saint Pius X, Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto [b. at Riese, Lombardy-Venetia, Austrian Empire on Tuesday, June 2, 1835; Pope: Tuesday, August 4, 1903 - Thursday, August 20, 1914], Encyclical “Pascendi Dominici Gregis”, On the Doctrine of the Modernists, Sunday, September 8, 1907; ¶¶ 42, 45, and 49; emphasis added).
“25. Besides, the Church demands from those who have devoted themselves to furthering her interests, something very different from the dwelling upon profitless questions; she demands that they should devote the whole of their energy to preserve the faith intact and unsullied by any breath of error, and follow most closely him whom Christ has appointed to be the guardian and interpreter of the truth. There are to be found today, and in no small numbers, men, of whom the Apostle says that: ‘there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: And will indeed turn away their hearing from the Truth, but will be turned unto fables.’ (2 Timothy 4:3-4). Infatuated and carried away by a lofty idea of the human intellect, by which God’s good gift has certainly made incredible progress in the study of nature, confident in their own judgment, and contemptuous of the authority of the Church, they have reached such a degree of rashness as not to hesitate to measure by the standard of their own mind even the hidden things of God and all that God has revealed to men. Hence arose the monstrous errors of ‘Modernism,’ which Our Predecessor rightly declared to be ‘the synthesis of all heresies,’ and solemnly condemned. We hereby renew that condemnation in all its fulness, Venerable Brethren, and as the plague is not yet entirely stamped out, but lurks here and there in hidden places, We exhort all to be carefully here and there in hidden places, We exhort all to be carefully on their guard against any contagion of the evil, to which we may apply the words Job used in other circumstances: ‘It is a fire that devoureth even to destruction, and rooteth up all things that spring’ (Job 31:12). Nor do We merely desire that Catholics should shrink from the errors of Modernism, but also from the tendencies or what is called the spirit of Modernism. Those who are infected by that spirit develop a keen dislike for all that savours of antiquity and become eager searchers after novelties in everything: in the way in which they carry out religious functions, in the ruling of Catholic institutions, and even in private exercises of piety. Therefore it is Our will that the law of our forefathers should still be held Sacred: ‘Let there be no innovation - nothing but what has been handed down’ (Pope Saint Stephen I [Friday, May 12, 254 - Sunday, August 2, 257], “Epistle to Africa”, quoted by Father Saint Vincent of Lerins [b. Toul, France, c. 400 A.D. - d. Island of Lerins, c. 450 A.D.], “A Commonitory [an aid to memory] for the Antiquity and Universality of the Catholic Faith Against the Profane Novelties of All Heresies,” Chapter VI, ¶ 16.)” (Pope Benedict XV, Giacomo Della Chiesa [Thursday, September 3, 1914 - Saturday, January 21, 1922], Encyclical “Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum”, Sunday, November 1, 1914, ¶ 25; emphasis added.)
1. To respectfully and devoutly assist at The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass On all Sundays and Holydays of Obligation.
1-1. Q. Is it a Mortal Sin not to respectfully and
devoutly assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on all Sundays and Holydays
A. It is a Mortal Sin not to respectfully and devoutly assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on all Sundays and Holydays of Obligation, unless we are excused for a serious reason. They also commit a mortal sin who, having others under their charge, hinder them from respectfully and devoutly assisting at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on all Sundays and Holydays of Obligation, without a sufficiently justifiable reason.
1-2. Q. Why were Holydays of Obligation instituted
by the Church?
A. Holydays of Obligation were instituted by the Church to recall to our minds the great mysteries of religion and the virtues and rewards of the Saints.
1-3. Q. How should we keep all Holydays of Obligation?
A. We should keep all Holydays of Obligation as we should keep all Sundays.
2-1. Q. What is meant by fast-days?
A. By fast-days is meant days on which adults are allowed but one full meal, except for those who are physically unable to do so and those who are 65 years old and older.
2-2. Q. What is meant by days of abstinence?
A. By days of abstinence is meant days on which Catholics are forbidden to eat flesh-meat, but are allowed the usual number of meals.
2-3. Q. Why does the Church command us to fast and
A. The Church commands us to fast and abstain, in order that we may mortify our passions and satisfy for our sins.
2-4. Q. Why does the Church command us to abstain from
flesh-meat on all Fridays?
A. The Church commands us to abstain from flesh-meat on all Fridays, in honor of the day on which our Saviour died.
3-1. Q. What is meant by the command of confessing
at least once a year?
A. By the command of confessing at least once a year is meant that we are obliged, under pain of mortal sin, to go to Confession at least once a year during the Easter/Paschal Season which ends on Trinity Sunday.
3-2. Q. Should we confess only once a year?
A. We should confess frequently, if we wish to lead a good life.
3-3. Q. Should children go to Confession?
A. Children should go to Confession when they are old enough to commit sin, which is commonly about the age of seven years which is usually considered to be the age of reason.
The Sixteenth Ścumenical Council of Constance [Tuesday, November 1, 1414 A.D. - Wednesday, April 22, 1418 A.D.] answered the heretical teachings of the proto-Protestants by issuing a Decree that the Administration of Holy Communion to the Laity under one species is to be of universal obligation in the Latin Church. The Latin Church consists of all of the Western Rites of the Catholic Church, all of which use the Latin Language, the primary Rite being what some Liturgical Historians call The Ancient Roman Rite because it is the oldest of all of the Liturgical Rites because it has been traced back to Saint Peter the Apostle at Rome. This the Council did as a cure to make it very clearly understood that Jesus Christ is present, whole and entire, under both and/or either species.
In the Name of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, Father and Son and Holy Ghost, Amen. Certain people, in some parts of the world, have rashly dared to assert that the Christian people ought to receive the Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist under the Forms of both bread and wine. They communicate the Laity everywhere not only under the Form of bread, but also under that of wine, and they stubbornly assert that they should communicate even after a meal, or else without the need of a fast, contrary to the Church’s custom which has been laudably and sensibly approved, from the Church’s head downwards, but which they damnably try to repudiate as sacrilegious.
Therefore this present General Council of Constance, legitimately assembled in the Holy Ghost, wishing to provide for the safety of the Faithful against this error, after long deliberation by many persons learned in Divine and human law, Declares, Decrees and Defines that, although Christ instituted this Venerable Sacrament after a meal and ministered it to His Apostles under the forms of both bread and wine, nevertheless and notwithstanding this, the praiseworthy authority of the Sacred Canons and the approved custom of the Church have, and do retain, that this Sacrament ought not to be celebrated after a meal, nor received by the Faithful without fasting, except in cases of sickness or some other necessity as permitted by law or by the Church.
Moreover, just as this custom was sensibly introduced in order to avoid various dangers and scandals, so with similar or even greater reason was it possible to introduce and sensibly observe the custom that, although this Sacrament was received by the Faithful under both kinds in the Early Church, nevertheless later it was received under both kinds only by those Confecting [i.e. Consecrating] it, and by the Laity only under the form of bread [as the direct result of the various dangers and scandals, as well as increasing cases of gross indifferentism, the loss of the Sacred mentality, a very serious growing and widespread proliferation of sacrilege, and other evils].
For it should be very firmly believed, and in no way doubted, that the whole Body and Blood of Christ are truly contained under both the form (of the physical matter) of bread and the form (of the physical matter) of wine.
To say that the observance of this custom or law is sacrilegious or illicit must be regarded as erroneous. Those who stubbornly assert the opposite of the aforesaid are to be confined as .heretics. and severely punished by the local Bishops, or their officials, or the inquisitors of .heresy.in the kingdoms or provinces in which anything is attempted or presumed against this Decree, according to the Canonical and legitimate sanctions that have been wisely established in favor of the Catholic Faith against .heretics. and their supporters.
That no Priest, under pain of excommunication, may communicate the people under the forms (of the physical matter) of both bread and wine.
This Holy Synod also Decrees and Declares, regarding this matter, that instructions are to be sent to the Most Reverend Fathers and Lords in Christ, Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, and their Vicars in Spirituals, wherever they may be, in which they are to be commissioned and ordered on the authority of this Sacred Council and under pain of excommunication, to punish effectively those who err against this Decree. (Sixteenth Ścumenical Council of Constance, Session 13, Thursday, June 15, 1415 A.D.; emphasis added.)
In three Canons, this Decree was renewed by the Nineteenth Ścumenical Council of Trent [Thursday, December 13, 1545 A.D. - Wednesday, December 4, 1563 A.D.], against the Lutherans and Calvinists:
CANON 1. If any one saith, that, by the precept of God, or, by necessity of salvation, all and each of the Faithful of Christ ought to receive both Species of the Most Holy Sacrament, not Consecrating; let him be .anathema.
CANON 2. If any one saith, that the Holy Catholic Church was not induced, by just causes and reasons, to communicate, under the Species of bread only, Laymen, and also Clerics when not Consecrating; let him be .anathema.
CANON 3. If any one denieth, that Christ, whole and entire - the fountain and Author of all Graces - is received under the one species of bread; because that - as some falsely assert - is not received, according to the institution of Christ Himself, under both Species; let him be .anathema. (Nineteenth Ścumenical Council of Trent, Session 21, July 16, 1562; emphasis added.)
The Roman Catholic Council of the Vatican, clearly states in its Profession of Faith:
“8. I confess that under either Species, alone, the whole and complete Christ and the True Sacrament are received.” (Twentieth Ścumenical Council of the Vatican, [Wednesday, December 8, 1869 A.D. - Monday, July 18, 1870 A.D.] Session 2, Thursday, January 6, 1870, Profession of Faith, ¶ 8; emphasis added.)
Holy Thursday During Holy Week in the Modern-Day
Princess Grace Receiving Holy Communion on Her Tongue
While Kneeling with Her Head Covered at Her Wedding
This has been the continual Traditional Law of the Catholic Church as explained by Saint Paul:
5 But every woman praying or prophesying with her head
not covered, disgraceth her head: for it is all one as if she were shaven.
6 For if a woman be not covered, let her be shorn. But if it be a shame to a woman to be shorn or made bald, let her cover her head.
7 The man indeed ought not to cover his head, because he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of the man. (1 Corinthians 11:5-7)
Even Young Girls Are Required to Wear a Head Covering
Here They Are Kneeling to Make Their First Holy Communion
Even Young Girls Are Required to Wear a Head Covering
Here They Are Kneeling With Their First Holy Communion Class
4-1. Q. What sin does one commit who neglects to receive
the Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist during the Easter time?
A. One who neglects to receive the Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist during the Easter time commits a Mortal Sin.
4-2. Q. What is the Easter time?
A. The Easter time is, in the United States of America, the time between the First Sunday of Lent and Trinity Sunday.
5. To contribute financially (i.e. give money) To the support of the Catholic Church.
5-1. Q. Are we obliged to contribute to the support
of the Catholic Church?
A. Saint Paul the Apostle reminds all Catholics that they are required to contribute financially - give money - to the support of the Catholic Church:
“Know you not, that they [i.e. Catholic Priests] who work in the Holy Place [i.e. in the Catholic Church], eat the things that are of the Holy Place [i.e. of the Catholic Church]; and they [i.e. Catholic Priests] that serve the Altar, partake with the Altar?
So also the Lord ordained that they [i.e. Catholic Priests] who Preach the Gospel, should live by the [financial support of the] Gospel” (1 Corinthians 9:13-14).
Therefore, all Catholics are obliged to contribute to the support of the Catholic Church in order to bear their fair share of the expenses incurred.
Today this includes the expenses of the Missionary Work and Missionary Apostolates of the Catholic Church, e.g. Cordi-Marian Fathers, which is a Catholic Religious Congregation, the Missionary Work of which includes, but is not limited to, the Missionary Internet Ministry and Apostolate, as well as all other areas of Catholic Missionary Work. We thank you in advance for your Charity.
6. To never violate the laws concerning the Sacrament of Matrimony.
For your convenience, these include, but are not limited to:
a) Never marry a person who is of the same sex.6-1. Q. What is the meaning of the commandment not to marry within the third degree of kindred?
b) Never marry a person who is not a Catholic.
c) Never marry a person who is related to within the third degree of kindred.
d) Never marry a person privately without witnesses.
e) Never solemnize marriage at forbidden times.
6-2. Q. What is the meaning of the command not to marry
A. The command not to marry privately means that none should marry without the Blessing of a Catholic Priest or Prelate or without witnesses.
6-3. Q. What is the meaning of the precept not to solemnize
marriage at forbidden times?
A. The meaning of the precept not to solemnize marriage at forbidden times is that during Advent and Lent the marriage ceremony should not be performed with pomp or a Nuptial Mass.
6-4. Q. What is the Nuptial Mass?
A. A Nuptial Mass is a Mass appointed by the Church to invoke a special Blessing upon the married couple.
6-5. Q. Should Catholics be married at a Nuptial Mass?
A. Catholics should be married at a Nuptial Mass, because they thereby show greater reverence for the holy Sacrament and bring richer Blessings upon their wedded life.