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First Communion by Theofile Emmanuel Duverger - 1867


catholic Remembering the Often-Forgotten Indulgences
What they are and the conditions required to earn them


catholicThe Sabbatine Privilege & the 30 Gregorian Masses
Is wearing the brown scapular enough to merit the privilege?


catholicCall Me Jorge’
Pope Francis disregards papal titles & protocol


catholic The Children’s Greeting
Lessons for today in a 19th century German painting


catholic The Holy Viaticum in Bourgogne
A village priest brings Our Lord to a sick person for the last time


catholic My Encounter with Alphonsus de Liguori
A new perspective for life after reading Preparation for Death


catholicThe Sudden and Unprovided Death
St. Francis de Sales distinguishes different ways to die well


catholicPreparing Soul and Body for Christmas
The authentic joys a Catholic should have & what should he avoid


catholicVisiting the Holy House of Loreto
St. Therese of Lisieux reports special favors received from Heaven


catholicWhy Saturday Is Dedicated to Our Lady
Only she was faithful to the promise of the Ressurrection on Holy Saturday


catholicThe Luminous Mysteries: Novelty Clashes with Tradition
Adding a new set of mysteries opposes Our Lady's expressed wish


catholicHow and When to Use the Veil in Modern Times
The ideal situation and practical solutions


catholicThe Rosary: A Weapon against Progressivism
Examples of how it destroyed heresies in the past should inspire us today


catholicThe Thirty Gregorian Masses
The efficacy of this centuries-old practice initiated by Pope St. Gregory the Great


catholicPraying the Fifteen Decades of the Rosary
Our Lady asked for the full Rosary and linked to it special graces


catholicDon't Forget Sacramentals - Aids to the Spiritual Life
What are these special ways the Church created to benefit the faithful?


catholicHow to Address Priests: Titles, Abbreviations, and Signs of Respect
The correct treatment for members of the Hierachy, clergy and religious persons


catholicSt. Pius X on Priestly Dignity and Propriety
Photos illustrating the contrast between past and present priestly behavior


catholicFirst Communion
Progressivism is destroying the sacrality of a soul's first encounter with Our Lord


catholicRestoration: Let's Begin with the Veil
History, significance and propriety of the veil for women at Mass


catholicA Study of the Veil in Christian Tradition

blank.gif - 807 Bytes             Introduction
                A scholarly study based on Greek and Latin texts of Saints

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 1:   The Veil in the Apostolic Age
                St. Paul ordered women to wear veils inside the church

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 2:   The Veil and the Church Fathers - St. John Chrysostom
                A woman should be ashamed not to be covered with a veil in church

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 3:   St. Ambrose and St. Augustine on the Veil
                Lust and vanity are avoided if a woman covers her hair and neck

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 4:   St. Thomas Aquinas and His Teaching on the Veil
                Not wearing a veil is not a sin, but its use is highly recommended

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 5:   The Veil in St. Thomas' Commentary on the Corinthians
                By covering her head, a woman  affirms her submission to man

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 6:   What Does Canon Law Say about the Veil?
                While the Code of 1917 called for the veil, the Conciliar Code ignores it

blank.gif - 807 Bytes             Conclusion
                How and When to Use the Veil in Modern Times




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