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"The nature of the Catholic Faith is such that nothing can be added to
it, nothing taken away. Either it is held in its entirety or it is 
rejected totally. This is the Catholic faith which, unless a man
believes faithfully and firmly, he cannot be saved." (Pope Benedict 
XV, "Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum", 1914).
"Nor must it be thought that what is expounded in Encyclical Letters
does not of itself demand consent, since in writing such Letters the
Popes do not exercise the supreme power of their Teaching Authority.
For these matters are taught with the ordinary teaching authority, of
which it is true to say: "He who heareth you, heareth me;" and gener-
ally what is expounded and inculcated in Encyclical Letters already
for other reasons appertains to Catholic doctrine. But if the Supreme
Pontiffs in their official documents purposely pass judgment on a mat-
ter up to that time under dispute, it is obvious that that matter, ac-
cording to the mind and will of the same Pontiffs, cannot any longer
be considered a question open to discussion amomg theologians." (Pope
Pius XII, "Humani Generis", 1950).
"...there is little reason to wonder that the Modernists vent all
their bitterness and hatred on Catholics who zealously fight the
battles of  the Church. There is no species of insult which they do
not heap upon them, but their usual course is to charge them with 
ignorance or obstinacy." (Pope St. Pius X, "Pascendi Dominici Gregis",
 Here are some things that every Catholic should have in their home
library. I also highly recommend these for those who are converting to
the Catholic Faith, ESPECIALLY for those who are attending RCIA.
Douay-Rheims Bible
Catechism of the Council of Trent (The Roman Catechism)
Baltimore Catechism
Denzinger's Enchiridion Symbolorum (The Sources of Catholic Dogma)
 Papal and Curial Documents:
Pascendi Dominici Gregis(On the Doctrine of the Modernists)Pope Pius X
Mediator Dei(On the Sacred Liturgy)Pope Pius XII
Mortalium Animos(On Fostering True Religious Unity)Pope Pius XI
Humani Generis(Some False Opinions which Threaten to Undermine 
  Catholic Doctrine)Pope Pius XII
Mysterium Fidei(Mystery of Faith)Pope Paul VI
Memoriale Domini(Instruction on the Manner of Distributing Holy
  Communion)Pope Paul VI
Humanae Vitae(On Human Life)Pope Paul VI
Veritatis Splendor(The Splendor of Truth)Pope John Paul II
Dominicae Cenae(The Mystery and Worship of the Eucharist)
Inaestimabile Donum(Instruction concerning the Worship of the
  Eucharistic Mystery)
Mirari Vos(On Liberalism and Religious Indifferentism) Pope Gregory XVI
On the Ecumenical Movement (1949 Instruction of the Holy Office)
On Certain Questions regarding the collaboration of the Non-Ordained 
Faithful in the Sacred Ministry of the Priest
The Oath against Modernism Pope Pius X
Lamentabili Sane (Syllabus Condemning the Errors of the Modernists) Pope
St. Pius X
Quanta Cura (Condemning Current Errors) Pope Pius IX
The Syllabus of Errors Pope Pius IX
Ordinatio Sacerdoltalis Pope John Paul II
Responsium Ad Dubium Concerning the Teaching in Ordination Sacerdotalis
Satis Cognitum On the Unity of the Church (Pope Leo XIII)
Testem Benevolentiae On Americanism (Pope Leo XIII)
Most of these Papal Documents can also be obtained from:
 Pauline Books & Media
The Douay-Rheims Bible and the Catechism of the Council of Trent 
can be ordered from:
  Tan Books
  P.O. Box 424
  Rockford, IL 61105
The Sources of Catholic Dogma can be ordered from:
  Loreto Publications          
  P.O. Box 603
  Fitzwilliam, NH 03447
It MAY still be available from the address below, but I'm not sure:
  The Maryfaithful Bookstore          
  P.O. Box 48
  Powers Lake, N.D. 58773
 I highly recommend the Catholic Family News. It costs $28/year, but
can usually be obtained for $22/year.
Catholic Family News     
M.P.O. Box 743
Niagara Falls, NY 14302
 I highly recommend subscribing to "From the Housetops", available
from St. Benedict Center in Massachusetts. It is a quarterly magazine
that has the life of a saint and various articles which are helpful in
living the spiritual life. Subscriptions are:
1 year - $10
2 years- $18
3 years- $25
Order from: Saint Benedict Center
            P.O. Box 1000
            Still River, MA 01467
Note: This is the St. Benedict Center that has it's bishop's approval,
 as well as permission to have the Latin Tridentine Mass. They are
 Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and they were founded by 
 Father Leonard Feeney. It is a solid, doctrinally sound magazine,
 unlike many others which have reputations for 'orthodoxy'. but in 
 fact are not orthodox.
If you are interested in what really happened at Vatican II, what
  the deal is with the New Mass, and various other aspects of the 
  current crisis in the Church, I highly recommend the following:
Liturgical Time Bombs in Vatican II (Excerpts)
The Catholic Sanctuary and the Second Vatican Council
Communion in the Hand and Similar Frauds
Liturgical Shipwreck
A Short History of the Roman Mass
Cramner's Godly Order
Pope John's Council
Pope Paul's New Mass, all by Michael Davies. Also read anything else
  by him. He was President of the International Una Voce Federation, 
  and he did his research, and cited his sources.
"The Reform of the Roman Liturgy: Its Problems and Background" by
  Msgr. Klaus Gamber
"Iota Unum" by Amerio Romano
"In the Murky Waters of Vatican II" by Atila Sinke Guimaraes

“The Great Façade” by Christopher A. Ferrara & Thomas E. Woods, Jr.


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