"He [Satan] has invented heresies and schisms, whereby he might subvert the faith, might corrupt the truth, might divide the unity."
8 quotes by various Popes explaining the power and necessity of the Rosary in the Catholic life.
"The universal Church of the faithful is one outside of which none is saved."
Pope Innocent III, ex cathedra, Fourth Lateran Council (1215 AD)
"We call the right by which St. Peter or his successor has always been the head of the Church, and of all its bishops, the Primacy of St. Peter or of the Pope. Primacy means holding first place."
"There are two powers, august Emperor, by which this world is chiefly ruled, namely, the sacred authority of the priests and the royal power."
"Unless boys are steeped from the beginning in the best books, their minds will be ruined and they will not be able to acquire good judgment." - Pope Pius II
"A man can derive more profit from his books in one year than from a lifetime spent in pondering the philosophy of others” (Consistorial address of 1318). - Pope John XXII
Encroaching Islam, the need for a unified Roman liturgy, and the Catholic faithful being led astray by heretics are all traits the current time shares with the time of St. Pope Pius V's pontificate.
The following videos reflect that truth and display its vibrancy in an engaging and soul-stirring manner.
On the feast day of St. Ambrose, December 7th, the Holy Father expressed three wishes as he used an iPad to light the world's largest electronic Christmas tree. All three wishes focus on overcoming the present darkness of our world.
There are 20 different Eastern Catholic Churches with 16 million members.
What does the Pope actually do? Wouldn't a Pope hinder my personal relationship with Christ? Why a Pope at all? By Scripture, this list strives to show that the Pope and the Church allow Catholics to simply live according to and love the same Jesus Christ the Apostles knew and loved.
“Prince of the Apostles” means that St. Peter held a certain primacy over the other eleven. Understanding St. Peter’s unique position among the twelve and the unique ministries he exercised lays an excellent groundwork for a discussion of Christ’s founding of the Papacy.