Category Archives: Papal Encyclicals and Vatican II Documents

Laudato Si’

The official version of the Holy Father’s encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, is available HERE. You can order it on Amazon HERE, though it looks like it is out of stock at the moment. I haven’t read the encyclical … Continue reading

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The Slaughter of the Young, and How Pro-Life Are You?

The following Vortex, from last Friday (January 24) discusses that even Catholics, including young Catholics, that are Pro-Life can fall into the trap of accepting the evils of contraception and pro-homosexual relationships. At the end of the Vortex segment was … Continue reading

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Pope in Overdrive, Vatican in Turmoil, SSPX in Schism?

Below is a “Remnant Forum” for the Remnant Newspaper, with Michael Matt and Christopher Ferrara.  This is a more critical look at Pope Francis, some of his “off the cuff” remarks, and how the seems to be confusion between his … Continue reading

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Evangelii Gaudium

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has released an Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium,  on November 24, the Feast of Christ the King.  The document can be found HERE. I have not read the document yet (its been a busy week!), though … Continue reading

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Encyclical Letter Lumen fidei of the Supreme Pontiff Francis

Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has released his first encyclical, Lumen fidei (The Light of Faith).  The link is below.  I am reading it now.  From press reports, this is the first encyclical written by two popes 🙂  Among other … Continue reading

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RORATE CÆLI: Important – The Pope explains the Council”The Virtual Council was stronger: its results are calamitous” The Council of the Fathers was replaced by the “Council of the Media”

In an article from Rorate Caeli (link below), they cover an address by Pope Benedict XVI to the Roman clergy.  The Holy Father talks about Vatican II, and of how there were really two councils.  One was the “Council of the … Continue reading

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RORATE CÆLI: Obedience and the Power of the Modernists: understanding the resurgence of Modernism in the past 50 years

Interesting post from Rorate Caeli (link below).  It talks about the two different periods of Modernism that we have faced, starting during or immediately after Vatican II.  First there was the dissent of the Modernists against Church teachings, and the … Continue reading

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