Monthly Archives: September 2015

An homage to the Roman Pontiff

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They behold a false light which is worse than the very darkness

Our Lady of Sorrows The years between 1766 and 1775 were kind neither to the world nor to the Church.  Pope Clement XIII passed on to his reward, apprehensive of the future, on February 2, 1769.  And the six year … Continue reading

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Christianae Reipublicae: an urgent but unheeded warning of the coming disaster

The Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary If Almighty God grants a man the grace to open his eyes there are two points in the course of events when he is most likely to realize that he is … Continue reading

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The Jubilee Year of 1750 and the peace that was not to be

The Feast of Saint Peter Claver (United States) In the late spring of 1749 the Catholic world seemed to be at peace.  The fervor of the Protestant revolt a quarter of a millennium earlier had worn thin and the disasters … Continue reading

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The context of Pope Pius VII’s claim of a great conspiracy to destroy the teaching of Jesus Christ

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary What was the context of Pope Pius VII’s claim?  What was the situation of the Church and the teaching that seemed so precarious to his mind? There were plenty of things to be … Continue reading

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An examination of Pius VII’s claim of a great conspiracy to destroy the teaching of Jesus Christ

September 5, 2015 The entire purpose of this blog is to examine Pope Pius VII’s claim, two centuries ago, that there was a great conspiracy to destroy the teaching of Jesus Christ, and to search out and publish any evidence … Continue reading

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Is it real? Could it possibly be true?

The Feast of Saint Gregory the Great, 2015 The purpose of this blog is to examine the above claim made by Pope Pius VII in his encyclical Diu Satis more than two hundred years ago that a great conspiracy had been … Continue reading

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