Victory Ultramontanist Reading List



See, the stuff I spew is not just my opinion!

CHURCH DOCUMENTS LINKED ONLINE

NEW: 1962 Rituale Romanum

Acerbo nimis (St. Pius X, 1905): on ignorance of divine truths

Anni Sacri (Ven. Pius XII, 1950): on combating atheistic propaganda

Apostolicae Curae (Pope Leo XIII, 1896): on the nullity of Anglican orders

Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent (1542-1564): ecumenical council convened in response to the Protestant Reformation

Christifidelis Laici (Ven. John Paul II, 1988): on the vocation and mission of the lay faithful

Code of Canon Law (1983)

NEW: Council of Ephesus (431 A.D.), confessing Mary as the Mother of God

Decrees of the First Vatican Council (1869-1870): ecumenical council which defined, among other things, papal infallibility

Deus Caritas Est (Pope Benedict XVI, 2005): on the theological virtue of charity

Divini Redemptoris (Pope Pius XI, 1937): on the evils of Communism

NEW: Divinum Officium: the breviary of 1962 in Latin and English, online in its entirety (N.B.: works better in Explorer than Firefox)

Documents of Vatican II (1963-1965) as distinguished from the "spirit of Vatican II"

Dominus Iesus (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Ratzinger, 2000): combating the errors of relativism in evangelization)

Enchiridion of Indulgences (Sacred Apostolic Penitentiary, 1968): the norms and grants of indulgences presently in effect

Fausto Appetente Die (Pope Benedict XV, 1921): on St. Dominic

UPDATED: General Instruction of the Roman Missal, containing liturgical norms for the new Third Edition

Humanae Vitae (Pope Paul VI, 1968), on contraceptives

Humanum Genus (Pope Leo XIII, 1884): on Freemasonry (NOTE: these teachings have NOT been abrogated by the 1983 Code of Canon Law)

Ineffabilis Deus (Bl. Pius IX, 1854): defining the dogma of the Immaculate Conception

NEW: Jesus Christ, The Bearer of the Water of Life (Pontifical Councils for Culture and Interreligious Dialogue, 2003): on Christianity and New Age religiosity

Liturgiam Authenticam (Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, 2001): on the use of vernacular languages in the publication of the books of the Roman Liturgy

Mirari Vos (Pope Gregory XVI, 1832): on liberalism and indifferentism

Mit Brennender Sorge (Pope Pius XI, 1937): on the Nazi terror

Mystici Corporis Christi (Ven. Pius XII, 1943): on the mystical Body of Christ

Quanto Conficiamur Moerore (Pope Pius IX, 1863): on promotion of false doctrines

Quod Apostolici Muneris (Pope Leo XIII, 1878): on the evils of socialism

Ordinatio Sacerdotalis (Ven. John Paul II, 1994): on why women cannot be priests

Papal Protection of the Jews (Pope Gregory X, 1272): prohibiting the persecution of the Jews

Pascendi Dominici Gregis (Pope St. Pius X, 1907): on the doctrines of the Modernists

Redemptionis Sacramentum (Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, 2004): on matters to be observed or avoided with regard to the Eucharist

Rerum Novarum (Pope Leo XIII, 1891): on capital and labor; exposing the evils of socialism

Rule of the Dominican Laity (approved 1987): provided in English

Sacerdotalis Caelibatus (Pope Paul VI, 1967): on priestly celibacy

Sacramentum Caritatis (Pope Benedict XVI, 2007): the apostolic exhortation issued March 13, 2007

Spe Salvi (Pope Benedict XVI, 2007): on the theological virtue of hope

Summorum Pontificum (Pope Benedict XVI, 2007): the long-awaited motu proprio freeing up the use of the Roman Missal of Bl. John XXIII; accompanying Letter to the Bishops

NEW: Syllabus of Errors condemned by Pope Pius IX (1864)

NEW: Syllabus of Errors (Lamentabili sane) (Holy Office, 1907): the Errors of the modernists

Tra le Sollecitudini (Pope St. Pius X, 1903): instruction on sacred music

Unam Sanctam (Pope Boniface VIII, 1302): being subject to the Roman Pontiff is essential for salvation

Universae Ecclesiae (2011): instruction on the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum taking the Tridentine Mass out of mothballs (this link contains files of the document in English and Latin)

Veterum Sapientia (Bl. John XXIII, 1962): on the promotion of the study of Latin


GOOD CATHOLIC BOOKS
(Will Be Constantly Expanded)

A Doctor at Calvary: The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ as Described by a Surgeon, by Pierre Barbet, M.D.

An Exorcist Tells His Story, by Fr. Gabriele Amorth

Angels and Devils, by Joan Carroll Cruz

Architects of the Culture of Death, by Donald DeMarco and Benjamin Wiker

Before the Dawn: Autobiographical Reflections by Eugenio Zolli, Former Chief Rabbi of Rome (the rabbi's lifelong journey toward the Church)

Calls from the Message of Fatima, by Sr. Lucia of Fatima

Catholicism and Fundamentalism: The Attack on "Romanism" by "Bible Christians", by Karl Keating

Characters of the Inquisition, by William Thomas Walsh

Characters of the Reformation, by Hilaire Belloc

Crown of Glory: The Life of Pope Pius XII, by Alden Hatch

Degenerate Moderns: Modernity as Rationalized Sexual Misbehavior, by E. Michael Jones

Dialogue Concerning Heresies, by St. Thomas More (I recommend the modern English rendition by Mary Gottschalk)

Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation, by St. Thomas More (I recommend the modern English rendition by Mary Gottschalk)

Diary of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul

Dominican Saints, by Novices of the Dominican House of Studies

Eucharistic Miracles, by Joan Carroll Cruz

Exorcism and the Church Militant, by Fr. Thomas Euteneuer

Fatima, in Lucia's Own Words, by Sr. Lucia dos Santos

Fatima: The Great Sign, by Francis Johnston

Fr. William Doyle, S.J., by Alfred O'Rahilly (full text available online)

Forty Dreams of St. John Bosco, from St. John Bosco's biographical memoirs

Holy Eucharist, Our All, by Fr. Lukas Etlin, O.S.B.

Imitation of Christ, by Thomas a Kempis

Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration, by Pope Benedict XVI

Jesus of Nazareth: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection, by Pope Benedict XVI

Libido Dominandi: Sexual Liberation and Political Control, by E. Michael Jones

Life and Revelations of St. Gertrude the Great

Light and Peace, by Rev. Fr. R. P. Quadrupani, Barnabite

Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times, by Peter Seewald and Pope Benedict XVI 

Martin Luther: His Life and Work, by Hartmann Grisar, S.J.

Mother Angelica: The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, and a Network of Miracles, by Raymond Arroyo

Our Lady of Fatima, by William Thomas Walsh

Preparation for Death, by St. Alphonsus Liguori 

Radio Replies, by Frs. Rumble and Carty (3 volumes) 

St. Thomas Aquinas: "The Dumb Ox", by G.K. Chesterton

Splendor of the Church, by Henri de Lubac

Story of a Soul, by St. Therese of Lisieux

Summa Theologica, by St. Thomas Aquinas (available online here)

The Divine Comedy, by Dante Aleghieri (Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso)

The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life, by Fr. Charles Arminjon

The Facts about Luther, by Msgr. Patrick F. O'Hare

The Glories of Mary, by St. Alphonsus Liguori

The Holy Eucharist, by St. Alphonsus Liguori

The Incarnation, Birth and Infancy of Jesus Christ, by St. Alphonsus Liguori

The Incorruptibles, by Joan Carroll Cruz

The Last Secret of Fatima, by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism, by Edward Feser

The Life and Religion of Mohammed, The Prophet of Arabia, by Rev. J.L. Menezes

The Life of Bl. Margaret of Castello, by Fr. W. R. Bonniwell, O.P.

The Light of the World: The Pope, the Church, the Signs of the Times, by Peter Seewald and Pope Benedict XVI

The Myth of Hitler's Pope: How Pope Pius XII Rescued Jews from the Nazis, by Rabbi David Dalin

The Poetry of St. Therese of Lisieux, Donald Kinney, O.C.D., ed.

The Priest, His Dignity and Obligations, St. John Eudes

The Secret of the Rosary, by St. Louis de Montfort

The Soul of a Lion, by Alice von Hildebrand

The True Church: The Path which Led a Protestant Lawyer to the Catholic Church, by Peter H. Burnett

The Wonders of the Mass, by Fr. Paul O'Sullivan, O.P.

Transformation in Christ, by Dietrich von Hildebrand

True Devotion to Mary, by St. Louis de Montfort

Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence, by Fr. Saint-Jure and St. Claude de la Colombiere

Where We Got the Bible: Our Debt to the Catholic Church, by the Rt. Rev. Henry G. Graham


GOOD ONLINE READS
(Some of Which Are Linked in V for Victory!)

"How the Eight Hundred Men of Otranto Saved Rome," by Sandro Magister: about Bl. Antonio Primaldo and his companions, who, in 1480, let the Muslims take their heads rather than renounce the faith

Nican Mopohua, by Antonio Valeriano: the oldest and most authoritative account of the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe, originally written in Nahuatl

"Present at the Demolition", 2001 Latin Mass Magazine interview with Dr. Alice von Hildebrand about the changes to the Mass

"Saint Joan of Arc" by Mark Twain: a Freemason's tribute to a saint

Rubrics of the Mass, by Rev. William J. Doyle, S.J.

Scruples and Their Treatment, by Rev. William J. Doyle, S.J.  

Shall I Be a Priest? by Rev. William J. Doyle, S.J.

"The Case for the Latin Mass," by Dietrich von Hildebrand

"The Year of the Pierasmos - 1968" by Francis Cardinal Stafford for Catholic News Agency (describes the firestorm in the Church on the appearance of Humanae Vitae)

"Why Am I So 'Into' the Extraordinary Form of the Mass?" by Rev. Christopher Smith

Vocations, by Rev. William J. Doyle, S.J.