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POPE ST. PIUS V
PRAYER FOR THE UNIVERSAL RESTORATION OF THE ROMAN RITE MASS AND LITURGY;
O God, who didst choose Blessed Pius V as supreme Pontiff in order to shatter the enemies of Thy Church and to restore the sacred liturgy, grant us his protection so that, cleaving to Thy service, we may overcome the snares of all our enemies and enjoy perpetual peace. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
St. Pius V pray for us; Protect the Roman Liturgy
(From Mass of Feast of St. Pius)
In July 1570, during a period of widespread attack upon the Mass , Pope St. Pius V issued a decree Quo Primum which ordered that the Tridentine Mass be regarded as solemn through the Catholic World in "Perpetuity." So that it was printed in all altar missals which were used right up until the New Order was introduced. Quo Primum states in part:
Specifically do we warn all persons in authority of whatever dignity or rank, Cardinals not excluded, and command them as a matter of strict obedience, never to use or permit any ceremonies or Mass prayers others than the one contained in this Missal. At no time in the future can a Priest whether secular order or priest, ever to be forced to use another way of saying Mass.
And in order once and for all to preclude any scruples of conscience and fear of ecclesiastical penalties and censures, we declare herewith that it is by virtue of our Apostolic authority that we decree and prescribe that this present order and decree of ours is to last in perpetuity, and never at a future date can it be revoked or amended legally. And if, nevertheless, anyone would dare attempt any action contrary to this order of ours, handed down for all time, let him know that he has incurred the wrath of Almighty God, and of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul.
POPE ST. PIUS V & THE BATTLE OF LEPANTO
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CHARACTERISTICS of the CHURCH The four properties of:
I. Unity, II. Sanctity, III. Catholicity IV. Apostolicity
The four properties of Unity, Sanctity, Catholicity and Apostolicity are easily recognisable, and are not merely properties of being, but at the same time, outer marks of the true Church of Christ. The Holy Office, under Pius IX (1864), declared: "The True Church of Christ by virtue of Divine authority, is constituted and is knowable by the four characteristics, which we confess the Creed as an object of the Faith" (D1686; of (1793).
I. The Church founded by Christ is unique and One. (De fide)
In the Nicene Creed the Church confesses: Credo in...Ecclisiam. (D 86.)
The Vatican Council I teaches: "in order that the whole host of the faithful may remain in in unity of Faith and communion (in fidei et communions unitate) He placed St. Peter over the other Apostles and insituated in him both a perpetual principle of unity and a visible foundation" (D86). In the Encyclical "Satis cognitum," which "ex professo" treat of the unity of the Church, Leo XIII comments: "as her Divine Founder that the Church should be in one faith, in government and in communion. He pointed Peter and his successors to be its foundation and, as it were, the center of its unity."
II. The Church founded by Christ is Holy. (De fide)
In the Apostles Creed the Church confesses: Credo in ...sanctam Ecclesiam ( D 2).
The Vatican Council I imputes to the Church: " a preeminent sanctity and an inexhaustible fruitless in all good things" (D 1794). Pius XII comments in the Encyclical "Mystici Corporis" : "Certainly our holy Mother shows herself with out stain in the Sacraments with which she begets and nurtures her children; in the faith which she preserves ever inviolate; in the holy laws which she imposes on all and in the evangelical councils by which she admonishes; and finally, in the heavenly gifts and miraculous powers by which out of her inexhaustible fecundity she begets countless host of martyrs, virgins, and confessors.
III. The Church founded by Christ is Catholic (De fide)
In the Apostle's Creed we confess: Credo...Sanctam Ecclesiam catholicam (D 6). (Cf. D 86, 1686)
Moral Catholicity suffices for the concept of Catholicity. Nevertheless it is Christ's will that the Church constantly endeavor to extend. The ideal towards which the Church strives is physical Catholicity. According to the established view of the majority of theologians, moral Catholicity demands that the Church extend over the whole earth simultaneously. Thus after a certain time of development this moral Catholicity will be realized and from that time on is to be perpetuated. The wide extension and the great number of the faithful do not indeed of themselves constitute a proof of the truth of a teaching—error also can achieve wide extension; nevertheless Catholicity is a quality which, according to the will of her Founder, shall not be lacking in the teaching of Christ, and it is therefore a characteristic of the true Church of Christ.
IV. The Church founded by Christ is Apostolic. (De fide)
The Nicene Creed confesses: Credo...Apostolicam Ecclesiam (D 86)
The dogma asserts: In its origin the Church goes back to the Apostles. She always adhered to the teaching which she received from the Apostles. The Pastors of the Church, the Pope, the Bishops are connected with the Apostles by the succession of office. The Apostolicity of the succession guarantees the unfalseified transmission of doctrine and makes manifest the organic connection between the Church of the present day and the Church of the Apostles.
SEE CONTENTS BELOW:
1. What a Christian is: and of the blessed Trinity
2. Faith explained
3. The Creed expounded in twelve Articles
4. Hope and Prayer explained
5. The Pater Noster, or our Lord's Prayer expounded
6. The Hail Mary, or Angelical Salutation expounded
7. Charity expounded
8. Of the Commandments in general,
The first Commandment expounded,
The second Commandment expounded,
The third Commandment expounded,
The fourth Commandment expounded,
The fifth Commandment expounded,
The sixth Commandment expounded,
The seventh Commandment expounded,
The eighth Commandment expounded,
The ninth and tenth Commandments expounded,
9. The Precepts of the Church expounded,
10. The Counsels of Christ and his Church expounded,
11. Of the Sacraments in general,
The Eucharist expounded,
Extreme Unction expounded,
Holy Order expounded,
12. The Cardinal virtues expounded,
13. The Gifts of the Holy Ghost expounded,
14. The twelve fruits of the Holy Ghost expounded,
15. The Works of Mercy, (Corporal and Spiritual) expounded,
16. The eight Beatitudes,
17. The Kinds of Sin expounded,
18. The seven Deadly Sins expounded,
19. The Sins against the Holy Ghost expounded,
20. The Sins that cry to Heaven for Vengeance expounded,
21. The four last things expounded,
22. The substance of Essence, and Ceremonies of the Mass expounded,
23. The Primer, or Office of our blessed Lady expounded,
24. The Solemnities of Christ our Lord, and the Sundays of the Year expounded,
25. Some Ceremonies of the Church expounded