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Doctrine

The Popes Against Modern Errors
For over two centuries, the Popes consistently and courageously used their holy office to dispel the modern heresies which plagued our world. On account of their consistency with Tradition and papal insistence spanning several centuries, these teachings do form part of the ordinary and universal magisterium. Yet the warnings issued by these Vicars of Christ have gone unheeded, even up until today. The same errors they refuted (the ‘spirit of diabolical revolution’) have seemingly triumphed in every corner of society. Thus, their wise and prophetic words are even more pertinent for us NOW; for in them God has already granted us the antidote against the grave evils afflicting our days.
This was a year long course in which the faithful studied over 13 papal encyclicals (from 1830-1950) and numerous "hot" topics, such as Infallibility, Ecumenism, Social Justice, Democracy, Capitalism, Religious Indifferentism, and Modernism, the synthesis of all heresies. It is impossible to understand the current crisis or its solution without the providential teachings which God gave us through these Sovereign Pontiffs. Catholics who desire to remain faithful to God and the perennial teaching of Holy Mother Church, especially in these times of confusing times, must know these papal teachings.
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PAME-001A Introduction

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Given by Mr. David Rodriguez , September 8, 2010 (The Church and the Papacy.)
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Crucial Truths to Save Your Soul
PART 1: LOVE THE TRUTH - In this course we study the reality that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man comes to God except through Him, through the Truth. Hence no man is saved without a love and desire for the Truth.

PART 2: FAITH AND DOGMA - In order to avoid the diabolical disorientation and universal apostasy that are plaguing this world and the Catholic Church, man must know the Truth with certitude. In this course, we study how man is able to have certitude with regard to the dogmas necessary for salvation.

PART 3: THE MAGISTERIUM AND THE DEPOSIT OF FAITH - The sources for the infallible and unchanging Deposit of Faith are Sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture, and the Infallible pronouncements of Holy Mother Church. In this course we learn how fidelity to this Rule of Faith governs the hierarchy and the relations among the members of the Mystical Body of Christ.

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113 Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail

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Given by Mr. David Rodriguez , February 18, 2015 (Pastor Aeternus.)
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Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Thirty Principles Governing the Divine Liturgy
Not all valid Masses are the same! As defined by the Catholic Church, the Divine Liturgy is "the glorification of God and the sanctification of man through the priestly office of Jesus Christ." As the source and summit of life, Catholics ought to be particularly familiar with its basic principles, though confusion on this matter is rampant. Learn what buzz terms like ‘organic growth’ and ‘active participation’ really ought to mean and how & why the Liturgy is sacred, transcendent, sacrificial, revealed, and much more. This knowledge in turn helps the faithful Catholic identify that sacred liturgy which best disposes one to efficaciously receive God’s grace and grow in corresponding holiness.
A Mass which is more sacred, reverent, beautiful, and oriented towards God helps raise man's mind from the visible to the invisible (lifting our heats to heaven), as opposed to one which is more banal, irreverent, improvised and oriented towards man. Moreover, the prayers which are prayed are also incredibly significant and many have been changed to express different ideas and to request less grace. Man needs God's grace and therefore every Catholic ought to be extremely concerned with assisting at a Mass which is most in harmony with the basic principles (truths!) of the Liturgy; to give greater glory to God and greater sanctification to man.

Topics include: The Liturgy is Theocentric, Christocentric, Pneumatological, Ecclesiological, Soteriological, and Eschatological. Each of these categories is then subdivided into various important principles, such as Lex Orandi Lex Credendi or how the Liturgy is Incarnational.

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LIT-01A General Introduction

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Given by Mr. David Rodriguez , October 26, 2011 (The Liturgy is Theocentric.)
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Our Right to the Traditional Latin Mass
By virtue of our Baptism, every Catholic has the right to the Traditional Latin Mass! This right is inseparable from the perennial patrimony of our Catholic heritage. Most simply, this is because the Traditional Latin Mass is part of God's divine revelation to man regarding right worship. It has been offered - effectively unchanged - since well before the time of Pope St. Gregory the Great(+604). The most hallowed parts of the Mass, such as the Roman Canon, originated in the first centuries of Christianity. Countless saints have been formed in their faith by this Mass. Moreover, irrevocable papal legislation guarantees that every Catholic has the right to the Traditional Latin Mass.

Did you know that Pope St. Pius V infallibly declared that the Traditional Latin Mass was never to be altered, always had to be available for all Catholics, and that no priest could ever be punished for offering the Traditional Latin Mass? He also issued strong curses, condemnations, upon anyone who would try to alter this sacred liturgy. Did you know that even Pope John Paul II affirmed the Traditional Latin Mass had never been abrogated? Did you know that Pope Benedict promulgated legislation reaffirming this right and clearly stating that every priest has this right and it does not depend on any permission from his bishop, or even permission from the Pope? Did you know that Pope Benedict decreed a bishop was obligated to provide the Traditional Latin Mass to any stable group of faithful who requested it? Yet sadly most bishops throughout the world continue to make it difficult for the faithful to have access to the Traditional Latin Mass and many priests are unwilling or hesitant to offer the Traditional Latin Mass. This is a clear sign of a deep crisis in the Church and grave disobedience among the hierarchy. It should spur us to do all we can to recover and restore all our Catholic Tradition!

In this series, you will learn how to explain and defend the Church's authentic teaching - from a theological and canonical perspective - regarding the right of every single baptized Catholic to worship God through the Traditional Latin Mass.

Documents studied include: Pope St. Pius V's Apostolic Constitution Quo Primum (1570), Pope John Paul II's Ecclesia Dei (1986), and Pope Benedict XVI's Summorum Pontificum (2007) and Universæ Ecclesiæ (2009).

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RIT-05A Now Henceforth and Forever

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Given by Mr. David Rodriguez , October 5, 2011 (Pope St. Pius V and Quo Primum.)
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The Sacraments (COMING SOON)

Morality

The Sinner's Guide
A course covering this spiritual masterpiece by Ven, Luis de Granada, OP (+1588) given by David V. Rodríguez. M.Th. - Five CD Audio Set

Summary: Ven. Luis’ goal in writing his book is to encourage one to grow in virtue and reject vice. He shows how this is the only path which can lead to peace, fulfillment and happiness – both in this life, and more importantly, in the next. Our course is designed to help lead one to a deeper understanding of this spiritual masterpiece. The discussion ranges from basic points of catechism (often forgotten or mitigated today) to sublime points for meditation. If these talks can encourage one to meditatively read, and re-read, this great work, then they will have served their purpose.

Ven. Luis convincingly shows how a proper and obligatory disposition of gratitude towards God will lead man to grow in virtue. If instead we remain in our vice, then we are guilty of the most terrible ingratitude. The inestimable gifts of Creation, Preservation, Providence, Redemption, Justification and Election are each in themselves a sufficient motive to lead man along the path of holiness.

This text is truly one of those rare books that every person ought to read. St. Teresa of Avila claimed it converted more than one million souls in her own lifetime!

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SG01-007 Four Spiritual Errors

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Given by Mr. David Rodriguez , March 16, 2016 (Intro - Ven Luis de Granada.)
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Duties of Our State in Life
SUMMARY - The Sacred Heart of Jesus promised St. Margaret Mary that He would give those consecrated to Him all the graces necessary in their state of life. At Lourdes and Fatima, we have been commanded to do Penance! Penance! Penance! To clarify this repeated threefold request, His Majesty later came to Sr. Lucia dos Santos, saying: “the sacrifice required for every person is the fulfillment of his duties in life and the observance of My law. This is the penance that I now seek and require.” Many fail to complete this penance because they do not know their duties beyond those basic ones owed to God and His Church as indicated in the Ten Commandments and the Precepts of the Church. Here, then, we discuss the social duties of men, women and children according to reliable moral handbooks and catechisms, but principally from the writings of St. Peter Julian Eymard (cf. Eucharistic Handbook).

Duties of Our State in Life - Christian Men
This is the first course in the series on Duties of State in Life, given by Mr. David Rodriguez, M.Th. - Three CD Audio Set

Summary: Men have three principal roles in the family, that of Husband, Father and Provider. God has divinely decreed that the man is called to be the Head of his family and this is a heavy responsibility. The man ought to be the spiritual leader in his family. He must share the faith, work hard, give correction, and provide for his family. He must love his family, which means he does what is truly good for them no matter the sacrifice to himself. He puts the family's needs above his own desires. In order to attain Heaven, he must faithfully fulfill these duties.
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DSLM 20C Men Must Protect From Evil

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Given by Mr. David Rodriguez , July 1, 2015 (Duties of Providers.)
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Duties of Our State in Life - Christian Women
This is the second course in the series on Duties of State in Life. The first talk was provided by Fr. Michael Rodríguez, the last was delivered to a group of women only by Mrs. Roseanne Rodríguez, and the other four talks were given by Mr. David Rodriguez, M.Th. - Six CD Audio Set

Summary: Woman has three principal roles in her family, that of Wife, Mother and Nourisher. She is the heart of the family and guardian of the home. Unfortunately, the majority of society no longer values the role of woman in accordance with the truth and beauty given to it by God. This is because the diabolical revolution that has flooded our age, spreading the errors of communism across the globe, ferociously attacks authentic femininity (the ancient serpent has always hated the woman and works hard to seduce her). Thus, we have to recover an esteem for true womanhood and restore feminine dignity. In order to attain Heaven, a woman will have to fight the currents of the world and faithfully fulfill her duties.
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DSLW 05D Sanctify the Family

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Given by Fr. Michael Rodriguez, July 22, 2015 (Introduction - Women.)
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Duties of Our State in Life - Sons and Daughters
This is the third course in the series on Duties of State in Life given by Mr. David Rodriguez, M.Th. - Five CD Audio Set

Summary:Parenting in this 'Age of Diabolical Disorientation' is a formidable challenge. The assaults of the devil and world are seemingly overwhelming. It is of paramount importance that children be formed in accordance with the virtues needed to live as faithful disciples of Christ. This course provides practical examples, numerous helps, and warns of pitfalls on the child's path of virtue. For example: how filial piety involves a love that is respectful, submissive and devoted; or how children have the obligations to honor, obey, and assist their parents. In addition, this course presents a plan by which parents can help their children steadily grow in virtue. It concludes by discussing the complex issue of discerning a vocation, a task all children must face as they mature into adulthood. Above all, parents are reminded to cooperate with God, trusting that He will provide the graces they need to help their children reach Heaven.
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DSLC 29M Form a Plan

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Given by Mr. David Rodriguez , September 30, 2015 (The Plan.)
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Mary

Theotokos
Devotion to Mary is necessary for our salvation! - thus teach the saints and the perennial tradition of Holy Mother Church. Therefore, every Catholic, every person, ought to be extremely concerned with having such a devotion. Yet a proper devotion (orthopraxy) always depends upon right doctrine (orthodoxy). In this course on Mariology we study the true doctrine concerning our Blessed Mother - from the doctrinal, scriptural, apologetic, liturgical and historical perspective. We begin with a basic overview of Mary in Sacred Scripture. Then we study the fundamental Marian dogma on which all others hinge, namely that Mary is the Mother of God (Theotokos / Dei Genitrix). This dogma is elucidated from infallible Church teaching, Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and faith and reason. The controversies surrounding this title and the heresies about Christ's person, that led some to deny Mary's Divine Maternity, are studied and critically exposed. Finally, we study several important spiritual and practical implications of this dogma.
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003 Orthopraxy Depends on Orthodoxy

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Given by Mr. David Rodriguez , June 21, 2014 (De Maria Numquam Satis.)
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Immaculate Conception
A detailed four part study of the dogma that Mary is the Immaculate Conception. (1) We study the Immaculate Conception from the Church's infallible dogma, Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, the Church Fathers, and magisterial teaching. The eminent suitability of God acting in this manner is then demonstrated from faith and reason, following the argument "God can, it is most fitting, therefore God did" (potuit, decuit, ergo fecit). (2) We consider the theological controversy and ultimate resolution surrounding this dogma. We debunk ancient heretics such as Tertullian (2nd century), Origen (3rd century) and Pelgaius (4th century), and note the errors of great doctors such as St. Bernard (12th century) and St. Thomas Aquinas (13th century). We conclude with how the Church clarified the constant dogma of the faith, settling the matter with the aid Bl. John Donus Scotus' (+1308) subtle reasoning. (3) We study the Apostolic Constitution Ineffabilis Deus (1854) by Pope Pius IX in which he infallibly defined this dogma. We link his teaching and hoped for results with events surrounding Church approved Marian apparitions.(4) We consider important spiritual implications of this dogma, as well as practical lessons for our daily life of faith.
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045 Kecharitomene

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Given by Mr. David Rodriguez , October 25, 2014 (IC Dogma and Scritpure.)
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Our Lady of Fatima
A course covering the importance of Our Lady's Apparitions and Message at Fatima. This is the MOST IMPORTANT message from Heaven for our times. There will be terrible wars, cataclysmic disasters, and much suffering until mankind obeys Our Lady of Fatima.
- Given by David V. Rodríguez, M.Th. - Seven CD Audio Set


Summary: Our Lady brought us all, the entire world, a heavenly message of paramount importance at Fatima. Unfortunately, too many remain unfamiliar with it, despite it being more relevant than ever today in the 21st century! This course discusses her message of salvation and condemnation, the great Miracle of the Sun proving its authenticity, and places this supernatural event in the context of our contemporary history and Catholic prophecy regarding future events. It also describes the handling of this message by Vatican authorities: to this day a portion of the Message remains unrevealed and Our Lady's requests remain unfulfilled. Other topics covered include: The Immaculate Heart of Mary, The Five First Saturdays Devotions, the Necessity for Penance, the Consecration of Russia, The Rosary, and the Secret Still Hidden. Most importantly, we discuss what each person can do - and ought to do - in order to respond faithfully to the most important message Our Blessed Mother has ever given mankind.

This course was targeted for Catholics who do not have an extensive knowledge of Fatima. However, the material is presented with sufficient depth, that even many among those devoted to Our Lady of Fatima have gleaned new insights. Above all, it is meant to serve as a motivation for all of us to live Our Lady's Message more faithfully and earnestly.

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33 Fr. Fuentes' Interview

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Given by Mr. David Rodriguez , June 1, 2011 (4th Secret of Fatima.)
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Lives of the Saints

Saint Vincent Ferrer
As Christ's legate, this Spanish Dominican led an extraordinary apostolate that spanned all of Western Europe. He worked towards the conversion of Jews and Muslims with unparalleled zeal. He brought many lapsed Christians to contrite conversion and fervent penance. He helped heal rivalries among the Spanish nobility and prevented a civil war in Spain.

St. Vincent served as papal confessor until he lay on his deathbed. Yet Our Lord appeared to St. Vincent, in the company of St.Francis and St. Dominic, and commissioned him to preach the Last Judgment. Miraculously revived by Christ, and sanctioned by both the Roman and Avignon popes, St. Vincent spent the last twenty years of his life as an itinerant missionary. Huge multitudes followed him as he preached the End Times. St. Vincent is one of history's greatest miracle workers and he even resurrected numerous from the dead. It was through his wisdom and tireless efforts that the Great Western Schism was finally healed (those times when Christendom was plagued by two and three rival popes).

In his bull of canonization, Pius II affirmed that St. Vincent Ferrer was the Angel of the Apocalypse.

This three CD set informs Catholics about the life, work, and writings of our Foundation's patron saint. We desperately need the spirit of St. Vincent Ferrer in these troubled times. Our hope is that this audio presentation will help many people grow in their devotion to this amazing saint and pray for his aid and intercession.

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SVF-01A Angel of the Judgment

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Given by Mr. David Rodriguez , July 25, 2013 (Angel of Judgment - His Life and Times.)
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Saint Athanasius
St. Athanasius the Great is the first Doctor of the Church. It is arguable that no other saint (outside the Apostolic Age) has had a greater influence upon our understanding of the mysteries of the Holy Trinity and Incarnation. He is known as the Apostle of the Holy Trinity, Doctor of the Incarnation, Champion of Orthodoxy and Defender of Truth. He helped fashion the Nicene Creed to defend Catholic orthodoxy against the arch-heresy of Arianism (a denial that Jesus Christ is God). He stood up against mighty emperors and resisted the machinations of heretical bishops and malevolent churchmen. For many years, soldiers scoured the Egyptian deserts hunting him down with an imperial ‘death warrant.’ Nearly every bishop in the world (who formally remained head of his dioceses) signed a condemnation against St. Athanasius, refusing to hold communion with him, and even Pope Liberius [falsely] excommunicated him. As St. Jerome famously wrote, the world groaned in astonishment to find itself Arian and it was Athanasius against the world. Despite his greatness and importance, St. Athanasius remains a largely unknown saint today, ignored or forgotten by many Catholics. This six CD set informs Catholics about his life, work, writings and also provides an excellent summary of Catholic history in the 4th century. It was a highly tumultuous age and controversial time which had a decisive impact upon the development and growth of the Church. It also contains many parallels resembling our own age.
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ATH-01A St Athanasius the Great

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Given by Mr. David Rodriguez , September 28, 2013 (Fourth Century Christianity.)
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The Three Kings
Many of us are familiar with the fact that three gentile kings came to adore the Newborn King. They brought Him gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. We celebrate this feast each year on January 6, Epiphany. Their appearance in the Gospel is quite unexpected and their departure equally sudden. Who were they? What did they do before and after this great event of their lives? While such details are not contained in Sacred Scripture, Tradition does record their lives, including the fact that they became great bishops and saints. (The lack of scriptural details should not surprise us, as this hold true for many other great saints, including Blessed Mother, St. Joseph, St. John the Baptist, and the Apostles.) Knowledge of their life, and devotion to them, was quite popular in Catholic centuries past. However, our day and age which is so forgetful of past traditions (even intentionally abandoning or doubting them) has largely forgotten these saints. Many believers who actually accept their existence, simply consider them as three anonymous “wise men” or “magi.” Although tradition has even preserved some of their relics for twenty centuries, outside of the one event recorded in Matthew 2:1-13, the events of their life have been sadly relegated to the level of fable by most. Yet this was not always so! In this audio series we have gathered together the fascinating, rich, and miraculous history of St. Baltazar, St. Melchior, and St. Gaspar and hand-on some of the popular devotions associated with their feast.
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02 Origin of the Tradition

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Given by Mr. David Rodriguez , January 6, 2014 (The Three Kings.)
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Catholic Prophecy
Class on the Coming Chastisement and Glorious Future Flourishing of the Catholic Church
Our Lady has promised ‘In the end Russia will be converted, my Immaculate Heart will reign, and the world will be granted a period of peace.’ Yet, as the situation in our world and our Church steadily grows worse, many wonder if, how, or when this promise will be fulfilled. In this class, we study prophecies which address this issue. The sources studied come from dozens of approved Church apparitions and canonized, blessed and venerable saintly men and women (most of which have been compiled by Mr. Yves Dupont in his work Catholic Prophecy [TAN, 1970]). When all these individual prophecies are viewed together as a whole, their consistency and harmony, as well as their correlation to prophecies in Sacred Scripture, is remarkable! They form a compelling argument for credible belief and greatly encourage the supernatural virtue of hope.
Topics include: the importance and role of private revelation, the diabolical global revolution, infiltration and attacks against the Church, the signs and calamities of the coming chastisement, the Passion which the Church must endure, the Three Days of Darkness, the great future monarch and holy pontiff, the glorious triumph of the Catholic Church throughout the world, and prophecies of Our Lady of Good Success.
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29D - Prophetic Summary

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Given by Mr. David Rodriguez , July 9, 2014 (Crisis in the Church.)
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