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Where to find Pius IX's 1871 Apostolic Letter, "Qui Ecclesiae Suae"?

The following quote is from Pope Bl. Pius IX's declaring St. Alphonsus Liguori as a Doctor of the Church: “One can in fact assert that there has not been one error even in our times which Alphonsus, ...
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Has any part of St. Alphonsus' Moral Theology translation into English had a valid Imprimatur?

Regarding Mediatrix Press's English Translation project of the 10 Latin volumes of St. Alphonsus's Moral Theology where these 2 volumes (Book 1 to Book 4 part 1) have been published: Volume 1 Book 1 ...
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St. Robert Bellarmine on the Suspension of Public Masses

In his Dignity and Duties of the Priest, or Selva, St. Alphonsus Liguori writes: Hence the devil has always sought to deprive the world of the Mass by means of the heretics, constituting them ...
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What Does St. Francis de Sales Mean by "Sounding Periods" in Sermons?

In St. Alphonsus Liguori's Dignity and Duties of the Priest, it is written: Empty words and sounding periods are, says St. Francis de Sales, the pest of sermons. (De la Predic. ch. 5, a. I.) First, ...
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Where did St. Bernard say that incontinence in ecclesiastics is one of the greatest persecutions the Church could suffer?

St. Alphonsus Liguori writes in Dignity and Duties of the Priest or Selva p. 112: St. Bernard said that incontinence in ecclesiastics was one of the greatest persecutions that the Church could suffer....
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Kinds of "Traffic" Catholic Priests are Forbidden to Engage in

According to Instruction VIII of St. Alphonsus Liguori's Dignity and Duties of the Priest: In conformity with the words of the Apostle: No man being a soldier to God entangleth himself with secular ...
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The difference(s) between “The Way of the Cross” by St. Francis and by St. Alphonsus?

St. Francis wrote a “Way of the Cross” and several centuries later St. Alphonsus also wrote one. I have been reading both in parallel, and (in my personal opinion) they are both lovely. What would be ...