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    Today is the Tenth Anniversary of death of Michael Davies who has written THE CHURCH SINCE VATICAN II and Works Related to the Holy Eucharist as a great defender and champion of the Faith.

     10th anniversary of death of Michael Davies (R.I.P)



     Fr. Z writes:

    Michael Davies was a real gentleman, a dedicated Catholic and lover of the Church, and a zealous advocate of reverent liturgical worship.

    He went to God on 25 September 2004.

    A reader reminded me:
    "Of your charity, please pray for the soul of Michael Davies:

    "Author, teacher, lay theologian,
    President of Una Voce International,
    Loyal son of Wales,
    Husband and father,
    Faithful son of Holy Church and a great defender and champion of the Faith.
    Today is his Ninth Anniversary.

    "I have been profoundly touched by the news of the death of Michael Davies. I had the good fortune to meet him several times and I found him as a man of deep faith and ready to embrace suffering. Ever since the Council he put all his energy into the service of the Faith and left us important publications especially about the Sacred Liturgy. Even though he suffered from the Church in many ways in his time, he always truly remained a man of the Church. He knew that the Lord founded His Church on the rock of St Peter and that the Faith can find its fullness and maturity only in union with the successor of St Peter. Therefore we can be confident that the Lord opened wide for him the gates of heaven. We commend his soul to the Lord’s mercy." - Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger


    THE CHURCH SINCE VATICAN II , BY Michael Davies
    FROM SELF-CRITICISM TO SELF-DESTRUCTION:
    A QUOTE FROM CARDINAL RATZINGER
    The text of this pamphlet was delivered as a lecture in Belfast and Dublin in October 1984. No attempt has been made to adapt the Format to the printed word. Two months later L'Osservatore Romano, the official journal of the Holy See, carried a report of an interview given by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which endorses the conclusion of Mr. Davies concerning the effects of Vatican Il in a very dramatic manner. We quote: 


    FROM SELF-CRIIICISM TO SELF-DESTRUCTION

    "Certainly, the results [of Vatican II] seem cruelly opposed to the expectations of everyone, beginning with those of Pope John XXIII and then of Paul VI: expected was a new Catholic unity and instead we have been exposed to dissension which---to use the words of Paul VI---seems to have gone from self-criticism to self-destruction. Expected was a new enthusiasm, and many wound up discouraged and bored. Expected was a great step forward, and instead we find ourselves faced with a progressive process of decadence which has developed for the most part precisely under the sign of a calling back to the Council, and has therefore contributed to discrediting for many. The net result therefore seems negative. I am repeating here what I said ten years after the conclusion of the work: it is incontrovertible that this period has definitely been unfavorable for th Catholic Church." 

    Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger,
    L'Osservatore Romano (English edition),
    24 December 1984



    THE ANGELUS PRESS
    1985
    Published on the web with permission of the author.

    Contents:FROM SELF-CRITICISM TO SELF-DESTRUCTION: A QUOTE FROM CARDINAL RATZINGER
    INTRODUCTION
    DEFINITION OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
    DECLINE AND RENEWAL
    CITIZENS OF HEAVEN
    THE DIVINIZATION OF MAN
    RATIONALISM
    PROTESTANTISM
    MODERNISM
    A SAINT INTERVENES
    THE ENCYCLICAL HUMANI GENERIS
    MARXISM
    DEMOCRACY
    OCCULT FORCES
    THE EVE OF THE COUNCIL
    THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL
    POPE PAUL VI PROTESTS
    THE COUNCIL AS AN EVENT
    BISHOP ADRIAN'S TESTIMONY
    THE SPIRIT OF VATICAN II
    FANTASY VERSUS FACT
    THE CRANKS TAKE OVER
    NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR
    THE DEIFICATION OF MAN
    THE SATANIC CONNECTION
    INEVITABILITY?
    CATHOLIC RESISTANCE
    THE CONSERVATIVE OPTION
    THIS SCHISMATIC IMPASSE
    THE CATHOLIC WAY
    BACK COVER STATEMENT


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    Michael Davies Works Related to the Holy Eucharist:THE BARBARIANS HAVE TAKEN OVER
    COMMUNION IN THE HANDS AND SIMILAR FRAUDS
    CRANMER'S GODLY ORDER: THE DESTRUCTION OF CATHOLICISMTHROUGH LITURGICAL CHANGE
    A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ROMAN MASS
    THE ORDER OF MELCHISEDECH: A DEFENCE OF THE CATHOLIC PRIESTHOOD
    THE LITURGICAL REVOLUTION
    THE CATHOLIC SANCTUARY AND THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL
    LITURGICAL SHIPWRECK
    EXCERPTS FROM LITURGICAL TIME-BOMBS IN VATICAN II
    IT IS THE MASS THAT MATTERS
    A PRIVILEGE OF THE ORDAINED

    Michael Davies Works: Tradition and HistoryTHE GOLDFISH BOWL
    POPE LEO XIII ON TRUE LIBERTY---An ArticleST. JOHN FISHER, BISHOP AND MARTYR---Book Excerpts 

    Michael Davies Works: ChristTHE REIGN OF CHRIST THE KING


    (Translated from the original German)
    9 November 2004
    How he – in his earthly life – would have loved Summorum Pontificum.