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Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus


Help Me Defend This Dogma
People Commenting
Dear Tradition in Action,

Could you please help me defend the Dogma: Outside the Church there is no salvation. First of all, am I correct when I state this? I must defend this position to a superior of a Third Order Carmel. She states:

"This is absolutely NOT Church teaching, and I need for each of you to return the books at the next meeting. For information on what the Church teaching is on this regard, you can refer to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraphs 818-819, or to the Vatican II document, Lumen Gentium."

A book called The One True Church by Fr. Arnold Daman had been given out at our meeting.

     With much gratitude for the Glory of God,

     M.C.

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TIA responds:

Dear M.C.,

You may read here the famous Bull Cantate Domino by Pope Eugene IV where he clearly states that there is no salvation outside of the Church.

We are also posting here in a pdf file for your perusal the ensemble of the constant Catholic teaching of the Popes on the topic, taken from one of Atila Guimarães' books (Animus Delendi II, Part II). The part that directly applies to your need starts on page 5, the condemnations of ecumenism.

We hope this assistance will reach you in time to defend your position.

     Cordially,

     TIA correspondence desk

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Greetings from Bolivia
People Commenting
Dear Mr. Guimarães,

I greet you and honor you for your great work as crusader which gives us hope for better days. I write this letter to wish you success and for the graces of Heaven to fall upon your work for the traditional Catholic Faith, the Faith of all times, the authentic Faith.

I also want to ask you some questions and share some personal thoughts.

Given that in our tumultuous times, it is not easy to maintain the authentic Faith firm and constant, I appeal to your good will to indicate to me books and other reading material in Spanish.

I am particularly interested in the books translated by Dr. Marian Horvat Ph.D. regarding Our Lady of Good Success, especially those written by Fr. Souza: I would also like to know if you could give me the address of the Conceptionist Convent in Quito. My search on the Internet was fruitless.

Since now I cannot go to Quito because of my family obligations, I would like to know if you could provide good quality pictures so that I could order a copy of the statue of Our Lady of Good Success to be made. I myself paint as a hobby and have the plan to paint a picture of Our Lady. These are plans that I humbly hope to achieve some day.

I live in Bolivia, South America, and at this moment I cannot send you a donation, as I would like, but I intend to do so as I work for Catholic tradition, the authentic Faith. My purpose is to work for the Catholic restoration and the re-conquest of Bolivia to Christ the King.

I recommend myself to God and the protection of Our Lady of Good Success to accomplish these plans.

In the near future, not now, I plan to read In the Murky Waters of Vatican II.

Mr. Guimarães, may God bless your endeavors and I hope Our Lady of Good Success will help you in everything you do and say for the greater glory of God.

Thank you for your kind attention.

     Respectfully,

     J.L., Bolivia

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Mr. Guimarães responds:

Dear Mr. J.L.,

I am very grateful for your words and the elevated consideration you showed regarding the work we at TIA try to accomplish through our books and website. Your noble language and intentions are refreshing to hear amid an ideological battle in which we receive so little effectve support and so many manifestations of cowardice, betrayal and hatred.

I was also very pleased to know that you plan to work for the Counter-Revolution in Bolivia. Whatever intellectual assistance you may need for this goal, I am glad to offer to the best of my capacity.

The two books you mentioned written by Dr. Horvat are available only in English respectively here and here.

The manuscript by Fr. Pereira was published in Spanish in three volumes by Jesus de la Misericordia publishers in Quito with the title Vida Admirable de la Madre Mariana de Jesus Torres y Berriochoa. It is being distributed in the United States by Libreria Fiat Voluntas Tua in Florida. To order the three volumes, you can call them at 786-388-3128 or e-mail them at fiatvtua@bellsouth.net.

The work on Garcia Moreno by Mrs. Maxwell-Scott is only available in English, as far as I know. Another good work on that glorious Catholic President is his biography by Fr. Augustine Berthe (which you can read in English here)

The address of the Conceptionist Convent in Quito is: Monasterio de Concepcion, Mejia 526, Quito, Ecuador.

You may download any picture from our website to your computer and use them as models either for the statue you plan to order or for your own painting. I believe that their resolution of 72 dpi (dots per inch) will suffice for your purposes. You can find the pictures in the articles and novena on our Our Lady of Good Success page.

I pray she will help you in your plans and resolve your family difficulties that presently prevent you from visiting her in Quito.

     Cordially,

     Atila S. Guimarães

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Hate Mail
People Commenting
Dear TIA,

The hate mail you post is remarkable for the intolerance of the so-called tolerant. Very silly. Of the most ridiculous and disingenuous was B.G.'s rant:

Your article "Women in Sports: Natural and Unnatural Challenges to Purity" is nothing more than a case of voyeurism. You condemn women for wearing sports clothing, yet you seem to take a perverse pleasure in ranting on about it at lenght.

What this person (male? female?) calls "sports clothing" is not clothing - it can barely be called underwear, and to defend it is to defend the perversion and voyeurism of all who would willingly enjoy and encourage such betrayal of the human dignity these poor women have been forced to lose in the modern world of athletics.

This gushing adoration of the human body in any state of undress is not only unhealthy and immoral, but the pinnacle of lack of charity towards another. True charity would be to cover one's neighbor's nakedness, or certainly to look away and not take advantage or pleasure in it.

You are to be commended for defending the weaker sex in their very weakness.

     Best wishes,

    C.C.
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Devil's Battle
People Commenting
Dear Friends,

A while back the Fatima Centre put out a book called The Devil's Final Battle. Although worth reading, it was very disjointed and repetitive, but now a new revised and updated version has just been released.

This new version is extremely well written and gives a very thought-provoking and in-depth analysis of all the issues surrounding Fatima, the crisis in the Church, the Consecration of Russia and the Third Secret, with the most up-to-date information included. It is available here as one book at $14.95 (about $9.75) from or in two parts, in a book/magazine format.

     God bless,

     K.R.
Posted April 13, 2010

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