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TCW after doing months of study on the subject, has been commisioned by the Hierarchy in exile to help reassert the Holy Inquisition. It is a 100% duty of all     True Catholics to assist in this grave matter (*report information). Only with a strong Holy Office of the Inquisition will the Church & Christendom be safeguarded against such devestating crimes as the coup d'etat at the 1958 Conclave and the French Revolution.

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King Philip II Established The Holy Inquisition in the New World

"And because those who are outside the obedience and devotion of the Holy Roman Catholic Church, obstinate in errors and heresies, always strive to pervert and to separate from our Holy Catholic Faith, the faithful and devoted Christians, and with their malice and passion work with all effort to attract them to their wicked beliefs, communicating their false opinions and heresies, popularizing and spreading diverse condemned and heretical books; and the true remedy consists in turning aside and excluding all communication by the heretics and suspicious persons, castigating and extirpating their errors, shunning and obstructing what causes great offense to the holy faith and Catholic religion... ." -King Philip II of Spain, from his Royal Order Establishing the Foundation of the Holy Office of the Inquisition in the New World, Jan 25, 1569 A.D.

The Holy Spanish Inquisition's Jurisdiction in New Spain 1810 A.D.

Types of Heresy/Crime Punished by the Inquisition

Image of Isabel the Catholic - Queen of Spain (1451-1504 A.D.) - Zealous promoter of the Holy Inquisition

The Alhambra Decree of Ferdinand & Isabella Ordered the Jews to Leave Spain Forever

You well know that in our dominion, there are certain bad Christians
that judaised and committed apostasy against our Holy Catholic faith,
much of it the cause of communications between Jews and Christians.
Therefore, in the year 1480, we ordered that the Jews be separated from
the cities and towns of our domains and that they be given separate
quarters, hoping that by such separation the situation would be
remedied. And we ordered that and an Inquisition be established in
such domains; and in twelve years it has functioned, the Inquisition has
found many guilty persons.

Furthermore, we are informed by the Inquisition and others that the
great harm done to the Christians persists, and it continues because of
the conversations and communications that they have with the Jews, such
Jews trying by whatever manner to subvert our holy Catholic faith and
trying to draw faithful Christians away from their beliefs.

These Jews instruct these Christians in the ceremonies and observances
of their Law, circumcising their children, and giving them books with
which to pray, and declaring unto them the days of fasting, and meeting
with them to teach them the histories of their Law, notifying them when
to expect Passover and how to observe it, giving them the unleavened
bread and ceremonially prepared meats, and instructing them in things
from which they should abstain, both with regard to food items and other
things requiring observances of their Law of Moses, making them
understand that there is no other law or truth besides it.
All of which then is clear that, on the basis of confessions from such
Jews as well as those perverted by them, that it has resulted in great
damage and detriment of our holy Catholic faith.

And because we knew that the true remedy of such damages and
difficulties lay in the severing of all communications
between the said Jews with the Christians and in sending them forth from
all our reigns, we sought to content ourselves with ordering the said
Jews from all the cities and villages and places of Andalusia where it
appeared that they had done major damage, believing that this would
suffice so that those from other cities and villages and places in our
reigns and holdings would cease to commit the aforesaid. And because we
have been informed that neither this, nor the justices done
for some of the said Jews found very culpable in the said crimes and
transgressions against our holy Catholic faith, has been a complete
remedy to obviate and to correct such opprobrium and offense to the
Christian faith and religion; because every day it appears that the said
Jews increase in continuing their evil and harmful purposes wherever
they reside and converse; and because there is no place left whereby to
more offend our holy faith, as much as those which God has
protected to this day as in those already affected, it is left for this
Holy Mother Church to mend and reduce the matter to its previous state
inasmuch as, because of our frailty of humanity, it could occur that we
could succumb to the diabolical temptation that continually wars against
us so easily if its principal cause were not removed, which would be to
expel the said Jews from the kingdom. Because whenever a grave and
detestable crime is committed by some members of a given
group, it is reasonable that the group be dissolved or annihilated, the
minors for the majors being punished one for the other; and that those
who pervert the good and honest living on the cities and villages and
who by their contagion could harm others, be expelled from the midst the
people, still yet for other minor causes, that would be of harm to the
Republic, and all the more so for the major of these crimes, dangerous
and contagious as it is.

Therefore, with the council and advice of the eminent men and cavaliers
of our reign, and of other persons of knowledge and conscience of our
Supreme Council, after much deliberation, it is agreed and resolved that
all Jews and Jewesses be ordered to leave our kingdoms, and that they
never be allowed to return.

And we further order in this edict that all Jews and Jewesses of
whatever age that reside in our domain and territories, that they leave
with their sons and daughters. their servants and relatives, large and
small, of whatever age, by the end of July of this year, and that they
dare not return to our lands, not so much as to take a step on them not
trespass upon them in any other manner whatsoever. Any Jew who does not
comply with this edict and is to be found in our kingdom and
domains, or who return to the kingdom in any manner, will incur
punishment by death and confiscation of all their belongings.

We further order that no person in our kingdom of whatever station or
noble status hide or keep or defend any Jew or Jewess, either publicly
or secretly, from the end of July onwards, in their homes or elsewhere
in our reign, upon punishment of loss of their belongings, vassals,
fortresses, and hereditary privileges.

So that the said Jews may dispose of their household and belongings in
the given time period, for the present we provide our assurance of royal
protection and security so that, until the end of the month of July,
they may sell and exchange their belongings and furniture and other
items, and to dispose of them freely as they wish; and that during said
time, no one is to do them harm or injury or injustice to their persons or
to their goods, which is contrary to justice, and which shall incur the
punishment that befalls those who violate our royal security.

Thus we grant permission to the said Jews and Jewesses to take out their
goods and belongings out of our reigns, either by sea or by land, with
the condition that they not take out either gold or silver or minted
money or any other items prohibited by the laws of the kingdom.
Therefore, we order all councilors, justices, magistrates. cavaliers,
shield-bearers, officials, good men of the city of Burgos and of other
cities and villages of our reigns and dominions, and all our vassals and
subjects, that they observe and comply with this letter and all that is
contained in it, and that they give all the help and favor that is
necessary for its execution, subject to punishment by our sovereign
grace and by confiscation of all their goods and offices for our royal
state house.

And so that this may come to the notice of all, and so that no one may
pretend ignorance, we order that this edict be proclaimed in all the
plazas and usual meeting places of any given city; and that in the major
cities and villages of the diocese, that it be done by the town crier in
the presence of the public scribe, and that neither one nor the other
should do the contrary of what was desired, subject to the punishment by
our sovereign grace and deprivation of their offices and by
confiscation of their goods to whosoever does the contrary.
And we further order that evidence be provided to the court, in the
manner of signed testimony, regarding the manner in which the edict is
being carried out."

Given in this city of Granada on the thirty first day of March in the
year of our Lord Jesus Christ -1492. Signed, I, the King, I the Queen,
Juan de Coloma, Secretary of the King and Queen, which I have written 
by order of our Majesties

"How can violence be repelled but by violence?"

"I have laid down an axiom in a former letter, and I shall here with my old friend Cicero, in one of his epistles, repeat it: 'Quid est quod contra vim sine vi fieri possit?' or, in other words, as you well know, How can violence be repelled but by violence?"          -Father T.J. O'Flaherty S.E.C., 1843 A.D.  

(On the clear logic of the Holy Inquisition)

Used by the Inquisition as a deterrent & to mete out justice on "murderers of souls" (i.e. heretics).

Rome's Official Binding Decrees on Modesty in Dress

"be vigilant that these injunctions be exactly observed... . 

You will severely call to task whoever should fail in this,

and should any abuse be prolonged, you will notify

this Sacred Congregation."

-G. Cardinal Laurenti, Prefect

“Crusade Against Immodest Fashions, Especially in
Schools Directed by Religious,” ordered by Pope Pius XI
on August 23, 1928.

Note: The letter containing the order was sent to all
Ordinaries of Italy through the Sacred Congregation
of Religious, and was made known to the world through
the Acta Apostolicae Sedis in 1930 (v. 22, pp. 26-28)

   St. Gemma Galgani (1878-1903)

1928 Letter to the Congregation for Religious

To The Ordinaries of Italy: regarding the crusade against immodest fashions, especially in schools directed by women Religious.

Circular. Most Illustrious and Reverend Sir, well known to you are the grave words of condemnation which the Holy Father spoke, on several occasions, with apostolic authority, against the immodest fashion of women’s dress which prevails today to the detriment of good breeding.

Suffice it to recall the very grave words, charged with grief and admonition, with which in the discourse of August 15th current, in the consistorial chamber, promulgating the decree on the heroic virtues of Venerable Paola Frassinetti, His Holiness denounced once again the danger which, by its seductive fascination, threatens so many unwary souls, who profess to belong to the flock of Jesus Christ and to His Holy Church.

It is painful to point out in this regard that the deplorable custom tends to insinuate itself among young girls who frequent, as extern pupils, some of the schools directed by Sisters and Sunday-school classes which are held in female religious institutions.

In order to confront a danger which, by spreading, becomes ever more grave, this Sacred Congregation, by order of the Holy Father, calls upon the Ordinaries of Italy so that they may communicate to the superiors of the houses of female religious in their respective dioceses the following injunctions of this Sacred Congregation, confirmed by His Holiness in audience this day:

a) In all schools, academies, recreation centers, Sunday schools, and laboratories directed by female religious, not to be admitted from now on are those girls who do not observe in their attire the rules of modesty and Christian decency.

b) To this end, the superiors themselves will be obliged to exercise a close supervision and exclude peremptorily from the schools and projects of their institutions those pupils who do not conform to these prescriptions.

c) They must not be influenced in this by any human respect, either for material considerations or by reason of the social prestige and of the families of their pupils, even though the student body should diminish in number.

d) Furthermore, the Sisters, in fulfillment of their educational pursuits, must endeavor to inculcate sweetly and strongly in their pupils the love and relish for holy modesty, the sign and guardian of purity and delicate adornment of womankind.

Your Reverence will be vigilant that these injunctions be exactly observed and that there be perfect conformity of conduct among all the institutes of female religious in the diocese.

You will severely call to task whoever should fail in this, and should any abuse be prolonged, you will notify this Sacred Congregation."

With deepest esteem, I remain,

Devotedly yours,

G. Cardinal Laurenti, Prefect

Sacred Congregation for Religious

Vincent La Puma, Secretary

Rome, August 23, 1928

Note: In addition on January 12, 1930 Pope Pius XI directed the Sacred Congregation of the Council to issue a strongly-worded Letter on Christian Modesty to the whole world, which required of “Nuns compliance with the Letter dated August 23, 1928, by the Sacred Congregation of Religious.” [see no. 6 below] This 1930 letter was even more emphatic; gave more detailed directives; and imposed the obligation of combating the immodest fashions and promoting modesty on all persons in authority—Bishops and other ordinaries, parish priests, parents, Superioresses and teachers in schools. This letter reads as follows:

1930 Letter of the Congregation of the Council

By virtue of the supreme apostolate which he wields over the Universal Church by Divine Will, our Most Holy Father Pope Pius XI has never ceased to inculcate, both verbally and by his writings, the words of St. Paul (1 Tim. xi,9-10), namely, "Women ... adorning themselves with modesty and sobriety ... and professing godliness with good works.”

Very often, when occasion arose, the same Supreme Pontiff condemned emphatically the immodest fashion of dress adopted by Catholic women and girls—which fashion not only offends the dignity of women and against her adornment, but conduces to the temporal ruin of the women and girls, and, what is still worse, to their eternal ruin, miserably dragging down others in their fall. It is not surprising, therefore, that all Bishops and other ordinaries, as is the duty of ministers of Christ, should in their own dioceses have unanimously opposed their depraved licentiousness and promiscuity of manners, often bearing with fortitude the derision and mockery leveled against them for this cause.

Therefore this Sacred Council, which watches over the discipline of clergy and people, while cordially commending the action of the Venerable Bishops, most emphatically exhorts them to persevere in their attitude and increase their activities insofar as their strength permits, in order that this unwholesome disease be definitely uprooted from human society.

In order to facilitate the desired effect, this Sacred Congregation, by the mandate of the Most Holy Father, has decreed as follows:

Exhortation to Those in Authority

1. The parish priest, and especially the preacher, when occasion arises, should, according to the words of the Apostle Paul (2 Tim. iv, 2), insist, argue exhort and command that feminine garb be based on modesty and womanly ornament be a defense of virtue. Let them likewise admonish parents to cause their daughters to cease wearing indecorous dress.

2. Parents, conscious of their grave obligations toward the education, especially religious and moral, to their offspring, should see to it that their daughters are solidly instructed, from earliest childhood, in Christian doctrine; and they themselves should assiduously inculcate in their souls, by word and example, love for the virtues of modesty and chastity; and since their family should follow the example of the Holy Family, they must rule in such a manner that all its members, reared within the walls of the home, should find reason and incentive to love and preserve modesty.

3. Let parents keep their daughters away from public gymnastic games and contests; but if their daughters are compelled to attend such exhibitions, let them see that they are fully and modestly dressed. Let them never permit their daughters to don immodest garb.

4. Superioresses and teachers in schools for girls must do their utmost to instill love of modesty in the hearts of maidens confided to their care and urge them to dress modestly.

5. Said Superioresses and teachers must not receive in their colleges and schools immodestly dressed girls, and should not even make an exception in the case of mothers of pupils. If, after being admitted, girls persist in dressing immodestly, such pupils should be dismissed.

6. Nuns, in compliance with the Letter dated August 23, 1928, by the Sacred Congregation of Religious, must not receive in their colleges, schools, oratories or recreation grounds, or, if once admitted, tolerate girls who are not dressed with Christian modesty; said Nuns, in addition, should do their utmost so that love for holy chastity and Christian modesty may become deeply rooted in the hearts of their pupils.

7. It is desirable that pious organizations of women be founded, which by their counsel, example and propaganda should combat the wearing of apparel unsuited to Christian modesty, and should promote purity of customs and modesty of dress.

8. In the pious associations of women those who dress immodestly should not be admitted to membership; but if, perchance, they are received, and after having been admitted, fall again into their error, they should be dismissed forthwith.

9. Maidens and women dressed immodestly are to be debarred from Holy Communion and from acting as sponsors at the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation; further, if the offense be extreme, they may even be forbidden to enter the church.

Donato Cardinal Sbaretti, Prefect

Congregation of the Council

Rome, January 12, 1930

Aquinas' On Why Heretics Are Put To Death

An auto-da-fé is the official proceeding where the public penance of condemned heretics and apostates takes place when the Holy Inquisition has decided their punishment, followed by the execution by the civil authorities of the sentences imposed. The most extreme punishment imposed on those convicted is execution by burning.

Summa Theologica, Part II, Q. 11, Article 3:

Aquinas' Reply to Question: "Whether heretics ought to be tolerated?"

"On the contrary, The Apostle says (Titus 3:10,11): 'A man that is a heretic, after the first and second admonition, avoid: knowing that he, that is such an one, is subverted.'

I answer that, With regard to heretics two points must be observed: one, on their own side; the other, on the side of the Church. On their own side there is the sin, whereby they deserve not only to be separated from the Church by excommunication, but also to be severed from the world by death. For it is a much graver matter to corrupt the faith which quickens the soul, than to forge money, which supports temporal life. Wherefore if forgers of money and other evil-doers are forthwith condemned to death by the secular authority, much more reason is there for heretics, as soon as they are convicted of heresy, to be not only excommunicated but even put to death.

On the part of the Church, however, there is mercy which looks to the conversion of the wanderer, wherefore she condemns not at once, but 'after the first and second admonition,' as the Apostle directs: after that, if he is yet stubborn, the Church no longer hoping for his conversion, looks to the salvation of others, by excommunicating him and separating him from the Church, and furthermore delivers him to the secular tribunal to be exterminated thereby from the world by death. For Jerome commenting on Gal. 5:9, 'A little leaven,' says: 'Cut off the decayed flesh, expel the mangy sheep from the fold, lest the whole house, the whole paste, the whole body, the whole flock, burn, perish, rot, die. Arius was but one spark in Alexandria, but as that spark was not at once put out, the whole earth was laid waste by its flame.'"