“The young pagan who had sought St. Lucy in marriage was enraged and accused Lucy before Paschasius, the governor, of being a Christian. She was brought before a judge and who commanded her to be exposed to temptation in an evil house. But God watched over her and made her absolutely immoveable so that no number of guards could carry her to that place. In a similar way He preserved her from the pains of fire and other dreadful torments. Finally she died in prison of wounds she had received (304). Her name is in the Canon of the Mass.” (St. Lucy, Patroness of the Blind)
Pope Pius X (1910): “The primary and most important duty of pastors is to guard everything pertaining to the integral and inviolate maintenance of the Catholic Faith, the faith which the Holy Roman Church professes and teaches, without which it is impossible to please God.” (Editae Saepe # 21)
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