Wednesday, 10 August 2016

The Walls are Talking: Abortion Clinic Workers Tell Their Story

This book narrates the harrowing and life-changing experiences of former abortion clinic workers, including those of the author, who once directed abortion services at a large Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas, USA.
These individuals, whose names have been changed to protect their identities, left their jobs in the abortion industry after experiencing a change of heart. They have come forward with their stories, not for fame or notoriety, but to shed light on the reality of abortion. They want their stories to change the lives of others for the better.
These stories are difficult to read, because an abortion is an act of violence, harming not only the obvious victim the unborn child -- but also the mother, the father, the doctor, and everyone else involved. But these stories also offer hope, for they show that anyone, no matter what part the person has played in an abortion, can start anew, can make amends for past mistakes. They demonstrate that the first step on that journey is telling the truth, as these courageous individuals do in these pages.
"Those of us that have worked in the abortion industry all live our lives with a constant burden. We can't let our burden slide off of our shoulders; it is what keeps us on fire. It reminds us of why we fight so hard. We have seen death and evil in a way that most haven't and we participated. But we are forgiven. He who has been forgiven much, loves much. And we love a lot. I am eagerly awaiting the day when we can call all abortionists and clinic workers former and repentant abortion providers." - Abby Johnson
"Abby Johnson is one of the bravest women I know. Once she realized the truth, Abby had the courage to leave the abortion industry and become a powerful voice for the defenseless. She challenges us to face the truth about the abortion industry and its many victims." - Lila Rose, President, Live Action

Monday, 8 August 2016

The Curé d’Ars

Around 1830, the village of Ars began attracting huge crowds of visitors each day. 
Why did thousands of pilgrims come daily to this small village?
The pilgrims had no other purpose than to meet its parish priest and especially to have him hear their confession. For this, they waited for hours, sometimes all night! His exceptional holiness and numerous miracles irresistibly attracted men and women of all ages and walks of life in search of the truth. 
This priest was Jean-Marie-Baptiste Vianney. He lived in extreme austerity and he made his village a fervent and exemplary community. Long before his death in 1859 he was the most famous priest in France. He is now considered the Patron and exemplar of priests worldwide.
This classic and comprehensive biography written by Abbé Francis Trochu reveals how Jean-Marie-Baptiste Vianney overcame numerous obstacles to becoming a priest. He exercised intense simplicity, humility and pastoral zeal to help him transform a miserable village disaffected with religion into a town attracting thousands of pilgrims a year. Canonized in 1925 by Pope Pius XI.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

A Guildsman's Interpretation of History

Incorporating a stunning array of ideas, insights, and interpretations, this remarkable study by
Arthur Penty focuses on 2,000 years of socio-economic trends.
With an attractive and accessible style, important factors and moments of development are highlighted - including the role of the Church beyond its spiritual contributions, the introduction of money, the revival of Roman Law, the birth of Capitalism during the mediaeval period, and the Industrial Revolution. 
Tracing the development and decline of the application of Christian morality to economics, this thorough examination offers a candid historical assessment of the pitfalls of modern society.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

The Guild State: Its Principles and Possibilities

The mediaeval Guild is deconstructed into political theory and social commentary in this contemporary look by G.R.S. Taylor at one of the most important social institutions of the Middle Ages. 

Essential principles and values underlying the Guild System are discussed with a view toward applying them to current societal ills such as unemployment, absentee corporate ownership, and employee disenfranchisement.

The system, adapted to the needs and circumstances of the 21st century, is discussed as a serious economic alternative to the disasters of Capitalism and Socialism; indeed, this book proposes it to be the only useful system because of its successful past.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Neo-Conned and Neo-Conned Again!

Neo-Conned!: Just War Principles: A Condemnation of War in Iraq

Refuting the myth that America's socially conservative thinkers, journalists, and commentators tended to support the war in Iraq, this book incorporates the opinions of some of the leading figures in America's conservative movement on why the decision to go to war and the continuing occupation of Iraq was and is the wrong course of action.
Twenty-five articles by influential thinkers such as former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan, syndicated columnists Sam Francis, Joseph Sobran, Eric Margolis, and Charley Reese, leading economist Jude Wanniski, social critics Tom Fleming and Paul Gottfried, and religious figures Bishop John Michael Botean and the late Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviani make the case against the Iraqi conflict using conservative arguments on geopolitics, Christian morality, and common sense. Four detailed appendices on the war teachings of the Roman Catholic Church are also provided.
"The essays in these volumes, ranging from the best minds of the liberal left to the great wisdom of the orthodox right, take on the war in Iraq, closely examining the ideas and motives of its planners, promoters and defenders. Here is genuine intellectual diversity and hard analysis--fascinating and required reading." --David Allen White, professor of English, U.S. Naval Academy.
"This trenchant collection of articles about the U.S. war in the Middle East is a fulfillment of my dearest wish: seeing the left-wing and the right-wing, religious and nonreligious, Christian and Muslim opposition to the war united in one front against one mutual enemy. It will be the cornerstone of every future realignment of antiwar forces in the U.S." --Israel Adam Shamir, journalist and author, Flowers of Galilee.
"At last, a truly universal critique on the war in Iraq." --Anthony Cappello, researcher, Victoria University, Australia; director, Freedom Publishing; national secretary, Thomas More Centre.
With a foreword by Bishop Hilarion Capucci, and contributions from Rev. Juan Carlos Iscara, SSPX, Professor John Rao, Dr. Robert Hickson, Paul Likoudis, Dr. Peter Chojnowski, and Professor Romano Amerio. 

Neo-Conned! Again: Hypocrisy, Lawlessness and the Rape of Iraq

The moral, political, and legal problems surrounding the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq are addressed with uncommon frankness in this collection of essays by some of the world's most influential academics, lawyers, journalists, politicians, and military, intelligence, and media experts. Contributions include academics such as Noam Chomsky, Immanuel Wallerstein, and Claes Ryn; journalists Milton Viorst, Robert Fisk, Kirkpatrick Sale, and Justin Raimondo; former CIA professional Ray McGovern; former Defense Intelligence Agency professional W. Patrick Lang; and Fr. Jean-Marie Benjamin, personal friend of the former Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq Traiq Aziz. Discussing the Iraq war and related issues such as the legal foundation of the war on terror, the detention practices at Guantanamo bay, and the roots of the American neo-conservative ideology, the essays illustrate the hypocrisy and illegality of America's stance on terrorism and its policies of aggression in the Middle East.
"Deconstructs the war on Iraq as part of the neo-con blueprint for consolidating the American Empire." --Marjorie Cohn, professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law; executive vice president, National Lawyers Guild; representative, American Association of Jurists
"Much more than just a critique of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq, this volume effectively dissects broad aspects of U.S. foreign policy - both of the current Bush Administration and those administrations that preceded it." --Roger E. Kanet, PhD, professor of political science and political developments in Central and Eastern Europe, University of Miami
"This remarkable two-volume collection of essays and interviews provides the most comprehensive coverage of the war and its aftermath available anywhere." --George Downs, dean of social science; professor, New York University
With an introduction from former UN Weapons Inspector, Scott Ritter. 

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Lord of the World

Described by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen as one of the three greatest depictions of the advent of the demonic in world literature, Lord of the World is science fiction with a difference.

It foresees the West succumbing to a form of international socialism that crushes individuality. The forces of secular materialism, relativism and state control are everywhere triumphant. Protestantism is no more, and Catholicism – which had seen a period of renewal in the first half of the twentieth century – has been devastated by the development of new psychologies and the exodus of intellectuals in the wake of an Ecumenical Council. Euthanasia has become an instrument of the state, Esperanto the universal second language.

Nevertheless, although organised religion has largely collapsed in the face of institutional secularism, a vague, humanistic religiosity – militantly hostile to the exclusive and supernatural claims of the Church – is present everywhere. Finally, the East, which has amalgamated into a single, pantheistic bloc, poses a military threat.

With the world adrift from all spiritual moorings and seemingly doomed to enter into a civil war between East and West a sinister figure appears from nowhere to achieve world domination. Julian Felsenberg – diplomat, scholar, guru, the Antichrist…

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Death Real and Apparent in Relation to the Sacraments

When we cease to breathe and when our heart stops beating, we are to all appearances dead. Almost everyone would judge that we are dead. But has the soul really left the body?

Fr. Ferreres draws on medical testimony to show that there is a substantial interval between apparent death and real death. He offers the most convincing of all proofs: countless examples of persons “dead” for some hours, so far as science could ascertain, who later “came back to life”.
This truth gives rise to grave questions: how long is the usual interval between apparent and real death? How may we be certain when death has occurred? Can the apparently dead patient still hear and understand? What measures can be used to restore life to an apparently dead patient? What can the priest do for the soul if he arrives after the cessation of the vital functions? How long should burial be delayed?
Fr. Ferreres’s work will rivet every reader’s attention and will reward him with information of the greatest usefulness.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Defence of the Seven Sacraments

King Henry VIII is famous for having sundered England from the papacy in 1534.

But in 1521 he was still fully Catholic and personally wrote this punchy theological treatise against the "pestilential heresy" of Martin Luther.

Before the death of his elder brother, Henry had been destined for the Church. He displays true learning and skilful debating in his defence of the seven sacraments and the Holy See. He poignantly champions the divine origin of the papacy and proves at length the indissolubility of the Sacrament of Matrimony which he was in later years to violate so often. It was this work which won for Henry the title of "Defender of the Faith", awarded by Pope Leo X, which still appears on British coins.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Thoughts for the Sick

The Rev. C. Hoffman (C.SS.R) compiles some of the thoughts from a man who suffered and was sick.

It took Alphonsus Liguori nineteen years to die and here are the thoughts that sustained him.

These thoughts are the ones which so cheered Aubrey Beardsley, artist-convert, in his last moments: "I have been reading a good deal of St. Alphonsus Liguori; no one dispels depression more effectively than he. Reading his loving exclamations so lovingly reiterated, it is impossible to remain dull and sullen." 

This book is suggested for those who are hospitalised, bed-ridden or suffering from illness and need some hopeful and practical thoughts to help them with their time of trial. 

Nihil Obstat: Arthur J. Scanlan, S.T.D.; Imprimatur: Patrick Cardinal Hayes; First printed 1932.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

The Life of Father Ignatius Spencer, C. P.

Who is this ragged old pauper lying dead in a ditch in Scotland in 1865, penniless and alone? 

Can it really be the Honourable George Spencer - son, brother and uncle of earls? Whose father was the First Lord of the Admiralty? Whose sister is governess to Queen Victoria? Whose cousin and playfellow was the Lord Lucan who gave the fateful order to the Light Brigade? The relative of the Dukes of Marlborough and Devonshire, the familiar acquaintance of Prime Ministers? An alumnus of Eton and Cambridge, a scholar, polyglot, and one-time man-about-town? Whose great great great niece, Lady Diana Spencer, is destined to wed the heir to the throne?
Look closer. What is this strange black habit about the corpse? But hush - it is the body of a priest, a religious. The dead man has voluntarily renounced riches for poverty, comfort for the Cross, friendship with the mighty for fellowship with the poor. He has given up even his name and title for that of Father Ignatius of St. Paul.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Money Manipulation and Social Order

Father Denis Fahey (1883-1954) was one of the most erudite and holy priests of his day.

He had learnt from the popes that the world’s ills are due to errors spread by organised forces of subversion hostile to the reign of Christ, and that their cure can be found in the opposing truths exposed by Saint Thomas Aquinas. His books set out the opposition between the programme of Christ the King for the good of mankind and the programme of modern naturalism and liberalism which invariably wreaks ruin.
In Money Manipulation and Social Order, Father Fahey explains how the world’s banking system works, how money is brought into being, what determines its value, how it is distributed and all major economic phenomena. In contrast with this, he sets out what money ought to be and how the world’s finances would be organized if men would submit to the sweet yoke of Christ in public as well as in private life.
Fahey denounces as immoral and suicidal the debt-spiral of money created as an interest-bearing loan.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

The Dates of the Birth and Death of Jesus Christ

Is the Christian calendar we all use historically accurate?

Was 1 A.D. really the first “year of the Lord”?

Does the Christian era start from the true date of Our Lord’s birth?
Was Christ in fact crucified under Pontius Pilate in 33 A.D. as Christian tradition tells us? 

Is there any way of knowing for sure?

Most scholars answer, 'no'. They claim that our calendar is wrong and that Christ was born at the latest in 4 B.C. They rely on the first century Jewish historian’s date for the death of Herod to reject the traditional date assigned by Dionysius the Little which the civilised world has followed ever since.

But General Hugues de Nanteuil has re-examined the evidence and demonstrates overwhelmingly that it was Josephus who got his dates wrong, not the Church.

While vindicating the Christian calendar he also provides a mass of fascinating testimony to the historical truth of the Christian Faith.