Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Still looking for a truly Catholic wall calendar?

Just a handful of 2017 wall calendars left...... first come, first served! 
Before Vatican II, Catholics everywhere knew and believed that the so-called "Reformation" — in reality, the Protestant Revolt — was nothing short of a tragedy for the Church.
It would have been inconceivable that we who possess Christ's truth would have anything at all to celebrate about the hellish, soul-destroying errors the "reformers" let loose upon the world.
So this year, while the ecumaniacs of the Vatican II establishment are celebrating the memory of those who launched this revolt against the truth, we are offering a wall calendar dedicated to those who heroically defended it: The Great Saints of the Catholic Counter Reformation.
*   Follows the pre-1955 rubrics and calendar.
*   Includes all feasts, fasts and observances.
*   Includes many optional feasts or devotional feasts not on the general calendar.

Friday, 6 January 2017

First Saturday reminder

“Whether the world has war or peace depends on the practice of this devotion (the First Saturdays), along with the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is why I desire its propagation so ardently, especially because this is also the will of our dear Mother in Heaven”.
      – Sister Lucia, 19th March 1939.


Saturday, 3 December 2016

First Saturday

“Whether the world has war or peace depends on the practice of this devotion (the First Saturdays), along with the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
This is why I desire its propagation so ardently, especially because this is also the will of our dear Mother in Heaven”.
– Sister Lucia, 19th March 1939.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

British History - An Illustrated Guide

For many years historians and academics have bemoaned the nation’s woeful lack of historical knowledge. This history reference book has been written by Catholic author Hugh Williams to try to address that problem:
Its attractive cover and design draws the reader in. Written in nine easy steps, it makes the subject far less daunting than many other history books. With over 200 illustrations (mainly in colour) it brings vivid life to the subject of British history.
Clearly labelled throughout, using bullet point style, one can find what one is looking for with ease.
It also has an extensive index (over 3,000 lines).
Contents:
Step 1 – Before the coming of the Romans
Step 2 – From the Romans to the Norman Invasion
Step 3 – Norman History
Step 4 – Plantagenet History
Step 5 – The Houses of Lancaster and York
Step 6 – Tudor History
Step 7 – Stuart History
Step 8 – Hanoverian History
Step 9 – The House of Windsor
Appendices – Kings and Queens, Prime Ministers etc.
Great for homeschooling and for supplementing schoolwork, as well as being of interest to anyone with an interest in British history.
Count Nikolai Tolstoy, historian and author writes of it, "This book provides an admirable guide to British history, ideal for checking facts or browsing and enlivened by well-chosen plates. Attractive and informative, and deserves to be widely read".

Friday, 4 November 2016

First Saturday


“Whether the world has war or peace depends on the practice of this devotion (the First Saturdays), along with the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is why I desire its propagation so ardently, especially because this is also the will of our dear Mother in Heaven”.
– Sister Lucia, 19th March 1939.



Monday, 31 October 2016

Vitally Important New Book - Don't Miss Out!

Don't miss out on this vitally important and brilliant new book that needs to be read and digested by everyone who values family and children and society.
"The Enlightenment and Marxist vision reached its logical conclusion in the twentieth century. If children are no longer the children of someone but an asset of everyone, the State can, or even must, assume the task of educating them. National Socialism and Communism both implemented this terrible folly as widely as possible, taking children away from their families for long periods with state schools, parades, ceremonies and youth institutions all helping make children assets of the State.
These state assets could 'naturally' be sterilised, selected, experimented with, expropriated...... both in National Socialist Germany and in Bolshevik Russia. This was indeed 'real Socialism' . The Stalinist Preobrazhensky wrote: "From the socialist point of view it makes no sense that a member of society considers his own body private property because the individual is but a passing point between the past and the future," so that to society belongs "the total and unconditional right to intervene with its rules into even an individuals sex life, to improve the race by natural selection".
Turning to more current events, it is essential to remember that in the cultural narrative of the student protest movements of 1968, the family was viewed as an oppressive institution that should be defeated, a 'gas chamber', a suffocating cage, a cultural curse and unnatural.
These anti-family ideological trends helped shape the climate in which the laws which legalised divorce and abortion were introduced. Thereby, the family is no longer indissoluble. Love is not forever and children no longer have the security of two parents. At the same time, parents are no longer faithful to the love of their child but instead they can choose to kill it, disposing of it with methods which, although commonplace, are unbelievably brutal.
But even this is not enough. If the family is something that is not natural but merely the cultural expression of an economic relationship, there are no limits to it being changed and dismantled. It is necessary, using a term of the great speculator George Soros, but also of the new global world, "to open up" the family as much as possible, then unhinge it as much as possible. Hence not merely multiple genders for individuals but also all the new possible 'families' that lie ahead for modern man, thanks to bio-technology, which is the force to destroy the family completely".

Saturday, 15 October 2016

The Attack on the Family and the European Response

“Never has the institution of the family been put in such jeopardy as it is today. Wars, tyrannical rulers and the reducing of entire peoples into slavery, although never absent from history, have damaged or even destroyed individual families, but the institution itself had never been touched.”

Until now, when the cultural Marxists have made the demolition of the Family a key part of their long war against Christian civilisation and European identity.

This important new work from ProVita in Italy exposes the origins and methods of this ruthless assault on traditional values and on the rights of parents and children. Written from a patriotic and Christian perspective, it highlights the anti-human agenda of the enemies of normality.

Thoroughly researched and referenced, it provides a wealth of facts which demolish the specious arguments employed by the propagandists of  'sexual liberation’, ‘gender theory’ and heterophobia.

It provides valuable insights into the deeply negative impact of the assault on the Family, on the physical and mental welfare both of children and on members of the very ‘minorities’ the left claim to champion.

Finally, it examines the positive steps now underway in various nations as the Christian and patriotic counter-revolution grows in strength and confidence.

Paperback. 156 pp.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Pro-Life Fundraising Concert


http://carmelbooks.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/the-walls-are-talking-abortion-clinic.html

First Saturday


“Whether the world has war or peace depends on the practice of this devotion (the First Saturdays), along with the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is why I desire its propagation so ardently, especially because this is also the will of our dear Mother in Heaven”.
– Sister Lucia, 19th March 1939.



Thursday, 15 September 2016

The Green Pail: An Irish Tale

An elderly Irish couple attempt to come to terms with changes in modern western culture which they are convinced are by no means always good. And yet hope and goodness shine precisely in their fierce kindness and the values they find sorely tried.

"One hears the sea birds through the panes of small wind-cleaned windows, smells last night's supper as one noses around the books and bottles, avoids the creaky part of the wood floors lest one disturb the holy magic of morning, remains very still amidst the flow of silent smiles. Leo and Lena are the most intense couple in all of Ireland, but only they and we know it. I wanted a green pail of my own after reading of them.. It is enough, however, to have laughed and cried with them"  

-  Carol O'Reilly, TCRNews.com

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.