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  1. Understanding the Ordinariate

    Understanding the Ordinariate
    Fr Edward Tomlinson

    Code: B3025
    In 2009 Pope Benedict XVI formally responded to petitions for closer unity from many of the Anglican patrimony. Thus, the Personal Ordinariates were created - a new space within the Latin Rite in which the Anglican tradition may flourish: no longer in separation from Rome but now in unity with it. Learn More
  2. Pioneer Priests and Makeshift Altars

    Pioneer Priests and Makeshift Altars
    Fr Charles Connor

    Code: B2865
    A History of Catholicism in the Thirteen Colonies. In this comprehensive history, Fr. Charles Connor details the life of Catholics in the American Colonies. Learn More
  3. Witnesses to the Holy Mass

    Witnesses to the Holy Mass
    Dom Bede Camm, OSB

    Code: B2764
    During the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I of England, many Catholics suffered death rather than give up their faith. The inspiring tales of these English martyrs are told in a series of 5 sermons preached in England 100 years ago. Learn More
  4. Roman Catacombs

    Roman Catacombs
    Rev. James Spencer Northcote

    Code: B2818
    £12.46 £11.50
    A History of the Christian City Beneath Pagan Rome.Enter into the shadows of the Roman catacombs where early Christians attended Mass and hid in fear from Roman soldiers seeking their death for refusing to renounce the Christian Faith. You’ll read dramatic acts of faith and courage as Fr. Learn More
  5. Handbook of Heresies

    Handbook of Heresies
    M L Cozens

    Code: B2765
    This most concise and helpful reference work was first published in 1928. It was reissued in 1945 by Sheed & Ward publishers and is newly reprinted in 2016 as very useful for students, seminarians, priests, and Catholic laity of all walks of life, Learn More
  6. Catholicism: The Story of Catholic Christianity

    Catholicism: The Story of Catholic Christianity
    Gerald O'Collins, S. J. and Mario Farrugia, S. J.

    Code: B2707
    This lucid and accessible account explains how Roman Catholicism and its beliefs and practices came to be what they are. The authors move through history to sum up the present characteristics of Catholic Christianity and the major challenges it faces in the third millennium. Learn More
  7. Mary Tudor - England’s first Queen Regnant

    Mary Tudor - England’s first Queen Regnant
    Gregory Slysz

    Code: B2501
    "Truth is the daughter of Time". Although several books on Queen Mary have been published in recent years, they are overly academic in nature. This volume seeks to introduce a more general audience to Mary and her reign as well as offer a pathway to weightier tomes on the subject through three i Learn More
  8. The Tudor Cistercians

    The Tudor Cistercians
    David H Williams

    Code: B2365
    David Williams portrays every aspect of the life of the Cistercian monks and nuns of England and Wales in the half-century prior to the complete extinction of the religious orders Until the closing years vocations remained fairly stable, Learn More
  9. The Tiara and the Test Tube

    The Tiara and the Test Tube
    Paul Haffner

    Code: B2363
    The Pope and Science from the Medieval Period to the Present. A popular myth put about by secularists is that between the Church and science the relationship has been, and continues to be, a stormy one. Nothing could in fact be further from the truth. Learn More
  10. Seven Lies About Catholic History

    Seven Lies About Catholic History
    Diane Moczar

    Code: B1695
    Infamous Myths about the Church's Past and How to Answer Them. The world hates the Church that Jesus founded, just as He said it would (John 15:18). It reviles her doctrines, mocks her moral teachings and invents lies about her history. Learn More
  11. School of Darkness

    School of Darkness
    Bella V Dodd

    Code: B1745
    The record of a life and of a conflict between two faiths. Bella Dodd was a member of the Communist Party's National Committee that tried to infiltrate and undermine the American School System. She later learns the true objectives of the party and returns to the Catholic Faith of her youth. Learn More
  12. The Church Under Attack

    The Church Under Attack
    Diane Moczar

    Code: B2221
    Five Hundred Years that Split the Church and Scattered the Flock. Here’s an unabashedly Catholic history that documents scores of sustained and unprecedented assaults on our Catholic Faith these past five centuries and delineates our Church’s brave response to each one. Learn More
  13. Treason: A Catholic Novel of Elizabethan England

    Treason: A Catholic Novel of Elizabethan England
    Dena Hunt

    Code: B2219
    £9.95 £9.50
    As Stephen Long steps ashore in England one grey dawn in May 1581, he wonders how many more Catholics will have to die to make Queen Elizabeth feel secure. Involuntarily, he trembles at the thought that soon he may be numbered among them. Learn More
  14. The Man Who Dared a King

    The Man Who Dared a King
    Rev Gerald T Brenner

    Code: B2748
    A long time ago - more than 400 years, in fact - there lived in far-off England a man who was not a great soldier, or a sea captain, or explorer but who was a real hero if there ever was one! He was St. Learn More
  15. Charles I

    Charles I
    Hilaire Belloc

    Code: B2086
    Belloc has written elsewhere that the victory of the Reformation in England led to its victory in much of the rest of Europe. That victory unleashed the forces of social disintegration, Protestantism, Capitalism, Learn More
  16. Charles II: The Last Rally

    Charles II: The Last Rally
    Hilaire Belloc

    Code: B2087
    In The Last Rally, Belloc narrates with clarity and vigor a central episode in the decline of the English Monarchy. Restored to the throne following the interlude of Cromwell’s “Commonwealth," Learn More
  17. The Forty Four: Martyrs of the Venerable English College Rome

    The Forty Four: Martyrs of the Venerable English College Rome

    Code: B1065
    Portraits of the forty-four men who were executed, tortured, or incarcerated for ministering the Catholic faith to their countrymen. "Each biography - and this is the book's genius - allows the reader to witness for himself the heroic willingness with which these men were faithful to the Catholic f Learn More
  18. A Book of Martyrs

    A Book of Martyrs
    Fr John S. Hogan

    Code: B2777
    Devotions to the Martyrs of England, Scotland and Wales. Veneration of martyrs is one of the earliest devotions in the Church. For centuries Christians looked upon the martyrs as the great heroes of the faith, Learn More
  19. Annibale Bugnini: Reformer of the Liturgy?

    Annibale Bugnini: Reformer of the Liturgy?
    Yves Chiron

    Code: B3122
    Foreword by Alcuin Reid. In this book, French historian Yves Chiron turns his attention to one of the most influential figures of 20th-century Catholicism: Annibale Bugnini, guiding spirit of liturgical reform in the period surrounding the Second Vatican Council. Learn More
  20. Reginald Cardinal Pole: The Last Archbishop of Canterbury

    Reginald Cardinal Pole: The Last Archbishop of Canterbury
    Michael Hutchings

    Code: B1622
    There is no better way of examining the truth of what happened at the Reformation than by looking at the life and times of Cardinal Pole. Michael Hutchings achieves the rare success of a book that is thoroughly scholarly and accurate but at the same time reads like a thriller, all in 116 pages. Learn More
  21. Martyrs of the English Reformation

    Martyrs of the English Reformation
    Dr. Malcolm Brennan

    Code: B1510
    This is the bloody chronicle of twenty-four English saints who laid down their lives as a testimony to the truth of the Catholic Faith during the English "Reformation." Champion men and women. Inspiring to the young. Learn More
  22. The Suppression of the Society of Jesus

    The Suppression of the Society of Jesus
    Sydney F Smith, SJ

    Code: B1011
    Sydney F Smith (1843-1922), the son of a well-to-do Anglican vicar, became a convert to Catholicism, and a Jesuit. While reflecting the nineteenth century debate, his account of the Suppression of the Society of Jesus in 1773 by Pope Clement XIVth remains by far the fullest, Learn More
  23. The Council in Question

    The Council in Question
    Moyra Doorly, Aidan Nichols, OP

    Code: B1754
    A Dialogue with Catholic Traditionalism. The lifting of the excommunication of four bishops of the Society of St Pius X by Pope Benedict XVI on January 2009 attracted widespread media attention at the time, Learn More
  24. The Second Vatican Council

    The Second Vatican Council
    Roberto de Mattei

    Code: B2416
    £34.95 £29.95
    No event of the 20th century produced a greater effect upon the Catholic Church than Vatican II, the 21st Ecumenical Council. To many it might seem to have been simply a meeting of important churchmen gathered to discuss church matters, Learn More
  25. The Crusades

    The Crusades
    Jonathan Riley-Smith

    Code: B1156
    CTS Concise Histories series. Recent world events, in particular the struggle against Islamic terrorism, have seen the word ‘Crusade’ widely used in political rhetoric. This booklet looks at modern conceptions of the crusades and compares them with the aims and motivations of those who took part. Learn More
  26. The Reformation in England

    The Reformation in England
    Raymond Edwards

    Code: B1157
    CTS Concise Histories series. The events of the ‘Reformation’ led to centuries of bitter theological disputes, wars, persecutions and power struggles, and its consequences endure to this day. This booklet looks at the events which led up to the Reformation in Europe, and particularly in England. Learn More
  27. The Inquisition

    The Inquisition
    Fernando Cervantes

    Code: B1158
    CTS Concise Histories series. The Inquisition has become a byword for persecution and intolerance, and is often given as a reason for distrusting the Catholic Church. Learn More
  28. Great Orders of the Catholic Church

    Great Orders of the Catholic Church
    Harry Schnitker

    Code: B2302

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    From very early in her history the Church has been filled with men and women who have dedicated themselves exclusively to God in the religious life. Over the centuries the Holy Spirit has inspired a multitude of religious orders, from which many of the great saints have emerged. Learn More
  29. The Autobiography of a Hunted Priest - paperback

    The Autobiography of a Hunted Priest - paperback
    Fr John Gerard, SJ

    Code: B1743

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    Truth is stranger than fiction. And nowhere in literature is it so apparent as in this classic work, The Autobiography of a Hunted Priest. This autobiography of a Jesuit priest in Elizabethan England is a most remarkable document and John Gerard, its author, Learn More
  30. Walled about with God

    Walled about with God
    Dom Jean Prou, OSB and the Benedictine Nuns of the Solesmes Congregation

    Code: B1230

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    Trans. / ed. By Br David Hayes, OSB. This unique book, written by cloistered nuns themselves, answers many questions about the nature, justification, and history of the cloistered life, particularly for women. Learn More
  31. Church History

    Church History
    Fr. John Laux, M.A.

    Code: B1251

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    From the beginning to 1940. Written for both students and adults. The author intersperses the history with many brief, interesting biographies of famous people, and at the end of each chapter he quotes briefly from a famous writing of the era, Learn More

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