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Roman Catholic Books
Fall 2016 Catalog

Social Manual for Seminarians

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DeceiverIntended primarily for seminarians, but it would be of great help to priests as well.



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The Deceiver: Our Daily Struggle
with Satan

Deceiver"The devil, the ‘prince of this world,’ even today continues his insidious actions. Each and every man ... is tempted by the devil when he least expects it.” Pope John Paul II.

Providentially, perhaps, that is the exact theme of Fr. Livio Fanzaga’s The Deceiver: Our Daily Battle with Satan—the top-selling religious book in Italy in 2000, now in English from Roman Catholic Books. Fr. Fanzaga, the Rome-educated and Vatican-endorsed writer and director of Europe’s largest Catholic radio network, warns: Efforts to soft-pedal the reality and continuous threat of the devil have left many Catholics “unarmed and unprepared” to resist him. But the question is: How does Satan tempt and deceive us? How can we see through him, and resist him?

Drawing dazzlingly from Scripture, tradition, saints’ lives, and his pastoral experience, Fr. Fanzaga supplies practical answers

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The Antichrist

AntichristAfter 30 years, still the best treatment of the subject in the back of everyone's mind

"[Pope John Paul II] is driven by his foreboding that the world is heading toward a moral apocalypse." - Newsweek, 1979

The late pope's preoccupation came as no surprise to readers of Fr. Vincent Miceli's timeless book, which masterfully summarized Church teaching on the End Times. Fr. Miceli keynotes his investigation of the last days with this quote from John Paul II:

"I do not think the wide circles of American society or the wide circles of the Christian community realize...we are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the Anti-Church."

Fr. Miceli doesn't pretend to know who the Antichrist is, where he'll appear, or when. But he does line up the signs of the times - linking these signs with the prophecies in Daniel, the New Testament, the early Church Fathers - and prophetic modern voices like Newman, Solzhenitsyn, Pius XII. Some of his insights are jolting.

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Wrath of God

Wrath of GodFr. Livio seeks to acquaint ordinary Catholics with the Biblical and Church teachings necessary to evaluate various kinds of speculation about the end of the world ... to read the signs of the times and recognize the evils of our age ... to prepare ourselves spiritually for the end whenever it may come ... and to discern the answers to such urgently important questions as:

  • What will be the content of the "supreme religious deception" that will lead countless Catholics to abandon their faith? Can we see it already at work in our own time?
  • Will the Antichrist be a clerical traitor? A religious leader? A politician? A collective phenomenon? Some combination?
  • How will the Antichrist succeed in posing as the friend, even protector, of the Catholic Church -- while seducing its members into apostasy and destroying its authority?
  • Which of us will be most vulnerable to seduction? Which of us will best prepared to persevere -- and how will we be put to the test?
  • Will the Antichrist's appearance coincide with the end of the world? Or must a "thousand year kingdom" elapse first?
  • Which prophetic visions or private revelations about the end times fall within the bounds of right doctrine? Which don't?
  • Have the end times begun?



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The Dark Night of the Body

What are we supposed to "do" with the "theology of the body"?

A leading Catholic laywoman outlines the right approach--and the wrong approach

From the preface to this important new book by Dr. Alice von Hildebrand, words of comfort and advice from a noted Catholic ethicist:

"I have read with care this book by Dr. Alice von Hildebrand, and have admired, once again, qualities found in her other works: a depth of thought and clarity joined to simple style; a full understanding of substance joined to beauty of exposition...

Dr. von Hildebrand does not limit herself to diagnosis. She offers many suggestions also for therapy. I will limit myself to drawing attention to one of these: it is not Christian compassion to accept the error in which a person may have fallen. This has been a constant in the ethical tradition of the Church, expressed in St. Augustine’s famous affirmation: "interficere errorem, amare errantem." Hate the sin, love the sinner.

I wish every success to this book, for the reader will reap spiritual benefits from it."
- Carlo Cardinal Caffarra Archbishop of Bologna


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Reflections from Rome

Practical Thoughts on Faith & Family

A brand new title, Reflections from Rome , by Msgr. Richard Soseman, who provides food for thought on hundreds of topics of interest to young people who are in their late teens beginning to think about how to live their faith.

“Like Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, for whose Cause of Beatification and Canonization he has labored, Monsignor Richard Soseman has sought to use modern means of communication in the service of the new evangelization. In these reflections, originally written as web logs, he draws on his experiences as a priest both in rural Illinois and in Rome to convey the truths of the Catholic faith in an accessible and appealing manner. May those who read the present collection of reflections be inspired and encouraged in their daily living of the Catholic faith.”
- Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Vatican City


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Dietrich von Hildebrand and Edith Stein: Husserl's Students

Noted Catholic author, lecturer and philosopher Alice von Hildebrand has taken on the task of briefly profiling these two great 20th century Catholics, using as her point of reference the memoirs of each. In the case of her late husband Dietrich von Hildebrand, she is the only person who has read his memoirs in their entirety. This, and her life as his wife, make Dietrich von Hildebrand and Edith Stein: Husserl’s Students a study like no other.


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The Chapel Veil

Fifty years ago almost every Catholic woman and girl owned a chapel veil.

Yet with their disappearance the Church lost a lovely symbol for womanhood. Elizabeth Black and Emily Sparks explain the theology, history, tradition and symbolism of the chapel veil and give today’s Catholic woman a reason to wear one once again.


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A Confederacy of Evil

What did Cardinal Newman see that nobody else did, 150 years ago?

Signs of the End Times--which he recounted in four masterful sermons

In these sermons, together with an introduction by the late Fr. Vincent Miceli, S.J.--whose book, The Antichrist, remains the standard contemporary popular reference--Cardinal Newman:

  • warned about innovators within the Church who would relax not only Christian moral norms, but our forms of worship;
  • cautioned against anti-authority ideologies, which by now have overtaken virtually all of the Western world;
  • noted the developing conditions for the open denial of God and routine blaspheming of Christ
  • compared ancient ransacking of churches with prophecies of future anti-Christian rage and persecution


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Diary of a Country Mother

A mother's worst fear: the death of her child. Cindy Montanaro lived that nightmare when her adopted son Tim died in 2005. Some months later she "started a year-long journey of prayer, meditation and writing. I envisioned an extended period of time in which to record, before memory failed me, all of the little humorous and profound incidents that made up my son Tim's short life."

With faith, tenderness, and humor, Cindy Montanaro's deft hand brings to life the delight and tragedy of Tim's time on earth. "Tim saw Christ's image in everyone he met, not with a conscious vision, but with the instinct of the heart."

"I really, really enjoyed this book and finished it with my soul filled with more joy and confidence in the Lord than when I began reading it."

See full review on the Humble Handmaid blog


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Dachau: Christ the Victor

$5.95 Booklet, based upon our hardcover book by Fr. John Lenz, CHRIST IN DACHAU

This booklet summarizes the contents of an extraordinary book by Dachau survivor Fr. John Lenz. When the book was first published, Archbishop Michael Buchberger of Germany said:

“I have just been reading Christ in Dachau—the most shattering, but at the same time uplifting book I have read in my life. This book proves to us that the spirit of Faith and Love and the readiness to make the supreme sacrifice which inspired the early Christians is still alive today, among both priests and laity."

Download the entire booklet free online or order the print edition or the hardcover book itself.


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Looking Toward The Priesthood

"Provides much useful advice to young men..."

—Cardinal Raymond L. Burke

In six searching chapters, major topics confronting serious young Catholic men are explored... answers provided... dozens of the most significant Scripture passages for young men provided...uplifting notes sounded... and means of prayerful meditation explained.

How many young men have heard practical considerations like:

  • The Sign of a Vocation
  • Obstacles in the Way
  • An Honor Beyond All Honors
  • "But I Have Chosen You!"
  • Overcoming the World
  • Our Enemy, the World


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Christ in Dachau

Forgotten Priests in a Nazi Hellhole

Dachau concentration camp held the largest number of Catholic priests—more than 2400—in the Nazi camp system. They came from two dozen countries, from every background—parish priests and prelates, monks and friars, teachers and missionaries. Over one-third were killed.

Among the survivors was Fr. Johannes Lenz, who was asked by his superiors to write an account of what he saw. This book was the stunning result. An immediate sensation, it was quickly translated into English, French, Spanish and Italian. Catholic reviewers and churchmen alike were awestruck.


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Common fallacies about Purgatory are cleared up in a book that liberated many a struggling Catholic half a century ago. In 1949, this English translation of Fr. Martin Jugie’s acclaimed book -- which had gone through seven editions in France -- was greeted as a much-needed corrective to popular fallacies about Purgatory, many of which continue to cloud the faith of good Catholics. Chief among those fallacies, writes Fr. Jugie, is that Purgatory is kind of “temporary” Hell, its pains differing only in duration. From this follows many other errors that can lead us seriously astray in our conduct and in our prayer lives.


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The Apocalypse Explained

The Training of the Will

The Secret of Dreams

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FALL 2016

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The Death Of Political Correctness
by Robert L. Phillips

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Dear friends,

I marked John's birthday---August 10---in the 15th year of his passing into eternal life, with some photos from his odyssey that had special meaning to me. Sinatra singing this Don Costa-Gordon Jenkins' arrangement & composition, a staple in my college years, seemed perfect. Dream Away Child, from the Ol' Blue Eyes LP. Also just right is this, from Scripture: "The Lord Giveth, the Lord Taketh Away. Blessed be the Name of the Lord." We are trusting in God and have tried to from the first.


Roger A. McCaffrey

What Catholic Education Is
by Steve Terenzio

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Race in America and the Church
by Steve Terenzio

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A Note On Amoris Laetitia
by Robert L. Pillips

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2016 Special Edition of
The Traditionalist

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The Protestant Deformation
by Robert Pillips

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The Time of Mercy
by Steven Terenzio

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Living Latin In Rome
by James McGlone

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Courting Reverence:
Why Has the Courtroom Retained the Reverence the Mass Has Lost?

By Rev. Paul D. Scalia

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Fr. Bisig's Mass
by Duncan Maxwell Anderson

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(Duncan Maxwell Anderson is the ex-editor of Success Magazine and was founding editor of Faith & Family Magazine.)

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Lost Horizons
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