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The Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ By Louis Veuillot
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350 pages. The son of a poor cooper, Louis Veuillot (1813-1883) became one of the leading French writers of his century and a great defender of the Catholic cause against infidels and liberals.... More > Friend and foe alike admired his perceptive and courageous journalism while his books won over his readers by their keen insights and fine prose. This Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ earned a papal accolade. Veuillot wanted his readers to come to know the life and personality of Our Lord and to be inspired by Him. Though hardly ever polemical, Veuillot’s masterpiece has not only stirred the devotion of the faithful but also made many converts. Pope Pius IX described it as “a vindication of the outraged godhead of Christ”.< Less
Money Manipulation and Social Order By Rev. Denis Fahey
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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... More > 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.< Less
The World's Debt to the Irish By James J. Walsh
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James J. Walsh M.D., Ph. D., Litt. D., etc. 255 pages. If you think that the wet and wind of Ireland have generated only whiskey and war, prepare to be disillusioned. If you think the Gaels have been... More > an underachieving race, open these pages and be refuted. If the Irishman for you is a clumsy speaker and thinker, rightly the butt of the Englishman’s jests, think again. If you suppose that Ireland has been in history a net importer of culture, wisdom, learning and religion, initiative, art and music, stand corrected. If you are Irish, stand proud!< Less
When Money Dies - Nightmare of the Weimar Collapse By Adam Fergusson
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Everyone interested in the future of money amid the worsening crisis is hastening (as of July-August 2010) to read two books, suddenly resurrected from oblivion : Adam Fergusson’s WHEN MONEY... More > DIES—Nightmare of the Weimar Collapse and Jens O. Parsson’s DYING OF MONEY. Both have the same theme: governments accumulating debt, losing their financial credibility and attempting to palliate the effects of their profligacy by printing money, but instead inducing hyperinflation. Though only after an interval of readjustment. Both books have been recommended by the Daily Telegraph. Parsson’s view is that of the specialized economist; Fergusson writes as a historian familiar with economics but less technically engaged. The two works are complementary, but as they are long out of print, old copies are currently selling on eBay or Amazon for sums that recall that the scarcity of commodities can bring about astronomical price rises just as effectively as an arbitrary increase in the money supply.< Less
The Rôle of Money By Frederick Soddy
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Professor Frederick Soddy (1877-1956) was a distinguished English scientist, polymath and Nobel prize-winner. The learned world was prompt to admire his unique contributions to the study of physics... More > and chemistry. But when he turned his gigantic intellect to the objective evaluation of the system of banking and the creation and distribution of money, his findings roused the ire of vested interests. He found himself rejected as a crank and his arguments dismissed without evaluation or refutation. The passage of time and the current financial crisis have brought belated recognition of his genius and wisdom. Anyone who wishes to understand money and all that depends on it should read the clear and powerful explanations given in this book.< Less
The School of Saint Philip Neri By Bishop Crispino
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Bishop Crispino invites his readers to become scholars in the school of Saint Philip and to pursue holiness by the saint's methods and example as well as those of his immediate disciples.Saint Philip... More > Neri was chosen by God to renew the penances, the holiness and the miracles of the Fathers of the desert in the heart of post-Renaissance Rome. Many of his disciples also attained great holiness under the Saint’s guidance. The city of Rome was transformed. He converted great sinners and little ones and even ... the lukewarm. He knew how to cure vices however incurable and shameful they might appear. Humour and humility, austerity and originality seasoned his apostolate. Every page of his life-story is fascinating, yet this book is not a biography, but a complete guide to the spiritual life:one that is irresistibly entertaining, with its constant thread of edifying anecdotes, charming the reader’s imagination as it leads him insensibly to aspire to imitate as well as admire.< Less
The House of Commons and Monarchy By Hilaire Belloc
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Here is Belloc’s mature thought on political systems in general and on the state of England in particular. The main function of government is “to protect the weak man against the strong,... More > and therefore to prevent the accumulation of wealth in a few hands, the corruption of the Courts of Justice and of the sources of public opinion.” He explains the nature of monarchy, aristocracy and democracy, the conditions in which they can function, their advantages and disadvantages as systems of government and their relation to English requirements. A scathing denunciation of the corruption and irresponsibility of the House of Commons which had lost the respect of the governed. An appeal for a return to true monarchy, rather than puppet kings, as the only hope for England. A prophecy that England cannot remain great, nor Englishmen achieve true freedom and fulfilment, if they continue to tolerate the existing oligarchy. First published in 1920.< Less
The Christian of the Day and the Christian of the Gospel By Father Emmanuel
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The saintly Fr. Emmanuel André (1826–1903) was probably France’s most successful pastor of the last two centuries after the Curé of Ars. He transformed his lukewarm rural... More > parish into a haven of sanctity and founded a Benedictine monastery there, of which he was been named abbot. His work inspired Saint Pius X. Looking at the Catholics of his day, Fr. Emmanuel was horror-stricken. He saw their salvation jeopardised, especially by Naturalism, doctrinal ignorance, moral laxity, vanity, worldliness and want of the spirit of the Church. The chief weapon he used to convert souls was the Church’s official prayer, the traditional Roman liturgy. In this short book Fr. Emmanuel sets out with frightening clarity the gulf that separates ignorant, worldly and temporising Catholics from the Christian whose mind and life fully reflects Christ’s Gospel. Never before translated.< Less
THE END OF THE PRESENT WORLD By Canon Arminjon
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This book played a crucial role in the life of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus who warmly recommended it. Canon Arminjon recounts all that Scripture contains and that tradition... More > transmits about the last times of this world, Antichrist, the conversion of the Jews, the two witnesses, death, judgment, heaven and hell, eternity. He explains the life of Christian sacrifice as the key to eternal glory. Fascinating and readable, Arminjon's book changes lives ! The Tradibooks translation remains as of 2010 the ONLY unabridged, unexpurgated English version of this Catholic bestseller on the market.< Less
Commonitorium Against Heresies By Saint Vincent of Lerins
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Bilingual English-Latin edition of the fifteen hundred-year-old classic Handbook against Heresies. Praised by saints and theologians, for some it is a patristic jewel, for others the mandate of... More > traditional Catholicism. “To preach any doctrine therefore to Catholic Christians other than what they have received never was lawful, still is not lawful and never will be lawful: and to anathematize those who preach anything other than what has once been received, always was a duty, still is a duty and always will be a duty. “The more a man is under the influence of religion, so much the more prompt is he to oppose innovations” “What is a Catholic Christian to do if some novel contagion seek to infect not just a small portion of the Church, but the whole Church? Then it will be his care to cleave to antiquity, which cannot possibly be seduced any longer by any deceptive innovation.”< Less