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2018/2019 Titles

The Art of Spiritual Warfare

The Secret Weapons Satan Can’t Withstand
Fr. Venatius Oforka

In these pages, theologian Venatius Oforka explains that we are part of a spiritual web through which God acts to save souls. No longer does God create out of  nothing. Instead, He achieves His purposes through the prayers and actions we pour in.This is the one book you need to awaken our world from its spiritual hibernation and to exercise the awesome privilege of working with God in the realization of His Kingdom.

978-1-622825-18-9     208 pages   £14.99

The Catholic Church Saved My Marriage

Discovering Hidden Grace in the Sacrament of Matrimony
Dr. David Anders

Many people who encounter the Church’s teachings are shocked by their rigor. Yet the Church offers much more than rules about sexual restraint; she offers a way to make marriage into something supernatural, even mystical. Here Dr. Anders shares his personal discovery and offers a robust defense of the Church’s teaching on marriage — even the most controversial topics of divorce, remarriage, gay marriage, and contraception.

978-1-68278-052-7    240 pages    £14.99

Catholic Traditions and Treasures

An Illustrated Encyclopedia
Helen Hoffner

In Helen Hoffner’s lovingly-illustrated, encyclopedic Catholic Traditions and Treasures,

you’ll find succinct – and sometimes amusing – answers to hundreds of questions. This
delightful book explains the origin and nature of most of the common traditions of the Catholic Faith, as well as the source and meaning of many of the quaint and obscure ones.

978-1-622824-84-7    160 pages    £16.50 Hardback

The Cries of Jesus from the Cross

A Fulton Sheen Anthology

Compiled here for the first time, join Bishop Sheen in reflecting on Christ

crucified, meditating on His every word as He hung on the Cross — words that were uttered for a specific purpose for all of eternity. Read these pages, and you’ll come
to see that there is no better preacher than the dying Christ, and there’s nobody better to elaborate their meaning for Christians in our present day than Bishop Fulton Sheen.

978-1-622826-20-9  400 pages  £15.50

Father Augustus Tolton

The Slave Who Became the First African-American Priest

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

Mocked and ridiculed for his race, Fr. Tolton persisted in his vocation to the priesthood, despite being denied acceptance by every Catholic seminary in America. He was ordained to the priesthood in Europe and soon returned to America to serve the black communities in Massachusetts and Chicago. Fr. Tolton’s struggles tell the story of race in America and in the Catholic Church in the 19th Century, as well as the remarkable perseverance of a holy man who sought above all the salvation of souls.

978-1-68278-058-9  240 pages   £12.50

Forty Anti-Catholic Lies

A Mythbusting Apologist Sets the Record Straight

Gerard Verschuuren

Veteran apologist Gerard Verschuuren provides thorough yet concise answers to forty of the most common — and absurd — lies about the Catholic Church. Relying on historical works and official Church documents, Vershuuren authoritatively proves that these and many other claims are simply caricatures or outright misrepresentations of the real beliefs of Catholics.

978-1-622825-24-0  352 pages  £16.50

His Angels at Our Side

Understanding Their Power in Our Souls and the World
Fr. John Horgan

In these pages, Fr. John Horgan unveils the surprising role of the angels in our lives

— and what you must do to gain their help. You’ll learn how to imitate the angels in prayer and how they offer you the enlightenment and the encouragement God so desperately wants to give you. By praying with the angels, you will be strengthened for what lies

ahead, better able to discern and do the Lord’s will in all your actions.

978-1-68278-030-5  304 pages  £15.50

The Holy Veil of Manoppello

The Human Face of God
Paul Badde

The veil of Manoppello lay on the head of Jesus, between Christ and the Shroud of Turin.

It was on this cloth that Jesus took the first breath as the Risen One. Here Paul Badde has written a fascinating book on this true icon, a book to which the Heidelberg theologian Klaus Berger writes: “I have just read the book completely, immediately, and without getting up, and I think it’s true. It moved my heart.” Cardinal Robert Sarah wrote: “Here in Manoppello we meet the face of God face to face, and when we look at Him, His gaze cleanses and heals us, God be blessed.”

978-1-622826-48-3    75 pages  £9.99


The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within
T R Marshall

A captivating book which shows how enemies of Christ have infiltrated the seminaries, priesthood and episcopacy with the eventual goal of electing one of their own as pope.

Dr Marhall suggests that the seemingly endless scandals plaguing the Church are not the result of cultural changes or Vatican II, but rather the natural consequences of  an orchestrated plot to destroy the Church.

978-1-62282-846-3    224 pages  £19.99hb

How Catholic Art Saved the Faith

The Triumph of Beauty and Truth in Counter-Reformation Art

Elizabeth Lev

Here you will meet fascinating artists such as Caravaggio, Guido Reni, Annibale Carracci. Barocci, Bernini and many more.  You will revel in scores of their full-colour paintings. And you will profit from the lucid explanations of their lovely creations: works that over the centuries have touched the hearts and deepened the faith of millions of pilgrims who have made their way to the Eternal City to gaze upon them.

978-1-622826-12-4  320 pages  £15.50

How to Think Like Aquinas

The Sure Way to Perfect Your Mental Powers
Kevin Vost

In these pages, you’ll learn St. Thomas Aquinas’s unique powers of intellect and will, and how he can train us to perfect them. Best-selling author of The One-Minute Aquinas offers here an illustrated tutorial of exercises to perfect your intellectual powers, including memory, understanding, logical reasoning, shrewdness, foresight, circumspection, practical wisdom, and so much more that will lead to happier and holier lives.

978-1-622825-06-6   352 pages  £15.50

The Reason for the Seasons

Why Christians Celebrate What and When They Do

Fr. James V. Schall

With Fr. Schall as your guide, you’ll come to understand more deeply the point of each celebration. You’ll learn truths about the feasts that will awaken you to real joy, as you consider Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, All Saints’ Day, and All Souls’ Day, as well as the End Times that we encounter in the last Sundays of the liturgical year.

978-1-622822-96-6  292 pages  £14.99  Out of Print

Saint Pope Paul VI

Celebrating the 262nd Pope of the Roman Catholic Church

Matthew Bunson

Widely recognized as the first modern pope, Pope Paul VI led the Catholic Church in the wake of the Vatican II controversies. On one side he battled a closed Vatican bureaucracy resistant to reform, while guiding the faithful in a time of confusion and rising secularism.

This book details the graceful and holy way in which Pope Paul VI led ecumenical dialogue, handled the many dissident voices raised against his teachings on contraception, and fought for human rights as he faced criticism from both the left and the right.

978-1-68278-070-1   240 pages  £15.50

Sanctify Your Daily Life

How to Transform Work Into a Source of Strength, Holiness, and Joy
Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski

Whether you’re a monk or a manager, whether you change tires or change diapers, you can

transform your work into a source of strength, holiness, and even joy — and these pages show

you how. Written by St. John Paul II’s teacher, Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski, they show you how

to change any workplace into a workshop for sanctity— for yourself and for those around you. Regardless of the work you do, these pages will make your attitude better, your work easier,

And  your life holier. No longer will you have to struggle for holiness despite all the sorrow,

stress, and trouble at work!

978-1-68278-064-0   192 pages  £15.50

The Spark of Faith

Understanding the Power of Reaching Out to God
Fr. Wojciech Giertych, OP

Fr. Giertych’s moving and practical reflections on the spiritual life bring ancient wisdom

to bear on our modern age, teaching what it really means to have and grow in faith. You’ll come to understand the proper relationship between faith and reason, and you’ll deepen your understanding of the role of prayer in the life of faith.

978-1-68278-068-8    224 pages  £14.99

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