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We now have approximately 61.5 Million Catholics in the United States! 22.7% of the total U.S. population! (California, New York and Texas lead). We are now one of the top three countries, behind Brazil and Mexico! However, it is estimated that up to 70% of our Catholic population in the U.S. do not believe in the Real Presence of Jesus as the Blessed Sacrament! According to the documents of Vatican II, "the member who fails to make his proper contribution to the development of the Church must be said to be useful neither to the Church nor to himself" (Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, chapter 1, second paragraph). What are you doing to promote the Catholic Faith? This page compiles some of the best books available today on learning, proving, and teaching the Catholic Faith, as well as pointing out the false beliefs of other Christian sects. Plus, don't forget our FREEBIES page - FREEBIES!
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS THE ANSWER. Paul Whitcomb. This is the outstanding companion booklet to Confession of a Roman Catholic (listed below). Tells why Catholics believe in God, creation, the Trinity, that Jesus was the Son of God and that the Catholic Church is the one True Church. Covers questions on "corruption" in Middle Ages, Protestant "Reformation," "worldly" Popes, "bloody" Inquisitions, indulgences, infallibility, Peter as first Pope, Bible only, earning salvation, faith alone, good works, Mary "worship," repetitious prayers, Purgatory, confession to God only, sins, sacrifice of Mass wrong, "paid" Masses, Latin language, birth control, divorce and much more. 60pp. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $2.50 #1024 Sale $2.00
THE CATHOLIC CONTROVERSY. St. Francis de Sales. After being repeatedly rebuffed in his attempts to re-evangelize Calvinist Protestants who would not listen to Catholic preaching for fear of reprisals, St. Francis resorted to writing leaflets and inserting them into copies of his sermons, then posting them on walls, slipping them under doors and handing them to anyone he could. Four years later almost 72,000 had returned to the ancient Catholic Faith! These tracts have been gathered together and entitled The Catholic Controversy. The works are still as fresh and powerful today and give some of the most cogent arguments against Protestantism ever penned, presenting a defense of the Catholic Faith that in some respects has never been equalled. 413pp. PB. Reg. $15.00 #1077 Sale $12.00
CHURCH HISTORY. Fr. John Laux, M.A. This history teacher/author shows a great gift as a talented writer of history. He is brief, concise, precise, thorough, balanced, understandable, and interesting. He intersperses the history with many brief, interesting biographies of famous people such as St. Patrick, St. Augustine, Martin Luther, etc. At the end of each chapter, he quotes briefly from a famous writing of the era. His story of the Church is unparalleled in its scope, depth, variety, interest and impact. No one can be considered a knowledgeable Catholic who doesn't know the story of the Church, and no one can find a more enjoyable history of the Church than this one. A most comprehensive historical composition that is at once brilliant and fascinating! 621pp. PB. 141 illustrations. Imprimatur. Reg. $24.00 #0231 Sale $19.20
HOW TO PROVE CATHOLICISM:
COLLEGE APOLOGETICS. Fr. Anthony F. Alexander. Catholic students lose their faith at colleges - "Catholic" and non-Catholic alike - in record numbers today. At an age naturally given to questioning the values they have been raised with, college students are often all too open to seemingly rational assaults on the Faith. In this book, former John Carroll University Professor Fr. Alexander presents air-tight, rational arguments for Catholicism in a manner sure to appeal to any university or upper level High School student sincerely interested in finding out the truth about God, the Universe, and his or her self. Starting with the existence of God, Fr. Alexander goes on to show that God founded a specific religion, that that religion is the one called Catholic, and that everyone has an obligation to join the Catholic religion. This book is essential armor for any intelligent young Catholic going off to a university, or whose Faith is threatened in High School. It is also good for non-Catholic college students making inquiry about ultimate truths. Ideal for Godparents and everyone who wants to explain the Faith to others. Ironclad logic! 298pp. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $12.50 #1252 Sale $10.00
CONFESSION OF A ROMAN CATHOLIC. Paul Whitcomb. A former Protestant minister reveals how he was led to the Catholic Church by a thorough and studious reading and comparison of the Sacred Scriptures. Here he recounts the gripping, step-by-step process of spiritual puzzle-solving that finally culminated in his seeing that it is in fact the Roman Catholic Church which is the true Church of Jesus Christ. He not only substantiates his arguments from the Bible, but shows in the process that it is the Catholic Church and her teachings which are based upon Scripture and not Protestant beliefs. Terrific! 55pp. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $2.50 #1025 Our Price $2.00
SCIENCE PROVES EVOLUTION
CREATION REDISCOVERED-Evolution and the Importance of the Origins Debate. By Gerard Keane. There are two fundamental but contradictory understandings of life and all physical reality from the point of view of their origins: Creation and Evolution. Creation Rediscovered is primarily a study of Evolution, which carefully considers all basic aspects of that belief system - both "Natural Evolution" and "Theistic Evolution." The author covers the basic question, the two basic Evolution theories, the concept of "Special Creation," the discoveries of science, the fossil record, genetics, entropy (the conservation of energy, etc.) the age of the universe, pointers to a Creator, the problems with "Theistic Evolution" and "Progressive Creation," and a number of other questions. The upshot is that there is not only no proof for Evolution, but that the proof from DNA shows that Evolution cannot occur! One of the great hallmarks of this important book is the author's discussion of the influence of Evolution on belief systems. He shows in the first part of the book that Evolution as a belief system is not only unfounded, but is contradicted at every turn by the scientific facts. and yet Evolution forms the underlying belief structure of Nazism, Communism, Socialism, Existentialism, Humanism, and Modernism (the formally condemned heretical belief that is rife among today's Catholic clergy and hierarchy). Thus, many of the leading "isms" in today's Church and world are based upon fundamental belief assumptions that are positively wrong! Creation Rediscovered is a pivotal book for all Catholics today because it puts to rest once and for all the possibility for Evolution and it shows that we face the erroneous deductions and false policies of a host of deluded minds in both our Church and in our society. Not enough can be said for the importance of this book . . . to get the fundamentals right regarding our Origins, in order that the rest of our thought and all our actions are based upon the truth. Reg. $21.00 #1514 Sale $16.80
FREEMASONRY-Mankind's Hidden Enemy, With Current Official Catholic Statements. Bro. Charles Madden, O.F.M. Conv. A short, incisive examination of Freemasonry giving a brief, clear overview of the subject to convince today's Catholics that they may not join this cult-and why not! Quotes Leo XIII's famous encyclical Humanum Genus (1884); proves Freemasonry is a secret society, that even its own members do not know the exact objectives of, one where its members swear blind obedience to their leaders, even under pain of death. Shows Freemasonry is a religion of naturalism and aims at promoting naturalism and human reason over the influence of the Church upon society. Says Freemasonry actually denigrates God, Jesus Christ, monotheism, and religion, and works to nullify the effects of all religion - especially the Catholic religion - upon society and individuals. Discusses the Catholic confusion about Freemasonry dating from the 1960's and 1970's, showing that the Church has officially not changed her traditional stance against the cult, plus much, much more! 66pp. PB. Reg. $5.00 #1282 Sale $4.00
|FUNDAMENTALS OF CATHOLIC DOGMA. Ludwig Ott. A 1955 edition. Recognized as the greatest summary of Catholic dogma ever put between two covers. Beautifully organized, completely indexed, easily used. A veritable encyclopedia. All sources given. The most important Catholic book of this type. 544pp. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $21.00 #0155 Sale $16.80|
THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS. Father Michael Muller, C.S.S.R. Few Catholics have anywhere near an adequate appreciation of the glory and splendors of the Mass, and therefore this book will come as a marvelous and surprising revelation to most. Fr. Muller brings together a wealth of Catholic traditions, Biblical facts, enthralling true stories and lessons from the lives of the Saints to show that in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass we possess something of infinite value and the only gift we can offer to God which is not miserably unworthy of Him, and a gift through which we can obtain from Him every possible favor. In this masterpiece, written over 75 years ago, Fr. Muller considers the Mass as the central element of the Catholic Faith and proceeds to examine it from every conceivable aspect. The result is that he presents not only the nature, importance and value of the Mass - in a manner that is most understandable and inspiring to the reader - but he also, in the process, touches upon virtually every facet of our Faith, showing how it is tied up with this supreme sacrifice. All, priests and layman, can gain new insights from this great work. 589pp. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $20.00 #1177 Sale $16.00
THE FIRST LITURGY:
HOW CHRIST SAID THE FIRST MASS or, The Lord's Last Supper. Rev. James L. Meagher, D.D., has written the most powerful Catholic history that we have ever seen. Discover how the entire history of the world is tied together in the story and origins of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Read how God foretold the Crucifixion and the Mass to Adam and his children in types, images and emblems. Learn about the signs, symbols and ceremonies of the Mass in the Jewish Temple and how the mysteries of the Mass were unveiled in the Temple. Discover the origins of an unmarried clergy, holy water, candles, statues in churches, ciboriums, incense, sanctuaries, vestments, liturgical colors, credence tables, bread, wine, oil, chalices and various liturgies in the Jewish Temple of the Old Testament. See how the Mass was foretold in the Passover and the Cenacle, and how the sacrificial lamb was crucified and roasted on its cross. Learn why no bones of the lamb could be broken. This phenomenal work reveals many curious insights such as Adam and Eve's 63 children, the origin of the races, Adam's skull buried on Calvary, and the fact that Judas was the nephew of Caiphus, the high priest. Learn the knowledge that the early Church Fathers knew and the reasons and origins of every aspect of Holy Mass to each move that Christ and the Apostles made at the Last Supper. Staggering research! Helps all to realize what a hidden treasure we have in the Mass. 438pp. PB. Reg. $18.50 #1020 Sale $14.80
HOW THE REFORMATION HAPPENED. Hilaire Belloc. The usual and "accepted" explanation of the Protestant Reformation, says the author, makes sense only if the reader is ignorant of the Catholic Church and its history. This is a much-needed true view showing how Christendom suffered "shipwreck" in the Protestant Revolt against Christ and His Catholic Church. He traces the struggle, blow by blow, from the Advent of the Disaster, to the opening of the "floodgates" with Luther in 1517, through the "English Accident" and Calvin. He then shows the spiritual, military, political and financial struggles of this conflict among the French, English, Scottish, Dutch and German, describing how by 1648 the battle to keep Christendom united and in the Catholic Faith had failed of exhaustion, ending in a divided Europe, with the Protestant rebellion settling down to permanent possession of certain previously Catholic areas of Europe. No educated person can ignore this presentation of the facts of history. This is history as it happened! 180pp. PB. Reg. $10.00 #1179 Sale $8.00
|THE INCREDIBLE CREED OF JEHOVAH WITNESSES. Rev. Dr. Rumble, M.S.C. A review of their history and teachings. Many Jehovah Witnesses are not aware of how strangely their sect began. This book is a handy help to show them how incredible are their beliefs, and to show Catholics that the Witnesses have no authority to preach God's Holy Word. 32pp. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $3.00 #0195 Sale $2.40|
REBUILDING A LOST FAITH. By an American agnostic, John L. Stoddard. A famous and fabulous apologetics book, written as the story of one man's 40-year search for Truth. How he went from Protestant seminary student to agnostic to Catholic (late in life). Answers intelligently all the basic arguments against the Faith. 300pp. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $15.00 #1117 Sale $12.00
SCRIPTURE ALONE? - 21 REASONS TO REJECT "SOLA SCRIPTURA".
Joel Peters. Here are the classic reasons why the Protestant teaching of
Sola Scriptura - "Scripture Alone" - is absolutely wrong, is unscriptural,
man-made and prevents Protestants from ever having a firm doctrinal foundation.
1.) Christ also gave us Tradition and the teaching authority of His Church;
2.) The first Christians didn't even have a complete Bible;
3.) Scripture itself states that it is unsufficient of itself;
4.) The Bible calls the Church and not the Bible "the pillar & ground of the truth";
5.) The Church produced the Bible and not vice versa;
6.) The canon of the Bible was not even settled until the 4th century;
7.) No original Bible manuscripts exist today;
8.) Existing manuscripts contain thousands of variations;
9.) There are hundreds of different Bible versions;
10.) The Bible was not even in print until the 15th century;
11.) The false belief in Sola Scriptura originated in the 16th century, producing nothing but division & disunity, arising from Luther's own emotional problems -
and much more! Absolutely great & greatly needed today! 72 pages. PB. Reg. $3.00 Sale $2.40.
For those who can handle "heavier" material:
OUR SAVIOUR & HIS LOVE FOR US. Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P. The profound meaning of Our Lord's words & actions remains hidden to most of us, but not after reading this book. Here, this great 20th-century theologian probes the meaning of 32 different topics relating to Our Lord & how they show His love for us. Each chapter is a marvelous self-contained essay that can stand alone & that could easily be a beautiful little booklet by itself. Included are such subjects as The Motive of the Incarnation, The Sanctity of Jesus, The Human Will of Our Saviour, Jesus' Humility & Magnanimity, The Priesthood of Christ, Christ's Victory Over Death, Christ's Interior Oblation, Our Participation in His Mysteries, The Infinite Value of each Mass, etc. No one will fail to be surprised, enlightened & edified by the probing light of Garrigou -Lagrange's analysis of the life & work of Our Saviour & how they relate to us. For most people this book will be an absolute revelation about Our Lord & will inspire in all a grand appreciation for Our Saviour & His love for us. 398 pages. PB. Imprimatur Reg. $18.50 Sale $14.80.
PREDESTINATION. Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P. A masterful theological exposition of the classic Thomistic teaching on this, the most difficult of all theological tracts, showing the reconciliation of the various elements of the Church's teaching on Predestination. Based on Scripture & Tradition, this book gives the history of Catholic thought on this topic, showing how centuries of Catholic theologians have wrestled to reconcile the 2 truths of divine predilection & the damnation of souls. Explains the teachings of Sts. Augustine, Anselm, Bonaventure, Albert the Great, Robert Bellarmine, etc. Also analyzes the problems with Protestantism, Pelagianism, Jansenism & more. Sheds great light on these questions, emphasizing the gratuity of Predestination & the absolutely fundamental principle of the divine predilection. The author also covers efficacious & sufficient grace, free will, God's justice, mercy, & the question of whether foreknowledge of merits is the cause of predestination. A magnificent exposition for serious students seeking a deep, theological understanding of the Catholic mystery of Predestination. 382 pages. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $15.00 Sale $12.00.
PROVIDENCE. Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P. The great Garrigou-Lagrange explains Divine Providence - both the deep doctrinal foundations & its workings in our daily lives. Unlike many modern theologians, the author holds that the salvation of souls is more important than anything on this earth, & this great truth enlightens his entire book. He shows how God's Providence works in the Gospel, & he explains how Providence relates to prayer, to the duty of the present moment, to faithfulness in little things, to charity toward our neighbor, to the grace of a happy death, etc. He also tells how God responds to those who abandon themselves completely to His Providence. Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange shows how Jansenism & Protestantism fluctuate between presumption on the one hand & despair on the other, & are never able to provide a true Christian view of God's Providence. He points out that our salvation is more secure in God's hands than it would be in our own. He shows that the trials of the just serve a higher purpose, & he explains that one can have spiritual light even in this earthly darkness. Demonstrates an entire way of life based on the firm rock of confidence in God's Providence for us - which is based solidly on Catholic doctrine. Demonstrates further how we can have the confidence & joy of the saints, even amid the trials of this earth - which is one of the great paradoxes of the Cathoic way of life! 389 pages. PB. Imprimatur. Reg. $15.00 Sale $12.00.
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