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Church History

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    Abraham: Father of Faith and Works

    Abraham: Father of Faith and Works

    Ignatius Press

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    This amazing saga sweeps through the Book of Genesis from creation to the journey into Egypt. All this in a fast-paced, entertaining biography, travel documentary, Bible study, apologetics course and Church history study rolled into one remarkable...
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    Age Of The Martyrs

    Age Of The Martyrs

    Angelus Press

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    Blood of Martyrs - Seed of the Church. Although a major period of Church history, the true story of the age of martyrdom is not well known. Revisionist historians dismiss as myth the persecution of the early Church, while many faithful Christians see...
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    The Founding of the American Republic is on trial. Critics say it was a poison pill with a time-release formula; we are its victims. Its principles are responsible for the country's moral and social disintegration because they were based on the Enlightenment falsehood of radical individual autonomy.

In America on Trial, Robert Reilly declares: not guilty.

To prove his case, he traces the lineage of the ideas that made the United States, and its ordered liberty, possible. These concepts were extraordinary when they first burst upon the ancient world: the Judaic oneness of God, who creates ex nihilo and imprints his image on man; the Greek rational order of the world based upon the Reason behind it; and the Christian arrival of that Reason (Logos) incarnate in Christ. These may seem a long way from the American Founding, but Reilly argues that they are, in fact, its bedrock. Combined, they mandated the exercise of both freedom and reason.

These concepts were further developed by thinkers in the Middle Ages, who formulated the basic principles of constitutional rule. Why were they later rejected by those claiming the right to absolute rule, then reclaimed by the American Founders, only to be rejected again today? Reilly reveals the underlying drama: the conflict of might makes right versus right makes might.  America's decline, he claims, is not to be discovered in the Founding principles, but in their disavowal.

    America on Trial: A Defense of the Founding

    Ignatius Press

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    The Founding of the American Republic is on trial. Critics say it was a poison pill with a time-release formula; we are its victims. Its principles are responsible for the country's moral and social disintegration because they were based on the...
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    Apostles and Their Times

    Apostles and Their Times

    Sophia Institute Press

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    Here's an unflinching look at the lives and sacrifices of those first Christians who were given the task of spreading the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Relying on ancient documents — as well as the latest archeological findings and scientific...
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    Apostolic Fathers: Handing On The Faith

    Apostolic Fathers: Handing On The Faith

    Ignatius Press

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    In Apostolic Fathers Handing on the Faith, Steve Ray takes you on an exciting journey to the Roman Empire and the world of the first Christians. You'll sit at the feet of the apostles, celebrate the Eucharist in hiding, and tremble at the suffering they...
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    Shocked to find corruption widespread in the ranks of their shepherds today, too many good Catholics are tempted to leave the Church, unaware that ever since the days when Jesus’ own treasurer, Judas Iscariot, had his hand in the till, the Good Shepherd and His faithful followers have regularly been betrayed by bad shepherds.  

In the eye-opening pages of Bad Shepherds, Church historian Rod Bennett introduces a number of those bad shepherds, including:

    Bishop Eusebius of Nicomedia, who regularly sold out the Church to the Roman emperor
    Pope Stephen VII, who so hated his late predecessor that he had him dug up, put on trial, and flung into the Tiber
    Benedict IX, who bought and sold the papacy (twice!)
    and Pope John XII, whose debauchery rivaled that of the corrupt emperor Caligula.

Those were very bad shepherds indeed, but while they did the Devil’s work, good Catholics not only survived — they thrived.

They outlasted their bad shepherds, preserved in their ranks the Faith of our fathers, and served in each instance as the foundation for a cleansing of the House of God and a vigorous renewal of the Faith.

These enlightening pages demonstrate that  it can happen again!

    Bad Shepherds

    Sophia Institute Press

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    Shocked to find corruption widespread in the ranks of their shepherds today, too many good Catholics are tempted to leave the Church, unaware that ever since the days when Jesus’ own treasurer, Judas Iscariot, had his hand in the till, the Good...
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    In Can a Catholic Be a Socialist?, Trent Horn and Catherine R. Pakaluk refute this tempting but false notion. Drawing on Scripture, history, Catholic social teaching, and basic economic reality, they show beyond a doubt that Catholicism and socialism are utterly incompatible.

    Can A Catholic Be A Socialist?

    Catholic Answers Press

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    Common Sense About the Common Good Pope Leo XIII wrote of the “harvest of misery” that socialism brings. Pius XI said that it’s impossible to be a good Catholic and a good socialist. John Paul II spent his papacy combating...
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