Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Witnesses to the Holy Mass and other sermons


by Dom Bede Camm O.S.B.

“Witnesses is an extraordinary book about love and sacrifice for the Eucharist! Reading it will inspire a greater devotion to the Catholic faith, especially the Mass. Once I began reading, I couldn’t put it down. Once I finished, I couldn't wait to share it with others… Having read the book, I feel a greater desire to defend my faith even unto death. Thank you!" - Dede Laugesen, Director, Holy Baby! DVDs and President, The Rosary Project-

"The gripping stories recounted will inspire not only a devotion to these saints, but also a renewed passion for the holy Mass that these holy men and woment shed their blood to preserve." - The Catholic Answer-March/April 2005

At the dawn of the 20th century, six sermons were preached by a Benedictine priest in commemoration of men and women who loved God more than they loved themselves and who paid the ultimate price for their faithfulness. Now, at the dawn of a new century we can revisit their sacrifices and examine our own consciences to discover how much we love the God who gave us His only Son on Calvary and in the Holy Sacrifice of the altar.


WITNESSES TO THE HOLY MASS and other sermons was originally preached to inspire the faithful of England by recalling the sacrifices of the English martyrs who suffered during the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. As England needed conversion in those days, so too do our hearts need conversion today! Be inspired by the 40 Martyrs of England and Wales!

Read about Sts. Thomas More, John Fisher, the Carthusian martyrs and many others who won the crown of martyrdom during this upheaval in England.


96pp. Softcover $5.00 (regularly $8.95)

a Breath of Home - poems from the Heart of the family


by Long-Skirts

Only 2 copies left! $6.50 (regularly $8.95)

Read some of the poems here.

Some praise for Long-Skirts' poetry:

"A delightful weave of faith and words that will tug at your heart strings! Long-Skirts looks at the world through the eyes of faith, carrying your heart to the heights of tears and laughter. At times playful, a Breath of Home is a collection of poetry that is sure to warm your soul." Colleen Hammond, author of Dressing with Dignity



"Hilary McRee Flanery’s poetry celebrates the ordinary rhythms of daily life, and at the same time helps us glimpse the things that are above. She shows that matter "matters" - God works through His creation to give us grace." -Kenneth C. Jones, Author of Index of Leading Catholic Indicators

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Two Towers - the de-Christianization of America and a Plan for Renewal


by John D. Meehan (co-founder and former President of Magdalen College, Warner, NH.)

On December 22nd 2005, Pope Benedict XVI met with the Roman curia and discussed the impact of the 2nd Vatican Council on the Church. Our Holy Father said that there were two interpretations of the Council. One is of "hermeneutics of discontinuity and rupture" ... "between the pre-conciliar and post-conciliar Church." (We have all seen and suffered much from this false interpretation). The second interpretation is "the hermeneutics of reform" and is undertaken with a view to tradition.

This was a most important address by our Holy Father, rejecting "discontinuity and rupture" - "the spirit of Vatican II", in favor of a reading of the Vatican II documents in light of, and in continutity with, 2000 years of Church tradition.

John Meehan, in his book, Two Towers, proposes a plan to implement the documents of Vatican II in light of and in continuity with the tradition of the Church.

But first, he uncovers the deep-seated historical and cultural roots of the crisis in the Catholic Church in America - showing how the Two Towers of Faith and Morals have been separated.

Mr. Meehan makes the case that the crisis will be resolved with the true implementation of Vatican II, especially with respect to the laity, catechesis, and liturgy.

Russell Shaw says: "John Meehan's Two Towers is a carefully reasoned, deeply felt, and frequently moving analysis of the present-day crisis of the Catholic Church and what must be done to respond to the challenge. It deserves a place in the growing body of literature that not only urges the authentic renewal of the Church according to the mind of Vatican Council II, but cogently explains how to carry it out."

192 pages Softcover.

$8.00 (regularly $14.95)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

My Pocket Prayer Book: Shalom 2000


by Fr. John O'Holohan, SJ

The first edition of 'My Pocket Prayerbook' was printed in 1971. Nine more edtions followed and now you have the eleventh edition, new, revised and enlarged, with a new title: Shalom 2000. It still comprises three features in one book - Prayers, Sacraments and Doctrine.

An appendix has been added with suggestions for Spiritual Reading as a help to mental prayer, especially contemplation.

The Holy Spirit is always helping us to pray, but this little book can help bring our distracted minds back to him.

Fr. John O'Holohan, SJ was ordained a priest in 1955. He spent the next 10 years teaching, mostly in Ireland. From 1965 until 1987 he served with the Irish Jesuit Mission in Africa. Fr. John came to the Unitled States to teach Theology in 1987. Since 1988 he has served in parishes; first in the Orlando area and more recently in South Carolina. He returned to Ireland in 2009. He is the author of several books, including: "Enjoy Your Bible", "My Pocket Prayer Book", "What do Catholics Believe?", and "Tell Me, Soul Father!" He has appeared on EWTN with Mother Angelica.

Softcover. 115 pages. $5.00 (regularly $6.00)

The Maccabees - Forgotten Heroes of God



This work is adapted for the 1st and 2nd book of Machabees of the Douay-Rhiems version of the Holy Bible. Minor editorial changes have been made for clarity. The two books have been merged into one to be chronological by the editors at Requiem Press.

The historical context for the story is provided in the introduction by Warren H. Carroll. Thus, this inspiring true story is more accessible to all.

The underlying truths about faith, prayer, and God's love for his people can be realized from the reading of this oft overlooked book.

This is an epic tale of war, heroism, treachery, and tragedy. It is from a time when God and religion were the center of existence for all men and women. This is a story of a woman and the strength she gave her seven sons. It is the story of an old man who realized manhood and wisdom meet in old age. It is the story of a man and his five sons who left everything and sacrificed their lives to restore God's laws. But mostly it is a tale of the power of faith and prayer- of God's hand in man's work.


The story of the family known as the Maccabees took place in the 2nd century before the birth of Christ, when the children of Israel were being persecuted by the Gentiles. Out of Israel one family rose up a father and his five sons to lead the Jews to victory over the persecutors and to restore the Temple that had been profaned by them. One of the Maccabees brothers, Judas, was surnamed Machebeus - that is, the hammer - and thus the family takes on his name as God's Hammer against the enemies of His people.

Softcover, 96 pages. $5.00 (regularly $9.95)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Giving Up Stealing for Lent! (and other family stories)


by Brother Charles Madden OFM Conv.

If you find you need some cheering on the Sundays during Lent this year (or anytime for that matter), try Giving Up Stealing for Lent and other family stories. (I have read a few of these aloud to the kids-a few I haven't). It is a fun book, but not without it's lessons.

The Maddens of Baltimore will surprise you, comfort you, make you laugh until you cry, and make you cry until you laugh again! From games of “pitch” to petty thievery, from over zealous confessions to exacerbating obedience, there is truly never a dull moment!

These are true stories about a real family, as told by the youngest brother. They are much more than just a collection of humor. Together, they weave a tapestry about family life-the way it should be lived and enjoyed. The virtues and the vices, the laughter and the frustration, the happiness and the mourning, the prosperity and the poverty: the family is the first school of love.

Read excerpts here and here and here.

Giving Up Stealing was also excerpted in Catholic Men's Quarterly.

Brother Charles Madden, OFM Conv. was born in Baltimore, MD in January 1940, the youngest of eleven children. He is the author of “Freemasonry: Mankind’s Hidden Enemy” (TAN), “The Mini-Catechism" (Requiem Press) and has written numerous articles over a 30-year period for Immaculata Magazine.

Softcover, 112 pages

Only 1 copy left!

$7.50 (regularly $9.95)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Is it a Baby or just some cells?

Is it a Baby or just some cells? - the testimony of a nurse practitioner by Cortney Davis RN, MA, ANP


Is it a Baby? follows the true story of a nurse practitioner working in a women’s health clinic which refers women for abortion. While originally not participating in abortion at all, Cortney Davis’ work slowly draws her closer and closer to abortion—as she rationalizes her increased involvement all the way, even to the point of participating in one. Yet her conscience will not free her as God keeps sending her messages that she cannot ignore.

This powerful witness for life, accurate in its medical descriptions and emotions, should be read by everyone.


27-page booklet: $3.00 each

Only 2 copies left!

Go read Cortney Davis' blog.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Penny Catechism ... revised!


The Mini-Catechism Revised and Edited by Brother Charles Madden OFM Conv.

388 Questions and Answers on the Catholic Faith. A revision of the Penny Catechism based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church with a new imprimatur


The Penny Catechism was consulted by GK Chesterton as he prepared to enter the Church-and by countless thousands of others over the years.

Originally approved by the Archbishops of England and Wales, The Penny Catechism has now been revised in light of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, American edition, issued in 1994.

Most of the revisions are in the form of additional questions and answers, especially in those sections concerning Divine Revelation and the Sacraments. Some revisions were made to conform to the terminology used in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Others are simply changes to American terminology from the British terminology of earlier editions of The Penny Catechism.

This is a perfect book for missionary work, prison ministry, and apologetics. The classic question and answer format is a great way to learn Catholic doctrine. This is an official catechism with new imprimatur.

The Mini-Catechism is a concise summary of Catholic doctrine, fitting neatly in purse or pocket.


Brother Charles Madden, OFM Conv. was born in Baltimore, MD in January 1940, the youngest of eleven children. He is the author of “Freemasonry: Mankind’s Hidden Enemy” (TAN), “Giving Up Stealing for Lent and other family stories” (Requiem Press) and has written numerous articles over a 30-year period for Immaculata Magazine.


$4.00
48 pages/Saddlestitch
Only 14 Copies left!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Standing with Peter



by William E. May

Here's what they're saying:

Dr. William May for many years has been one of our most important moral theologians... Standing With Peter is a fascinating memoir of a lifetime of scholarship in action–a warmly human account told with Dr. May’s famous gusto, integrity, and passionate commitment to the truth. It’s a joy to read.Russell Shaw (author Catholic Laity in the Mission of the Church)

Dr. Bill May, perhaps America’s most outstanding moral theologian of the twentieth century, has written a memoir of his personal and professional life that forms an important part of the developing history of the pre- and post Vatican II era in the Church in the US. ... There is no one better to tell the inside story particularly surrounding the events of that pivotal year 1968 and also of his role and charge of heart and mind. –Rev C. J. McCloskey III, Research Fellow, Faith and Reason Institute, Washington DC



In 1968, William May signed a document dissenting from Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae vitae, in which the Pope reaffirmed the Church’s teaching against artificial birth control. In Dr. May’s own words, “Signing this document was on my part a cowardly deed.” But God, in his providence, used this mistake to launch the career of one of the Church’s outstanding moral theologians-who now ‘stands with Peter’ on Humanae vitae. This is his story.

In these reflections, Dr. May takes us from his early years in the seminary, the illness which precluded his ordination, his first career as a book editor, the cataclysmic events of 1968-especially those surrounding Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae, and finally his academic career at Catholic University of America and the John Paul II Institute.

With personal anecdotes, humor and humility, William May shows how God takes care of us and has plan for each of us; how God in his providence can bring good from our mistakes, if we are willing to co-operate with his grace. Dr. May also illuminates the errors of moral relativism and other questionable theological “innovations” so fashionable in recent decades.

92 pages—Softcover: $5.00 (regularly $9.95)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Catholic Laity in the Mission of the Church


by Russell Shaw

It is in its 2nd printing! Here is what everyone is saying:


Its quiet magisterial tone has the mark of a classic.” —Jude P. Dougherty, Dean Emeritus, School of Philosophy, Catholic University of America



His insights in his new book help the reader not only to understand the role of “Catholic Laity in the Mission of the Church” but also the role of the laity in evangelizing the culture.” —Fr. C.J. McCloskey III, research fellow at the Faith and Reason Institute



On the problem of clericalism, no analysis has been more clear or constructive than that of Russell Shaw. His is a voice crying out in the wilderness.” —Dr. Scott Hahn from Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Grace


Russell Shaw shows us how to recover our sanity and live out the awesome vocation of the lay saint that the world so desperately needs.” —Mark P. Shea, Senior Content Editor, Catholic Exchange



If you are truly interested in light, rather than heat ... it is worth spending a few contemplative hours with Russell Shaw.” —Robert Royal (National Catholic Reporter 12/9/05)



"The content and organization of the 12 chapters in the book make it a good choice for parish-based faith-sharing groups." -(Catholic News Service 05/06)


This is the definitive book out today on the role of the laity in the Church, vocations, lay apostolate, and clericalism. With its glossary, it is a great resource for group study for both adults and advanced high schoolers.


From the early years of the Church through the post-Vatican II era, Mr. Shaw covers the lay vocation and advises us how to evangelize our present culture.


Russell Shaw is author or co-author of sixteen previous books, including To Hunt, To Shoot, To Entertain: Clericalism and the Catholic Laity (Ignatius Press, 1993), Papal Primacy in the Third Millennium (Our Sunday Visitor, 2000), and, with Germain Grisez, Personal Vocation: God Calls Everyone By Name (Our Sunday Visitor, 2003). Shaw is editor of Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Catholic Doctrine (1997) and a contributing editor of Crisis and Columbia magazines. He was the director of information for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops/United States Catholic Conference from 1969 to 1987 and of the Knights of Columbus from 1987 to 1997. He is a consultor of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications and teaches at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome. He and his wife have five children and nine grandchildren.

196 pages Softcover: Sold Out!