/History
  • By William Thomas Walsh Publisher: TAN Books 1987, Softcover New Book with sun bleached spine plus label mark on back As with the Crusades and the Galileo case, any mention of the Inquisition sets off a series of preconceived judgments against the Catholic Church in the minds of those who hear about it today. Yet few today can give a really accurate description of what the Inquisition really was - why it came about, its aims, its methods, the number of person involved in it, the true record of its history, and the long-term results it achieved. To settle this matter and to set forth the facts about the Inquisition, the eminent Catholic historian William Thomas Walsh has drawn for us a detailed historical sketch of six prominent Inquisitors - "Characters of the Inquisition", as he calls them - and in the process has explained for the modern reader as well the background of the Inquisition, how it operated and the major historical lines of its progress. In so doing, he has laid to rest the standard myths accepted by most people today, for example, the lie that the Inquisition was ruthless and unjust, that it sent thousands to merciless torture and undeserved death, and that it was administered by unbalanced and sinister minds - the chief victim of this calumny being the Grand Inquisitor Tomás de Torquemada, the "most notorious" of all the "notorious" Inquisitors General. (From the back cover)  
  • Authors Jean de Joinville and Geoffroy de Villehardouin The two famous Old French chronicles in this volume were composed by soldiers who took part in the Holy Wars.  Villehardouin's Conquest of Constantinople is the first trustworthy and fully informed history of the Crusades.  Distinguished by its simplicity and lucidity, it is an account of the Fourth Crusade, which ironically ended as a war against the Eastern Christians of the Orthodox Church.  Joinville's Life of Saint Louis was inspired by the author's close attachment to the pious king and provides a vivid picture of his times and the ways of life in the East.
  • By Robin Anderson. Soft Cover 2001 TAN Books and Publishers "In addition to examining the drama between Pope andEmperor, Professor Anderson also goes not many other high points of that eventful period: the restoration if the Jesuits, the Catholic Emancipation in England and Ireland, St. Gaspar del Bufalo's conversion of the bandits infesting the hills of Rome, and much more; plus, on the negative side, the workings of Jansenism, Gallicanism, Josephism and Regalism - all of which are various forms of Liberalism." (From back cover of book)
  • By John Salza Publisher: TAN Books 2011, Softcover, Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur, 84 pages Many good Catholic men have been deceived into becoming Mason. In this powerful book, a Catholic attorney and former 32nd-degree Mason clearly shows why joining Masonry (including the Shriners) means embracing a false religion. Having authored Masonry Unmasked for general readership, here John Salza writes specifically for Catholics, showing why the Church has always condemned Freemasonry and continues to condemn Freemasonry today (despite mistaken claims to the contrary). John Salza explains Masonic doctrines, history, rituals, oaths and self-curses, showing that Masonry is totally incompatible with Christianity and the Catholic Faith.