History and Biography

  • An Account of the Conversion of the Reverend John Thayer: Formerly a Protestant Minister of Boston, Written by Himself, to which is added A Letter to His Brother, and His Controversial Writings, by the Editors of the U.S. Catholic Press (Hartford, Conn., 1832). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library. Another edition with older spelling (Lisbon: Na Offic. Patr. de Francisco Luiz Ameno, 1788), with English e Portugues on opposite pages, is available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Another China: Notes on the Celestial Empire as viewed by a Catholic Bishop, Right Rev. Monseigneur Reynaud, C.M., edited by M. T. Kelly (Dublin: Browne & Nolan, Limited and M.H. Gill & Son; London: Burns & Oates, Limited; New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1897). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • The Apostles and the First Disciples, by Pope Benedict XVI (General Audiences 2006-2007). May be read online through Catechesis of the Popes. This provides a collection of the teaching addresses of Pope Benedict on the Origins of the Church; the Apostles; and the First Disciples. [N.B., According to Catechesis of the Popes: “This catechesis is available in book form from Our Sunday Visitor and Ignatius Press. Our Sunday Visitor has also published a corresponding Study Guide which is available for purchase and as a free downloadable.pdf file. OSV has also published an Illustrated Edition of The Apostles.”]
  • Art in the Early Church, by Walter Lowrie (Pantheon Books, 1947). Available at Internet Archive.
  • Benedict [Booklet] (The Catholic Community at Connecticut College, September 15, 2007). Available in PDF format at this page of Connecticut College. [N.B., From the footer of the 1st page, its author may be Father Larry LaPointe]
  • Blessed Fidelis Chojnacki (1906-1942) [Pamphlet]. Translation from the article in Sulle orme dei Santi, 2000, p. 132-134. Available in PDF format at this page of Capuchin Beginnings.Blessed Maria Maddalena Martinengo (1687-1737) [Booklet]. Translation based on an article by Costanzo Cargnoni in Sulle orme dei santi, 2000, p. 161-170. Available in PDF format at this page of Capuchin Beginnings.
  • Blessed Symforian Ducki (1888-1942) [Pamphlet]. Translation from the article in Sulle orme dei Santi, 2000, p. 135-136. Available in PDF format at this page of Capuchin Beginnings.
  • The Canon of Scripture and Salvation: The Bible came out of the Catholic (Universal) Church and so does Salvation [Tract], by Frederick P. Pogorzelski. Available in PDF and DOC format and may be read online at Catholic Evangelism.
  • The Capuchin Reform: A Franciscan Renaissance—A portrait of Sixteenth Century Capuchin life, second edition, by Melchiorre da Pobladura, OFM Cap, with an Introduction by Giuseppe De Luca, translated by Paul Hanbridge OFM Cap from Melchiorre da Pobladura’s La bella e santa riforma and edited by Dr. G. Lomas (Rome, 2007). Available in PDF format through this page of Capuchin Beginnings.
  • The Capuchins: a contribution to the history of the Counter-Reformation, by Father Cuthbert, O.S.F.C. (London : Sheed and Ward, 1928) Available at Open Library and Internet Archive  (Digitizing sponsor: Internet Archive, Book contributor: Internet Archive). From microfilm.
  • “Cardinal Manning and the Social Problem” [lecture], by D. J. McDougall, Canadian Catholic Historical Association, Report, 24 (1957), 53-61. A public lecture given at Loyola College, Montreal, September 12, 1957. Available in PDF format at this page of the University of Manitoba.
  • Carmelite Mysticism: Historical Sketches, by Blessed Titus Brandsma, O.Carm (Darien, Illinois: The Carmelite Press, 1986). Available in PDF format on this page of the Carmelite Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, and may be read online at the EWTN Library.
  • A Catechism of the Catholic Religion, new edition, preceded by a short history of religion, translated from the German of the Rev. Joseph Deharbe, S.J., edited by the Right Rev. P. N. Lynch, D.D., Bishop of Charleston (New York: Schwartz, Kirwin & Faus, 1878). With approbation by the Archbishop of New York. Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Catena aurea or, A golden chain of evidences demonstrating from “analytical treatment of history,” that papal infallibility is no novelty; a memorial of the Papal jubilee, June 16, 1871 to honor the “Annos Petri completos” of our Holy Father, Pope Pius the Great,by an Old Catholic (Perry County, Ohio: St. Joseph’s College, 1871).  Available in various formats at Open Library and Internet Archive. [N.B., While author refers to himself as an “Old Catholic”, this appears to be an ironic use of the term, since the work sets out to refute the thesis of Dollinger and the “Old Catholic” sect. The work is therefore orthodox. However, please exercise caution in view of certain statements tending to anti-Semitism.]
  • Cathedra Petri: or, The titles and prerogatives of St. Peter, and of his see and successors; as described by the early fathers, ecclesiastical writers, and councils of the church, by C.F.B. Allnatt (London: Burns and Oates, 1883). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library. The 1879 edition is available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • The Catholic Church and the Counter-Faith, by Philip Trower (Family Publications). May be read online at Christendom Awake (The webpage states: “Family Publications has now ceased trading. The copyright has reverted to the author Philip Trower who has given permission for the book to be placed on this website. Further chapters will be added as time permits.”) Background information is available at this page, which states that the author “explores the root and branches of the intellectual and spiritual malaise in the West today and how they have affected Catholic philosophy and theology.”
  • The Catholic Church in China: from 1860 to 1907, by Rev. Bertram Wolferstan, S.J. (London, Edinburgh: Sands & Company; St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder, 1909). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Catholic Moral Teaching and its Antagonists Viewed in the Light of Principle and of Contemporaneous History, by Joseph Mausbach, translated from the 6th edition by Anna M. Buchanan (New York: J. F. Wagner, 1914). With Imprimatur. Available on Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN; Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto).
  • “Catholic Theology in the Thirteenth Century and the Origins of Secularism”, Rik Van Nieuwenhove, Irish Quarterly, vol. 75 no. 4, pp. 339-354 (November 2010). May be read or downloaded in PDF format at SAGE Journals.
  • The Catholic Who’s Who & Year-Book 1908, edited by Sir F. C. Burnand (London: Burns & Oates, 1908). Available in various formats at Open Library and Internet Archive , which states that the author is Francis Cowley Burnand
  • Christ and the Church, by Pope Benedict XVI (General Audiences 2006 to 2011). May be read online at the EWTN Library. This provides a collection of the teaching addresses of Pope Benedict on Christ and the Church, Apostolic Tradition, and the lives and works of Catholic teachers from the founding of the Church to modern times, including the Apostles, the Eastern and Western Fathers, and the Scholastics.
  • Christ our king: an explanation of the new feast from an historical and dogmatic standpoint (Toronto: The Catholic Truth Society of Canada). Liturgy. Available on Internet Archive.
  • Christian Social Reform: Program outlined by its Pioneer, William Emmanuel Baron von Ketteler, Bishop of Mainz, by George Metlake, with a Preface by William Cardinal O’Connell, Archbishop of Boston (Philadelphia, The Dolphin Press, 1912).With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.  The 1923 edition is also available at Internet Archive. [N.B. This appears to be a biography of Bishop von Ketteler. The index pages state the author to be John Joseph Laux].
  • The church and science, by Sir Bertram Coghill Alan Windle (London: Catholic Truth Society, 1917). Apologetics, History, Science. Available at Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: University of California Libraries).
  • Church History, by Eusebius of Caesarea, translated by Arthur Cushman McGiffert. From Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series, Vol. 1, edited by Philip Schaff and Henry Wace. (Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1890). Available at New Advent (Revised and edited for New Advent by Kevin Knight, copyright 2009 by Kevin Knight).
  • The Church in Crisis: A History of the General Councils, 325-1870, by Philip Hughes. With Imprimatur (1960). Available at Documenta Catholica Omnia and Christus Rex.
  • The City of God, by Saint Augustine, translated by Marcus Dods. Available at Saint Wiki.
  • The Civilizers of the Philippines. Subtitled on the first contents page as “Statements concerning the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippine Islands”. Available in various formats as Internet Archive and Open Library. [N.B., This is a history of the religious orders in Spanish Philippines, and an explanation of their role in its evangelization, education, and socio-economic life.]
  • A Commentary by Writers of the First Five Centuries on the Place of St. Peter in the New Testament: and that of St. Peter’s successors in the Church, by James Waterworth (London: Thomas Baker, 1871). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Compendium of Church History, by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (New York: Schwartz, Kirwin & Fauss, 1911). With Imprimatur. Available on Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN; Book contributor: Regis College Library, University of Toronto).
  • A Complete Catechism of the Catholic Religion, Preceded by a Short History of Revealed Religion, from the Creation to the Present Time, 6th American edition, with questions for examination, by Rev. Joseph Deharbe, S.J., translated by Rev. John Fander, edited by Rev. James J. Fox, D.D. and Rev. Thomas McMillan, C.S.P. (New York: Schwartz, Kirwin & Fauss, 1912). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library. Another copy, conformed to the Codex Juris Canonici, is available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • The Complete Works of Saint Teresa of Jesus, Volume I: General Introduction, Life, Spiritual Relations, translated from the critical edition of P. Silverio De-Santa Teresa, edited by E. Allison Peers (Sheed & Ward, 1946). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive
  • Concerning Jesuits, by John Gerard (London: Catholic Truth Society, 1902). May be read online or downloaded in multiple formats atInternet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: University of California Libraries)
  • The Condition of Catholics under James I: Father Gerard’s Narrative of the Gunpowder Plot. Edited, With His Life, By John Morris (London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1871). Available on Project Gutenberg.
  • The Crimes of England, by G. K. Chesterton (1915). Available in various formats at ManyBooks.net and Project Gutenberg.
  • The Crimes of England [audiobook], by G. K. Chesterton (1915). Available at LibriVox.org.
  • Cromwell in Ireland, a history of Cromwell’s Irish campaign, by Denis Murphy (Dublin: Gill, 1902). Available at Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: Boston College Libraries, Book contributor: Boston College Libraries).
  • Dante and Catholic Philosophy in the Thirteenth Century, by Frederic Ozanam, translated by Lucia Pychowska (New York, The Cathedral Library association, 1897). Available at Open Library and Internet Archive (which states: ‘Translation of the 2d ed. of the author’s Dante et la philosophie catholique, Paris, 1845. The chapter “Des sources poétiques de la Divine comédie” has been omitted’)
  • Dark pages of English history: being a short account of the penal laws against Catholics from Henry the eighth to George the fourth, by Willington, J. R. (John Ralph) (London: Art and Book Co., 1902). Available at Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: University of California Libraries).
  • Dogsled Apostles, by A. H. Savege (New York: Sheed & Ward, 1942). The story of Catholic missionaries in Alaska, particularly Bishop Joseph Raphael Crimont, S.J. Available at Internet Archive.
  • Down West and Other Sketches of Irish Life, by Alice Dease (London: Manresa Press, B. Herder, 1914). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats at Open Library and Internet Archive. [N.B. Actually Part 3 but the index page says it is Volume 1.]
  • The Early Church Fathers, by Pope Benedict XVI (General Audiences 2007-2009). May be read online through Catechesis of the Popes. [It may also be purchased in book form at Our Sunday Visitor and Ignatius Press.]
  • Early Ritualism in America: reminiscences of Edgar P. Wadhams, by Bishop Edgar P. Wadhams, C.A. Walworth (New York : Christian Press Association, c.1893) . Available at Internet Archive (contributed by Trinity College, University of Toronto) [NB: Despite the title, which initially made me suspicious of its orthodoxy, the book seems to be the story of a convert to the Catholic Church.]
  • Education: The Church and State in Reference to the Education Question: or, Schools and Scholars, from the Commencement of the Christian Era to the Present Times, by John Stewart M’Corry, D.D. (London: Burns and Oates, 1873). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Eight lectures on the Position of Catholics in England, by Blessed John Henry Newman (London: Catholic Truth Society, 1890). Available on Internet Archive.
  • England and Christendom, by Henry Edward Manning (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1867). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: National Institute for Newman Studies, Book contributor: Saint Mary’s College of California). A second copy is at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • An Essay on Mediaeval Economic Teaching, by George Augustine Thomas O’Brien (London, New York [etc.] Longmans, Green, and co., 1920). Available in various formats at Internet Archive, Open Library, and Project Gutenberg.
  • Essays on religion and literature, Volume 2, by various authors, edited by Henry Edward Manning (London: Longsman, Green, and Co., 1865). Second Series. Available at Internet Archive and Open Library. Includes:
  • The Evidence for the Papacy: as Derived from the Holy Scriptures and from Primitive Antiquity, with an Introductory Epistle, by Colin Lindsay (London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1870). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Explanation of the Epistles and Gospels for the Sundays, Holydays and Festivals throughout the Ecclesiastical Year; to which are added Instructions on Christian Faith and Morals, Explanations of Different Ceremonies and Practices of the Church, and the lives of many Saints, by Rev. Leonard Goffine, priest of the Order of Premonstratensians, edited and enlarged by Rev. George Ott, translated from the 29th German edition by Rev. Gerard M. Pilz, O.S.B. (New York, Cincinnati: Frederick Pustet & Co., 1871). With the approbation of the Right Rev. Bishop of Ratisbon. Available at Internet Archive and Open Library. The 51st edition (Ratisbon, Rome, New York, Cincinnati: Frederick Pustet & Co., 1890) with the approbation and imprimatur of many bishops, is available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • An Explanation of the New Chronological Table of the Chinese History, by Father Johannes Franciscus Foucquet, S.J. Available at Internet Archive. [N.B., Uses 18th century spelling. The heading in full states: “Translated into Latin from the Original Chinese, by Father Johannes Franciscus Foucquet, Soc. Jes. Bishop of Eleutheropolis, and Published at Rome in the Year 1730. Collected from Two Accounts Thereof, Written in French, One Sent from Rome by Sir Tho. Dereham, Bart. to the Royal Society, the Other Sent from Father Foucquet to Father Eustache Guillemeau, a Barnabite at Paris, and by Him Transmitted to Sir Hans Sloane, Bart. Pr. R. S. (January 1, 1753)”]
  • Father Maturin, a Memoir, with selected letters, by Maisie Ward (London, New York, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras: Longmans, Green and Co., 1920). Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Flawed Expectations: The Reception of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, by Monsignor Michael J. Wrenn and Kenneth D. Whitehead (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1996). May be read online at Christendom Awake (The webpage states: “This above book has been discontinued by Ignatius Press and is being reproduced with the permission of Ignatius Press and the copyright holders.”)
  • Ford Foundation: Founder of Modern Population Control (White Paper Number Four), by Martin Morse Wooster (New York: International Organizations Research Group, 2004). Available in PDF format at C-FAM.
  • Four Years in France (or, Narrative of an English Family’s Residence there during that Period; Preceded by some Account of the Conversion of the Author to the Catholic Faith), by Henry Digby Beste (London: Henry Colburn, 1826). Available at Textual.net and Project Gutenberg.
  • From Tarsus to Rome: the story of the first Christian hierarchy, by Herman Joseph Heuser (London, New York: Longmans, Green and co.1929). With Imprimatur. Available at Open Archive [microform] and may be read at Onread.com. NB, the Onread.com copy has many proofreading errors.
  • A Full Catechism of the Catholic Religion, Preceded by a Short History of Revealed Religion, from the Creation to the Present Time, 6th American edition, with questions for examination, by Rev. Joseph Deharbe, S.J., translated by Rev. John Fander, revised, enlarged, and edited by the Right Rev. P.N. Lynch, D.D. (New York: Catholic Publication Society, 1889). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats at Internet Archive. The 11th American edition (1889) is available at Internet Archive.
  • Galileo and His Condemnation, by Ernest R. Hull (London: Catholic Truth Society, 1913). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • A General History of the Christian Era: For Catholic Colleges and Reading Circles and for Self-Instruction, Volume I. The Papacy and the Empire, by Anthony Guggenberger, S.J. (St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder, 1900). Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library. The 4th edition (St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder, 1907) with Nihil Obstat is available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • A General History of the Christian Era: For Catholic Colleges and Reading Circles and for Self-Instruction, Volume II. The Protestant Revolution, Third Edition, by Anthony Guggenberger, S.J. (St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder, 1906). With Nihil Obstat. Available in various formats at Internet Archive.
  • A General History of the Christian Era: For Catholic Colleges and Reading Circles and for Self-Instruction, Volume III. The Social Revolution, by Anthony Guggenberger, S.J. (St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder, 1913). Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library. The 3rd edition (St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder, 1913) with Nihil Obstat is available at Internet Archive.
  • Geschichte des katholischen Kirchenliedes: von seinen ersten Anfängen bis auf die Gegenwart, by Karl August Beck (Cologne: M. DuMont-Schauberg, 1878). From microfilm. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive
  • Gilbert Keith Chesterton, by Maisie Ward [Sheed] (Sheed & Ward, 1943). Available in various formats at Internet Archive and  ManyBooks.net and Project Gutenberg. May be downloaded in text format at Internet Archive.
  • Glories of the Catholic Church in Art, Architecture and History; comprising 256 superb photographic views, with graphic commentary, legend and description, by eminent Catholic writers, edited by Maurice Francis Egan (Chicago: D.H. McBride, 1895). Available in multiple formats at Internet Archive(Digitizing sponsor: St. Joseph’s College, New York; Book contributor: St. Joseph’s College, McEntegart Hall Library).
  • Goffine’s Devout Instructions on the Epistles and Gospels for the Sundays and Holydays; with the lives of many saints of God, explanations of Christian faith and duty and of church ceremonies, a method of hearing Mass, morning and evening prayers, and a description of the Holy Land, [by Rev. Leonard Goffine] with a Preface by James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1896). With Imprimatur. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  • The Government of the Church in the First Century: an Essay on the Beginnings of the Christian Ministry, by William Moran (Dublin: M.H. Gill & Son, 1913). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Grande Munus: Encyclical on Ss. Cyril and Methodius, by Pope Leo XIII  (September 30, 1880. May be read online atthe Holy See, at Papal Encyclicals.net, and at Catholic Culture.org.
  • A Handbook of Patrology, by Joseph Tiveront (St. Louis, Mo. : B. Herder, 1920). With Imprimatur. Available in multiple formats at Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly – University of Toronto)
  • Hermitage in the Capuchin Tradition: A Proposal for a Capuchin Contemplative Community (1996). Available in PDF format through this page of Capuchin Beginnings. [The proposal is originally titled, A Capuchin Hermitage in the Province of Australia]
  • Hilaire Belloc, by C. Creighton Mandell and Edward Shanks, with an Introduction by G. K. Chesterton (London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1916). Available in various formats at Many Books.net and atProject Gutenberg; at Internet Archive, Internet Archive (2nd copy), Open Library, and Open Library (2nd copy); and at Textual.net.
  • Historical sketch of the persecutions suffered by the Catholics of Ireland under the rule of Cromwell and the Puritans, by Patrick Francis Moran (Dublin; London: M.H. Gill, 1884). Available at Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto).
  • The History of Eucharistic Adoration: Development of Doctrine in the Catholic Church, by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. May be read online at Christ’s Faithful People.
  • The History of Heresies and Their Refutation, by St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori. Available in PDF format at Documenta Catholica Omnia, and may be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,
  • History of Medieval Philosophy, by Maurice De Wulf, 3rd edition, translated by P. Coffey, D.Ph. (London, New York, Bombay, and Calcutta: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1909). Available on Jacques Maritain Center.
  • “The History of Roman Catholic Theological Education in Transylvania”, by József Marton, Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai, Theologia Catholica Latina, LII, 1, (2007) 15. Available in PDF format at this page of the Babeş-Bolyai University Faculty of Roman Catholic Theology (English homepage).
  • History of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, by Archbishop John M. Farley (New York: Society for the Propagation of the Faith, 1908). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library, with a second copy at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • The History of the Anointing of the Sick [Tract]. 7 pages. Available in PDF format at the Church of the Resurrection.
  • History of the Catholic Church from the Renaissance to the French Revolution,, by Rev. James Maccaffrey (c. 1914). With Imprimatur. Volume I available on Project Gutenberg. Volume II available on Project Gutenberg.
  • A History of the Church to the Eve of the Reformation, by Philip Hughes. Ecclesiastial history. Available on Documenta Catholica Omnia and on the Roman Catholic Resource Index of the Secular Franciscan Order, Five Franciscan Martyrs Province.
  • The History of the Lithuanian Nation and its Present National Aspirations, by Kunigas Antanas Jusaitis, translated from Lithuanian (Lithuanian Catholic Truth Society, 1918). Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library, with a second copy at Internet Archive.
  • A History of the Mass and its Ceremonies in the Eastern and Western Church, by John O’Brien (New York: Benziger, c1879). With Imprimatur. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto). History, Sacraments, Liturgy.
  • The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: drawn from the secret Archives of the Vatican and other original sources, Volume I, from the German by Ludwig Pastor, edited by Frederick Ignatius Antrobus (London: John Hodges, 1891). With approbation from Pope Leo XIII. Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: drawn from the secret Archives of the Vatican and other original sources, Volume II, from the German by Ludwig Pastor, edited by Frederick Ignatius Antrobus (London: John Hodges, 1891). With a note from Cardinal Manning. Available at Internet Archive.
  • The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: drawn from the secret Archives of the Vatican and other original sources, Volume III, second edition, from the German by Ludwig Pastor, edited by Frederick Ignatius Antrobus (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co., 1900). Available at Internet Archive.
  • A history of the Protestant “reformation” in England and Ireland, showing how that event has impoverished and degraded the main body of the people in those countries. In a series of letters addressed to all sensible and just Englishmen, by William Cobbett (London: C. Clement, 1824) Available at Open Library and Internet Archive. History, Protestantism, Monasticism. [N.B.: Cobbett was not a Catholic, but in the fight for Catholic Emancipation against the oppression of Protestant England, he published this work to open English eyes to the true face of the so-called Reformation.]
  • History of the Tractarian movement, by Edward George Kirwan Browne (Dublin: J. Duffy, John O’Daly, 1856). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: National Institute for Newman Studies, Book contributor: Saint Mary’s College of California).
  • A History of Western Philosophy, Volumes 1 and 2, by Ralph McInerny. (Copyright 1963 by the University of Notre Dame Press. All rights reserved.). Available at Jacques Maritain Center.
  • Holding up the Hills: The Biography of a Neighborhood, by Leo R. Ward (New York: Sheed & Ward, 1941). Available at Internet Archive.
  • Holy Women Mystics in Church History, by Pope Benedict XVI (General Audiences). May be read online through Discerning Hearts. This provides a collection of the teaching addresses of Pope Benedict on the lives and works of Catholic women mystics up to St. Theresa of Avila.
  • Homily on John of Capistrano, by Father Romanus Cessario O.P. (2003). Available in PDF format through this page of the Nederlands Thomas-Genootschap. 2 pages.
  • How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization, by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. (Regnery History, 2005). Chapter 3 (“How the Monks Saved Civilization”) is available in PDF format at this page of The Church in History.
  • The Ideal of the Monastic Life Found in the Apostolic Age, by Germain Morin, translated by C. Gunning, with a preface by Dom Bede Camm (London: R. & T. Washbourne, 1914). With Imprimatur. Available on Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN; Book contributor: Regis College Library, University of Toronto).
  • In Defence of Hilaire Belloc [Booklet], by Dennis Barton (The ChurchinHistory Information Centre). Available in PDF format on this page of The Church in History.
  • India and the Apostle Thomas: An Inquiry, with a Critical Analysis of the Acta Thomae, by Dr. A. E. Medlycott, Bishop of Triconia (London: David Nutt, 1905). Available at Internet Archive (which appears to have the better copy) and Internet Archive (2nd copy). [N.B., F.A. D'Cruz in his St. Thomas, the Apostle, in India (1905) notes that Dr. Medlycott was at one time Vicar Apostolic of Trichur in CochinState.]
  • The Inquisitiona Critical and Historical Study of the Coercive Power of the Churchby E. Vacandard, translated from the 2d ed. by Bertrand L. Conway. (New York, London, Bombay, Calcutta: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1908). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Instruction Concerning the Historical Truth of the Gospels, by the Pontifical Biblical Commission (April 21, 1964).English Translation by Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J., Theological Studies 25 (1964) 402-408, Catholic Resources.org. Preceded by his analysis, “The Biblical Commission’s Instruction on the Historical Truth of the Gospels”, Theological Studies 25 (1964) 386-408. [N.B., The Instruction is relevant in assessing historical-critical method, whose analytical methodology is distinguished from the philosophical assumptions that often accompany it. Note, however, that the analysis by Father Fitzmyer may have an overly liberal opinion on the freedom of theologians.]
  • Iota Unum: A Study of Changes in the Catholic Church in the Twentieth Century, 2nd edition, by Romano Amerio, translated by John P. Parsons (Angelus Press, 1996). Selected chapters (1-7, 15-16) are available at the Society of Saint Pius X District of Asia. [N.B., Please approach other texts on the website with caution. While it contains much that is extremely valuable, its views must be corrected in light of Pope Benedict XVI’s hermeneutics of continuity.]
  • The Jesuit Missions: A Chronicle of the Cross in the Wilderness, by Thomas Guthrie Marquis (Toronto, 1916). Volume 4 of 32 of Chronicles of Canada, edited by George M. Wrong and H. H. Langton. Available in various formats at ManyBooks.net and Project Gutenberg. Audiobook available at Project Gutenberg and LibriVox.org.
  • The Knights of Malta: A Legend Towards the Future, by Marcello Maria Marrocco Trischitta (Rome: Association of the Italian Knights of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta). Available in PDF format on this page of the Order of Malta website.
  • The Lepers of Molokai, by Charles Warren Stoddard (Notre Dame, Ind., “Ave Maria” Press, 1885). No Imprimatur. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive. Audiobook available at LibriVox, which states: “This is the story of the lepers of Molokai and of the Roman Catholic missionary, Father Damien, who ministered to those who languished in that desolate place… He, himself, contracted and died of this dreaded disease after caring for the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of the people in the colony for sixteen years.”
  • Letters on the Spanish Inquisition, by Joseph de Maître, with notes by John Fletcher (London: Keating; Dolman; Jones; 1838). May be read online and downloaded in various formats at Open Library and Internet Archive. A translation by T.J. O’Flaherty, S.E.C. entitled Letters on the Spanish Inquisition; a rare work, and the best which has ever appeared on the subject (Boston: Patrick Donahoe, 1843) may be read at Google Books. [N.B. This work is sometimes entitled Letters to a Russian Gentleman on the Spanish Inquisition, as in the 1851 translation by the Rev. Aeneaus Mcd. Dawson.]
  • The Life and Acts of Pope Leo XIII, Preceded by a Sketch of the Last Days of Pius IX and the Origin and Laws of the Conclave, compiled and translated from authentic sources, new and enlarged edition, edited by Rev. Joseph E. Keller, S.J. (New York, Cincinnati, St. Louis: Benziger Brothers, 1883). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats at Internet Archive.
  • The Life of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Duchess of Thuringia, by the Count De Montalambert, translated by Francis Deming Hoyt. (New York, London, Bombay: Longmans, Green and Co., 1904) With Imprimatur. Available in multiple formats at Internet Archive and Open Library, with a second copy at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • The Life of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Duchess of Thuringia, by the Count De Montalambert, translated by Mary Hackett, Introduction translated by Mrs. J. Sadlier (New York: P.J. Kenedy, 1901). Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library, with another copy at Internet Archive and Open Library. Another edition (New York, Montreal: D.J. Sadlier & Co., 1888), from microfilm, is available at Internet Archive and Open Library, while the 1884 edition, also from microfilm, is available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • The Lives of the Saints: Catechesis on the great Christian writers of both East and West, by Pope Benedict XVI (General Audiences 2007-2011). May be read online through Catechesis of the Popes. This provides a collection of the teaching addresses of Pope Benedict on the Early Church Fathers (Ante-Nicene and Nicene, Post-Nicene), the Medieval Church Fathers, the Great Women of the Middle Ages, and the Modern Doctors of the Church. Some of the addresses on the Early Church Fathers may be found at Position Papers.ie.
  • Luther’s own statements concerning his teaching and its results, Taken exclusively from the earliest and best editions of Luther’s German and Latin works , by Martin Luther, 3rd ed. by Henry C. O’Connor. (New York: Benziger Brothers, 1885) With the approbation of various bishops. Available in various formats at Open Library and Internet archive with a second copy at Open Library and Internet Archive. NB, Recommended for Catholics and non-Catholics alike.
  • Luther, Volume 1, by Hartmann Grisar, translated by E. M. Lamond, ed. Luigi Cappadelta (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, 1913?). With Imprimatur. Available at Open Library [NB, though the index page incorrectly shows the title page of volume 5]. The 2nd ed. (1914) is also available at Internet Archive. Another copy marked 2nd edition [no date, but with Imprimatur dated 1914] is also available at Internet Archive.
  • Luther, Volume 2, by Hartmann Grisar, translated by E. M. Lamond, ed. Luigi Cappadelta (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, and Trübner, 1913). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Robarts Library University of Toronto)
  • Luther, Volume 3, by Hartmann Grisar, translated by E. M. Lamond, ed. Luigi Cappadelta (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, 1914). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive
  • Luther, Volume 4, by Hartmann Grisar, translated by E. M. Lamond, ed. Luigi Cappadelta (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, and Trübner, 1915). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive
  • Luther, Volume 5, by Hartmann Grisar, translated by E. M. Lamond, ed. Luigi Cappadelta (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, and Trübner, 1916). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive
  • Luther, Volume 6, by Hartmann Grisar, translated by E. M. Lamond, ed. Luigi Cappadelta (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, and Trübner, 1917). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive
  • A Manual of Church History, by Franz Xaver von Funk, translated by Luigi Cappadelta (St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder, 1910). With Imprimatur. Volume 1 available at Open Library and Internet Archive; Volume 2 available at Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto).
  • Manual of patrology, by Bernard Schmid, Victor Januarius Schobel (St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder, 1899). Available in multiple formats at Open Library  and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto).
  • A Manual of the History of Dogmas, Volume 1: The Development of Dogmas during the Patristic Age, 100-869, Third Edition, by Bernard John Otten (St. Louis, London: B. Herder, 1922). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive and Internet Archive (2nd copy).
  • A Manual of the History of Dogmas, Volume 2: The Development of Dogmas during the Middle Ages and After, 869-1907, by Bernard John Otten (St. Louis, London: B. Herder, 1918). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Maria Teresa Kowalska of the Child Jesus (1902-1941) [Booklet]. Translation based on the article by Leonhard Lehmann in Sulle orme delle santi, 2000, p. 113-118. Available in PDF format at this page of Capuchin Beginnings.
  • The Maronite Church, by Msgr. Ronald Beshara (Eparchy of Saint Maron, 2002). With Imprimatur. May be read online at Maronite Vocations, which states that the book was “written for the purpose of informing and enriching Maronites and other Catholics about the rich Maronite tradition, a living and vibrant branch of the Catholic Church. This Church of Jesus Christ is united by one faith, one Lord and one baptism, yet expresses that one faith in twenty-two unique and distinct Eastern and Western traditions of theology, spirituality, liturgy and cultures.”
  • Les Martyrs de Gorcum, par Hubert Meuffels, C.M. (Paris: Libraire Victor Lecoffre, J. Gabalda & Cie., 1908). Avec l’Imprimatur. Disponible à l’Internet Archive.
  • Les Martyrs de Gorcum,par M. l’abbé Patrice Chauvierre, du clergé de Paris (Paris: P. Lethielleux, 1867). Disponible à l’Internet Archive et l’Open Library.
  • Matilda, Countess of Tuscany, by Mary E. Huddy (1906). Available on Internet Archive, Internet Archive (2nd copy).
  • Matilda of Tuscany, la Gran Donna d’Italia, by Nora Duff (London: Methuen, 1909). English. Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library. Another edition (New York, Dutton, 1910) is available at Internet Archive and Open Library, and at ReadAnyBook.com and OnRead.com.
  • Miscellanies, Volume 1, by Henry Edward Manning (London: Burns and Oates, 1877). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Miscellanies, Volume 2, by Henry Edward Manning (London: Burns and Oates, 1877). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Miscellanies, Volume 3, by Henry Edward Manning (London: Burns and Oates, 1877). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • A Modern Virgin Martyr: Saint Maria Goretti (Pamphlet), by Alexander Gits S.J. May be read online at Et Verbum. Available in PDF format at this page of Catholic Pamphlets.net.
  • Monasticism and civilization, by John Bonaventure O’Connor (New York, P. J. Kenedy, 1921). With Nihil Obstat [from the ubiquitous Arthur Scanlan] and Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: Google, Book from the collections of: New York Public Library).
  • Mores Catholici, or, Ages of Faith, by Kenelm Henry Digby (New York: O’Shea, 1888). Volume 1 available at Internet Archive and Open Library; Volume 2 available at Internet Archive and Open Library; Volume 3 available at Internet Archive and Open Library; Volume 4 available at Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto).
  • The Mother of Christ: or, The Blessed Virgin Mary in Catholic Tradition, Theology, and Devotion, by Oliver Rodie Vassall-Phillips (London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne, 1922). With Imprimatur. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries, Book contributor: Wellesley College Library).
  • The New Conspiracy Against the Jesuits Detected and Briefly Exposed, with a Short Account of their Institute; and Observations on the Danger of Systems of Education Independent of Religion, by R. C. Dallas (London, 1815). Available at ManyBooks.net and Project Gutenberg.
  • The New Glories of the Catholic Church, Translated from the Italian by the Fathers of the London Oratory, at the Request of, and with a Preface by, the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster [Nicholas Patrick Cardinal Wiseman] (London, Dublin, Derby: Richardson and Son, 1859). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library. [N.B., Recounts the martyrs who suffered from the persecutions in East Asia, especially Korea.]
  • On the Apostolical and Infallible Authority of the Pope: when Teaching the Faithful, and on his Relation to a General Council, Francis Xavier Weninger (New York : D.& J. Sadlier ; Cincinnati, OH : J.P. Walsh, 1868). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library. [N.B., It has no Imprimatur, but the author is stated to be a missionary of the Society of Jesus {when the members of that order were still reliably orthodox}, and the content appears to be a faithfully Catholic demonstration from faith, history and reason of papal infallibility.]
  • Orations of Henry Austin Adams, with an introduction by James Cardinal Gibbons (St. Paul, Minn.: Adams-Cannon, 1903). With orations on Pope Leo XIII, Saint Thomas More, Blessed John Henry Newman, and Ludwig Windthorst, and on the destiny of Ireland. Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Our Christian Heritage, by James Cardinal Gibbons (Baltimore: John Murphy and Company; London: R.Washbourne, 1889). Available at Internet Archive with a 2nd copy here.
  • Our Lady’s Garment, The Brown Scapular: A Sign of Salvation and Protection. With 2010 Imprimatur. Available in PDF format at The Fatima Network. [N.B., The website, though containing much that is valuable, has an extremely negative view of Vatican II which warrants correction with the hermeneutic of continuity. Please exercise due caution in reading other materials on the website. On the other hand, this particular work is stated to have an Imprimatur from a bishop in full communion with the Pope; and it favourably quotes Popes Paul VI and Blessed John Paul II.]
  • The Papal Sovereignty; Viewed in its Relations to the Catholic Religion, and to the Law of Europe, by Bishop Felix Antoine Philibart Dupanloup (London : Catholic Publishing & Bookselling company 1860). Available at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  • Pastoral Letter by the Shepherd, Hierarchs, and Priests of the Chaldean Catholic Diocese [Eparchy] of Saint Peter the Apostle (January 6, 2012). May be read online and downloaded in PDF format at Chaldean Catholic Diocese of St. Peter the Apostle. [N.B. The Pastoral Letter concerns the liturgy, ecumenism, and the historic heritage of the Chaldaean Catholic sui iurus church.]
  • Patrology; the lives and works of the fathers of the church, by Otto Bardenhewer, Thomas Joseph Shahan (Freiburg im Breisgau, St. Louis, Mo., B. Herder1908). With Imprimatur and comments of approbation from various bishops. Available in multiple formats at Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: University of California Libraries)
  • Penance in the early church: with a short sketch of subsequent development, by Michael J. O’Donnell (Dublin: Gill, 1908). With Imprimatur. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Regis College Library, University of Toronto).
  • Peter’s rock in Mohammed’s flood: from St. Gregory the Great to St. Leo III, being the Seventh Volume of The Formation of Christendom, by Thomas William Allies (London: Burns & Oates; New York: Catholic Publications Society, 1890). Available at Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto). History, Islam.
  • Pictures of Christian Heroism. With preface by Henry Edward Manning (1855). Available at Open Library.
  • Pope Leo XIII, by Justin McCarthy (London: Bliss, Sands, & Foster, 1896). Available in various formats with: 1st copy, Internet Archive and Open Library; 2nd copy at Internet Archive; 3rd copy at Internet Archive and Open Library; 4th copy at Internet Archive; 5th copy at Open Library and Internet Archive. Another edition (New York: Frederick Warne & Co., 1896) is available at Open Library and Internet Archive, and may be read online at the Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  • The popes and science; the history of the papal relations to science during the middle ages and down to our own time, by Dr. James Joseph Walsh (New York, Fordham University Press 1908). Available at Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Cornell University Library).
  • Popes through the Ages, by Joseph Brusher S.J. May be read online at Christ’s Faithful People.
  • The Primitive Church and the See of Peter, by Luke Rivington, with an Introduction by the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster (London: Longmans, Green, 1894). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats at Open Library and Internet Archive , with a second copy at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • The Protoevangelium of James: The Birth of Mary the Holy Mother of God, and Very Glorious Mother of Jesus Christ (ca. A.D. 125). May be read online at New Adventand Fish Eaters. Its role as historic evidence of early Christian teaching on the perpetual virginity of the Blessed Mother is discussed on Catholic Answers. [N.B., While it has many other useful materials, certain texts on the Fish Eaters site have an extremely negative view of the Second Vatican Council, which may require correction with the hermeneutic of continuity. Please approach materials at the website with caution.]
  • Queen Isabella of Spain, by William Thomas Walsh (Sheed & Ward, 1931). Available at Internet Archive. [N.B., The book was critiqued by Dr. Cecil Roth in “Jews, Conversos, and the Blood-Accusation in Fifteenth-Century Spain”, to which Mr. Walsh responded in his “Reply to Dr. Cecil Roth”. Both articles were published in The Dublin Review: A Quarterly and Critical Journal (London: Burns, Oates and Washbourne, Ltd., October 1932), on pp. 219-231 and pp. 232-252, respectively. Please note that both the critique and reply are carried by a website that is characterized by rabid anti-Semitism. Readers are warned against reading any other texts on the website.]
  • Relaçaõ da Conversaõ do r. Senhor Joaõ Thayer, Pouco ha Ministro Protestante em Boston na America do Norte, Escrita por Elle Mesmo (Lisboa: Na Offic. Patr. de Francisco Luiz Ameno, 1788). Português e Inglês em páginas opostas. Disponível em Internet Archive e Open Library.
  • A retrospect of fifty years, by James Gibbons. Available at Internet Archive: Volume 1 and Volume 2.
  • Robert Browning and His World: The Private Face (1812-1861), by Maisie Ward (New York, Chicago, San Francisco: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1855). Available in various formats at Internet Archive.
  • The Roman Primacy, A.D. 430-451, by Rev. Luke Rivington (London, New York, Bombay: Longmans, Green & Co.,1899).With Imprimatur. Available in various formats at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  • The Roots of the Reformation, by Karl Adam, translated by Cecily Hastings (New York: Canterbury Books; Sheed and Ward Inc.). With 1951 Imprimatur. Available on EWTN Library.
  • S. Peter, Bishop of Rome, or, The Roman Episcopate of the Prince of the Apostles: proved from the Fathers, history, and archaeology, and illustrated by arguments from other sources, by Rev. T. Livius, C.Ss.R. (London: Burns & Oates; New York: Catholic Publication Society, 1888). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats at Open Library and Internet Archive, which states the co-author to be Thomas Stiverd Livius.
  • Sacred Architecture, Volume 9 (Institute for Sacred Architecture, 2004). May be read online and downloaded in PDF format at the Institute for Sacred Architecture. Among other materials, includes the address “Highlights of the Liturgical Renewal Initiated by Sacrosanctum Concilium” by Francis Cardinal Arinze and the article “A Last Long Look at American Sacred Architecture” by Ethan Anthony.
  • Sacred Architecture, Volume 13 (Institute for Sacred Architecture, 2007). May be read online at the Institute for Sacred Architecture. Among other materials, includes excerpts from the Apostolic Exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis by Pope Benedict XVI and the article “Don’t Blame Vatican II” by Randall Smith.
  • Sacred Architecture, Volume 15 (Institute for Sacred Architecture, Spring 2009). May be read online at the Institute for Sacred Architecture. Among other materials, includes the discourse “All Great Works of Art are an Epiphany of God” from Pope Benedict XVI’s Dialogue in Bressanone, and the articles “Bearers of the Heavenly Jerusalem: Vatican II and Development in Church Architecture” by Denis McNamara and “Tamquam Cor in Pectore: The Eucharistic Tabernacle Before and After the Council of Trent” by Uwe Michael Lang.
  • Sacred Architecture, Volume 17 (Institute for Sacred Architecture, Spring 2010). May be read online at the Institute for Sacred Architecture. Among other materials, includes the address to artists by Pope Benedict XVI, the instruction on ecclesiastic art and feast days by the Maronite Patriarchate of Antioch, the article “Retro Tablum: The Origins and Role of the Altarpiece in the Liturgy” by Daniel P. DeGreve, and the review by Riccardo Vicenzino of the book Catholic Church Architecture and the Spirit of the Liturgy by Dr. Denis McNamara.
  • Sacred Architecture, Volume 19 (Institute for Sacred Architecture, Spring 2011). May be read online at the Institute for Sacred Architecture. Among other materials, includes the homily of Pope Benedict XVI for the dedication of Sagrada Familia, and the articles “Louis Bouyer and Church Architecture” by Uwe Michael Lang and “Barcelona Catechism” by Pablo Alvarez Funes.
  • Saint Camillus de Lellis: Founder of the Clerics Regular, Ministers of the Sick [Booklet]. With Imprimatur. Available in PDF format on this page of Catholic Pamphlets.net.
  • Saint John Capistran, by Vincent Fitzgerald, O.F.M. (New York, London, Bombay, Calcutta: Longmans, Green and Co, 1911). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Saint Lorenzo da Brindisi (1559-1619) [Booklet]. Translation based on an article by Costanzo Cargnoni in Sulle orme dei santi, 2000, p.153-160. Available in PDF format at this page of Capuchin Beginnings.
  • Saint Veronica Giuliani (1660-1727) [Booklet]. Translation based on an article by Mariano D’Alatri in Sulle orme dei Santi, 2000, p.145-152. Available in PDF format at this page of Capuchin Beginnings.
  • Santa Isabel de Aragón, Reina de Portugal, Espejo de Doncellas, Casadas y Viudas, 2a edicion, por el Padre Fray Damián Cornejo (Madrid: San Francisco de Sales 1896). Disponible en Open Library y Internet Archive.
  • Scholasticism, by Joseph Rickaby, SJ. Available at Internet Archive, 2nd copy, 3rd copy, 4th copy.
  • A Short History of Moral Theology, by Thomas Slater, S.J. (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1909). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats at Open Library and Internet Archive, with a second copy at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Slavorum Apostoli: Encyclical Epistle in Commemoration of the Eleventh Centenary of the Evangelizing Work of Saints Cyril and Methodius, by Pope John Paul II (2 June 1985). May be read online atthe Holy See, which has a second copy at this page, at IntraText.com, at the John Paul II Foundation, and at the Catholic Information Network.
  • Slavorum Apostoli: Encyklika w tysiąc setną rocznicę dzieła ewangelizacji świętych Cyryla i Metodego, przez Papiez Jan Paweł II (02 Czerwca 1985). W języku Polskim. Dostępne na Opoka.org. [N.B., If the translation from English is wrong, please correct me. Thanks.]
  • Slavorum Apostoli: Epistola Enciclica nel Ricordo dell’opera Evangelizzatrice dei Santi Cirillo e Metodio dopo Undici Secoli, da Papa Giovanni Paolo II (2 Giugnio 1985). Disponibile presso Maranatha.it [N.B., If the translation from English is wrong, please correct me. Thanks.]
  • Some Lies and Errors of History, by Reuben Parsons (Notre Dame, Ind., Office of the “Ave Maria”, 1893). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library [N.B.--This is a collection of articles refuting the various “Black Legends” used to calumniate Catholics: the civilization of Latin (Medieval) Europe, the Eastern schisms, the case of Galileo, the Inquisition, holy wars, St. Bartolomew’s Day, the career of Pope Alexander VI and Cardinal Richelieu, and “the man in the iron mask”.]
  • The Spirit of the Liturgy, by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI), translated by John Saward (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2000). The various excerpts available online are listed at the Pope Benedict XVI Fan Club. Part II, Chapter iii (“The Altar and the Direction of Liturgical Prayer”) may be read online at Ignatius Insight and Adoremus. Part III, chapter i (“The Question of Images”) may be read online at Adoremus (1st part) and Adoremus (2nd part). Part III, chapter ii (“Music and Liturgy”) is available at Ignatius Insight and Adoremus. “The Theology of Kneeling”, an excerpt from Part IV, chapter ii (“The Body and the Liturgy”), is available at Adoremus and Crossroads Initiative.
  • Ss. Augustine Zhao Rong & Companions: Martyrs of China (Booklet), compiled and edited by George G. Christian, O.P. (August 2005). Available in PDF format at the Dominican Province of St. Joseph.
  • St. Camillus of Lellis, by Father Sanzio Ciccatelli, translated by F.W. Faber and M. Mueller (Milwaukee, Wis.: Servants of the Sick, 1926). With Imprimatur. Available in PDF, Full Text, and DJVU formats at Internet Archive. [This is a biography of the Saint by a witness to his life, first written in 1615.]
  • St. Francis, by G.K. Chesterton. Biography, Saints. Available at ManyBooks.net and at G.K. Chesterton’s Works on the Web.
  • St. Lawrence of Brindisi (1559-1619) [Booklet], by Deacon Bob Boharic of St. Mary, Riverside. Available in PDF format through this page of the St. Cletus Parish website.
  • St. Peter at Rome: being an historical dissertation; with an appendix, containing reference to the discussion held in Rome, February 9th and 10th, 1872, in the Hall of the Pontificia Academia Tiberina, between three Catholic priests and three evangelical ministers, concerning the coming of St. Peter to Rome, by John Stewart M’Corry (London: Burns and Oates,1874). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • St. Thomas Aquinas and Medieval Philosophy, by D.J. Kennedy, O.P. (New York: The Encyclopedia Press, Inc., 1919). Available at the Jacques Maritain Center.
  • St. Thomas, the Apostle, in India: an investigation based on the latest researches in connection with the time-honoured tradition regarding the martyrdom of St. Thomas in southern India, by F.A. D’Cruz, K.S.G. (Madras: Hoe and Co., 1922). With an Introduction by A.M. Teixeira, Vicar-General and Administrator of the Diocese of Mylapore. Available in various formats at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  • Studies in Church History, Volume 1: Centuries I-VIII, 2nd edition, by Rev. Reuben Parsons, D.D. (New York, Cincinnati: Fr. Pustet  & Co., 1896). With Imprimatur. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  • Studies in Church History, Volume 2: Centuries IX-XIV, 2nd edition, by Rev. Reuben Parsons, D.D. (New York, Cincinnati: Fr. Pustet  & Co., 1896). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Studies in Church History, Volume 3: Centuries XV-XVI, 2nd edition, by Rev. Reuben Parsons, D.D. (New York, Cincinnati: Fr. Pustet  & Co., 1896). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive.
  • Studies in Church History, Volume 4: Centuries XVII-XVIII, 2nd edition, by Rev. Reuben Parsons, D.D. (New York, Cincinnati: Fr. Pustet  & Co., 1897) . With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive .
  • Studies in Church History, Volume 5: Centuries XIX (Part I), 2nd edition, by Rev. Reuben Parsons, D.D. (New York, Cincinnati: Fr. Pustet  & Co., 1899) . With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive.
  • Studies in Church History, Volume 6: Centuries XIX (Part II), 2nd edition, by Rev. Reuben Parsons, D.D. (New York, Cincinnati: Fr. Pustet  & Co., 1901) . With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive .
  • Study Guide for “The Fathers” by Pope Benedict XVI, compiled by Amy Welborn (Our Sunday Visitor, 2008). Available in PDF format at Our Sunday Visitor as linked by Catechesis of the Popes, which states that it may be purchased through this page of Our Sunday Visitor. The Study Guide complements the teaching addresses of Pope Benedict on the Early Church Fathers, which may be read online at Catechesis of the Popes.
  • Ten Personal Studies, by Wilfrid Philip Ward (London; New York: Longmans, Green, 1908). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library. [N.B. The subjects of the book include A. J. Balfour, Father Ignatius Ryder, Pope Leo XIII, Cardinal Wiseman, Cardinal Newman and Cardinal Manning.]
  • The Thirteenth, Greatest of Centuries, by James J. Walsh, M.D., PH.D., LL.D. (New York: Catholic Summer School Press, 1907). May be downloaded in PDF format from Documenta Catholica Omnia, and may be read online at Jacques Maritain Center (N.B., The link obtained through the Wikipedia entry “James Joseph Walsh”).
  • Three Catholic Reformers of the Fifteenth Century, by Mary H. Allies (London: Burns & Oates, 1878). Available in various formats at Internet Archive, Open Library, and Open Library (2nd copy). [The work concerns Saint Vincent Ferrer (1350-1419), Saint Bernardino da Siena (1380-1444), and Saint John of Capistrano (1386-1456).]
  • To Tell You the Whole Truth about the Catholic Church and the Bible, by Fr. John Noone, Douglas McNair, Zachary Grimes, Richard Marchand, Rita Tucei, Ronald Young, Dorothy Ducote (1996, updated 2000, web version created 2001, PDF version created 2002). [N.B. This 80-page booklet provides “a bird's eye view of the history of the Church and the Bible, with short answers to a few common questions.”] Available at the website of the Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.
  • The Tradition of the Syriac Church of Antioch, Concerning the Primacy and the Prerogatives of St. Peter and of his Successors the Roman Pontiffs, by the Most Rev. Cyril Benham Benni, Syriac Archbishop of Mossul (Nineveh), translated under the direction of the author by Joseph Gagliardi  (London: Burns, Oates, & Co., 1871). Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library, with a second copy at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • A Troubled Heart and How it was Comforted at Last, by Charles Warren Stoddard (Notre Dame, Ind., J.A. Lyons 1885). No imprimatur. Recounts the story of his conversion to the Catholic Church. Available in various formats at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  • The true story of the Vatican Council, by Henry Edward Cardinal Manning, 1808-1892 (London: H.S. King, 1877). Available at Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: National Institute for Newman Studies, Book contributor: Saint Mary’s College of California).
  • Turmoil & Truth: The Historical Roots of the Modern Crisis in the Catholic Church, by Phillip Trower (San Francisco: Ignatius; Oxford: Family Publications, 2003). May be read online at Christendom Awake (The webpage states: “Family Publications has now ceased trading. The copyright has reverted to the author Philip Trower who has given permission for the book to be placed on this website.”)
  • Twelve Catholic men of science, Sir Bertram Coghill Alan Windle (London: Catholic Truth Society, 1912) Available at Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: University of California Libraries).
  • A Vanished Arcadia, Being Some Account of the Jesuits in Paraguay, 1607 to 1767, By R. B. Cunninghame Graham. Available in multiple formats at ManyBooks.net and Project Gutenberg. [N.B. Graham was not a Catholic. However, his account of the heroic work of the Jesuits for the Amerindian peoples of Paraguay is very fair-minded and informative.]
  • Victories of the Martyrs by St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,
  • War on Faith: How Catholics for a Free Choice Seeks to Undermine the Catholic Church (White Paper Number One), by Dr. Thomas E. Woods, Jr., Ph.D. (New York: International Organizations Research Group, 2009, first edition 2001). 58 pages. Available in PDF format in English y en Espanol at the C-FAM, which states: “’Catholics For Free Choice’… has little grass-roots support, and is funded by reproductive rights industries with an explicit goal of undermining the Catholic Church both as an organization and the body of beliefs.”
  • Where We Got the Bible: Our Debt to the Catholic Church, by the Right Rev. Henry G. Graham. With Imprimatur. May be read online at Sean O Lachtnain’s Home Page.
  • Why I became a Catholic: Religio Viatoris, by Henry Edward Manning (London: Burns & Oates, 1898?). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • The Wonder-Worker of Padua, by Charles Warren Stoddard. Audiobook available at LibriVox, which states: “This is the inspiring story of Saint Anthony of Padua (1195-1231). The son of a wealthy Portuguese family… he took up the habit of a poor Franciscan friar and devoted his life to fervently preaching the Word of God… To confirm the efficacy of his words, God gave him the gifts of prophecy and of performing miracles…”
  • The Year of St. Paul, by Pope Benedict XVI (General Audiences 2008-2009). May be read online through Catechesis of the Popes. This provides a collection of the teaching addresses of Pope Benedict on the life, teaching, and legacy of the Apostle Paul. [N.B., According to Catechesis of the Popes: “These audiences are available in book form from Ignatius Press.”]

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