Monday, 11 December 2017

Eugenics against Humanity

“Most people today are under the impression that Eugenics died with Hitler, but this is not the case. It is alive and well, funded by the Capitalist system and pushed by Socialist philosophy. To understand why that is we have to look at exactly what Eugenics is, and how it started.”

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Disability Day

International Disability Day

“How a society treats its disabled is the true measure of a civilization.”
       – Chen Guangcheng

‘Evil’ Syria……. where induced abortion is a punishable crime
‘Great’ Britain……. where disability is a punishable ‘crime’.

Must read:
The Attack on the Family and the European Response

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Russia and the Universal Church

Hailed as one of the greatest thinkers of the 19th Century, Vladimir Solovyev has a message for the 21st century. And, reportedly, he is one of President Putin's favourite authors.
Solovyev is the prophet for the reunion of the Russian Orthodox Church with the Catholic Church. His exposition of the ‘Petrine Mystery,’ its purpose, breadth and existence in our day, will enlighten and enthral you as you gain new knowledge and insights into Christ’s Church as Christ established it, and meant it to be for all times.
A saint as yet unproclaimed, Solovyev led a life of Franciscan austerity and charity, dying at the age of 47 after exhausting his life in the cause of Christ.
In this, possibly his greatest work, Vladimir Solovyev’s holiness permeates ‘Russia and the Universal Church’ as he calls for the fulfilment of Christ’s prayer, “That they all may be one.” (John 17:21) “One Lord, one Faith, one baptism.” (Eph 4:5)

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Help Defend Pro-Life Prayer Vigils

Order The Attack on the Family and the European Response today to receive it in time for Christmas - authored by the ProVita association in Italy it makes a valuable Christmas present to inform family members, friends or work colleagues about the major moral and social battle of our time. 

From: John Smeaton at SPUC <>
Date: 27 November 2017 at 19:05
Subject: Action Alert: Respond to the latest attack on pro-life vigils

Write to your MP about Amber Rudd's review into "harassment and intimidation" 
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Action Alert: Respond to latest attack on pro-life vigils.

27 November 2017
The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, has announced a review into "harassment and intimidation near abortion clinics."
Dear SPUC Supporter,

I am writing to you about an extremely urgent matter – the latest attack on pro-life vigils.  Peaceful, pro-life vigils outside abortion centres and hospitals have saved thousands of babies and their mothers from abortion. But now these life-saving, prayerful vigils are under attack from the highest authority.  

On Sunday 26 November 2017, the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd MP,announced a review into “harassment and intimidation near abortion clinics”.

This review will:

  • Gather evidence from police forces, healthcare providers and local authorities.
  • Gather ‘detailed evidence and firm recommendations’ to allow the government ‘to take the right action to tackle this problem’.
  • Consider what further action the government can take, which could include bolstering or creating new police and civil powers.

Key points to note:

  • The review makes no reference to consulting with the pro-life groups which run the vigils.
  • The review is based on the assumption that harassment and intimidation are taking place. In fact, pro-life acts of witness in Britain are well-known for their peaceful, prayerful nature.
  • The basis of the review is not if anything more is needed in addition to existing legislation against harassment and intimidation, but what more needs to be done. 
  • Vulnerable women, under pressure to abort, will suffer if pro-life vigils are shut down, by denying them vital information which may persuade them to keep their baby.
Ms Rudd’s assessment of what actually happens at pro-life vigils is misleading. The outcome of the review has been prejudiced. Please ask your MP to write to Amber Rudd objecting to the terms of this biased review.    

 To help you write your letter I am attaching:

This Home Office review is a wholly inappropriate response to small numbers of prayerful people who offer leaflets to women. These leaflets let women know where they can get help, which they cannot get anywhere else. Please make this your number one pro-life priority. Nothing is more urgent.

Please send any responses you get from your MP to SPUC.

With my very best wishes,

John Smeaton

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

One Million Russian Voices

A petition of more than one million signatories is being handed to President Putin today, calling for a complete and total ban on abortion in Russia. That’s the same as more than half-a-million people in Britain petitioning for a complete ban on abortion, and is the biggest petition to government in Russian history.
The signatures were collected by more than 5,000 activists from the Russian Pro-Life association ‘Za Zhizn’.
The Russian Pro-Life association works hard every day to save unborn children: they advise pregnant women in difficulty, offer economic support and even provide homes for young mothers and destitute families. As well as providing direct support to help mothers keep their babies, they carry out constant cultural and informational activities including conferences, exhibitions, round-tables, and street leafleting.
Our Russian friends are asking for the prayers, moral support and publicity of the pro-life environment around the world on this auspicious day.
One important way that you can help build the pro-life movement is to educate family members, friends and work colleagues. 'The Attack on the Family and the European Response' is an excellent resource that makes an ideal present for Christmas.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

The Order of Mass (Tridentine) in Latin and English

The Order of Mass is a very useful pocket-size booklet containing the text to follow and pray the Ordinary of the Mass. 

Ideal for those learning to follow the prayers of the Mass, and for anyone who doesn't have or forgets to bring along their own hand-missal. "The Introit, Collect, Epistle, Gradual, Gospel, Offertory and Communion Verses, with the Secret and Post-Communion, vary according to the day or feast. The varying portions of the Mass here given are taken from the Mass of the Blessed Trinity."

With an imprimatur from 1931.

Paperback. Laminated card cover. Pocket-size 4" x 6". 44pp.

Monday, 30 October 2017

A Catechism of Christian Doctrine

"We hereby approve of this edition of the Catechism, in Our name and that of the other bishops, and prescribe its exclusive use", wrote Cardinal Wiseman in an 1859 Synodal decree following the re-establishment of the Catholic hierarchy in England and Wales in 1850.

Popularly known as 'the Penny Catechism', A Catechism of Christian Doctrine was the staple tool used in schools and parishes for teaching the Faith, until it was abridged and updated after Vatican II, in 1971, to suit the New Religion.

This edition"approved by the archbishops and bishops of England and Wales, and directed to be used in all their dioceses," carries the 1921 imprimatur of Cardinal Bourne, Archbishop of Westminster.

Paperback, laminated card cover, pocket-size 5" x 7", 60pp.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

What is the Fivefold Scapular?

This very useful booklet explains the origin and history of the Fivefold Scapular, and also of all the individual scapulars that it consists of, along with obligations and indulgences

The fivefold scapular as known today was in origin fourfold. Only with the approval of the Red Scapular of the Passion, in 1847, did it become known as the Fivefold Scapular. In 1803 the Redemptorist fathers were granted special faculties, in perpetuity, by the Holy See to bless and invest the scapulars, and to enrol the faithful into the respective confraternities, with the exception of the Red, which has no confraternity. Hence, the Fivefold Scapular has been known as a Redemptorist scapular.

In 1886 Pope Leo XIII gave permission to bless and enrol the five scapulars cumulatively and later the Church extended the faculty (to bless and enrol the Fivefold Scapular) to any priest.

The five scapulars are:

The White Scapular of the Most Blessed Trinity
The Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
The Black Scapular of the Servites, or of the Seven Dolours of Our Lady
The Blue Scapular of the Immaculate Conception
The Red Scapular of the Passion

It is important to note that those wishing to wear the Fivefold Scapular must be enrolled using the approved formula (provided in this booklet), even if they have been enrolled in one or more of the scapulars that make up the Fivefold Scapular.

The Fivefold Scapular is blessed by any priest at the original investment or enrolling. When a scapular is worn out or soiled, it may be replaced with a new one without a further blessing.

Friday, 1 September 2017

First Saturday reminder

“Whether the world has war or peace depends on the practice of this devotion (the First Saturdays), along with the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is why I desire its propagation so ardently, especially because this is also the will of our dear Mother in Heaven”.
          – Sister Lucia, 19th March 1939.

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Mass for the Dead and Burial Service

Mass for the Dead and Burial Service is a complete traditional Requiem Mass booklet with Burial Service, in both Latin and English

*   For congregational use.

*   Handy pocket size measuring 3-1/2" x 5-1/4"

Paperback. Card Cover. 56pp.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

The Little Office..... Back in Print

The official prayers of the Church are far better than any private prayers, being part of the endless round of prayer which the Church, the Bride of Christ, continually raises to the Almighty. The most fundamental and efficacious offering is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, followed by the Divine Office which is recited by priests every day in the breviary.

For those faithful who wish to make use of a great means of sanctification and participate in the liturgical Office of the Church, but are restrained by time and unable to recite the full Office every day, the Church offers The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Importantly, The Little Office suffices as a replacement of the full Office in order to gain the Sabbatine Privilege offered by Heaven to those wearing the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

The popular Carmel Books edition of The Little Office was first published in 1914 and is reprinted from the original without alteration, and is “Fully Explained and Annotated by A Master of Novices”.

Chapter I   
Origin and History of The Office

Chapter II
Liturgical Prayer

Chapter III
Why The Office is in Seven Hours

Chapter IV
Attention and Intentions

Chapter V
Composition of The Office

Chapter VI
The “Gloria Patri”

Chapter VII

The Office
Prayers Before and After
   First Nocturn
   Second Nocturn
   Third Nocturn
   Te Deum 
Little Hours Prime
Little Hours Terce
Little Hours Sext
Little Hours None
Anthems of the Blessed Virgin

Hardback. Pocket size - 4" x 6". Cloth cover. 200 pp.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Catholic Action: Uses, Abuses and Excuses

'Catholic Action: Uses, Abuses and Excuses' is the name of a seminal study written for The Saint George Educational Trust by Liam Connolly and published in booklet form in the late 1990’s.
The study highlights a fundamental incongruity between Catholic Action as defined by Pope Saint Pius X and the concept later promoted under the same name by Pope Pius XI.
The study struck a deep chord with Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais of the Society of Saint Pius X and led to him publishing his own article on the subject, entitled 'Catholic Action Defined' in the August 2003 edition of The Angelus magazine.
Suffice it to say that earning one’s salt requires Catholics in action, rather than Catholic inaction.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

G.K. Chesterton died 81 years-ago today

G. k. Chesterton died 81 years-ago today...... his profound words and wisdom always available at Carmel Books to be passed down to younger generations.

See ChesterBelloc and Distributism at Carmel Books

Monday, 12 June 2017

Sacramental Certificates back in stock

Sacramental Certificates

Back in stock!

  • Baptism
  • First Holy Communion
  • Confirmation

Printed on good quality card. Ideal for framing.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

The Stations of the Cross prayer booklet

The popular Carmel Books edition of St. Alphonsus Ligouri's Stations of the Cross

The prayer translation carries a Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur from 1959 and was originally published in booklet form by The Catholic Truth Society.

The Carmel Books edition carries on each facing page a wonderful picture of each Station to aid meditation and help unite us to Our Lord's Passion as we pray each station.

Paperback. Pocket size, 4" x 6". 32pp.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Still looking for a truly Catholic wall calendar?

Just a handful of 2017 wall calendars left...... first come, first served! 
Before Vatican II, Catholics everywhere knew and believed that the so-called "Reformation" — in reality, the Protestant Revolt — was nothing short of a tragedy for the Church.
It would have been inconceivable that we who possess Christ's truth would have anything at all to celebrate about the hellish, soul-destroying errors the "reformers" let loose upon the world.
So this year, while the ecumaniacs of the Vatican II establishment are celebrating the memory of those who launched this revolt against the truth, we are offering a wall calendar dedicated to those who heroically defended it: The Great Saints of the Catholic Counter Reformation.
*   Follows the pre-1955 rubrics and calendar.
*   Includes all feasts, fasts and observances.
*   Includes many optional feasts or devotional feasts not on the general calendar.

Friday, 6 January 2017

First Saturday reminder

“Whether the world has war or peace depends on the practice of this devotion (the First Saturdays), along with the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is why I desire its propagation so ardently, especially because this is also the will of our dear Mother in Heaven”.
      – Sister Lucia, 19th March 1939.