“Steeped in Romanity” — Fr. Victor-Alain Berto

Articles written, translated or selected by John S. Daly

The guiding star of this site is fidelity to Rome.

From torrid south to frozen north,
The wave harmonious stretches forth,
Yet strikes no chord more true to Rome’s,
Than rings within our hearts and homes.
Cardinal Wiseman

Defence of the Seven Sacraments

King Henry VIII$29.97

Defence of the Seven Sacraments King Henry VIII is famous for having sundered England from the papacy in 1534. But in 1521 he was still fully Catholic and personally wrote this punchy theological treatise against the "pestilential heresy" of Martin Luther. Before the death of his elder brother, Henry had been destined for the Church. He displays true learning and skilful debating in his defence of the seven sacraments and the Holy See. He poignantly champions the divine origin of the papacy and proves at length the indissolubity of the sacrament of matrimony which he was in later years to violate so often. It was this work which won for Henry the title of "Defender of the Faith", awarded by Pope Leo X, which still appears on British coins. This edition is a photographic reprint of high and easily readable quality.

Tags: Henry VIII, Luther, Reformation, Religion
Width: 6
Height: 9
Weight: 1.73 lb
Number of pages: 479
Date of publication: April 23, 2008
Binding: Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior ink: Black & white
ISBN: 9782952916240