“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

Tradibooks

The Pope and The Antichrist $17.47
Cardinal Manning's 1861 study of the papacy as the obstacle to Antichrist has never been more topical. The learned convert seems to have foreseen More…
Father William Doyle S.J. $25.00
The Irish military chaplain Father William Doyle S.J. (1873-1917) combined humour, holiness and courage in an outstanding degree. His death during More…
Heresy $15.95
"The delict of heresy in its commission, penalization, absolution" : the full title given by Father MacKenzie (later Bishop MacKenzie) to his 1932 More…
Michael Davies - An Evaluation $35.00
Cambridge-educated translator John S. Daly puts the scholarship of the late Michael Davies under the spotlight. What emerges from systematic More…
Commonitorium Against Heresies $19.95
Bilingual English-Latin edition of the fifteen hundred-year-old classic Handbook against Heresies. Praised by saints and theologians, for some it is More…
The Catholic Fireside Companion $19.95
(154 pages) The Catholic Fireside Companion is an anthology of delightful and inspiring anecdotes which first saw the light of day in 1858 — the More…
The Secret of Firefern $19.76
Why has a haunted manor deep in the forest of Anjou been bought by the popular Baron Felix of Firefern? Why does a mysterious light burn in its More…
Dion and the Sibyls $34.97
“The greatest historical novel ever written.” There is no other way to describe Miles Gerald Keon’s 1866 classic. If Quo Vadis, Ben Hur or More…
What is TRUE Education ? $27.50
Father Leen's 1943 classic is a complete guide to what human existence is meant to be : a mind that thinks clearly and adheres to truth, a heart that More…
THE END OF THE PRESENT WORLD $24.95
This book played a crucial role in the life of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus who warmly recommended it. Canon Arminjon recounts all that More…
"Dios no muere!" the life of Gabriel Garcia Moreno $13.95
One of the greatest Catholics of the nineteenth century; one of the greatest stories in history. Gabriel García Moreno, in a century of revolution, More…
Banks and Money $14.95
The author is a lifetime student of banking and money. In these pages he subjects both to critical explanation and appraisal based on reality and More…
Beatification and Canonization $13.75
Father Faber’s classic Essay on Beatification, Canonization and the Processes of the Congregation of Rites summarizes, in a concise, stimulating More…
Bobby in Movieland $14.50
Father Francis Finn’s thrilling and popular books for Catholic schoolboys need no introduction. According to the American Catholic Who’s Who, More…
Catechism on the Choice of a State of Life $15.99
Shall I best save my soul married or unmarried, as a priest or religious or as a layman or woman ? What factors should affect my choice ? This More…
De Valore Notarum Theologicarum $17.50
This is the guide to the Church's official qualifications which designate the exact status of any theological statement between the two opposite More…
Death - Real and Apparent $14.95
When we cease to breathe and when our heart stops beating, we are to all appearances dead. Almost everyone would judge that we are dead. But has the More…
Defence of the Seven Sacraments $29.97
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 More…
General de Sonis $24.95
General Gaston de Sonis (1825-1887) was one of France’s most distinguished soldiers of the nineteenth century. He displayed outstanding skill and More…
Hell Opened to Christians $10.99
For three centuries English-speaking Catholics have found spiritual nourishment in Father Pinamonti’s classic Hell Opened to Christians, but prior More…
How Grace Acts $14.97
Saint Alphonsus's classic work on divine grace translated into English for the first time and first published here by Tradibooks in More…
Life of Father Ignatius Spencer $25.00
Who is this ragged old pauper lying dead in a ditch in Scotland in 1865, penniless and alone? Can it really be the Honourable George Spencer — son, More…
Life of Saint Benedict Joseph Labre $19.95
(223 pages) Few true tales seem stranger than that of the holy hobo, Benedict Joseph Labre, who tramped, ragged, flea-bitten, over the Europe of More…
Money Manipulation and Social Order $14.95
Father Denis Fahey (1883-1954) was one of the most erudite and holy priests of his day. He had learnt from the popes that the world’s ills are due More…
My Water Cure $19.95
Bavarian priest Sebastian Kneipp (1821-1897) was one of the most celebrated healers of the nineteenth century. Europe seemed to pour into his country More…
Tales of the Angels $14.47
Father Faber's four immortal stories for children. When the saints write stories for children, Hans Anderson and the brothers Grimm are no longer in More…
The Adventures of Owen Evans $24.95
A rattling good novel: “the Catholic Crusoe”! Unbeknown to his more decent crewmen, the captain of the schooner has decided to turn pirate. He More…
The Anchorhold $16.95
This re-edition of Enid Maud Dinnis's classic tale of the noblest form of chivalry - the combat of grace against self-love - against a backdrop of More…
The Beloved Disciple $16.50
The privileges of Saint John seem to exhaust our powers of admiration. Our Lord chose this one man to unite the roles of Apostle, Evangelist, Virgin, More…
The Child's Guide to Knowledge $15.95
Fanny Umphelby’s handbook of information about everything under the sun ran through sixty-seven editions between 1825 and 1907. No family bookshelf More…
The Christian of the Day and the Christian of the Gospel $11.95
The saintly Fr. Emmanuel André (1826–1903) was probably France’s most successful pastor of the last two centuries after the Curé of Ars. He More…
The Chronicle of Saint Antony of Padua $15.99
Saint Antony has won the hearts of millions of Catholics the world over : we love him for his goodness, his miracles, his devotion to the More…
The Dates of the Birth and Death of Jesus Christ $15.00
Is the Christian calendar we all use historically accurate? Was 1 A.D. really the first “year of the Lord”? Does the Christian era start from the More…
The Ethics of Ectopic pregnancy $25.00
Most people can easily see why abortion is wrong. But the issue of abortion on medical grounds is more complex for many when doctors say that, if the More…
The House of Commons and Monarchy $20.55
Here is Belloc’s mature thought on political systems in general and on the state of England in particular. The main function of government is “to More…
The Life and Letters of St. Francis Xavier $45.00
This is the classic life of the great Saint Francis Xavier who renewed the labours and the miracles of the Apostles in the sixteenth century. Weaving More…
The Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ $29.95
350 pages. The son of a poor cooper, Louis Veuillot (1813-1883) became one of the leading French writers of his century and a great defender of the More…
The Mercy of Allah $15.95
The Mercy of Allah is not a book about Islam. Purporting to be the memoirs of an enormously wealthy and wholly conscienceless merchant of Baghdad, it More…
The Relations of the Church to Society $25.00
Father Edmund O’Reilly may safely be judged the foremost Irish theologian of the nineteenth century. In his celebrated letter to the Duke of More…
The Rôle of Money $19.95
Professor Frederick Soddy (1877-1956) was a distinguished English scientist, polymath and Nobel prize-winner. The learned world was prompt to admire More…
The School of Saint Philip Neri $25.95
Bishop Crispino invites his readers to become scholars in the school of Saint Philip and to pursue holiness by the saint's methods and example as More…
The Secret of Saint John Bosco $16.50
This is a highly readable life of Saint John Bosco, the nineteenth century saint raised up to reclaim children from unbelief, vice and delinquency. More…
The Theology of Prayer $19.95
What is prayer ? What part of us prays ? What is the cause of prayer and what is the effect of prayer ? Is prayer necessary ? Who can pray ? Pray to More…
The Truth about Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI $12.95
Alexander VI, is widely believed to have been the worst of the popes. He is said to have spent his nights in orgies and his days in organising the More…
The Truth of Papal Claims $17.50
Did Christ found His Church on St. Peter ? Was Peter prince of the Apostles and visible head of the Church ? Was he infallible in his doctrinal More…
The Victorian Age in Literature $15.00
Join Chesterton in his evocative gallop through the great books of the nineteenth century. Meet the men who wrote them and feel the atmosphere they More…
The World's Debt to the Irish $24.95
James J. Walsh M.D., Ph. D., Litt. D., etc. 255 pages. If you think that the wet and wind of Ireland have generated only whiskey and war, prepare to More…
Venial Sin $11.96
Bishop Vaughan's 1924 classic on venial sin. The author had five sisters who were nuns and five brothers who were priests, including one archbishop More…
Walking Like A Queen - Irish Impressions $15.99
Everything Chesterton writes is filled with wit and wisdom—surely he was the twentieth century’s most perceptive writer. Here he sets out his More…