The Conversion of Alphonse Ratisbonne

Alphonse Ratisbonne was a young Jew from a family of well-established bankers in Strasbourg, France. He also was socially prominent due to his wealth and blood-ties to the Rothschild. In 1827, Alphonse’s older brother, Thèodore, converted to Catholicism and entered … Continue reading

Saint Louis IX in the Exercise of Justice

The following stories are taken from the memoirs of the Lord of Joinville, a noble from Champagne, who became a counsellor and confidant of King Saint Louis IX. He tells how Saint Louis would exercise justice in the suits brought before … Continue reading

The Apostolic Strategy of Blessed Pius IX

The Nineteenth Century: Ravished by Modernism and Rationalism It is not easy for someone today to have a clear idea of the devastation which rationalism and modernism wrought on European and American society throughout the nineteenth century. At that time, … Continue reading

Immaculate Conception Our Protection

On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the proclamation of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception, America Needs Fatima is launching a new campaign called the Immaculate Conception, Our Protection Crusade. Starting in early August, the crusade has the … Continue reading

TFP Talk: A Pope for All Seasons

To hear about the great counter-revolutionary Pope Pius IX, American TFP friends and supporters filled the auditorium at the TFP Washington Bureau in McLean, Virginia. The January 27 talk, “Blessed Pius IX: A Pope for All Seasons” was delivered by … Continue reading