TFP Recommends Books

Churchill and Truman: Telling the Aftermath

As World War II slowly fades into history, old veterans are now giving their tales a final telling. Memoirs, books and final recollections fill the bookstores looking back on that great event that so marked and divided the world. In … Continue reading

Saint Augustine for the Fragmented

If you suffer from the postmodern fragmentation of the mind, here is a solution for you. It is for all those who feel a bit like a mental Humpty Dumpty, scattered in a thousand directions at the same time. These … Continue reading

Living to Work, or Working to Live?

In his book Leisure, the Basis of Culture, the German philosopher Josef Pieper claims that the greatest victory of Marxist socialism in the twentieth century was to convince man that he is primarily a worker. Indeed, one ramification of this … Continue reading

A Tale of Catholic Courage

Once in a while you come across a book that you just cannot put down. The Shadow of His Wings by Fr. Gereon K. Goldman is such a book. It is more than just a gripping war story. Though full … Continue reading

Finding the Real Soul of the Apostolate

The present scandals in the Church have many people looking for positive solutions to the multifaceted problems which beset the Bride of Christ, not realizing that the true solution will only come from Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, His life … Continue reading

Long Live the Sacred Cross: Long Live Suffering!

  “Long live the sacred cross: long live suffering!” How foreign these words of Saint Veronica Giulani are to our modern ears. Tell-tale examples like widespread abortion and drug use are unnecessary to see that contemporary society will do anything … Continue reading

Exposing Bias

The truth is refreshing. This is much more so in our day and age when it has become fashionable to distort and hide it, or even deny that it exists. Thus, when someone claims to “lay it on the line” … Continue reading

The Great Siege: Malta 1565

The year is 1565. Soleyman the Great, the Ottoman Turk’s greatest leader orders an advance on Malta in an attempt to finish once and for all with the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem (Hospitallers), his greatest enemy. Encouraged by … Continue reading

The China Threat

The recent events surrounding the attack on an American surveillance plane by the Chinese have served as a much-needed wakeup call for Americans. It is time to take a serious look at “engagement” and reassess American attitudes toward this communist … Continue reading

Beyond the Call of Duty

Americans love heroes. Something about them grips the American soul. Perhaps the attraction lies precisely in going against the zeitgeist of this hedonistic age. Heroes are outside the box. They do not fare well in a culture where real living … Continue reading

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