Item #: 1322-3
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Author: Msgr. Laurence J. Spiteri, JCD, PhD
Copyright: 2010
First Printed: 06-14-2010

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Only a person with faith can conclude that the Holy Spirit protected and led the Catholic Church during the turbulent years before, during and after the momentous Council of Trent. There were during this period political and religious wars and intrigues on a grand scale, the unbecoming private life of some Popes, robust papal nepotism, redrawing of Europe’s map, serious attempts at inner Church reform, intense missionary activities, martyrdom, new scientific discoveries, and so forth. On the human level, there was every cause and reason for the Catholic Church to disappear. But she did not. History supplies the fact that the Catholic Church survived and grew despite everything. Faith supplies the reason for her survival. This book, the third in its series, provides its reader with a flavor of what took place during the time of the Counter-Reformation. The Catholic Church confronted its failings, became renewed and refreshed, and spread beyond Europe. The author hopes to lead the reader to embark on further study and research in Catholic Church history once major Church events and significant persons are at the fingertips.

About the Author: Monsignor Laurence J. Spiteri, JCD, PhD, is presently in charge of the legal office of the Vatican Apostolic Library and a judge on the Court of Appeals for the Rome See. The author of At Your Fingertips: The Triumphs and Intrigues of the Renaissance Popes (2009); At Your Fingertips: A History of the Roman Catholic Church Until the Council of Trent(2008); The Ten Commandments: A Positive Approach Toward Catholic Morality, Lifestyle and Attitude (2007) and The Code in the Hand of the Laity: Canon Law for Everyone (1997), he was one of the contributors to A Priest for All Liturgical Seasons(2009). He also translated into English The Virgin Mary and the Priesthood by Cardinal Pierre Philippe (1993). All of these books were published by ST PAULS / Alba House.

Book: 335 pages
ISBN-10: 0-8189-1322-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-8189-1322-8
Prod. Code: 1322-3


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