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Author: Msgr. Laurence J. Spiteri, JCD, PhD
Copyright:
 2012
First Printed: 6-11-2012
 

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This fifth and last volume of the series entitled At Your Fingertips gives a summary of the history of the Catholic Church from the time of the Council of Trent (1564) to the time following the Second Vatican Council (1965). The reader will, therefore, find along with historical events, the teachings of the Church and the faith-filled activities of the Church's faithful members, clergy and laity alike. The historical period being covered in this volume is a tapestry embroidered with joys and sorrows; triumphs and defeats; elations and disappointments; successes and failures; struggles and accomplishments; treaties; devastation of people and the successive re-mapping of nations; epidemics and famines; challenges to the very existence of the Church herself by new movements and teachings; dogmas and heresies; Catholic social teaching versus Socialism, Communism, Nazism and Fascism, etc. Yet, throughout all of the these events there is the permanent presence of the Founder of the Catholic Church, our Lord Jesus Christ and her Guide and Protector, the Holy Spirit.


About the Author: Monsignor Laurence J. Spiteri, JCD, PhD, is the author of At Your Fingertips: The Catholic Church Rides the Waves of Turbulent History (1648-1848) (2011); At Your Fingertips: the Catholic Counter-Reformation (2010); 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 Hands of the Laity: Canon Law for Everyone (1997). He was most recently one of the contributors to the book A Priest for All Liturgical Season (2009) and is the translator into English of the very fine wok of Cardinal Pierre Philippe, The Virgin Mary and the Priesthood (1993), all published by ST PAULS /Alba House. Presently he is in charge of the legal office of the Vatican Apostolic Library and a judge on the Court of Appeals for the Roman See.


Book: 238 pages
ISBN-10: 0-8189-1348-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-8189-1348-8
Prod. Code: 1348-8

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