St. Alphonsus is the Church’s moral doctor. His work, bringing together the commentary of the moral theologians of his day, holds the middle ground between rigorism and laxism. The first volume contains Books 1 – 3, covering Conscience, then Law, followed by sin, and then the Theological Virtues. The second volume contains the first part […]
***Preorder*** You will be notified when copies are ready to ship. Saint Alphonsus de Liguori (1696-1787), Doctor of the Church, was a legal savant who was awarded a double doctorate in civil and canon law at the age of sixteen. Born into a noble Italian family, St. Alphonsus soon abandoned his legal career to care […]
Download Play in New Window Today, Phillip Campbell (aka Boniface) of Unam Sanctam Catholicam joins us to talk about the history of the Middle Ages, and why most people, traditional Catholics in particular, who have romantic notions of medieval life, would positively hate it. Not to dissuade one from study or admiring the Middle Ages, […]
Download Play in New Window We are joined today by Fr. Chad Ripperger, PhD, to answer objections to his teachings on the obligations of women to work at home, binding prayers, generational spirits, canon law on his book, etc. We also address objections in favor evolution stemming from modern Thomists, that St. Thomas teaches creation […]
Mediatrix Press is pleased to announce the release of Volume 2 of St. Alphonsus Liguori’s Moral Theology, which will cover the Precepts of the Decalogue, 1-6. In this monumental treatment, St. Alphonsus examines specific questions on various aspects of the Commandments and cites nearly all the moral writers up to his time, examining nearly every question and issue that might come to the mind. This excellent treatment is a magnificent resource for Confessors, to aid them in reverently hearing confessions. While some are of the opinion that treatments such as Alphonsus’ exist to provide loopholes for people to get out of sin, rather, it is to help the penitent correctly identify and avoid.
[The Casuistic method] was inefficacious in urging men to lead good lives, [and] tends to laxism. … But during this period there appeared a man, sent by God, to remedy the evils of casuistry. This man was St. Alphonsus Liguori, Doctor of the Church, founder of the Redemptorists, renowned author of many works, ascetic and moral, highly praised by various popes. He is rather practical than speculative. As founder of aequiprobabilism, he cleansed casuistry from the defects of probabilism and laxism.
Beatitude, c. II, p. 13.
Support the Bellarmine Project! Help us to translate the De Controversiis of St. Robert Bellarmine into English! 1558 would prove to be a monumental year. It saw the death of Charles V, the most powerful and titanic monarch of Europe. Far more importantly, it saw the entry into the Roman College of a man from […]