Because we got to $7,500, there will now be a free additional book from the True Restoration storeroom (we carry lots of different titles) included with everyone's shipment. Thanks for the support!
For decades, the clerical trio of Their Excellencies Bishop Daniel Dolan, Bishop Donald Sanborn, and Father Anthony Cekada has waged an unending war against Modernism and the lies told about Catholicism and the Catholic Church after the disaster that was the Second Vatican Council. They did this through celebrating the True Mass that is the patrimony of every Roman Catholic, by ministering to Catholics all over the United States and all over the world, and by answering endless questions that manifested themselves in well thought-out (and referenced) articles. Indeed, as the internet continued to grow and dismayed Catholics began to more and more look high and low for answers, the site that these clergy had created as a clearinghouse for those answers, TraditionalMass.org, became a place where people would seek answers through reading various articles on a sundry topics.
Still, despite the Kindle, iPad, and other digital devices, there's nothing like a book, even for the tech-savvy Catholic. That's how the Anti-Modernist Reader came about. In Summer 2008 Stephen Heiner spent a week at St. Gertrude the Great doing interviews with clergy there and, together with Father Cekada, organized every single article on TraditionalMass.org into four different categories: The Pope, the Mass, the Sacraments, and Sedevacantism. These four categories would comprise the four volumes foreseen in this set. It's 2014 and you might ask, "Why have you waited so long?" Fair question. In 2008, Father Cekada was still finishing and was about to publish his enormously successful Work of Human Hands: A Theological Critique of the Mass of Paul VI (which is almost out of print) and with the attendant need to focus on "one book at a time" we shelved this project for a more propitious time. In 2014, as True Restoration returns to its roots, writing and publishing, we are proud to present a work which, in its digital and disseminate form, led many of our ownership group to a proper understanding of Catholicism in the post-Vatican II era. We are anxious to share these compiled texts with Catholics ever more bewildered in the Bergoglian era of "there is no Catholic God" and "who am I to judge?"
This crowdfunder is for our first volume, on the Pope and the Papacy: its enduring and necessary place within an integral Catholic Faith, and a comprehensive compendium of the errors of the papal claimants dating back to Paul VI. It's the necessary first volume that lays the foundation and principles upon which all subsequent volumes in the series are predicated upon.
As mentioned in the video above, should this crowdfunder initiative be successful, other volumes will follow.
If you have questions, please consult our FAQ below or email us at mail AT truerestoration.org. Please pray for the success of this endeavor and remember you can donate as little as $1 should the other incentives not be within your budget! Please consider sharing this campaign with interested friends and family. May Our Lord bless you and Our Lady keep you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if you don't reach your funding goals?
Well, we don't want to plan for that, but if we don't reach our goal we will look at how close we came and re-evaluate the project from that standpoint.
Are the three clerics you mention the only authors of the Anti-Modernist Reader?
No. Clergy from the Institute of Our Lady of Good Counsel, as well as other independent clergy, have contributed articles, but those three clerics are the most prominent and prolific contributors to the body of work.
Why not publish it yourself instead of having us pay for it?
True Restoration is involved in a number of projects at this time so we would rather use the crowdfunder as a way to test and prove demand and print the book completely debt-free and entirely based on demand. That's leveraging technology to our best interests and needs.
Will the content on TraditionalMass.org be deleted now that you are publishing the work on there?
No. We find a lot of people come to a proper understanding of Catholicism in the post-Vatican II era by reading some of these articles. We have no wish to remove that resource, only to compile it into something more permanent.