Five Cardinals Book™ will defend marriage in several more languages!

Friends, the controversy isn’t over yet.  It is only beginning.

So, I am happy to report that The Five Cardinals Book™,  Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Churchwhich helped to turn the tide during the recent Synod of Bishops, is already in English, Italian (it is a best seller in Italy), French (they’re hiding it at La Procure in Paris, but I found it!), German and Spanish.

It is now probably going to be issued in:

  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Hungarian
  • Croatian
  • Slovak
  • Czech

Do you have your copy yet?

Click to buy!

Are you in these USA: HERE  

You can get it on Kindle.

Don’t have a Kindle yet.  What on earth are you waiting for?  USA HERE (for one type, a Paperwhite, you can surf to others) and UK HERE

Also available now in the UK! HERE – UK KINDLE HERE

REMINDER of what is in this pivotal book.

Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church contains five essays of cardinals, of the archbishop secretary of the Vatican congregation for the Oriental Churches, and of three scholars on the ideas supported by Walter Card. Kasper in the opening discourse of the consistory in February 2014.

These are the nine chapters of the book:

  • The Argument in Brief- Robert Dodaro, O.S.A.
  • Dominical Teaching on Divorce and Remarriage: The Biblical Data – Paul Mankowski, S.J.
  • Divorce and Remarriage in the Early Church: Some Historical and Cultural Reflections – John M. Rist
  • Separation, Divorce, Dissolution of the Bond, and Remarriage: Theological and Practical Approaches of the Orthodox Churches – Archbishop Cyril Vasil’, S.J.
  • Unity and Indissolubility of Marriage: From the Middle Ages to the Council of Trent – Walter Cardinal Brandmüller
  • Testimony to the Power of Grace: On the Indissolubility of Marriage and the Debate concerning the Civilly Remarried and the Sacraments – Gerhard Ludwig Cardinal Müller
  • Sacramental Ontology and the Indissolubility of Marriage – Carlo Cardinal Caffarra
  • The Divorced and Civilly Remarried and the Sacraments of the Eucharist and Penance  – Velasio Cardinal De Paolis, C.S.
  • The Canonical Nullity of the Marriage Process as the Search for the Truth – Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke

The Augustinian Fr. Robert Dodaro, editor, is the President of the Patristic Institute “Augustinianum” in Rome.

The Jesuit Paul Mankowski is a professor at the Lumen Christi Institute in Chicago. Professor John M. Rist teaches ancient history and philosophy at the University of Toronto and at the Catholic University of America in Washington.


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  1. Ignatius says:

    I would like to purchase several copies in Spanish, but it is nowhere to be found here in Argentina. I don’t know who printed it in Spanish… does anyone know?
    Many thanks.

  2. suedusek says:

    I ordered the book through your site back in September and only got it a few weeks ago. It’s a little cerebral for my tastes but I’m slogging through as best as I can. Little nuggets at a time. Good stuff!

  3. Chris Garton-Zavesky says:

    Could someone do a translation in an indigenous African language? No, it’s not absolutely necessary, since many Africans speak European languages, but could someone in book-publishing find a symbolic way to thank Cardinals Napier and Sarah?

  4. Elizium23 says:

    I am the proud owner of a fresh copy and I plan to have it blessed and autographed by Fr. Dodaro the next time he visits my little parish.

  5. Dr. Edward Peters says:

    Non latine? Debemusne ad saeculorum usum scribere, vel non?

  6. Paulo says:

    Just because Dr. Ed Peters did it…

    Fico satisfeito em saber que a edição em português – “última flor do lácio, inculta e bela” – já está disponível.

  7. Robert of Rome says:

    Ignatius, in answer to your question, the Spanish version was published by Ediciones Cristiandad in Madrid:

  8. Atra Dicenda, Rubra Agenda says:

    My copy is sitting on my wife’s nightstand. I mentioned it in a previous post, but perhaps Fr. Z could coordinate the purchase and distribution of a copy of this needed book to each cardinal/bishop attending the 2015 Synod, by means of donations from WDTPRS commentators. Vote with our wallets and help the red hats better form their minds on the topic.

    Fr. Z could just create a fund drive and repeatedly remind readers to donate by PayPal. By a few months before the 2015 Synod we could have placed an appropriate language copy in the hands of almost all the voting participants.

    I would be in for donating for at least a few copies.

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