NEW BOOK on St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher!

How does the phrase go from… is it Kipling?… if you can keep your head when all around you are losing theirs and blaming it on you….

Something like that.  It describes rather aptly these days how tradition-oriented Catholics  are being falsely blamed by enemies of Tradition in the Church, who are having spittle-flecked nutties for fear that their tradition-deficient tradition 2.0 might be a house of cards after all.

That’s one use of “losing their heads”.

Here’s another.

Today I present John Fisher and Thomas More: Keeping Their Souls While Losing Their Heads by Robert J. Conrad, Jr and published by TAN, which is serious stepping up its game.


Two saints for our times if ever there was need, one for comportment in the secular sphere and the other in the Church.

The intro provides a crowbar for the point of the book: “What is the source of their joy?  How can their defeat be perceived as the greatest win?  Who are these guys?”

These questions are explored through themes.

Here’s the promising contents:

Wonderful books are coming out… bam… bam… bam… one great volume after the other.


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  2. VForr says:

    I ordered my very own copy and cannot wait to read it. You should read the biography of the book’s author, Robert J. Conrad, Jr., on The Catholic Thing. It ran in the last week of December.

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  4. mibethda says:



    If you can keep your head when all about you
    are losing theirs and blaming it on you

  5. Philliesgirl says:

    My copy is sitting waiting to be read when I’ve finished volume 3 of Cardinal Pell’s prison journal

  6. JakeMC says:

    Been buying TAN books since the 1990s, when a catalog arrived in my mailbox for the first time. I couldn’t afford most of their books at the time, but I could afford a collection of pamphlets that only cost $1.50. I credit one of those pamphlets with being the final nail in the coffin of my ten-year foray into the New Age movement.

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  8. Card. Pell’s prison writings are very compelling.

    PRISON JOURNAL – Vol. 1 – Ignatius Press


  9. mburduck says:

    I will be ordering this book!

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