What to do when you can't go to Mass

For the first time in the lives of most of us, we are experiencing what it is to be physically prevented from attending Mass. For many, Mass is more than just the source and summit of our Faith; it is also part of the rhythm of our week, something that has filled Sunday mornings for all our lives. So not only do we miss the devotion of Mass, there is a very real hole in the fabric of our everyda…

Do we publish non-Catholic books?

Our mission at St. Augustine Academy Press is to bring you classic books you can trust.  98 Percent of the time that means that they are Catholic books with an imprimatur.  But every once in a while we make a slight exception, and we always try to make sure that this is for a good reason.For example, The Goops is obviously not Catholic, but it is very funny and is a wonderfully creative…

Before and After...My Book of the Church's Year

Oh ho, me hearties!  It's time once again for my favorite feature: Before-and-After!This is the part of the show where we get to geek out over how fun it is to reproduce old books...!Our latest subject is Enid Chadwick's delightful My Book of the Church's Year.First of all, copies of this book are hard to come by, so our original isn't in as good a condition as I'd like.  So it's pretty…

Upcoming Projects: A Picture Book for First Confession

People often ask me how I find the books that we reprint.  The answer varies.  Sometimes we get great suggestions from our readers.  Other times we find one great book that leads us on a breadcrumb trail to others.  Certainly our Highway to Heaven series has been an explosion of breadcrumbs.  But my favorites are the ones that I come across completely by accident.(Well...I…

Solace for those who are suffering from the Scandal in the Church

When the accusations of Archbishop Viganò were first revealed a little over a week ago, I will be honest: I felt envigorated for the first time in years.  Having lived for so long under the cloud of oppression that is Pope Francis’ disdain for lovers of Church Tradition, I was like a prisoner squinting in the sunlight after a long time in darkness.  I had some fleeting hope that th…

The Story of the Magnificat Readers

Many of you have been asking about our new Magnificat Readers, so we thought we'd give you a little background about how they came to be. As many of you know, we have recently dedicated much of our time and attention to reprinting the series of Catholic Religion textbooks from the 1930s called the Highway to Heaven Series. I'm going to just be honest and say that we first fell in love wi…