Liberalism Is a Sin

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"Liberalism is necessarily sympathetic with the depraved nature of man, just as Catholicity is essentially opposed to it. Liberalism is emancipation from restraint; Catholicity the curb of the passions." —From inside

Born in Barcelona in 1844, Fr. Felix Sarda y Sarvany wrote in the latter half of the 19th century in Spain. The editor of La Revista Popular, the "Popular Review," a Catholic magazine with political emphasis, Fr. Sarda y Sarvany conducted an immense apostolate against the spirit of the age, which sought to overthrow the old order of a religion-imbued society and prop up in its place an idol of man.

In Liberalism Is a Sin, Fr. Sarda y Sarvany excoriates the political and social moves being made at his time and which have come to fruition in the 20th and 21st centuries—namely, the aggressive and total separation of Church and State, the removal of religion and especially Catholicism from the public eye, and the unmooring of morality from anything other than private choice. Writing in the backdrop of a secularizing and anti-clerical revolution that had deposed the Spanish monarchy and stripped the Church of many rights and privileges, Fr. Sarda y Salvany comments that "Modern Liberalism . . . imposes a false notion of charity: our neighbor first, and, if at all, God afterwards. By its repeated and trite accusations toward us of intolerance, it has succeeded in disconcerting even some staunch Catholics." But he himself remains unabashed and unashamed, holding fast to the truth of the Faith and spurning the errors of the age. In our own time, when the errors have almost completely taken root and nearly everything is overturned in what was once Christendom, this book comes as a useful guide to understand some of the origins of the present predicament.

Fr. Felix Sarda Salvany
Translated by:
Condé B. Pallen, PhD, LLD
TAN Books
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6 Reviews

  • 5
    Liberalism is a sin

    Posted by Randy on Jan 2nd 2024

    Great read !!!! If your strong to your catholic faith and know cafeteria Protestant type beliefs wil…

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  • 5
    Liberalism - Danger Will Robinson!

    Posted by Louis Santaniello on Jun 9th 2023

    If you want to know who and where you are as a person in the 21 first century - Read this Book! you …

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  • 5

    Posted by Thalia F. on Apr 8th 2023

    This is a replacement copy for the copy I had which was misplaced in moving. I first read this book …

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    I believe that I already

    Posted by ELIZABETH L. on Feb 26th 2023

    I believe that I already sent in a review on this one. The fact that I put 4 copies on our book stan…

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  • 4
    Important read for our times

    Posted by MARCUS M. on Dec 27th 2022

    This book is an important read for all Catholics and is a great introduction into the errors of libe…

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  • 5
    So great for our times!

    Posted by Julia O. on May 4th 2022

    Amazing book, very clear about so much we see in today;s world. Recommend highly as a must read for …

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