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Book Launch: The Church Under Attack

5/15/2013 - 9:53 AM PST

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MANCHESTER, NH (May 15, 2013) - Sophia Institute Press released today an unabashedly Catholic history that documents scores of assaults on our Catholic Faith during the past five centuries and delineates our Church's brave response to each one.

In "The Church Under Attack: Five Hundred Years that Split the Church and Scattered the Flock," celebrated Catholic historian Diane Moczar shows how from Luther to Marx, through Darwin, Hitler, and Rousseau, wave after wave of anti-Catholic men and movements have wrought havoc to our noble Christendom, leaving it a ruined city, devastated politically and spiritually, morally and intellectually.

However, Moczar boldly demonstrates that contrary to the opinion of the world, persecution has not snuffed out the Faith but has brought forth great saints whose holy deeds and brave examples gifted the besieged Church with a vigor greater than that of her persecutors. Even after five hundred years of sustained persecution, our Church has not merely survived but stands boldly as the beacon of hope to the world.

"The Church Under Attack" will renew your confidence that the Church is indeed Christ acting in the world and that no matter how strong or vicious her opponents, she will not be vanquished but will endure to the end of time.

Charlie McKinney, President of Sophia Institute Press, said "In 'The Church Under Attack', Diane has documented the success story of the Holy Spirit. This book obliterates the modern secular idea that the Church is merely a fledgling human institution--nothing less than God himself has preserved our Holy Church."

"The Church Under Attack" is available for purchase as both a paperback and ebook on Sophia Institute Press' website here.

Request a review copy
Members of the media may email Sara Kitzinger, our Director of Marketing, at to receive a complimentary review copy of The Church Under Attack.

You may also schedule an interview with Dr. Moczar by emailing Sara at the address above or calling her at 603-566-5017.

About Sophia Institute Press
Sophia Institute Press publishes and distributes faithful Catholic classics and new texts by the great enduring figures of the Catholic intellectual tradition. Sophia was established to nurture the spiritual, moral, and cultural life of souls and to spread the Gospel of Christ in conformity with the authentic teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. In 25 years, Sophia has published more than 200 titles and distributed nearly 2.5 million books worldwide.

Sophia also serves as a leading online source for Catholic commentary, devotions, and other spiritual and practical resources. Our two major online platforms include and


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