Library

Brief Introductions to Texts in The Josias’s Library

St. Thomas Aquinas
“On the Government of Things in General” STh Ia Q.103
Treatise on Law, STh Ia IIae QQ.90-108
Prudence and Government, STh IIa IIae Q.47 AA.10-12
Regnative Prudence and its Species, STh IIa IIae Q.50
Treatise on Justice, STh IIa IIae QQ.57-122
Commentary on Aristotle’s Politics
Commentary on Aristotle’s Ethics
On Kingship, to the King of Cyprus
Charity Compared to Political Virtue, Q.D. de Virtutibus Q.2 A.2

Aristotle
Nicomachean Ethics
Politics

Tertullian
On the Duty of Praying for the Emperor

St. Ambrose of Milan
On Naboth
The Altar of Victory

St. Augustine of Hippo
The City of God
Letter 93

Pope St. Gelasius I
Famuli Vestrae Pietatis — On Spiritual and Temporal Power

Pope St. Gregory VII
Dictatus Papæ – On the Authority of the Pope
Letter to Bishop Hermann of Metz — On the Two Powers

Pope Innocent III
Letters – on Papal Authority, on Usury, etc.

Pope Boniface VIII
Unam Sanctam – On the Two Swords

Pope John XXII
Condemnation of Marsilius of Padua
Cum inter nonnullos – Condemning Claims that Christ and the Apostles Held no Property

Pope Alexander VI
Inter Cætera — Granting the West Indies to Spain

Pope Leo X
Exsurge Domine – Against the Errors of Martin Luther

Pope St. Pius V
Regnans in Excelsis – Excommunication of Elizabeth I of England

Pope Benedict XIV
Vix Pervenit — On Usury

Pope Pius VI
Inscrutabile — On the Problems of the Time
Quare Lacrymae – On the Martyrdom of King Louis XVI of France

Pope Gregory XVI
Mirari Vos – On Liberalism and Religious Indifferentism

Bl. Pope Pius IX
Maxima Quidem – On the Enemies of the Catholic Cause
Quanta Cura – Condemning Current Errors
Etsi Multa – On the Church in Italy, Germany, and Switzerland
Quod Nunquam  On the Church in Prussia
Qui Pluribus – On Faith and Religion

Pope Leo XIII
Quod Apostolici Muneris – On Socialism
Aeterni Patris – On the Restoration of Catholic Philosophy
Arcanum – On Christian Marriage
Diuturnum – On the Origin of Civil Power
Cum Multa – On Conditions in Spain
Nobilissima Gallorum Gens – On the Religious Question in France
Immortale Dei – On the Christian Constitution of States
Exeunte Iam Anno – On the Right Ordering of Christian Life
Rerum Novarum – On Capital and Labor
Sapientiae Christianae – On Christians as Citizens
Au Milieu des Sollicitudes – On Church and State in France
Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus – On Jesus Christ the Redeemer
Libertas Praestantissimum  On the Nature of Human Liberty
Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae – Virtue, Nature, Grace, and Americanism
Longinqua Oceani — On Catholicism in The United States
Custodi Di Quella Fede – Guardians of That Faith

Pope St. Pius X
E Supremi Apostolatus – On the Restoration of All Things in Christ
Notre Charge Apostolique – On the Sillon
Iucunda Sane – On Pope St. Gregory the Great
Vehementer Nos – On the French Law Separating Church and State
Pascendi Dominici Gregis – On the Doctrines of the Modernists
Communium Rerum – On St. Anselm of Aosta
Edite Saepe – On St. Charles Borromeo
Une Fois Encore – On the Separation of Church and State
Il Fermo Proposito – On Catholic Action in Italy
Fin Dalla Prima Nostra – On Popular Catholic Action

Pope Benedict XV
Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum – Appealing for Peace (1 Nov 1914)
Celeberrima evenisse

Pope Pius XI
Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio – On the Peace of Christ in Christ’s Kingdom
Casti Connubii – On Christian Marriage
Quas Primas – On the Feast of Christ the King
Quadragesimo Anno – On the Reconstruction of the Social Order
Nova impendet — On the Economic Crisis
Caritate Christi Compulsi – On the Sacred Heart
Dilectissima Nobis – On the Oppression of the Church of Spain
Mit Brennender Sorge – On the Church and the German Reich
Divini Redemptoris – On Atheistic Communism
Divini Illius Magistri  On Christian Education
Firmissimam Constantiam – On the Religious Situation in Mexico
Mortalium Animos – On True Religion Unity
Divini Illius Magistri – On Christian Education

Pope Pius XII
Summi Pontificatus – On the Unity of Human Society
Sertum Laetitiae – On the Establishment of the U.S. Hierarchy
Anni Sacri – On Combating Atheist Propaganda
Humani Generis – On the False Doctrines of the “New Theology”
Doctor Mellifluus – On St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Ecclesiae Fastos – On St. Boniface
Le Pelerinage de Lourdes – Warning against Materialism
Miranda Prorsus – On the New Media
Ci Riesce – On Religious Tolerance
La solennità della Pentecoste – On the Fiftieth Anniversary of Rerum novarum

Pope St. John XXIII
Ad Petri Cathedram – On Truth, Unity, and Peace
Mater et Magistra – On Christianity and Social Progress
Pacem in Terris – On Establishing Universal Peace

Bl. Pope Paul VI
Ecclesiam Suam – On the Church
Populorum Progressio – On the Development of Peoples
Octogesima Adveniens – On the 80th Anniversary of Rerum Novarum 
Homily on the Ninth Anniversary of his Pontificate

Pope St. John Paul II
Homily for the Inauguration of His Pontificate
Laborem Exercens – Through Work
Sollicitudo Rei Socialis – The Social Concern of the Church
Centesimus Annus – The One Hundredth Year
Evangelium Vitae – The Gospel of Life
Veritatis Splendor – The Moral Life

Pope Benedict XVI
Deus Caritas Est
The Regensburg Lecture
Spe Salvi
Caritas in Veritate
Address to the German Bundestag

Pope Francis 
Address to Popular Movements
Laudato si’— On Care for our Common Home

Modern Papal Pronouncements on Political Matters
A Catena

Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P.
On Royal Government

Henri Grenier 
Thomistic PhilosophyVol 3: Moral Philosophy

Charles De Koninck
On the Primacy of the Common Good

Duane Berquist
Lectures on Ethics

Marcus Berquist
Common Good and Private Good

Ronald McArthur
The Rights of Man and the Tyranny of Law

Thomas Pink
What is the Catholic doctrine of religious liberty?
Jacques Maritain and the problem of Church and State
Suarez and Bellarmine on the Church as Coercive Lawgiver

John Francis Nieto
The Axiomatic Character of the Principle that the Common Good is Preferable to the Private Good

Sebastian Walshe, O.Praem.
The Primacy of the Common Good as the Root of Personal Dignity in the Doctrine of St. Thomas Aquinas
Fidelissimus Discipulus Ejus: Charles De Koninck’s Exposition of Aquinas’ Doctrine on the Common Good

Nicolás Gómez Dávilla
Don Colacho’s Aphorisms