The Story That Started It All-The Road To Independence Now Available FREE!

In June and July 2007 I began the biggest, dramatic undertaking of my life: writing, narrating and directing The Road To Independence – The True Story of The Writing of The Declaration of Independence. The special was finished in the wee hours of July 3rd, 2007 and aired all day on July 4th, 12 times! on the new Sirius Patriot Channel. The demand for the feature was so great, we pre-sold over 2,000 copies of the 3 CD set, released in May of 2008 and Founding Father Films was launched.

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Alas, hard copies of movies and music has taken a beating due to the advent of digital download and streaming copies and the gems of American History from FFF are not immune! This is good news for you because if you make any $20 or more purchase in the Founders Tradin’ Post, I’ll give you the Road to Independence on 2 CD set that includes the beautiful, informative, 8 page production notes and “Timeline” booklet.

This offer will last until one of you purchases the last 2 CD set of this historical tour de force. To take advantage of the offer simply shop today for autographed books by authors you want to learn from by reading like Joseph Pearce and Peter Kwasniewski; Capuchin Dark Roast Coffee; my El Rey Dude cigars and much more including handmade rosaries from the Little Bayou Rosery and yes, Founding Father Films features, for digital download and CD/DVD!

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Audio Samples from “Mike Church’s Road To Independence”

Richard Henry Lee exhorts to his fellow “Committee of Correspondence Patriots” that “An attack on 1 colony is an attack on all colonies”

VA Patriot George Mason explains his “Declaration of Rights” which sound an awful lot like Jefferson’s, but Mason wrote first.

CIC of the Continental Army George Washington writes passionately about “The Glorious Cause”.


Lessons From History: A Look at the English Reformation By John Horvat II

Lessons From History: A  Look at the English Reformation

By: John Horvat II

A true student of history learns from the lessons of the past, to understand the present and chart a course for the future. To grasp the present crisis inside the Church, a look at past episodes in history is essential.

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There are many lessons to be found in the timely appearance of a 1954 book reprint titled The English Reformation by Fr. Gerard Culkin. Like so many other precious pearls, this small volume would have remained hidden from the public. However, editor Mike Church took the book, corrected text, added details to footnotes, provided drawings and painstakingly reproduced the work for today’s reader.

The merit of the work is that it is a short yet gripping account of this turbulent period of English Catholic Church history. The reader follows the process of England’s break with Rome and entry into heresy. The narrative has familiar parts that reflect fallen human nature. It also has heroic episodes in which martyrs defied the spirit of the times and entered into history.

There are excellent lessons that can be learned from a quick reading of this 150-page work. The first is that “reformation” is rarely reformation; it is merely the excuse for revolution. Revolutionaries almost always use real problems that need reform, however they have no desire to see these problems resolved, but use the turmoil to advance their own purposes. Additionally, although the initial motives of “reformation” usually involve power and greed, they quickly degenerate into a revolt against the established order. The lives of those who benefit from these revolts, such as Henry VIII, Cromwell and Cranmer, usually end badly.

Finally, there is an encouraging lesson from this tragic tale. The reader is heartened to see that God does not abandon His Church. When it seemed the Reformation had triumphed, the author shows how God raised up courageous priests and laymen to keep the Church alive and add to the glory of the martyrs. The inspiring stories of Father Edmund Campion or Saint Margaret of Clitherow are examples of martyrs who defeated the determination of the Church’s enemies to destroy all vestiges of the Catholic religion in England. Their example inspired others to hold on to the Faith.

There are many other lessons in this short book that serve to teach and edify today’s Catholics. Editor Mike Church is to be commended for bringing this jewel back from obscurity.

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Why This Little Book on Humility Is So Great – Review by John Horvat

Why This Little Book on Humility Is So Great
By John Horvat II

In reproducing Herbert Cardinal Vaughan’s excellent translation of this spiritual classic, editor Michael Augustine Church has rendered a great service to Catholics everywhere.

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Book marketing consists of finding the target audience of those who are looking for the subjects discussed inside a given book. Often this involves narrowing down the field so that the maximum amount of effort and resources can be applied to the targeted group interested in the subject. It is all part of Book Marketing 101.

The book Humility of Heart by Fr. Gaetano Maria de Bergamo, is a privileged book from this marketing perspective. This treatise on humility appeals to a broad audience. The humble know themselves well and thus will always see in this book excellent advice on how to avoid the dangers of falling into sin through pride. Those who say they do not need this book show themselves proud and thus would profit from its message of how to be humble. Thus, the target audience of this book is all humanity. No one escapes.

The marketability is further enhanced by the timelessness of the message. Indeed, the author is an eighteenth century Capuchin friar. Its message addresses the problem of man’s unchanging fallen nature. There is no period in human history when its message has not or will not resonate. Moreover, the theme of humility especially applies to present times that are plagued by insupportable pride and defiant independence from God.

In reproducing Herbert Cardinal Vaughan’s excellent translation of this spiritual classic, editor Michael Augustine Church has rendered a great service to Catholics everywhere. Reprinted in 2015, his painstaking review of the text includes a new index and updated reference materials. In addition, Mr. Church found 59 pages of the original text that have never been translated into English.

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