Pope Francis mugs among some of the range of Pope Francis memorabilia and souvenirs on sale at Veritas  earlier this year . Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

It appears that not even the word of God is safe from the relentless march of technology with Veritas, the religious books and gifts retailer, announc(...)

By 1915 picture houses in Dublin advertised special films about Chaplin in addition to their usual features and held competitions to find the best Chaplin imitator among audiences.

If John Maynard Keynes had been able to take time off from his treasury job in the autumn of 1915 to write a moment-defining prequel to his famous tre(...)

The processes of proportional representation have evolved the names of the nineteen persons who will become members of the Free State Senate after the(...)

I had forgotten about scruples until I saw the cover of an old Catholic Truth Society pamphlet, which read Scruples – how to avoid them. The pamphlet,(...)

Around The Block

While 1940s’ pamphlets warning that Divorce is a Disease and of Hell and its Punishments , might have persuaded readers to seek sanctuary in a happy h(...)

From the just-published Vintage Values, a collection of 100 striking covers from a series of pamphlets published by the Catholic Truth Society  between the 1920s and 1970s

Vintage Values – this is the title given to the just-published collection of 100 striking covers from a series of pamphlets published by the Catholic(...)