Arouca Press was founded on October 13, 2018 the anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima. One of our goals is to bring back to light out-of-print Catholic titles in order to re-invigorate the intellectual and devotional life of the laity, religious and clergy. We believe that there are many treasures that await republication after years of neglect. Another focus will be to serve as a vehicle for contemporary works which will analyze the crisis in society and the Church.
We believe that our approach, modest as it may seem, can be of assistance to all those who take the principles of the Catholic Faith seriously. So too, we believe that the printed book remains an instrument of grace even in this digital age. Its incarnational reality — "words made flesh" on paper — has an immediacy that is able to stir up in us a firmer commitment to the Gospel and the totality of what the Catholic Faith requires of us. And so we say without apology: "Tolle lege"!
Our commitment to orthodoxy does not mean an ossification of belief but a radical adherence to eternal truths which can never change. These truths, which the Church proclaims in all their beauty and grandeur, are relevant to each passing age; they need only be freshly communicated to each new generation. It is intended that the books we publish be relevant to every facet of Catholic life, from the soul's struggle for holiness to the difficulties of living the Christian life in the modern era.