** SECOND UPDATE (9/2/2020): The Polish Book Institute has given us a grant for 4783 Euros (5669 USD or 7443 CAD). We are grateful!
The amount that has already been donated (710 CAD) will be used towards the translation fees. The translator has kindly accepted the total amount of the grant and what has been donated and will now begin the arduous work of translating Stefan Cardinal Wyszyński's book. Thank you to all who have donated and who have offered prayers for this project. We will now deactivate this campaign.
** UPDATE: In March we will be applying to a Polish Book Institute for a grant to fund the translation. If we receive the grant we will not be needing this fundraiser. **
Funds needed for translation service: $12,500 CAD or $9500 USD (Update: The Polish Book Institute has offered us a substantial amount towards the translation fees. See above)
My name is Alex Barbas. I am the founder of Arouca Press -- a Catholic publishing label founded in Waterloo, Ontario in 2018 as a means of bringing out-of-print and newer Catholic works to the public to re-invigorate the intellectual and spiritual life of Catholics whether lay, religous or clerical.
We are trying to get support for the first English translation (from the original Polish) of Stefan Cardinal Wyszyński's book, Love and social justice. Social considerations", excerpts from Collection III - Social Crusade (Miłość i towarzystwo": "Miłość i sprawiedliwość społeczna. Rozważania społeczne", fragmenty III Kolekcji - "Wyprawa na wyprawy społeczne") which was originally published in 1993 by Pallotinum Publishing House, Poznań and is 430 pages.
The book is a Christian reflection on the foundations of social life. It reflects Cardinal Wyszynski's profound knowledge of Catholic social teaching and is a catechesis on how to introduce Christian principles in social life in Poland after WWII. It is a tour de force of Catholic Social Doctrine within the context of Polish 20th century history. We are very excited about this project!
We have received permission from the Institute for Cardinal Wyszyński's works to publish this English translation.
Read or download Chapter 1 of the original book (in Polish) here: Chapter 1 (10 pages, 12.1MB)
Translator: Filip Mazurczak
He is a professional translator whose credentials make him the perfect fit for this important work. We are grateful that he has agreed to this translation. Below is a list of his background:
2018 – Present (in progress): PhD, History, Jagiellonian University
2017: Certification in Translation of Specialized Texts, Jagiellonian University
2018: MA, Oral History, Columbia University
2013: MA, International Affairs, The George Washington University
2010: BA, History and Spanish and Hispanic Studies, Creighton University
What we need:
- We are asking for $12500 CAD ($9500 USD) to cover the costs of the translation and any GoFundMe fees. $9000 is going to the translator. Anything additional will be used towards the publishing of the book. Please share this campaign!
- A free book will be sent to those who donate $25 or more. Thank you for your support!
List of Supporters (more to be added):
- Fr. James Jackson (FSSP), author of & pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Littleton, Colorado)
- Fr. Thomas Crean, O.P.
- Gregorio Montejo, PhD, Assistant Professor, Historical Theology, Boston College
- Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, editor, "A Reader in Catholic Social Teaching: From Syllabus Errorum to Deus Caritas Est" (Cluny Media, 2017)
- Dr. Steven Brust, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Eastern New Mexico University
- Dr. David Klocek, University of Virginia College at Wise
- Dr. Larry Chapp, Retired professor of theology & Owner and Manager, Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Farm
- Jonathan Arrington, Instructor at Denver Archdiocesan Seminary's Biblical School
- Thomas Storck, author of "An Economics of Justice and Charity Catholic Social Teaching, Its Development and Contemporary Relevance" (Angelico Press, 2017)
- Naresh Krishnamoorti, Managing Partner, Menlo Partners
- Alex Šepkus, Jewelry Designer (www.alexsepkus.com) "Arouca Press needs to have a subscription service, because not one of their books should stay unread by any serious Catholic".
- Catherine Segrest
- Fr. James Jackson, FSSP
- Naresh Krishnamoorti
- Gregorio Montejo
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