Baronius Press is a Catholic book publisher originally founded in 2002 and is committed to producing good solid Catholic books and resources that reaffirm the faith and the tradition of the Church. It takes its name from the Venerable Cardinal Caesar Baronius, a Neapolitan ecclesiastical historian from the late 1500's. Its logo is a biretta, which together with a cassock forms the traditional image of a Catholic priest.
The main objective of Baronius Press is to raise the quality of traditional Catholic books in order to make them more appealing to a wider audience. Thanks to electronic communications, we work with individuals and organisations in America, Australia and Europe to produce our titles.
In an age of mass production and cost cutting overriding aesthetic beauty, Baronius Press is re-typesetting (rather than producing facsimiles) classic Catholic books, to obtain clear text which is easy to read. These are then published in high quality bindings that are beautiful and durable. The time and effort that is invested into each title is enormous, but this is a small gesture of love for the treasures of the Holy Mother Church whose literary treasures we are publishing.
The first title Baronius Press published was the Douay-Rheims Bible – the first re-typeset edition for several decades. Since then, this title is available in three different sizes and three colours, as a pocket size Psalms & New Testament and also side-by side with Clementina Vulgata.
The company has made history by updating and republishing a number of titles that previously were out of print for many decades. In 2004 the company was the first to publish the 1962 Daily MissalLittle Office of the Blessed Virgin to include the Gregorian Chant and the republication of the Carmelite classic Divine Intimacy. In 2012 after five years of preparation, Baronius Press released the first 1963 Roman Breviary in nearly fifty years. Currently, the company has over 60 titles in print.