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Charles Coulombe Tells All

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The following is a slightly edited transcript of my recent interview with Catholic historian Charles Coulombe, KCSS. Hello, Charles. I have some questions for you today. First, I know that you admire the works of Tolkien and H.P. Lovecraft. And

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Posted in Culture, Historical

State vs. Church: Bad Gov’t Hates Catholicism

We know that American officials often promote immorality abroad [1; 2; 3; 4], and we know that America also has a severe strain of anti-Catholicism, but governments often find that they need religion for legitimacy, and Protestantism has proven to

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Posted in Historical, Politics

The Roosevelts and the Church

Like the Bushes, the Roosevelts were, in their own ways, hospitable to the Church. President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt and Pope Leo XIII exchanged prayers, congratulations, warm regards, and gifts. [1–5] Teddy’s government was also allowed to make recommendations for appointments to

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Posted in Historical, Politics

Is Islam better than Christianity at Science?

In this short clip, I analyze the important relationship between Christians (especially Syriacs) and Muslims in the realm of scientific advancement. (Vimeo, Gloria)

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Posted in Historical, Science

The Legacy of Pope Alexander VI

[This is part of Catholic Analysis’ special series on Pope Alexander VI. This final part, the eighth, gives the rest of his legacy. Read the seventh part.] “..the history of Alexander VI as it has reached us is a tissue

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Posted in Historical

Pope Alexander VI and the Spanish

[This is part of Catholic Analysis’ special series on Pope Alexander VI. This part, the seventh, touches on his closeness with his native country. Read the sixth part.] Br. J.B. Darcy points out some necessary background information: “For centuries, Spain

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Posted in Historical

Pope Alexander VI and the French

[This is part of Catholic Analysis’ special series on Pope Alexander VI. This part, the sixth, grapples with Alexander’s interesting relations with the French. Read the fifth part.] With a devout personality, encouraged by his friend, St. Francis of Paola,

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Posted in Historical

Pope Alexander VI and the Italians

[This is part of Catholic Analysis’ special series on Pope Alexander VI. This part, the fifth, explains Alexander’s connections with the Italians. Read the fourth part.] Once his installment was settled, the pope set about making many changes. Alexander was

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Posted in Historical

The Election of Pope Alexander VI

[This is part of Catholic Analysis’ special series on Pope Alexander VI. This part, the fourth, details Alexander’s election and coronation. Read the third part.] The conclave of 1492 was an awesome, if typical, affair. After the death of Pope

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Posted in Historical

The Cardinalate of Rodrigo Borgia

[This is part of Catholic Analysis’ special series on Pope Alexander VI. This part, the third, elaborates on Rodrigo’s time as a cardinal. Read the second part.] Rodrigo Borgia was given the red hat by his uncle, Pope Callixtus III,

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Posted in Historical

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