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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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The Borgia Family

[This is part of Catholic Analysis’ special series on Pope Alexander VI. This part, the second, deals with the pontiff’s family. Read the first part.] Vannozza dei Cattanei was Rodrigo Borgia’s mistress and the mother of his children. She “doubtless

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The Personality of Pope Alexander VI

[This is part of Catholic Analysis’ special series on Pope Alexander VI. This part, the first, details the pontiff’s personality.] Rodrigo Borgia was born on 1 January 1431, in Xativa, Spain. Thus, he was most likely baptized at the site

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A Cheikh’s Summary of Israeli-Lebanese Relations

Cheikh Malek el-Khazen here explains Israeli-Lebanese relations. He is heir to the House of Khazen, of the Lebanese nobility. What is the general Lebanese opinion on Israel? Officially, Lebanon is at a state of war against Israel. Currently, the borders

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Posted in Current, Historical, Politics

An Interview with Cheikh Malek el-Khazen

Cheikh Malek el-Khazen is heir to the House of Khazen, of the Lebanese nobility. He is also the founder of the Khazen Foundation and Khazen.org. He was kind enough to grant me an interview. Could you tell us a little

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Posted in Historical, Politics

The Book that Caused the French Revolution

In recognition of Bastille Day, I, in this special Monday episode, discuss the book that caused the French Revolution: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (The Dangerous Liaisons), written by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. The book — perhaps somewhat unintentionally — set off

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Posted in Historical, Radio

The Inquisitions

In this episode, I clear up a lot of the confusion and the lies about the biggest historical inquisitions, especially the one in Spain. (Alternative link, via Vimeo.)

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Posted in Historical, Radio, Science

Anti-Catholicism in America

In this episode, I briefly detail the long history of anti-Catholicism in the Protestant United States of America. (Cited letters available here.) (Alternative link, via Vimeo.)

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Posted in Culture, Historical, Politics, Radio

Our Lady and the Consecration of Russia

[Editor’s note: The messages from Fatima are not, strictly speaking, part of the Deposit of Faith. Catholics may choose to even disregard them completely, if they wish.] “God is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of

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The Crusades

In this episode, I set out to explain and detail the Crusades in both their historical and their modern context. Covered are the origins, saints, piety, and confusion surrounding the events. (Alternative link, via Vimeo.)

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Posted in Historical, Politics, Radio

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