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The Vatican and the New World Order

While the Holy See no longer exercises the temporal power it once did, [1] it is still a major player on the world stage. Papal representatives have long been spread throughout the world, [2] and, in the past 150 years,

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Protestantism in Latin America

It has long been believed that Protestantism “is a sort of Trojan Horse, whose ultimate purpose is to eclipse and replace local culture while extending the cultural hegemony of the United States” (Jose Leonardo Santos, Evangelical Conversion, 2008, p. 83).

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Monarchy: Bulwark of Civilization

A 2009 Vatican conference condemned “ethical relativism, which by no means few see as one of the principal conditions for democracy because relativism is said to assure tolerance and mutual respect between people. However, on the basis of these assumptions

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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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Monarchy: The Cure for Democratic Ills

“[Democracy] soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” — John Adams “Men think that what is just is equal; and that equality is the supremacy of the popular will; and

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Jeb Bush: The Man of the Year

He’s been faithful [1–3], smart [4–5], caring [6], and devoted to his wife and children [7]. Yet, he’s belittled and reviled [8]. I’m talking about Jeb Bush, the man who started out on top but fell quickly [9], the man

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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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