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The Catholicism of Star Wars

In this episode, I analyze the distinctively Christian and Catholic elements of Star Wars. …There are a lot of them. (Alternative link, via Vimeo.) Summary: I started the show with Star Wars’ emphasis on the primacy, in every field, of

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Posted in Culture, Current, Radio

Duty, Ability, and Rights

These terms — duty, ability, and rights — are often conflated, as a result of French and American influences. In this show, I break down the differences between them, how they relate, and how they should be respected on a

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Posted in Current, Radio

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

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

Patriotism vs. Nationalism

In this episode, I define “patriotism” and “nationalism”. The terms, in Catholicism, are quite different: one falls under virtue, and the other falls under disorder. I herein seek to offer the (simplified) Catholic worldview on government and politics, in the

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Posted in Culture, Politics, Radio

The Libertarian Heresy

In this show, I explain why libertarianism, while notable for setting out to shrink bloated government and return things to their simplest level (subsidiarity), can be difficult to fit into the paradigm of Catholic social teaching. I offer clear examples of

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Posted in Politics, Radio

The Power of Media

In this show, I consider the power of media, its downsides, its potential for good, and its responsibilities to society — all with Pope Pius XII’s Miranda Prorsus as the backdrop. (Alternative link, via Vimeo.)

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Posted in Culture, Radio

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