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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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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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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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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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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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