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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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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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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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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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