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Catholic Martyrs of the Holocaust - Matthew Bunsen

By 1939, more than 10,000 Catholic schools had been closed and the Catholic boys and girls sent to Nazi public schools for indoctrination.  Read more...

Catholicism and Economics in the Ancient World - Christopher Dawson

The infant Church was born at a time when the greatest state that the world had ever seen was attaining to its full development. And yet the whole splendid building rested on non-moral foundations — often on mere violence and cruelty.  Read more...

Catholicism and the Bourgeois Mind - Christopher Dawson

The question of the bourgeois involves a real issue which Christians cannot afford to shirk. For it is difficult to deny that there is a fundamental disharmony between bourgeois and Christian civilization and between the mind of the bourgeois and the mind of Christ.   Read more...

Charlemagne - Eginhard

He was very forward in succouring the poor, and in that gratuitous generosity which the Greeks call alms, so much so that he not only made a point of giving in his own country and his own kingdom, but when he discovered that there were Christians living in poverty in Syria, Egypt, and Africa, at Jerusalem, Alexandria, and Carthage, he had compassion on their wants, and used to send money over the seas to them.  Read more...

Christian culture and the lives of the saints - Christopher Dawson

Whereas the secular historian is in no way committed to the cultures of the past, the Catholic is bound to the past by his belief in the continuity of tradition, so that he sees all the successive ages of the Church and all the different forms of Christian culture as an organic part of one living whole in which he participates.   Read more...

Christian Culture in the Ancient World - Christopher Dawson

The present article is intended as an abstract of a basic course on the elements of Christian culture for the first of these phases (i.e., Christianity in the Ancient, the Medieval, and the Modern World).  Read more...

Christianity and Islam in History - MSGR. WALTER BRANDMÜLLER

I will address the topic of Christianity and Islam by limiting myself to a brief presentation of historical facts, without entering into the specifics of religious and theological dialogue.  Read more...

Christianity and Progress - Vincent Carroll and David Shiflett

Christians, we are often told, are the people marooned on the wrong side of history. Critics charge that Christians have time and again buttressed hierarchy against equality, patriarchy against women's rights, absolutism against individualism, and small-minded tradition against broad-minded tolerance. Such notions are far from the truth.  Read more...

Christianity and the Soul of Europe - Christopher Dawson

And so too in Western Europe the tendency seems all towards the development of a purely secular type of culture which subordinates the whole of life to practical and economic ends. Nevertheless a civilization that fails to satisfy the needs of man's spiritual nature cannot be permanently successful...  Read more...

Christianity as the Soul of the West - Christopher Dawson

The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.  Read more...

Christianity Face to Face with Islam - Robert Louis Wilken

No event during the first millennium was more unexpected, more calamitous, and more consequential for Christianity than the rise of Islam.   Read more...

Christianity: Foundation of Western Success - Samuel Gregg

Modernity developed only in the West — in Europe and North America. Nowhere else did science and democracy arise; nowhere else was slavery outlawed. Only Westerners invented chimneys, musical scores, telescopes, eyeglasses, pianos, electric lights, aspirin, and soap.  Read more...

Christopher Dawson - Christ in History - GERALD J. RUSSELLO

Catholic historian Christopher Dawson (1889-1970) was probably the most penetrating student of the relationship of religion and culture who has ever written.  Read more...

Clash of civilizations: Battle of Lepanto revisited - Mary Jo Anderson

Today, Christians quietly recall the anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto, Oct. 7, 1571. On that date the forces of Islam battled the Holy League in a crucial engagement at Lepanto, the modern day Gulf of Corinth. The date assumes larger significance in light of recent struggles between the West and Islamic jihad.  Read more...

Columbus and the Origins of International Law - Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

When the four hundredth anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ discovery of America was observed in 1892, the atmosphere was one of celebration.   Read more...

Constantine’s mixed legacy - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Seventeen hundred years ago, Constantine looked up into the sky, and what he saw changed history.   Read more...

Counselors for the Defense - Robert Royal

In case you haven’t already noticed, for some years there has been a growing effort in diverse educational and cultural circles to paint Christian history as a blot on human existence. If you have been annoyed at some of the things that your children have been picking up in school, or have not known how to respond to criticisms of Christianity that seems wildly off-base do not miss Vincent Carroll and David Shiflett’s new book Christianity on Trial; Arguments Against Anti-Religious Bigotry. It is a comprehensive, systematic, and fair-minded examination of the facts, a truly remarkable achievement. Here is an excerpt from the introduction to the book and Robert Royal’s inspiring review.  Read more...

Created Equal: How Christianity Shaped The West - Dinesh D'Souza

Christianity is largely responsible for many of the principles and institutions that even secular people cherish -- chief among them equality and liberty.   Read more...

Crusade Myths - Thomas Madden

What is the real story of the Crusades? As you might imagine, it is a long story. But there are good histories, written in the last twenty years, that lay much of it out. For the moment, given the barrage of coverage that the Crusades are getting nowadays, it might be best to consider just what the Crusades were not. Here, then, are some of the most common myths and why they are wrong.   Read more...

Crusade Propaganda: The abuse of Christianity’s holy wars - Thomas F. Madden

The crusades are quite possibly the most misunderstood event in European history. Now put this down in your notebook, because it will be on the test: The crusades were in every way a defensive war. They were the West's belated response to the Muslim conquest of fully two-thirds of the Christian world.  Read more...

Crusading They Went: The deeds and Misdeeds of Our Spiritual Kin - John Derbyshire

In spirit and in values, though at an immense distance, the Crusaders were our kin. While not forgetting their many transgressions, we should weep for what they lost and remember with pride their few astonishing victories. Ville gagnée!  Read more...

Dawson’s Christendom and the Catholic Intellectual Life - Bradley J. Birzer

Although largely ignored in its day, Christopher Dawson's Christendom trilogy is the masterwork of one of the 20th century’s greatest thinkers.  Read more...

Dreaming of Charlemagne - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Tuesday January 28, 2014 marked the 12th centenary of the death of Charlemagne, who was buried on the same day he died, Jan. 28, 814, in the Kaiserdom — the imperial cathedral — of Aachen, just a short drive from Cologne, on the Belgian border.   Read more...

Due Process - Ronald J. Rychlak

"I thank Ronald Rychlak for picking up this challenge. We are all in his debt. He has made an enormous contribution to the healing of relations among Catholics and Jews, and to the possibility of discussing important parts of our mutual past in a factual and discriminating way." - Michael Novak  Read more...

Early Christianity - Father John A. Hardon

Christianity is unique in the history of world religions.   Read more...


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