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Four Myths about the Crusades - Paul Crawford

From presidential speeches to role-playing games, the crusades are depicted as a deplorably violent episode in which thuggish Westerners trundled off, unprovoked, to murder and pillage peace-loving, sophisticated Muslims.   Read more...

Francisco Suarez (1548-1617) - Acton Institute

"...if a legitimate prince governs tyrannically and no other means of self-defence can be found than the expulsion and deposition of the king, then the people, acting as a whole...may depose him."  Read more...

From religious roots, the birth of social conscience - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Two centuries ago tomorrow, the British Parliament passed An Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade.  Read more...

From Robespierre to al-Qa’eda: categorical extermination - Paul Johnson

An intellectual is someone who thinks ideas matter more than people.  Read more...

Good Pope, Bad Pope: Their Lives, Our Lessons - Mike Aquilina

The popes whose stories you'll read here show us how Christ kept his promise to his bride, the Church, not only in her health but also in her sickness. That's why, even in its darkest moments, the story of the papacy is a story of triumph. And that's why it's worth knowing these twelve popes.  Read more...

Guilt trip, writ large - Robert Fulford

All the world knows what causes great global problems. It's the West, meaning the United States, Europe, the countries that inherited British politics and of course Israel.  Read more...

Henry VIII, 500 Years Later - Edward Pentin

King Henry VIII may have lived five centuries ago, but he remains much in the news. Three leading English historians were asked to put Henry’s actions into proper perspective.  Read more...

Hitler's Pope? - DONALD DEVINE

After Pope John Paul II’s successful journey to the Holy Land — including nearly unanimous praise from the Jewish community, many are questioning whether it is worth the firestorm to declare Eugenio Pacelli, Pope Pius XII, a saint.  Read more...

Honoring Christopher Columbus - WARREN H. CARROLL

Columbus was a flawed hero — as all men are flawed, including heroes — and his flaws are of a kind particularly offensive to today's culture. But he was nevertheless a hero, achieving in a manner unequalled in the history of exploration and the sea, changing history forever.  Read more...

How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and the Success of the West - Rodney Stark

Christian faith in reason and in progress was the foundation on which Western success was achieved.  Read more...

How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization - Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

From the role of the monks to art and architecture, from the university to Western law, from science to charitable work, from international law to economics, How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization delves into just how indebted we are as a civilization to the Catholic Church, whether we realize it or not.   Read more...

Impressionable Minds: Teaching Politically Correct History - Tom O’Brien

Moderate as well as conservative historians have come to the conclusion that convergence theory and PC history have some serious problems.   Read more...

Inquisition - JAMES HITCHCOCK

The subject of the Inquisition illustrates one of the paradoxes of the "information age"—the availability of accurate information on a subject by no means guarantees that such information will affect public perceptions.  Read more...

Is the Church too Western? - Christopher Dawson

It is impossible for us to understand the Church if we regard her as subject to the limitations of human culture. For she is essentially a supernatural organism which transcends human cultures and transforms them to her own ends.  Read more...

Islam and the Crusades - Ibn Warraq

It's commonly believed today that modern Muslims have inherited from their medieval ancestors memories of crusader violence and destruction. But nothing could be further from the truth.   Read more...

Islam and the West: A Conversation with Bernard Lewis - Bernard Lewis

Bernard Lewis has often been described as the West's greatest historian and interpreter of Islam. At a Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life held on April 27 in Washington, D.C., Professor Lewis, in a wide ranging discussion with an assemblage of American writers and thinkers, gives his views of current and future prospects for the West's relationship with Islam.   Read more...

Islam’s Imperial Dreams - Efraim Karsh

Today as in the past, Islamic political ambitions are less a reaction to Western encroachments than an imperative driven by history and faith.  Read more...

Jerusalem's Rational God - Rodney Stark

Modernity developed only in the West — in Europe and North America.  Nowhere else did science and democracy arise; nowhere else was slavery outlawed.  The question is, Why?  The answer — at least the most important answer to that question — is Christianity.  Read more...

June 1979—The Nine Days of John Paul II - George Weigel

America's premier Cold War historian, John Lewis Gaddis of Yale, is not ambiguous in his judgment that "When John Paul II kissed the ground at the Warsaw airport on June 2, 1979, he began the process by which communism in Poland -- and ultimately everywhere -- would come to an end."   Read more...

Krakow on guard - Father Raymond J. de Souza

To visit Krakow’s tombs is to realize how often Poland has been on the front lines protecting Europe’s liberty.  Read more...

Light to the Nations: Reclaiming the Catholic Historical Imagination - ROLLIN A. LASSETER

The study of history in Catholic schools awaits restoration to its proper role and emphasis, anchoring the present to the past and allowing young people to take their stand with the good and the noble of all ages.  Read more...

Monasteries and Madrassas: Five Myths About Christianity, Islam, and the Middle Ages - H.W. Crocker III

Does Islam need a Reformation? Not unless you think it would benefit from additional dollops of Puritanism; further encouragement to smash altars, stained glass, and other forms of “idolatry”; prodding to ban riotous celebrations like Christmas and Easter; and support for fundamentalist Islamic schools that insist on sola Korana and sola Sunnah.  Read more...

More Cautionary Horror Shows - Edward Short

Michael Burleigh is a brilliant historian whose history of the clash between religion and politics should not be missed.   Read more...

Most Of Rome’s Jews Were Saved From Hitler’s ‘Final Solution’ - L’Osservatore Romano

The following is a translation of an interview that Mr. Nikolaus Kunkel, a witness to Pius XII’s actions to save Roman Jews during the Second World War, gave to the German Catholic News Agency (KNA) on November 7, 2000.  Read more...

Nazi Policy and the Catholic Church - KAROL JOZEF GAJEWSKI

Though Hitler felt a particular urgency — and hatred — when dealing with Jews and Communists, he viewed the Catholic Church as a pernicious opponent, a deeply-entrenched threat that must be controlled and eventually uprooted from German life in order to establish his promised Thousand-Year-Reich.  Read more...


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