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The Catholic Church - Christopher Dawson

The religion which was destined to conquer the Roman Empire and to become permanently identified with the life of the West was indeed of purely oriental origin and had no roots in the European past or in the traditions of classical civilisation.  Read more...

The Catholic Church in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries - Fr. Robert J. Fox

The world — in transition intellectually and culturally and therefore spiritually — has been blessed in the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries with very holy popes.  Read more...

The Catholic Church: A global force for good - Ambassador Francis Rooney

In an excerpt from his new book, a former Vatican ambassador writes that scandals that plague the Church must not obscure the immense amount of good it has done, is doing, and always will do.  Read more...

The Catholic Origins of Manliness - Michael P. Foley

In his fascinating book Manliness, Harvey Mansfield identifies Achilles as a paragon of virility.  Read more...

The Christian Origins of Modern Science - James Hannam

There has been no great conflict between science and religion: on the contrary, Christianity was an essential factor in the rise of modern science.  Read more...

The Christian Story and the World's Story - George Weigel

In A Short World History of Christianity, Robert Bruce Mullin offers us, not a theological interpretation of history but a concise narrative of the Church's life in the world -- the Church's life between "Redemption" and "the Kingdom of God."   Read more...

The Christianizing of the ancient world - Mike Aquilina

To assess the challenges of re-Christianizing the West, MercatorNet interviewed Mike Aquilina about the challenges of its first three centuries.    Read more...

The Church and the Jews in the Middle Ages - Thomas F. Madden

We might well wish that the relationship between the medieval Catholic Church and the Jews had been better, friendlier, more modern. But it was not modern, nor should we expect it to be. It was, however, a relationship marked by mutual respect and a remarkable degree of tolerance in an age that knew little of either.  Read more...

The Cold War Pope - Mary Eberstadt

Alexander Solzhenitsyn was almost alone in the West in grasping immediately the shattering historical significance of Wojtyla's election. Upon hearing of it, he threw out his arms and exclaimed, "It's a miracle! It's the first positive event since World War I, and it's going to change the face of the world!"  Read more...

The Coptic condition - Barbara Kay

Egyptian Christians are learning what Jews have long known: For unpopular minorities, 'democracy' is often a lot more dangerous than dictatorship.  Read more...

The Crescent and the Scimitar - Christian C. Sahner

Standing on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in what is modern-day Morocco, the Arab general Uqba must have felt a mixture of exultation and disappointment.  Read more...

The Crusades - Paul Crawford

This article presents an overview of the Crusades.  Read more...

The Crusades - Anne Carroll

This history and apologetic for the Crusades is suitable for junior or senior high school social studies or history students.  Read more...

The Crusades and Their Critics - James Hitchcock

While it has become customary to view the Crusades as a historical aberration, they can also be viewed as an important factor in the formation of the Christian West. Many of those who condemn the Crusades fully understand this and wish that the Muslims had conquered Europe and aborted the rise of Christendom.  Read more...

The Death of Scotland's Queen - John Lingard

Her step was firm, and her countenance cheerful.  Read more...

The Devil's Advocate - WILLIAM D. RUBINSTEIN

As Pius XII, Eugenio Pacelli was the most controversial of modern Popes. Regarded during his lifetime as truly a prince among men, since his death he has been subject to endless debate, criticism, and defense, especially for his alleged “silence” during the Nazi genocide against the Jews.  Read more...

The Division of Christendom and its Consequences - Christopher Dawson

In the 16th century religion came to be regarded as one among a number of competing interests — a limited department of life, which had no jurisdiction over the rest. And as it lost its universal authority, it lost its universal vision; it became sectionalized and rationalized with the rest of European life.  Read more...

The Early Church: How Christians elevated culture - Anthony Esolen

What did the Christians cherish from the pagan traditions, and what did they change?  Read more...

The Fall of Rome: Season Two - Gerard J. Russello

What was perhaps the most pro-Christian show on television did not have a single Christian character in it — and there was no way it could have.  Read more...

The French Revolution and the Church - George J. Marlin

Today, July 14, is Bastille Day, the commemoration of the revolution that brought down France's Ancien Régime and led to the establishment of a new order that promised to totally refashion society  Read more...

The God That Did Not Fail - Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput

The God That Did Not Fail is one of the best books I’ve read in years — important, absorbing and very well informed.  Read more...

The Heritage of Western Civilization - Cardinal George Pell

Cardinal Pell reminds us that the heritage of Western Civilization comes from its uniquely Christian character.  Read more...

The Inquisition - FR. WILLIAM G. MOST

This topic is a favorite for attacking the Church. We need to remember two things: 1) Actions are not the same as teachings. 2) The abuses were much less than most people think.  Read more...

The Martyr's Cup - Mike Aquilina

The early Christians give us the signs of the Christian life: The Eucharist celebrated and lives poured out.  Read more...

The Myth of the Spanish Inquisition - Ellen Rice

The 1994 BBC/A&E production, "The Myth of the Spanish Inquisition" exposes the common understanding that the Inquisition was a vast pogrom of non Catholics as largely the creation of Protestant propaganda.  Read more...


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