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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...

The Outlook for Christian Culture - Christopher Dawson

In spite of the increasing secularization of culture both in the West and in the world at large, I feel that the outlook for Christian culture is brighter than it has been for a considerable time — perhaps even two hundred and fifty years.  Read more...

The Papacy and the Modern World - Christopher Dawson

The Popes of the twentieth century have been called to rule the Church in an age of revolutionary change when one catastrophe has followed upon another, when the old landmarks have been submerged by the flood of change and the old rules of tradition and precedent no longer avail.   Read more...

The Patriarchal Family in History - Christopher Dawson

The family is not a product of culture; it is, as Malinowski shows, “the starting point of all human organization” and “the cradle of nascent culture.”  Read more...

The plot to kill the Pope - John O’Sullivan

This May will mark the 25 th anniversary of the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II. It took place on May 13, 1981 in St. Peter’s Square in Rome. Only a few weeks earlier, on March 30, Ronald Reagan had survived an attempted assassination in Washington.  Read more...

The Real History of the Crusades - Thomas F. Madden

The crusades are quite possibly the most misunderstood event in European history. Most of what passes for public knowledge about it is either misleading or just plain wrong  Read more...

The Relevance of Christopher Dawson – Book Review - Gerald J. Russello

"Progress and Religion" was perhaps the most influential of Christopher Dawson’s many influential books. Anthropology, sociology, philosophy, religion, and history formed the backdrop for the key idea that religion is the soul of a culture and that a society or culture which has lost its spiritual roots is a dying culture. To Dawson, a return to the Christian culture that had formed Western civilization was the only remedy for a world adrift.  Read more...

The Rights of Man - Christopher Dawson

In the victory of the American Revolution European liberals saw the justification of their ideals and the realization of their hopes. It turned the current of the Enlightenment in a political direction and infused a revolutionary purpose into the democratic idealism of Rousseau.  Read more...

The Road to Modernity - JAMES HITCHCOCK

Western Civilization is chiefly the product of a dynamic mixture of two elements—the Judaeo-Christian religious tradition and the tradition of rational investigation and artistic creativity coming down from the Greeks.  Read more...

The Roots of Muslim Rage - Bernard Lewis

Why do so many Muslims deeply resent the West, and why their bitterness will not easily be mollified.  Read more...

The Secularization of the West - James Hitchcock

The great religious upheaval of the sixteenth century contributed to the long-term decline of religion and the rise of secularism in the West, although few of the participants could have foreseen this at the time.  Read more...

The Spanish Inquisition: Fact Versus Fiction - FR. MARVIN R. O'CONNELL

Fr. Marvin R. O'Connell convincingly undoes the Black Legend and reveals the historical reality of the Spanish Inquisition.  Read more...

The Stages of World Religion - part 1 - Christopher Dawson

Christopher Dawson outlines the first three of seven stages in the development of religion: the Primitive, the Neolithic, and Archaic Culture ReligionRead more...

The Stages of World Religion - part 2 - Christopher Dawson

Christopher Dawson outlines stage 4, "The Development of the Higher Religions" and the first part of stage 5, "Divided Course of Development in East and West" in his seven part system explaining the development of religion.  Read more...

The Stages of World Religion — part 3 - Christopher Dawson

In this continuation of selections from Christopher Dawson illustrating The Stages of World Religion, we present the second part of Stage V. This deals with the way in which the Hebraic monotheism of the Old Testament found its fulfillment in Christianity — and how it also was a factor in the rise of Islam.  Read more...

The Stages of World Religion — part 4 - Christopher Dawson

This concluding section of The Stages of World Religion, as shown in the different books of Christopher Dawson, deals with Stages VI and VII, the period from the Renaissance and the Reformation down to the 20th century. Because of the breakup of the Catholic synthesis which had brought the Hellenic and Hebraic traditions together in a common unity, the culture of the West is now vulnerable to the invasion of alternative syntheses of thought and culture.  Read more...

The Suffering Pope Succeeded by "Star Out of Poland" - Rev. Robert J. Fox

The passing of Pope Paul VI, who was rapidly succeeded by two popes within two months, not only focused the attention of the world on the importance of the papacy but indicated that the "style" of the papacy was changing.  Read more...

The Taliban: A brief story - Clifford D. May

For eight years, NATO forces and their local allies have been battling Taliban militia and terrorists. But who are the Taliban, exactly?   Read more...

The Truth About the Spanish Inquisition - Thomas F. Madden

Because it was both professional and efficient, the Spanish Inquisition kept very good records.   Read more...

The Vatican and Westminster: June 7-8, 1982 - Paul Kengor

On Monday, June 7, 1982 Ronald Reagan was in Rome. He was there as part of a brief trip to Europe. It was a straightforward trip lacking many stops, but in its simplicity, it contained unparalleled steps in the rhetorical and symbolic war against the Soviet Union.  Read more...

The View from Rome - Robert Royal

As you follow the Conclave, wherever you find yourself, consider whether Macaulay or an American undergraduate is a better guide to the papacy.  Read more...

The Vision of Christopher Dawson - Araceli Duque

Christopher H. Dawson has been called "the greatest English-speaking Catholic historian of the twentieth century." Despite this, most of his books have been out of print for decades now, and graduate students today are ignorant of his work.  Read more...


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