The November/December 2015 Mancipia is now posted (scroll down for PDF). Back issues of this newsletter are linked from our downloads page. If you would like to receive our bi-monthly newsletter via U.S. mail, please sign up to... More →
It is early morning. I am in my favorite chair sipping coffee hoping that the morning fog enveloping my mind will soon wear off. My wife’s whirlwind of activity continues but I can’t stir until the... More →
A young American male traveling in Spain in the early 1960s, as I was and did, would notice that women did not sunbathe topless on the country’s beaches the way many did on the French Riviera. There weren’t... More →
“A Father’s Fight for Faith and Family” For more information, see the website of The Oratory of Saints Philomena and Cecilia. Friday Evening, December 4th Pre-Conference 7:30 to 9:00... More →Now, Be Nice
Monsignor Pope takes a break from his usual meditations on the gospel to give us a light little diversion into the world of language, specifically words that have changed their... More →Can the Souls in Purgatory Pray for Us?
As we pray this month for the holy souls in purgatory a question may arise: Can the souls in purgatory pray for us — and do they? This is... More →Roberto de Mattei on Liberal Westerners Not Getting the Paris Massacres
Professor de Mattei condemns the foolish maneuvers of liberal Western powers (the U.S., France, etc.) in causing the Paris massacres of 13 November, 2015. Included in the historian’s denunciation... More →Column Archives
In the year 711, the Visigothic Kingdom of Spain fell to the invading Umayyad Muslim forces. This was due to the fateful victory of the Berber commander Ṭāriq ibn Ziyad, over Visigothic forces in the Battle of Guadalete. Spain’s monarch, King Rodrigo, was either killed in that battle or perhaps escaped to what is now Portugal. Either way, his... More →
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