John Rao Black Legends and the Light of the World (Forest Lake, MN, Remnant Press, 2011) ISBN: 1-890740-17-9 Dr. John C. Rao, D. Phil., Oxford, is Associate Professor of History at St. John’s University and director of the Roman Forum. … Continue reading
Christopher Check has an enthusiastic review of “For Greater Glory” on the Crisis Magazine site. He has one major criticism of the film: its anachronistic talk of religious freedom. I think the lesson that Mr. Check offers here as an … Continue reading
I went to see the movie yesterday, in Worcester, Massachusetts, at 1:00. I shall never forget it and will see it again, to be sure. Perhaps it was because of the noon showing that so few people were there, eight … Continue reading
What do you imagine when you hear the word “Gypsy?” As a child growing up in New Orleans, my earliest memory of “Gypsy” was going to Mardi Gras dressed up as one — or at least my mother’s idea of … Continue reading
Interesting blog hereabout a column by historian William Pfaff on Americas Mid-East foreign policy. The article appeared in the International Herald Tribune on May 29, 2012, titled America’s Wars: “Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan — and Islam.” William Pfaff has written another … Continue reading
The controversial Roberto De Mattei, who authored a significant volume on the history of Vatican II, has raised the ire of Italian progressivists with some straightforward comments on homosexuality. He claims that the corrosive influence of homosexuality led to the … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Writing in the International Geology Review, three scientists who have examined seismic data say that they believe that the date of Jesus’ crucifixion was Friday, April 3, in the year 33. Read more here with links.
The biggest problem with Separation of Church and State is not that it is wrong, but that it does not and cannot exist. So long as every living man is made up of body and soul, God and Caesar will … Continue reading
CatholicOnline: “This is an international story for the world,” said Academy Award® nominee Andy Garcia, who headlines an international cast in FOR GREATER GLORY. “It’s a story that needs to be told.” Garcia plays General Gorostieta, the retired military man … Continue reading
These six martyrs were canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2000. The martyrdom of Father Jose Maria Robles Hurtado is highlighted in the movie For Greater Glory, the story of the Cristeros heroic resistance to the anti-clerical, masonic-supported persecution … Continue reading
Joseph Pearce recalls the extraordinary life of Roy Campbell, who hid St John of the Cross’s letters from anticlerical Spanish militiamen. As you read Pierce’s piece, recall that here in the good old U S of A, people were led … Continue reading
Haartz.com: An Israeli archaeologist says he has found the site of a Sixth Century miracle documented by the Byzantine historian Procopius of Caesarea. Full report here.
CNA: The much anticipated movie “Cristiada,” which recounts the story of the Cristero war in Mexico during the religious persecution of the 1920s, was released in Mexico on April 20. “This movie is not only going to be entertaining, it … Continue reading
As noticed in our last instalment, the Holy See under the last several Pontiffs has chosen to collaborate with the United Nations in a number of areas, apparently in hopes that “creative engagement” may guide that body in better directions … Continue reading