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The battle of our century - Father Raymond J. de Souza

It is not a war between religions. It is a war within Islam that has lethal consequences for all those it touches.  New  Read more...

The Popes and Slavery—book review - Leonard A. Kennedy, C.S.B.

Catholics were guilty for centuries of having slaves or profiting from the slave trade in spite of the fact that the popes taught clearly and frequently the evil of slavery,"and even legislated severe ecclesiastical penalties for engaging in it.  Popular  Read more...

1942: No Longer on the Defensive - Father George W. Rutler

In the second week of October 1942, Stalingrad was still standing, if cruelly battered after 80 days of siege and starvation.   Read more...

800,000 Saved by Pius XII’s ‘Silence’ - DONALD DEMARCO

The 1963 play, "The Deputy" by Rolf Hochhuth, which presents Pope Pius XII’s silence during the holocaust as criminal, inhuman and cowardly, almost certainly generated the largest controversy in the history of drama.  Read more...

The Annotated Quotable Dawson - Christopher Dawson

Christopher Dawson, the greatest Catholic historian of the twentieth century, remains the final authority on the relation between religion and culture and is one of the most original thinkers of the modern era. The Annotated Quotable Dawson is a gateway to his work, offering the reader a glimpse of the astonishing breadth and depth of his learning and wisdom.   Read more...

When Hitler Took Austria: Introduction - Kurt & Janet von Schuschnigg

"When Hitler Took Austria is a crackling good story. I love stories of chases over the snowy mountains as dissidents heave strained frosty breaths trying to stay just ahead of the Gestapo they know is getting closer. And it is even better when it is a story of a hero for faith and human honor such as the son of the Austrian chancellor. If you want to understand how our present world came to be, don't miss this book." - Michael Novak  Read more...

A culture exposed - Mike Aquilina

We’ve ended up back where we started before the rise of Christianity.  Read more...

A declaration of tolerance - Mike Aquilina

In 313 Christians finally won their place in the ancient world with the Edict of Milan.   Read more...

A Double Take on Early Christianity - Mike Aquilina

Tracking the growth of Christianity 2,000 years ago is an ambitious undertaking for a sociologist. But Rodney Stark found it irresistible. Reading recent histories of early Christianity, he began to do some number-crunching. Soon, he says, it was a consuming "hobby." And, before long, he had written a best-selling book, The Rise of ChristianityRead more...

A Man for This Season, and All Seasons - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Why does Thomas More still matter? Why does he matter right now?   Read more...

A Necessary Bondage? When the Church Endorsed Slavery - T. David Curp

An important function of history, as opposed to antiquarianism, is to make the past intelligible to the present.  Read more...

A Noble Pope - Conrad Black

An interesting and important historical controversy now coming to a boil after stoking up for decades is the role of Pope Pius XII during the Nazi atrocities of the Second World War.   Read more...

A Review of Stephen Greenblatt's The Swerve - Father Robert Barron

The story of modernity’s rise is much more complex and finally much more interesting than the one told by Stephen Greenblatt, and it is altogether possible to celebrate the legitimate achievements of modern culture without knocking down a straw-man version of Catholicism  Read more...

A Righteous Gentile: Pope Pius XII and the Jews - Rabbi David G. Dalin

A new authentically Jewish history of Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust needs to be written in order to help bring some long-overdue recognition to this "righteous gentile," a man whose legacy is as one of the century's great friends of the Jewish people.  Read more...

Ah, Youth: When the Church Was Young - Mike Aquilina

The Church Fathers had a distinctive approach to youth ministry. I discovered it in the course of an afternoon's research.  Read more...

Another Black Legend, Down the Chute - George Weigel

The Thirty Years War looms large in the contemporary secularist imagination.   Read more...

Anti-Catholic junk history - Gerald Warner

Britain remains marinated in anti-Catholic mythology as a consequence of centuries of relentless propaganda by establishment interest groups.  Read more...

Atheism, not religion, is the real force behind the mass murders of history - Dinesh D'Souza

In recent months, a spate of atheist books have argued that religion represents, as End of Faith author Sam Harris puts it, "the most potent source of human conflict, past and present."  Read more...

Back to History: Returning Students Have New Textbook - Tim Drake

When students return to school this year, some will have a new resource that has not been available for more than 35 years — a modern, full-color, authentically Catholic history textbook.  Read more...

Back to the Beginning: A Brief Introduction to the Ancient Catholic Church - George Sim Johnston

The culture is now flooded with bogus scholarship whose main purpose is to put Christianity — and especially orthodox Catholicism — on the defensive.   Read more...

Belloc’s Infamous Phrase - Father James V. Schall, S. J.

No phrase by a Catholic has been more excoriated than that of Hilaire Belloc: "Europe is the faith and the faith is Europe." (1924)  Read more...

Beyond the Myth of The Inquisition: Ours Is "The Golden Age - FR. BRIAN VAN HOVE S.J.

In his scholarly and thorough review of how different historians have handled the subject of the Inquisition Father Van Hove has given us a richly referenced article well suited for serious upper level papers.  Read more...

Blaming the Wartime Pope - KENNETH L. WOODWARD

During the second world war, Pope Pius XII was lauded for his singular efforts to halt the carnage, writes Newsweek’s Kenneth Woodward. And for years after, he was praised for the church's efforts in saving an estimated 700,000 Jews from the Nazi death camps—mainly by issuing false baptismal certificates to Jews, disguising some in cassocks and hiding others in cloistered monasteries and convents.  Read more...

Born for Happiness and Misery: King George III - Father George W. Rutler

In the splendid biographies of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow the leitmotif that bursts into a glorious finale is that Washington truly was one of the noblest of men and Hamilton, in some ways the son that Washington never had, was a stunning genius and no less entertaining as a character.  Read more...

British Abolition's Faith-Based Roots - Joseph Loconte

In the fierce struggles of the 19th century to abolish slavery, Abraham Lincoln remains the mythic American champion. In Britain, however, that honor belongs to William Wilberforce, the Christian activist and member of Parliament who thundered against the slave trade for 20 years.  Read more...


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